We're an ordinary family, complete with picky eaters, budget concerns, and time management issues. But to prove that "eating local" works - even for busy families in cooler climates - we're trading Chick-Fil-A and goldfish crackers for grassfed meat and local produce. Join our adventure in learning to eat (sort of) sustainably for the summer!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Aphid control?

I wanted to save this idea, so I'm sticking it here in case anyone else is interested:

"Aphids don't like hot peppers, so grow a few extra.  If you have aphids, put 2 whole 'Serrano' peppers and one peeled garlic clove into a blender with 2-4 cups of water.  Blend well, and spray infested plants with the mixture.  If you don't have fresh peppers, cayenne boiled with garlic will make an effective 'anti-aphid' tea."
- from a little piece of earth by Maria Finn, 2010, by Universe Publishing
(I was going to add a photo of aphids here, but they gross me out too much.  Hate those little suckers!)

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