Mar 19, 2020

Easy way to make Organic pesticide for your Vegetable Garden in 2021

Are you worried about insects killing your home vegetable garden? Pests are small insects that affect your plant and inhibit their growth and their capabilities to produce fruits or flowers. These small pests can attack your entire garden if unnoticed. These pests are nightmares to every gardener.

The most common pest are Aphids, bugs, beetles, moth, scale insects, whitefly, spider mites, Thrips. Here are 5 ways to remove the pest or insects from your garden.




  1. The Neem Potion
  2. The Golden mix
  3. The Aloe Gel
  4. The Garlic paste

The Neem Potion

Neem has a strong smell and is known to repel insects and pests. Azadirachtin compound is the main component found in Neem. Azadirachtin inhibit or reduce their growth and their ability to lay eggs. The strong odor of Neem is also known to repel insects.
Neem pesticide

How to Use

Any of the below methods can be used to control pests.
  1. Crush the Neem leaves (~25 to 50 gram) and extract the juice of Neem. Mix the extracted Neem juice in 1liter of water. Spray the exacted juice to plants. (or)
  2. Boil the neem leaves in 1 liter of water. Boil until the color of the leaf has disappeared. Strain the liquid and allow it to cool. Spray the extract to your plants. (or)
  3. As an alternative Neem oil can be used if Neem leaves are not available. Mix a few drops of Neem oil extract and mix vigorously. Spray the extract.
Keep the extracted solution overnight for better results.

The Golden Potion

Ginger has a pungent aroma which the insects dislike. Ginger contains a main component called Zingeron keton which acts as an antifeedant and disrupts insect growth in plants. They are active against most of the pathogens. Garlic is a cheap and Best pesticide available. Chilli can also be used as an insecticide as they have antifeedant and repels insect.
Ginger Garlic Chilli pesticide

How to use

  • Mix equal quantities of ginger, garlic, and chili. It's better to use ripe chili - include seeds and skin of the chili while grinding. Grind it into a fine paste.
  • Strain the liquid and mix in 1 to 2 liters of water and spray it into your garden
Keeping the strained solution overnight would have a greater effect. Apply this once in 15 days regularly. 

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The Aloe gel

Aloe vera contains Aloin which has antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties and was found to be efficient in preventing insects.

aloe vera as pesticide

How to use

  • Cut the Aloe vera in small slices.
  • Place the aloe vera slices in a liter of water and store them in dark for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Filter the extract and spray once in 15 to 20 days to remove the pest from destroying your garden.
Another easy way is to intercrop Aloe vera among the planted crops. Aloe vera are very hardy plants and growing them in your garden would only be beneficial for you as there are many home applications. Aloe vera is good for your skin, hair and also known to remove the scar blemishes when applied regularly.

An interesting fact about a village "Piplantri" in Rajasthan where it is a custom to grow 111 plants when a girl child is born. The entire village looks after the planted saplings like their own child. They ensure the plants grow with the child and do not neglect to care for the plants. By doing they provide their offspring with a fresh environment free from pollution.

The community people of the Piplantri village also protect the trees by planting Aloe vera all around the tree to avoid the invasion of pests and termites from attacking the plants. This is the best example of  Aloe vera being used on a wide basis for preventing pests and termites.

Also they are making the fullest utilization of it by making the organic products available from the trees and Aloe vera. This genuine act also pays a good source of income. All this had started when Shyam Sundar Paliwal, the village chief planted 111 trees in honor of his daughter when she passed away at a very young age. Though the custom continues to honor the birth of a girl child when she is born.

The Garlic Paste

Garlic is one of the best organic pesticides available, economical, beneficial, and easy to prepare. Some of the insects don't like the strong pungent aroma of the garlic. Hence would prevent the areas sprayed.


How to use

  • Take 150 to 200 grams of Garlic cloves and crush them well in a mixer or by using a mortar and pestle. Remove the skin of the garlic cloves before grinding.
  • Mix them in one to two cups of water.
  • The garlic water mix will not last long. It's better to use them after preparation. They lose their strong aroma and potency when stored for a long time.
  • Apply this concoction once in a while regularly till you do not see the pestering bugs.
Another alternative is to intercrop garlic with your plants to be harvested. This can reduce the invasion of pests and insects.

Only a few of the above methods would work well for your garden. Depending on the type, severity of infestation. The time taken to free the plants from insects would not be a one time job. Since all the products used are organic they might need two to three rounds of medication. Also, you would have to find out which work the best for your plants.

Apply one of the above methods once in 15 days alternatively. Ensure to apply the spray on the back of the leaves as well. 

Other precautions

  • Proper spacing between plants would help in avoiding or transmitting the infestation.
  • Intercropping the plants or trees with plants like Aloe vera or garlic would be beneficial
  • Force water spraying can also be tried if the infestation is minimal.
  • Control the weeds growing in your garden.
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Happy Gardening!


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