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I'm trying very hard to be completely chemical free in the garden this year. I read an article at a website that you can use Pepper Vinegar to spray on your plants - this will keep the bugs away. Unfortunately there wasn't a recipe. So, I got out the vinegar (distilled white since I figured Apple Cider was too tasty and might actually attract the bugs....) - poured in about half a cup of crushed red pepper - boiled and steeped it like tea. Next day I marched out to the garden and sprayed most of it with this new natural insect repellent. By 3pm my garden looked like a blight hit. Most of the leaves on all the plants were burned and gnarley looking. I wanted to cry.<br><br><br><br>
I think they might bounce back, but I know I'll never get the yield I would have. That's okay though - I'm doing this for pleasure not for # of produce per square foot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Hard lesson learned though.
 

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That stinks! I have only tried the vinegaronly solution on weeds. and it really seems to work on some of them.<br><br>
Ive used a red peppers spray that is sold in a bottle at the nursery/home depot. I dont know if it was very effective though.<br><br>
Maybe I will try again this year.
 

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Ouch!<br><br><br><br>
Did you use pure vinegar? It would be way too acidic and burn your plants. I think you'd need to dilute it quite a bit...<br><br><br><br>
Let's hope they bounce back! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I use cheap white vinegar as a weed killer in some areas of my brick walkway, so I can imagine that it did a number on your plants. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 
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