Kitchen Gardener

May 9, 2017

If you’re a gardener, or just looking for ways to control pests around your home, there’s one place where you can find a number of items you may not have thought of.  There’s no need to purchase caustic ant killers, just boil a large pot of water and pour it over the ant mound.  Be sure you have enough to cover the entire pile.  

Create your own Japanese beetle trap with a bucket, water, a brick and a can of fruit cocktail.  Leave the fruit cocktail open on your window sill for a few days to let it ferment, then place the fruit cocktail on the brick in the bucket.  Fill with water to the rim of the can of fruit.  The beetles will be attracted to the fruit, and then drown in the water.  Use coffee grounds around your plants to naturally deter slugs and snails and encourage earth worms.  Your kitchen is full of chemical free ways to help you keep your garden healthy!