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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Why Bugs Are Taking Over The Garden This Winter

Since the warm summer weather has continued for so long, it has allowed for winter gardens to be plagued with an increased number of insects that are usually dormant till spring. Cornell University is reporting “Pests and diseases that were held in check by the cold may become more of a problem. Life cycles of beneficial insects may get out of sync with the pests they help control.” However, there is no need to give up hope for your year round gardens! For do-it-yourself gardener's, this easy to make spray can save your harvest this winter season.


  • Spray bottle
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Pot
  • Cheese cloth
  • Garlic
  • 1 Gallon water


  • Cut jalapeno in half
  • Cut garlic in half
  • Add Ingredients to pot with water
  • Bring to a boil and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Strain pot contents with cheese cloth or really small strainer
  • Put into spray bottle

Warning: do not rub eyes after cutting jalepeno. Do not breath in the spray. Wash hands after use.

For more information about seasonal bugs, contact Courtney at 321-759-6109 or Teresea at 321-759-6110.  Garden Easy helps residents of Brevard and Indian River Counties build, plant, maintain, and harvest their organic raised gardens or edible yards.