This year I have the most adorable little Victory Garden in the corner of the backyard. My friend and neighbor Dewey has made me a gate to hang so I don't have to step over the chicken wire set up around the garden to keep the dogs out. I'll post photos as soon as that project is complete.
Until then I'm attempting to fight the other critters that would like to make a meal out of the garden. Most of the cute critters are kept at bay by my 2 dogs and one cat. So the pesky problem really lies with a variety of insect pests. My friend and neighbor Laine shared with me her recipe for nearly organic bug repeller and so far, it's working. The only trouble is with the rain we've had in the past week, I'm sure its washed away and needs to be reapplied.
Reserving the jalapeno particles for the compost heap. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil and a few drops of dishwashing detergent. DO NOT add this before you puree the jalapenos or you will have a soapy mess to clean up.