Sunday Savers – Quick Spray to Save Summer Veggies

June 27th, 2010

Don’t get me wrong. I like bunnies. I think they’re adorable. Chipmunks, sure. I like Alvin. We even have a cute name for groundhogs in our house…”wigglebutts” because of how their bodies scurry in one direction but their butts seem to move independently.

That being said, when I went outside the other day to pick some mint for dinner, and I saw what these furry little lovemuffins had done to our broccoli and cauliflower plants. Let’s just say…

Organic gardeners make this amazing rabbit repellent using a combination of mint, garlic, and eggs. It’s natural and safe to use on vegetables even up to the day you harvest your bounty.

I also thought what a great idea, instead of using harsh chemicals to save my food, how about using food to save my food. Makes sense, doesn’t it. The garlic and mint act as a taste deterrent, and the animal proteins are repellent to herbivores like rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels.

Anti-bunny Vegetable Spray

1 cup of chopped fresh mint leaves

1 head of garlic

6 eggs in a blender

Put into a blender. Spray affected plants until leaves are dripping.

This is post part of the Healthy Child Blog Carnival – an effort by Healthy Child Healthy World to help inspire a movement to protect children from harmful chemicals.

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9 Responses to “Sunday Savers – Quick Spray to Save Summer Veggies”

  1. kerry says:

    thanks for the recipe, I will for sure try it. We have found a product called Liguid Fence that has (knock on wood) worked for us for the last few years but always switching it up is good too. The damn chipmunks eat all my strawberries every year- maybe I will try this one!

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  4. Jessica Anne says:

    Great recipe. Found your blog at Healthy Child Healthy World.

  5. Aww I wish I read this before a “wigglebutt” ate my veggies :( . At least I’ll know for next time! ;)

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  7. Thanks for sharing! We don’t have a rabbit or chipmunk problem here. I also don’t think I have seen any squirrels bother our garden. But it is a great recipe to have on hand! I know a lot of organic gardeners. ;) (Visiting from the blog carnival.)

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