What is a natural way to keep bugs off my tomato plant?
get some hot peppers, the hotter the better, say cayenne or hungarian yellow and soak them, or cook them in water. Make up a solution in a spray bottle and hit your plants with it. I have also heard of people sprinkling the red pepper powder on the plants but this seems pretty expensive with the price of spices. If you have the time, you can also hand pick the bugs off and make sure that you can check the underside of the leaves for any eggs that are left, and be sure to destroy these too. Bacillus thuringienses or B.t. is an organic compound used to kill the caterpillars that are most likely munching out on your tomatoes. It is sold under the name Biotrol or Dipel. here is some more information on homemade bugicides. http://www.cdcg.org/pests.html Natural enemies of bad bugs are easy to attract to your garden, or can be purchased and released early in the season. Perennial beds with flowering plants will attract ladybugs, pra