No more mosquito bites!!!

Hello garden gals and guys! So, of course, I have a little video for you about my garden but I wanted to share something else with you too. It's summer, and that means mosquitoes. I have never enjoyed the idea of spraying myself with any sprays that have DEET, and some of the other repellents with no DEET had other ingredients that were questionable.

After reading an article from the CDC stating that lemon eucalyptus oil is as effective as DEET (you can read the article here), I decided to give this product a try:



I bought it at WalMart and it was about four bucks. I sprayed it on my arms and legs and went into my garden where mosquitoes love to attack me (they love my tomato plants for some reason). I sat and watched as the mosquitoes gathered around my legs. They flew around my legs and then flew away! Not. One. Bite. I was amazed. 

Other products I've tried, still left me getting a bite or two..but not this stuff.

Now, I will tell you that it does have a STRONG smell...not unpleasant...just strong. So definitely spray it on outside. So there you have it, a natural way to keep from getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

Now on to the garden. I pulled out my collard plants since they're growth slowed, and put in some corn. I haven't grown corn in years, but since the plants were on sale I figured I'd give it another shot. Here's a little video for you:



I'm anxious to see how it grows. So that's all for now garden gals and guys. How's your garden growing?

Until next time...

Happy gardening!


Comments

  1. Another great video and I will buy the mosquito stuff. Thanks

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  2. Will try the mosquito spray.I get bit every time I'm in the garden.
    your videos are always so informative .Enjoy watching them
    Good luck on with the corn
    Anna

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  3. Will try the mosquito spray.I get bit every time I'm in the garden.
    your videos are always so informative .Enjoy watching them
    Good luck on with the corn
    Anna

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  4. Thanks for sharing the DEET free mosquito spray; I get covered in bites (Brits are apparenltly deliciouis to mozzies here in UT) and I have a bad reaction to mosquito bites so I will definitely have to try this one out since I'm getting more reluctant to lathering myself in DEET constantly (it just can't be good for you down the road!). Great video and I hope the corn goes well I'm keen to see how well the container corn goes.

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    1. I have very bad reactions to mosquito bites too! That's why I was SO impressed by how well this worked. I mean, I literally watched them fly near me and then fly away. I'm glad you liked the video! I am anxious to see how the corn works out too. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you come back often!!

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