Its probably pretty obvious to all that our garden is organic. And it should be pretty obvious that organic growing can usually bring some bugs. We use a few homemade treatments on our plants to help ease the bug problem— and it works, 90+% of the time. On occasion (typically do to forgetfulness or indifference) we end up with some buggies on our greens. It’s not the most appetizing thing— but luckily, it’s pretty easy to handle and get rid of with little to no effort.How to do it:
Simply fill up a large bowl, bucket, or your sink with water and dump in vinegar. Submerge your greens and let them sit for about 20 minutes.

How much vinegar:
this depends on the amount of greens but typically 1/10 vinegar to water will do it.

What kind of vinegar?
Any will do. I’d recommend white or apple cider though. Balsamics or similar ones might be a bit strange 😉

Tada! All the bugs should have sunk to the bottom and you should be good to cook and eat as you wish 🙂 Happy green eating 🙂


  1. Thanks for the great advice! We're planning on doing an organic vegetable/fruit garden this year.

  2. A good tip. Salt works as well, I remember my mother using that for lettuce when I was little. CJ xx

  3. Such a great tip! Thank you. I am growing an organic garden this year and will definitely be using this. Do you put/spray anything on your plants out in your garden to keep critters from eating them?

  4. What organic treatments do you use for your veggies, I'd love to know 🙂 many thanks Aimee