Plants under attack! DIY Chilli, Papaya & Fruit Enzymes

Here’s a plant remedy for threatened greens, contributed by a fellow Foodscaper Terence.


Chilli enzyme


  • Chilli
  • Garlic steeped in water overnight and sieved
  • Mama lemon detergent (or Castile soap)
  • Vegetable oil (neem oil is best): a couple of squirts

Papaya and fruit enzyme

  • To fruit peels, add some water, keep it overnight, and it’s ready for use. For a more potent enzyme, keep it for a week or more.

Making a Spray to deal with White flies


  • Baking soda
  • Dish-washing liquid
  • Garlic mix

Spray on the insects 3-4 days for 1-2 weeks.