Natural Garden Pest Control Inspired By Mr. Miyagi

Posted on May 24 2010 - 3:20am by Mike Lieberman

I had my first problems with garden insects a few weeks ago. I wound up wrestling cabbage worms and fighting aphids.

Since then, it got me thinking…What would Mr. Miyagi do when faced with cabbage worms and aphids?

It came to me. Mr. Miyagi would use natural garden pest control, so would I.

I’ve been using chopsticks to pick the cabbage worms off the purple kale and toss them off of my balcony garden. The damage that’s been done is pretty serious. They’ve managed to chew up most of the leaves. The kale is looking pretty weak and beaten up. On a good note, I haven’t seen cabbage worms in a few days.

For the aphids I thought, “Spray on. Spray off.” So I made a homemade organic aphid spray using Dr. Bronner’s soap. I’ve been spraying down the plants once a day with the soap, then spraying it off with some water afterwards.

That’s how Mr. Miyagi inspired for my natural garden pest control.


  • shannonroselive

    Mr Miagi and ME! heeheeeee! I'm glad it's working!

  • AnitaAvalos

    OMG! By far the funniest one from this site!

  • Mike Lieberman

    So far, so good. Think I found the right balance of soap and water.

  • rmassingham

    Love it bro. Vid could have used some high kicks, classic cars and some poor kid painting your railing but spray on spray off will have to suffice. Good job Mike.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Good call Rich. I could still get some kid to paint my railing.

  • Petunia GreenBeans

    Ah-so Michael-san.
    So funny, great tips!! You may be on the west coast, but your New Yawk still gives ya away!!!

  • Mike Lieberman

    I keeps it real.

  • Joan

    Love it. For just a second there, I thought maybe Mr Miyagi had inspired you to stir fry those worms (hence the chopsticks). Whew. Glad to see you simply tossed them downstairs. Hey, live on the top floor, I always say!

    Ain't it good to know that your food is SO healthy you are attracting the most discriminating of freeloaders? Dem bugs don't eat Fritos, know what I'm saying here?

    Keep rockin. Keep flingin'. As for me, I just fling my lovely seed pods downstairs. She may have a lovely garden one day.

  • Mike Lieberman

    I said the same thing to someone the other day about having bugs on my plants. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me.

    Love that you flingin seed bombs. Classic.

  • Pest Extermination

    Great tips on natural garden pest control! thanks for sharing

  • Mike Lieberman

    Come on…is that your way to get a link back to your site? You do realize that it’s a no-follow right? Poor form.