In a home garden, it works as a food supplement for beneficial insects you introduce, and it also helps attract more insects. This version is similar to what you can buy in garden centers, minus the whey.
– 1/4 cup white sugar – 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and yeast with a small spoonful of water at a time, mixing until it becomes the consistency of a paste. Spread the paste onto small wooden stakes or popsicle sticks, and insert them in the soil around your plants.
If you release ladybugs in your garden, spray this mixture on your plants to feed them right away so they linger a little longer.
– 1 quart water – 10 tablespoons white sugar
In a glass or plastic container, stir the sugar in water until it’s dissolved. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on plants that are heavily infested with aphids.
This recipe uses a little honey to attract the good bugs. It will store in the fridge for up to 10 days in a covered container, so be sure to make a new batch if you don’t use it all up.
– 2/3 cup warm water – 1/2 cup sugar – 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast – 2 teaspoons honey
Combine all of the ingredients in a glass or plastic container. To use it, dilute 2 tablespoons of the mixture in 1 quart of warm water until well blended.