While cleaning out the pantry for expired things I culled through my spices and ended up sprinkling the yard with cracked red pepper, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, clove, some bay and I haven't seen any bug damage anywhere on my tomatoes. I've made paperclip chains (4 clips per chain) and have attached them to unknown keys from days of yore, hanging them about the apple, peach, and plum tree's now that the fruit is really starting to grow. I'm testing to see if the reflected light will put off the birds and squires. I don't know how to post pictures or I'd share a few. Water rationing in SoCal so I can only irrigate twice a week before 8am, for 10 minutes.
I've put a trick or treat witch's cauldron in the sink to catch my run off water while doing dishes etc. Then it's off to the garden I go. We are suppose to reduce water use by 32%. I'm thinking of bringing a bucket to the shower as well. Well that's my garden life these days.