[gardeners] garlic spray&organic sprays

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 02 Jun 1998 17:58:39 -0500

Hello to the list,
	Someone asked about garlic spray to repel garden pests. I apologize for
not remembering who. Here is what I got from the ag ext. service at
Texas A & M.
      1.Grind together 3 hot peppers,3 large onions,and one whole
garlic. Add enough water to cover. Let sit overnight then strain. Add
enough water to make 1 gal. Spray garden 3 to 4 times a day for 2 to 3
      2.Make into solution,4 garlic buds and a handful of cloves. This
is used to repel squash bugs.
      3.Chop one cup of onions,add one cup of water,strain and use juice
to repel aphids and spider mites.
      4.Add onions and garlic to 2 cups of water. Blend untill
smooth.         Strain and use to repel aphids and mites on roses and
other plants.
      5.Grind hot peppers and onions with equal amounts of water, add
a         bit of soap and strain. This repels cabbage worms.
	I have quoted exactly what was written on the paper sent to me. Some of
it is a little vague. Like how much water in a couple of them. I have
not used these receipes yet. Haven't had the bugs. Use at your own risk.
The info sheet did not give any warnings. I wouldn't want to get any of
this in my eyes. Seems like most of them would be irritating to say the
least. If you want to try them it is up to you.
						Happy Gardening,
						Bastrop Co.,Tx.
						Zone 8