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Does garlic water (spray) work for insects?

Posted by catman529 6b (My Page) on
Thu, May 27, 10 at 21:25

The flea beetles and squash bugs have been bad already on the young eggplant (almost defoliated) and on the cucurbits. The flea beetles aren't a big problem on the maters currently but I sprayed everything but the peppers with a garlic spray I made - fresh and powdered garlic soaked for a day or two with a little peppermint thrown in and some soap and a bit of oil, then strained a couple times and put into a spray bottle.

Does anyone think this setup will be effective, and can I get any personal experiences with any type of garlic spray?

PS I didn't use egg mainly because I didn't feel like mixing it in at the time and just wanted to cover the plants in garlic.

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RE: Does garlic water (spray) work for insects?

Add neem oil to this and you have a winner! Also they really like radishes, so plant them in your crop as a trap crop.

RE: Does garlic water (spray) work for insects?

I have radishes growing but they haven't been touched so far. They are right next to the eggplant which are almost completely skeletonized...I hope they can grow out of it.

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