Friday, July 16, 2010

Natural Insecticide?

I saw this on my calendar...has anyone ever tried this?
  • Add onions and garlic to a jar of water, let it stand for a week, and spray garden plants with the water.
And, if so, does it work? If so, what a great option!!!


Anonymous said...

That mixture sounds like it would keep just about anything away. ;) ~Wen

Bernie said...

Instead of soaking them for one week (sounds like a rather smelly business:-)), you can just use boiling water and soak onions/garlic for an hour. That's also smelly, but for a much shorter time:-). I tried once and it worked well against fungi/bacteria (some orchids of mine had rotting roots), but I'm not sure it would work against insects...