Vegetable Garden Garlic Spray Recipe
How many of us love to add garlic to our dinner dishes? I know I do. Garlic has this one of a kind taste that is hard to put your finger on but it is amazing.
Now aside from its mouthwatering and vampire fighting properties it also has some pretty kick butt bug fighting properties as well. Did you know that garlic repels ants, aphids, flies, fungus, gnats, grasshoppers and leaf loopers? How about leaf miners, leaf rollers, mosquitoes, spiders, spider mites, thrips, and whiteflies? Well now you do! This wonder herb definitely packs a power punch and is 100% safe to use on your vegetable plants to keep those nasty bugs away.
This super simple vegetable garden protection spray is made into a concentrate that can be stored in a cool dry place for several weeks and used as needed. My only quam about it is that you have to shake it up before each use but that really isn’t all that bad. A little shake to keep my tomatoes all to myself pays off.
Vegetable Garden Garlic Spray Recipe Ingredients
Here is what you need:
• 10-12 cloves garlic
• 1 quart of water
• 1 cup cooking oil
• 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (opt.)
Here is what you do:
• In a blender, blend the garlic cloves with the water and allow to set for 24 hours.
• Using cheesecloth, strain the mixture into a glass jar.
• Add cayenne pepper to the jar.
• Add cooking oil to the jar.
• Allow it to set for 24 hours more before straining it once more.
• Once strained, store the mixture in a jar. When you’re ready to use it, dilute the mixture in a spray bottle with water at a ratio of 1 part mixture and 16 parts water.
Just as a note, adding the cayenne pepper makes it stronger and will repel rabbits and other wildlife that may be around.
Remember to always wash your produce before consuming it even if it is home-grown.