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Garlic Spray for Garden Pests
Garlic Spray for Garden Pests
Use this garlic spray to keep pests out of your garden. Make sure to only spray areas that you’re having issues with so that other parts of the plant still attracts the friendly plants that are beneficial to your plants.
Garlic Spray for Garden Pests
Garlic Spray for Garden Pests
Use this garlic spray to keep pests out of your garden. Make sure to only spray areas that you’re having issues with so that other parts of the plant still attracts the friendly plants that are beneficial to your plants.
Prep Time
15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30Minutes 24Hours
Prep Time
15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30Minutes 24Hours
Ingredients
  • 2 Garlic Heads
  • 1cup Mint Leaves and Stems
  • 12cups Water
  • 2tsp Cayenne
  • 1tsp Liquid Dish Soap
  • 1tsp Neem Oil
  • 1tbls Kelp
Instructions
  1. Remove the garlic cloves from the root base, but don’t worry about peeling each clove.
  2. Put the whole garlic cloves and mint in a food processor and chop the ingredients for a second or two. You don’t need to chop the ingredients too fine, just enough to get their flavors to infuse with the water.
  3. Open the food processor and add in a few cups of the water to make it easier to pour into a pot. Pour the slurry into a pot with the remaining water.
  4. Bring the mix to a boil, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together the cayenne, liquid soap, neem oil, and kelp.
  6. Turn off the heat on the boiling mix, take off the lid, stir in the cayenne mix, re-cover, and let sit overnight.
  7. The next day, place a bowl (with a lip for pouring) in your sink with a fine-mesh strainer over the bowl. Line the strainer with a cheesecloth. Mix the garlic slurry again and strain the mix into the bowl that is in the sink over the strainer and cheesecloth. Throw out the ingredients you strained away from the garlic liquid. If you see any pieces in the liquid, strain it again.
  8. Funnel the garlic liquid into your garden sprayer and get ready for pest management!
  9. Use the spray once a week to once a month on your infested plants. Try not to spray areas where there are no bad bugs so that the good bugs are still encouraged to come into the garden. Spray the upper and underside of the plant in the morning, evening, or cloudy day.
Recipe Notes

Read above for recipe tips, including the warning of the garlic spray potentially burning your eyes because of the cayenne.

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