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8e selective when you spray your plants with garlic extract. Even though it's organic, it can disrupt or even kill helpful insects like syrphid flies and lace-wings which prey on pest insects. £
Yield: About 1 quart of concentrated garlic extract
Note: To make a spray from the concentrated extract, dilute 1 part extract with 10 parts water (A cup concentrate to 21^ cups water). Put the diluted extract in a pump spray bottle or pressure sprayer and apply to plants that are under pest attack or that you suspect are likely targets, like young bean and potato plants, David points out that you can also apply the garlic extract to the soil to discourage nematodes.
Pesky insects go into convulsions when doused with citrus oil extract. This mixture quickly neutralizes aphids and other soft-bodied insects in the California garden of Kathleen Yeomans, author of The Able Gardener. She also uses it to deter ants, "The spray will keep ants away for a while, but they may come back," Kathleen observes. But since this mixture has such a refreshing smell, you'll probably enjoy using it often.
Ingredients and Supplies
1 pint water
Rind from 1 lemon, grated Cheesecloth Pump spray bottle
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