Question by  Anonymous

Can a garlic spray be an effective natural insect repellent for plants?


Answer by  Merzkiyi (604)

Yes, blend a whole bulb of garlic with 2 cups of water and let it sit for a day, then strain and mix with 1 gallon of water. Apply to leaves. Hot pepper spray can also work, using a similar method.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

Yes it is a good natural repellent. It will help keep away aphids and white flies. It can be applied directly to the plant or on the soil around the plant. It will also fight off fungus and bacteria.


Answer by  GottaLottaPets (79)

Garlic spray can help prevent insects such as aphids and white flies. You can spray the plant directly or saturate the soil around the plant.


Answer by  ladybud (1069)

It's will wok for some bug's and pest's.But it won't stop all insect's.Also the garlic could harm some plant's.Garlic oil can lock out nutrient's in leaf's. keep it away from the root's if possible.


Answer by  luvlexis83 (798)

There are different varieties of natural garlic sprays that can be very effective against insects on plants. These sprays are also natural bacteria and fungus fighters.


Answer by  Heloise (397)

Yes, a lot of gardeners swear by it, so there is at least some evidence it works. It should certainly be better than doing nothing, but may not be as effective as some dedicated commercial insecticides and repellants. It may not be suitable for heavy infestations, but definitely worth a try.


Answer by  Enigma (33)

Garlic spray can be used as a natural insecticide. Add about 2 chopped garlic cloves in a jar and cover with boiling water.Leave this mixture covered overnight.Strain and add garlic-water to soap spray( A mixture of 1 to 2 tablespoons of liquid soap and 1 quart water)


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes it can and while it may be effective as a natural repellent, it can also attract new and different types of bugs to your plants, which you don't want.


Answer by  mansi (521)

yes, add equal quantities of garlic clove, cayenne powder and white onion to a quarter of water in a pan and boil. Pour the cooled mixture.


Answer by  vsgunnam (222)

Garlic can be a safe and effective natural pest repellent for plants, especially against insects like rice weevil, wheat flour beetle

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