The benefits of Garlic
Garlic preparations have been used for years by commercial growers for deterring plant pests – they are even used in the propagation area at Kew Gardens for keeping aphids away. If the preparation is extracted so as to maximise the sulphur content, a garlic spray will stimulate growth and improve resistance to insect pests and fungal diseases, as well as driving away insects that are repelled by the smell of garlic.
If you use garlic spray on any crop it will not affect the taste of vegetables or fruit, and won’t leave unpleasant residues.
It operates in 3 separate ways :
By acting as a bio-stimulant – strengthening the plant
By acting as a disenfectant – killing bacteria and fungi
By acting as a deterrent to drive insects away
We recommend Garlic Wonder for deterring ants and wireworms . It’s also has been reported to reduce aphids, blackfly, carrotfly, red spider mite, scale insects, thrips and whitefly.
This garlic wash contains garlic together with other plant extracts that stimulate healthy growth. It is a totally organic product with no additives – safe to use where people, pets and wildlife are present. It is supplied as a very concentrated solution which you just mix with water. 500ml makes 5 litres of wash. For best results simply spray on the affected plant.
You can buy the product via our ladybird plantcare site. It costs £17.50 including post and packing for a 500 ml bottle.
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