The vegetable contains antimicrobial substances (phytoncides), active essential oils and a toxic component - diallyl sulfide, so that products based on it effectively destroy leaf-eating caterpillars, aphids, and other pests. Prepare infusions for spraying, taking into account the type of disease or parasite that attacks the plants.
Often, gardeners who do not want to use pesticides and other chemicals to control pests resort to using folk remedies, including garlic infusion. Active esters of natural origin repel and destroy insects such as:
- cabbage whitewash;
- sawfly larvae.
- environmental friendliness: the working solution is prepared exclusively from natural ingredients, so the infusion does not harm either humans, animals or beneficial insects;
- simple cooking;
- ease of use: you just need to pour the product into the sprayer and irrigate the plants;
- lack of addiction in pests: thanks to this, you can use the infusion of garlic throughout the season.
To achieve maximum effect, it is necessary to use garlic infusion from pests in dry, calm weather in the late evening or early morning. Spraying is carried out 3 days in a row, after taking a week break and, if necessary, repeat the procedure. The choice of recipe depends on the type of disease or pests that threaten the plantings.
From the husk
Especially effective is the tool for preventing the appearance of the black leg on seedlings, it is also used to spray plants against scoops, aphids, and spider mites. Since there is less diallyl sulfide in the husk than in the cloves of garlic, the products from it have slightly less protective properties. They are used for preventive spraying of the garden. To prepare the infusion, you must:
- chop 150 g of husk and dry herbs;
- pour components of 10 liters of water;
- insist the product in a warm, dark place for 2-3 days;
- filter garlic infusion for plants with gauze and use for irrigation of cultural plantings;
- carry out procedures daily for 3-4 days every 2-3 weeks.
On the arrows of garlic from carrot and onion flies
These pests cause serious damage to plants; to combat them, preventive treatment and timely removal of affected plants are necessary. To combat onion or carrot flies:
- 200 g of grated garlic arrows add to 10 l of water;
- mix with 60 ml of liquid laundry soap (or grated solid);
- after complete dissolution of the soap, spray the crops from pests;
- the procedure should be carried out several times with an interval of a couple of days before the start of the plant vegetation.
From aphids and bedbugs
The infusion of garlic provides action for 3 days, subject to dry weather.Spraying is recommended 2-4 times with a break of 3 days. To combat aphids and bedbugs you need:
- Finely chop 200 g of garlic heads, crush into gruel;
- place the component in vegetable oil (200 g);
- after a day, filter the product with gauze;
- then the infusion is diluted with water at the rate of 2 tsp. 500 ml of water and supplemented with shavings of laundry soap (50 g);
- the product should be thoroughly mixed and filtered again, then used to process the garden.
From brown rot, leaf spotting, scab and rust
Folk remedies with garlic provide reliable protection of crops from pests, strengthen their immunity, helping to resist various diseases, including bacterial, fungal. The recipe for infusion from spotting, brown rot, rust and scab looks like this:
- garlic cloves (100 g) are minced with a meat grinder, then diluted with the same amount of water;
- the infusion is placed in a warm, dark place for 10 days;
- 20 ml of the prepared product is added to 10 l of water, using for processing garden crops;
- the procedure is carried out weekly for prevention, and for therapeutic purposes it is carried out 3-4 days in a row.
Often, garlic infusion is used to destroy ants, aphids, spider mites and other pests on cucumber, tomato, potato bushes, cabbage and currants. Experienced gardeners recommend:
- carry out spraying procedures at least twice in a row in order to eliminate parasites, and for the purpose of prophylaxis, plants need to be treated once every 1-2 weeks;
- if after treatment it has rained, spraying should be carried out again, after waiting for dry, calm weather;
- in the absence of the expected effect, it is worth increasing the concentration of the agent;
- You can combine spraying with placing on the site of chopped garlic cloves or fresh chopped arrows.