20160204A.jpgHere is a homemade insecticide that is easy to manufacture and relatively efficient.

Add a clove of garlic and two cups of water to a blender and run at high speed until the garlic is reduced into a purée. Pour the resulting mash into a container, cover and let it sit for a day. Next pass it through cheesecloth or a sieve to remove the pulp. Mix the resulting solution into 1 gallon (4 liters) of water, adding a spoonful of insecticidal soap to improve its adhesion. Now spray on plants infested with aphids, whiteflies and other insects. This insecticide has no residual or preventative effect: it must touch the insect to be effective.

And apparently it is also effective against vampires!

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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