How to use garlic to protect your garden


All plants are prone to pest or disease attacks. Even if you do your best you cannot eliminate this danger completely but with reasonable care, you can significantly minimize it. There are many chemical preparations that provide sufficient nutrients for your plants while protecting them from pests. But these chemicals tend to be expensive, and sometimes even harmful. A cheaper and smarter option is to use natural methods, and best using regular ingredients you already have. How about garlic?

Garlic not only in the kitchen

Garlic is a very healthy food but you can also use it to protect your garden and plants from pests and diseases. Garlic is known to have antibacterial properties and can therefore serve as a guardian and protector. It also prevents growth of fungi and it is known to protect plants from the following diseases: gray mould, downy mildew, leaf spot or potato blight. The strong aroma of garlic works as a natural insect and pest repellent. If you make a garlic decoction you can fight aphids, terebrantia, moths and other pests.


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Garlic decoction

Garlic decoction is used to fight aphids, bacterial and fungal diseases. To make garlic decoction start by chopping 200g of garlic (you may use a grate to make it as fine as possible). Mix it well with 1 l of water and let it sit for 24 hours. Pour through a fine sieve and then pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Use immediately. It is not suitable for long-term storage. Use it on outdoor plants but also on plants that you grow at home. You may use as a prevention or as a treatment.

Garlic extract

Mix 200g of garlic and 10L of water and let it sit for 24 hours. Then cook for about 20 minutes. After cooling, use in a spray bottle. Thanks to cooking, this product is more durable, and you can store it in a closed container and in a dark place for up to 2 months.


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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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