Oily Garden Repellent
Category : Hints, Tips and Tricks
1/4 cup chopped garlic
2 teaspoons mineral oil
2 cups water
1 ounce oil-based soap (liquid or chopped-up Palmolive is good)

Puree garlic in blender, peels and all. Add 1/4 cup of the water and scrape down the sides. Continue blending until the mixture is a fine mush. Strain through cheesecloth or an old nylon stocking. In a large, clean glass jar, mix the mineral oil and soap. Add the garlic-water mixture and stir thoroughly; then add the remaining water. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

To use, pour into a sprayer and spray on the upper and lower surfaces of the plant's foliage. Spray also around roots. It is best to spray in the morning before the sun is too hot or in the late afternoon. Do not water immediately after spraying.