Does Garlic really work?

Discussion in 'Sick Plants and Problems' started by Green Machine, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. My 2 1/2 week old girl had some black spotting on her older leaves which i thought was a deficiency when i first noticed it..but with further examination i found a small bug crawling in her soil

    Does growing garlic and keeping it near my plant really work as a natural pesticide? If so are there any other similar remedies besides garlic..

    I don't want my closet smelling like garlic.

    thanks in advance for any tips,advice,comments,wisdom etc
  2. No...urban legen
    You want to find anything with "pyrethrins"
    Google it.....
  3. Never heard of the garlic, but unless you have vampire bugs I wouldn't waste my time. Pick up some neem oil, that'll take care of your bugs. Btw it's been my experience that indoor bugs aren't much of a problem. For prevention a great home remedy is:

    1 gal water
    1 tsp isopropyl alcohol
    1 tsp karrow syrup

    1 gal water
    10 drops dish washing liquid

    I wouldn't reccomend using ANY pesticide or foliar spray once you've entered flowering. No ones wants to smoke bug killer.
  4. You can use garlic in a spray by boiling it down and mixing with a little dish soap but not just garlic by itself. You can use it on flowering plants too.

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