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Garlic Spray dilution rate

Smuff2000 added on April 24, 2019 | Answered

I have made up some garlic spray to the recipe on your site, however the information about dilution rate is not complete.it states "dilute your garlic spray with 2 1/2 cups of water, but does not say how much of the 2 pints of concentrate made in the recipe is used.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on April 24, 2019

Yes. Any more dilute and it is ineffective. Any less dilute, and you may run into burns on your foliage. Alternatively, there are ready made sprays that use garlic oil, but have several other ingredients as well. I use a product from FoxFarm called Force of Nature: Miticide. It contains garlic oil, as well as an entire list of organic plant derived chemicals.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on April 24, 2019

That will be how much that you add to the whole solution. Because it is not something that stores for very long, it is intended to be used up within a few days to a week. Storing in the fridge may get you another week out of it, but it doesn't store for very long.

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Smuff2000
Answered on April 24, 2019

Are you sure about that, if so I might just as well use the solution as made because 2 1/2 cups is only about 1/2 pint into 2 pints of product!

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