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Post: # 101934Post chadspad
Sat May 10, 2008 2:45 pm

Did anyone see this last night? A woman was on the talking about a spray for slugs - something to do with garlic I thought I heard. Does anyone know what it was please?
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Post: # 101945Post MKG
Sat May 10, 2008 4:03 pm

If I remember rightly, 2 cloves (or two heads?) of garlic minced in a pint of water and boiled for twenty of your Earth minutes. Then it's two tablespoons of that into a watering can and top up with water.

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Post: # 101946Post Shirley
Sat May 10, 2008 4:03 pm

And you spray it on the slugs? Or do you spray it on the plants as a preventative?
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Post: # 101948Post MKG
Sat May 10, 2008 4:08 pm

On the plants.

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Sat May 10, 2008 4:09 pm

You just made the 100,000th post MKG!!!!!!! :flower: :cheers: :mrgreen:
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Post: # 101977Post MKG
Sat May 10, 2008 7:05 pm

My Mum once told me I'd be good for something. :lol: :cheers: :cheers:

Shirlz - I've just looked at the timings. You shamelessly pulled that one!!!! :lol: :lol:

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Post: # 102034Post chadspad
Sun May 11, 2008 7:32 am

Thanks for that, sounds easy enuf but would be good to know whether 2 cloves or 2 heads lol - theres a slight difference!
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Post: # 102081Post Millymollymandy
Sun May 11, 2008 12:04 pm

It might say on their website.

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Post: # 102087Post chadspad
Sun May 11, 2008 12:58 pm

I couldnt find anything on the site but doesnt mean its not there lol, will look again.
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Post: # 104450Post marshlander
Wed May 21, 2008 9:31 am

This is the recipe from the bbc

Garlic Wash
2 bulbs garlic
water

Instructions
Crush 2 bulbs of garlic.
Steam or boil in 2 pints of water for 3 to 4 minutes until blanched.
Strain mixture and make back up to 2 pints.
Leave to cool.

When ready to use, mix one tablespoon into a gallon (3.8 litres) of water Sprinkle on to leaves in late afternoon (in dry weather).

The mixture will apparently dry on the leaves making them rather unappealing to slugs and snails!
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