Tuesday, June 26, 2012
June 26, 2012 journal
As a precaution against mildew I have been spraying the cucumbers with my homemade garlic and water fungicide and it seems to be working. After I crush and boil the water, I strain the garlic liquid into a sprayer to apply it to the plants.
Rather than throwing the boiled garlic away, I thought I would toss it into the annual garden to see if it would repel insects. For whatever reason I have had absolutely no earwig damage to my dahlias since I began doing this. I had been spraying them with an insecticide, but I discontinued doing so to see if the garlic was having any effect, and it may very be repelling the earwigs. Time will tell....