Finally, this week I was able to make my spray for the flowers…I took a recipe from Louise Riotte’s book “Roses Love Garlic” and is supposed to be good against red spiders and aphids.
Here is the recipe:
All Purpose Spray: grind together three hot peppers, three large onions, and
whole bulb of garlic (peeled and chopped). Cover the mash with water and allow to stand overnight. Strain the following day and add enough water to make a gallon of spray. Use it on roses, chrysanthemums, azaleas, beans and other crops up to three times a day if infestation is exceptionally heavy.
I’ve modified to recipe to make less, as I don’t need quite this amount!
Riotte recommends the mash be buried in the garden, especially near rosebushes.
- 2 Aug, 2008
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