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Garlic Spray for Insect Control on Basil?


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Garlic Spray for Insect Control on Basil?

CindyJ | Jun 9, 2011 09:00 AM

The insects are awful this year! Maybe it's because of all the rain earlier this spring, or (more likely, I think) the disappearance of the bats that used to live behind our shutters, but for whatever reason, we've got more insects on our deck area than I can ever remember having before.

I'm not much of a gardener, but I do have containers of herbs -- basil, parsley, cilantro and rosemary -- growing on my deck. The basil is being eaten, and not by me! I did a bit of Googling and found a few mentions of using homemade garlic spray to keep the insects off the basil. Has anyone successfully used this method of insect control? If so, do you have a "recipe" and a technique you can share with me? Or, do you have some other product -- homemade or store bought -- that works for you? Thanks!

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