Organic Remedies for Insects, Mildew, & Fungus


Natural Insecticide:

for control of aphids, leaf rollers, cabbageworm, whitefly, etc. (also negatively affects beneficial insects).


Recipe: allow 3 ounces of finely chopped garlic to soak in 2 teaspoons of mineral oil for 24 hours. Add 1 pint of water and ounce of liquid dish soap. Stir well and strain into a glass jar for storage. This is your concentrate.

To use: Combine 1-2 tablespoons of concentrate in one pint of water to make the spray. Be careful not to make the solution too strong! While garlic is safe for humans, when combined with soap and oil the mixture can cause leaf injury on sensitive plants. Always test the lower leaves of plants to make sure they are not affected. Apply about once a week until bugs gone.


Powdery Mildew and Black Spot on roses:

any type of milk can be used from full milk to skim milk powder. Low fat milk is less likely to give off any odor.

   Recipe: 1 part milk to 9 parts water.          

    To use: apply every 5 to 7 days for about 3 applications.