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Pest Control: Garlic Spray

Fight fungal diseases and insects in your garden

Done in 30 minutes
Skill level easy

If you have healthy soil and use the companion planting method, you have a good chance of healthy plants that are more resistant to pests. If you check your garden and vegetables on a regular basis for pests, then you can also easily remove them by hand before they spread and become a problem. If you feel that you need a pesticide, only use organic home-made solution, such as garlic spray. This will not poison your soil or vegetables which can cause you health problems later.

What you need

How to make it

Peel and crush the garlic

Mix the garlic with 2 teaspoons of paraffin. Let it stand for 24 hours

Dissolve 7 teaspoons of dishwashing soap with 5 liters of water and thorougly mix in the garlic/paraffin mixture. Let it stand for another 24 hours.

Strain the mixture well before spraying your plants. Spray your plants once every evening for at least a week.

⚠ Keep the solution away from children.


This guide was developed in collaboration with the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, eloolo Permaculture Initiative, Urban Gardens for Nutrion and Scaling Up Nutrion. It was financially supported by GIZ.

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