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A good infusion of garlic it is the best natural remedy against powdery mildew (or white sickness) of plants. Simple to do, with this preparation that takes advantage of the wonderful qualities of garlic you can replace chemical insecticides in the treatment of plants at home and in the garden.
Garlic infusion: how to prepare it
Pour 1 liter of boiling water into a container with 10 grams of minced garlic and leave to infuse for 24 hours. Once filtered, the liquid must be diluted with balanced water (not excessively calcareous) in a ratio of 1: 3 (one part of the preparation and three parts of water). Here is a ready garlic infusion that you can keep for a long time and use on plants.
Garlic infusion: how to use it
The pesticide treatment of plants based on garlic infusion it is performed by spraying the infusion on the plants and especially on the leaves. This treatment should be done every five days for six weeks. Then it is interrupted for a certain period and, if necessary, it is repeated.
Garlic infusion: what it is used for
Treatment with infusion of garlic it is especially effective against powdery mildew. For this particular use, the preparation has been tested and is also recommended by the organic certification body Darmstadt. The results are excellent and are visible already after the first course of treatment.
The 'white disease', as powdery mildew is commonly called, is one of the most common fungal infections of plants on the terrace and in the garden. It manifests itself with spots or a floury white patina on both sides of the leaves, which eventually dry up and fall off. One of the contributing causes of powdery mildew attacks is excess fertilization, a frequent mistake with plants in the home.
Leaves contaminated with powdery mildew spores should be removed as soon as possible to prevent the spread of infection. Then we intervene with the treatment based on infusion of garlic. Prevention against powdery mildew can be done with horsetail macerate.
If the powdery mildew infection is particularly serious and you need a stronger remedy, I recommend this preparation of organic derivation: Powdery mildew Killer