My 13th quilt block I made for the www.quiltinggallery.com Beginners Quilt along has won a prize.
Wow, 13 must have been my lucky number.
I've won 4 quilt patterns from www.thefatquartershop.com, I was so excited when I got the email, goes to show how the Internet has made the world so easily connected, me from Lil New Zealand winning a U.S challenge, Awesome!
|#13 Quilt block is a winner.|
I checked out the sprays at my local supermarket & hardware stores and was blown away at the prices, anywhere from $18 for a 750ml ready to use spray or $14 upwards for a 250ml concentrated spray.
I remembered that in a previous N.Z. Gardner magazine there was a article on 10 Easy to make Organic Bug Sprays.
I hunted down the issue from the stack (November 09) and found a Garlic Bug Spray recipe, it's said to tackle many different bugs- aphids, wire worm, codling moth, white cabbage butterfly & mosquito larvae. So back to the supermarket I went to buy the 3 ingredients I didn't have, Pure Soap (sunlight), Garlic & Kerosene, totalling $11.83.The 4th ingredient is water.
This has made 1 litre of concentrate, with a mixing ratio of 15mls spray to 1 litre of water,
that's approx 66 litres of spray from 1 batch. Had to share the recipe, I will let you know how well it works over the following weeks.
Recipe for Organic Garlic Bug Spray
1/3 of 1 bar of Pure Soap (30grm) grated,
100grm Chopped Garlic (3 bulbs)
1 tsp kerosene (5ml)
1 Litre of water (warmish)
In a large Juice Bottle I dissolved the soap in a little boiling water, then added other ingredients,
shake the heck out of it, leave it for 48hr.
Then strain/sieve it and it's ready to go.