Royal Horticultural Society
Gold Medals

Garlic Wash Recipe

Well, here it is. Much requested and sought after - top secret you know...

2 Bulbs Garlic
2 Pints Water

Crush 2 bulbs of garlic
Steam or boil in 2 pints of water for 3 to 4 minutes until blanched
Strain mixture and make back up to 2 pints 
Leave to cool 

When ready to use, mix one tablespoon in five litres of water and sprinkle on to leaves in late afternoon (in dry weather). Re-apply every two weeks. The mixture dries on the leaves making them unappealing to slugs and snails!

The mixture will apparently dry on the leaves making them rather unappealing to slugs and snails!

Of course you can always take a short cut and use our very own Plant Elixir - Godfrey's Glorious Garlic Guard, available in 250ml bottles.