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Better Basic Bug Spray

Better Basic Bug Spray

Good olí soap and water is one of the best and safest all-purpose
insecticidal sprays you can use in your garden. Just make sure that you donít
use more soap than the recipe calls for, or you can kill the plants.

  • 1 tablespoon liquid soap
  • 1 gallon water

Easy Directions

Combine ingredients in a bucket. Stir to blend. Fill spray bottles with the
mixture and spray infested areas.

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6:57AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:28AM PDT on Jun 3, 2007

I've used REI's BioSoap on aphids...works incredible! Will bleach rose petals on current blooms when undiluted but the new growth is unaffected and the plant doesn't suffer.

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