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Garden: Insecticide From Rhubarb Leaves

Rhubarb leaves can be used to make an effective organic insecticide (cabbage caterpillars, aphids, peach and cherry slug, etc).

Ingredients:

  • rhubarb leaves
  • soap flakes
  • spray bottle

Directions:

  1. Boil for about 15 or 20 minutes.

  2. Let cool

  3. Strain the liquid into container.

  4. Dissolve some soap flakes in this liquid and use it to spray against aphids.
Special Note: Do not eat leaves, they are poisonous.

Source:

By Kathy from New Zealand

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February 26, 20100 found this helpful

If the leaves are poison then you couldn not spray on veggies. Just the flowers and roses.

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October 20, 20100 found this helpful

Very interesting idea! I will certainly try this come spring on the shrubs and flowers.

Thanks!

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