Environmentally friendly bug spray that specifically targets blackspot.
If you grow roses in your garden chances are you’ve had to deal the the disease blackspot. The following recipe is for an environmentally friendly spray you can make in your kitchen from readily available ingredients.On the stove bring a pot of water to a boil and turn the stove off. Add the following ingredients to the pot.
- 2 cups shredded rhubarb leaves
- 2 cup of chopped chives
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- ¼ cup freshly ground pepper
- ¼ cup shredded eucalyptus leaves
Steep the above ingredients in hot water for 1 hour. Strain into a jar. Gently stir in 1 teaspoon of dish soap. Transfer to a spray bottle using a funnel. Spray leaves when growth begins to deter blackspot. If blackspot appears on your roses, spray at the first sign of the disease. Spray again 3 days later.Spray can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.