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Old Nov 28th 2016, 09:51 AM   #1
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making garlic pesticide

Hi there i have a small farm in the west of ireland and i have 50 kg of spare garlic. I'm trying to find out what i must add to it to make a pesticicde concentrate.
I know the simple recipie which is Garlic , Water and Washing up liquid.
My problem is that i want to make a 500 bottles of concentrate to sell at the farmers markets and im worried that the product may spoil over time. Does anyone know what i must add , if anything , to stabilize the garlic?
So far my simple plan was to crush the garlic , add it to 250 litre of water , washing liquid, leave it for 24hrs then strain it into bottles, cap them and label them.
Surely its not that straight forward. Do i need to add some sort of acid to keep the ph level down? do i ferment garlic mash slightly ?
There are a few companies that sell this type of product but obviously they wouldn't share their secrets.
Hopefully someone out there may know the answers and be able to help.
Thanks in advance
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