From: Tony & Moira Ryan [mailto:theryans@XTRA.CO.NZ]
Sent: Monday, May 24, 1999 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: Somebody's munching on my eggplants
kathleen feingold wrote:
> Hi Gardeners,
> I'm taking the liberty of translating this for non-Spanish
speakers as it
> is something that might be interesting or useful (it's something that I've
> never heard of before, on or off this list).
> "Treat with 1/2 an onion in ten liters of water, leave it to soak for 24
> hours, filter and apply directly on the problem."
Many thanks, you translators perform a valuable service for us who are
No, I haven't come across onion spray, though similar preparations from
garlic are common enough. If it acts like garlic, I would expect it to
be mainly an antifeedent, though I suppose it might also act against
some diseases, especially if the onion used has a high sulphur content.
(apropos of which I understand that the "hottest" onions are those
produced under rather dry conditions.
-- Tony & Moira Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wainuiomata, New Zealand (astride the "Ring of Fire" in the SW Pacific).
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