Using Minced Garlic As a Soil Amendment


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There doesn't seem to be very much documentation on this technique. Before I experiment with this, I would like to ask the community here if anyone has tried it before, and what their results were. Is it actually possible to harm a plant by adding too much garlic to the soil mixture, or is garlic only harmful to fungi and insect pests?
 
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Yes the concentrations of essential oils are dangerous. The carrier oil you will dilute it with will be what?
 
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There doesn't seem to be very much documentation on this technique. Before I experiment with this, I would like to ask the community here if anyone has tried it before, and what their results were. Is it actually possible to harm a plant by adding too much garlic to the soil mixture, or is garlic only harmful to fungi and insect pests?
Seems like a total waste of money to me :eek:
 
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Putting garlic onto soil sounds like a recipe for attracting onion white rot :eek:

If you get that in your soil you can't grow any Alliums (Leeks, onions, garlic Etc.) for about 20 years :oops:

It wiped out my crop of 5,000 garlic bulbs :(
 
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A suggestion for you - improve soil with home made compost or manure. Traditional, well tried and tested methods will always be best. Dig that kind of stuff in and sprinkle it with a dollop of common sense.
 
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