Posted: 17/08/2012 at 18:58
From reading other people's experinces on making/using their own receipes I do think some are effective. Particularly the garlic spray to deter slugs etc and also the milk receipe to treat mildew- I haven't tried them myself but I can see myself giving them a go in they future.
For tough persistent weeds- I always paint on some weedkiller, I wouldn't bother with home made remedies for that. I don't buy any insect controlling product, but I will very occassionally use slug pellets.
For me growing from seed and taking cuttings is the most frugal way of increasing your stock and reusing stuff to change the garden.
Not sure about the badger remedy- If I had that large a garden, I would be delighted to have badgers