Garlic cures damping off in seedlings

For more info on damping off, see this post ( Damping off (seedlings fall over) ).

I discovered this cure by accident. Had read that pressing a couple cloves of garlic into some tapwater makes an atifungal solution that will prevent damping off. So when we had overwatered a tray of seedlings and a some of the lettuce seedlings started damping off, I broke out the garlic press and whipped up a quart jar of solution.

Recipe: 2 cloves of garlic, pressed. Scrape the pressings into the jar, and add water.
Poke hole in a canning lid and use the quart jar as an applicator.

I applied the solution thinking it would prevent any more seedlings from damping off, and it did, but to my surprise, it had also cured the lettuce seedlings that had started damping off in a few days. The seedlings returned to a healthy state and were cured.

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