Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Use this spray on plants that are being attacked by caterpillars and other chewing pests. Caterpillars would rather starve than eat leaves sprayed with this. this also has been used by some as a possum repellent. From "Organic Vegetable Gardening" by Annette McFarlane and the Gardening Australia team


  1. Dissolve the molasses in the water.
  2. Combine the ingredients and spray regularly over the leaves of the affected plant.