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 Post subject: Nematodes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Hi all,
I've run into a problem with my veggie patch, nearly every plant I pull up has root-knot which I'm told is caused by Nematodes, I've looked for a solution on the Internet but all I've found are chemical treatments which I'm dead against, and a reference to using Molasses to kill the Nematodes, has anyone here ever heard of this and if so does it work? :dunno:


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 Post subject: Re: Nematodes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Water in some diluted molasses.
Plant marigolds and green manure of mustard in the colder months dug in.


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 Post subject: Re: Nematodes
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:34 am 
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Snags wrote:
Water in some diluted molasses.
Plant marigolds and green manure of mustard in the colder months dug in.


Thanks Snags, :thumb: I've also heard that you can use dissolved brown sugar instead of using Molasses, have you heard of that before?


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 Post subject: Re: Nematodes
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:30 am 
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No
but the brown part of the sugar is molasses so it makes sense

If you live somewhere rural a produce store they sell molasses pretty cheap as an animal tonic and you dont need much depending on how much garden you have.
Maybe a pet shop might have it.
or get it in the a supermarket in the baking section but its way more expensive

Its not just good for nematodes molasses is great for soil bacteria and trace elements.

I water my garden with molasses regularly.


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 Post subject: Re: Nematodes
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:47 pm 
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You can also use it to clean old rusty iron tools you want to repair such as hoes, axes and shovels. Will eat the rust but not the steel.


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 Post subject: Re: Nematodes
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Add rusty nails to ground around yellow leafed plant, water with molasses cheaper than buying chelated iron from the nursery

http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertil ... ated-iron/


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 Post subject: Re: Nematodes
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Thanks guys, I think I'll pinch some of the wife's brown sugar and give that a go first and if that doesn't work I'll get the Molasses. :thunbs:


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 Post subject: Re: Nematodes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:34 pm 
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:confused: we'll you learn something new everyday :learn: thanks guys.

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