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Author:  HairyCamel [ Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Nematodes

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:

Author:  Snags [ Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nematodes

Water in some diluted molasses.
Plant marigolds and green manure of mustard in the colder months dug in.

Author:  HairyCamel [ Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nematodes

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?

Author:  Snags [ Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nematodes

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.

Author:  Burnsy [ Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nematodes

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.

Author:  Snags [ Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nematodes

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/

Author:  HairyCamel [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nematodes

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:

Author:  Simo [ Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nematodes

:confused: we'll you learn something new everyday :learn: thanks guys.

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