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A fuzzy gray mold covers upper sides of leaves fruit and flowers. stunts plant poor
LOW BRIX ALERT!
High Humidity, wet shady conditions.
Dead over fertilized sterilized Soil
Chlorinated by city water.
Promote diseases while killing off beneficial soil microbes,
Fungi is found in the soil and over winters in dead plant debris.
Is spread by wind,
tools, pest vectors, over head watering, high humid weather. over crowding plants ,
Tomatoes, Peppers, Potatoes, Cabbages, Broccoli, Cauliflower, most green house plants.
Spray #1 first then spray #2 if #1
and so on:
Baking Soda/Seaweed Spray, see Baking Soda page
Bacterial spray (Nitron A-35 for example) ,
Compost Tea spray,
Milk spray, see milk page
Rock Dust Tea spray, see rock dust tea page
Garlic Oil spray, see garlic page
Horticultural Ultra Fine Oil, see oil page
Eco-Oil, see oil page
2... immediate removal of infected plant parts.
3... cleaning of tool (use either bleach, alcohol or H2O3..use a mild solution).
4... application of Compost/mulch see
5... controlling overhead watering
6... controlling pest vectors such as ants/aphids. pest helps spread diseases
Long term solutions
use certified seeds preferable certified organic.
plant resistant varieties.
debris removal and destroy
soaker or drip systems
regular applications of compost/mulch
no use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides.
apply rock dust
Monterey Garden Spray
Spinosad for home gardeners Use on vegetable and fruit
crops, ornamentals, and turf to control caterpillars as well as beetles,
leafminers, thrips, Colorado potato beetles, fire ants and more!
Use 4 Tbs/gal water.
Spinosad insecticides are nerve and stomach poison derived via
fermentation from naturally occurring bacterium Saccharopolyspora
spinosa. New chemistry represents an alternative to Bt for worm control
and offers excellent control of targeted pests and low toxicity to
non-target organisms, including most beneficial insects. Low mammalian
toxicity, helps conserve beneficials.
1/4 - 1 tsp/gal. Finally, an OMRI-listed pyrethrum-based
insecticide! PyGanic contains a pyrethrum formula specifically
developed for use on organic crops and ornamentals. It provides
rapid knockdown and killing of more than 40 plant pests, as well as
causing insects and mites to flush from hiding. Pests controlled
include aphids, beetles, caterpillars, cucumber beetles, flea
beetles, Harlequin bugs, thrips, etc. PyGanic is approved for use on
over 200 fruits and vegetables and may be applied on the day of
harvest. According to the manufacturer, it is non-persistent in the
& Fish Oil Organocide is an insecticide to eggs, larvae and nymphs of
insects as well as the adults of soft-bodied insects. Controls a wide
range of insects including, but not limited to, chinch bug, spider
mites, aphids, leaf-rollers, leaf miners, whiteflies, fungus gnats,
thrips and some scale. It also controls certain fungal diseases like
powdery mildew and citrus greasy spot. Labeled for most vegetables,
fruits, vines, herbs, ornamentals, greenhouse crops, flowers and field
crops. Consisting of 5% sesame oil and 92% fish oil, the manufacturer
applied for a patent for the synergy between the oils for improved
insect and disease control. According to the manufacturers, Organocide
has a higher degree of safety to most plants than petroleum oils, even
when applied on the hottest days. Use 1-2 gal/100 gal of water or 2
oz/gal of water. This pest control is exempt from registration and
reporting under the Federal & CA EPA standards and therefore requires no
An invention of mine, is a result of many years of
experimentation and assimilation of my mothers knowledge as well as from my
own experiences as a gardener. I like to call SuperSeaweed a
“micro-biological activator”. In simple terms, it is a special blend of five
different types of deep ocean seaweed, chosen for its purity and for its
special bacteria. Here is a list of the bacteria I add to make Superseaweed:
Endomycorrhiza: Glomus intradices, G. aggretaum, G. mosseae; Ectomycorrhizal
fungi: Pisolthus tinctorius, Rhizopogon villosulus, R. luteolus, R.
amylopogon,R. fulvigleba, Humic acid from leonerdite. Each seaweed, being
from a different part of the world, contains its own special bacteria and
its own special minerals as well. Blending these different liquid seaweed's
produces a complete bacterial and mineral ‘soup’. To this mixture I have
added rock dust, which increases mineral content such as calcium, iron, etc.
I also add activated Willard Water (TM), and Agri-Gro (TM). SuperSeaweed
Bloom is a special blend of liquids that encourages your plants to Bloom
- Contains key amounts of iron, manganese, zinc and other micronutrients. Naturally chelated and complexed using citric acid. 2% Fe, 2% Mn, 3% Zn. Use for iron, manganese, and/or zinc deficiencies. Use 1 tbs per gallon of water, depending upon crop. Use 1 tbs per gallon of water, depending upon crop. Or use about 1 qt per acre.
A stimulant to plant growth. Use in conjunction with other organic fertilizers as a soil drench or foliar feed. Natural enzymes, hormones, vitamins, amino acids, nutrients, sugars, plant acids and surfactants encourage compact growth, nutrient uptake, increased yields, and enhanced flavors. Derived from oat bran, kelp, wheat malt, molasses and yeast. Use 1-4 tbs/gallon of water, depending upon need.
Brix Mix Liquid
Created by Invisible Gardener and continuously improved upon with over 38 years of research and grower trials. Formulated to increase Brix (or sugar content). Brix Mix . Raising Brix levels brings quick & dramatic production benefits. Insect and disease reduction for aphids, leafminers, flea beetles, whiteflies, spider mites, caterpillars, powdery mildew, botrytis, brown rot, anthracnose, shot hole and other fungi. High Brix also helps crops deal with climatic and other stress, and maintain its quality during post-harvest handling.
Mined Trace Minerals
A natural mineral product produced by thousands of years of glacial
action and other earth actions to produce rock dust. A wide variety of rocks containing a spectrum of trace minerals are
collected and pulverized by the expansion/contraction action of the earth. 5 different rock dusts are mixed togther then bacteria is added. See more about rock dust below..
Trace Mineral Amendment This natural fertilizer (described in Secrets of the
Soil as "rock dust") is actually an ancient deposit of aluminum silicate
clay and marine minerals. In use for over 50 years as a source of available
potash (0.2%) and over 50 trace minerals, including calcium (1.8%), sodium
(0.1%), and magnesium (0.5%). Apply at .25-2 tons/acre, or .25-2 lb/10 sq
ft. Use as an annual top dressing on citrus trees, where soil pH is 6.5 or
lower, at 5 lb/tree, or 15 lb on blight-stricken trees. Azomite can also
used in animal feeds at a rate of 0.5% of feed mixture, as a trace mineral
supplement and a natural anti-caking agent. This is one of the rock dust I use in my special rock dust blend.
- andy lopez
- The Invisible Gardener
last updated on
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Dont Panic Its Organic - Natural Disease Control