scabs appear on fruit especially on below ground crops such as potatoes,
tubers leaves and stems are not affected also infects beets, carrots
- Dry dead soil over fertilized,
chlorinated by city water. High Nitrogen, pesticides, promote diseases while killing off
beneficial soil microbes, causing imbalance. fungi found in soils with high ph. Is spread
by wind, tools, pest vectors, over head watering. Un composted manure's can spread fungi
enters through root system. water logged soils.
- Spray any one of the follow:
Baking Soda/Seaweed Spray,
Bacterial spray (SuperSeaweed, Brix Mix for example) ,
Compost Tea spray, see Compost
Milk spray, see milk page
Rock Dust Tea spray, see rock dust tea page
Garlic Oil spray,
see garlic page
- immediate removal/disposal of infected plant parts.
- cleaning of tool (use either bleach, alcohol or H2O3..use a mild solution). Clean
in-between each cutting.
- application of Compost/mulch see
- controlling overhead watering
- controlling pest vectors such as ants/aphids. pest helps spread diseases.
Keep ants under control.
Long term solutions
- use certified
seeds preferable certified organic.
- plant resistant varieties.
- crop rotation
- debris removal and destroy
- soaker or drip systems
- regular applications of compost/mulch
- zero use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides.
- Rock Dust/ mineral application regularly.
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
March 17, 2013
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