Beneficial Nematodes

“When released into the soil, nematodes seek out the larvae and pupae of susceptible pests by sensing the heat and carbon dioxide they generate. They enter pests through various orifices or directly through the “skin.” Once inside the host, they release a bacterium that kills it within a day or two. They will continue to feed on the remains, multiplying as they do, before exhausting it and leaving to seek another food source…”

Compost tea application results

11255132_10205745203721923_449703106_n   R. Red buds after 2weeks of 2nd application2

Here are comparison photos of the Red Bud trees from early May to early August 2015. The picture to the left is before compost tea application and the picture to the right is after the 2nd application of compost tea.

Before the first freeze I am going to do a soil drench with compost tea to help set the stage for the soil this winter! I am excited to see how much the trees will improve next Spring! YAAAY!