[NAFEX] Substitute for Surround

Pat Meadows pat at containerseeds.com
Tue May 17 13:40:00 EDT 2005

On Tue, 17 May 2005 09:48:16 -0700, you wrote:

>It's an experiment the USDA has conducted.  It found milk to be an effective
>treatment for fungal diseases and blossom end rot on tomatoes.  The former
>effect may be due to encouraging the growth of friendly bacteria that
>inhibit fungus growth, and the latter could simply have been due to the
>calcium the milk provided.  It may have other applications.  It was tested
>as a treatment, not a preventative.
>When I have a plant disease I often try a spray made from powdered milk and
>blender-liquified garlic.  It's very broad-acting.

Thank you for this - very useful.

Can you give us a rough idea of how much powdered milk to
how much water?  And do you liquefy the garlic right in the
(mixed) water and milk?

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