Nemasys® Grow your Own - With seed sales soaring, growing your own fruit and vegetables is becoming popular. It is great for children to have a go, so they know where their food comes from PLUS home grown fruit and veg tastes so much better. But things can go wrong and pests can attack your produce, so stop this happening by applying Nemasys® Grow your Own during the growing season (from April and September) to control ALL the main insect pests WITHOUT using chemicals. Nemasys Grow Your Own is safe to use on food crops, is suitable for use on organic crops and it will not harm pets, children, wildlife or bees. Available NOW.
Nemasys® Grow your Own - This unique mix of different nematodes will protect your fruit and vegetables from the main insect pests including carrot root fly, cabbage root fly, leatherjackets, cutworms, onion fly, sciarid fly, caterpillars, gooseberry sawfly, thrips, and codling moth. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own to the soil with a watering can / hose end feeder to control soil based insect pests OR apply with a sprayer to control caterpillars and thrip and continue to apply while the pests are active. Nemasys® Grow Your Own should be applied at 2 weekly intervals throughout the growing season. We supply in a twin pack (2 packs per delivery), giving 4 weeks control. Nemasys® Grow Your Own is supplied as a powder, which is mixed with water and each pack will treat up to 60sqm/70sq yds (to treat a smaller area just make the solution stronger as it is impossible to overdose).
Nemasys® Grow your Own SINGLE Pack (2 weeks control) treats 60 sqm £5.99
Nemasys® Grow your Own TWIN Pack - 2 Packs (4 weeks control - use at 2 week intervals) treats 60 sqm £9.99
"I purchased your Nemasys® nematodes to control Carrot Root Fly and the results so far are really encourgaging. After many efforts at controlling these pests, your product has done the trick - far better than planting french marigolds and / or spring onions between the rows." R Walker
How is it sent? - Nemasys® Grow your Own is a perishable, living product, it is sent out fresh by Royal Mail 1st class post. 1 or 2 packs will go through your letterbox and should be popped in the fridge as soon as possible - they are fine on the doormat while you are at work.
How to apply? - Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own to the soil with a watering can or hose end feeder to control soil based insect pests OR apply with a sprayer to controlling caterpillars and thrip.
Haws Rose no.7 Rose - Watering cans need to be fitted with a coarse rose. We recommend using the Haws Rose no.7, as not all roses are suitable. Hose-end feeder - Used for applying large packs of nematodes. This feeder can also be used for applying liquid feed to plants and lawns. Attaches via standard hose-pipe connector and features both a rose head and jet spray as well as an on / off switch for water flow.
Nemasys® Grow your Own - Apply it early BEFORE you see the pest and continue to apply it while the pest is active (to control carrot root fly apply between mid-April and mid-July) See the list below for specific timings for pests :-
Carrot Root Fly - a serious and widespread pest of carrots, parsnips, celery, celeriac and parsley causing tunnels in the roots. Carrot Root Fly can be a particularly problem in old established gardens where the pest builds up each year. It lays eggs in the soil adjacent to the plant, the eggs hatch out and the 9mm yellow/white maggots burrow into the roots. The maggots stay in the ground over winter, pupate and the life cycle starts again in the spring. Two further generations can appear during the year. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own from April to July - start applying NOW. Apply after sowing and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season when pests are present. Apply as a drench around the roots or where the pest is present. Fortnightly application maintains control and catches subsequent generations.
Cabbage Root Fly - a pest of all brassicas (cabbages, cauliflowers, etc) and root vegetables (turnip, swede and radishes). The fly lays eggs in the soil near the plants and when the eggs hatch the maggots feed on the plant roots. Older plants may survive an attack, but grow slowly and wilt on sunny days. Cabbages often fail to heart and cauliflowers form a tiny heads. Brassicas are particularly vulnerable as seedlings, as they can be be killed by the maggots. The maggots eat the fine roots and just leave a rotting stump, or when roots are swollen as in radish, swede and turnip, they will bore into the roots leaving an inedible mess. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own from April to July - start applying NOW. Apply after planting and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season when pests are present. Apply as a drench around the roots of the plants or where the pest is present. Fortnightly application maintains control and catches subsequent generations.
Onion Fly - attacks onions, leeks, shallots and garlic. The eggs of the onion fly are white and are laid near the base of the plant or in the leaves. In early summer the eggs hatch and the maggots attack the roots causing them collapse and die. In late summer a second generation feed on the swelling onion bulbs causing them to rot. The severity of attacks varies from year to year but, in a bad year, it is almost impossible to grow these crops. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own from April to July - start applying NOW. Apply after planting and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season when pests are present. Apply as a drench around the roots or where the pest is present. Fortnightly application maintains control and catches subsequent generations.
Caterpillars - occur from spring to early autumn. Caterpillars can decimate a vegetable plot, especially brassicas. The caterpillars feed on the outer leaves leaving holes and can completely strip leaves. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own as soon as the caterpillars are first seen applying to all leaf surfaces. Repeat as necessary.
Leatherjackets - are the larval stage of the crane fly or daddy-long-legs. Leatherjacket larvae are about 2.5cm (1" long), greyish black in colour, legless with no distinct head. When you start to see the adult daddy-long-legs in your garden (towards the end of August) you know that in a few days egg laying will begin. These will hatch quickly-within two weeks. The young start to feed, continuing throughout winter, ready to gorge on roots in the spring. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own when pest is present i.e. late summer in the vegetable patch. Repeat application fortnightly to control the pest.
Cutworms - Cutworms are soil-dwelling caterpillars of several species of moth. The can be up to 40mm long and are creamy-brown, greenish-brown or greyish-white in colour. They emerge in June / July and feed on vegetables, fruit and ornamental plants. A second generation then hatches out in August/September causing even more damage. Cutworms cause damage by chewing the base of stems, roots, leaves and tubers. Roots may be severed just below the soil or the outer bark is eaten away leaving the plant to wilt and die. They may attack root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots leaving cavities in them. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own from June to September. Apply after planting and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season when pests are present. Apply as a drench around the roots of the plants or where the pest is present. Fortnightly application maintains control and catches subsequent generations.
Gooseberry Sawfly - is a pest that attacks gooseberries and red and white currants and can strip them of all leaves. Gooseberry Sawfly Caterpillars are up to 20mm long, pale green with two of the species being heavily marked with black spots. Damage starts mid to late spring, but there can be several generations in a season. Apply as soon as the caterpillars are first seen applying to all leaf surfaces, making sure the spray comes into contact with the caterpillars. Apply Nemasys® Grow your Own as soon as the caterpillars are first seen (normally mid May i.e. NOW) applying to all leaf surfaces. Repeat as necessary.
Nemasys® Grow Your Own Factsheet - Available as a PDF, download our Factsheet on controlling pests using Nemasys® Grow Your Own by CLICKING HERE.