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What is the household alternative for nematodes?
Nematodes are a living breathing form of life. There is no alternative, household or otherwise. Are you referring to beneficial nematodes or harmful nematodes? There are home remedies for controlling harmful nematodes.What is the household alternative for nematodes?
Nematodes are a living breathing form of life. There is no alternative, household or otherwise. Are you referring to beneficial nematodes or harmful nematodes? There are home remedies for controlling harmful nematodes.
You may be interested in the idea of using ground shell and other forms of chitin in compost. Nema make their protective layers of chitin, and it is rumoured that the biology turning up to utilize the chitin in meal will also eat nema and anything else using chitin for protection. Essential oils are used too. Nema go far too deep to obliterate, but you can slow them long enough to make a productive crop.Harmful nematodes are usually the ones that feed on the roots of your plants. They really only are a problem when there's not enough oxygen in the soil. And they usually go after plants that aren't getting all the nutrients they need so the cells walls of the root are weak.
One way to deal with it them is apply compost and compost tea that you know has really good biology. The really good biology will make sure that the soil has enough oxygen and the plant gets all the nutrients it needs. The right soil biology will outcompete and eat the harmful nematodes.
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