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Jerry Baker's nematode solution

  • Subject: Jerry Baker's nematode solution
  • From: "Cindy Johnson" cidjohnson323@comcast.net
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 09:57:00 -0500

A friend of mine sent the following about killing nematodes.  I wonder what
kind of nematodes Jerry Baker wrote about.  Aren't there different kinds and
what do you think of the following remedies?

Cindy Johnson
White Bear Lake, MN

Jerry Baker gave a remedy on the nematodes in his Backyard Gardening Book,
page 260.  It is based on their attraction to sugar/sweet: 1.  Spread 5 pounds
of sugar over every 50 square feet of planting area.  The nematodes will choke
on the stuff.  2.  Starve 'em out.  Grow only french marigolds in the soil for
one season.  Nematodes can't infect French marigold roots, so the culprits
strarve to death.  3.  Saturate the planting area with my No, Mo' Nematodes
Tonic (1 can of beer, 1 cup of molasses  Mix these ingredients in your 20
gallon hose-end sprayer, and thoroughly soak any area where nasty nematodes
are doing their dirty work)."

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