Re: herbs and bacterial rot (was Moth Balls etc)
> Now if only herbs would repel bacteria. Anybody know of anything which does
> repel soil bacteria (iris soft rot) rather than kill them? I know they
> aren't all that mobile, but when they invade a host, is that a passive
> process? I have read about root exudates and all the beneficial and
> destructive microorganisms that depend on them - are there some exudates that
> tast bad to a bacterium? Or is the best we could hope for that some exudates
> nourish the microbial predators that eat the bacteria?
> Linda Mann email@example.com
This is at best a partial answer, but I have read that after soil fumigation
a treatment (or emendment)with mushroom compost helps weigh the balance in
favor of the good wee beasties over the bad wee beasties.