How to Make Magic Mix12 June 2019 Robin Powell
At a Garden Clinic class held at Honeysuckle Nursery in Mosman we wondered aloud at all the plants bursting with health and vitality, with shiny, glossy leaves and so much energy they seemed about to leap off the shelves.
The answer is this Magic Mix, the recipe for which Honeysuckle Nursery has kindly shared and which we have been using on our garden ever since. It prevents pests and disease attack, strengthens the cell walls and feeds the plants. It really is magic!
Your garden will love you come summer. Photo – Robin Powell
You can’t just buy Magic Mix straight off the shelf, you need to combine the following ingredients and agitate to mix well. Scale up the amounts to suit your needs:
a litre of water
5 ml Eco-aminogrow,
3 ml Eco-oil
2 ml Eco-neem
a saltspoon of Eco-seaweed
A cottage garden theme will love the extra attention in spring. Photo – Robin Powell
Spray onto the top and bottom leaves of every plant taking care to reach the interior leaves and stems. A whizz-bang sprayer is your good friend here.
Repeat weekly, monthly or seasonally. It’s up to you. More often equals more benefits.
A tropical garden suits this time of foliar fertilising. Photo – Robin Powell
What it does
Eco-aminogrow boosts plant health and feeds the plants through the leaves. Eco-seaweed provides a tonic to strengthen plant cell walls enabling plants to better withstand pests and diseases. Eco-oil smothers small-bodied insects like scale and aphids and provides a barrier to other insects. It also helps the mixed solution stick to the leaves. Eco-neem provides safe control of caterpillars and sucking insects.
For severe infestations of scale or mealy bug increase the quantity of Eco-oil to 5ml per litre.
For powdery mildew or other fungal diseases swap the Eco-neem for Eco-fungicide.
After a whizz bang sprayer ?
We like the Swagman Sprayer, it’s rechargeable (no pumping), great quality, and comes in a 8 litre lightweight capacity. It is available for sale through our shop or in your pack when you join the Garden Clinic Club, or extend your membership this week. We also throw the brilliant Eco-Organic Garden products you need to get you started in your hamper as well!