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The New Way To Protect Your Plants From The Heat

Physical Plant Protection Is Past Its Prime

British weather is some of the most changeable in the world. While we don’t have a lot of ‘extreme’ weather, it’s nearly impossible to accurately predict, which can make life very difficult for gardeners.

That’s why we have so many physical methods of protecting our plants. Plant blankets for cover in the winter and greenhouse shading and water irrigation in the summer are a few of the most popular methods. But it’s always been hotly debated as to how well these methods really work.

This is why we have developed a range of products that can protect your plants from unpredictable weather more efficiently. We know that by bringing out certain qualities in plants, we can help them to help themselves by managing their natural reaction to stressful situations.

Here’s an example – When a plant is subject to high temperatures its natural reaction is to wilt and abort its flowers in a last ditch attempt to survive. This happens because the plant can’t get enough moisture from the soil in order to cope with the high temperatures.

This adds up to the risk of your plants dying when a sudden hot spell comes along.

However, by changing the plant’s natural reaction to heat stress you can save them from this fate. Envii Chill Out reprograms the plant’s natural reaction by redirecting a plant’s growth into its roots rather than growing upwards and suppresses the gene that makes a plant abort flowers and shoots. This means that when high temperatures come along, the plant has a much larger source of water and nutrients to survive on. Then, when the temperature drops to a normal level, the plant automatically returns to its normal growth and development.

The product was initially designed for glasshouses in the Middle East where temperatures soar to over 40°C. Then, having been extensively tested by the University of Nottingham, we decided to launch it to amateur and professional gardeners alike. This means that, without the need for complicated water irrigation systems, unreliable shading or constant tending to, gardeners can grow their plants without the risk of them dying from heat stress.

Click here for more information on Envii Chill Out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Testimonial From A Professional Grower

Around 2 months ago we sent some product samples to  John Soulsby, professional grower and owner of a massive nursery dedicated to growing hanging baskets for the wholesale market.

Here’s what he had to say about Envii Chill Out –

“We have not had much of a summer so far this year, but about six weeks ago we had a really nice spell of hot weather. At that time I was sat on a lot of hanging baskets and patio tubs along with a full stock of garden centre plants.

My typical day was to start watering at 6 am and finish watering at 7pm, serving a few wholesale customers in between. I had worked 7 days a week for several weeks and was due a day off.

There was a break from the sunny days forecast for the Saturday so I decided to take the day off. This was a big mistake and going back into work on the Sunday I could have kicked myself. Everything in the greenhouse was limp and looked dead for the need of water.

I knew it was going to take me about 10 or 12 hours to get through all the plants with water and felt sick at the thought of the poor plants at the end. I was sure I had lost them.

I decided to put your product to test and was amazed at the results.

On turning into work on the Monday morning I went straight to the last baskets watered to see if they had pulled around. They looked great, had just about made a full recovery and over the next few weeks grew into super hanging baskets.

This saved me a lot of money from not having to throw them on the compost heap.

Thank you so much for your product.”

Envii Chill Out is available from our website www.bio8.co.uk ,  Amazon & eBay.

Thanks to John for giving the product a go!

 

Protect Your Plants From The Heatwave

We’re in the middle of a heatwave. Hot air is coming up from Africa causing temperature of over 30°C in some parts of the UK. For most people, this is a cause for celebration but for gardeners it means your plants are at risk. If the temperature outside is over 30°C, imagine what the temperature in your greenhouse can rise to.

Most of us serious gardeners have, at one time or another, had plants die because of hot weather. That’s why we have developed a new and more reliable way of protecting our plants from the heat.

It’s called Envii Chill Out and it’s designed to change the way a plant reacts to heat stress and allow it to survive.

Envii Chill Out reprograms the plant’s natural reaction by redirecting growth into its roots rather than growing upwards and suppresses the gene that makes a plant abort flowers and shoots. This means that when high temperatures come along, the plant has a much larger source of water and nutrients to survive on. Then, when the temperature drops to a normal level, the plant automatically returns to its normal growth and development.

It’s been extensively tested in the Middle East and in The University of Nottingham to ensure it really works. However, perhaps the most interesting result of these findings was the other beneficial effects Chill Out can have on your plants. It’s been proven to improve the flavour, growth and yield of plants which, in our opinion, is a pretty good side-effect to have.

For more information or to buy Envii Chill Out, click here.

The New Way To Protect Your Plants From British Weather

British weather is some of the most changeable in the world. While we don’t have a lot of ‘extreme’ weather, it’s nearly impossible to accurately predict, which can make life very difficult for gardeners.

That’s why we have so many physical methods of protecting our plants. Plant blankets for cover in the winter and greenhouse shading and water irrigation in the summer are a few of the most popular methods. But it’s always been hotly debated as to how well these methods really work.

Click here to read – Why greenhouse shading isn’t the best option for your plants.

This is why we have developed a range of products that can protect your plants from unpredictable weather more efficiently. We know that by bringing out certain qualities in plants, we can help them to help themselves by managing their natural reaction to stressful situations.

Here’s an example – When a plant is subject to high temperatures its natural reaction is to wilt and abort its flowers in a last ditch attempt to survive. This happens because the plant can’t get enough moisture from the soil in order to cope with the high temperatures.

This adds up to the risk of your plants dying when a sudden hot spell comes along.

However, by changing the plant’s natural reaction to heat stress you can save them from this fate. Envii Chill Out reprograms the plant’s natural reaction by redirecting a plant’s growth into its roots rather than growing upwards and suppresses the gene that makes a plant abort flowers and shoots. This means that when high temperatures come along, the plant has a much larger source of water and nutrients to survive on. Then, when the temperature drops to a normal level, the plant automatically returns to its normal growth and development.

The product was initially designed for glasshouses in the Middle East where temperatures soar to over 40°C. Then, having been extensively tested by the University of Nottingham, we decided to launch it to amateur and professional gardeners alike. This means that, without the need for complicated water irrigation systems, unreliable shading or constant tending, gardeners can grow their plants without the risk of them dying from heat stress.

For more information or to buy Chill Out, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why You Shouldn’t Be Using Greenhouse Shading

Greenhouse shading has been around as long as…well, greenhouses. Whether it’s emulsion paint, cloth or even those fancy roll-able wooden ones, the idea is the same. On a hot day, greenhouse temperatures can soar to well over 30°C and if we don’t keep plants cool by blocking out the sun, they’ll die. Right?

It is partly right. Hot weather is a common threat to gardeners and one that keeps us constantly vigilant. We must make sure plants are well watered, our greenhouses & poly-tunnels are well ventilated and the temperature is monitored at all times. But is blocking the sun out really the right option?

By blocking out the sun we are reducing the effect of photosynthesis. Plants depend on light to grow, so the more light we block out, the less they will grow. What if we had a spell of hot weather that lasted weeks? Okay, it’s not very likely, but the only option would be to starve the plants of sunlight until the weather cooled down again.

Then you have the added stress of getting to your greenhouse every sunny morning and opening the vents, applying the shading etc.  Not to mention the risk of breaking a pane of glass in the process.

We’ve got a simpler option that not only protects your plants but has been proven to increase growth and yield in tests done at The University of Nottingham.

Envii Chill Out removes the need for shading or painting greenhouses. It’s a bio-stimulant designed to allow plants to survive and thrive in temperatures above 30°C. It’s made up of plant extracts that work together to manage a plant’s reaction to heat stress. The plant’s natural reaction of aborting buds, flowers and shoots is changed to direct the plant into growing larger roots and focus on getting more nutrients and water from the soil.

Then, when the temperatures drop, the plant continues to grow aerially but with the benefit of larger root system to get more nutrients and therefore improve growth and yield.

This means that by treating your greenhouse plants with Chill Out, you can grow with confidence even when the sun is out. The product has been extensively tested in Middle Eastern glasshouses where the temperature can rise above 40°C.

Think of it as an all-round plant treatment for greenhouses or poly-tunnels that will save you time, effort and most importantly make sure your plants will continue to grow all summer long.

Click here for more information about Chill Out.

 

 

 

 

5 Tips To Keep Your Greenhouse Plants Protected

Treat with Envii Chill Out

We’ll start with this one because we believe it’s the most important thing you can do to protect your plants. Envii Chill Out reprograms the plants natural reaction to wilt and abort leaves and flowers when it gets too hot and instead redirects the plant’s growth to its roots, allowing it to take more water and nutrients. It also has the added benefits of increased yield and improved flavour of edible plants. Treat every 14 days and reap the rewards!

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Make sure the air is flowing through

Good airflow is important to keeping a greenhouse cool. Roof vents are the most effective form of ventilation; hot air rises through convection and escapes through the roof keeping the greenhouse cooler. It’s also important to have some ventilation on the side to let cooler air in. On smaller greenhouses the door can be used as a vent to great effect.

Choose the right plants

Do your homework. Greenhouse conditions mirror more tropical climates which is why we can grow tropical plants like tomatoes and chillies. There are hundreds of places on the internet to find this information but here’s one we like – http://theselfsufficientliving.com/growing-vegetables-and-fruits-in-a-green-house/

Water the soil, not the plant

If someone was really hot and dehydrated would you throw a glass water over them or pass it them to drink? It’s the same principle with plants and you might be thinking we’re pointing out the obvious but you wouldn’t believe how common this mistake is.

Check regularly

Vigilance is paramount! Keep a constant watchful eye on your plants. They’ll quickly tell you if the conditions aren’t right.

Thanks for reading!

Image by Ronald Saunders