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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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How To Extend The Life Of Your Hanging Baskets And Other Flowers

September is a funny time for gardeners. A lot of your time will be spent preparing for next season; treating the garden, planting evergreens, trimming conifers. A lot of jobs that won’t let you reap the rewards for another 8-9 months.

But don’t worry. The season isn’t quite over yet and we’ve got a product that can make it last even longer.

Envii Revive is our rescue/repair remedy for slow-developing or damaged plants. It contains some carefully selected nutrients that can help boost a plant’s health.  After talking to some of our customers, we found that some people were using it on their hanging baskets and other decorative flowers in order to make them last longer. And it works! All you have to do is start spraying the leaves lightly twice a week and you’ll see the life return to your plants in no time.

Click here for more information or to buy Revive.

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!

 

How To Bring Your Plants Back To Life

Sometimes plants don’t work out quite the way you’d hoped.

You’ve followed all the rules and kept a constant, watchful eye but for some reason it just won’t grow. Don’t blame yourself; there can be a hundred and one reasons why a plant won’t grow.

This is why Envii have come up with a solution that can bring a plant back to life or give it a kick-start when it gets off to a slow start.

Envii Revive stimulates a plant’s own steroidal repair mechanism. This means that it dramatically increases the speed at which a plant repairs itself causing amazing results where it appears a plant has come back to life. Of course, Revive can’t actually bring a DEAD plant back to life; once a plant is dead it is, unfortunately, dead.

But if your plant has still got a bit of life in it, there’s a few ways you can use Envii Revive –

Bring a dying plant back to life

Like I already mentioned, if a plant is dead you can’t bring it back to life. To check if a plant is still alive, feel the stems to see if they are pliable and firm then check inside the stem to see if there is a green cast. If the stem shows both these things the plant is still alive which means you can use Envii Revive to bring it back.

Help a slow blooming plant get growing

Sometimes a plant will be slow to bloom. This can be down to overfeeding, lack of light, lack of heat, too much heat… you name it. Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is wrong with the plant which is why Revive is so useful. Use Revive as instructed and your plants should quickly bloom.

Extend the life of your hanging baskets

This is one of the main reasons customers use Revive. By treating your hanging baskets towards the end of the summer, you can prolong the plant’s lifespan into the autumn.

For more information or to buy Revive, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feed & Protect – BBC Radio 2’s Terry Walton Endorsement

You might remember back in March, Terry Walton (BBC Radio 2’s Allotment/Gardening Expert) gave Early Starter a great endorsement.

Well since then he’s been trying out some of our other amazing gardening probiotics.

Here’s what he had to say about Feed & Protect, our two-in-one plant food and slug repellent.

 

” I am well-known for my vegetable growing but I do grow flowers; notably sweet peas to tempt pollinating insects to my plot. But I have a secret agenda in growing these and that is to please my wife with a fragrant bouquet of these brilliant flowers when I am late back from the plot!

They are however not the easiest plants to grow and are a delicacy for slugs and snails. Also they succumb to diseases and aphids very quickly.

I received a tub of Envii Feed and Protect and this looked like a solution to many of my sweet pea problems.  When they were planted out I watered them with a solution of this product and they grew vigorously. I was sceptical of its claim to ward off slugs and snails due to making its foliage distasteful to these munching molluscs!

I haven’t tasted its foliage myself, but there is no doubt that its leaves have not been ‘nibbled’.

The plants are watered every ten days with Envii Feed & Protect and I must say they are the healthiest sweet peas I have ever grown. The flowers are just appearing and I have had no bud drop this year which is a bonus.

The product also meets my ethos of organic gardening and there are no dead poisoned bodies of slugs to affect the wild life in my area.

This certainly looks the answer to my prayers for this crop and I will certainly try it out on my vulnerable vegetable crops.”

Another big thanks to Terry Walton for his endorsements!

Click here for more information on Feed & Protect. 

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

Customer Stories – Ian Stewart

We recently sent some Envii Foundation to competition grower, Ian Stewart. Here’s what he had to say –

“I remember as a young boy in the Sixties, watching my father tend the plants in the Colliery Manager’s greenhouse and I asked him, “What makes a good gardener?”

He replied, “A plant is like a human, it does not like to be too wet or dry, too hot or cold.” These were wise words.

Looking around, all the plants were glowing with health this year. I have used Envii Foundation and the results brought back memories of those plants that were grown to perfection.

I potted show leeks on from 7inch pots to 12inch deep fill pots. The plants put on so much growth they were pot bound in 4 weeks! With some of the leftover mix, I potted the tomatoes and they doubled in size in one week.

I am too well known in the North East to recommend anything that isn’t the best as we have some of the greatest show gardeners in the world here and they would put me in my place if I was wrong!

I am looking forward to a full season using Bio8’s Envii products as they are an asset to any gardener that wants the best.”

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Click here for more information.