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Featured Products – Feed & Fortify and Feed & Protect

What Are Feed & Protect & Feed & Fortify?

This weeks featured products are Feed & Protect and Feed & Fortify.
Feed & Protect and Feed & Fortify are both dual function slug and snail repellents that feed plants whilst deterring pests. They are both 100% safe for all wildlife, pets and humans and can’t be washed away in the rain like other slug products.

How Do Feed & Protect and Feed & Fortify Work?

Feed & Protect is a powder that is dissolved in water and applied to a plants foliage. The plant then absorbs the nutrients provided in the powder to improve growth whilst simultaneously making the plant distasteful to molluscs. The bitter taste that is created by Feed & Protect is so subtle that it cannot be detected by humans. Feed & Protect is a great alternative that will not harm slugs.

Feed & Fortify is made from diatomaceous earth and iron silicates. Diatomaceous earth is a coarse powder that feels like sand to humans but is extremely coarse to molluscs. When slugs or snails try to go over the physical barrier created by Feed & Fortify they receive lots of tiny lacerations that break down it’s slimy coat and cause it to dehydrate and die. The Iron silicates in the powder release vital micronutrients into the soil to improve plant growth.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…

Ms Christine J – Have used this in 2 small areas of the garden and so far so good will await to see what happens

Karen Bergeman – Very easy to use, we bought it as needed something that would not harm my cat and others that visit, and of course the Wildlife
Thanks

Bruce Murray – Easy to apply – so far no slugs!

Where Do Slugs Live?

Slugs live underground and this is where they spend most of their time. Whilst underground, they will digest any seedlings that have been planted, lay eggs and feed on the roots of developed plants. Feed & Protect makes the whole plant distasteful to slugs, including the roots and foliage but does not affect the flavour of plants to humans.

How to Stop Slugs Eating Plants?

There are two methods of stopping slugs eating plants, you can either deter them and keep them away from your plants or you can kill them. Copper tape is often used as a deterrent for slugs but people have mixed results with it and some say that if the slug really wants to get over it, they will! Feed & Protect makes plants distasteful to slugs and as a result they won’t eat them making it the perfect deterrent.
Poisonous slug pellets are often used to kill slugs and whilst these are fairly effective, they are very unsightly and can be fatal to pets, other wildlife and children. Feed & Fortify is a great way to kill slugs as it is 100% safe for pets, and children and acts as a dual product by feeding the plant whilst repelling slugs.

Best Way to Kill Slugs?

There are numerous ways of killing slugs. From poisonous slug pellets, to traps that are designed to lure in slugs, trap them and then kill them. Most of these methods are successful and will kill slugs, however, many of them are unsightly and spoil the aesthetics of your garden or allotment. Feed & Fortify is and effective slug killer that is made of diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth is a natural product that is made up from fossilized crustaceans and sea creatures. To humans, pets and other wildlife, it just feels like sand, but to molluscs it is extremely rough and causes lots of lacerations to their wet skin. This essentially dehydrates them and causes them to die.

“Sleepless Slugs” are invading British gardens

Last week, BugLife Conservation Charity warned of an invasion of “sleepless slugs” this year.

The organisation suggested that 2016 will see an increased number of slugs due to last year’s wet summer and the warmest winter on record.

Slugs normally hibernate when temperatures drop and stay low. However, this year the temperatures never really dropped which means that slugs have been growing in number all winter long. The warm winter also meant that plants started growing earlier giving the slugs a larger food source and therefore making them bigger.

This could cause devastation to British gardens.

A few weeks ago we wrote two blog posts that could save your garden in the fight against slugs and snails this year!

6 Tips For The Fight Against Slugs & Snails

Protect Against Slugs & Snails with Envii Feed & Protect

Our probiotic products are a natural and powerful way to deter slugs and snails.

Envii Feed and Protect delivers essential micronutrients as a plant food and also acts as a slug/snail repellent.

Envii Feed and Fortify provides a physical barrier to slugs and snails whilst aiding plant’s uptake of nutrients.

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A look at Envii Feed and Protect.

This week I’m going to talk about one of our favourite products – Feed and Protect. It’s a product that we supply so admittedly my view is a little biased but I will link you to some other bloggers who have written about it over the summer to even the playing field.

What is it?

Feed and Protect is, in layman’s terms, a plant food that repels slugs and snails. It’s made up of a concentrated selection of micro-nutrients which act in the same way as a foliar feed but, by pure chance, it also makes the plants extremely distasteful to slugs and snails. This makes Feed and Protect unique in the market as it essentially acts as an all-in-one plant treatment.

Where did it come from?

We don’t actually make Feed and Protect here at Envii. In fact, we came across it whilst talking to our partners in industrial agriculture; they were using it on vast fields of crops where a high yield is essential to their profit margins. Being gardeners ourselves, we knew that there wasn’t anything else like it on the market – because we’d be buying it! The only problem was that it came in 1 tonne sacks, so we asked them if we could re-package it in more manageable quantities and sell it to the home and garden market.

What else do I need to know?

Well, there are two other main selling points to tell you about. Firstly, it’s a natural product; all the ingredients are naturally occurring and it doesn’t contain any chemicals. Secondly, it’s safe for pets; this is a big one for a lot of our customers as so many people are concerned about putting slug pellets down on the ground and having their beloved pets eat them up.

Don’t just take our word for it!

feed-and-protect-lettuce-test-crop

 

Earlier this year we sent out samples of Feed and Protect to various people in the industry. Here are links to two bloggers who wrote product reviews about it.

John Harrison

http://allotment-garden.org/garden-diary/3665/pro-biotics-the-new-wave/

Alison Levey

http://www.blackberrygarden.co.uk/2015/08/product-review-envil-feed-and-protect.html

Soon we’ll be selling Feed and Protect direct from our website but in the meantime it’s available on Amazon and eBay.

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