getting rid of nematodes

zzackey(8b GA)March 25, 2008

Hi! I need help getting nematodes out of my garden! I know that I can put clear plastic down for a few months in the summer and that will kill them, but I'm ready to plant now!! Are there any plants that deter them? Thanks!! Maggie

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi Maggie,

I found this from the link below.
Treatment: Marigolds or Alliums as underplanting are said to repel nematodes. Nematodes can be dealt with by planting nematode-free plants into parts of the garden where nematodes haven't been a problem previously.

and

There are good and bad nematodes. Many of them are beneficial to your soil and limit damage caused by other garden pests by feeding on them. Non-beneficial nematodes are only a problem in specific areas and climates.

hth...Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Other Invertebrate Pests

    Bookmark   March 25, 2008 at 1:35PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Thanks! I knew about the marigolds, but not the allium family! I will be rotating my crops this year, so I'll see how it works! Also my hubby is putting in 1 or 2 raised beds with potting soil, so I know they won't be in there!! Maggie

    Bookmark   March 25, 2008 at 4:42PM
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