Gabriel and Fiona Poole, Pinnacle Nursery Wingham.
We grow cut flowers in coco peat bags and pots in a semi hydroponic system.
In about April 2015 we started using the Biocast+ through the fertigation system. Though we were quite sceptical and reluctant at first, after the very first application we were very quickly convinced that adding biology to our plants has made a huge difference and now we are HUGE fans of Biocast+..!
Gerbera plants are very prone to Powdery mildew and it was a constant battle with lots of trial and error testing different fungicides. Within days of the first application we noticed there was a difference, not only was the powdery mildew not forming on the new leaves it was less active on the old ones.
We also grow Sim carnations and a range of other cut flower crops in plastic greenhouses so the humidity is high. Even through a wet summer we noticed more disease resistance, strength, length and number of stems.
We particularly noticed the difference in the Sim carnations, the flower heads are bigger, the stems longer and stronger, Sim carnation stems need support and we went from 5 layers of support wires down to 3 which is a huge saving for us in terms of labour and efficiency.
When we transplant plant plugs from propagation we inoculate the plants in the diluted Biocast+ first, then instead of taking 4 to 5 days to establish, we find that the new roots are growing within hours. This represents fewer losses and more vigour in the small plants.
We now use it every month through the fertigation and the only month we did not get excellent results was a month we missed…lesson learned and noted..!
We have found we need considerable less fertiliser because the nutrients are more available and efficient.
We wish Lee every success, we believe he is on a winner with this product. Now that we have a better understanding of the enormous difference that adding biology to the growing media makes, we are also delighted to share our success story and recommend Biocast+ to both home gardeners and wholesale growers alike.
Peter Bisoglio. Former owner and grower at Forest Glen Roses, Glenorie.
As a former nurseryman and cut flower grower I am quite passionate about and spend considerable time planting , maintaining, tending and extending my garden, I grow a range of vegetable crops to share with my extended family and cultivate a range of special house plants for display in and around our home.
Lee gave me a 5 litle bottle of Biocast+ back in March this year and I decided to trial in on my orchids and house plants. The results are nothing short of remarkable. The Phalaenopsis orchid leaves doubled in size and became a rich healthy green colour, even through the winter months. The sprays of flower buds are branched and almost triple the size and in number of buds, They are currently bringing great joy to my wife and I as they are displayed in our home.
Biocast+ is odour free, easy to mix and apply, safe and very economical in use, I believe that there is an extensive range of applications available for improved plant growth and increased flower quality, across all sectors of the nursery and garden industry.
Del Thomas: Almost three years ago in late spring, Lee offered to spray my garden with Biocast+, within a few days I was fascinated to notice there was no powdery mildew on the new growth on my small home garden pumpkin crop, then it became apparent that all my vegetables, tomatoes, lettuce, asian greens etc were more pest resistant. the root systems were more dense and it became obvious that the garden needed less water to thrive. I now understand that this is because of the biology on the leaves and stems.
After the construction was finished on my home some 5 years ago, I slowly and deliberately chose what and where I could plant my favourite trees & shrubs, The soil in my garden is heavy clay and under normal conditions plant growth is slow, however, since I have been applying the liquid vermicast, my garden very pleasingly looks like it has been established for many years. Apart from the trees that form the garden structure, I mostly grow foliage plants suitable to be used in my flower arranging and especially need that to be pest and disease free with a healthy richness in the various shades of greens.
New plants, especially annuals and smaller fill in shrubs and perennials are drenched before planting and there is a follow spray up during the growing season with a monthly spray, particularly for plants that I am fostering along for specific purposes, whilst the rest of the trees and shrubs continue to get an annual spraying to drip point.
In my humble opinion, the reality is…it all comes down to soil biology and the ability of plants to convert existing trace elements and minerals into available nutrient.