Some vegetable plants such as courgettes (zucchini – baby marrows), tomatoes and French beans grown in this practitioner’s garden used to suffer from a powdery mildew soon after their first crop, then collapse and die, even though they are frequently fed with cow manure and worming compost, and treated with a solution of Neem oil mixed with a chilli and soap solution.
The gardener was told to put one drop of SR264 Silicea 6X in a watering can soon after planting and continue it weekly throughout the growing period. This simple treatment did wonders! The wilting plants started to recover, thus giving higher yield. The new ones just planted grew to be strong, healthy and very productive.
The practitioner's comment:
This information comes from Homoeopathy for Farm & Garden by Vaikanthanath Kaviraj. Also recommended is soaking seeds in SR264 Silicea 6x prior to germinating.
The editor's comment:
Another practitioner wrote in to say that a grower in Auroville has tried SR264 Silicea 30C on plants and gets better results from this compared to using other organic pesticides.