My friend Saul, who writes a garden column for the Auburn Journal asked if I had heard of a product that he is writing about called â€œMessengerâ€ by Eden Bio-Science. He had visited a grower of Camellias who had been using it and liked it. Since I had not heard of it I did a little research. According to their website â€œThe technology is based on a family of naturally occurring proteins called â€œharpinsâ€.
Harpins â€œstimulate natural reactions in plants that enhance disease resistance, growth, and floweringâ€ according to Eden Bio-Science. Itâ€™s a powder that is mixed with water and sprayed as a fine mist on the leaves about every 3 weeks. Bio-science says that the use of â€œMessengerâ€ â€œmeans healthier plants, more flowers, more fruit, and your best garden ever! This revolution in plant care and production is now available to you for home and garden use. Now all your flowering plants, flowers, and trees can be healthier and more productive.â€
This is exciting stuff as the product is quite safe to use and has been approved on aquatic plants, on or above the water line, as well as endorsed by The American Rose Society. I wonder if Barrie at Garden Mob has heard of this? The Bio-Science Web site sayâ€™s â€œMessenger can be used on all types of plants growing indoors and outdoors, including edible fruits and vegetables right up to the day of harvest.â€
If it is what the say itâ€™s another step in controlling plant diseases which often involve some of the most toxic of fungicides. Since we are considering carrying this product I was wondering if any one out there knows about it, has bought it, or is using it?