Archive for November, 2009

Steaming on the “Green Week 2010″, Berlin

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

The horticulture consulting department of LB Berlin plans to introduce steaming systems for hobby gardeners on the Green Week in Berlin in January.

Owners of smaller garden plots shall have the chance to get more information on the advantages of steaming.

What works for big growers also works for small growers

It takes a little more efforts but steaming on a smaller scale is feasible. Before cultivation soil and “self-made” compost are freed from weeds, weed seeds and in particular pest and diseases without chemicals – 100% residue free!

Plants pay back with better growth and more nutrients!
This fact is scientifically proven. Hence Mr. Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Hentschel from  the renowned Humbold-University, Berlin, unreservedly recommends steaming, also for hobby users.

Quote:

“Less toxins = more nature and active, healthy regeneration

This slogan is followed by more and more hobby gardeners that show responsibility towards society as responsible citizens. For small growers joy of gardening already starts when seeding plants.

Healthy seedlings only grow in healthy soil which is not always available in abundance in small garden plots. Also purchased soil or compost not always fulfill all high phytohygienic requirements for seedlings.

A small steam generator in the shape of a push cart which gets introduced at the upper mentioned event,  is a suitable solution. This inexpensive and easy to use device sterilizes about 70 to 80 liters of substrate within 2 hours and  just € 1,- energy cost.

This old but technically newly improved steaming method uses temperatures of just 60 to 80 degrees which are sufficient to successfully sterilize fresh compost and contaminated soil. Steaming not only improves the condition of soil or substrate but also unblocks nutrients and enhances the starting position and the resistance against pest and diseases of seedlings.

I think that this device has been long waited for by hobby gardeners. It supports their ecologically minded and responsible activities and should be available in every garden.“