Early Starter Makes The Gardening Season Longer!
11 July 2016 09:52
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Envii Early Starter
Gardening isn’t just for when the sun is out. With more and more people growing their own vegetables and gardening for more than just a hobby, it’s important that they get the most out of the season. This is why we’ve developed a plant treatment that allows plants to grow in colder temperatures and repairs them when they have been damaged by the cold.
This means gardeners can grow later into the autumn and earlier in the spring so they can keep their friends and family fed all year round. Early Starter really is a revolution in seasonal veg growing.
The Science Behind It
Early Starter works by suppressing the genes that make a plant go into ‘survival’ mode when the temperature drops below a certain point. It effectively reprograms the plant to generate more root growth, rather than aerial growth, so that it has better access to water and nutrients. This gives it the sustenance it needs to grow away and, in extreme cases, recover from pest or disease attack.
The biostimulant properties of Early Starter ensure rapid healthy plant growth and development, often with more bud sites and bigger plants, even when the temperature is normal.
Treated plants grow on longer in the autumn and start growing sooner in the spring. Early Starter will not give full protection from frost, but treated plants show reduced damage and faster recovery than untreated ones. Best results are achieved when used in conjunction with plant blankets, but it can be used on its own.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
Terry Walton, BBC Radio 2’s Allotment/Gardening Expert, trialled Early Starter. Here’s what he had to say: “My gardening year starts in January in a heated greenhouse when in go my onions, lettuce, cabbage and broad beans. These are started off in the warmest part of the greenhouse and after transplanting they are moved to the cooler area.
This winter has been the warmest and wettest on record and a total lack of sunshine. The seedlings just sat there refusing to grow. So, action was needed and I came across Early Starter from Envii. This stated it would stimulate growth of these plants in the lower temperatures and encourage growth. I filled my pressure sprayer with tepid water and added the correct amount of Early Starter liquid and gave my seed trays a wetting with this liquid. After a couple of days and another spraying these dormant seedlings decided to grow again! I must say I was sceptical that this would happen but the proof is in the results.
This is definitely part of my ‘armoury’ in future.
Based on my results I would strongly recommend it to any gardener looking to grow in the early season when the weather is cold.”
Update from Terry Walton 16/02/2017
“Amazing Results! This is a must have for any gardener in early spring!
Last year Early Starter kick started the growth of my plants in my greenhouse where they had stopped growing due to the cold weather.
Plants have shown strong growth and look more healthy and are promising good yields
I would recommend for any grower who struggles to get plants growing early in the season”