2006, USA, Soysoap 100 " Volutella Pachysandrae And The Wonder Juice!"
We recently received a sample gallon of your Wonder Juice. We are thrilled with the results we have seen so far. and I just wanted to let you know in case this might be of any use to you.
The reason for our purchase was the problem we have had for several years with a worsening case of a fungus, "Volutella Pachysandrae", on our pachysandra plantings. (We have a long driveway that is lined with this plant.) We have tried several fungicides and also copper, which is extremely caustic and dangerous to use. Our results were minimal at best. The fungus continued to spread and destroy more and more of our plants.
So far this spring we have used the Juice to wash the plantings three times. The results are very exciting. Plants which in the past would have been lost, now are sending forth new growth! Weak plants now look much healthier. Healthy plants now look like they have been given a wonder drug.
Since we had the Juice, we also applied it to all of our other plants. The results are once again beyond any expectations we may have had. Plants which have just sort of hung on while we battled fungus are now standing up strong and prospering. Again the analogy of a terminally sick patient having been given some kind of wonder drug.
Finally, we have also been fighting white flies and leaf miners. They are nowhere to be seen after a few applications!
I've never liked marketers or advertisers; but, if our experience is typical, then you have a very successful product that is just begging for a strong marketing approach to sell it not as a cleaner but as a gardener's wonder drug.
Volutella stem and leaf blight is the most devastating fungal disease of Pachysandra. This disease can destroy large areas in a bed.
Infected leaves first develop tan or brown blotches with dark brown margins, which expand, often with concentric lighter and darker zones.
Stem and stolon cankers can become numerous and plants start to wilt and die. Cankers appear as water-soaked diseased areas, turn brown,
shrivel and often girdle the stem. Orangish spore masses develop in the cankered areas and the underside of infected leaves.
Pachysandra Green - Hardy and easy to grow. This Green Carpet is deservedly one of the most widely used ground covers. It is handsome and foolproof, thriving even in the dense shade of evergreens! Try it along shady walks, in enclosed courtyards, and on steep terraces in either partial sun or shade.