Born in Berlin, René Wadas is a master gardener and lives with his family near Braunschweig. For years, he has journeyed across northern Germany as a “plant doctor”, helping amateur gardeners with their “patients”. He has since trained employees at garden centres and DIY stores as well as farmers and biologists nationwide in his area of expertise.
THE PLANT DOCTOR: A HEALTHY GARDEN WITHOUT CHEMICALS
Be it on the balcony, at the allotment or on the vegetable patch, nothing ever thrives anywhere near as well as we hope. What should we do when mildew causes our beloved roses to wither, and spider mites get their teeth into our busy lizzies? Plant doctor René Wadas swears by using purely biological methods of pest control: nettle tinctures, tansy and horsetail extract are usually sufficient to strengthen the plants. You can sometimes even use would-be pests to your advantage: they can do a world of good when used in the right place and in the right amount. In his new book, the plant doctor tells us all there is to know about pests, bugs and the like – as always, in a completely natural way.