Rootgrow AFTER PLANT Ericaceous Feed 1kg
AFTER PLANT Ericaceous Food includes both rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi and beneficial bacteria, offering a lifetime of benefits to the treated plant. The product is a dry granule formulation and is ideal as an early season treatment at the first signs of growth, following first flush and throughout the growing season. Recommended as a top up after the Ericoid Rootgrow with Mycorrhizal Fungi application at time of planting.
How to use:
Sprinkle 1-2 handfuls around the base of the plant and lightly fork into the soil. Water well.
Mycorrhizal fungi are soil inhabiting microorganisms. In most soils the level of mycorrhizal fungi living close to the plants roots is not high enough for plants to benefit from this special relationship where the plants are suppling carbon and sugars to fungus in return for lifetime nutrient supply. Mycorrhizal fungi can increase the active root area of plants by up to 700 times resulting in: - Earlier, better and more balanced growth resulting in more abundant flowers and fruit - Healthier and more dense root system - Increased ability to uptake nutrients from the soil, (the network of mycorrhizal fungi act like a net catching nutrients and preventing leaching) - better drought tolerance (due to the vast fungal root making best use of all available soil moisture) - better uptake of fertilisers and reduced need for synthetic or chemical fertilisers - increased uptake of sequestered elements (the ultra-fine fungal strands can unlock nutrients from the soil) - reduced mortality of plants, especially specimen plants, roses and plants that are difficult to establish, or plants being transplanted (the mycorrhizal fungi colonise weak or damaged roots and start transferring nutrients and water to the rose much faster than its own roots) - Stabilisation of surface - Improved resistance to soil pathogens and environmental stress.
The beneficial bacteria in the product are nitrogen fixing bacteria that can increase nitrogen flow into the plant. These species also produce natural plant growth promoting hormones, such as auxins that naturally encourage healthy plant growth.