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Why can’t I just use a bagged potting mix?

beneficial bacteria

Most commercial potting mixes have been sterilized using a high heat process to kill any weed seeds included with the mix. On some levels, this is a good thing, since we don’t want random weeds sprouting up amongst our plants. Unfortunately, this process also destroys the beneficial fungi and bacteria that would otherwise be living in that soil. Kelp4Less Myco + Innoculant Blend gives you everything you need to restore the beneficial microbiology to your soil. Have you ever stopped to consider the fact no one ever fertilized a forest? Those trees grew with the help of soil bacteria and fungi breaking down organic material ( a process called mineralization)…

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Mycorrhizae – a fascinating fungi . . .

Mycorrhizae

So you know we sell Mycorrhizae. And you hear quite a bit about it, but no one ever tells you what Mycorrhizae actually IS. In short – it’s a fungus. But there is so much more to it than that. In researching Mycorrhizae, I was stunned to learn how much plants actually depend on these fungi to thrive. Soil, especially when it is nutrient-deficient, is made so much more valuable by the addition of Mycorrhizae. There are a few different classifications of Mycorrhizae – Ecto and Endo being the most popular. Basically, the Ectomycorrhizae variety forms a sheath around your plant roots. Endomycorrhizae actually penetrate the roots of your plants.…

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Mycorrhizae and Root Development

Myco + Trichoderma

Some common products out there for root development and Mycorrhizae. There are a few key factors to determine the quality and effectiveness of your Mycorrhizae product. Watching for these slight signs will make all the difference in your root system over the life of your plant. Get some in-active, old or otherwise worthless Mycorrhizae and your grow will suffer. Kelp4less wouldn’t do that to you, no need for your grow to suffer. Follow these steps to ensure success. Know the Difference Bacteria. Bacteria are vital for recycling nutrients. Bacteria can be recognized by their shape and motion. Bacteria are mostly round or rod shape. Some filamentous bacteria are required for…

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