As spring planting ramps up, many gardeners are planning out what they’re going to put in the ground, how big they expect their harvest to be, and what they can do to make it the best one yet! For those who are growing food crops – size is important. Everyone loves to have a bushel of large, ripe strawberries or a big yield of zucchini to give to their neighbors or take to the local Farmer’s Market.
You may be doing all the right things; have great soil with the right amendments, irrigation, and a great organic pest control system set up. Your plants look amazing, but they’re just not the size you’d hoped they would be. There may be an easier way to get to the root of this quandary, and that’s just it…the roots.
The importance of a strong root system can’t be overlooked: roots provide the anchor needed to keep a plant in place and they’re the lifeline of a plant; taking up air, water, and nutrients from the soil and moving them up into the leaves, where they can interact with sunlight to produce sugars, flavors, and energy for the plant. Biologists have discovered that roots also secrete compounds that affect the microorganisms in the soil, which help protect the plant from disease and encouraging it to absorb nutrients from the soil – these organisms can be found in the root zone, which is the area that can you can focus on next to give your plants they need to grow better and bigger!
Tribus Microbes Original™ is the product you can use that will get right to the ‘root’ of what you’re looking to improve in your grow. Tribus Microbes Original™ is a highly concentrated, targeted blend of three growth-promoting rhizobacteria that can be used with organic or conventional growing practices to increase crop quality and quantity.
It may sound too good to be true, but the process is straightforward; these bacteria work symbiotically with the plant by producing extracellular enzymes and other biochemicals that maximize nutrient availability and uptake, improving root and stem growth, and increasing the plant’s growth rate. The bacteria in Tribus Original™ will populate the root zone of plants in all mediums and does not cause problematic biofilm formation in hydroponic applications. Simply put, these rhizobacteria get right to roots and help your plant make the best use of the nutrients available, so your plants can grow stronger with a better yield. You can even use Tribus Original™ on seedlings to reduce the time from cut to root in clones while simultaneously encouraging vigorous development of new roots – get your grow started off right!
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For new gardeners, over- or under-watering are easy mistakes to make that can negatively affect the plants and cause them to wilt, reduce their yield, or even die. Luckily, irrigation has made it possible to remove this problem for a lot of growers, and systems like the Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold have made dialing in the right amount of water at the right time the easiest part of the season! With add-ons like the Octo-Flow Flexible PVC Tubing to help build out the system, your garden irrigation system can be completely built out with high-quality components.
A great way to have all the support but none of the wood-decay is the GeoPlanter Trellis Netting Kit by Sungrower. Sungrower Supply Trellis Netting provides optimal canopy management support while ensuring plants have optimal light and air exposure and is made to fit on your existing Geoplanter. This sounds great, but what are the benefits? Here are the top 3 ways Sungrower Supply Trellis Netting can help your garden without causing an eyesore in the fall…