Mycorrhizae - The ROOT BOOSTER
Nearly all plant roots depend on fungi to help them take up nutrients. The fungi threads extend the root hairs and allow the plant to extract food from the soil much more efficiently. At the same time some of the carbohydrates that the plant manufactures using sunlight is passed back the fungus in return. Both sides gain.
The technical term for the symbiotic fungi are Myccorhizae - derived from the Classical Greek words for 'mushroom' and 'root'. Some people simply like to call them 'Friendly Fungi'. You can boost the level of friendly fungi by supplying extra spores of mycorrhizae - sprinkled into the soil near the growing roots.
A few spores applied to the root is enough to set the symbiosis up and generally plants will grow noticeably better. Mycorrhiza can be used with bare rooted trees, when repotting or by putting in with the seeds in modules, propagators or directly into the soil.
Our 'Root Booster' is supplied in two forms - a dilute formula for planting out with individual plants, shrubs and trees, and a more concentrated formula for an allotment, for distribution over a wider area. The carrier is an inert mineral called zeolite.
The product is provided in a sealable tub and comes with full instructions. If you add a little pinch of Root Booster to each planting spot, or distribute it through your allotment bed you should see a visible improvement in plant growth.