Went to hydro shop yesterday in search of mycorrhizal fungi, as I had read the threads about them here. They had never heard of them and did not stock the soil secrets range or its equivalent. They stocked biobizz root juice, but it was £28 and I'm just growing for med percy.
Instead they persuaded me to buy the Canna product 'Trichoderma', which purports to contain 'a high concentration of the trichoderma harzianum '. The bottle claims (sorry, no camera for a pic) to 'stimulate the growth and root development of young plants and cuttings'. They claim it 'suppresses undesirable micro organisms and has a positive influence on the balance between soil organisms and micro organisms'.
To the question: Should I proceed with using this product for planting seedlings ? Ill be planting in rootriot cubes, as they worked last time and then planting in small pots in about a week, or when the roots look ready to plant (in biobizz light mix, then allmix later). If I use the canna product I was going to lace the holes in their first pots with it next week. Is this a good plan ?
Or should I pay for the root juice ? Maybe use both ? I'm not sure if the root juice is essentially the same thing, or if it would supplement it in a beneficial way. I wanted an innoculant that would promote healthy root juice.
I hope you'll excuse me if I'm intruding on the thread with the question, but it seemed more apt than starting a new thread for the question(s)
This is the product I used, it's good and works by protecting the plant from fungal infections. Best way to apply it is dissolve some in de-chlorinated water, and spray it gently onto the plant using a course setting on the spray so that you don't damage the spores. Spray it so that you also soak the compost right through, can also sprinkle a small amount in when you pot up. Wait till any seedlings are at least 10 days old and have a root system worth infecting.
There's another product that contain VAM fungi call Rootgrow that Arnold Layne mentions here these fungi help the plant absorb minerals from the compost and gain sugars in return. If you are using RootGrow then it can be quite beneficial to use RockDust which provides just about every element known to man.
There's more information on VAM fungi than you could shake a stick at here