Add beneficial bacteria and fungi. Add some now and let them take hold over winter. Then add more in spring when you plant.
This week’s DestinySurvival Pick is Down To Earth 8-Ounce Root Zone With Beneficial Bacteria. According to the manufacturer, “Root Zone with Beneficial Bacteria is a custom blend of mycorrhizal fungi, 19 different strains of beneficial bacteria, essential amino acids and nutrient rich humates created to re-establish the natural balance of your soil while enhancing its microbial population.”
In simplest terms, beneficial bacteria and fungi in your soil help make nutrients available to plants. Feeding plants with fertilizer alone doesn’t give plants what they truly need. In fact, fertilizer can harm soil microbial life and leach into ground water.
To quote more from Root Zone’s manufacturer, “The addition of the various species of bacteria complements the natural properties of the mycorrhizae to protect your plants from disease, harmful microorganisms and drought and transplant stress.”
What can the beneficial microbes and mycorrhizae do?
- Minimize nutrient leaching
- Maximize nutrient absorption
- Improve soil structure
- Enhance seed germination
- Stimulate root growth
- Aid in the production of natural plant growth hormones
Why not get a couple of bottles? Apply some to your soil now and again in the spring when you plant. If you’re serious about gardening for survival and producing the most healthful, wholesome food possible for your family, you owe it to yourself to feed your soil for the benefit of your plants.
I’m adding beneficial bacteria and fungi to my soil this fall. How about you?
What successes have you had by feeding your soil? Leave a comment and share your experiences with others.