Beneficial Bacteria

by | Nov 9, 2016 | Grower Tips | 0 comments

One of the most common misconceptions about growing plants is that growers are feeding the plants directly. That’s not quite how it works in the soil kingdom. What we actually do is support beneficial bacteria and microbes that, in turn, feed the plant.

When we feed our soil, we are actually feeding bacteria and microbes. These organisms digest the nutrients, making them available for the root system to uptake. Adding beneficial bacteria to root systems and leaf surfaces can increase your nutrient bio-availability and uptake as well as protecting the plant from other harmful bacteria, fungi, and pests.

It is important to understand the entire system that supports the plant, from the soil, to the microbes and bacteria that support the root system, how the root system interacts with its environment, and how that all ties into how the plant grows and produces.

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