Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi Gel Packs - 360g-10kg

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Rootgrow – the essential treatment for all bare root plants

We recommend Rootgrow to be used for all bare root plants – we sell the special gel packs so that you can mix rootgrow into a wallpaper paste consistency so you dip in the roots before planting – we do pack sizes from 360g for 100 plants up to 10kg tubs for treating 3000 plants – just take a glance at our usage grid to see which one you need!

How do mycorrhizal fungi benefit plants?

In its simplest sense mycorrhizal fungi do everything plants roots do just BETTER in an entirely natural and Organic way.

When new plants are planted with rootgrow it takes only 2-4 weeks under normal conditions for these fungi to start benefiting plants. In that time they attach themselves to the plant’s root system and grow out rapidly into the soil, searching for nutrients and water. They essentially become part of the plant’s own root system.

In 2-4 weeks after planting the mycorrhizal fungi can increase the active root area of plants by up to 700 times – it is approved by the RHS and we recommend that all bare root plants have their roots dipped into Rootgrow when you plant them.

Mycorrhizal fungi are a remarkable group of organisms that have been benefiting plants for at least 500 million years. At the dawn of time when plants were just beginning to colonise our planet mycorrhizal fungi were there living in a symbiotic relationship with plants enabling them to extract nutrients and hold onto water in very difficult soil conditions. In effect, the fungus provides a secondary root system, a system that is considerably more efficient and extensive than the plants own root system.

These fungi are living organisms and will live with the plant, sourcing a continued nutrient supply for its entire lifetime – a truly sustainable plant nutrition solution. In exchange the plant provides carbon and sugars to the fungi. Not unsurprisingly, 90% of all land plants employ this relationship to enhance their own root system’s capacity to deliver nutrients.

Why do I need Rootgrow™

All plant roots in all soils have a relationship with a staggering array of microorganisms, one of the most important families of these microorganism are the mycorrhizal fungi.

Most gardeners buy or raise plants in sterile composts where the plants have easy access to the essential nutrients, however a soon as they are planted into soil, the root environment changes radically which can lead to plant failure and poor growth.

In most soils there simply are not enough of the right type of native mycorrhizal fungi close enough to the new plants roots to colonise fast enough to show the incredible range of benefits complete colonisation of a host plants roots can achieve.

This is why it is so important to use rootgrow, just 1 teaspoon can contain up to 5000 pieces of fungi all ready to explode into growth, colonising every millimetre of a plants roots in a matter of days.

A new plant with a fully functioning mycorrhizal root will have the best chance of becoming the rewarding plant gardeners so passionately want to thrive in their gardens.

The benefits of Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi

  • one treatment lasts forever (as the plant grows the fungal partner grows)
  • easy to use (simply dip the roots into the gel mix)
  • earlier and better growth (in 2-4 weeks after planting the mycorrhizal fungi can increase the active root area of plants by up to 700 times)
  • better drought tolerance (due to the vast fungal root making best use of all available soil moisture)
  • better uptake of fertilisers when applied after planting (the network of mycorrhizal fungi act like a net catching nutrients and preventing leaching, especially with natural fertilisers)
  • increased uptake of obscure trace elements (the ultra fine fungal strands can unlock nutrients from the soil)
  • reduced mortality of plants especially specimen and bar root plants and plants that are difficult to establish (the extended root system nourishes the plant from very early on in its life)

 (In summary the benefits include)

  • Better and more balanced growth
  • Healthier and more dense root system with hugely increased ability to exchange nutrients from the soil
  • More abundant flowers and fruit
  • Reduced need for synthetic or chemical fertilisers
  • Higher resistance to drought
  • Reduced stress during transplanting
  • Stabilization of surface
  • Improved resistance to soil pathogenes and environmental stress
  • Helps breakdown heavy clay soils.

If you buy your Rootgrow with our hedge plants there would be a no or a minimal additional postage charge as we have a fixed postage cost up to 30kg for any order and then a 25p postage surcharge for every Kilo above that weight!

 

Rootgrow Pack Usage Grid

Number of Plants per pack size

PACK SIZE

360g

1kg

2.5kg

5kg

10kg

PRICE

£9.99

£19.99

£39.99

£77.99

£149.99

Bare Rooted whips up to 1-2ft (30-60cm) and Grape Vines

110

350

875

1750

3500

Bare Rooted Transplants 2-3ft (60-90cm)

75

250

625

1250

2500

Larger Transplants up 4ft – 6ft (120-180cm)

50

150

375

750

1500

Bare root Roses

40

100

250

500

1000

Larger Bare Rooted Trees – Girth 10-12cm

7

20

40

80

160

Larger Bare Rooted Trees – Girth 16-18cm

1

5

12

24

48

9CM Pots

100

275

700

1400

2800

1LITRE  (14CM) Pots

36

100

250

500

1000

2 & 3LITRE Pots

20

55

140

280

560

5 & 7LITRE Pots. Smaller Rootballed Plants Up To 2ft

9

25

60

120

220

10 & 15LITRE Pots. Smaller Rootballed Plants Over 2ft

7

20

50

100

200

25 & 40LITRE Pots. Medium Rootballed Plants

3

8

22

44

88

60 & 80LITRE Pots. Large/Supersize Rootballed

2

6

16

32

64

 

 

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