Colloidal Soft Rock Phosphate is a great natural source of slow release phosphorous. It can also provide low levels of trace minerals and valuable trace elements such as: calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, boron, and iodine. When seeds first germinate, phosphate is one of the primary nutrients the plants are looking to uptake. Their entire life performance can be affected on the phosphate availability. It’s essential to have this nutrient available for proper root growth and future fruit development.
Azomite provides over 67 trace minerals to supplement and improve plant growth. These minerals will improve overall growth in addition to greensand, a naturally-occurring iron-potassium silicate, which is an excellent source of iron, potassium, silicate (for cell structure), phosphorus & trace elements. These two trace mineral soil amendments will provide most everything your plant needs to be strong and resilient.
Mycorrhizal fungi establish a symbiotic relationship with plant roots, specifically within the root system's rhizosphere (the area surrounding the roots). This symbiosis benefits both the plants and the fungi involved. Mycorrhizal inoculation helps plants cope with environmental stresses such as drought, extreme temperatures, and disease. When you start your plants early with mycorrhizal fungi it will improve a plant's resistance to certain soil-borne pathogens. They do this by competing with harmful microorganisms for resources and secreting compounds that inhibit pathogen growth. Mycorrhizal fungi extend the plant’s hyphal networks into the soil, significantly expanding the root's reach for nutrient absorption. The plants can then access nutrients such as phosphorus, nitrogen, and trace minerals that might be otherwise inaccessible to the plant's roots alone.
With a well-draining soil mix and these essential amendments, you will find that your plants will increase health and production throughout the season.
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