ROOTGROW Is Diversifying…..

I was in Wilko’s the other day looking for mycorrhizal fungus – and was       RHSROOTGROW_000   fairly aghast when they said they didn’t have it in stock, and couldn’t find it on the store’s computer.  The only thing they could find  was BULB STARTER which contains  the fungus with seaweed meal and vermiculite.  It doesn’t give much information on the packet about this product, so I looked it up on the internet when I got home.  Information was scant, but I did find photographs of  TOMATO PLANTER and  AFTERPLANT on Empathy’s Northern Sales Manager’s  Facebook page.  More feverish looking for info on Tomato Planter elicited nothing – no one has it for sale as yet, but it will probably burst onto the market very soon.  So I bought some Bulb Planter, and simply used a small amount under each small tomato seedling when I pricked them out – and will continue to do so each time I pot them on.  I like Rootgrow and it’s sound science – and I can’t help wondering what is in the Tomato Planter that is different.

6 Responses

  1. gertie says:

    Could you ask MickyP to send you some Sheila? I bought a little bag for £4 when I heard his talk on composting a few years back. He’s on FB. :unsure: :rose:

  2. Beanstew says:

    I think it will reappear in Wilko’s when the buyers / stock controllers judge the time is right Anne – it is still on Empathy’s website. I am simply interested that the company is bringing out different formulated mixtures for slightly different purposes. It could just be a marketing ploy, but given that it is backed by the RHS, these products may have extra validity (or extra earning power for the RHS.

  3. Walt says:

    Who needs it?…plants have done it for themselves forever :yes:

  4. dandlyon says:

    There are 7 types of mycorrhiza the two most common are endomycorrhiza and ectomycorrhiza . Endo is I believe the one for veg, Lucky for me I just ask mickyp for a bag and get the right one. Anyone that has used it can see the advantage it gives by increasing the root system , healthier plants and more tolerant if the watering gets missed for a few days.

  5. Beanstew says:
    The above is a long and often learned discussion about the fungi, much of which went over my head. But from it, I found enough to justify the purchase/use of mycorrhizal fungi. It will not be present in sterile potting compost, on land in cities, and on land that has lain fallow for more than 6 months – and is likely to be diminished where fertilisers are applied. As I start seeds in multi-purpose sterile. compost, and the medium I grow tomatoes, peppers etc on in is basically similar with a few fanciful additions – I feel justified in using it

    • cilla says:

      I started using it from Micky P at Cardiff last year and have been very impressed by the strong growth of my plants. I was lucky to get some Rootgrow at Wyevale Gc for half price so bought two.

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