Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-01-2011, 02:01 PM
upidstay's Avatar
upidstay upidstay is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 1,078
"Life span" of mycorrhizae?

I added a mycorrhizae supplement (PHC plant saver and bio-pak), plus an organic fert with beneficial fungi (PHC healthy start) to my personal vegetable garden. My question is this:

Assuming the myco has established itself (applied according to label rates 2 consecutive years), how long will it last? Will rototilling kill it or harm it?

For anyone who has not tried it, the PHC stuff is AWESOME. The 3-4-3 Healthy Start is the best fertilizer I have ever used. I have some pretty poor soil where my garden is, and it does extremely well with that and the Plant saver. I use the 3-4-3 on everything in my yard, even house plants.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-01-2011, 02:28 PM
Candrews Candrews is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 12
I agree it is AWESOME. I too use it for everything. The thing we have to remember is that mycorrhizae survive by developing a relationship with the roots of the plant. The sugars from the plant feed the mycorrhizae and the mycorrhizae expands the root system to help the plant pull more water and nutrients from the soil. Rototilling should not have a negative effect on the soil. You should continue to use mycorrhizae everytime you plant because it can only help. Another thing you can do is leave the root system in the ground and only remove the top when your garden is depleted at the end of the growing season. All PHC products contain the beneficial bacteria so you shouldn't have to continue to add the bio-pak every year.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:16 AM.

Page generated in 0.06436 seconds with 7 queries