Rootgrow™ simply speeds up an existing natural process.
Top gardeners like Monty Don recommend using Mychorrizal Fungi when planting bareroot plants.
Rootgrow™ enhances a plant's root system so a newly planted plant:
Finds more food, finds more water.
Needs less fertiliser.
Establishes quicker and reduces failure rates.
Has increased tolerance to drought and difficult soil conditions.
These fungi are completely natural and organic and native to UK soils and are suitable for organic growing.
Mycorrhizal fungi are widespread throughout nature and are a fundamental reason for normal plant growth and development. Over 90% of all plants associate with these natural organisms as a mechanism for sustained nutrient and water supply.
Shortly after application the fungi contained in rootgrow will begin to colonise the plant or tree roots, extending the root system into the surrounding soil via an extensive network of fungal filaments (up to 20 metres have been recorded in a sugar cube of soil). These thread-like filaments extract nutrients and water from a large soil volume and exchange them for carbon from the plant. This secondary root system, when established, links the root systems of adjacent plants or trees and helps share, more efficiently, nutrient resources throughout the plant community.
Great for trees, hedges and shrubs, as well as vegetables, flowers and general garden use.
RHS gardeners find plants treated with Rootgrow™:
Have superior establishment with better natural vigour.
Overcome replant problems more successfully.
Have better developed root systems.
Are better able to cope with conditions of drought.
One 360g pouch will treat approximately 100 x 60cm/2ft bare root plants.
One 1kg pouch will treat approximately 300 x 60cm/2ft bare root plants.
One 2.5 litre tub will treat approximately 750 x 60cm/2ft bare root plants.
One 5 litre tub will treat approximately 1500 x 60cm/2ft bare root plants.
One 10 litre tub will treat approximately 3000 x 60cm/2ft bare root plants.
A sachet of dipping gel is provided with each pack and comes with full instructions. When mixed together with water, as directed, it will form a perfect dipping solution to ensure maximum coverage of the mycorrhizal fungi on the bare roots of plants. Rootgrow can also be used to treat containerised or root-balled plants.
Rootgrow has a shelf life of approximately 18 months when stored in a cool, dry place.
360g pouch 1kg pouch 2.5 litre tub 5 litre tub 10 litre tub
See below for dosage rates.
Dipping gel is provided with all sizes and comes with full instructions. When mixed together with water, as directed, it will form a perfect dipping solution to ensure maximum coverage of the mycorrhizal fungi on the roots of plants.
Bare root trees and hedging Note: for best results use Rootgrow with gel dip – see packs for more details.
One 360g pack will treat approx 100 x 2ft bare root plants One 1kg pack will treat approx 300 x 2ft bare root plants One 2.5 Litre tub will treat approx. 750 x 2ft bare root plants
Trees and other large root-balled plants
75g will treat up to 15L container grown trees
Cell grown plants
One 360g pack will treat approx. 125-150 plants.
Seed trays and hanging baskets
Add 1 x scoop or 2 heaped teaspoons per 2 litres of compost
Roses, trees, shrubs and plants in containers e.g. vines, ornamentals, climbers
2 scoops or 5 heaped teaspoonfuls for each 5L root ball in the planting hole.
Vegetables e.g. strawberries, leeks, beans, tomatoes, lettuce etc...
2ml or ½ teaspoonful in planting hole when pricking out or planting. 1-2 scoops per metre for seed rows
Add 5 heaped teaspoonfuls at transplanting or add 1-2 teaspoonfuls into the root zones around the pot.
Turf or other grasses or wild flowers
Add at 2 scoops per square metre (area) or below seeds in row per metre.