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How do mycorrhizal fungi benefit plants?

In its simplest sense mycorrhizal fungi do everything plants roots do just BETTER.

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.

The benefits to plants are;

Better nutrient uptake

These fungi are so much thinner and finer than the plant's own roots they can therefore find nutrients in the soil far more efficiently that the plant's own course roots. They are especially good at finding nutrients responsible for flowering and fruiting such as Phosphorous and Potassium. As they can explore a much greater amount of soil than the plant's own roots they are also far more likely to find trace elements and the rare nutrients that all plants need to grow well.

Drought tolerance

Mycorrhizal fungi are an essential part of a plants ability to combat drought. Leaves and stems have developed mechanisms to combat drought such as silver leaves, waxy leaves and hairy leaves but these adaptations on their own aren’t enough if the plant doesn’t have its friendly fungal partner on its roots.

Mycorrhizal fungi hold onto water in soils like a sponge.

Benefits to roses

Over the last few years the benefits of treating roses with rootgrow at planting time has been well documented. Using rootgrow with roses will not just help them to establish well and produce a good show of flowers but it will also enable gardeners to grow roses in soil that has previously had roses growing in it.

Now established throughout the UK as a standard treatment for roses rootgrow has reported to be successful in combating the problem of rose replant disease or rose soil sickness.

Establishment in difficult soils

Mycorrhizal fungi will enable plants to establish and thrive even in difficult soils. In poor sandy soils the mycorrhizal fungi will be able to find scarce nutrients and hold onto water. In clay soils these fungi will be able to unlock nutrients from the soil acting like a clay breaker.

Empathy Basket Starter with rootgrow -%2

Empathy Basket Starter with rootgrow - 12 Biscuits (11028)

When planting up your baskets and containers give the plants the best start in life with Empathy Basket Biscuits. Rootgrow Empathy Basket Starter biscuits. Using a few Basket Starter biscuits whilst planting your baskets and containers is the perfect and easy way to give them the best start to life and to get the absolute best from them.
4 in stock

Empathy Tomato Starter with rootgrow -%2

Empathy Tomato Starter with rootgrow - 6 Biscuits (11029)

Rootgrow Empathy Tomato Starter biscuits are the perfect way to get the absolute best from your tomatoes, salads and vegetables. Easy to Use. Use when planting in grow bags, pots or in the open ground, to give your tomato plants the best start to life and to help maximise the productivity of your efforts.
7 in stock

RHS Supreme Green Lawn Seed with Root%

RHS Supreme Green Lawn Seed with Root Grow 1kg (11003)

Supreme Green lawn seed with rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi is suitable for creating new lawns or for overseeding and repairing worn patches on established lawns. The grasses establish very quickly and are chosen for their natural toughness and vitality producing a good-looking, hardwearing lawn able to cope with everyday family use. One pack is enough to treat 40M2 as patch and repair and 28M2 as a new lawn.
Manufacturer Code : SGRG1000
4 in stock

RHS Supreme Green Lawn Seed with Root%

RHS Supreme Green Lawn Seed with Root Grow 500g (11026)

Supreme Green lawn seed with rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi is suitable for creating new lawns or for overseeding and repairing worn patches on established lawns. The grasses establish very quickly and are chosen for their natural toughness and vitality producing a good-looking, hardwearing lawn able to cope with everyday family use. One pack is enough to treat 20m2 as patch and repair and 14m2 as a new lawn. Picture shows 1kg pack (also available).
Manufacturer Code : SGRG500
10 in stock

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 500g

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 500g (11017)

Empathy Bulb Starter ensures the ideal biological conditions for bulbs to germinate, grow and flower. Bulb Starter incorporates rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi to improve nutrient and water uptake and vermiculite for improved drainage in the root zone and seaweed meal as a source of natural auxins to stimulate root development.
1 in stock

Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 150g

Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 150g (11001)

This new 150gram pouch of root grow is produced and packaged under license from the Royal Horticultural Society. RHS gardeners recommend the use of rootgrow when planting out and it is the first product of its type to receive such an endorsement.
18 in stock

Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 1kg inc GEL

Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 1kg inc GEL (11027)

Rootgrow gel is designed to treat bare rooted plants such as hedging, fruit canes, roses and trees.
9 in stock

Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 360g

Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 360g (11002)

Root grow 360g pouch has been developed due to customer demand for a higher volume product. Rootgrow can be used on all plants (apart from the usual exceptions) and this size is ideal for specimen plants and for treating new hedges or as a years supply for the average gardener.
Manufacturer Code : RG360
2 in stock

Mycorrhizal Fungi - Root Grow 75g

Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 75g (11000)

Root grow - One sachet is enough to treat up to a 15Litre pot. Plants suitable include roses, all garden shrubs, garden flowers, bulbs and vegetables. rootgrow will not help brassicas, rhododendrons, azaleas, orchids or heathers.
44 in stock

Rootgrow Professional Mycorrhizal Fungi 1kg

Rootgrow Professional Mycorrhizal Fungi 1kg (11031)

This 1kg sealed bag of root grow Professional contains all the usual mix of UK origin mycorrhizal fungi.
Manufacturer Code : RG1000
5 in stock