Plant magic and White Shark Miracle Mycorrhizal Fungi
At Green Light we are all fully trained and specialise in Organic Gardening and Hydroponic Methods. Over the past few years we have been testing various soil and water methods and mixes to get the tastiest, healithest, highest yielding flowers, fruit and vegeatables possible.
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We have a clear winner with a mix of guano based soil, a pot of Plant Magic Granules and any of your favorite nutrients. The results are customers have been reporting is quite unbelievable but please don’t take our word for it……go on try it for yourself
1/ Soil with Guana (either add it yourself or we have pre-mixed) and use 20 litre pots. Any smaller and you will get a smaller crop.
2/ 1 x 350ml Plant Magic Granules mixed in to 50 litres of soil and ensure contact with your root system.
3/ Spray with Plant Magic Evolution throughout the grow period.
4/ Use Plant Magics amazing Root Stimulant from seed/cutting to cropping.
5/ We recommend a good organic nutrient and don’t use any form of Cannazym or enzyme based nutrient – ask us if you need help with this one.
HYDROPONIC AND BUBBLER WINNER.
We tested all the favorite nutrients including CANNA, Hesi Ionic and Hydrotops and got a winner in a mix of Dutch Pro, White Shark Mycorrhiza, and Carboload from Advanced Nutrients.
1/ For use in all Hydro, Coco and Bubbler systems. Use White Shark mycorrhizal all the way through
2/ We used the Dutch Pro nutrient range which is an unbeleivable £22.50 for 5 litres. It is a hugely popular nutrient system which all of you dutch coffee shop regulars will recognise as it is commonly used and advertised there. It is used by a lot of allotment owners both here and in Holland and has won numerous awards over the years.
3/ Spray through the veg stage with Plant Magics Evolution. This will increase your flowering sites, taste and yield. For fun spray one plant go and have a cuppa and then come back….you will be amazed at the difference this product can make in 15 minutes!
4/ Use Dutch Pro Take Root through the veg period for brilliant white, healthy roots.
5/ Swop over to the Dutch Pro Flowering Nutrient which again is £22.50 for 2×5 litres and after a couple of weeks add a PK13/14 and a bloom boost. We recommend Dutch Pro Explode or Bloombastic.
6/ If your plants are in tip top health then you can use a forcing agent for the last month. Forcing agents can increase your crops weight by up to a third. Forcing agents can be used with any brand of nutrient and in any system, hydro, soil or coco. We recommend using Top Shooter if you have healthy happy plants or if your plants are not well then using Ripen in the final week will force the last bit of energy out of them.
A mycorrhiza, mycorrhizae, or mycorrhizas, is a symbiotic, highly beneficial association between a fungus and the roots of your plants.
In a mycorrhizal association, the fungus colonizes the host plant’s roots and they are an important component of both your soil life and soil chemistry which obviously directly affects your plant and it’s health.
They attach themselves to your root system and basically increase your plants ability to eat, drink and prevent any forms of stress or disease.
Lots of the minerals needed by your plants are chemically bound to the soil particles which makes them unavailable to your plants. Mycorrhizal fungi are able to unbind these nutrients which allows your plants to eat them. Mycorrhizalea are so much smaller than root hairs that they vastly increase your roots system and in turn your plant gains multiple benefits , including the mycelium’s higher absorptive capacity for water and mineral nutrients due to the comparatively large surface area of mycelium: root ratio, thus improving the plant’s mineral absorption capabilities.
Mycorrhizae form a mutualistic beneficial relationship with the roots of most plant species. While only a small proportion of all species has been examined, 95% of those plant families are predominantly mycorrhizal. They are named after their presence in the plant’s rhizosphere (root system).
This mutualistic association provides the fungus with relatively constant and direct access to carbohydrates, such as glucose and sucrose. The carbohydrates are translocated from their source (usually leaves) to root tissue and on to the plant’s fungal partners. In return, the plant gains multiple benefits , including the mycelium’s higher absorptive capacity for water and mineral nutrients due to the comparatively large surface area of mycelium: root ratio, thus improving the plant’s mineral absorption capabilities.
Plant roots alone may be incapable of taking up phosphate ions that are demineralized in soils with a basic pH. The mycelium of the mycorrhizal fungus can, however, access these phosphorus sources, and make them available to the plants they colonize. Nature, according to C.Michael Hogan, has adapted to this critical role of phosphate, by allowing many plants to recycle phosphate, without using soil as an intermediary. For example, in some dystrophic forests large amounts of phosphate are taken up by mycorrhizal hyphae acting directly on leaf litter, bypassing the need for soil uptake. Inga alley cropping, proposed as an alternative to slash and burn rainforest destruction, relies upon Mycorrhiza within the Inga Tree root system to prevent the rain from washing phosphorus out of the soil. In some cases, the transport of water, carbon, and nutrients could be done directly from plant to plant through mycorrhizal networks that are underground hyphal networks created by mycorrhizal fungi that connect individual plants together.
Suillus tomentosus, a fungus, produces specialized structures, known as tuberculate ectomycorrhizae, with its plant host lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia). These structures have in turn been shown to host nitrogen fixing bacteria which contribute a significant amount of nitrogen and allow the pines to colonize nutrient-poor sites.
Leccinum aurantiacum, an ectomycorrhizal fungus
The mechanisms of increased absorption are both physical and chemical. Mycorrhizal mycelia are much smaller in diameter than the smallest root, and thus can explore a greater volume of soil, providing a larger surface area for absorption. Also, the cell membrane chemistry of fungi is different from that of plants (including organic acid excretion which aids in ion displacement). Mycorrhizas are especially beneficial for the plant partner in nutrient-poor soils.
Disease and drought resistance and its correlation to Mycorrhizae
Mycorrhizal plants are often more resistant to diseases, such as those caused by microbial soil-borne pathogens. Prof. Dr. Anton Muhibuddin from University of Brawijaya (UB) – Indonesia found that AMF (Arbuscular Mycorrhizae Fungi) was significantly correlated with soil water content and soil chemical fertility variable such as, organic carbon, total phosphorus and CEC, however it was not significantly correlated with pH. AMF was also significantly correlated with soil biological fertility variable such as, soil fungi and soil bacteria, including soil disease. Furthermore, AMF was significantly correlated with soil physical variable, but only with water level and not with aggregate stability., and are also more resistant to the effects of drought.
Colonization of barren soil
Plants grown in sterile soils and growth media often perform poorly without the addition of spores or hyphae of mycorrhizal fungi to colonise the plant roots and aid in the uptake of soil mineral nutrients. The absence of mycorrhizal fungi can also slow plant growth in early succession or on degraded landscapes. The introduction of alien mycorrhizal plants to nutrient-deficient ecosystems puts indigenous non-mycorrhizal plants at a competitive disadvantage.