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Mycorrhiza Fungi...why you should get to know them...

Discussion in 'Organics' started by Ohsogreen, Sep 7, 2008.


    SahTiva Well-Known Member

    The important thing to know here is endo vs ecto, endo will penetrate rootcells while ecto will not.
    While you could argue you need both, the brands that have 12 different types of mycos are just shoving un-needed shit in there for no reason.

    Not trying to pick on any brands but 4oz of great white is like 30 bucks or way more at a grow store, when you can get an entire pound of the 4 main endo species for 20 bucks on amazon. Not trying to get link busted so just search on amazon (you'll thank me):
    Endo Mycorrhizae (4 Species, 1LB Package)

    Happy growing

    elfo777 Active Member


    I reuse my soil and was wondering if it's necessary to inoculate my plants every time? I heard mycorrhizae stays alive in the soil?
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    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    Couldn't hurt.

    NaturalFarmer Well-Known Member

    Are you keeping the roots from your previous grow in the soil? Investigate a few and see how they did on the previous grow in terms of seeing any spores.


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    elfo777 Active Member

    Yes I am, I don't keep all but I keep a reasonable amount of them in the soil. Im keeping some leaves there aswell. I bought more mycorrhizae anyway. Glomus intraradices!


    calliandra Well-Known Member

    The thing about reinnoculating is that you are putting the spores directly near the growing roots as opposed to the mycos being all over the place in your soil, especially if you're disturbing it between grows.

    Proximity helps.
    Because the plant sends out chemicals to kickstart fungal growth and guide them towards its roots, a process that is time-limited in that the fungus only has a certain amount of nutrients onboard, and needs to connect up with a plant for its carbon supply before it runs out.
    So you're facilitating the establishment of the mycorrhizae by adding them in anyway. :)

    elfo777 Active Member

    That's really helpful and interesting. Thanks.
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    SahTiva Well-Known Member


    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

    Mine seems to do just fine indoors? IMG_1078.JPG IMG_1079.JPG
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    Diskokobaja Well-Known Member

    I'm using AN ph perfrct line of nutes with pre fert soil.. How can I use it (mychro) and what brand??

    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

    Fox farms makes one called bushmaster i just gave my 2 there first drink with it its a mirobial brew you add to water.

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