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

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

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    SahTiva

    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
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    elfo777

    elfo777 Well-Known Member

    Question!

    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

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    Couldn't hurt.
     
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    NaturalFarmer

    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

    elfo777 Well-Known 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!

    ;D
     
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    calliandra

    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. :)
     
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    elfo777

    elfo777 Well-Known Member

    That's really helpful and interesting. Thanks.
     
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    SahTiva

    SahTiva Well-Known Member

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    tpc_mikey

    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

    Mine seems to do just fine indoors? IMG_1078.JPG IMG_1079.JPG
     
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    Diskokobaja

    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??
     
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    tpc_mikey

    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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    Jared Cox

    Jared Cox Active Member

    Fox Farms Happy Frog dry fert has myco loaded plus others. I love it.
     
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    tpc_mikey

    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

    Check out a product call Recharge its loaded, I have added this to my organic grow and it has proved to be a must have!!!
    This girl is probably 105 to 110 days old and she has received nothing but water, all her nutrients have come from the soil and from top dressings of bat guano, kelp meal and tomato tone. IMG_1615.JPG
     
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    Diskokobaja

    Diskokobaja Well-Known Member

    Thank you sooo much guys , only problem is Im in Balkan and fox farm isnt avaible for us, and I think recharge too..
     
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    Nugachino

    Nugachino Well-Known Member

    When I've got money again. I'm seriously going to put down a couple pineapples for things like this. I wanna spread it over the whole yard too. Get all the things going.

    I managed to get a bag of strawberry clover the other day. That's supposed to improve the soil too. Something about absorbing toxins. I forget. Then again. I was high as a mofo when I was told what it does.
     
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    calliandra

    calliandra Well-Known Member

    There's also These guys, closer to where you are: https://gluckspilze.com/Mycorrhiza, the "soluble" variety would be right for pot plants.
    However, as long as you're using chemical nutes, you won't have much success. Every time you add those salts to your soil, you will be killing off parts of the microbial population, including those mycorrhizae. And beneficial microbes just don't establish as quickly as harmful ones, as they're setting up home for the long haul, as opposed to detrimental ones, who have a "let's party till we die" mentality.
    So basically, by using chemical ferts and mycos, you're doing a one-step-forward-one-step-back kind of dance, mainly making the people who are selling you that stuff rich ;)
    HTH!
     
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    tpc_mikey

    tpc_mikey Well-Known Member

    Get on amazon you can get anything from there and as long as you have mail service and internet you can get it.
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

    @Diskokobaja you can also grow your own myco fungi for pennies on the dollar of normal costs!! Just need a little raised bed or select spot, a few square feet and you can bring that cost down to next to zero :D
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

    Amazon has mad restrictions still in certain countries.. even Canada, I don't get one thing off of Amazon actually. Americans have it really good in this regard.
     
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    Diskokobaja

    Diskokobaja Well-Known Member


    Dude I live in Condo, on 3rd floor without elevator.. If you can see my soil smuggling action you will be amaised..
     
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