DR ORGANICS LIVING SOIL DRY AMENDMENT INGREDIENTS

NEEM SEED MEAL

Neem Seed Meal is the remaining material from Azadiracta indica after the oil is extracted and then becomes a well-decomposed soil amendment used by gardeners as compost for plants requiring rich nutrients. It stimulates growth of all plants and microbes in compost and soil. Neem Seed Meal is an excellent soil conditioner, feeding the microorganisms in the soil. While boosting the soils activity, this helps fight off many bad soil fungus problems. When is used as a soil amendment, fungus gnats can be controlled and it’s effective against root knot nematodes. Neem Seed Meal is an excellent source of macro and micro nutrients as well.

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HUMIC COMPOUNDS

Humic Coumpounds such as humic acid and fulvic acid have been shown to stimulate plant growth in terms of increasing plant height and dry or fresh weight as well as enhancing nutrient uptake. … Water stored within the topsoil enables plant roots to quickly access available nutrients required for plant growth and yield.

MYCORRHIZAE

Mycorrhiza is a symbiotic relationship that fungi can form with the roots of plants, in this relationship, the fungus feeds on the sugars (such as carbohydrates) produced by your plants through photosynthesis, and in return, the fungus makes water and nutrients more available in the soil.
This kind of relationship can be defined into two types, each one of them working somewhat different but resulting in the same benefits. Ecto mycorrhizae Live just outside the roots, protecting plants against diseases. Endo mycorrhizae Live inside the roots, help nutrient and water absorption in exchange for sugars.
IMPROVES THE UPTAKE OF NUTRIENTS

The roots absorb the nutrients in the soil as they grow and once the nutrients surrounding them are consumed, they have to grow longer to search for new soil where the nutrients have not been absorbed.

When a mycorrhizal relationship happens, the plant will use the nutrients more efficiently which will result in more plant growth.

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THE FUNCTIONS OF ROOTS

The roots are responsible for a lot of essential functions. One of the main functions of the roots is maintaining the plant firmly anchored to the ground, if the root systems are not developed well, the plant will need support (like a bamboo stick) to prevent it from falling over, especially during flowering.

Another very important function is the absorption of nutrients and water. If the plant didn’t develop the roots well, the plant’s growth and bud production can be severely affected.

CANNABIS ROOTS DURING FLOWERING

Once the flowering stage has begun, the roots won’t grow like in the vegetative stage. After 2 weeks into the flowering stage, the roots will reduce the rate of growth drastically and focus on absorbing as much nutrient as they can to ensure a good bud production.

Krill meal is a true superfood for your soil. Not only will it increase the overall fertility of your garden beds, you can also use it to protect your plants against pests and disease. The slow release properties make it ideal for fending off ringworm. Even more so, the high mineral content allows your plants to grow robustly. It also contains a polysaccharide called chitin. When it’s tilled in, chitin helps plants to fight off root rot, blight, and powdery mildew. Also, it provides the perfect habitat space for the soil microorganisms that produce enzymes to destroy root-damaging nematodes.

Like humans , plants produce a variety of hormones that help regulate their internal functions. Five major classes have been identified. • Auxins: promote stem elongation and root growth • Cytokinins: promote cell division • Gibberellins: promote stem elongation and flowering • Ethylene: promote fruit ripening • Abscisic Acid: inhibits cell growth during times of stress Hormones are synthesized in one part of the plant and typically transferred to another part of the plant. So, for example, auxins created in the apical (dominant) bud are often trans-located to the outer root zone to promote root growth or to lower stem locations to inhibit lateral buds. As you can see, changes made to one location of the plant can impact development in other locations, e.g., topping your dominant bud removes auxin development capacity which may allow more lateral bud development.
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Some plant-based organic products such as alfalfa meal (triacontanol) and kelp (primarily cytokinins, auxins, possibly gibberellins) contain natural plant growth hormones and have been shown to enhance plant rooting, growth, flowering and stress resistance. Adding these natural growth hormones is more effective through foliar applications but can be effective with root applications. More is not always better. There is a point where adding additional growth hormones into your plant environment may have detrimental effects and actually inhibit growth or cause defects. This is very dependent on your specific soil environment and plant species so error on the side of caution. Slowly increase your dosages until you have determined what is right for you. Growth hormone supplements can be applied from seed development through flowering. There has been much discussion recently on synthetic plant growth regulators (PRG’s).

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These products are regulated by the EPA as a form of pesticide. Several products popular with indoor growers were evaluated and found to have chemical PGR’s – the secret sauce – added but not identified on their labels. There is a very real risk that these additives have not been tested for harmful effects. A wide variety of synthetic PGR’s have been developed since the 1930’s. Some of these products have been shown to be harmful to water organisms, animals and humans. Many products have been banned for use on food crops. Livestock feed recommendations call for limiting the amount of feed that has been produced with these products. This does not necessarily mean that all PGR’s are harmful but, why take the risk?

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