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Starting Spring SuperNatural™

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Starting Spring SuperNatural™

SuperNatural™ compost gives plants their best boost towards spring!


When it comes to preparing plants for resurgent spring growth, many gardeners may be tempted to grab a bag of synthetic fertilizer. However, incorporating organics into the soil are a much better option for a number of reasons.


Synthetic fertilizers are made primarily from chemicals. The intended recipients of this chemical boost, often fail to receive much of the fertility, due to the amount of product that can leach, or vaporize rapidly. Organic fertilizers, such as Espoma® brand products, are a great choice.


Using compost in your soil helps to improve the overall health of the soil. Compost helps to improve the structure of the soil, making it more porous and better able to hold water. This is especially important in areas that have heavy clay soils, which can be quite dense and difficult for roots to penetrate. A truly superior compost such as EarthMix® SuperNatural™, provides the best of everything organic, and does so without chemicals! These benefits are largely due to enhanced levels of naturally occurring fungi.


Endo and ectomycorrhizal fungi, as well as humic acid, play important roles in the growth and development of plants. These three components are essential for optimal plant growth and health. Plants that are deficient in these may struggle to thrive.


Endomycorrhizal fungi form a symbiotic relationship with the roots of plants, where the fungus penetrates the root cells and forms a network of thread-like structures. Ectomycorrhizal fungi form a sheath around the roots of plants. Both fungi help the plant absorb nutrients and water. These types of fungi are particularly important for plants that grow in nutrient-poor soils, as it helps the plant access nutrients that would otherwise be unavailable.


Humic acid: a naturally occurring substance that is found in soil. It is a complex mixture of organic compounds. Humic acid plays a vital role in soil health; it helps to improve soil structure, increase nutrient availability, and promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi.


Got questions? Tune in Saturday, “The At Home Show”.


David Bates


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