Rootgrow

Rootgrow is so effective that it is as good as essential for planting perennial trees and shrubs, and bulbs, especially on poor or depleted soils. It didn't attain widespread garden use until the 1990's, but now everyone understands that mycorrhizal fungi are vital. They form a protective sheath over the delicate feeding roots, and are necessary for making many soil nutrients available for absorption. 

These fungi occur naturally, colonising seedlings as they grow, but they don't like being dug up, bumped around, delivered to you, and stuffed into new soil conditions. By thoroughly inoculating your plants' roots with rootgrow at planting time, you ensure that the fungi thrive and cover the roots from day one. Otherwise, it could take a long time for a useful amount of the fungi to find their way through the disturbed soil to your plants and re-establish themselves. 

How to make your rootgrow go further:

The recommended amounts on the packet are for best results, however, if you are on a tight budget, the minimum effective dose you can get away with is around 10-20% of that, depending on the type of roots you are working with. You can especially skimp on it with tough shrubs, saplings and hedges planted in fertile, light soil, where the root systems, with their fungi, will join up along the row in no time anyway: it is better to give every hedge plant less than give some none. Still, we always recommend using the correct dose for fruiting plants, prized or expensive ornamental specimens, and if your soil is poor.

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  1. For healthy plants & trees, if you only add one thing to the soil at planting time, use Rootgrow.
    Mycorrhizal fungi speed up root development.
    Available as:
    • Rootgrow 150g Pouch
    • Rootgrow 360g Gel Pack
    • Rootgrow 1Kg Gel Pack
    • Rootgrow 2.5Kg resealable tub
    From £6.00  Inc VAT

    • Mycorrhizal fungi enriched plant food
    • For use as a tonic or topdressing for established plants only
    • At planting time, use standard Rootgrow instead
    From £6.95  Inc VAT

    • 500g
    • Use 5g for small bulbs & corms
    • Use 10g for big bulbs & tubers
    • Improves flowering
    • Excellent for naturalising bulbs
    From £3.60  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

    • 200g
    • For acid loving plants like blueberries
    • Makes a huge difference on poor soils
    • Improves water & nutrient absorption
    • Supports bumper crops
    • Reduces need for fertiliser
    • Protects plants from disease
    From £7.20  Inc VAT

  2. Meadow Seed Pack to encourage pollinating insects. Contains Rootgrow for fast establishment From £7.08  Inc VAT

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