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Bacterial Innoculant: Nature's Universal Fertilizer

Bacterial Innoculant: Nature's Universal Fertilizer

For most beginner plant parents, the question of plant food can seem like an intimidating one. It can appear endlessly complicated to figure out what combination of elements each individual plant wants, and no beginner wants to be immediately met with failure or a huge learning curve. Well, worry not - let's clear the air on the topic and help everyone breathe a little easier. 

It's true that every plant wants a specific combination of elements, and many industries are designed to get those elemental combinations available to you for purchase in as straightforward a fashion as possible. However, that is not the only path available to you! Those more experienced in plant care may find that they have specific needs that must be met with specific elemental balances, but by and large, there's a much simpler solution to this age-old problem. That solution is bacterial innoculant.

In nature, when a plant requires food, it sends signals into the bacteria in the soil that then construct the "meal" for the plant and send it up to it through the roots. The roots of plants are very symbiotic with the bacteria of the soil, and that bacteria has had billions more years than humans have had to figure out exactly what a given plant would like to eat. So, why re-invent the wheel? Bacterial innoculant is that soil bacteria dehydrated and packaged for purchase. When you put it into the soil of your plants, all you have to do to bring the bacteria back to life is get them wet and they will repopulate the soil, naturally break down the chemicals in the soil, and feed your plant!

It's really as straight-forward as that. This product can be used on indoor and outdoor plants - actually, it can be used on anything that lives in soil! It can't burn your plants' roots, you can't use too much and hurt the plant or the soil, and there's zero math involved.

At Urban Sprouts, this is what we use on all of our plants and we can't recommend it enough.

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Marne Strecker

Help! My fiddle leaf tree is losing leaves. They are turning brown and eventually fall off. It was full and beautiful and now it’s down to 4 leaves. I’ve moved it, watered and fertilized it. I’m currently letting dry out.

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