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Bio-tone Starter Plus Organic Plant Food - 4lb
Bio-tone Starter Plus Organic Plant Food / Fertilizer

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: BTONE-PLUS04

Bio-tone Starter Plus ( 4-3-4 ) - All Natural Plant Food with Bio-tone Microbes

All Natural Plant Food Enhanced With Bacteria, and Mycorrhizae

Part of the Espoma line of Organic Plant Food formulations, Bio-tone Starter Plus is specially enhanced with beneficial bacteria, and starter cultures of seven different beneficial Mycorrhizae fungi for maximum root development directly after transplanting. These Mycorrhizae Fungi work symbiotically with the root system of the plants - basically, the root system provides optimum living conditions, and provides some moisture & nutrients for the fungi to colonize & thrive. In return, the Mycorrhizea fungi send out a massive network of hyphae ( very thin, hairlike roots ) in all directions from the rootball of the plants, which greatly increases the amount of water & nutrients that the plant is able to draw upon & utilize.

It has been shown that about 95% of all plants, trees, shrubs, etc all have a certain amount of Mycorrhizae that live within the root system naturally, but that these amounts are nowhere near the level where they need to be for the plants to be able to benefit from their colonization within the root system. The use of Bio-tone Starter Plus at the time of transplant will help to guarantee you get a good, healthy colony of multiple species of these Mycorrhizae fungi established so that your new transplant not only settles into it's new home quicker, but that it thrives over the long run. A great product!!

Non-Plant Food Ingredients:

Contains 936 colony forming units (CFU’s) per gram of 7 different species.

Ectomycorrhizal Fungi: 97,440 propagules per gram:
Endomycorrhizal Fungi: 2.64 propagules per gram:

Suggested Application Rates :

Flower Beds
Mix 4 lbs. (12 cups) per 100 square feet into the top 4'' to 6'' of soil.

Place 1 tsp. per bulb in the hole prior to planting.

Potting Mixes
Mix 9 lbs. per cubic yard or 1 cup per cubic foot

New Lawns (seed or sod)
Apply 25 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. prior to seeding or installing sod.

Planting Trees & Shrubs
Mix thoroughly with backfill soil at the rates below.

Plant Size Cups Lbs.
Up to 2 Gallon 1 1/3
Five Gallon 2 2/3
Fifteen Gallon 4 1 1/3
24" Ball 6 2
36" Ball 24 8
48" Ball 30 10

** Microbe enhanced all natural plant food **

** Includes both Endo & Ecto Mycorrhizae **

** Grows larger root mass to help plants establish fast **

** Promotes bigger blooms **

** Reduces transplant loss **

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