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Sunday, February 17, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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In these I tried common biological products that are supposed to help with roots. Myco and tricho. Two control plants were not treated. Out of the four best developed plants, 1/4 was myco, 1/4 was tricho, and 2/2 on control... Neither used. I also added oat seeds to see if I could tell a difference. I see nothing I can attribute to the biologicals. I'm beginning to suspect that the biologicals may not have much affect, if the soil is already highly biological, and reasonably healthy.

Under some conditions, it may not result in a notable benefit to add these??? It might be expensive to try to push soil biology one way or the other with these, unless it's a sterile system to begin with?

This wasn't the best test. I can say I did used uniformly mixed garden dirt, and the seeds were uniform, but I may not have applied the biologicals optimally or the ph could be an issue, etc, etc. I only post these results to inspire growers to experiment with your own dirt and your own products, not at all trying to discourage or endorse any product based on one test. The results in this case the results were not conclusive, and that is why you should test the products you're using. Try to get the variables like seed cross and seed weight the same, and the soil moisture the same, and temperature/ location within the germination chamber evened out so the results reflect only the variables you want to test.

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