Bumper Crop Organic Grower’s Mix is an incredibly, biologically diverse growing medium designed to increase budding and yield in all your container plants! It is carefully formulated using natural ingredients and proper composting methods that result in a consistent growing medium. Our exclusive recipe provides an ideal balance between water retention, soil texture, drainage and aeration.
Available in 1.5 cf bags.
Bumper Crop Grower’s Mix
Bumper Crop® Grower’s Mix contains mycorrhizal fungi – a naturally occurring fungi found in most soil. Mycorrhizae form beneficial relationships with plant roots, allowing the plant to draw more nutrients and water from the soil. They also help increase plant tolerance to different environmental stresses. We supplement this by adding the following viable mycorrhizal propagules:
Endo Mycorrhizae species: Glomus intraradices @ 00.07 spores/cc For more info about Mycorrhizae visit: https://www.usemyke.com
Bumper Crop® Grower’s Mix also contains several other key ingredients that add to or help support healthy soil. Worm Castings teem with beneficial soil biology. Lobster and Crab Shells are naturally rich in amino acids, calcium and chitin. Kelp Meal helps to stimulate soil bacteria and boost soil fertility. Dehydrated Poultry Manure and Peruvian Seabird Guano are great for growing green and vigorous plants. Sphagnum Peat Moss provides a stable environment for root growth, helps hold water and maintain pore space surrounding the root zone. Composted Cow Manure also contributes to active biology and is rich in the organic matter plant roots need. Aged Bark provides additional organic matter in the form of spongy pieces of decayed wood and bark adding structure and holding moisture. Dolomitic Lime helps adjust pH and Perlite has a porous surface that provides room alternatively for both air and water in the blend. Finally, Coir or coconut fiber is a great natural wetting agent. This pith portion of the coconut acts as a natural wet- ting agent by absorbing water yet leaving the soil surface dry.
In a nutshell, healthy soil is the key to growing healthy plants!
Select a container with drainage holes. Put a layer of gravel or bark on the bottom the container to prevent the mix from escaping and to keep the roots from becoming waterlogged. Place enough Bumper Crop® Grower’s Mix in the container so that the plant will sit at the proper height near the top (within 1 or 2 inches) of the container. Water the soil to compress it, then center the plant in the container. Add more mix until it is slightly above the root ball, then water again until it drains from the bottom. The top of the root ball should be even with the top of the mix. Be sure to use Master Start® Fertilizer to get your plant off to a great start and follow up with the appropriate MASTER NURSERY plant food to keep your container garden thriving.