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Re: mycorrhizal fungi?

I have not tried this product, but have read the ads. My thoughts are, just as flora, fauna, weather and other environmental conditions differ in this wonderful, vast country of ours, I would suspect that mycorrhizal fungi also differ from region to region. How can they assume that the variety of fungi and their possible symbiotic relationships would be a "one size fits all" situation?

On Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 08:33 AM, Libby Valentine wrote:

Has anyone tried using a mycorrhizal fungus supplement? I have one of those
rebate coupons from Gardens Alive, and though I have learned the hard way to
take their catalog claims with a pound of salt (moreso for their subsidiary
Audubon Workshop than for Gardens Alive itself; all you fans can stay calm
<grin>), this product intrigues me. They call it "root boost", and say it
is a supplement of soil fungi that have symbiotic relationship with most
plants, and planting some soil fungi with the plant gives the plant a big
benefit. Of course they have different formulas...

What got my attention in the catalog write-up is the thought that in most
developed areas these days the top soil, where most of these beneficial
fungi reside, has been stripped off, so this product really could make a big
Has anyone tried it? Any thoughts?


Maryland zone 6

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