Great White (Mycorrhizae)

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Has anyone used Great White Mycorrhizae? Thoughts on this product? Or what do you use for your grow?

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@RowGrow575
Big Foot Mychorrhizae
FFOS, mostly transitioning to.

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It’s the one I’ve been using, but I’m thinking about switching to a cheaper one like Mykos. I’m honestly not sure I’ve seen much difference.

Real mycorrhizal networks take time to develop. Longer than a single grow. That’s the reason most living soil folks prefer no-till. But it’s worth the time investment, those networks can feed forests.

It’s probably got some microbes that are worth having, so I’ll continue to use products like it.

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I’ve always used great white. Good stuff! It can take 4 weeks or so to create a symbiotic relationship with the roots so by the time you’re going into flower, it’s fully ready to go.

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I got a sample from the company decided to give it a try. This is my 1st time growing and there is SO much product online and at my local grower supply get overwhelmed on what I should buy/use

Just make sure it’s used correctly. Watering it in or topdressing won’t be effective. It needs to be sprinkled in the transplant hole and on the root ball. You want it to make direct contact with the roots.

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Ok. I will use it when I transplant into larger pots. Been waiting for the supplier to reopen so I can purchase more soil

I use it on every root ball I transplant. Also put some in the hole.
During the grow I use different microbes along the way. Burned through 500ml of FishSh!t, then went back to Voodoo Juice & Piranha. I have Tribus Original in the cupboard for the next run.
An important part of adding microbes is to feed them. Once they get going they do there thing in soil but with coco I think it is even more important. I sweeten things up for them with Bud Candy. A good unsulfured Molasses also does the job.

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Ive been using myco+ with great results

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I use this with every seed. And in every transplant. With my clones. Its great stuff. :+1: :+1:

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It’s very easy to get overwhelmed. One thing to keep in mind is none of the products are miracle products. No one thing will make or break your grow. Any microbe product is generally better than no microbe product. Some are more or less concentrated than others so it’s a bang for your buck evaluation more than anything else.

I believe some growers around here came to the conclusion that Tribus (Impello Biosciences is the company that makes it) is the most microbe-packed for the money. That said, it’s also really expensive. So you might shop around, grab sample sizes and free samples when and where you can to play around a bit.

I found myself using a bunch of different microbe products and I really couldn’t tell you which one works best. I can tell you my plants really suffer when I don’t use anything.

I’ve used Great White (and the same company’s “Orca” and “King Crab”), Dynomyco, Tribus, Fish Shit, Mykos, Recharge, Azos, Hydroguard, Billions, and Garden Friendly Fungicide (hyper concentrated Hydroguard). They all do their own thing, they just all come with a different price tag.

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They’re different things. Mycorrhizae is a fungus that forms a symbolic relationship with the roots. Kinda like a satellite root that can break down what the roots can’t uptake. Mykos is similar but in more of a granular form than great white. Azos is more of a root growth hormone. Your tribus, fish shit and recharge are your microbes which provide nutrients, hormones, etc when they die.

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I don’t mean to conflate them to say they’re the same (even the microbe specific products aren’t necessarily interchangeable) so much as to say that any one of those is a valuable addition to any garden. Great White is all of those - hence the tangent. Thank you for pointing out that they aren’t identical - that wasn’t my intention to communicate :sweat_smile:

@Tylersays and I went down a long rabbit hole once upon a time about microbe life and what comes in lots of bottles.

Great White is microbes - and mycorrhiza - and Azos (arguably still a bacteria? I’m still unclear here but it is often listed as one). Back to the bang for buck thing - it’s like an all-in-one. For seeds and transplants, primo stuff.

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I grow hydro to preface this.

I use vodoo juice, Piranha, Tarantula, and hydroguard for roots. Then i use, Dr. Tims Waste Away bacteria for fresh water aquariums, Sensisym, Muck Away fish pond bacteria to keep everything clean. Dr. Tims specifically eats cyanobacteria, muck away keeps airstones clean.

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Wiki Paste.
Azospirillum is a non-fermentative and nitrogen-fixing bacterial genus.
Azospirillum bacteria can promote plant growth. The prefix “Azo-” comes from the French word “azote”, which means nitrogen. This prefix is used to denote the ability of the bacteria to fix atmospheric nitrogen. The ending “-spirillum” refers to the shape of the bacteria.

Clones/New seedlings will thank you.

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I use it for transplanting. Ive tried other products but alwayg regret and go back to the shark