Root Starter Could Be The Key To Your Garden's Healthy Life

What if we told you that there was one ingredient that holds the key to your garden's health? An additive that could ensure your plants stand firmly rooted and vibrant. If you're not using root starter in your garden, you might want to start.

It can be challenging for plants to grow healthy roots in dirt that is compressed or lacks nutrients. Root starter, also known as root stimulator or rooting hormone, can help your plants overcome those challenges. Root starter spurs root growth in cuttings so that your plants can establish roots and do so quicker, in addition to growing more roots per cuttings.

This formula helps both new plants and your established ones to develop and maintain healthy roots. Root health is vital to a plant since the roots deliver air, food, and water to all parts of the plant, in addition to helping it stand strong in the soil. Using root starter will give all your plants a better chance at thriving in your garden.

How to use root starter

To use rooter starter on cuttings, start with mixing up the formula according to the manufacturer's recommendation. Some formulas come as a pre-mixed liquid, while others are powders. Once your root starter is ready, you'll want to prepare the ground to place your cuttings in. Use a pencil to poke holes into your soil where you will insert your cutting. The hole should be big enough so that the surrounding soil doesn't wipe away the rooter starter from your cutting when you place it in the ground. 

Next, dip the end of your cutting in your root starter solution and let it soak for 5 to 10 seconds before pulling it out, or follow the manufacturer's instructions for how long you should leave your cutting in the mixture. Then, place your cuttings into the holes you made in the soil, and pat the soil down around your cutting to keep it firm and eliminate air bubbles. 

Can I use root starter in the ground for plants?

You may be asking yourself, "Is root starter for cuttings only?" The answer is no! Root starter can work wonders on well-established plants and will contribute to producing a hearty garden. This is because root starter is made with a synthesized form of auxin, a naturally occurring hormone in plants that helps them to grow healthy roots. Root starter usually also contains other nutrients that assist plants with growth and protects against the shock of weather changes and other stressors.

Root starter can be used on established plants when transporting them to new areas in your garden. First, you'll want to dig your hole where your plant will go. Then, mix up your root starter according to the directions and pour it into your hole. Or you can just sprinkle some onto the bottom of the hole. Either way, ensure it is evenly spread over the hole's bottom. Then, plop your plant in and tamp it down with more soil so it stands tight. After that, you can enjoy watching your garden thrive.