Grow a vibrant garden
EM•1® Microbial Inoculant helps you grow a healthier, vibrant garden.
Create healthier soil
EM•1® Microbial Inoculant improves the health of the soil which grows healthy plants.
EM•1® greatly improves moisture retention in soils, helping protect plants during periods of drought.
Absorb more nutrients
Soil microbes help plants absorb nutrients from organic matter and fertilizers, making fertilizers more effective.
® Microbial Inoculant is basically a liquid probiotic for the soil. The microbes introduced by EM•1® support the growth of other beneficial organisms including mycchorrizae, earth worms, and insects already in your soil and plants. Since it is not a fertilizer, you still need to use fertilizers. Microbes make the fertilizers work better and make them available for plants to use. This means you can use about half the amount of fertilizer than you would normally use. EM•1® Microbial Inoculant is an excellent compost accelerator...and we always encourage adding lots of compost for your plants!
Since microbes convert organic matter to a usable food source for plants, fruits and vegetables will not only taste better, they will be more nutritious, and last longer. Beneficial microbes also produce lots of polysaccharides, glues that hold the soil together and hold in moisture, improving drought resistance.
® is very simple. Just fill the reservoir of a hose-end sprayer with EM•1®, as you would with any fertilizer, and spray all your plants. One hose-end sprayer will treat about 1/8 acre. For best results spray once per week throughout the growing season and pre-treat all your organic matter (potting soil, peat moss, compost, etc.) with EM•1® (this is also known as a drench). Some hose-end sprayers let you dial in the dilution rates. You can use the rates suggested on our label to set the application rate. We suggest one ounce per gallon (2 TBS) for all plants. The best time to spray is early evening.
- Improves drought tolerance
- Restores the natural balance of healthy soil
- Naturally loosens compacted soil
- Improves seed germination and root development
- OMRI Listed
- Increases nutrient availability
- Improves plant quality: size, color, and shelf life
- Accelerates conversion of organic matter into soil humus
- Increases beneficial microbial activity