Benefits of Probiotic Gardening
Improve seed germination
Seed germination is a necessary process that happens when seedlings begin to sprout and develop in the soil. Studies have shown that probiotic gardening can help enhance the seed germination process for certain types of plants.
Speed up nutrient cycling
By adding a probiotic to your garden, you’ll be speeding up the composting process, so your plants can get the nutrients they need from their soil quicker.
Help restore natural resistance to disease and pests
Providing your plants with beneficial bacteria can help them combat unwanted diseases, toxins, and pests. Since the bacteria and microbes all have a different “job” in the garden, your plants will also have an increased immunity against insects, mold, and pathogens.
Increase nitrogen intake
Nitrogen is one of the most fundamental building blocks for healthy soil. It’s essential to the growing process and helps your plants grow. However, if there's too little or too much nitrogen, it could negatively impact your plants. Bacteria and microbes can help improve nitrogen intake for your plants so that they grow at the right speed and have all the nutrients they need.
Improve plant quality
When you provide your plants with healthy soil, you'll notice a visual improvement in size, color, and shelf life. Gardening probiotics do this by improving water absorption, increasing root size, and enhancing the uptake of sugars: all things a plant needs to grow.
Safer for the environment
By switching to probiotic gardening, you’ll no longer need to use unwanted chemicals or toxins in your garden. Most harmful pesticides or fertilizers on the market kill off the beneficial microbes your plants need to grow strong and healthy, which can be counter productive. Some products, such as our EM-1 Microbial Inoculant, are even OMRI listed. This means it's certified for organic production under the USDA National Organic Program.
Keep in mind: these are just a few of the benefits gardening probiotics provide. Once you make the switch, you’re sure to notice that your plants are growing quicker and healthier!