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Root Shield, 4 Oz.

Root Shield, 4 Oz.

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$21.95

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Don't Let Soil-Borne Diseases Ruin Your Vegetable Crop

  • Protects plants from damping off disease
  • Defends tomatoes, squash, melons and more

Harmful soil fungi like pythium and fusarium cause root diseases that can devastate the most promising plants. Our all-organic Root Shield forms a defensive barrier right from the start. This university-tested beneficial fungus forms a symbiotic bond with plant roots, protecting them from soil pathogens all season long. Add it to potting soil or mix with water to use as a drench.

Product Details

  • Three tablespoons mixed with 1 gallon of water protects 25 feet of garden row (approx. 100 sq. ft.)
  • Active ingredient: Beneficial fungus (Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain KRL-AG2 1.15%)

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Root Shield, 4 Oz.
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Organic (16)
  • Long lasting (10)
  • Accelerated growth (5)

Cons

  • Messy (7)

Best Uses

  • Vegetable gardens (20)
  • Flower gardens (6)
  • Potted plants (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (25), Master gardener (3)

Reviewed by 30 customers

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4.0

Hopeful my lisianthus appreciate this product.

By Dana

from KC

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accelerated Growth
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flower Gardens

    Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

    I'm following directions to use this product in order to keep my soil & seedlings healthy. So far so good!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Protection against root maggots

    By Cindy

    from Willamette Valley, OR

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accelerated Growth
    • Easy to Use
    • Long Lasting
    • Organic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Vegetable Gardens

      Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

      Fly maggots we're a real problem on my cauliflowers and cabbages. Root Shield helped a lot

       
      5.0

      I've been looking for a product like this for a long time.

      By Alba Garden Junky

      from Cranston, RI

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Long Lasting
      • Organic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flower Gardens
        • Vegetable Gardens

        Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

        This product is very easy to prepare & use. I mixed it one gallon at a time in a clean watering can & drenched the soil where I wanted to plant pole bean seeds. Previous seedings had resulted in poor germination or seedlings that sickened & died soon after germinating. Honestly, I can't think of a downside.

         
        4.0

        good stuff

        By madcaphorse

        from NYC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accelerated Growth
        • Easy to Use
        • Healthier Soil And Plants
        • Long Lasting
        • Organic
        • Vibrant Plant Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anything Growing In Soil

          Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

          I know how important the ecosystem of the soil is. I have used similar products with great results and I am very much looking forward to treating my plants with this

           
          5.0

          Saved my cucumber

          By islandwoman

          from Florida

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accelerated Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

              I have never been able to grow cucumbers in my poor soil. This season I tried again with two transplants. One died and the other was looking like it wanted to. I drenched the soil around the small, limp, cucumber plant with Root Shield and a week later it has healthy new growth and flowers.

              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Doesn't work anymore your product is exp

              By mc

              from rochester, ny

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Organic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

                  Been using this product for years, liked that you carried smaller quantity but it's expires after about 1 year.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fabulous Product!!! Ordering More Now!

                  By Speciosa

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Accelerated Growth
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Organic

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Flower Gardens
                  • Potted Plants
                  • Vegetable Gardens

                  Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

                  I have used this on seedlings (orchid seedlings), they can be difficult... But with this product, it helps prevent damping-off, by a land-slide! I love this stuff! Last year, when I took my orchids outside, with the heat/humidity, I lost a few orchids to root rot, and damping off. This year, I started using RootShield in the spring, and (so far, here in the end of July) I haven't lost anything... This stuf helps a lot! I am ordering some more right now!

                  As for the Trichoderma fungus (the species in RootShield) lasting, reproducing, and being there the next spring... Unless your winter temps stay above 50°F, it will not survive for the next spring.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  so far....so good

                  By lovequilternc

                  from Wilkes County, NC

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Organic

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

                    It's been two weeks and my tomato plants have revived a bit. I made 5 gal sprinkler can full and it WAS hard to distribute it according to directions. If it works, it will be worth the price.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This stuff really works!

                    By Shepherd

                    from Palmyra, Michigan

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Organic

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

                        2011 was the first year that I used Root Shield. Our tomatoes were wonderful! Prior to that year, our tomato plants looked healthy one day and would be dying the next. I am looking forward to harvest in 2012!

                         
                        5.0

                        Seems to Work

                        By Leigh

                        from Baltimore, MD

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Potted Plants
                          • Vegetable Gardens

                          Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

                          I had an outbreak of powdery mildew in my greenhouse last season. I left the soil go fallow over the winter and used this when I planted new plants this spring. No powdery mildew or anything 2 months after planting. I am thinking about using some Serenade as a preventative. I don't want to get that again.

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