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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 5 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.

                     
                    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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