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Root Shield, 4 Oz.

Root Shield, 4 Oz.

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Item# 31-949
4.5 29
$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.

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  • 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 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Organic (16)
  • Long lasting (10)
  • Accelerated growth (4)

Cons

  • Messy (7)

Best Uses

  • Vegetable gardens (20)
  • Flower gardens (5)
  • Potted plants (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (25)

Reviewed by 29 customers

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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.

                (2 of 2 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.

                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        So, far, so good!

                        By Bonnie

                        from Hampton, GA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Messy

                          Best Uses

                          • Flower Gardens
                          • Vegetable Gardens

                          Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

                          For the past 6 years or so, I used another company's powder that is supposed to help prevent soil-borne fungal diseases on plants. It worked somewhat, but I always lost 1-3 tomatoes out of 8. And sometimes one or two Wave Petunias or Minipetunias. So, this year I decided to try Root Shield. So far, I have NOT lost any tomatoes--8 out of 8 are thriving and most have fruit on them. In past years, by the time the tomatoes had begun to have fruit on them, at least one tomato would be dying of fusarium wilt, especially the cherry tomatoes. This year, NONE of them shows the slightest incidence of disease. I fully expect to lose at least one tomato later on, but so far--so good.

                          I also used this product on the mini-petunias in baskets. I usually lose at least one out of 6 baskets of plants, but so far, they are all thriving--in fact, they are blooming better than I have ever seen them! I used potting soil with some fertilizer in it, but I did last year, too, and they never did this well! So, not only does this product seem to prevent some soil-borne fungal diseases, but it seems to help promote profuse blooming, as well.

                          So, if anyone has limited space in which to plant things, and cannot rotate, this product could very well be what you need to enable you to keep on planting!

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