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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 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Organic (16)
  • Long lasting (11)
  • Accelerated growth (5)

Cons

  • Messy (7)

Best Uses

  • Vegetable gardens (22)
  • Flower gardens (6)
  • Potted plants (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (26), Master gardener (4)

Reviewed by 33 customers

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4.0

It helps!

By Bo

from Mid-Hudson Valley, NY

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Seems to reduce soil-borne disease

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Vegetable Gardens

    Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

    I have found since using this product the past 2-3 years that I have had a reduction in the number of tomato plants that have had fusarium wilt, which is soilborne and over-winters. I add it to the plant-hole before putting in the transplant. I recognize that perhaps the beneficial results are coincidental, and a big factor might be that I've learned over 30 years of growing tomatoes, but since it's no big deal to use, I will keep on using it. Only negative is that the package has a one-year expiration.

     
    5.0

    Root Shield

    By GlennPosh

    from Denver,Co

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Use on Tomato,Eggplant and peppers when planting
      • Vegetable Gardens

      Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

      Dilute when planting tomatoes,eggplants and peppers

       
      5.0

      Necessary

      By No more bulbs

      from NH

      About Me Professional Landscaper

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Root Shield, 4 Oz.:

      After several years of watching my ripening tomatoes succumb to blight, I started using this product. It is very effective. Follow the directions!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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!

        (1 of 2 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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

                  (3 of 7 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.

                      (4 of 4 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.

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