First Root is a seed starter mix containing vital primary, secondary and assured supply of micro-nutrients to cater the needs of young seedlings and helps them to develop healthy roots and immune system. This is a Slow to moderate release fertilizer. This product is meant for use as seed starter mix and is also suitable for plants with low nitrogen and relatively higher Phosphorus ratios like Raat ki raani, Parijat, Tomato. Since this is a Slow to moderate release fertilizer the nutrients are released after some time approx 10-15 days but at an uniform rate and over longer duration. Good to use when you wish to get value of money as plant and soil gets ample time to absorb nutrients. Tends to improve the soil structure allowing it to absorb more water. Suggested reading Organic vs Inorganic fertilizers, How fertilizer blends are more effective than composts.
Recommended dosage for First Root, seed starter mix
Following is the Suggested Dosage
For new plantings, add ¼ cup per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5-10 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1 tbsp per gallon into the soil surface every other month during the growing season
To prepare new gardens, apply 2.5-5 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3” of soil. For new transplants, add ¼ cup per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress ¼-½ cup in Fall or early Spring to promote fruiting and flowering during the growing season.
Application of First root
As mentioned above for established plants ( if you wish to use for plants with similar needs) dig a trench around 2-3 inches deep all around the plant leaving 3 inches from the plant trunk. Uniformly spread the fertilizer ( it is recommended to start with 30 grams of the fertilizer) in the trench and then cover the trench with soil. Water the plant till some water comes out from the bottom of pot. refer following pictures for clarity.
Safety: The product has vegan ingredients and are safe to use around children. However for peace of mind please do not allow children to put the product in mouth. Left over product must be properly packed to avoid ingression of moisture or water.
Does not Contain;
- Bio solids,
- Slaughter house waste,
- Fish processing waste,
- Sewage sludge,
- Synthetic chemicals.