Author Topic: fungi and bacteria potting soil  (Read 1794 times)

eggeto

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fungi and bacteria potting soil
« on: April 03, 2024, 12:32:16 PM »
So,
I mixed some blood, bone, and fish fertilizer along with vermicompost into the topsoil of my citrus plants this weekend.
After watering it,
I later added some vulcanic dust.

It appears that fungi and bacteria have taken a liking to it,
as evidenced by the yellow dots and white cloudy formations (see picture).
I don't think it's a bad sign.

Does anyone have experience with this mixture?



pagnr

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Re: fungi and bacteria potting soil
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2024, 09:06:08 PM »
That is not always great in pots. The microbes will consume the nutrients and water. Sometimes they can form a mat on the surface and cause water repellence. They may start to break down the wood waste and organic components in the pot mix causing shrinkage. You need beneficial microbes in pot mix, but not to dominate it. You may need to inspect the surface of pots for matting.

 

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