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Update on the Scotts vs Organic trees!


This experiment has been quite an eye-opener even after only 4 days.
To refresh any memories, I had dry-rooted two identical trees into equal pots and treated one with “Scotts potting soil” and the other with “the full organic tree treatment” blogged earlier here.

After 4 days in the new pots here’s what my little “twins” look like. The one on the left is the “Scotts tree” and the one on the right is the “organic tree”..

I cheated a little and added some of that wonderful new “Alpha Bio Systems THRIVE” product to the organic tree to rev up the soil:

Although this new product is designed for tomatoes, the beneficial microbes and especially the mycorrhizal fungi will help any soil condition become more balanced and feed the plant better.
What it does is gives “mother nature” a little microbe “boost” in the soil..

At first, I was a little skeptical about the new product, but early testing is starting to yield pretty good results! Some of my other container plants have also been treated with the “Thrive” and that is what they are doing! Cool stuff!

Here’s some close-ups of the two “test trees”. This one is the “Scotts Tree”..

Note that we can see a little “browning” on a few of the leaves, probably due to the soil imbalance of the “Scotts” caused by the “salt-based” fertilizers in that new “water control formula” potting soil.

Below is a close-up of the organically grown “twin”..

As any lawyer would say, “I rest my case”. {chuckle}

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please please repot the not organic one, he looks so sad

x x x

4 Sep, 2009


I know he is struggling Mookins and I never let any of my experimental plants die. They are like pets to me and once I see any severe stress that might actually kill the plant, they are dry-rooted into the "garden of Eden" recovery mix of organic preparations. Don't worry, the little "non-organic tree" is in very good hands. Some folks can just pull something up and throw it in the compost pile. Not me!
My plants are my "babies"! :-)

5 Sep, 2009


Oh bless
he looks so sad, am sure he is in good hands
great experiment though

x x x

5 Sep, 2009

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