Use Soil Syrup and never have to repot?

cottagegardenlover(9b)June 11, 2013

I have a disability and if this is really true it would be a great help to me!

Has anyone used the Soil Syrup from Algoflash?

It's a humic acid complex which advertises:

"With SoilSyrup, there's no need to go through the hassle and mess of changing potting soil, simply add SoilSyrup every time you water for healthier soil. It's that easy!"

Can this really be true?

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fireduck(10a)

thinking not....

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 9:55AM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

no way.

If you want to avoid repotting as much as possible, go with a 'to waste' hydroponic medium.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 11:38AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Not possible...
the only way to avoid re-potting is to have somewhere for the roots to continue their expansion.

Josh

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 1:07PM
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cottagegardenlover(9b)

Okay,
So I posted another thread asking about Pot Lickers made by Rootmakers which you use to line your pots. They trap the root and force it to grow lateral shoots so that you don't have to root prune anymore.

If I used the gritty mix, added this soil syrup and used the Pot Lickers would it cut down or eliminate my need to repot?

Again, I'm disabled so I'm looking for less labor-intensive alternatives.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 7:27AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

No, not a chance, unfortunately.
As a plant grows, the interior large woody roots need to be selectively removed to allow for new root-hairs to grow. Tip-pruning roots won't accomplish that properly. Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is trying to sell you something.

Josh

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 2:27PM
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