Monrovia, the leading grower of premium garden plants, announced that its seven plant-specific organic fertilizers are now available through Amazon.com. Developed specifically for home gardeners who want professional growing results, the Monrovia Organics line has been sold at independent garden centers nationwide since they were introduced last year, and now with the convenience of online shopping. The four-lb. bags of fertilizer are $8.99, including shipping.
Reiner Kruger, the company's soil expert, points out that one of the most important things gardeners can do for their plants is to make sure the soil is healthy. Monrovia Organics combine just the right balance of organic materials, including mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungus.
Mycorrhiza comes from the Greek words Myco meaning fungus and rhiza meaning root. The mycorrhizae create filaments or threads that are actually extensions of the root systems - enlarging the surface-absorbing area of the roots by as much as 100 times. Mycorrhizal plants are often more resistant to diseases, such as those caused by microbial soil-borne pathogens, and are more resistant to the effects of drought. These effects are perhaps due to the improved water and mineral uptake in mycorrhizal plants. Mycorrhizal plants often require less watering and are more likely to be drought and salt tolerant.
"We have added mycorrhizae to our soil mixes in the nursery for more than a decade," said Kruger, "which is one reason our plants are so healthy and flourish in the garden. We're pleased to offer these products on Amazon.com and at neighborhood garden centers."
Monrovia Organics Line of Fertilizers - a long-lasting, slow-release formula.These seven plant-specific fertilizers are made from 100 percent natural and organic ingredients, including 12 different strains of mycorrhizae. Unlike most other organic fertilizers, each Monrovia Organics product is granulated for uniform quality and ease of use. Offered in four-lb. bags.
Larger sizes of the fertilizers as well as Monrovia Organics soil mixes can be found at independent garden centers nationwide. For more information about Monrovia and its soil products, visit www.monrovia.com
Background on Monrovia:
Monrovia is one of the world's largest producers of container grown plants, with more than 2,300 different varieties. Since it was founded in 1926 by Harry E. Rosedale, the company has introduced hundreds of patented plants, more than 200 of which are Monrovia exclusives. Monrovia plants are shipped to independent garden centers nationwide from its nurseries in Visalia and Venice Hills, Calif., Dayton, Ore., Springfield, Ohio, LaGrange, N.C. and Cairo, Ga. Throughout its history, Monrovia has pioneered many new technologies and new plant introductions. It remains a family owned entity. To find the nearest garden center that carries Monrovia plants, visit www.monrovia.com.
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