Rhizobacteria and Trichoderma

Rhizobacteria and Trichoderma

With the help of soil life, plants can build up a healthy and natural resistance to diseases and attacks.

We can distinguish bacteria into bad bacteria and good bacteria called the Rhizobacteria.

Rhizobacteria can again be divided into 3 groups.

1. The nitrogen binders bacteria.
2. The phosphate-releasing bacteria.
3. The hormone-producing bacteria.

Roots emit sugars and the sugars attract the bacteria. It is important that the Rhizobacteria prevail over the bad bacteria to prevent diseases and to make food available to the plant. The simplest way is to do this by simply administer bacteria every week. Another advantage that the Rhizobacteria have around a root point is that it can correct an incorrect pH to the correct pH on the spot.               

A carrot can only fill a maximum of 10% of a pot, more is simply not possible. However, we can considerably increase the capacity of these carrots with carrot fungi (the so-called demycorrhiza or trichoderma fungi).                 


Because the fungal threads or hyphae grow many meters from the roots and are microscopically thin, they come to places where roots can never come. This makes the root system of plants up to hundreds of times larger than for plants that have to do without these fungal threads, all in exchange for a little sugar. The fungal threads also secrete a portion of this sugar that they do not use themselves around the threads, which in turn attracts the Rhizobacteria present. Because the Rhizobacteria are present around the fungal threads, which in turn promotes nutritional intake, the soil also receives the correct pH.

However, a bacterial preparation cannot be stored in liquid form for a long time because bacteria need sugars to survive. Without sugars, bacteria only live for 3 days. With sugars, a liquid preparation would expand in a short time (bacteria divide) and a bottle may even explode. When the sugars run out, the bacteria die. Hence a liquid bacteria or enzyme product is rarely encountered in gardens and agriculture (or it is fake).