Potatoes the size of grapefruit?

Yep, you read that right. Homegrown potatoes the size of grapefruits.

Just the other day, we got word from one of our customers in Illinois that they just harvested the best potato crop they’ve ever had. They’ve been gardening for years and this is the first year their potatoes were the size of grapefruits.

So, how’d they do it? What’s the magic potion? Well, they changed one thing.

They used SP-1.

SP-1 is a diverse blend of beneficial bacteria, fungi, algae, enzymes, carbon substrates, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to support growth of soil microbial life, which in turn converts soil nutrients into forms which plants can take up. Not only does it give small-scale producers the competitive edge in crop production, but large-scale producers as well.

SP-1

In this particular case, our customer used it in the garden, which in turn enhanced soil microbial diversity, cycled stored nutrients to the plant, converted free gaseous nitrogen from the air and soil into a form the plant could utilize, and amplified the effectiveness of fertility blends prescribed through soil analysis.

In fact when we were testing in our own lab, the treated seed pushed the lid clear off our petri dish just four days after “planting’ as compared to the untreated seeds that were just beginning to grow their initial roots.

At planting time, SP-1 can be applied in-furrow or 2X2 along with fertilizers. There are also several options of application during the growing season including broadcast, side-dress, foliar, drip-line, and fertigation.

So, perhaps, the secret to growing the biggest crop to date is no secret at all. Perhaps, it’s just tweaking current management tactics to include that of SP-1.

Until next time, happy trails!

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