Today I'm talking about the SOLABIOL range of fertilizers with Natural Booster technology, which in my opinion are interesting products. To begin, I will take the discussion remotely, since there is behind the action of this product a logic that I share, very close to my way of understanding organic farming.
Below you will find one long premise on fertilization, you'll have to go all the way to find out more about the Natural Booster technology. On the other hand, to explain how it acts, it is important to frame it in a broader vision.
For the lazy ones, I immediately summarize the concept: it is a 100% fertilizer of natural origin it doesn't just provide nourishment, but enters into a relationship with the plant, stimulating the development of the root system. A more developed root system helps the plant organism to independently find the substances it needs. Basically, to paraphrase a Chinese proverb, instead of giving fish away, we are teaching our plants to catch it. We have already done a very similar speech on Orto Da Coltivare, talking about mycorrhizae and EM microorganisms.
What is meant by fertilization
Let's start with a banality: the reason we fertilize is provide plants with nutrients useful for their development. From a cultivation perspective we focus in particular on what it is needed for produce vegetables. We can break it down into two goals: maintenance and improvement.
- Maintenance because by constantly harvesting vegetables we subtract resources from the environment we grow. Year after year, the vegetable garden could become impoverished, if we want it to remain fertile in the long term we must give back substance to the earth.
- Improvement because by providing the right nutrients we can achieve better results, both in terms of quantity and quality. The organoleptic characteristics of fruit and vegetables are determined by the nutritional elements that the plant finds in the environment.
Modern agriculture too often offers a short-sighted approach: limit yourself to supply the substances which serve the plant, in a form ready to be assimilated in the very short period. A sort of fast food, unhealthy for the environment and based on very weak foundations. A system that is difficult to implement for those who grow as a hobby and do not have the tools to be "chemically" precise.
Organic farming has a different view: fertilizes for take care of the soil is keep it fertile. In a healthy and balanced soil the vegetables will then grow luxuriantly. All you do is imitate what happens in nature: organic matter falls on the soil and decomposes (leaves, animal waste and more). These additional substances, thanks to a series of microorganisms, are slowly transformed into "food" for plants.
The nutrition of the plant organism, as you know, it passes through the roots, so if we want our crops to be able to "eat" we must ensure that the root system can perform its function in the best possible way. When we work the soil with a nice dig we are doing this too: we prepare a hospitable space for the roots. But we can do something more, like reactivate the microorganisms present in the soil or provide substances useful to the protection of the root system.
SOLABIOL fertilizers with Natural booster
And now finally let's talk about the SOLABIOL products, a leading brand in France in products for organic farming, has added a molecule of plant origin which has a stimulating action on the root system, the Natural Booster.
How Natural Booster works
SOLABIOL fertilizers are 100% products of natural origin, authorized in organic farming with a balanced content of the main elements useful to the plant, in particular the famous three macro-elements (the acronym NPK that you find on the product labels and which means nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). In addition to the classic fertilizer we find Natural Booster technology, which acts on the roots, favoring their multiplication and enhancing its resistance to stress.
- Promote root development. Auxins are phytohormones, very important for the multiplication and development of roots. They are elements present in nature, unfortunately they are delicate and tend to degrade quickly. With the protective action of Natural Booster, the rate of degradation of these plant hormones can be reduced by 60%, resulting in longer and more numerous roots.
- Enhance the resistance of the fabrics. A second important effect of the treatment is the strengthening of the ability of the roots to respond to stress, through the production of hyperoxidase enzymes. Without going too far into the technical, the result is that the root tissues heal more easily, lignifying. This is particularly important for preventing diseases: fungi and bacteria take advantage of the lesions to overcome the plant's defensive barriers and attack it from the inside.
SOLABIOL with Natural Booster exists in different references (universal, citrus or other) in granular and liquid format. For a medium sized vegetable garden I recommend the specific version for vegetables, in large bags (purchasable here).
The granular format is ideal to be incorporated into the ground during the surface processing or transplantation phase, while the liquid format (available here) is ideal for those with small surfaces such as a potted vegetable garden.
What results can be achieved
A better root system means many things. First of all, we have already said, a better ability of the plant to obtain nutrients. This supports the fertilizer discourse by optimizing it.
Among the resources that a more developed root system obtains better, it should be remembered that there is also the water: therefore very interesting the fact that thanks to the SOLABIOL fertilizer with Natural Booster you will have a better response to possible drought and water saving.
Furthermore a well rooted plant turns out resistant to bad weather and less prone to phytosanitary problems, which is very important for those who want to cultivate with natural methods.