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MYKE™ Philosophy
December 2, 2001


MYKE™ Philosophy

Main Entry: phi·los·o·phy 
Pronunciation: f-'lä-s(-)fE
Function: noun

  1. a system of philosophical concepts b : a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought

  2. the most general beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains 
its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1809 - 1894)

Gardeners are faced with many options when creating, developing or maintaining their gardens. Among these options is what they will use to assist the growth of plants.
The cost of plants has risen over the years and each one is precious to the gardener so most gardeners seek to give them the best start possible.
Every day now, gardening safely and naturally is gaining more and more popularity and as a conscientious gardener, we look to solutions that work in harmony with nature and promote a healthy environment. We want to make sure that we add only products that will benefit the plants we grow as they are also food for bees, butterflies and birds.
Nature provides an agent to assist plants in Mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhizal fungi combined with natural organisms, soil, and other natural components, create a beneficial association with plant roots. Growing in association with the roots of plants, the mycorrhizal fungus creates a network in the soil, thus increasing the absorption capacity for water and nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and zinc. This enables better plant growth and development. 
However it can take nature years to establish this relationship of mycorrhizal fungi and the plant roots especially when new plants are planted with the sterilized soils used by most growers. In the past, gardeners have chosen to add a root-focused fertilizer when planting new plants, but without an established relationship of the mycorrhizal fungi the roots cannot take full advantage of the fertilizer.

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