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Stimulates early root development. Mild 4-10-3 formula encourages strong root growth and helps reduce transplant shock. Intended for use at planting time: apply diluted solution into planting holes for contact with root system. Promotes greener, more vigorous plants and trees.

  • 1 pint (16 ounces) makes 8 gallons.
  • 1 quart (32 ounces) makes 16 gallons.

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Get things off to the best start possible.
John R on Mar 4, 2017
Get things off to the best start possible.
John R on Mar 4, 2017
Very good for starting cuttings
ANTHONY C on Mar 21, 2016
Very good for starting cuttings
ANTHONY C on Mar 21, 2016
I have a big problem with weeds in my garden, would this help with garden soil and this product to help reduce the weeds???
Ladybug7!!! on Oct 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a plant starter to help root development in new transplants. It is not intended for use as a weed control.
Would this be good to use on strawberry plugs as a soak right before planting for hydroponic use?
vinceandrose v on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have only used this on my fruit trees, and it worked excellently. I think for the small investment, I would purchase a specialty amendment specifically for strawberries. Since it takes two years to get a good crop, why chance it going wrong. Also, I have never soaked strawberries in anything but water, always made a pyramid mound to spread the roots over, watered them after they have been planted, and then about a week later watered again with water amended with a specialty strawberry amendment. Good Luck!!! Nothing better than a sugar sweet fresh strawberry for breakfast, dinner, supper and late night snack.
Can you use this product after transplanting within a certain time frame? I have a few trees I transplanted a week ago and did not have this at the time.
David T on Sep 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it should be no problem I have used this product a few months after planting for a boost and had no problems.
Is the Bonide Root and Grow plant starter safe to use on plants that will produce fruit for human consumption?
Paul C on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product is safe for fruit and nut trees and garden vegetable plants. Please follow the label directions as amounts are different, depending upon use. Here is a link to the product label: //
can I use it on bare rooted trees when planting and on potted trees when planting?
Usama T on Sep 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, can be used for both situations.
Can this product be used for fall planting?
Phil R on Nov 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Even though this is a mild fertilizer, it's not advisable to fertilize in the fall because it encourages tender new growth that will be damaged by frost/sub-freezing temperatures. Always wait until spring to fertilize.
Does this help vegetable plants like pumpkin, watermelon, musk melon etc. ... ?
Kevin H on Aug 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is excellent for all new trees/plants. It contains important micronutrients that help establish a strong and healthy root system. It's kind of like an immune-system booster for plants. :-)

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Great for new plants
Definitely recommend this product. Purchased to use with cuttings, new plants, and transfers. Works wonderfully well!! Great product at a good price. Well worth the investment.
October 6, 2016
over 2 years ago
Helped to keep the bugs away. Great product for the price!!!
September 11, 2016
over 2 years ago