That's the part I believe my soil has been missing... more fungi & microbes...
and they take time to develop. Just started my next container for the bloom room,
and decided to 'prep' it in advance.
Fabric container from previous run, grabbed the main stalk and pulled the entire rootball
from the container (moist but mostly dry) so I could shake the soil off. Leaving the bottom
3 inches in the container (rocks for drainage and undisturbed soil layer) started adding fresh
soil (Roots Orig) and layering with:
- VitalChar - biochar, EWC, humus, glacial rock, guano etc...
- Baseline - a granular humus
- Kelp - Neem - CalMag dry suppliment
Planted cilantro as a cover crop around the void left to accept the new plant.
The cilantro in the previous run (only about 2 inches high) had roots almost to the
bottom of the fabric container and were well integrated with the root ball of the plant.
There is about 3 weeks until the container is needed, so that's their head start.
When I do transplant, I'll hit the gap with the 'store bought' microbe mixes, and thinking
of possibly a handful of worms for the heck of it... That's the next phase... macrolife...