My admiration for these little givers stems from the fact that they were born knowing that their life is to be lived for the betterment of their environment and the plant they reside on.
As a thinking creature, this innate virtue inspires me. What I also find fascinating is that it directly relates to all of us if we are able to utilize our naturally occurring desire to love and be loved.
In addition, the essence of this nobility to give is relative to the creation of Soil Balance Pro and the microbiologists who developed it.
They simply wanted to give a new tool to organic, sustainable, and conventional growers that would allow any grower of any level, the ability to increase their soils biology in a complete and comprehensive fashion.
Each human on this earth has something unique that they create. So does each of the soil microbes in Soil Balance. However our microbiologists have found that it’s not what a soil microbe can achieve on it’s own, but what they produce in combination that makes them effective. The synergy of working together towards the betterment of this earth is something we can and should learn from these living organisms that are born to give.
Understanding Why They Are Important
So what is it that these microbes do and why are they so important to us, our health, and the health of our planet?
If you can relate to soil microbes as individual living creatures that are just like you, they are really easy to understand.
When we say the word microbiology, some people tend to naturally fall asleep or set their brain to boring mode. However here is a simple explanation of what this invisible world means and does for our plants.
As our microbes eat and drink, they each create their own special enzyme, otherwise known as (microbe poop).
When one enzyme from one microbe is mixed with another enzyme from another microbe, it forms a very special recipe for soil and plant health.
Our 62 different strains of microbe poop or the scientifically referred to as a (secondary metabolite), are combined together on the roots of plants. As the microbes multiply these secondary metabolites become one thick layer that completely coats every centimeter of the plants roots for the duration of the crop cycle
This thick “biofilm” on the root is one of a kind to Soil Balance and is essentially the gift that the Soil Balance microbes give to the plant.
This main layer works primarily for plant health and plants love it!
This layer of secondary metabolites will keep plant roots completely white and healthy for the duration of the crop cycle. White roots should tell you something about soil and plant health.
After the “biofilm layer” is created, the plant then begins to communicate with our microbe strains and our strains communicate with the plant. They communicate with the plant through these secondary metabolites they produce.
Some enzymes (microbe poop) work on the outer layer of the root and act as an acid or chelating agent to buffer salts away from macro and micro nutrients tied up in the soil right next to the root. This is especially beneficial because when the root grows into a new area where let’s say a Phosphorous particle is too large for the roots to absorb, the secondary metabolite layer which is around the roots will break it down.
Almost how humans juice veggies making it more bio available. This makes your investment in fertilizer more worthwhile and effective.
These microbial givers do not stop there however. When water enters the soil they share a communication enzyme with the root system that signals it to grow thicker in the presence of moisture in order to absorb more water. In an irrigated agro-ecosystem this communication is constant.
This happens because some of the strains in Soil Balance are from desert regions and this is the same message desert microbes give their host plant when it rains. They say “hey plant, the water is here! Grow bigger to absorb all this!”.
Some of our bacteria strains communicate with the plant to help it create hormones for larger growth or what are called Plant Growth Regulators. Both of these modes of actions increase root biomass and as all good growers know, root biomass equals yield increases.
Yes nutrients play a key role in pushing the plant but without the root structures to support that growth there is no balance. The roots digestive system plays a key role as to how large root systems can get and that is where Soil Balance comes into play.
Our plant growth hormones are some of the best in the business and are all naturally occurring and produced by our microbes and not added in artificially.
So these are just a few main aspects of what the life in the soil can do. One day we will tell you how they help seeds germinate. What else but life could do this? The right microbial community is the only thing that will allow the plant to reach its full genetic growth potential. In the case of flowering plants, bacteria is the only thing that has been proven to increase a compound in trichomes called terpenes. Terpenes are what create a plant’s aroma and flavor profile.
These amazing Soil Balance organisms create a sustainable community on the roots of plants which consists of trillions upon trillions of microbes, stacked upon one another.As they reproduce through a process called (binary fission) they are able to give more and more. Giving is what their life is all about (like a good human nurturer or the kind of people that find giving makes them happy) it’s really that simple.
But what is truly amazing to me, is that once they have their host plant at optimum health levels they begin to colonize and improve their surrounding environment and improve the soil. This is where adding the correct beneficial microbes to our environment can assist with water sustainability by creating humus, carbon sequestration, soil erosion, groundwater purity and human evolution through optimum health. This last sentence is a big one and we hope it resonates.
The circle of life continues and the life of all plants must come to an end. This means the end of our soil microbes’ “universe.” Upon the plant’s death, many of our 62 strains will die with it but many live on
As Saprophytes, our strains will begin to turn their dead “host plant” into rich humus or a bio available food source for future plants. Their objective is to keep as much water in that humus as possible to sustain themselves so that when the next “universe” or host plant comes along, their environment is better than when they found it. This ensures the survival of their species and the health of their environment.
Some humans feel that one of the greatest gifts in life is the opportunity to help another. Those individuals have a lot in common with the microscopic organisms found in Soil Balance soil probiotics.
We, as organisms on Earth, are one of the few species that can think into the future. We are here to give of our spirit and intellect and care for the plants and the earth that sustains them. The plants can feel us and will, in turn, evolve to care for us.By loving one another and understanding the interdependence we all share with this one “host planet” we inhabit, we can and will become closer and more effective, thus better able to care for our Earth its plants and one another.
This and only this approach which will ensure our long term survival. So we can learn a lot from what these givers of the unseen microbial world are teaching us if we are receptive enough and humble enough to learn from something smaller in size than we are.
Our technology is nothing more than finding the giving strains in the soil that naturally occurred with plants in their natural environment. Their teachings are one of understanding that the most advanced technology on our planet is not the cell phone. It is nature and it is harmonized with human energetics and connectedness as a whole.
We may never understand why we have been placed on this planet with the ability to love and nurture her, but the opportunity to give of ourselves is our gift if we so choose.
At Kind Roots, we believe that the life and health of our soil is intimately connected to our own.
Our work for the past 20 years has been to locate naturally occurring microbe strains that will support plant growth and restore vital life force.
The microbes found in Soil Balance are soil bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes.
Soil Balance is not created or fermented in large tanks. Each strain is incubated by a team of microbiologists and one batch takes six months to produce.
This manufacturing process allows for consistency and the highest of quality standards.
Soil Balance contains no add-ins or fertilizers whatsoever. It is also not derived from compost, animal waste, or plant-based materials like crop residue.
Soil Balance is non GMO. Our strains were born in the soil and thrive on plant roots as rhizobacteria.
Kind Roots would like to welcome you to a new era in soil biodiversity.On behalf of the Kind Roots family, we’d like to introduce you to Soil Balance professional formulation.
A regenerative and sustainable living community which exemplifies the interdependence we share with our plants.
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