Posted By: at 10/06/20
How Much Should I Use?
Top Dressing: 2 tablespoons per ft2 of soil.
Mixing With Soil: 1 Cup per ft3 of soil.
How Often Should I Use It?
Once per month for best results! Can be used once every 2 months for succulents.
Why Is There White Mold?
Don't worry, this isn't mold! It is actually a visible form of a healthy bacteria culture called Actinomycetes. It actually acts as an anti-bacterial & anti-fungal agent in your soil which pushes out all bad bacteria/fungi, and replaces it with ones that help your plant! It is also spreading out and breaking down the nutrients present on the soil surface such as those found in BIOS!
Can I Use It On Any Plant?
100%. BIOS is completely safe for all plants, no matter its shape or size.
How Many Plants Can One Bag Cover?
A single 45g bag will cover 4 square feet of soil surface!
Can I Use BIOS With Other Fertilizers?
Yes it is completely safe to use along side other fertilizers. The nutrients in BIOS break down slow enough that they should never burn your plant on its own. That being said, the fertilizer used along side BIOS could burn your plant if it is not slow release, and if it is used in excess. Watch our for synthetic salt based fertilizers as they can create salt build up around your roots which prevent the uptake of nutrients, and kill the microbes in the soil.
Is Your Packaging Actually Compostable?
Yes it is! Our bags are made from kraft paper, PLA (plastic from plants!), and an ALOX coating (aluminum oxide, which is also compostable), all of which can be completely broken down within 30 days in a commercial composter. We have learned that 'biodegradable' packaging can actually mean 40-60% biodegradable, and the other portion mimics biodegradation by turning into micro-plastics, which is ultimately worse for our environment as we can never recover them!
Why Do My Plants Need BIOS?
Generally speaking, we all lead very busy lives, and sometimes our plants unfortunately get neglected. When the soil dries out too much, bacteria and fungi cultures can become stressed and begin to die off. After repeating this pattern eventually you are left with a dead soil, and your plant will suffer. By adding BIOS to your soil, you will reintroduce life back into your soil. Bacteria can protect your plant from disease, and break down nutrients that your plant cannot absorb on its own!
Are BIOS products pet safe?
Our products are 100% pet safe! Our beneficial bacteria cultures act as a pro-biotic, and majority of our ingredients are actually found in pet supplements! Our goal was to ensure that you wouldn't have to hide BIOS so it can stay where is belongs; with your plants.
My White Fuzzy Layer Hasn't Showed Up!?
Don't worry! It only takes a small amount of water to bring the bacteria cultures out of hibernation and begin moving throughout your soil. Just be patient and this layer will usually show up over time with regular waterings!
Can I Use BIOS With Leca Or Other Soiless Mediums?
Yes! It is perfect for soiless mediums as they usually have less microbial content to protect vulnerable roots. We recommend making a tea out of the BIOS just to keep it free of decomposing organic matter. To do this, add a good tablespoon of BIOS per 500ml of warm water, give it a good shake, and let sit for 24-36 hours. This will reactivate the bacteria cultures and put the nutrients & minerals into solution.
What Is The Shelf Life Of Your Products?
All of our products have a 1+ year shelf life as long as they do not get wet. Our BIOS bags have a protective barrier inside to help keep moisture and water out, and our foliar sprays have child-proof caps to ensure they are sealed.
Is BIOS Just For House Plants?
Not at all! BIOS is the perfect addition to gardens, cannabis cultivations, and agriculture! No matter what or where you are growing, BIOS can help.
What Is A Surfactant/Wetting Agent?
A wetting agent (or surfactant) lowers the surface tension of water, allowing foliar sprays to "stick" to your leaves and increasing its efficiency of feeding/protecting your plants! We recommend Yucca extract as the most effective natural wetting agent.