Frequently Asked Questions


MIICROBIAL MASS frequently asked questions answered below.

Q: Can I mix MIICROBIAL MASS with my nutrient reservoir or should it be mixed with only water?

A: MIICROBIAL MASS is safe and effective to be mixed into any nutrient solution or applied with water.

Q: What is the optimal pH for applying MIICROBIAL MASS?

A: MIICROBIAL MASS functions properly when applied in solution with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.

Q: Can I use hydrogen peroxide with MIICROBIAL MASS?

A: It is not recommended to use hydrogen peroxide with MIICROBIAL MASS.  However, the bacterial consortium can survive and function in H2O2 levels below 500ppm.  This means that 29% hydrogen peroxide can be mixed with MIICROBIAL MASS as long as it is diluted at 1.5ml per liter of water or less. 

Q: Can I use enzyme products with MIICROBIAL MASS?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I use mycorrhizal products with MIICROBIAL MASS?

A: Yes. Mycorrhizal fungi and beneficial bacteria complement each other in healthy natural soils and may be used together as part of any cultivation program.

Q: How often do I need to apply MIICROBIAL MASS?

A: MIICROBIAL MASS only needs to be applied once every two weeks in order to maintain healthy bacterial populations in the root zone. More frequent applications are safe but may not provide any further benefits to the plant.

Q: What happens if I use too much and apply MIICROBIAL MASS in a more concentrated solution?

A: Although a more concentrated dose will be safe for plants, it is not likely to increase the benefits of using the product at the recommended application rate.

Q: Can I add MIICROBIAL MASS to my compost tea recipes and brew it with other microbially active ingredients?

A: Yes. MIICROBIAL MASS is compatible with compost tea applications and can be used as a microbial inoculant for brewing teas. However, some tea recipes may inhibit the proliferation of the carefully selected beneficial bacteria that make up this product. We recommend amino acids and sugars in equal amounts as a feed stock. For best results, we recommend applying MIICROBIAL MASS according to the instructions on the bottle without brewing it into a tea.

Q: How long is the shelf life?

A: MIICROBIAL MASS will remain unchanged for two years with no reduction in the viability of the bacterial spores.  Therefore, at two years old, the product will be just as good as it was on the date of manufacture.  After that, a slow reduction in bacterial viability will occur over several years.

Q: What happens if it freezes?

A: If a bottle MIICROBIAL MASS freezes, it is still perfectly good to use. Simply let the product thaw at room temperature and give it a good shake before use.

Q: Is this product suitable for organic cultivation?

A: Yes. MIICROBIAL MASS is approved for certified organic production and is attested by Ecocert Canada.

Q: Is this product Health Canada Approved?

A: Yes. MIICROBIAL MASS is registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Q: Does MIICROBIAL MASS need to be shaken before use?

A: Yes. It is very important to shake MIICROBIAL MASS well before each use.  The bacterial spores will settle over time, so thorough shaking is required to ensure optimal inoculation from each bacterial strain.

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