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: Is MIICROBIAL MASS compatible for use with oxidizing agents like hydrogen peroxide or hypochlorous acid?

A: Yes.  MIICROBIAL MASS can be safely and effectively used with oxidizing agents.  See our Compatibility Chart for more details.

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: Although MIICROBIAL MASS can be incorporated into a compost tea brew, for best results we recommend applying it in unadulterated form.  Some of the strains of bacteria grow far more rapidly on a sugar diet then the others, which means that brewing teas will alter the careful balance of bacterial strains necessary to achieve optimal results.  Furthermore, some tea recipes may inhibit the proliferation of our bacterial consortium in favour of other microorganisms.  In order to achieve the best results possible, we recommend using MIICROBIAL MASS as directed.

Q: How long is the shelf life?

A: MIICROBIAL MASS will remain unchanged for three years with no reduction in the viability of the bacterial spores.  Therefore, at three 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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