The fiber produced during this process retain their organic fertilizer value and have unique characteristics, such as high moisture retention, which make it an ideal replacement for peat moss in potting mixes.
Through extensive research and development with an independent soils laboratory, the digested fiber was formulated into potting mixes.
Studies were performed utilizing geraniums, petunias, and azaleas to develop the ideal formula that maximized both stem weight and bloom rate. This formula is now commercially available as EnerGroTM.
EnerGroTM Organic Fiber Characteristics
C/N Ratio: 11-17
Ammonia N/ Nitrate N Ratio: 0.05
Respiration Rate: 2.7 mg CO2-C/g OM/day
Biological Available Carbon: 3.1 mg CO2-C/g OM/day
Moisture Content: 55-65%
Bulk Density: ~15 lbs./ft3
Fecal Coliform: Less than 2 MPN/gram
Salmonella: Less than 3 MPN/ 4 grams
Clear Horizons has developed a complete line of EnerGroTM potting mixes utilizing EnerGroTM Organic Fiber as the base ingredient of the mix in place of peat moss. The following products have been developed: