In essence, biostimulants are used to enhance plant growth, health and productivity. A biostimulant like Healthy Garden works to support and boost a plant’s own natural development. Biostimulants can be categorised by the very small amounts needed to create a very big effect.
Here is what we at Greeman Plant Care define a biostimulant as:
"A biostimulant applied to a plant or seed, or to its immediate environment, brings about beneficial change without becoming incorporated into the plant structure. It may boost nutrient uptake and influence metabolic energy usage, thus helping the plant to better achieve its potential, especially at times of stress."
In essence, biostimulants work to support the plant as it grows and develops throughout its whole life cycle.
A good biostimulant will increase plant's metabolism, enabling it to grow more efficiently and healthy in various ways.
It improves plant’s tolerance and recovery from stress caused from pests, disease and the environment. It helps plant’s take up nutrients and water more easily from the soil and uses them to grow stronger.
Biostimulant gives a natural boost to plants sugar content, resulting in bigger flowers, more colour, greater foliage, better lawn surfaces and better quality fruit and vegetables.
Soil condition is also enhanced as biostimulants encourage a mutually beneficial and harmonious relationship with the “micro-organisms” that live within the plant’s surroundings.
Flavonoids are one of nature’s most versatile molecules. What makes them so useful is their ability to move electrons around within the molecule which creates a number of different functionalities.