Early this spring, we planted peas in our field, with and without watersoaked Fytocell. We made six holes with ten seeds in each, and mixed Fytocell and some organic fertilizer in three of them. The remaining three were left with just soil and the same organic fertilizer. We watered and waited.
This is how it looked after a week or so:
(A row of peas planted in soil only)
(A row of peas planted in soaked Fytocell and soil)
As the seeds took, we could see them develop quite differently. This spring has been unusually dry, and the plants have only been watered once a week. This is obviously too little if you don´t use Fytocell, but if you do, watering once a week has been enough even this very dry spring! The difference was striking, to say the least, and the difference grew even bigger after some weeks.
The small plant (only one made it in this hole) is planted only in soil. The bigger plants (all survived) are planted in a mix of Fytocell and soil).
First of all, only 1-3 seeds took in the holes with only soil. In the holes with Fytocell, 8-10 took (nearly all). They not only took, but they survived as well, which was not the case with the plants planted only in soil.
Secondly, the sizes of the plants are totally different. The plants sitting in only soil are small, while the other plants have grown big and lush. The small plants have yellow edges, a sign of too little water. The bigger ones are only green.
Thirdly, only the plants sitting in Fytocell have produced flowers and peas! Apparently, the plants will not use power to produce flowers and fruits unless there is a chance they will survive.
This proves Fytocell is excellent at keeping water near the plant and providing it when needed, throughout the week. For a dry island like Malta this is good news!