As a grower, you must understand the importance of enzymes. An enzyme is a biological substance that functions as a catalyst that initiates a specific chemical reaction or increases its rate. The majority of enzymes are derived from microorganisms. They are primarily responsible for the breakdown of organic matter.
You may be thinking that enzymes are catalysts in the human digestive system, so why do plants need them? The fact is that enzymes are essential in all living things because they promote the basic chemical reactions necessary to support life.
Since enzymes are naturally present in the soil, most outdoor gardens do not need supplemental enzymes. Nevertheless, there may be cases where the enzymes are absent. For instance, if the soil doesn't have the required enzymes or the soilless garden (hydroponic system). When you add supplemental enzymes in hydroponics operations, it boosts the microbial activity in your plant's root system and enables better nutrient absorption.
If you are growing organically, supplemental enzymes are essential for your plants. The reason is that the organic fertilizers you will use need a high level of microbial activity to get absorbed. Enzymes help boost nutrient uptake. They also prevent the buildup of excess material around the plant's root system, which helps avoid problems.
Do you want to know more about enzymes and supplements, you can go to our learning center's Nutrient and Fertilizer section. Also, you are welcome to reach out to our growing experts at 866-GRO-INDR for further guidance!