MAMMOTH P® smells a little funky!
Ha. It does. It should! I have worked with soil microbes for over a decade – and have never experienced highly active microbes that smelled good! In the States, they say the worse it smells, the better it works. So if it smells funky, you know the microbes are active and functioning well.
The only time you should be worried is if the smell changes significantly. Over time, if you notice a very different smell, this may be a sign there's been some cross contamination. To prevent this, keep the lid on the bottle sealed whenever not in use.
This leads right into choosing the appropriate bottle size. This is important because MAMMOTH P® is highly concentrated and can potentially last a long time. Likewise, MAMMOTH P® has a shelf life of 24 months, so you don’t want a great big bottle that’ll expire before you use it up!
When in the growing cycle would you recommend using MAMMOTH P®?
I have two recommendations:
One, I recommend using MAMMOTH P® in the last two weeks of growth to harvest.
Two, because phosphorus is important for plant growth across the entire plant growth cycle, (as a biologist) I strongly recommend using MAMMOTH P® from propagation to harvest.
Many growers use MAMMOTH P® as part of their soaking solutions to improve rooting. And you know what they say about roots – bigger roots = bigger fruits.