FWIW I bought a bottle last summer from a solid recommendation and I haven't been disappointed with the results. Because of the price tag, I don't use it all the time, but when I do the plants do seem perkier. In the summer I watered the trees with it. In the winter I use it as a foliar spray for those under lights. I'd love to use it all the time, but it is fairly pricey, so it's rationed.
Snake oil or not, I'm happy with how I percieve my trees response to it.
I agree. I've seen a lot of Japanese packaging....seems quite normal to me. Actually, I like the Japanese packaging....it always looks vibrant...alive...and yet mysterious to me. Cool design work!...and fully expected of a product from Japan.
Sorce, come on, this is Mr. Miyagi's Son. The Japanese know we love the Karate kid, he is there to subconsciously show familiarity with the product.
And I find it funny that it actually says "centuries of experience..."
On the package!
The product is made with extracts from evergreens. They made a typo and meant MILLIONS of years....LOL
Cuz that's all I was thinking about clicking on here....
If it was true....
How come so many of them old Yamadori died?
This was due to Acer-Heimer's and also Rootatoid Arthritis from Centuries of wire bending.
Either "Centuries" has nothing to do with hb-101,
Or the shit don't work.....
Smells like snake oil!
If nature will do it, you must create the environment nature wants to do it in....
That is all..
All kidding aside though, I get your reservations, I rarely believe anything that products claim anymore, but...I'm gonna give it a shot.
I have some Indian corn seeds as they call them (multicolored corn) and I'm gonna plant some w/ this concoction and then plant the others just using water and see what happens. Gonna take a few weeks but I'll update as I go.
I do agree that the ads and packaging are super lame. But that is how it goes. They are stuck in the past and they think this looks awesome. I'm a minimalist.
I would sell it in a dark gray bottle, with small LED letters HB-101. Very omnious like HAHAHA.. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?!?!
I do have the same view toward trees. I look at it like "well if it survives it survives...." Not that I don't take care of my trees, but everyday in nature is different and I leave it that way. Unless the wind is knocking shit over, I leave my trees in the wind. and you definitely know windy up where you are!
I also believe that putting your trees through trials like this makes them stronger and better trees. Let them need water for a little bit every now and then.
I don't take perfect care of my trees, but at the same time I don't try to.
The one thing that made me want to try this stuff is that it comes from tree extracts. If that wasn't the case then I don't think I would have tried it.
Every now and then Nature breaks a big branch on a spruce and it has a ton of green leaves decaying at it's base for months to come. Kind of like HB-101?