Meal Powder & Rockdust
KELP MEAL POWDER
Rock Dust Elements
Kelp Meal Powder
Kelp contains over 70 minerals, vitamins, chelating agents and amino acids. Perhaps more importantly, it’s an excellent source of cytokinin’s and auxins, both natural plant growth hormones. The cytokinins are said to improve soil tilth, regulate cell division and cell wall formation, increase photosynthesis and chlorophyll production, improve root and shoot growth, and extend the growth season in the fall. The auxins are said to regulate cell elongation, stimulate rooting, and promote fruit development. Kelp meals are less processed than powders.
Kelp is a staple in any foliar feed and is often applied with microbial inoculants and other biostimulants. Pick this one up if you’re applying a microbial product such as EM
Sunseeker rock dust
Organic matter should still be the focus, but it’s usually not enough on its own for optimal health.
Fortunately, there are products that can greatly help us bring our ecosystems into balance more quickly. Many of the products out there, even organic fertilizers, bring in large amounts of minerals that are often expensive, unnecessary, and are potentially harmful if they aren’t needed. Other than rock dust, most mineral products are composed primarily of just one or two minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus.
Liebig’s law of the minimum From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liebig’s Law of the Minimum, often simply called Liebig’s Law or the Law of the Minimum, is a principle developed in agricultural science by Carl Sprengel (1828) and later popularized by Justus von Liebig. It states that growth is controlled not by the total amount of resources available, but by the scarcest resource (limiting factor). This concept was originally applied to plant or crop growth, where it was found that increasing the amount of plentiful nutrients did not increase plant growth. Only by increasing the amount of the limiting nutrient (the one most scarce in relation to “need”) was the growth of a plant or crop improved. This principle can be summed up in the aphorism, “The availability of the most abundant nutrient in the soil is as good as the availability of the least abundant nutrient in the soil.”
Minerals from land slowly make their way into rivers, lakes, and eventually, the oceans. Periods of glaciation, volcanoes and other natural events contribute to the process called remineralization. In the last century, our agricultural practices and general intervention in the planet’s natural systems has greatly accelerated the loss of minerals to the point where our soils are depleted. We can do the same work of a glacier in order to get some minerals back in the soil by using rock dust.
Rock dust is a fine powder, the best type coming from glacial or volcanic rocks such as basalt and granite. Research on its benefits has been done for at least 60 years.
The dust often contains a wide array of minerals, particularly if it’s from a glacial source that has a mixture of many kinds of rocks.
Rock dusts have produced amazing results, such as doubling yield and vastly increasing nutrition in vegetables. Vegetables grown with rock dust are bigger, tastier, and much more nutritious. Remineralize the Earth is an organization doing a lot of research.
Sunseeker rock dust contains 71 minerals making it one of the most complete fertilizers. It is a slow release for up to 2 years, it cannot burn your plants, it cannot leche out of the soil.