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No-Till gardeners are always looking for ways to improve their soil and plant health and Kelp is abundant in a whole host of nutritional elements and is also fantastic at helping to develop microbial life. Kelp also helps to stimulate root growth and development.
How It Works
Kelp grows in the sea but is technically not a plant and does not have a root system. Instead it gets all its mineral nutrition from sea water. Fortunately the ocean contains every mineral on the periodic table and therefore kelp can easily absorb and acquire everything it needs. This results in a very mineral and element dense life form and these compounds can be transferred to the plants you are growing!
Kelp contains all minerals and trace elements but it is particularly high in Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulphur as well as having good levels of Zinc, Phosphorus and Copper. It is naturally high in hormones Cytokinins, Indoles, Auxins and Gibberellins which assist in nutrient transportation and promote cell development. It also helps to increase plant vigour and vitality by turbocharging root development. In turn this helps to increase yield and resistance to stress and disease.
How to Use Kelp Meal
Kelp Meal can be used in a variety of ways. If you are making your own soil mix from scratch, 1-2 cups per 50L will see fantastic results. You can use it as a top dress approx every 2 weeks and then water in for a nice slow release action. Or for a more 'instant' hit, you can use as a soil drench or foliar spray by steeping 1 tablespoon per litre of water for 12 hours before applying.
Sold in 500g pouches.