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Ocean minerals for your soil and plants through Sea-Crop!

Sea-Crop is a catalytic trigger that releases nature's energy to give the full benefit of mycorrhizal symbiosis. The mycorrhizal fungi and beneficial bacteria that are native and adapted to your soil are stimulated to grow and reproduce abundantly, rapidly giving all of the well documented benefits of mycorrhizal symbiosis. 

Soil structure is further improved by the humic compounds and extracellular polysaccharides that are produced by the microflora. These substances improve soil porosity and help to bind the soil into aggregates, which aids plant growth by increasing aeration, stimulating root development and maximizing water movement through the soil. 

Sea-crop concentrate is a mycorrhizal stimulant containing over 80 natural source minerals and active organic substances from deep sea pacific ocean water.

The word "mycorrhizae" literally means "fungus-roots" and defines the close mutually beneficial relationship between specialized soil fungi (mycorrhizal fungi) and plant roots. These specialized fungi colonize plant roots and extend far into the soil resource. Mycorrhizal fungal filaments in the soil are truly extensions of root systems and more effective in nutrient and water absorption than the roots themselves.

Benefits to Sea-Crop:

  • Improved plant growth and yield
  • Improved root growth
  • Yield increases 15%-35%
  • Healthier plants
  • More flowers and larger fruit
  • Mineral and Vitamin count is increased
  • Growing cycle is shortened by weeks

 

Sea-Crop is available in-store or online!

How to Use Glacial Rock Dust to Remineralize Soil

Glacial rock dust is harvested from glacial moraine. This is the remains of rocks of many different varieties and compositions which were dragged along beneath the glacier. Over a period of thousands of years these rocks were pulverized by the constant movement, and the expansion and contraction of the ice, until finally when the glacier receded, they were left deposited.  These deposits are mined, dried and screened before being commercialized as an excellent natural source of a wide range of minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Potassium, along with trace elements and micronutrients.

 

 

 

 

 

 




    Glacial rock dust can be introduced as a soil amendment in your garden, containers and raised beds and will slowly and naturally release its vital nutrients for the benefit of your plants, throughout the growing season. However it is not only your plants which will benefit, as the animals and humans who consume these mineral rich crops will also attain the benefits of the essential elements contained in them. Your fruits and vegetable will grow bigger and more vigorously, will be bothered by fewer plagues and pests, and will have a better flavor; and your flowering plants will produce more prolific and larger blossoms. 

    Unlike chemical fertilizers Glacial Rock Dust works in conjunction with the soil, improving structure, drainage and moisture retention capacities. Essential microbial life is enhanced by the creation of an environment favorable for beneficial fungi, molds, bacteria, and the very important earthworms. When the soil is healthy and well balanced plants are protected naturally from the negative effects of insects, diseases and droughts.

    How to use Glacial Rock Dust.

    • Glacial Rock Dust is completely safe for use on all comestible and other plants.
    • 2-4 lbs can be dug into each 10 square feet of soil before planting in the spring.
    • Every month throughout the growing season Glacial Rock Dust can be sprinkled in moderation around the plant bases and into the mulch, to a depth of 1 inch.
    • 5-20 lbs of Glacial Rock Dust per cubic yard of compost material, can be added to your compost pile or bin to promote microbial activity, and to add minerals which can help quicken the decomposition process
    • 8 tablespoons in 1 gallon of soil is ideal for transplanting or for a pre-mixing soil for potted plants.

    Glacial Rock Dust is an excellent, natural way to provide all your plants with the substances they need for happy, healthy growth and abundant crop production. 

    High Yield Organics sells Glacial Rock Dust in 3 different sizes.

    Remember, healthy plants grow in healthy soil!

    Pumice as a soil conditioner?

    Pumice rock is a natural type of volcanic igneous rock which is formed from molten or partially molten material. It is a great soil conditioner, as it is highly porous, giving it excellent water and air exchange properties. The root systems of plants require a continual supply of oxygen, the escape of the carbon dioxide that is released by the roots, water-retention in the soil and the available nutrients necessary for plant growth. Adding pumice to the soil helps meet all of those important requirements!

    Other features of using pumice in soils include:

    • The porous nature of pumice allows it to hold vital nutrients in the microscopic surface pores, which helps regulate fertilizer feedings.
    • Pumice rock includes trace amounts of vital minerals such as: Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Copper, Iron, and Manganese.
    • Loosening the density of heavy clay type garden soils, increasing root growth.
    • Makes hand tillage easier.
    • Reducing watering requirements by as much as one-third.
    • Pumice is inorganic, so it will not decompose or compact over time. It will not rot, continuing to benefit the soil condition.
    • Pumice does not attract or host fungi, nematodes, or insects.
    • Pumice is pH neutral and odorless.
    • These advantages can be realized with as little as a 10% addition of pumice to the soil or growing medium.
    • It can be used as an alternative to perlite or vermiculite in potting soil mixes.
    • Creates improved conditions for soil microbial activity.
    • Enhances the environment for worm activity.

    Remember, healthy plants grow in healthy soil!

    It is also used as a bedding additive to worm composting to help control moisture, aid in air exchange, prevent consolidation, and ease worm activity. Add it to compost bins or piles to maintain breathability, moisture, and loosen settling materials.

    Soil Tilth is a Good Thing!

    Just what exactly is soil tilth?

    Soil that drains well, does not hard-crust over, absorbs water readily, and does not make dirt clods is said to have good “tilth”. It is the physical condition of the soil that makes tillage easy, offers good seedbed quality, promotes seedling emergence, and deep root penetration.

    One component of tilth is nature’s processes whereby soil particles are joined together into tiny clusters. These clusters, or aggregates, form in soils when individual soil particles are brought together through wetting and drying, freezing and thawing, and by plant growth and earthworm activity. In the case of earthworm-created aggregates, they are stable once they come out of the worm.

    Aggregates formed by physical forces becomes stabilized (will remain intact when wet) through microbial processes that involve organic matter decomposition and its by-products. These by-products cement the soil particles together, forming water-stable aggregates. The soil cluster is then strong enough to hold together when wet, or known as “water-stable.”

    A well-aggregated soil has increased water entry into the soil, increased aeration, and increased water-holding capacity. Plant roots flourish in well-aggregated soil that is high in organic matter as opposed to a finely pulverized and dispersed soil, low in organic matter. Roots, earthworms, and soil life can pass more easily through a well-aggregated soil. At the same time the roots are also producing food for the soil microorganisms and earthworms that further generate the compounds that bind little soil clusters into water-stable pieces. These more aggregated soils also help prevent glazing or crusting of the soil surface.

    Key factors, then, in having good tilth are abundant earthworms, organic matter, and flourishing soil microbial activity!