Kelp Meal - Garden Superfood for plants 1kg
- 1,000.00 Grams
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Organic Tasmanian King Island Bull Kelp Meal - Garden Superfood for plants 1kg
This product makes an excellent top dress or soil and compost tea additive/amendment for your favorite plants, herbs and veggies. It will support and boost the growth of roots, vegetation, stems and flowers; help the plant fight off harmful pathogens and insects by strengthening its immune system and acting as a deterrent to insects. Earthworms and other garden compost worms will love it as well.
Our Bull Kelp (Durvillaea potatorum) is harvested from the clean, unpolluted waters around Tasmania and King Island. The Kelp grows to a spectacular 8m. Storms cause the kelp to be torn from the rocks and cast on the beaches where it can be gathered. Kelp can live up to 14 years or more and grows at a rate of 10-14 cm a day. The kelp is first air and solar dried followed by wood fired oven at a temperature of up to 75 degrees. This gives a final milled moisture content of around 12 – 15 percent. Kelp contains many wonderful things such as over 70 minerals and trace elements, growth hormones, vitamins, enzymes, and proteins. Kelp contains cytokinins which are growth hormones responsible for cell division in plants.
Not sold for internal use, for garden and animal feed use only.
More info on Kelp:
The role of kelp in agriculture dates back thousands of years, and has been an integral part of coastal farming. It can be said with honesty that kelp is the most effective additive next to quality fertilizer.
Kelp contains many wonderful things such as over 70 minerals and trace elements, growth hormones, vitamins, enzymes, and proteins. Kelp contains cytokinins which are growth hormones responsible for cell division in plants.
It has been proven that kelp or what is in kelp can accelerate growth, increase fruiting and flowering, provide resistance to disease, insects and frost. There are a couple of things that are important in regards to the benefits of kelp and how they work. The first one is all of the trace elements and minerals which are aided by a carbohydrate mannitol that chelates or makes available certain minerals. One of the problems of modern farming is enabling the plant to take up all of the nutrients to complete a healthy life cycle. Chelates are very important in allowing plants to take up certain essential elements. What researchers have discovered is that with so many trace elements and minerals as well as vitamins and enzymes not to mention growth hormones, kelp aids in building and or supporting the plants natural immune system. If you can keep a plants immune system high it will have the ability to resist disease, insects, frost, and drought.
The second important and perhaps the most important aspect of kelp is the growth hormones. Kelp contains ample quantities of auxins, gibberellins, and cytokinins. All growth hormones play a part in how a plant functions, and are more accurately called growth regulators. Kelp has very high amounts of a particular hormone, cytokinin. Cytokinins are responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, differentiation of cells, development of chloroplasts as well as a delay in aging.
When kelp is used regularly you will notice that the overall health of the plant will increase and that when applied at certain times major growth will occur.