Windcrest Organics Sea Kelp for All Plants and Soils
Windcrest Organics Sea Kelp is a water soluble, high food grade sea kelp powder (Ascophyllum Nodosum) from Iceland. Processed without chemicals and approved for organic production, this seaweed powder is created from fresh seaweed using a low heat, non-pressurized process to maximize the transfer of beneficial compounds from the seaweed to the powder.
Benefits to Plants and Crops
- 100% natural organic concentrate approved for organic production
- Contains more than 70 minerals, growth hormones, cytokinin, auxins, vitamins, enzymes, and the vital trace elements necessary for plant growth and development
- Promotes seed germination
- Excellent food source for beneficial fungi in the soil
- Increases root growth and crop yields
- Increases nutrient uptake and improves plant stress resistance
- Improves plant tolerance to temperature extremes
- Increases resistance to fungi and insects
- Contains naturally occurring antibiotics
- Can be used in hydroponic and drip irrigation systems
- No worry about burning plant roots - compatible with all plant nutrition programs
Sea kelp can be applied to the roots or foliage of the plant. When applied as a foliar spray, sea kelp helps the plant uptake certain elemental nutrients through the leaves. When applied to the roots, sea kelp increases the number of plant beneficial microorganisms found in the rhizosphere (the soil region subject to the influence of plant roots and their associated microorganisms). To maximize these effects, sea kelp should be applied the roots early in the plant's life cycle and later applied as a foliar spray.
PLEASE NOTE: Sea kelp is not curative but used as a preventative, it is most effective when applied before the plant or crop experiences any particular stress. Repeated, low dose applications show the optimum results as opposed to fewer, high applications. Treatments during and after any stress will help the plant recover from stresses such as disease, insects and fungi attacks, drought and cold temperatures.
What makes sea kelp so beneficial to plants?
Sea kelp contains naturally occurring plant growth regulators, namely cytokinins, gibberellins, and indoles. In addition, it contains essential micronutrients such as iron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, boron, manganese, and cobalt for healthy plant growth and development. Seaweed also contains a chelating compound called mannitol, which chelates micronutrients into forms that are readily available for plant use.
CONCENTRATED POWDER: 8 oz. of powder creates up to 84 gallons of liquid soil and plant amendment or spray!
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
- For increased seed germination and to condition bulbs before planting: Soak overnight in solution of 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water and water with the same solution after planting.
- Seedlings: Water with solution of 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water each week.
- To root cuttings: Stand in a solution of 2 teaspoons to 1 gallon of water. Water rooted cuttings with a solution of 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water.
- Vegetables & Fruits: Water with solution of 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water every week. Use directly on soil or spray on plants.
- Flowers, Shrubs & Trees: Water with solution of 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water every 3 to 4 weeks. Use directly on soil or spray on plants.
- House Plants: Water with solution of 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water every week.
- Lawns: Spray solution of 2 teaspoons to 1 gallon of water per 1,000 square feet per month. Apply every 2 weeks with a minimum of 5 applications per season recommended.
Convenient and economical 8 oz. concentrated powder: