- Nitrogen……….1 – 2%
Also contains trace amounts of Sulfur, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, and carbohydrates.
Benefits of Soluble Kelp Powder:
- Improves seed germination and increases root development.
- Increases bloom set and size of flowers and fruit.
- Increases and stabilizes chlorophyll in plants, which results in darker green leaves and increased sugar content in plants.
- Relieves stress in plants caused by extreme weather conditions.
- Increases plant vigor, and thus imparts a greater resistance to disease, insect attack, drought, and frost.
- Increases microorganisms in the soil that can fix nitrogen from the air.
- Increases mineral uptake from the soil and into the plant.
- Increases the storage life of fruits and vegetables by retarding the loss of protein, chlorophyll, and RNA.
- Retards the aging process in plants (senescence), thereby lengthening the production season.
Many of the trace minerals contained in seaweed have important regulatory functions when applied to land plants, and in the animals and humans that consume the plants.
Directions For Use:
Dissolve 4 dry ounces in 1 gallon of water to make the concentrate. For smaller batches dissolve 1 dry ounce per 1 quart of water. Always dilute the concentrate down even further with water.
Dilute 1 part concentrate to 10 parts water Foliar application is the most efficient and effective method. Kelp extracts are 8 to 20 times more effective when applied to the leaves then when broadcast on the soil. Spray as a fine mist until it drips off the plants’ surfaces.
For Hydroponic Use:
1/3 to 1 teaspoon per gallon of water.
When to Use
Apply Kelp Powder to improve specific growth stages. For example:
To promote additional buds, apply when plants are beginning to bud. To extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, spray 10 days before harvesting
To lengthen the life of cut flowers, spray a day or two before cutting. In lieu of trying to catch specific growth stages, apply every 4 to 7 days.
The kelp solution should be sprayed in the morning or late afternoon when the leaves’ stoma are open. Avoid applying between noon and mid-afternoon when the sun is most intense and the stoma are closed. Also avoid spraying before it rains or while it is raining.
How to Store
Soluble Kelp Powder has a shelf life of four years when kept from extreme temperatures. Avoid freezing and direct sunlight. Always close the storage bag tightly. Dilution Rates and Application Frequencies.
Leaf Spraying: Vegetable gardens, Flowers, Lawns, Fruits, Berries, Trees, and Shrubs:
Mix 1 gallon of concentrate with enough water ( usually 25 gallons of water) to cover 1 acre.
Mix 1 tablespoon of concentrate with enough water (usually 1 gallon of water) to cover 300 square feet
Treating seeds or seed pieces with kelp prior to planting will improve seed germination, root growth, and early seedling vigor. Seeds or seed pieces can be treated in one of the following ways:
Lightly mist the seeds or seed pieces before planting with 4 teaspoons of concentrate diluted in 1 gallon of water.
Soak the seeds, seed pieces, or bulbs for 5 to 10 seconds with 4 teaspoons reconstituted kelp diluted in 1 gallon of water.
Rooting Solution and Transplanting:
Kelp also can be used as a rooting solution. Place cuttings in a solution of Kelp and water until roots develop, then plant. When planting, water in with Kelp solution. Dilution Rate: 4 teaspoons of concentrate to 1 gallon water.
If you are applying this product directly to the soil, (not spraying the leaves of plants) you do not need to dilute the product down. Mix 4 dry ounces in 1 gallon of water and apply directly to the soil or around the base of plants and follow up with regular irrigation.
At this application coverage is 500 to 1000 square feet per gallon of concentrate.
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