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Kelp4Less Product News – Discovering Kelp’s Secrets

Touch the Soil News #143 The use of Kelp as a plant growth supplement has been documented back to Roman times. In the early days, folks would scavenge the beach for kelp washed ashore and work it into their fields nearby. In rather recent times (1979) it was discovered that high levels of biostimulants were present in the cells of fresh kelp. These biostimulants later became known as Auxin and Cytokinin. The Auxin compound was found to cause increased root development. The Cytokinin compound produces greater flower initiation and augments cell division. Kelp is rich in amino acids and is 28 percent minerals by weight – including a large number…

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The Purchase of General Hydroponics by a Subsidiary of Scotts Miracle-Gro (Part 2 of 2)

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Historically, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company focused on the do-it-yourself home gardener. Its move into hydroponics, via a young subsidiary called Hawthorne Gardening Company, means it is treading into new territory. Scotts is known for its Miracle-Gro, Ortho and Roundup brands. The Roundup is still owned by Monsanto, but the consumer version is marketed exclusively by Scotts. In conjunction with entering into hydroponics, Scotts is on a global goodwill mission to help sponsor more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. This corporate funding effort is branded GRO1000. This is a rather strange effort, considering Scott’s close ties with Monsanto and the product Roundup. Glyphosate, the…

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Get the most out of your bloom cycle

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Here at Kelp4less we strive to make gardening as fun, easy and cost effective as we possibly can. Making the process fun and easy, will ensure that your harvest’s will be healthy enough to spread to others. Much of your time, money and energy goes into your garden. Here are a few tips to help make the most of your garden. There are 2 main ways to enhance your bloom cycle. The 1st being, Organic Enhancers, and the 2nd being, Synthetic Enhancers. We will cover both. 1. Organic Enhancers Many of our valued customers specifically ask for advice during the bloom cycle and would like to enhance this phase of plant…

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