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Kelp4Less Product News – Humic Acid

Touch the Soil News # 175 Long before recorded history, soil amendments made from organic matter – such as humic acids – have been known by farmers to be beneficial to plant growth. A few years back, a 2006 study conducted at Ohio State University said in part that: “Humic acids” increased plant growth and that there were relatively large responses at low application rates. (1) Humic acid is a principal component of humic substances which are the major organic constituents of soil and peat. Humic is produced by biodegradation of dead organic matter. It is not a single acid, rather a complex mixture of different acids. Humic acids are…

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Soooooo, how can I tell if my plants are under-watered then?

underwatered yellow leaves

So, we figured out how to tell if your plants are over-watered and how to fix it. But how can you tell if they are under-watered? And what can you do to fix that? Feel your soil. About 1-2 inches down, you should feel some moisture with your finger. If the soil is dry, you need to water. If you can still feel moisture, you can wait a day. Also, when you water, try to get water mostly around the stem, not so much the leaves and blooms of your plant. Please remember, every plant species is just a little different, but these guidelines will go along with most anything.…

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Humic Acid

Humic Acid

Why Use Humic Acid?   Today, there is a recognized and increasing use of humic acids for their beneficial impact on the growth and cultivation of crops (vegetable & non-vegetable), citrus, turf, flowers, and particularly in organically-deficient soils. Humic acid is not a fertilizer as it does not directly provide nutrients to plants, but is a compliment to fertilizer.   Benefits include: Addition of organic matter to organically-deficient soils Increase root vitality Improved nutrient uptake Increased chlorophyll synthesis Better seed germination Increased fertilizer retention Stimulate beneficial microbial activity Healthier plants and improved yields When applied to clay soils, humic acid can help break up compacted soils, allowing for enhanced water…

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