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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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Top 5 Best Ways to Enhance Your Garden

Top 5

Number 1: Foliar Sprays By Far Most Important: First and most important, is a Foliar Spray. This is a very basic technique used by many expert level growers. Regardless of, if you are in an indoor environment or an outdoor environment, your plants uptake 8-20 times more nutrients through the leaves than through the roots. That means foliar spray, and regularly. But What Do I Spray? Some of the best products to spray on your plants to promote and enhance growth are, Organic Acids. Organic Acids consist of Soluble Kelp, Humic Acid, Fulvic Acid and Amino Acids. These products you can Foliar Spray on anything from indoor house plants to large outdoor trees…

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Expert Compost Teas Made Easy

Compost Tea

Compost Tea’s work wonders in a garden by feeding the micro-biology “bugs” (Biological Under Ground System), in the soil for fast, healthy plant growth. We have been brewing and applying Compost Tea’s on 500k+ acres of Farm Land since 1974. 5000 Gallon batches at a time, we have a good idea on how to increase the micro-biology in the soil and brew a great Compost Tea. More micro-biology equals faster root development, which in return will result in faster plant development. After all, a plant cannot grow if the roots cannot sustain the growth. Lets discuss a few easy Compost Tea Recipe’s, we will be covering a Veg/Grow Compost Tea Recipe as well…

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Mycorrhizae – a fascinating fungi . . .

So you know we sell Mycorrhizae. And you hear quite a bit about it, but no one ever tells you what Mycorrhizae actually IS. In short – it’s a fungus. But there is so much more to it than that. In researching Mycorrhizae, I was stunned to learn how much plants actually depend on these fungi to thrive. Soil, especially when it is nutrient-deficient, is made so much more valuable by the addition of Mycorrhizae. There are a few different classifications of Mycorrhizae – Ecto and Endo being the most popular. Basically, the Ectomycorrhizae variety forms a sheath around your plant roots. Endomycorrhizae actually penetrate the roots of your plants.…

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Mycorrhizae and Root Development

Myco + Trichoderma

Some common products out there for root development and Mycorrhizae. There are a few key factors to determine the quality and effectiveness of your Mycorrhizae product. Watching for these slight signs will make all the difference in your root system over the life of your plant. Get some in-active, old or otherwise worthless Mycorrhizae and your grow will suffer. Kelp4less wouldn’t do that to you, no need for your grow to suffer. Follow these steps to ensure success. Know the Difference Bacteria. Bacteria are vital for recycling nutrients. Bacteria can be recognized by their shape and motion. Bacteria are mostly round or rod shape. Some filamentous bacteria are required for…

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