5L = Approx. 1kg Course 5mm sifted Alfalfa/Lucerne meal Primary benefit of this pleasant smelling meal is increasing organic matter, although it is also a valuable plant-derived fertiliser. Has a minimum of 15% protein, which is the equivalent of 2.4% Nitrogen. Also contains trace minerals and triaconatol (a natural growth hormone). Excellent addition to the compost pile for nitrogen content and absorbency. Roses respond especially well to alfalfa meal. For new plantings of roses, mix 0.5 cup per plant into the soil. For existing plants, mix 0.5-1 cup of alfalfa meal to a depth of 4″-6″ around each rose bush. For vegetables and flower beds, work in at 250-350 grams per square meter Soil mixes use at 1-2%
1L = Approx. 340g Organically grown Contains various beneficial natural compounds such as mannans, polysaccharides, lectins, and anthraquinones 18 amino acids Excellent water hydration properties
1L = Approx. 200g Increased number of beneficial soil microbes especially mycorrhizae Increased water retention Increased cation-exchange capacity resulting in improved soil fertility Moderating of soil acidity Reduced leaching of nutrients Possible reduced emissions of nitrous oxide
Calcitic lime is manufactured from finely crushed (1mm) limestone – a natural source of calcium carbonate that typically exhibits a calcium content of between 33 and 35 percent, it is produced from limestone with a high purity level.
Diatomaceous earth is used as an insecticide, due to its abrasive and physico-sorptive properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects’ exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate. Arthropods die as a result of the water pressure deficiency, based on Fick’s law of diffusion. This also works against gastropods and is commonly employed in gardening to defeat slugs. However, since slugs inhabit humid environments, efficacy is very low. It is sometimes mixed with an attractant or other additives to increase its effectiveness. Diatomaceous earth is also a good source of silica containing around 80%.
1L = Approx. 550g Apply 1g per 1 litre of water to use as a foliar spray or soil drench once every 2 weeks.
Natural Gypsum 10L = Approx. 11kg Gypsum or Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate (CaSO4.2H20) is Nature’s very own plant super food. It increases and maintains plant health by providing them with large amounts of soluble Calcium and Sulphur: two elements essential to plant growth. Gypsum is extracted from an open-air mine in Yzerfontein using recycled water only. Here are its features: Soluble calcium helps overcome the dispersion effects of magnesium or sodium ions, enhancing soil aggregation and porosity to improve aeration and water infiltration Agricultural standards require gypsum of only natural sources to be used on plants and with current purity levels of 85%; our gypsum is literally the best there is.
- Stimulates plant immune system
- Contains a great diversity of macro and micro nutrients
- Contains beneficial bacteria, fungi, and protozoa
- Insect chitin helps control pests and pathogens
APPLICATION Kelp meal can be used dry if the soil is watered immediately after application, but works best when pre-hydrated (swollen in water) prior to mixing into the top 10-15cms of soil. Add dry kelp meal to the recommended volume of water. Allow to hydrate for 6-8 hours in a shaded place or overnight and then mix evenly into the soil prior to planting. When watering intervals do not exceed 7 days, use 1% Kelp meal. In very arid, sandy soils or when watering exceeds 7 days, use 2% kelp meal.