Drikelp Dried Kelp

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Drikelp Dried Kelp is made from Ecklonia Maxima, or Sea Bamboo.  Drikelp is mostly collected from the high water mark on the beach or off the rocks after the sea has dispersed of it overnight or after a storm. Alternatively it can also be freshly harvested and left on the drying port to dry in the sun. The Kelp is then milled (2-3 mm flakes for the nursery and garden industry) and goes through a quality control check to ensure the product is on spec.

Sizes available: 1 L and 5 L, packed in a reusable plastic container.

Kelp is a very popular ingredient when making customized soil mixes

It has been proven that kelp or what is in kelp can accelerate growth, increase fruiting and flowering, provide resistance to disease, insects and frost. There are a couple of things that are important in regards to the benefits of kelp and how they work. The first one is all of the trace elements and minerals which are aided by a carbohydrate mannitol that chelates or makes available certain minerals. One of the problems of modern farming is enabling the plant to take up all of the nutrients to complete a healthy life cycle. Chelates are very important in allowing plants to take up certain essential elements. What researchers have discovered is that with so many trace elements and minerals as well as vitamins and enzymes not to mention growth hormones, kelp aids in building and or supporting the plants natural immune system. If you can keep a plants immune system high it will have the ability to resist disease, insects, frost, and drought.

The second important and perhaps the most important aspect of kelp is the growth hormones. Kelp contains ample quantities of auxins, gibberellins, and cytokinins. All growth hormones play a part in how a plant functions, and are more accurately called growth regulators. Kelp has very high amounts of a particular hormone, cytokinin. Cytokinins are responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, differentiation of cells, development of chloroplasts as well as a delay in aging.

Drikelp Dried Kelp Application Guidelines:

General Use – 250g per 3m x 3m

Flowers & Shrubs – 125g per 3m x 3m

Large Shrubs – 250g per plant

Trees – 125g per 2.5cm diameter

Vegetables – 4 Tbs per 1m x 2m

Pots – 1 Tbs in a 15cm pot.