Powdered Kelp Meal is a natural plant growth stimulant obtained by alkaline hydrolysis of the seaweed plant. Powdered Kelp Meal contains a natural balance of major and minor nutrients, enzymes, amino acids, humic acids and other organic substances totalling over 60 elements.
Powdered Kelp Meal contains high levels of trace elements and a decent amount of phosphorous and potassium. These elements play a vital role in the formation of roots and building a strong immune system.
Can help increase yields, reduce the plant stress from drought, and decrease susceptibility to pest and disease issues.
It is also crucial in mid to later stages of growth for fruit bearing and flowering plants ensuring good yields.
Once Kelp is harvested, it is then washed with fresh water to rid it of excess sea salt and then it is dried and powdered. It is very important that they harvest it at just the right time to ensure that the cytokinin levels are at their peak (cytokinins are growth hormones responsible for cell division in plants).
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.
When kelp is used regularly you will notice that the overall health of the plant will increase and that when applied at certain times major growth will occur.
Kelp can help germinate seeds quicker, improve taking of cuttings, encourage rooting, build immunity, add more color and flavor, give a longer shelf life, produce more and larger buds and flowers, counter any nutrient deficiencies, and fight off insects and disease. Kelp is truly mother natures gift to the modern gardener.
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.