Seaweed, historically, has been used as a gardening soil enhancer and is a great source of nutrients for plants. It’s known to be rich in trace elements such as zinc, iron, nitrogen and 57 other minerals that plants only require a small amount of for their general intake.
Acting as a growth stimulant, it’s a popular choice among gardeners and the likes of people who wish to avoid synthetic and/or animal sourced fertilisers. There are various things you should be considering when deciding to use a Seaweed fertiliser and this begins with first understanding how a plant’s transportation system works…
Most people believe that making sure plants get the nutrients they require is simply a matter of watering the soil and the roots will take nutrients from the ground, up into the transportation system. However, plants also rely on their leaf anatomy as a core method of nutrient intake.
Leaves are an important focal point when it comes to nourishing plants. You as a gardener have more control of your plant’s intake of what you’re applying, which is this case would be a seaweed fertiliser. Relying on the plant root system for nutrient intake means the plant may or may not take up the nutrients it finds within the soil. So, in essence, you’re not maximising your seaweed fertiliser product.
One of the interesting and unique factors of our product SeaFeed Xtra is that it works to improve the plant’s absorption system, particularly through the leaves, by acting as a faster pathway to allow nutrients to distribute throughout the plant. That’s why we generally recommend the use of a pressure spray or foliar spray onto plant leaves (although this can also depend on what you’re using the product for) when using Seafeed Xtra as oppose to a watering can to ensure our customers maximise the plant’s intake of the amount of product they use.
While Seaweed fertilisers are already packed with rich elements, Seafeed Xtra a higher amount of those highly beneficial elements such as Urea, Iron and Zinc. Urea helps to kick start a plant’s growth process, Iron further assists with transporting other key elements to the plant’s core transport system and Zinc regulates the plant’s overall growth and stem elongation. Offering enhancement to the yield and quality of crops.
So whether you’re trying to grow vegetables, flowerbeds or simply trying to improve your lawn. Try Seafeed Xtra! Naturally nutrient-rich with a little extra, beyond your average Seaweed Fertiliser…