Amazing Fertilizer Ingredients that Really Work!
Learn more about how each ingredient gives your plants the boost they need. Both Blends contain these ingredients in varying amounts to meet the unique needs of different types of plants.
Mycorrhizae Fungi form symbiotic relationships with plant roots
Ectomycorrhizae form a network of cells throughout the outer and inner root, delivering enzymes, water, and minerals directly to the plant. This "web" of ectomychorrhizae also protects against predation and increases the stress resistance of the host plant.
The ectomycorrhizae act as extensions of the plant roots themselves, allowing them to access up to a 60-fold increase in surface area to explore for needed nutrients.
Endomycorrhizae form symbiotic relationships on the outside and the inside of the plant roots, delivering water, enzymes, and minerals directly into the individual cells of the root.
In exchange, the endomycorrhizae receive complex sugars and carbohydrates produced by the plant through photosynthesis.
Dr. Dave's Ultimate Living Fertilzer includes millions of spores of:
4 species of Endomycorrhizae: Glomus intraradices, Glomus mosseae, Glomus aggregatum, Glomus etunicatum, and;
7 Species of Ectomycorrhizae: Rhizopogon villosulus, Rhizopogon luteolus, Rhizopogon amylopogon, Rhizopogon fulvigleba, Pisolithus tinctorius, Scleroderma cepa, and Scleroderma citrinum.
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Highly Beneficial Bacillus Bacteria enhances plant growth by transforming organic matter into carbon-rich food for the plants
These amazing bacteria transform phosphorus, iron, and zinc into absorbable forms, produce phytohormones, and protect the plant from pathological fungi and many other pathogens.
Dr. Dave's Ultimate Living Fertilzer includes:
Bacillus megaterium, B. subtilis, B. licheniformis, B. simplex, B. pumilus, and B. amyloliquefaciens
Plus These Vital Nutrients . . .
Nitrogen produces luxurious green vegetative growth, essential for capturing the sun's energy via photosynthesis and converting it into sugars, which then yield delicious, sweet fruit (Northeast Organic Farming Association, 2013)
Both humic and fulvic acids are naturally occurring substances derived from organic matter. They are powerful biostimulant and soil conditioners that increase both soil and plant health. Both types of compunds provide chemical, biological, and physical benefits. Some of these benefits are increased root growth, improved aeration and drainage, increased cation exchange capacity, and increased nutrient uptake. Together, these benefits greatly increase plant health, vigor, growth, and yield. (How to Use Humic Acid for Plants, Global Garden, 11/15/19)
Sulphate of Potash (Potassium Sulphate)
Both people and plants need potassium. In plants it is essential for water uptake and for synthesizing plant sugars for use as food. It also is responsible for crop formulation and quality. Commercial bloom foods contain high amounts of potassium to promote more flowers of better quality. The link between potash and plants is clear in the promotion of bigger fruit and vegetable yields, more abundant flowers and increased plant health. Kelp and greensand are also good sources for potash. (Gardening Know How: What Is Potash: Using Potash In The Garden https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/using-potash-in-garden.htm)
Adding calcium and phosphorus to your garden with bone meal gives you better tomato, zucchini, and pepper yields by preventing blossom end rot. This critical mineral also promotes new growth in roots and stems to keep your plants healthy for the full growing season. Plants need phosphorus to flower, which is why gardeners commonly use bone meal for ornamentals like roses and bulbs. An infusion around the plant's base early in the growing season leads to bigger, more plentiful blooms, and it also helps produce larger onions, potatoes, garlic, beets, and carrots. Some gardeners also apply bone meal to the base of their plants just as they are blossoming to help them set fruit. (Rural Sprout Newsletter, Dec. 12, 2019)
The ocean's garden abounds with plants rich in the elements land plants need to flourish, such as proteins, minerals, growth hormones, vitamins and enzymes. The growth hormones in kelp, such as cytokinin, aid the plant in processes like cell division and enlargement and the development of chloroplasts. Plants treated with sea kelp tend to grow stronger root systems, resulting in more abundant produce and richer foliage. Sea kelp also stimulates soil bacteria, which improves soil fertility through humus formation and aeration. In addition, plants treated with sea kelp develop a stronger resistance to disease and insect infestations, as their immune systems are supported by the additional vitamins and minerals that kelp contributes to the soil. (https://homeguides.sfgate.com/sea-kelp-plants-24537.html)
Azomite is a highly mineralized complex silica ore mined in Utah from an ancient deposit left by a volcanic eruption that filled a small seabed an estimated 30 million years ago. According to research and customer reports, plants grown with Azomite produce more and larger fruits and vegetables per plant that are better tasting - with evidence of improved nutritional benefits. Azomite has shown these positive results in a wide variety of plants in both field and laboratory. (Azomite Mineral Products, Inc., Nephi, Utah)
Boron helps control the transport of sugars in plants. It is important to cell division, and fruit and seed development. As a micronutrient, the amount of boron in soil is minute, but among micronutrients, boron deficiency in plants is the most common. (Gardening Know How: Boron In Soil: The Affects Of Boron On Plants https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/boron-on-plants.htm, 8/28/18)
By converting agricultural waste into a powerful soil enhancer that holds carbon and makes soils more fertile, biochar can boost food security, discourage deforestation and preserve cropland diversity. Research is now confirming benefits that include: Reduced leaching of nitrogen into ground water; Possible reduced emissions of nitrous oxide; Increased cation-exchange capacity resulting in improved soil fertililty; Moderating of soil acidity; Increased water retention; and, Increasing numbers of beneficial soil microbes. Biochar can improve almost any soil. (International Biochar Initiative)