Seaweed has long been a favorite garden supplement used by farmers living near the oceans around the world. Scientist have learned that naturally occurring substances in seaweed, especially Ascophyllum Nodosum act as biostimulants, containing hormones like cytokinins, auxins, and gibbrellin.
Without getting too complicated, biostimulants are defined as: “Any material that is neither a fertilizer nor a pesticide, but which applied to a plant will enhance the health and growth of the plant.” These biostimulants allow grasses and other plants to grow andprotect themselves during these periods of high stress when they would normally shut down and wither. They improve the plants abilities to adaptto these conditions by improving there own adaptive processes. According to R.E. Schmidt and E.H. Ervin at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: “As water is lost through evapotranspiration salt accumulates in the soil and plant free radicals will increase due to the salinity stress. The antioxidants stimulated by biostimulant treatments will help offset the toxic influence of the free radicals.” and “Biostimulant treated plants retain more moisture than nontreated grasses when subjected to dry soil conditions.” Nature’s Guide Liquid Seaweed acts much the same as the antioxidantsthat humans are encouraged to get through diet and vitamin supplementation to fight our own problems with environmental toxins and inflamation.
Application is simple using a hose end sprayer, pump up sprayer or even a watering can just drench all foliage with a mixture of 2 oz to one gallon of water and apply to run off. This can be done any time even during the hottest days without fear of burning. Nature’s Guide Liquid Seaweed is naturally absorbed through the foliage and root system. As a biostimulant, Nature’s Guide Liquid Seaweed will restore the plants vigor and ability to use the available soil nutrients while lessening the stresses of salinity and other environmental antagonists. The trace element content provides an additional resource for growth, and aids in neutralizing the damage to the soil from high applications of city water and its related chemical content. Nature’s Guide Liquid Seaweed is not a substitute for the nutrition that is provided by one of our quality natural organic fertilizers.
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