Organic Soil Amendments

Soil Amendments

Soil fertility. Is your soil alive with an abundance of nutrients and microbial activity?

The success of any garden , farm, or lawn begins with the quality of its soil. Our role is to help best feed your soil so the soil can feed your plants.

Soil is not an organism by itself, but it has rich and manifold life in it. Organic fertilizers and soil amendments encourage this life in micro organisms and plant roots by promoting good soil structure through a wide variety of easily assimilated primary nutrients, trace minerals and organic matter. This enlivened soil structure will benefit tilth and allow for better aeration, water absorption and the unlocking of nutrients that stimulate plant and root development.

Remember, healthy soil produces healthy plants.

SOFT ROCK PHOSPHATE*

A granular, natural colloidal soft phosphate that contains 20% P2O5 and 20% calcium plus minor and trace minerals. Supplies phosphorus which is needed by all plants for cell enlargement and division, photosynthesis, and respiration. Promotes early root formation and growth. Also encourages the growth of earthworms and soil bacteria that enrich and aerate the soil. Slow release so it will not leach away like chemically treated or synthetic phosphate. 2% phosphate immediately available. Apply 1-3 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. for gardens, 300-1,000 lbs. per acre for farm crops.

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FEATHERMEAL*

A 12-14% organic nitrogen made from hydrolyzed ground feathers. Slow release. Will not burn seeds and foliage. Use on corn, lettuces, lawns and other crops that need extra nitrogen. Apply ½ -1 lb. per 100 sq. ft. on gardens and lawns; 100-300 lbs. per acre on field crops.

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FISH MEAL (10-6-2)*

Contains 10% nitrogen, 6% phosphorus, 2% potassium and trace minerals in slow release form. Preserved with Naturox. Suitable for organic growers. Use on all types of plants. Will not burn, builds soil humus, and safe to use anytime. Use 10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. or 400 lbs. per acre.

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DRIED BLOOD*

A slow release, 12% organic nitrogen source. Excellent as a side dressing when extra nitrogen is needed.
Stimulates bacterial growth. Also useful as a temporary deer and rabbit repellent. Use 2-3 lbs. per 100 sq. ft or as a side dress.

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BONE MEAL*

Steamed, finely ground bone providing 12% phosphorus, 22% calcium and 4% nitrogen. Promotes strong, vigorous bulbs, healthy root systems and good blooming. Excellent for flowers, roses, garden bulbs, shrubs and trees. Use 5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.

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SUL-PO-MAG (0-0-22)

Sulfate of potash magnesia. Contains 22% potash (K2O) and 25% sulfate of magnesia (sulfur and magnesium). Will not alter soil pH. Good for soils deficient in potash but high in calcium. Use ½-1 lb. per 100 sq. ft.; 200-400 lbs. per acre.

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COTTON SEED MEAL*

Average analysis 6% nitrogen, 2% phosphate, and 1% potash. Slow release. Will not raise soil pH. Good for acid loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and blueberries. Apply at 2 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.

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SULFATE OF POTASH (0-0-50)*

A mined, all natural source of potash (50%) without chlorine. Also contains 18% sulfur. Use ½ lb. per 100 sq. ft. or 200 lbs. per acre.

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JERSEY GREENSAND*

A 7% potash base exchange mineral mined from a marine deposit. Also contains 22 other minerals. Helps loosen tightly compacted soils. Highly recommended for conditioning pastures, lawns, orchards, fields, and gardens. Apply 2-4 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. or up to 1,000 lbs. per acre.

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AGRO-LIG HUMATE*

A mined, naturally occurring organic leonardite containing 65-75% high quality humic acids, 31% carbon, and a complex matrix of other nutrients similar to chelates. Stimulates plant enzymes, root growth and beneficial soil organisms. Continued use improves the structure and organic content of the soil. For gardens apply 2 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.; Field crops 100 lbs. per acre.

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SEA-MIN KELP MEAL*

Ascophyllum Nodosum kelp meal which contains 60 trace minerals in chelated form, 14 vitamins, plant growth regulators, enzymes, and hormones. Research shows that kelp improves seed germination, root and plant growth, fruit set, and overall health of plants. Makes plants more disease and stress resistant. Increases soil fertility and microbial population. Broadcast using ¾ lb. per 100 sq. ft. or 200 lbs. per acre. As animal feed supplement see Feed Supplements Section.

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JUMP START D-10*

An easy to use, dry meal formula of our effective Jump Start Soluble Powder. Get all the benefits of Jump
Start foliar spray by applying D-10 through insecticide boxes, fertilizer attachments or other equipment on planters in or beside the row with the seed at a rate of 10 lbs. per acre.

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WORM CASTINGS (1-0-0)*R

A pure, all natural plant food produced by the incredible earthworm. Non burning, long lasting. Helps plant and root growth and improves aeration of soil. Use in gardens and flower beds at rate of ½ cup per plant every two months. In potting mixes add 1 part earthworm castings to 3 parts soil. For roses mix 4 cups into soil around each plant.

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SULFUR*

90% sulfur for soil application. Useful in lowering soil pH. Excellent for blueberries ,rhododendrons,
azaleas and other acid loving plants. Easy to spread granular form. Use according to soil test recommendations - do not over apply. Maximum use 100 lbs. per acre or ¼ lb. per 100 sq. ft.

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GYPSUM*

Pelletized, mined, natural calcium sulfate. Supplies 21% calcium and 16% sulfur. Loosens tight clay soils, aiding aeration and water penetration. Use when calcium and sulfur are needed and pH is high. Use 2-3 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.

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PELLETIZED DOLOMITE LIME*

A dust free dolomitic limestone. Easily spread with any type fertilizer equipment. Supplies 21% calcium and 12% magnesium. Use 3-5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.

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DOLOMITE LIME*

A natural liming material which supplies 21% calcium and 12% magnesium. Use on soils low in calcium and magnesium. Apply 3-5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.

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HI-CALCIUM LIME*

A pelletized lime containing 30% calcium and 4% magnesium. Easy to spread. Use on soils low in calcium but high in magnesium. Apply 3-5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.

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Please note:
* indicates products are NOP (National Organic Program) compliant to the best of our knowledge. Certified growers should confirm acceptability with their certification agency.

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