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What Makes The Best Organic Fertilizer?
What is the secret to growing fruits and vegetables that are full of flavor and nutrition, with a super long shelf life?
Besides the right balance of Calcium, the answer is: Trace Minerals. Did you know that getting trace minerals back into the plant can help to restore health to a plant, and can result in less disease and fewer destructive sapping insects? However, perhaps the greatest impact of feeding your plants needed trace minerals is that it increases their nutrient density, and makes crops so delicious.
A man had been giving his 80 year old neighbor squash from his garden for years. After fortifying his garden with trace minerals, he shared his squash with her. Her comment: “I know squash, and this is the best squash I ever ate”. Another woman, after tasting tomatoes from a garden rich in trace minerals, commented: “I haven’t tasted a tomato like this since I was a little girl”. Trace minerals really do make a huge difference in nutrition, and in taste.
Sadly, over the last 70 years, modern farming and gardening methods, using chemical fertilizers, have greatly depleted available trace minerals from our soils. Most soils have been reduced down from 74 minerals to 8 to 20.
Some good choices for organic fertilizer are:
However, these very good practices in all likelihood are lacking in needed trace minerals.
Which items provide a good sources for trace minerals?
Though all of these are excellent, I believe that low sodium concentrated sea minerals are the best source of trace minerals there is, and are one of the most powerful ways to re-mineralize plants and soil. Liquid sea minerals are in ionic form, and are readily available to the plant. When sprayed on the leaf, it can take only 2 to 3 days before leaves turn a noticeable darker color of green. Sea minerals also are a great source of food for beneficial bacteria in the soil, and help to strengthen the soil food web.
Organic Fertilizer is so much Better with Sea Minerals.
1. Less insect pressure. Many farmers have reported that when they used concentrated sea minerals, their insect problems disappeared. For sure, sea minerals are NOT a pesticide. One reason for less insect pressure is that the potassium in sea minerals is a nutrient greatly needed by the plant. But it is also because the crop now has the perfect balance of micronutrients found in the Ocean. By helping to balance these micro-nutrients, plants become so much healthier. Sapping insects target sick plants. A sick plant, especially one without the proper cat ion exchange, will emit an infra-red signal that says to sapping insects, “dinner time”. But according to Tainio Technologies, when the hydrogen makeup of the plant is in balance with the cat ions, the insect no longer identifies the plant as food.
2. Better yields. Plants grown with concentrated sea minerals generally yield better, if the plant has adequate moisture. This increase in yields may be as high as 10% to 17%, depending on the crop, the growing environment, and application rates.
3. Less fungus. A replicated study was done with the University of Georgia on the effects of concentrated sea minerals on 2 fungus types, including white mold. This study demonstrated that peanuts had less fungus (and greater yields) than peanuts not fed with concentrated sea minerals. Concentrated sea minerals are not a fungicide. Decreased fungus can only be linked to better plant health.
4. Ability to promote photosynthesis. Sea Minerals are a good source of Magnesium. It is the magnesium that within days can turn leaves to a darker, more even shade of green. There are numerous testimonials to this. The more photosynthesis, the more food the plant is able to manufacture, which can translate into greater yields.
5. Animal health. Dr. Maynard Murray did significant research with sea minerals. He documented his findings, which have been published in the book, “Sea Energy Agriculture, Nature's Ideal Trace Element Blend for Farm, Livestock, Humans”. In his many laboratory tests, animals that ate food grown fortified with sea minerals were injected with carcinogens to produce cancers, fed a diet that should result in hypertension, etc., etc. Incredibly enough, the animals that were fed a diet grown with sea minerals didn’t get the cancer, the hypertension, etc., while the animals whose diet didn't include foods grown with sea minerals did. These same health benefits will surely be experienced by humans as well. Sea Minerals really are a key to improved health.
6. Sea Minerals help to establish a good balance of trace minerals in the plant. This is very important. Trace minerals work together. One trace mineral is necessary for a plant to pick up others. So if a farmer just gives his crops a specific trace minerals, many times it will not be very available to the plant, because it doesn’t have other trace minerals needed to utilize it. Therefore when a farmer loads his crops with Zinc, if it isn’t part of a balanced trace mineral application, his crop might not be able to utilize the zinc. What does the farmer do then? He just keeps putting on more zinc, hoping that his crops will get enough. The result is a zinc toxicity in the soil. Not a pretty thing. So having a balanced micronutrient program is so very helpful to both plants and soil.
7. The law of the minimum. There are many trace minerals that are needed only in small amounts by the plant, but if the plant doesn’t have them, the plant will suffer. Concentrated sea minerals supply all 74 of the naturally occurring minerals on the Periodic Chart of Elements, and in a perfect ratio. It has been stated that both sap and blood plasma have almost the exact same ratios of trace minerals as ocean water. So when we apply a fertilizer which naturally has this perfect balance, it can be very beneficial. While it is true that most of these 74 minerals have not been acknowledged by the USDA as being needed by plants, every few years enough evidence is gathered to suggest that another of these minerals should be added to their list of "beneficial minerals". By giving a plant the full buffet of minerals found in the ocean, it is allowed to utilize the minerals it needs.
8. Greater soil health. When the beneficial microbes in the soil thrive, the soil becomes healthier, and plants in turn become healthier. These microbes need trace minerals, and thrive when they are present. One manufacturer uses concentrated sea minerals in his product designed to increase the number of microbes in the soil. He said that before adding sea minerals to his product, he could not achieve his goal of 1 billion microbes per square inch. But by adding the sea minerals, he said he is now able to meet that goal.
are an experienced farmer, weekend gardener or newbie who just started to grow
tomatoes in pots on your porch, concentrated sea minerals are an organic micro-nutrient fertilizer used to
grow robust plants and nutrient dense vegetables without danger to your family,
your animals or your environment.