Alfalfa meal contains Triacontanol, a natural root stimulant. Alfalfa meal provides plants with a good source of trace minerals, sugars, vitamins, starches and proteins.
The carbohydrates and proteins will boost the quantity of microbes in the soil that will alter the nutrients into forms available to plants.
Basalt rock dust has 65 trace elements that will remove micro-nutrient deficiencies from your soil. The minerals will feed the microbes in your soil. It also contains a significant amount of soluble silicon. Silicon strengthens plants cell and stems which will help ward off insect and diseases. Studies show basalt to have a high CEC which will create a positive and quick response from the plants
Insect frass is a vegan soil amendment that contains chitin which increases plants immune system and aids in root growth. Research suggests is that when a plant’s root system comes into contact with chitin, the plant thinks it’s being attacked by insects. It has a natural immune response to that stimulus, which is to increase root growth, bark and flower Trials suggest that insect frass supports superior plant growth to that of worm castings applied at similar rates. It is suggested that as an immune response frass encourages the plant to produce more flavonoids and terpenes to deter pests
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Rice hulls are an excellent replacement for perlite or vermiculite as potting media aeration. Studies show their results are comparable to perlite and vermiculite, have a neutral ph and comparable water retention. As rice hulls break down they provide silica in the soil.
7 LBS= Approx 1 Cu Ft