The Power of Azomite Mineral
Posted September 11, 2012
Azomite is a simple to use, natural mined mineral product. It requires no mixing or special equipment. it is odorless and won't restrict aeration or water penetration. Unlike some products, Azomite is not a manufactured, chemically prepared fertilizer. It is 100% natural with no additives or fillers.
Azomite trace mineral fertilizer is a complex of naturally occurring minerals which contains essential elements (micro-nutrients) for plant growth. Fertilization with Azomite adds some of the required mineral balance for the growth of common soil flora and fauna vital to overall productivity. Continuous plant propagation and the leaching effects of water may deplete essential minerals and micro-nutrients from soils. Azomite can improve soils that have been depleted of these important minerals and micro nutrients. It can also supplement soil that are inherently deficient of these vital mineral concentrations.
Azomite is a natural source of trace elements for both animals and the soil. It is a hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate derived from a natural volcanic mineral deposit. Azomite is added to compost or other fertilizer material and spread at the rate of 300 to 600 pounds per acre and either lightly turned into the soil surface of applied in the row when planting. For gardens, spread ¼ to 2 pounds per 10 ft and spade or rake into the soil. Use 1 teaspoon in 1 gallon watering can quarterly for house plants. In feed rations, 1-2 percent (do not exceed 2 percent) of the feed mixture and mix thoroughly with feed.
We offer three different forms of Azomite. Granular, Powdered and Micronized. Our granular form of Azomite is small pellets that eliminate dust and is easily used in spreaders. The Powdered Azomite is a range of size from micronized to small sand particles. Micronized Azomite is a fine powder that is easy to dissolve in water and applied wet or spread dry in the garden. It has been mined, crushed and packaged without any chemical alterations or additions.
Our personal experience using azomite has proven to us that the growth rate has been higher, the plant color has been darker green, fruit drop has been fewer and over all health of the plants were better. We recently planted lettuce and greens in the greenhouse and used Azomite on half of the the greens. The greens that we used Azomite on are bigger and the romaine lettuce leaves are sturdier. The tomatoes that used the Azomite on had more tomatoes on the vines. We experimented with some neighboring pear trees that were heavily stricken with blight. The second year the blight was very minimal. We did repeat two applications the second year and now the tree is productive and beautiful. Azomite will definitely be put in our gardens and orchards for years to come.