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Liquid Kelp for Plant Heat Stress

Posted June 11, 2021

There are several uses for Liquid Seaweed/Kelp and it is invaluable to the gardener and farmer, especially in the heat of the summer. It contains nitrogen, phosphate and potash as well as the entire range of trace elements. It contains natural growth hormones called cytokinins, which help increase the efficiency of photosynthesis and the production of protein. Adding kelp diluted (according to the package instructions) directly to the plants foliage helps your plants recover from wilt more easily and produce a much larger root system that is able to reach deeper to access more soil moisture during hot or very dry periods. Liquid Seaweed/Kelp has been proven to reduce the attack of fungus diseases and protect plants from extreme heat and even frost. The diluted liquid can be used as a soil drench or preferred method as a foliar spray.  
Liquid plant foods are better for dry and desert gardens because limited moisture means pelleted or dry fertilizer products scissored too slowly. Without enough water, fertilizer can’t be carried to the root zone, but diluted kelp travels quickly into the soil for much easier and more immediate uptake. Foliage feeding is an excellent choice when using to “coat” your plants with added protection for the summers sun rays. 
Kelp is one of the fertilizers we reach for first during the summer months when plants look like they just need a pick me up. In our side by side trials, kelp has improved with pest, stress from disease, stress from heat and stress from cold.  It’s a gardeners companion for sure!

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