What will Rock Dust Do for your Garden?
Applying rock dust is often called “remineralization” which actually revitalizes the soil by mimicking the process of glaciiation.
Provides a slow release of trace minerals. Increases microorganism growth, Builds more soil. Increases nutrition in plants and crops. Cuts the need for chemical fertilizers, Increases water retention in the soil,
Increases pest resistance, Increases crop yield. Reports of increased winter hardiness
Every garden can benefit from adding Rock Dust!
We carry a great variety of Rock Dust and recommend using a mixture of all to give you the full buffet of all minerals for your soil
CALPHOS Rock Phosphate
Calphos Soft Rock Phosphate Powder
(Slow releasing granulated phosphate containing
20% total phosphoric acid and 20% calcium; to help increase and balance soil PH; to feed soil microbes and facilitate nitrogen metabolism.)
By offering growing plants a constant, slow-leachable source of
phosphorus and calcium that is capable of absorbing its
own weight in moisture, Calphos also stimulates strong root formation,
and encourages earthworms and soil bacteria.
Since phosphorus is lacking in most soils,
additional applications are a must for maximum results.
OYSTER SHELL FLOUR
Natures best calcium
Oyster Shellprovides a long-lasting,
steady release of nutrients to help regulate pH levels, improve fertilizer uptake, promote healthy cellular structure
and enhance soil tilth.
Oyster Shell is also helpful in creating more active
habitats for soil microbes in compost piles and worm bins.
(36% Calcium; 92% Calcium Carbonate equivalent.
Faster acting, superior to Ag Lime;
derived from finely ground oyster shell)
AZOMITE® Minerals for Land and Soil
AZOMITE® trace minerals have been reported to improve root systems,
yields and general plant vigor in a variety of applications; from field crops and orchards to lawn and garden use. AZOMITE® helps remineralize
nutrient-depleted soils. 100% naturally derived, AZOMITE® is OMRI Listed for use in organic production and farming.
"Scientists have long recognized that adequately nourished plants and animals are resistant to infectious diseases. There is a growing recognition that healthy plants may effectively resist insects. There is speculation that the nutrient-dense sap of healthy plants provides protection against freeze damage. Based on research studies, reporting higher trace element levels, we believe your plants will show trace element and nutrient improvement with AZOMITE® use."
GLACIAL ROCK DUST
FEED YOUR SOIL & IT WILL FEED YOUR PLANTS
Natural Mineral Product: Glacial Rock Dust is a natural mineral product,
which is produced over many thousands of years by piedmont glacial action. Piedmont glaciers are traveling glaciers which moved north to south
during the last ice age. As the glacier traveled it picked up different types
of rock containing a full range of natural minerals and trace elements. At the end of the ice age the glacier receded leaving behind deposits of “glacial moraine”. These deposits are mined, dried, and screened for agricultural
and horticultural re-mineralization.
Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust can replace key elements that have been depleted from the soil over the years, replacing these missing minerals in
a form readily used by soil microbes to create healthy soil.
Our Glacial Rock Dust lets the soil re-create the colloids (minerals and humus) which are needed to improve soil structure, moisture holding properties, nutrient availability and bacterial action. When the correct balance is
achieved, organic matter is turned into humus and the soil becomes a
favorable environment for a host of beneficial molds, fungi, bacteria and earthworms. When this happens, the living soil becomes a buffer to the
many variables gardeners must contend with.
Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is high in natural silica and provides an
excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, and trace elements and micronutrients. It can also increase moisture-holding
properties in the soil, improve the cation exchange capacity, and
improve soil structure and drainage.
All natural mineral product: Ecologically friendly ~
Low environmental impact
Proven performance: Plants will look great
Slow release: No flush of growth ~ No burn
Long-lasting: Good for the whole season ~ Slowly available nutrients
High in natural silica: Feeds the soil and the plants ~
Builds good root system ~ Improves soil microbial activity
Essential trace minerals: High plant performance ~
Benefits of many sources for balanced nutrition
Enhances compost and worm castings: Appropriate for municipalities, golf courses, landscape professionals and homeowners
FEED YOUR SOIL & IT WILL FEED YOUR PLANTS
In soil that is properly mineralized, plants don’t have to work nearly as hard to survive. Rich in micronutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese, volcanic basalt helps increase root growth and boost crop yields. Basalt also contains soluble silicon that contributes to the strength of cell walls and makes crops more resistant to pests and disease. It also strengthens stems, helping plants stand tall and capture more light to maximize photosynthesis.
Not surprisingly, vibrant, healthy plants grown in remineralized soil have
greater Brix levels than plants that are nutrient deficient. As a measure of
dissolved plant sugar and nutrients, higher Brix levels indicate balanced and healthy growing conditions. Healthier plants also produce more fragrant flowers with greater concentrations of essential oils and better-tasting,
more nutritious fruits and vegetables.
WE STOCK IN 10#, 44#
Calcium (Ca) 1.0%, Magnesium (Mg) 0.5%, Iron (Fe) 4.0%, Manganese (Mn) 0.05%
Calcium (CA) & Magnesium (Mg) regulate soil cation exchange capacity
which determines the availability of many other nutrients in the soil.
Magnesium (Mg) is the central atom in chlorophyll. Mg deficiencies frequently
occur and are easily corrected with Cascade Minerals.
Iron (Fe) is a catalyst to chlorophyll formation. Many synthetic Fe fertilizers
are ineffective because the Fe converts rapidly to unavailable forms.
The Fe in Cascade Minerals is stable in the soil, even on calcareous soils.
Cascade Minerals steadily supplies Fe to plants as they need it.
Manganese (Mn) accelerates germination and maturity, while increasing the
availability of phosphorus (P) and Ca.
Also Contains Beneficial Plant Substances: 35% Silicon Dioxide (SiO2)
Additional Minerals and Trace Elements to help make plants strong:
Silicon (Si) is the major element affecting the strength of plant cell walls.
Copper (Cu) is necessary to chlorophyll formation.
Zinc (Zn) is essential for promoting certain metabolic reactions; deficiencies are common.
Boron (B) is essential for pollination and seed formation; deficiencies are common.
Aluminum (Al) is an important element for producing blue pigments in flowers.
Vegetable Gardens-5 to 10 lbs of Cascade Minerals
per 100 square feet (10x10.) Rake or lightly till minerals into soil.
Trees and Shrubs-1 cup of Cascade Minerals per 1 inch of trunk diameter.
Spread evenly over rooting area. Rake or lightly till minerals into soil if
possible, otherwise water in thoroughly.
ROCK DUST MINERALS