mom. Organic Gardening. December 26th , 2017.
Greensand or glauconite, is an iron-potassium silicate that occured naturally. It’s the thing that you need to boost the growth of your vegetable plants. As an organic soil amendment, Greensand contains rich minerals and vitamins which are needed by your plants to produce a flourishing crop with better quality. It’s also a great choice for fertilizing your rose plants, it will prolong the bloom of their flowers until next year. Roses and other flowers as well can thrive on Greensand as it supplies them with trace minerals such as iron oxide, silica, phosphoric acid, lime, magnesia, and 30 other kinds of trace minerals.
Greensand is an excellent choice for organic soil amendment as it offers many benefits. It improves the health and growth of your plants, it loose heavy kind of clay soils, and it’s completely organic, thus environmentally friendly. Another bonus point for this natural mineral is that that not only it can be used for opening up tight soil like clay, it also can be used for sandy soil to bind loose the soil and keep 1/3 of it's weight with water.
So what is actually Greensand? It’s a type of sand sediment, particlesof dark green glauconite, which is mixed with sand or clay. In the United States, notable mining places for good-quality greensand include New Jersey, Texas, and Arkansas.
The key components of Greensand are hydrated silicate of iron and potash. The nutrients release by an exchange action through the soil so that it could be taken up easily by plants. The suggested application of Greensand is 2 to 4 pounds for every 100 sq. ft. Greensand is non water-soluble but it wouldn’t burn plants. It is odorless, safe to handle, and can be used for any season.
A healthy and environmentally friendly gardening, organic gardening truly is a way to get harmonious with nature.
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