Down To Earth Greensand 5 LB
Naturally occurring in marine sedimentary deposits, Down To Earth™ Greensand is composed primarily of the blue-green siliceous mineral glauconite. Greensand is a material from the ocean floor that is mined to be used as a soil conditioner or fertilizer.
Traditionally used to loosen heavy clay soil or to hold together loose sandy soils, DTE™ Greensand is able to absorb up to one-third its weight in water to improve the moisture holding capacity of garden soils and potting mixes- allowing you to water and fertilize less often.
It is a rich source of glauconite, which is high in iron, potassium and magnesium. These components are all important to good plant health. It also helps loosen soil, improve moisture retention, soften hard water, and increase root growth.
It is a good organic source of potash, which is important for overall plant health and disease resistance.
It is one of the best certified organic potassium sources and contains a high level of glauconite
DTE™ Greensand is highly recommended for vegetables, fruits, herbs, lawns, ornamentals and all types of trees and shrubs. You can use Greensand in container garden soils and seed starting mixes.
Plants and trees: Mix two cups of greensand into the soil around individual plants and trees.
Flower and vegetable gardens: A good goal is 30 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
Potting mix: Mix in two tablespoons per gallon of potting mix for container gardens and houseplants.
Sensitive plants: Greensand can also be used on plants that are sensitive to other fertilizers and should not cause any damage.