Kelp Flakes are sundried Ecklonia maxima collected from the shoreline and milled to a 2-3mm dried flake. Commonly known as brown seaweed, it is gathered on the West Coast of South Africa after being fed by the nutrient rich cold Benguela current that runs north from the Antarctic.
Ecklonia Maxima contains micro, and macro nutrients, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). The full range of amino acids. Natural growth hormones, auxins and cytokinins which are present, are easily taken up by land plants.
As an application to improve soil quality, kelp flakes build up the humus structure of the soil and provides vitamins and micro and macro nutrients as an effective crop feed. It breaks down over time resulting in a long lasting plant food for healthier soil and plants.
Benefits of using kelp flakes
- Increased nutrient uptake in plants
- Stronger root and leaf growth
- Seed germination
- Higher marketable yields
- Improved soil health
- Increased microbial activity in soil
- Builds up humus
- Slow release plant food
- Provides macro and micro nutrients
- Improved disease and pest resistance
- Improved water retention
- General Use – 250g per 3m x 3m
- Flowers & Shrubs – 125g per 3m x 3m
- Large Shrubs – 250g per plant
- Trees – 125g per 2.5cm diameter
- Vegetables – 4 Tbs per 1m x 2m
- Pots – 1 Tbs in a 15cm pot