Worm Castings from R 95.00
Worm castings is organic waste produced by earthworms, which has been broken down in compost bins or compost heaps. It is natural plant food and is made of 100% worm castings. It is also an excellent soil conditioner. Worm Castings contain water-soluble nutrients and are an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming, and small scale sustainable organic farming projects sometimes referred to as vermicompost. Benefits of using Organics Worm Compost: Worm castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients. They are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitrates, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It also contains manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, borax, iron, carbon, and nitrogen. Compost reduces wind and water erosion. Soil temperatures are also moderated, making plants less susceptible to extremes of heat and cold. Paired well with Mycoroot Supreme, Coco Peat & BioBizz Nutrients Directions for use: General: Apply 1kg (about 10% of the bag’s contents) per square meter every 2 to 3 months. Seedlings and bulbs: Make a hole in the ground, place 1 heaped tablespoon (40-50ml) Vermigro in the hole, and plant seedling or bulb directly into it. Potting mix: Enrich your standard potting medium with one-third Vermigro. Potting plants: Feed 1 cup (250ml) per season. Rooting cuttings: Use potting mix to ensure proper drainage. Roses, shrubs, and fruit trees: Scatter approx 500g around the stem/drip nozzle once per growing season. Lawns: Sprinkle approx 250g per square meter. One 10 dm bag will cover 40 meters squared. Planting trees or shrubs: Make a suitable hole. Mix 1 to 2kg Vermigro (depending on the size of the hole) with two-thirds of the topsoil dug from the hole. Feed as above. Germinating seedlings: Enrich your standard seedling medium with 10% Vermigro. Check out our article on how to make your own Worm Tea using Worm Castings: Worm Tea - Organic Fertiliser - How-To Guide
Mycoroot Supreme R 69.00 R 80.00
Premium Mycorrhizal, Mycoroot, is the home of the organic mycorrhizal fungus. Mycoroot Supreme is an organic microbial fertilizer that will help enhance root structure by doubling it in size, boosts yield, and production. What are Mycorrhizal Fungi? Mycorrhiza means “fungus root.” These are beneficial fungi found in undisturbed soils These fungi form a symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationship with 90% of all plant roots The host plant receives mineral nutrients from the fungus The fungus obtains sugars from the host plant There are several types of mycorrhizal associations The most commonly encountered are the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. How do they function? The fungus grows using fungal filaments called hyphae The filaments grow both inside and outside of the roots The fungus is intimately associated with the plant roots Providing a link between the soil and the plant They extend the plant rooting system improving root functions They allow for better exploitation of the soil environment They increase the surface area available for nutrient uptake They make nutrients soluble which usually are not accessible to plant roots They influence the soil environment covered by the fungal filaments Encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria They ward off unwanted organisms which can cause plants diseases Such as eelworms and root rot They produce a biological glue That promotes soil stability and increases moisture penetration and aeration of the soil Characteristic AM fungal structures formed within the roots of a host plant. Characteristic AM fungal structures formed within the roots of a host plant. A = finely branched arbuscules formed within plant cells. V = vesicle produced by some AM fungi required for the storage of carbon compounds. IRH = intraradical hyphae grow between the root cells. These structures are only visible once the roots have been specially prepared in the Mycoroot laboratory and are visible under a high powered microscope. So what is the problem? Unfortunately, because the soil and the beneficial organisms in this environment will not be regarded as a valuable resource, disturbance, land degradation, and application of chemical inputs, particularly those containing high levels of phosphates, and the non-discriminate use of some pesticides, have resulted in depleted natural populations. So what is the solution? To maximize the benefits from these AM fungi, have the mycorrhizal status of your soil tested. How to use: Mycoroot is used during transplanting. It helps with plant growth, health, and flowering. Add 5-10ml (1-2 teaspoons) per transplant depending on the size of the plant. Sprinkle at the base of the plant's roots in the whole during transplant and this should stop the shock of transplant, also helps with the uptake of nutrients and water. Size of container: 200ml
Diatomaceous Earth R 149.00
Diatomaceous Earth, the all-natural, organic, and incredibly versatile product that can help you grow a beautiful and healthy garden. With its unique ability to act as a potent insecticide, Diatomaceous Earth is the perfect tool for keeping your garden free from pesky insects like aphids, thrips, ants, mites, bed bugs, snails, and slugs. Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring substance that is composed of fossilized remains of diatoms. These fossilized diatoms contain microscopic sharp edges that, when ingested or come in contact with insects' bodies, cut through their protective covering and dry them out, ultimately causing their demise. To use Diatomaceous Earth as an insecticide, we recommend that you apply it as a wettable form to avoid airborne dust particles. We also recommend that you wear a mask as a precaution. For the spraying application of Diatomaceous Earth, mix 1 cup per gallon of water (236.5ml per 2L of water) and keep the mix agitated to ensure it stays well mixed with the water for the application. The mix can also be applied as a paint of sorts to trees and shrubs as needed. With a weight of 1.25kg, Diatomaceous Earth is the perfect size for any gardener, whether you're a professional landscaper or a green-thumbed enthusiast. So why wait? Invest in Diatomaceous Earth today and experience the natural, organic, and effective way to keep your garden free from pesky insects and pests.
Volcanic Rock Dust from R 57.50
Volcanic Rock Dust is an organic fertilizer consisting of crushed basalt, a volcanic rock, which contains minerals and trace elements which have been ground into a fine dust. Volcanic Rock Dust can be added to the soil to improve fertility, providing calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, plus over 70 minerals, trace elements and micronutrients. Gardeners have described this as 'magical'. Volcanic Rock Dust mimics the slow process of the earth's own ecosystem to replenish soils and restore the biosphere. When adding rock dust to the soil it allows for a lot more phosphorus uptake and thus largely reduces the amount of phosphorous fertilizers needed.
Madagascan Bat Guano from R 205.00
Madagascan Bat Guano is a premium organic flowering and fruiting fertilizer. Bat Guano is a powerful fertilizer as it is generally found in caves and has not yet been leached by rain. It consists of insects and other bat food sources with the remains of the bats themselves. It decomposes quickly and builds up in a slightly acidic layer on the floor of the cave. Guano has lost its popularity due to the cheaper chemical fertilizers on the market but it is slowly gaining its status back as the environmental damage caused by chemical fertilizers has become increasingly evident. Bat Guano is completely environmentally friendly, which will significantly improve any soil to which it is added and will increase the flavor and quality of the product as well as increase disease resistance. Due to the high phosphate, it is prized as a flowering and fruiting fertilizer that can greatly improve your flowering and fruiting set with higher yields. Madagascan Bat Guano is specially selected and is amongst the richest in the world. Very high in calcium and phosphorus and has significant amounts of nitrogen and potassium as well as a broad range of other macro and micronutrients. Directions for use: When used as an amendment or for preparing your super soil or living craft soil use one teaspoon (15ml) per liter of soil. To brew Guano Tea you would use one tablespoon (15ml) per liter of water. Use as a top dressing, dig lightly into the soil as required, and water in the bat guano. Use your discretion on the amount you use, less is always more when it comes to adding fertilizers or amendments. NPK 3-13-4 N - 29g/kg P - 60g/kg K - 34g/kg Ca - 170g/kg S - 37g/kg
Bone Meal from R 35.00
Bone Meal is a highly effective organic fertilizer that is a great source of phosphorus, essential for ensuring that plants' flowers grow bigger and more plentiful. With a typical NPK ratio of 3-15-0, it can increase the amount of phosphorus in your grow medium, giving your flowering plants the boost they need to thrive. Before adding Bone Meal to your grow medium, it's important to have your soil tested to ensure that its pH level is below 7. If the pH is higher, the efficacy of Bone Meal may be significantly reduced. Once you have corrected your pH, you can safely add Bone Meal at a rate of about 4.5kg per 9 square meters of area. The fertilizer will continue to release phosphorus into the soil for up to 4 months after application, providing long-lasting benefits for your plants. Bone Meal can also be used to balance out high nitrogen levels in your soil. Organic amendments such as manure often provide a great source of nitrogen but can be lacking in phosphorus, making Bone Meal an ideal addition to achieve a perfect balance. Available in convenient 2kg and 5kg bags, Bone Meal is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for an organic, effective, and easy-to-use fertilizer to promote healthy and abundant blooms in their flowering plants.
Fine Dolomite Lime R 15.00
Fine Dolomite Lime is an additive made from pulverized limestone. It is mainly used to increase the pH of acidic mediums especially Coco Peat as it is a naturally acidic grow medium. Soil can also become acidic for a number of reasons – acid rain exposure, overuse of fertilizers or other chemicals and after becoming deprived of important nutrients after years of planting and harvesting. Available size: 1kg It increases the pH of acidic mediums. Provides a source of Calcium and Magnesium for plants. It permits improved water penetration for acidic soils. It improves the uptake of major nutrients for plants growing in acidic soils.
Gypsum R 50.00
Gypsum is a naturally occurring mineral that has proven to be a valuable asset in enhancing soil health and fertility. This cost-effective soil conditioner is particularly useful in correcting high soil sodium levels, as it helps to remove excess sodium and improve the natural structure of soil. One of the key benefits of using gypsum is its ability to loosen heavy soils and clay, allowing water to penetrate and aerate the soil. This, in turn, helps to create a more hospitable environment for plants to grow and thrive. Additionally, gypsum is an excellent source of calcium and sulphate, both of which are essential nutrients that are readily available for plant uptake. Unlike other soil conditioners, gypsum has the added advantage of not affecting the intrinsic pH balance of the soil. Instead, it helps to raise the calcium content in the soil, thereby promoting healthy plant growth and development. This is particularly beneficial for crops that require high levels of calcium, such as tomatoes, peppers, and melons. Gypsum is also effective in eliminating surface crusting, which can occur when soil particles are compacted and dried out. By breaking up the soil and improving its structure, gypsum helps to prevent this problem and ensures that water is able to penetrate the soil more easily. Available in 5kg
Super Frass R 260.00
Super Frass is an organic plant growth enhancer and pesticide. It's a natural, high-quality organic soil additive that stimulates. regenerates and protects your plants. Super Frass contains a living ecosystem, introducing beneficial bacteria and fungi into your growing environment to help rejuvenate and regenerate your soil. Packed with macro-elements ( N, P, K) and micro-nutrients ( ZN, Cu, etc), Which enable your plants to grow robust. It also contains Chitin, a natural molecule that helps plants to defend themselves against disease pathogens and predators, such as root-feeding nematodes. Also help with water retention, meaning you use less water. Contains cellulosic fibres that bind nutrients for a slow-release benefit. Ideal for flowers, vegetables, fruits, and lawns. What is super frass? 'Frass' is the term used to describe the castings (poop) and exoskeletons left behind after insects larvae are removed from a compost pile. Frass is loaded with far more nutrients than ordinary soil and is typically used to stimulate plant growth. It can be used on the farm, in home gardens, or even for house plants. What is Chitin? Unlike most traditional growth enhancers, BSFL frass contains chitin. A protein found in the exoskeletons of insects. Because plants and insects have evolved together over millions of years, plants can detect the presents of chitin in soil. This informs them that insects are present, causing the plants to drastically increase their defence against potential predators. The result is a plant with stronger cell walls, reinforced structures, and healthier, larger leaves. So, the presence of chitin causes plants to develop defences against insects, which greatly increase the healthy and vitality of your plant. Why is Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) loaded with nutrients? Black Soldier Fly Larvae have enormous appetites and rapidly convert food waste into castings. This means they break down the tough fibres of plant material while releasing the bound nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium locked within. While they consume a large portion of these nutrients as they grow, they also excrete an equal amount into the frass produced. General Usage & Instructions: Instructions: Lightly sprinkle the required dosage of Superfrass over the soil surrounding the plant and immediately water. Dosage: Use 4 parts per water per 1 part Superfrass. (400ml of water for every 100g of superfrass) Apply every two weeks. Fruit trees - 160-180g per whole. Established Vines - 1000-1500 kg per hectare. Established Tress - 550g per tree. Vegetables - 500-1000 kg per hectare. Scrubs - 100g per scrub. Flower Beds - 150g per square meter. Lawns - 100-200g per square meter. Roses - 150g per plant. Cannabis - 200g per plant. Contents: Total % C - 42.9 N - 4.19 S - 0.97 P - 2.5' K - 2.41 Ca - 0.64 Mg - 0.13 Na - 1.67 Total (MG/KG) Cu - 12 Zn - 48 Fe - 471 Mn - 13 B - 7 15dcm3 of Super Frass
Black Soldier Fly Frass from R 70.00
Soil can benefit from the bioactive cell food provided by Enormus Bud Frass, making it a great gardening additive for the benefit of microorganisms. This frass is loaded with macro and micronutrients, as well as beneficial microbes and fungi, that will provide complete nutrition for your plants. Enormus Bud Frass has many uses, one of which is bolstering your plants' resistance to pests. Frass' high chitin content fosters the growth of soil microbes rich in the enzymes needed to break down root nematodes, which can cause serious damage to your plants if left unchecked. The process of using Enormus Bud Frass is simple. Blend 200 ml of frass with 750 ml of water and apply once a month. You can drench your plants to the roots in soil or the growing medium with a mixture of frass and water that has been soaked for several hours if they are already growing. Add 2ml of Enormus Bud Bioactive Cell Food to the water before adding the frass for optimal results. There are no artificial ingredients or preservatives in Enormus Bud Frass; only organic frass is used in its production. The benefits to your garden are similar to those of vermicast, which is made from earthworm castings.