Many growers consider kelp a superfood for their plants. Basically, kelp is a type of algae seaweed that can be found throughout the Earth’s oceans. The plant filters water in a quest for nutrients to fuel its own massive growth requirements.
Without a doubt, kelp is one of the best organic fertilizers that you can use on your plants. It contains 60 trace elements that produce a maximum growth and flower production. Kelp is known for its iron, zinc, molybdenum, cobalt, and manganese which are crucial for a robust harvest. The seaweed also has vitamins A, B12, C, E, and K.
Advantages of Kelp for Your Plants
There are 23 types of species of kelp and they are all just as jam-packed with nutrients. In fact, within the oceans are very dense kelp forests that are soaking up the nutrients and minerals of the water.
Benefits of kelp:
- Faster germination of seeds
- Better taking rate of all your cuttings
- Greater root development
- Increased disease resistance
- Great flower production
- More vibrant colors
- Ample resin and terpenes
- Resistance to certain insects and pests
- Helps balance the soil
- Prevents nutritional deficiencies
- Works well for hydroponics or soil
- Rejuvenates tired plants
A Symbiotic Relationship
If you use kelp to fertilize plants grown in soil, then the seaweed will stimulate the soil’s beneficial microorganisms which form a synergistic relationship with the plant. The plant exudates sugary material which is used by the microorganisms for a food source and in return, they help break down the organic matter found in the growing medium to provide vital nutrients to the plant.
Soil pH Balance
Many plants require precise soil pH, if you are growing a crop that needs a soil pH between 6 to 7 then please know that kelp helps to maintain that level. The plant’s robust root system will also uptake nutrients to promote sturdy growth and ample bud production, so you have an explosive crop.
Defense for Plants
Using kelp as a fertilizer produces incredibly unique compounds that provide defenses to your crop against certain fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Many people consider kelp not only as a fertilizer but also as an organic medication for all their plant’s needs. The kelp gives your plants the ability to fight off harmful bacteria but encourages beneficial bacteria.
Kelp for Hydroponics
Kelp plants are most at home in the water, so additives formulated from the seaweed make an excellent additive for hydroponic gardening! The formula provides your plants with the same benefits as it does when used in soil.
Humboldts Secret Golden Tree -- Kelp for Every Growth Stage!
The kelp plant is bursting with nutrients that helps it grow at a very rapid rate in the ocean -- often three feet or more per day. The accelerated growth is due to the abundant nutrients that the seaweed absorbs. Luckily, it stores those nutrients in its fibers. When harvested and processed, kelp becomes an amazing fertilizer that releases its stockpile of vitamins and minerals.
When you use a kelp-enriched fertilizer (like our Humboldts Secret Golden Tree), you fuel your plants’ so they can develop healthy chlorophyll, enhance photosynthesis, increase respiration, form a healthy root system, and promote nitrogen assimilation so you truly reap the benefits of a bountiful yield.
At Humboldts Secret Golden Tree All-in-One additive is brimming with kelp, minerals, amino acids, and carbs. You can use it as a single kelp-based additive or stack it together.