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  • SoilKey: Basalt Rock Dust – 10 pounds

    $13.95

    Why Basalt Rock Dust?  

    Basalt deposits are formed by the rapid cooling of magma during volcanic events. Our source is the ancient lava fields of central Oregon. Basalts are mined for a wide variety of applications.

     

    A large diversity of minerals is found in the ground dusts of these rocks. Basalt contains high levels of phosphorous as well as potassium along with generous portions of calcium, magnesium, manganese and iron. Another often neglected but essential element found in high levels in basalt rock dust is silica. Silica strengthens cell walls aiding in resistance to stress factors.

     

    How to Use Basalt Rock Dust?

     

    Basalt Rock Dust is usually applied at 10-20 pounds per 100 ft2 of garden space or 1 cup per cubic foot of potting soil.

     

    Advantages

     

    Provides an excellent source of macro and micro nutrients

    Increases moisture holding properties in the soil

    Enhances the cation exchange capacity

    Improves soil structure and drainage

     

     

    Mineral Content:

    Phosphorus (P)........................................................1.56%

    Potassium (K)...........................................................1.73%

    Calcium (Ca).............................................................5.58%

    Magnesium (Mg)....................................................2.16%

    Sulfur (S).....................................................................0.00%

    Boron (B)....................................................................0.00%

    Chlorine (Cl)..............................................................0.00%

    Manganese (Mn).....................................................0.17%

    Iron (Fe)......................................................................4.83%

    Nickel (Ni)..................................................................0.00%

    Copper (Cu)..............................................................0.00%

    Zinc (Zn).....................................................................0.01%

    Molybdenum (Mo).................................................0.00%

    Silica (Si)...................................................................53.00%


    Technical Details/Features

    ·       Environmentally friendly, non-toxic

    ·       Improves soil structure and drainage

    ·       Corrects mineral balance in the soil

    ·       Will not "burn” plants or seedlings

    ·       Enhances the cation exchange capacity

    ·       Provides an excellent source of macro and micro nutrients

    ·       Increases moisture holding properties in the soil


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