Azomite is one of the first rock dusts that was discovered and effectively marketed to the gardening and agricultural industries. This unique silica clay deposit was discovered near Salt Lake City in Utah in the 40’s, and has proven to contain an unusual array of minerals, trace and rare earth elements in a balanced ratio. The deposit that this material comes from is actually an old volcanic deposit that filled a seabed an estimated 30 million years ago. The combination of the ash and the mineral rich deposits from the surrounding rivers and watershed created the distinctive composition that became Azomite - ‘the A to Z of minerals and trace elements’. It is the diverse range of trace elements in this material that are of particular importance. Though the quantities of these are minute, their presence is essential as they serve as critical catalysts in the soil.
Vegetable & Flower Gardens: Apply 1/2 lb per 100 square feet or 1/2 lb per 200 ft of linear row in a 6″ wide band.
Trees, Fruit trees, Grape Vines, Ornamentals and Shrubs, etc.: Add 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. to the soil around each plant and lightly till or water/irrigate into the soil.
Lawns: Apply 2-3 lbs per 1,000 square feet once a year in the Spring, Fall or Winter. This equals 20-30 lbs/10,000 square feet.
House Plants and Flowers: Mix 1/2 teaspoon per inch of pot diameter with potting soil before planting. Apply ½ to 1 teaspoon every three months to the soil surface of the soil and water in.
Greenhouse and Potting Soil: Add 7 -10 lbs per cubic yard of potting soil, and add to the irrigation water when possible, on a weekly basis, at a low rate.
Compost: Add 5-10 lbs per 200 lb of compost added at the beginning of the compost cycle.
Hydroponics: Add AZOMITE to the irrigation water assuring there is adequate agitation, screen and nozzle sizes, and foliar sprays, and potting soil, as per above rates.
Note: This product is not water soluble and requires agitation when used in irrigation, spray applications, etc.