Cascade Minerals' Remineralizing Soil BoosterMade from All-Natural, Finely Volcanic Basalt
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Cascade Minerals’ Remineralizing Soil Booster is made from all-natural, finely milled volcanic basalt that mimics the Earth’s own method for producing healthy soil by releasing essential trace minerals. Fresh sources of rock minerals, like those in Cascade Minerals, are essential to the life vitality of your plants and key to supporting healthier soils.
• Increases the availability of other nutrients in the soil.
• More Nutritious Fruits & Vegetables, More Colorful Blossoms, and More Vigorous Plants
• Excellent source of Silicon for increasing plant salt and rought tolerance
• Silicon also increases plant cell strength and pest resistance.
Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program Rule and Canadian Organic Standards.
Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster releases essential minerals and trace elements that plants and humans need to flourish. It is the ideal product for organic farming, orchards, vineyards, golf courses, indoor gardens and more.
Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster is not a fertilizer or synthetic chemical and contains only naturally occurring minerals and trace elements. A granulated, true Volcanic Basalt fertilizer and soil amendment!
Use 1,000 to 4,000 pounds per acre.
Mix 2 Cups per Cubic Foot.
Trees & Shrubs:
Use 1 cup per 1 inch of trunk diameter.
Spread evenly across rooting area. Rake or lightly till minerals into soil if possible, and water in thoroughly.
Vegetable Gardens & Flowers:
Use 10lbs per 100 square feet and till in at the time of planting.
Use 5lbs per 100 square feet as a top dress during the growing season. Lightly rake in and water thoroughly.
Top dress 10lbs per 200 square feet of lawn.
Use 5lbs per 200 square feet of lawn after aeration.
Water in thoroughly after application.
Use 1 cup per cubic foot of potting soil.
For best results mix with potting soil blends prior to planting.
For surface application use 1 tsp per every inch of pot diameter.
Lightly stir into the top of the soil and water thoroughly.
Manganese (Mn) ………………………….. 0.05%
0.001% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)
0.01% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
Derived from: Basalt
ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS
Also Contains 35% Silicon Dioxide
derived from Basalt.Remineralizing Soil Booster containsno synthetic chemicals or man-made
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS CASCADE MINERALS REMINERALIZING SOIL BOOSTER DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SOIL REMINERALIZERS?
Comparing the chemical analysis of Cascade Minerals against other products is like comparing apples to oranges, because our product contains higher ratios of certain elements (and vice versa). Yet, when it comes down to plant health and vigor, Cascade Minerals clearly stands above most other brands. For example, our coarse particle size is more beneficial in soils and potting mixes than the extremely fine particles in other products. In addition, the difference in sources makes a tremendous difference in results. Our Remineralizing Soil Booster is made of 100% all-natural, finely milled volcanic basalt whereas some other products are derived from montmorilonite clay.
WILL CASCADE MINERALS WORK ON ANY SOIL?
The pH is about 7.9. That may seem high, but basalt has a limited effect on pH in the soil. Most rock minerals are neutral when they dissolve because for the most part they do not take away hydrogen ions (H+). A well-known example of this is gypsum (CaSO4), an amendment which does not modify soil pH. The main exception among rock minerals of course is limestone (CaCO3); as it dissolves it steals 2 H+ ions from the soil to form Ca++, H2O, and CO2. When basalt dissolves in the soil it releases Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, and several other ions that interact with exchange sites in the soil. Some of the silicon that held those ions is also dissolved and will attract H+ ions, but not to the extent that occurs with limestone.
Calcium carbonate equivalent (CCE) is a measure of liming potential on a scale from 0 to 100. Typical agricultural grade lime has a CCE of about 90. Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster has a CCE of about 9, so our basalt is not much of a liming material.
On a different note, basalt is an excellent source of iron in high pH soils. Several university studies have shown that the iron in basalt is better at alleviating iron chlorosis in plants than the synthetic chelated iron products. Keep in mind that Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster is a naturally mined mineral, so it’s 100% Organic. Furthermore, the silicon that hydrolyzes to produce that pH 7.9 in lab tests is a good thing because it’s an indication of plant available silicon (silicic acid). Available silicon in Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster is one of the key features that makes it so beneficial for plants regardless of the pH of your soils.
CAN I HURT MY PLANTS BY OVER-APPLYING CASCADE MINERALS?
Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster is a 100% all-natural soil amendment product that is derived from volcanic basalt rock. It poses no risks to plants or the environment when applied as directed. Once a sufficient dose has been applied to produce a beneficial plant response, however, the addition of more minerals is not likely to increase the magnitude of the response.
IS CASCADE MINERALS APPROPRIATE AS A STANDALONE PRODUCT?
Plant roots need to be able to breathe and drink while obtaining the nutrients needed for growth. The particle size of Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster is not appropriate for use as a standalone rooting media because it lacks the porosity/structure to allow roots to breath. Please read application rates for more information.
WHY AM I SUDDENLY SEEING LOTS OF LITTLE WEEDS POP UP IN MY GARDEN?
We get this question a lot! Our Remineralizing Soil Booster is pure, ground-up volcanic basalt and nothing more. Yet thanks to the minerals and trace elements that our product provides, plants of all types thrive….including any pesky weeds that have been lying dormant in your garden’s soil!