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Utterly Fascinating Benefits of Seaweed Fertilizers

Benefits of Seaweed Fertilizers
The seaweed fertilizer serves to be an element of organic gardening. They supply natural nutrients and so much more than health to nurture your foliage.
Azmin Taraporewala
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018
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Earlier horticulturists to plant lovers chose commercially produced chemical supplements to feed the roots. But as environment modified and the alterations were negative and polluting , it became mandatory to switch ways and divert the focus on natural supplements.
This is where seaweed fertilizers come into the frame. Seaweed fertilizers are a prerequisite to organic gardening. Seaweed fertilizers have inherent properties of micro-nutrients in appropriate consistency for plant-quality improvement. Natural plant hormones are a necessity for healthy growth.
Along with a sumptuous nutrient package, the seaweed fertilizers consist carbohydrates that plants use as their foundation for growth and sustenance.
Kelp seaweed
What goes into making seaweed fertilizers is a question one is bound to ask, when one hears about its enriching properties and benefits. Potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, nitrogen are key elements in seaweed organic fertilizers.
The organic seaweed fertilizers have components that conform to nature. Cornmeal, bone ash, sea grass and compost found in your backyard are used to process seaweed fertilizers. If you are familiar with the method of composting and well versed with the concept of building a compost bin, you have one component, compost, that helps plants shoot with health.
Besides seaweed fertilizers giving a healthy, strong life to plants, it also gives a disease and pest free term. Applying seaweed fertilizers on plants could be done in two ways.
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Apply seaweed fertilizers using a foliar spray. Foliar application is most effective as absorption of plant nutrients and carbohydrates improves, proving beneficial. Fertilizers having kelp extracts are highly efficacious, helping the plant soak natural substances.
Spraying the fertilizer in a manner that it forms dewy drops on the leaves, benefits the plant in soaking up the concentrate. The plant, as a whole, will absorb the fertilizers, and the benefits will exhibit themselves during their tenure.
Dried seaweed
The other method of applying seaweed fertilizers is administering the fertilizer in its dry, powdery state. The dried seaweed is applied on the soil, and this is where the onset of seaweed benefits comes into being for the plants.
Seaweed fertilizers prove beneficial when doctored on the soil, delivering strength through vital nutrients. The seaweed fertilizers are best administered when sprayed. Thus, liquid seaweed fertilizers have their own set of benefits. Here are the advantages that liquid seaweed fertilizers would provide plants with.
♣ When the plant -- from its neonatal stage shifts to acquiring or developing buds -- it is suggested that seaweed fertilizer be sprayed gently on those buds to promote a healthy growth.

♣ If seeds are treated with seaweed fertilizers before they are sowed, they will germinate better, have an increased growth rate, and their roots will possess strength.
♣ We all love flowers. Having the flowers cut freshly from the garden sod and placing them in an ornate vase, makes the ambiance of the house extremely enchanting and serene. We also wish these flowers preserve their freshness for days to come. However, we do find their shoulders drooping the very next day.
Well, the good news is, your lovely flowers could droop a day or two later, if you spray seaweed fertilizer on them a day before you snip them from their stem. Also, remember to angle your knife while tweezing the flowers to improve their longevity.
♣ A 'fighter' plant could be acquired if seaweed organic fertilizers are doctored on the plant. The plant will display high immunity against diseases and pests, like greenfly, whitefly and have an ameliorated growth pattern.

♣ The seaweed will encourage vigor in the plant growth cycle as it consists more than 70 nutrition-deporting minerals and enzymes.
♣ Seaweed fertilizers have alginates, a form of starch with poriferous properties for retention of water. This component has a main role in strengthening the root system. When the fertilizer is sprayed from the tip of the leaves to the roots, alginates hold the residue of fertilizers near the roots giving them access to moisture, without making them soggy.
The soil has metal content with which the alginates react and form polymers that restore moisture in the soil when it gets wet. Thus, alginates serve to lock moisture, thereby keeping the soil well irrigated in addition to nourishing the plant's roots.
♣ Liquid seaweed fertilizers have hormones; i.e., Auxins, Cytokinins, Gibberellins, and Betaines in minor proportions. They contribute to overall plant health. The auxins are a major hormonal component that regulate the development speed of the plant. Auxins tend to increase or delay the growth rate of the plant. It aids the flower buds to unfold on time.
♣ Cytokinins are another group of hormones in organic seaweed fertilizers that judiciously distributes nutrients and minerals in the soil. The aging process -- also known as the senescence in plant taxonomy -- takes a backseat with the cytokinin content in the fertilizers.
♣ Seaweed is packed with minerals aplenty that aid plants with their growth. The consistency of the soil on the whole is bettered. Moreover, soil -- that has been in use -- experiences a recycle of sorts, for it readies the soil by redressing it for further use.
Thus, opting for seaweed fertilizers for plants is one peroration you could resort to after reading this post. It is truly a revitalizing package for your plants, not just to grow, but grow with wellness and flaunt a condition that is worth appreciating. So, when are you getting this nutrient factory for your garden?