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PLANT STUFF FOR PLANT KIDS
A low maintenance approach to plant care, this is a fertiliser for people who forget to fertilise.
We've looked to the oceans to create this natural product packed with all the perks of three of the most beneficial seaweed varieties, paired with nutrient rich Frass.
Our Bio Pellets are packed with nutrients that slowly release into soil to keep plants happy and healthy. But why stop there? These little pellets punch well above their weight by:
And....in case you were wondering? Yup, it's a natural, organic product.
We have created these pellets using a combination of three Australian Certified Organic (ACO) Kelps and sustainable, carbon-negative Frass.
Yelp about Kelp
Kelp is known for its benefits in improving soil conditions as well as enhancing growth and flowering. It is a fantastic anti-stress product, so is great to use when transplanting. Our Bio Pellets use a combination of three types of Kelp each with their own unique benefits when it comes to supporting healthy plants.
Laminaria - can assist with recovery of previous viruses
Sargassum - full of alginic acid which boosts water retention
Ascophyllum nodosum - rich in cyctokinins (hormones that promotecell division, or cytokinesis, in plant roots and shoots). It also features the highest mineral content of any kelp.
Yass to Frass
We have waxed lyrical about Frass before. It is an all-natural organic product full of amino acids, macronutrients, microbes and chitin.
Pellets break down into the soil over a period of weeks, depending on moisture and heat. As they break down they slowly release the nutrients, acids and hormones from the seaweed and frass, making sure your plants have a consistent supply of the good stuff and leaving them want for nothing.
Safety: Not for human consumption. Avoid breathing in dust or mists, wear gloves and keep moist when handling. Wash hands after use
Nutrient and Microbe Analysis
Total nutrients: Nitrogen - 3%, Phosphorus -1.2%, Potassium - 4.5%, Calcium -8.7%, Magnesium - 0.9%, Sulfur - 0.6%, Sodium - 0.3%, Alginic Acid - 3.6%
Trace nutrients Aluminium, Boron, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Molybdenum, Manganese, Nickel , Selenium, Silicon, Zinc,
Frass Bacteria and fungi cell count:240 million colony forming units (CFU) per gram.
|Potting Mix||Blending into potting mix||Mix through 15-20 tablets per litre of potting media. Water in to activate|
|Indoor Plants||Top dress above rootzone||One tablespoon (approx. 8-10 pellets) every 6-8 weeks for best results. Alternatively, sprinkle a few pellets around the root ball every two weeks.|
|Garden Beds||Turn through garden beds||Incorporate into soil for best results. Turn through 3L per 10m2. Water in to activate. Apply mulch to retain moisture|
|Hydroponics and root drench||Brew tea 24 hours prior, and strain for drip systems||1/2 cup per 100L water|
Can be applied all year round
Can I use this with The Plant Runner Indoor Plant Food?
Sure can. For best results, feed you plants with the Plant Runner Indoor Plant Food once a month while your plants are actively growing, and apply Bio Pellets as directed all year round.
Can I use this with The Plant Runner Soil & Microbe Booster?
Yeah yeah! We suggest using the Soil & Microbe Booster once when repotting, and then using the Bio Pellets as directed every 6-8 weeks
My pellets have puffed up and gone all white and fluffy. Have I done something wrong?
No no, all good! These pellets are literally packed with life, so once exposed to heat and water the microbes, bacteria and fungi get to work breaking down. If they seem a bit, not your vibe, simply cover them with a bit of top soil so you won't need to think about it.
You use seaweed? Does this mean I can go collect my own and throw it on my plants?
Well you could! We've done a blog post about the benefits of seaweed here but grabbing your own and throwing them on your plants might be a little smelly. The real difference between the seaweed used in our Bio Pellets and the seaweed you might find washed up on shore is that we have used a combination of three specific types of kelp chosen for their nutrient and hormonal profile and their unique benefits for plants.
Let's talk Frass. Never heard of it.
That's ok - you have now! Frass is an organic and natural fertiliser made from insect manure. It...
Wait what? Insect manure?
Yup! Produced right here in Melbourne, our Frass comes from black soldier fly larvae. It's production process is carbon-negative and is a unique plant fertiliser. Our Frass is more microbially diverse than other natural fertilisers like worm castings and compost. It has an NPK of 4:2:2 and is full of trace nutrients. It is also an excellent source of Chitin.
What is Chitin?
The Chitin in our Soil and Microbe Booster comes from the exoskeletons of the black soldier fly larvae that are shed during the production process. Chitin can help defend plants from pathogens and promotes the populations of microorganisms that consume pathogenic microbes, like those that cause root rot. Chitin has also been linked to the higher capture of atmospheric nitrogen and improved plant performance. Furthermore, studies have found that exposure to chitin in plants increases the expression of genes involved in the resistance of phytopathogens.