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Vermiculite

Vermiculite (10 Litres)

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Vermiculite - Description

  • Vermiculite Additive for Compost
  • Growing Medium & Soil Conditioner
  • Volume: Approx. 10 Litres
  • Grade: Medium Grade (2mm - 8mm)
  • Brand: Vitax

Vermiculite - What is Vermiculite?

  • A Naturally Occurring Non Toxic Mineral - Heated to High Temperatures
  • It Creates a Lightweight Sterile, Laminated Surface
  • Aids CEC - Cation Exchange Capacity - Frees up Nutrients in Soil
  • Improves Water Retention
  • Improves Airflow
  • Improves Root Growth Capacity
  • Mineral: Alumino Silicate

Vermiculite - Uses

  • This product has hundreds of uses across many different industries
  • In horticulture it is used in the following ways
  • Soil-less Growing Media
    • Combined with peat, pine bark or coir to produce soil-less growing media
    • These growing mediums will allow faster root growth & quick anchorage of young roots
    • Vermiculite is used in growing media to retain air, retain nutrients & retain moisture
    • Use to promote CEC - Process of holding & releasing nutrients as plants requires them
    • Ideal for hydroponics
  • Seed Germination
    • On it's own
    • Or mixed with soil, coir, compost or peat
    • Less watering is required
    • Feed seedlings with a weak fertilizer solution once 1st true leaves appear
  • Storing Bulbs
    • Lift, clean & dry bulbs
    • Place vermiculite around them
    • Vermiculite prevents mildew & moisture building up while in storage
  • Soil Conditioner
    • Can improve heavy or sticky soils
      • Mix with soil 1:1
      • This will create air channels, allowing the soil mix to breathe
    • If soil is too sandy
      • Again mix 1:1 soil & vermiculite
      • This will allow the soil to hold water

Vermiculite - How to Use

  • As stated above, this has many applications
  • If growing hydroponically just use on it's own - without mixing with soil
  • If growing seedlings - mix with compost at ratio of 1:1

Vermiculite - Advantages

  • Endless uses
  • Easy to use
  • Improves soils physical & chemical condition
  • Improves soil aeration & drainage
  • Aids nutrient uptake
  • Frees up nutrients that have been 'locked' in the soil
  • Can be used as a mulch on pots & planters
  • Stable & long lasting
  • Can be easily stored
  • Odour free
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  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets