Natural Mineral Product: Glacial Rock Dust is a natural mineral product, which is produced over many thousands of years by piedmont glacial action. Piedmont glaciers are traveling glaciers which moved north to south during the last ice age. As the glacier traveled it picked up different types of rock containing a full range of natural minerals and trace elements. At the end of the ice age the glacier receded leaving behind deposits of “glacial moraine”. These deposits are mined, dried, and screened for agricultural and horticultural re-mineralization.
Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust can replace key elements that have been depleted from the soil over the years, replacing these missing minerals in a form readily used by soil microbes to create healthy soil.
Our Glacial Rock Dust lets the soil re-create the colloids (minerals and humus) which are needed to improve soil structure, moisture holding properties, nutrient availability and bacterial action. When the correct balance is achieved, organic matter is turned into humus and the soil becomes a favorable environment for a host of beneficial molds, fungi, bacteria and earthworms. When this happens, the living soil becomes a buffer to the many variables gardeners must contend with.
Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is high in natural silica and provides an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, and trace elements and micronutrients. It can also increase moisture-holding properties in the soil, improve the cation exchange capacity, and improve soil structure and drainage.
All natural mineral product: Ecologically friendly ~ Low environmental impact
Proven performance: Plants will look great
Slow release: No flush of growth ~ No burn
Long-lasting: Good for the whole season ~ Slowly available nutrients
High in natural silica: Feeds the soil and the plants ~ Builds good root system ~ Improves soil microbial activity
Essential trace minerals: High plant performance ~ Benefits of many sources for balanced nutrition
Enhances compost and worm castings: Appropriate for municipalities, golf courses, landscape professionals and homeowners
100% Authentic Canadian Glacial Moraine
Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is a unique mineral product for all horticultural purposes. Good for garden and landscapes, transplanting and pre-mixing growing media and composting.
Garden & Landscape: Up to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) per 10m2. (100 sq. ft.). Gently dig into the soil surface up to once per year or as desired.
Transplanting and Pre-Mixing Soil: Thoroughly mix 120ml. (8tbsp.) into 4L (1gal.) of soil or growing medium prior to planting. Composting: Mix liberally into compost pile or bin as microbial enhancer during processing. Also mix Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust with any finished compost to improve mineral balance.