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Vermiculite

Vermiculite has been used extensively in horticultural applications such as; hydroponics, seedling germination, soil conditioning, storing of bulbs/cuttings and potting mixes. Vermiculite is non-toxic and sterile, pH Neutral (7.0), it will not rot and it will not deteriorate as it is inorganic.

Vermiculite is recognized as a medium with an excellent cation exchange rate of 90-125 milligrams equivalents per 100 grams, allowing plants to have increased nutrients for healthier, stronger and rapid growth. Vermiculite is also vermin proof, which will go on to prevent the loss of essential nutrients. Vermiculite promotes much faster root growth. When mixed with other mediums,

Vermiculite allows young plants fast development and securing of their root systems. It allows their young rooting systems to attain air, moisture and nutrients much easier than compared to much more dense potting mixes or ground soils. 

Due to Vermiculites extensive characteristics and benefits, the user is greatly enabled in day to day use of such a product. The lightness of Vermiculite allows the user to carry and mix the product with ease. Vermiculite, when used as a bulking agent, ensures your mixes go even further along with an increased ease of distribution for your mix. 

Grade 3 is used for seed raising and after top dressing trays Vermiculite provides excellent water holding capacity as well as a stable temperature for the seed to germinate and begin to sprout. Vermiculite works fantastically in conjunction with other media as a potting mix. Vermiculite will ensure aeration, withhold water and nutrients, releasing these nutrients and moisture as the plant requires. Our Grade 4 Premium Vermiculite is used extensively in the viticulture industry for propagation and callusing of grape vines.

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Perlite

Perlite is a fantastic as a growing medium for commercial and residential soils, to grow many types of plants, cuttings, seedlings. It can also be used hydroponically. Perlite will enhance plant, crop and garden growth significantly with an increased yield when compared to many other growing mediums. It’s sterile, pH Neutral and will not rot or break down unlike other growing medias, making it much safer 

for the user as well as for your valuable plants. Your plant or shrub’s root systems (due to decreased soil density and increased aeration) juvenile as well as established plants will be able to have a much more even spread and healthier root system, which then leads to much more full and healthier plants. Due to Australia’s extreme fluctuation in weather. Perlite will aid in insulating your plant and particularly the root systems and protecting them against the cold or extremely hot weather. Perlite is also extremely easy to use, it is significantly lightweight compared to many of its other, much heavier alternatives and it is also much easier to dig into your potting mixes!

Commercially, Perlite has seen much success with growers in greenhouses around Australia for various types of Plants (shrubs, grasses, flowers, herbs, vegetables).  Perlite ensures that your plants have the moisture and nutrients at their root tips when required, as well as providing your plant with the aeration and drainage that they do require. Due to these various properties, commercial growing is aided from the propagation 

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of the very first seed to the harvesting of your established crop.

Perlite is able to create the opportunity for many other economic savings and gains;

  • reduced watering requirements (resulting in a decreased watering bill cost)
  • increased plant yield (more tomatoes per plant, more product to sell per harvest)
  • increased plant/fruit quality (much better sales value due to increased product quality)

Residentially, Perlite can be used to increase your gardens growth and its health significantly.  Your plants’ growth will be aided significantly due to both water holding and aeration

properties as well as with holding nutrients which are released as the plant requires them. The best part aboutPerlite is that it is extremely lightweight. Due to its reduced 

weight when compared to other heavier and much denser medias, Perlite is extremely easy to handle and spread through your potting mixes as well as top soil mixes. 

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