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Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate is a complete garden fertiliser, enriched with natural and inorganic ingredients specifically developed to improve plant and soil vitality.
Sometimes nature needs a helping hand!
We all know plants need water to thrive. But to really nurture your plants, and get abundant lush foliage, flowers & fruit, plants really need to be fed regularly.
The Yates Team decided to do some independent growing trials with Eurofins Agroscience Services, Hastings, NZ. The trials were conducted over 10 weeks commencing October 2015 on both Cos Lettuce and Pansy seedlings. Both plants were grown in a basic potting media in a greenhouse over 10 weeks.
Eurofins tested the impact of feeding cos Lettuces and pansies with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate and Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate versus just water on its own. Check out the video to see the results of the trial.
But for those that like a little more detail, the report from Eurofins highlighted the following (statistically significant) differences:
Why such a difference?
Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate contains cold composted fish and seaweed, a gentle extraction method that preserves more of the delicate growth boosting compounds. This is combined with powerful levels of NPK.
Would seaweed alone do the same job?
Seaweed is not a plant food or fertiliser, it’s actually a tonic. It’s great to kickstart seedlings and improve their root development (and hence help reduce transplant shock).
However, the research with Eurofins showed that seaweed tonics don’t give a significant difference in the height of a plant, size or greenness of the leaves, number of flowers or growth vigour.
FREQUENCY HOW TO APPLY:
Plant type / Application Rate (in 9 L watering can or sprayer).
1 capful = approximately 40ml.
All plants in pots and garden beds, including vegetables and herbs: 40–80ml (1-2 capfuls) in 9L of water. Repeat every 1-2 weeks during active growth. For maintenance, apply at 2-3 week intervals at lower rate. Apply over leaves and soil. Use lower rate for immature plants.
Delicate plants (ferns & African violets): 20ml (1/2 capful) in 9L of water. Repeat every 1-2 weeks during active growth. For maintenance, apply at 2-3 week intervals. For African violets, only apply around base of plant.
Large shrubs and trees: 80-120ml (2-3 capfuls) in 9L of water. Repeat every 2 weeks during active growth. For maintenance, apply every 3 weeks at lower rate. Apply over leaves and soil around base of plant.
Established lawns: 80-160ml (2-4 capfuls) per 9L of water. Repeat every 2 weeks during active growth. For maintenance, apply every 3 weeks at lower rate. Apply 9L of solution over 18m2 using a watering can with sprinkler bar attachment, if possible.
Seedlings, transplanting, new plantings and new lawns: Use at half rate (20ml, half capful) in 9L of water or use Yates Thrive Natural Seaweed Tonic until established (2-4 weeks), then feed as above or with Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED
500ml, 1L & 2L concentrate
NPK 5: 1: 4 | Fish to grow lush foliage, flowers and fruit | Seaweed for plant & root health | Humates for improved plant nutrient uptake | Bio-Active Microbes to unlock plant nutrients in the soil | Molasses to maintain soil microbe health | Trace elements for plant health and vitality.
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