Greensand

Greensand

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Greensand soil amendment.

Naturally occurring in marine sedimentary deposits, Down To Earth’s Greensand is composed primarily of the blue-green siliceous mineral glauconite. Traditionally used to loosen heavy clay soil or to hold together loose sandy soils, DTE Greensand is able to absorb up to one-third its weight in water to improve the moisture holding capacity of garden soils and potting mixes. DTE Greensand is highly recommended for vegetables, fruits, herbs, lawns, ornamentals and all types of trees and shrubs.


CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS

100% Greensand

Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for use in organic production.

Greensand is composed primarily of the blue-green siliceous
mineral Glauconite, which is naturally occurring in marine sedimentary
deposits. Greensand has been recommended as a soil amendment since the
early 1700’s due to its unique physical properties. Traditionally used to
loosen heavy clay soil, Greensand is able to absorb up to one-third its weight
in water to improve the moisture holding capacity of garden soils and potting
mixes. Greensand is highly recommended for vegetables, fruits, herbs, lawns,
ornamentals and all types of trees and shrubs.

APPLICATION RATES:

1.5 cups ≈ 1 lb; ¼ cup ≈ 2.5 oz; 1 tbsp ≈ 0.5 oz


Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
To prepare new gardens, apply 5-10 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3” of garden soil in spring or fall. For new transplants, add 1 tbsp per hole, mix into soil and water in well.

Containers & Houseplants:
For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 2.5-5 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp per gallon into the soil surface every other month during the growing season.


Trees & Shrubs:
Spread 1-2 lbs per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For grapes, apply ½-1 lb to the soil around each plant and thoroughly mix into soil. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 lbs with the backfill soil. Use the amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.


Row Crops/Acreage:
Apply 500-2,000 lbs per acre initially, followed by annual maintenance applications of 250-500 lbs per acre or according to specific crop needs and soil quality.