Chemically synthesized fertilizers are designed to feed plants fast. They cover the necessary macronutrient requirements and contribute to rapid leaf growth (if not proper root growth). In that sense, they do their job very well.
But there are a multitude of secondary nutrients, micronutrients and trace elements that aren’t available in most commercial fertilizers and which plants require to reach their maximum potential.
For evidence, we need only to observe the self-preserving behavior of plants themselves. Indeed, plants aren’t nearly as passive as most of us might imagine. Given the opportunity, plants will actively seek to acquire nutrients from their surroundings to overcome any imbalances. Recent research shows that fine roots will attack rock particles as a physiological consequence of mineral deficiency.
In soil that is properly mineralized, plants don’t have to work nearly as hard to survive. Rich in micronutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese, volcanic basalt helps increase root growth and boost crop yields.
Basalt also contains soluble silicon which contributes to the strength of cell walls and makes crops more resistant to pests and disease. It strengthens stems, helping plants stand tall and capture more light to maximize photosynthesis.
Not surprisingly, vibrant, healthy plants grown in remineralized soil have greater brix levels than plants that are nutrient deficient. As a measure of dissolved plant sugar and nutrients, higher brix levels indicate balanced and healthy growing conditions.
Healthier plants also produce more fragrant flowers with greater concentrations of essential oils and better-tasting, more nutritious fruits and vegetables.
The takeaway? Remineralize! Give your garden the boost that it needs with Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster which is made of all-natural volcanic basalt from Central Oregon. Your soil, your plants—and your body—will thank you.