With any slow or quick release fertilisers, granules will begin releasing some nutrients immediately upon application and/or watering. Granules that continue to sit against the trunk/main stem can continue to release all it nutrients on it directly and cause some superficial burning. This can cause damage to young plants, but rarely on mature plants and trees. Watering in the product immediately upon application will help avoid this problem, should the granules get on the stem
Another reason is that the nutrient seeking roots of most plants are located away from its trunk and towards its dripline (the line of the outer leaves of the plants). So, it is beneficial to feed where the plants roots can take the nutrients in i.e.- less waste.
Seasol is made from two species of seaweed – Bull Kelp (Durvillaea potatorum), Chile Bull Kelp (Durvillaea Antarctica) and Knotted Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum), both which come from the sea. The sodium and chloride levels are very low because the kelps do not actually absorb the salt.
Yes, Seasol can be mixed with any soluble fertiliser.
If your pet drinks Seasol, it would be advisable to supply him/her with plenty of fresh water to dilute the contents in the stomach. Due to its alkalinity, gastric irritation may result if significant quantities of the concentrate are ingested. In this case please contact your vet. Please find our Seasol Safety Data Sheet at the end of the Seasol Product page, under SAFETY & ANALYSIS or go to https://www.seasol.com.au/home-garden/safety-data-sheet/
We recommend that when the concentrates are diluted with water the product is used within 24 hours to avoid contamination and maintain the integrity of the product.
Seasol is fine to use for up to five years.
Because of the naturally occurring colour of kelp, Seasol can stain just like beetroot and red wine. If you do spill Seasol on concrete or pavers you should rinse it off ASAP to avoid staining. If you have an existing stain try applying a product called ’30 Seconds’. It is a Sodium Hypochlorite based cleaner. Other customers have had great success removing Seasol stains on pavers and concrete with this product. Remember to test this product on a small patch to ensure it doesn’t damage the pavers.
If the soil is very dry you should damp down prior to application to help with absorption. If this is a recurring problem and you experience a lot of runoff we would recommend using Seasol Super Soil Wetter every 3 to 6 months.
There is no withholding period but as with all plant treatments, it is important to wash edible plants before eating.
Seasol is safe and very effective on all food crops. Seasol increases yields, promotes overall health and even improves flavour! Apply at the rate of 30 ml Seasol per 9 litres of water every 2 weeks. As with all plant treatments, wash edible plants before eating. For optimum results use Seasol with PowerFeed for Tomatoes and Vegetables.
Yes, Seasol will not significantly affect soil pH, so it is safe to apply to acid loving plants.
Yes, because Seasol is virtually phosphorous-free it is safe to use on phosphorous sensitive native plants. You can use it on every type of plant in the garden.
Depending on the water pressure, the contents should disperse within 10 minutes.
Weak solution (eg. for seedlings, new plantings, etc): 80 mL per 9 litres of water
Medium solution (eg. for established garden, etc): 200 mL per 9 litres of water
Strong solution (eg. for large and/or stressed trees): 400 mL per 9 litres of water
Add 500 mL PowerFeed, 500 mL Seasol and 1 litre of water to a 2L spray pack. Make sure that you DO NOT refill any spray pack that has been used to apply herbicide or other toxic products.
Yes, Seasol is taken up very effectively through foliage as well as through the soil.
First thing in the morning or late in the evening. Do not apply Seasol during the heat of the day. If fungal problems are an issue, it is best to apply Seasol in the morning to avoid moisture residue on the foliage overnight.
We recommend initially two applications, one week apart. Apply to the soil, at double the normal rate. Then apply fortnightly, gradually scaling back to the normal rate.
For optimum results it should be applied to the garden every 2 weeks, more frequently (every week) if plants are under stress. Unlike fertilizers, Seasol can be applied all year round, even in winter and at the height of summer.
Please refer to our application rate chart under the “How to Use It” tab on each product page
Seasol is made from two species of seaweed – Bull Kelp (Durvillaea potatorum), Chile Bull Kelp (Durvillaea Antarctica) and Knotted Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum). It is not, by definition, a fertiliser (as it contains only marginal nitrogen and phosphorus levels). Seasol seaweed concentrate is a complete garden health treatment that contains plant nutrients, trace elements, alginic acid and other bioactive compounds. Seasol promotes healthy roots, encourages beneficial soil micro-organisms, stimulates flowering and fruiting and helps plants to cope with stresses like heat, drought, frost and pest and disease attack.
PowerFeed is a fertiliser. It has a fish base which is fortified with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The ratio of which is Weight to Volume N 12%: P 1.4%: K 7% respectively. PowerFeed also contains dynamic soil improvers in the form of humic acids. These compounds work at very low rates and are literally like adding liquid composts to the soil. As well as being a quality fertiliser, PowerFeed is also a clay breaker. It stimulates beneficial soil microbial activity and markedly reduces leaching in sandy soils.