1. Establishing New Plants
Plants are most vulnerable when they are young, so if you want to give new plants the best start in life, give them a good dose of Seasol at planting time and throughout the growing season. It helps to reduce transplant shock by promoting bigger, stronger, healthier roots. It also stimulates the growth of beneficial soil micro-organisms which create a rich, living soil. So Seasol treated plants establish quicker and grow up to be strong and healthy.
2. Heat Stress
Plants can get knocked around by hot, dry conditions and excessive or prolonged heat can put a lot of stress on our gardens. Heat and dry stressed plants can show signs of wilting, yellowing leaves, sunburn and brown crispy foliage. Heat and drought can even affect flowering and fruiting and may eventually lead to the death of the plant.
A regular application of Seasol creates tougher, healthier plants that are more resilient to heat and drought and helps your garden stand up to the stresses of summer. Regular doses of Seasol help to stimulate strong, healthy root growth. The result is a bigger, tougher root system with more access to precious water. It also helps to strengthen cell walls, so plants are able to retain water for longer periods in the heat – and because it’s a health tonic (not a fertiliser) it is ideal to use in hot dry conditions. Try it for yourself at home and watch the difference. Seasol treated plants take longer to wilt in the heat!
3. Moving Plants
If you are changing things around in the garden or moving an established plant and you want the best chance of success, make sure you have a bottle of Seasol handy. Seasol helps to ease plants into their new home by reducing transplant shock and re-establishing a strong healthy root system.
Try soaking your new plant in its pot in bucket of Seasol for a couple of hours before putting it into its new pot or position in the ground. If you are transplanting an existing plant to a new location, apply Seasol regularly to the plant in the weeks leading up to the day you are moving your plant. If this is not possible, even an hour of so before you transplant will help.
4. Overall Plant Health
Seasol is a complete garden health treatment. It stimulates strong healthy root growth, promotes vigorous flowering and fruiting and encourages beneficial soil micro-organisms to flourish. It also helps to increase nutrient uptake, so when fertilisers are applied they are much more effective. Healthy plants are more able to cope with the stresses like heat, drought, frost, pest and disease, so a Seasol garden is a healthy garden.
5. Frost Protection
Frost can be damaging and even devastating to plants and as gardeners it’s easy to be taken off-guard by an unexpected frosty night. Frost can scorch the leaves of evergreens and even knock them off completely and more tender perennials and annuals can collapse and turn to a blackened mess. Tender young growth and early blossoms are particularly susceptible.
There are things we can do as gardeners to minimize the effect of frost on our plants. The most obvious one is to choose tough plants that are more tolerant of frosty conditions. More tender plants can be moved to a sheltered position when there is a risk of frost or grown in a warm protected spot. Some gardeners even resort to physically shielding their plants from frost.
You can also help to protect plants from frost damage with Seasol. With regular use Seasol lowers the temperature at which plant cells freeze, so Seasol treated plants stand up better to frosty conditions! Apply it to the garden every 2 weeks at least two months before a frost.