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Fertilome Horticultural Perlite

Fertilome Horticultural Perlite

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Fertilome Horticultural Perlite is a high quality additive that is permanent, clean, odorless, non toxic, and sterile.  It is also very light weight, easy to handle, and easily mixes with potting mix or soil.  Perlite promotes drainage and air capacity.  It is as useful to the home gardener as it is to the commercial grower. It is used with equal success in greenhouse growing, landscaping, and in the home for house plants.

Seed Germination:

Mixed with soil or soilless media perlite promotes aeration helping young plants to take hold easily.  Seedlings will also be easier to remove with less danger of breaking off hair roots.  Its high air capacity helps gas exchanges throughout the media helping the roots to breathe.

Rooting Cuttings:

Professional nurserymen use perlite mixes for the insertion of cuttings. It increases the drainage and promotes aeration.

Insert your cuttings and water thoroughly.  Keep soil moist but not wet.  When roots are well established, make sure that the mix does not dry out completely.

Rooting cuttings can also be achieved using 100% perlite.  Use directly as poured from the bag, water thoroughly, and insert cuttings.  Over watering is not a serious problem if container has enough drainage holes.

Hydroponic Growing:

Perlite has been used successfully for hydroponic growing of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, melons, and strawberries, as well as a number of different flowers.  From the experience gained in test situations and in research greenhouses, it is apparent that horticultural perlite may be used in the hydroponic growing of virtually any crop.

Ingredients:  Horticultural Perlite

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