Many gardeners know the benefits of seaweed, but less well-known is that not all seaweeds are equal. In terms of nutrient density and plant yield, the most effective seaweed species is Ascophyllum nodosum from the North Atlantic. This species is the main ingredient in Grosafe’s range of foliar and granular plant bio-stimulants.
Seaweeds produce anti-stress compounds to help them survive in the harsh ocean environment. These and other valuable natural compounds present in seaweed act to ‘chelate’ micronutrients, making them more readily available to plants. When seaweed is added to the garden this results in stronger resistance to pests and diseases while improving a plant’s ability to withstand climatic stresses such as prolonged drought and frost.
Last spring Grosafe introduced a patented slow release pure seaweed fertiliser called OceanFert®.
OceanFert® Seaweed Fertiliser is the only slow-release seaweed fertilizer on the market and is BioGro Certified. This granular product is a great alternative to sheep pellets or blood and bone. It is high in organic matter helping to improve soil structure. One application feeds plants for 4-6 months, making a convenient nutritional supplement for tired
OceanPower® Super Seaweed Plant Food
Use Ocean Power® to improve crop, plant and soil health, it will boost plant vigour, defend against natural climatic occurrences, (drought and frost) and also help defend against insect attack. OceanPower® is naturally made from an Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed concentrate with added natural bio stimulants that have been shown to boost overall plant health and vigour.
The ideal time to use OceanPower® is when plants are in bud burst and to counteract transplant stress.
BioPower® Seaweed Flake
BioGro Certified seaweed concentrate derived from Ascophyllum nodosum, which is a natural store house of major and minor nutrients, carbohydrates, amino acids and naturally occurring plant bio-stimulants, to support crop health, nutrition and quality. It is easily applied and sprayed directly onto the foliage.
The Grosafe Seaweed Range is now available in most leading Garden Centers through out New Zealand.
OceanFert® is now available in Bunnings stores.