We are counted among some of the most established organization, completely devoted towards offering Horticultural Vermiculite Granule. This is an aluminum-iron-magnesium silicate that resembles mica in appearance. It can soak up 3 to 4 times its volume in water. Further, Horticultural Vermiculite Granule is available in several packaging options as per customer's demands. This is generally utilized in compost formulations with coir or peat, it creates ideal conditions for plant growth.
Horticultural Vermiculite has the excellent property of improving soil aerationwhile retaining the moisture and nutrients necessary to feed roots, cuttings,and seeds for faster growth.
Root Cuttings ---Mediumgrade vermiculite is the standard among professional nurserymen for manyhorticultural uses including the insertion of cuttings. Like fine grades ofperlite, these finer grades of vermiculite may be used directly as poured fromthe bag. Simply water the vermiculite thoroughly and insert the cuttings. Andif the container has sufficient drainage, over wetting or watering normally isnot a serious concern.
Soil Amending or SoilConditioning---Where the native soil is heavy orsticky, gentle mixing of perlite or vermiculite in proportions up to one-halfthe volume of the soil is recommended. This creates air channels and allows thesoil mix to breathe. Mixing vermiculite in flower and vegetable gardens or inpotted plants will provide the necessary air to maintain vigorous plant growth;and when soils are sandy, the use of vermiculite will help the soil hold the water and air needed for growth.
Seed Germination---Usevermiculite alone or mixed with soil or peat, and very little watering will be required. You will notice that not only more seeds will germinate, but theywill germinate faster. When vermiculite is used alone, seedlings should be fed with a weak fertilizer solution when the first true leaves appear. A table spoonof soluble fertilizer per one gallon of water should be enough.
When vermiculite is mixedhalf and half with soil, peat, composted pine bark, or other properly composted soil materials, no additional feeding normally is required right up to the timeof transplanting. Because vermiculite is sterile, the threat of what some professionals call "damping-off" is virtually eliminated. And later,seedlings can be removed from vermiculite with little danger of breaking offhair roots, and the dense root growth enables young plants to take hold immediately.
House Plants and Containers---Vermiculite eliminates the problem of compacted soils in flower pots. Mixed half and half with soil, peat, or composted soil products, it provides excellent aeration and moisture control, and it lightensthe mix so larger pots can be placed on shelves or hung from the ceiling. In addition, vermiculite amended soils allow the roots in a flower pot to spread out quicker and more evenly, and require far less watering.
Storing Bulbs and Root Crops---Pour vermiculite around bulbs placed in a container. If clumps with bulbs are dug out, allow to dry for a few hours in the sun and then place them in cartons or bushel baskets and cover with vermiculite. The absorptive power of vermiculite acts as a regulator that prevents mildew and moisture fluctuation during the storage period. It will notabsorb moisture from the inside of stored tubers, but it does take up free water from the outside, preventing storage rot. Stored tubers are protected from even the most severe temperature changes.