Nitron's Humic Acid is a liquid fertilizer comprised of organic acids formed by the breakdown of organic matter. This adds valuable humus to your soil, creates bacterial activity, and increases the efficiency of fertilizers. Great for flower gardens, lawns, and vegetables.
Concentrated liquid fertilizer works just like compost
Humus, or compost, is one of the best organic soil conditioners available today. A powerful organic fertilizer made from the remains of decaying organic matter and Leonardite, Humic Acid is a natural component found in manure, peat, and coal.
Humic Acid contains all the nutrients found in compost and sends them directly into the plant soil, allowing for a much faster and easier absorption of nutrients, increased growth and plant stamina. Humic Acid works fast and is easier to apply than traditional compost. It can be used with indoor plants or as an additive to potting soils, fertilizers or soil conditioners.
- Penetrates the soil and goes directly to the root
- Stimulates soil organisms, promoting increased growth
- Liquefies existing soil nutrients making them available to plants
- Helps stabilize soil pH levels by increasing bacterial activity
- Increases moisture retention, allowing for more effective water usage
- Bonds soils together, increasing plant stability
Nitrogen levels are crucial to maintaining soil health
Nitrogen constantly moves through living and non-living matter, and between soils, water sources, and the atmosphere. This process is known as the nitrogen cycle and is essential to life on earth.
The nitrogen cycle:
- Plant and animal wastes decompose, adding nitrogen back into the soil.
- Bacteria breakdown the nitrogen into compounds that plants can more readily use.
- Plants use the nitrogen in the soil to grow.
- People and animals eat the plants, then return the nitrogen and start the process all over again.
Nitrogen can also enter the cycle through other methods including:
- Pollution from factories or farms
- Organic materials from water treatment plants
The earth’s atmosphere is made up of approximately 78% nitrogen gas. This gas is unavailable to most plant life, however there are some types such as alfalfa, clover, and soybeans that can convert and utilize this type of nitrogen directly.
Nitrogen can be “lost” in the cycle through four processes:
- Denitrification: When Bacteria change nitrates in the soil to atmospheric nitrogen
- Volatilization: When fertilizers and manures on the soil surface turn into gas
- Runoff: When nutrients, including nitrogen, from the soil surface are carried away by water
- Leaching: When nitrates go so deep into the soil that plants can no longer use them
Lost nitrogen, which eventually returns to the soil, is not able to go through the full cycle and therefore has a diminished benefit to the environment.
Humic Acid ensures the nitrogen in your soil is utilized by your plants to the maximum. Using Humic Acid can help keep your plants growing big and strong, and can give your garden the added boost it needs.
Why Natural is Better
Organic gardening uses methods learned from Mother Nature to enhance soil and plants naturally. Over time, these methods make your plants stronger and more resistant to pests and disease, without depending on dangerous chemicals. This means less time and money spent. Chemical fertilizers are a quick-fix, they may seem effective at first, but they end up depleting your soil and creating a cycle of dependency.
Did you know that children living in homes that use chemical fertilizers and pesticides are at a higher risk for asthma, childhood leukemia, and cancer? Why risk your health, and that of your family’s, when there are natural products that are safe. Not only do chemical fertilizers have an affect on people, they also pollute our rivers and streams, and damage the environment. Humic Acid is a liquid fertilizer that makes it easy to go organic.
For best results, mix one half ounce to one ounce per gallon of water. When used with a wide area applicator, one mixed quart can treat up to 5000 square feet.