Download MSDS Rock Dust 2020

THE ULTIMATE FOOD FOR THE SOIL

Certified Organic by NASAA

This is a unique mineral fertiliser made from volcanic rock dust. It is a blend of 17 ingredients that provides both nutritional and physical benefits. It is non-leaching, completely safe for rivers and waterways and will actually hold onto nutrients and water. It is designed to be included primarily when planting edible crops and will add to the flavour and mineral density of home grown produce by imparting the nutrients, minerals and trace elements from rock dusts and its other ingredient.

Basalt dust provides the fresh rock flour with over 60 minerals. Zeolite, Spongolite and Bentonite give amazing water and nutrient hold ability and increase the cation exchange capacity (CEC), they also provide tiny hotels for beneficial microbes to live in. Rock Phosphate is the organic form of phosphorus and is completely safe for rivers and groundwater. Humalite is almost pure humic acid and provides the carbon needed to stimulate microbes. Small amounts of Dolomite, Lime and Gypsum give Calcium, Magnesium and Sulphur. Potassium Sulphate supplies the potassium needed to sustain plant growth and reproduction. Manganese, Zinc, Copper and Boron are trace elements needed in tiny amounts but very important for enzyme production in plants. Amino Acids, Seaweed Extract and Molasses feed and stimulate microbes.

It is non alkalising and is designed to be used as a continuous ‘little bit often’ input to improve the nutritive quality of the soil and constantly aid in the building of soil structure.

 

Perfect For

Re-mineralising soil, promoting human health by providing mineral and nutrient dense food. Use on all edibles, flower beds, lawns & natives

 

How Does It Work

  • It  feeds and stimulates microbial growth necessary for growing healthy plants
  • It imparts minerals and nutrients and naturally occurring trace elements
  • It has a cumulative effect and will continue to improve the soil each time it is applied,  adding to your mineral and nutrient bank
  • It’s the specially formulated Plus that makes our Rock Dust stand out from the rest

 

Benefits

  • Improves your soil every time it is used
  • Covers every trace element possible in just the right amount
  • Increases water holding capacity
  • Improves the taste of edibles crops
  • Improves the vigour of crops
  • Enhances colours in flowerbeds
  • River & ground water safe
  • Simple to use

 

Application Rates:

When using Rock Dust Plus always water in well.

When using Rock Dust Plus always water in well.

TYPE OF GARDEN QUANTITY
Veggie Patch 1-2 Heaped handfulls per square metre, incorporate in to the first 50-100mm
Existing Veggie patch 1-2 heaped handfuls per square metre, around dripline, at budburst and/or first flower
Garden beds 1-2 heaped handfuls per square metre incorporate in to the first
Existing Garden beds 1-2 heaped handfuls per square metre, around dripline, at bud burst and /or first flower
Raised Beds 1-2 heaped handfuls per square metre , we suggest you also add some Coastal Cure
Container pots 1/2 to 1 cup into every litre of potting mix, we suggest you also add some Coastal Cure
Fruit trees 1-2kg into plant hole, mix in with soil and a good quality compost Citurs apply double the app rates
Existing Trees 1-2 handfuls per square metre around dripline, in Autumn, Spring, at budburst and first flower
Native Trees 1/4-1/2kg into plant hole, mix in with soil and a good quality compost
Native Shrubs 1-2 heaped handfuls into plant hole, mix in with soil and a good quality compost
Green manure Apply Liberally

For optimum soil and plant health use in concert with Seaweed Tonic and Hydrofish   

Note: See our Step by Step guide for the above applications further down the page  

 

Typical Analysis

Nitrogen 0.20%
Chromium 98 ppm
Antimony 0.1 ppm
Phosphorus 0.50 %
Caesium 1.2 ppm
Scandium 14.0 ppm
Potassium 2.00 %
Dysprosium 4.2 ppm
Samarium 3.3ppm
Calcium 10.50%
Erbium 2.4 ppm
Silver 0.5ppm
Magnesium 2.76%
Europium 1.2 ppm
Sodium 200ppm
Sulphur 0.80%
Gallium 12.4 ppm
Stronium 467.0ppm
Zinc 410 ppm
Holmium 0.84%
Thorium 3.5 ppm
Manganese 1170 ppm
Indium 0.05 ppm
Titanium 0.59%
Copper 92 ppm
Lanthanum 12.0 ppm
Thallium 0.1 ppm
Boron 40 ppm
Lead 0.06 ppm
Thulium 0.40ppm
Molybdenum 1 ppm
Lithium 12.5 ppm
Tungsten 1 ppm
Selenium 5 ppm
Lutetium 0.34 ppm
Vanadium 135 ppm
Cobalt 26ppm
Niobium 4.5ppm
Yttrium 29ppm
Barium 254 ppm
Neodymium 12.9 ppm
Ytterbium 2 ppm
Beryllium 0.5 ppm
Nickel 22.0 ppm
Zirconium 113 ppm
Cadmium <0.05 ppm
Praseodymium 2.95 ppm
pH 7
Cerium 21 ppm
Rubidium 17.2 ppm

 

A  Step by Step Guide On How To Use Rock Dust Plus

Preparing a Garden Bed & Raised Garden Bed

1. Use as an upfront addition, 1-2 heaped handfuls per square metre when turning in a garden bed

2. Incorporate into the soil 50 – 100 mm with some quality compost- you are now ready to plant

3. Once planting is complete, water in well with No Frills Fertilisers Seaweed Tonic to stimulate early root development, this results in a stronger tougher plant

4. 2 weeks after planting water plants with No Frills Fertilisers Hydrofish (100 % pure fish), this drives growth – or if you planted from seed await the use of Hydrofish until 1 week after seeds have emerged

5. Alternate applications of Seaweed Tonic and Hydrofish as a soil drench and or foliar spray per week for maximum results. Apply Potassium Humate monthly

6. Apply Rock Dust Plus as a top dress around the base of the plants (just enough to lightly cover the soil) at mid growth for leafy greens and at first flower for fruiting plants (peas, tomatoes etc). Rock Dust Plus must be watered in, we suggest you water it in with Seaweed Tonic or Hydrofish depending what you are up to in your gardening routine in order to be water-wise, but hosing it in is fine.

7. Continue on with your weekly routine of Seaweed Tonic one week and Hydrofish the next

8. Apply more Rock Dust Plus as a top dress when you see the second burst of leafy green growth or flowers for fruiting plants. This is when the plant requires additional nutrition to ensure successful fruit development. The plant transfers its energy into the fruit it will bear and therefore you will end up with all those minerals and nutrients in your edibles.

Planting Individual Seedlings

1. Incorporate up to 1 tablespoon into the soil beneath each seedling

2. Then follow steps 3-8 as above

Planting from Seed

1. Dribble handfuls of Rock Dust Plus into the seed furrow

2. Then follow steps 3-8 as above

Fruit Trees

NB Citrus are big feeders so double the recommended application rate of your Rock Dust 

1. Incorporate 1–2Kg into planting hole with some quality compost

2. Once planting is complete, water in well with No Frills Fertilisers Seaweed Tonic to stimulate early root development, this results in a stronger tougher plant

4. 2 weeks after planting water plants with No Frills Fertilisers Hydrofish (100 % pure fish), this drives growth

5. Alternate applications of Seaweed Tonic and Hydrofish as a soil drench and or foliar spray per week for maximum results. Apply Potassium Humate monthly

6. Apply Rock Dust Plus as a side-dress at first bud burst.  Rock Dust Plus must be watered in, we suggest you water it in with Seaweed Tonic or Hydrofish depending on what you are up to in your gardening routine in order to be water-wise but hosing it in is fine.

7. Continue on with your weekly routine of Seaweed Tonic one week and Hydrofish the next and Potassium Humate monthly

8. Apply more Rock Dust Plus at mid growth of fruit to give the fruit another mineral and nutrient boost  – water in well

Existing Fruit Trees

1. Use an upfront addition of 4-5 heaped handfuls per square metre -apply around the drip line, this can be done at any time of year however spring and autumn application is preferable. Citrus trees being heavy feeders may require more applications than the below during its growing season

2. Water in well with No Frills Fertilisers Seaweed Tonic,  Hydrofish or Potassium Humate

3. Follow steps 5 – 8 as above in planting trees

Laying Lawn

1. Incorporate 1-2 handfuls per square metre into 50 -100 mm of soil- handy tip water the prepped soil in with Potassium Humate prior to laying the lawn

2. Lay lawn and water in well with  No Frills Fertilisers Seaweed Tonic.

3. Apply Rock Dust Plus as a top dress of 1-2 handfuls per square metre as lawn establishes- always water in well

4. Maintaining your lawn – apply  Rock Dust Plus as a top dress of 1-2 handfuls per square metre in spring and summer and some of course if it is looking tired.

Existing Lawn

1. Apply Rock Dust Plus as a top dress of 1-2 handfuls per square metre upon purchase of a product – always water in well with just water or for maximum results use No Frills Fertilisers Seaweed Tonic

2. Maintaining your lawn – apply  Rock Dust Plus as a top dress of 1-2 handfuls per square metre in spring and summer and some of course if it is looking tired.

Container Pots

1. Mix 1 – 2 cups of Rock Dust Plus into every 20 Lt of potting mix- you are now ready to plant

2. Once planting is complete, water in well with No Frills Fertilisers Seaweed Tonic to stimulate early root development, this results in a stronger tougher plant

3. 2 weeks after planting water plants with No Frills Fertilisers Hydrofish (100 % pure fish), this drives growth – or if you planted from seed await the use of Hydrofish until 1 week after seeds have emerged

4. Alternate applications of Seaweed Tonic and Hydrofish as a soil drench and or foliar spray per week for maximum results. Apply Potassium Humate monthly

5. Apply Rock Dust Plus as a top dress around the base of the plants (just enough to lightly cover the soil) at mid growth for leafy greens and at first flower for fruiting plants (peas, tomatoes etc). Rock Dust Plus must be watered in, we suggest you water it in with Seaweed Tonic or Hydrofish depending what you are up to in your gardening routine in order to be water-wise, but hosing it in is fine.

6. Continue on with your weekly routine of Seaweed Tonic one week and Hydrofish the next

7. Apply more Rock Dust Plus as a top dress when you see the second burst of leafy green growth or flowers for fruiting plants. This is when the plant requires additional nutrition to ensure successful fruit development. The plant transfers its energy into the fruit it will bear and therefore you will end up with all those minerals and nutrients in your edibles.

Natives

1. Rock Dust Plus is low in soluble phosphorus and is therefore suitable for all native shrubs and trees. Application rates for planting native trees are 0.25-0.5Kg per planting hole and 1-2 handfuls per planting hole for shrubs.-water in well. Follow the above steps in Fruit Trees at a lesser rate.

2.  For existing trees apply 1-2 handfuls around the drip line and water in well. Follow the above steps in Existing Trees at the lesser rate

3. For existing shrubs apply 1 handful around drip line and water in well. Follow the above steps in Existing Trees at the lesser rate

Compost

1. Apply  Rock Dust plus liberally when making your own compost – this is not a must but will add to the maintenance of your garden programme- for how to make your own compost go to Everything Compost (information is currently being updated) on our website.