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introducing mineral rock dust

Discussion in 'Organics' started by Marijuana for Athletes, Oct 17, 2012.

    Marijuana for Athletes

    Marijuana for Athletes Active Member

    • so im going to introduce mineral rock dust to my cannabis plants. the guy who makes this stuff supplies me with the best worm castings and ive seen what he grows (he doesn't grow cannabis though)so i trust him when he sais its a must (gave me 3 kg for free sais it will last me a while). heres a picture of the packaging describing what it does . does anyone have any experience with this i would love to hear peoples opinions.​

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    vilify Well-Known Member

    it will not make or break a grow, but it is very beneficial.

    psillysimon Well-Known Member

    is it any different than glacial rock dust? which is a generic for azomite.
    Marijuana for Athletes

    Marijuana for Athletes Active Member

    im really not to sure. im going to do a comparison with 2 black widows from mr nice seeds . one with rock dust and one without to see the difference hopefully their phenos arnt to different so i can make a better comparison

    Endur0xX Well-Known Member

    I always put a handfull in the upper layer of the container before I transplant and it is in my SS mix as well.

    Dont quote me on this but I think it has a lot of macro-nutrients, it is slow release and also impossible to burn your plants with it.

    NickNasty Well-Known Member

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    Marijuana for Athletes

    Marijuana for Athletes Active Member

    i especially like this from the second link

    The late William Albrecht, eminent soil scientist, said: “Insects and disease are the symptoms of a failing crop, not the cause of it. It’s not the overpowering invader we must fear but the weakened condition of the victim”.He also wrote:
    “The use of sprays (pesticides) is an act of desperation in a dying agriculture”.

    WyoGrow Active Member

    First off Azomite is a damn trade name for a hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate (HSCAS) containing other minerals and trace elements mined in Utah. It's volcanic in origin. Saying Azomite is the same as Rock Dust is the same as saying top soil is the same no matter where you go in the planet. Glacial rock dust is exactly that. Pulverized rock from the entire drift line of the glaciers that pulverized and deposited them. Yes, generically it is all crushed up rock. But it is not the same composition. In the end it is nothing but beneficial. I use 100's of pounds of it in my organic vegetable garden every year. Especially in making my compost.

    I believe the growth of plants is limited by the availability of the least present element in the available nutrients. You can cover your N-P-K bases with nutrients and fertilizers. But there are any number of other elements and minerals a plant utilizes outside of the major macro and micro nutrients offered in most commercial nutes that just aren't there. Rock Dust and Azomite fill these gaps. Kind of like mortar for a brick wall..... yes you can stack bricks and they can form a wall. But it isnt a sturdy solid wall until you mortar the bricks together.

    HGK420 Well-Known Member

    Ive been using the vital earth rock dust and its a must for me it replaces my Cal-mag supplement and my babies have been a lot sturdier since i started using it. Be care tho try not to breathe this stuff in. its bad for your health ya dingus!

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