Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth (DE) 500 grams

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A naturally occurring deposit of fossilised diatoms, silica rich ancient marine creatures, that absorb amorphous silica in their outer shell & exoskeletons. It is a naturally occurring, soft, sedimentary rock, formed from prehistoric times when Australia was covered by inland seas. As the seas dried, over millions of years, these natural DE deposits formed this sedimentary earth, which is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 3 microns to more than 1 millimetre. DE has long been an excellent soil additive due to its ability to absorb water as well as be a rich source of plant available silica.

Benefits:

  • Rich in Silica
  • Insecticide for control of aphids, white fly, beetles, caterpillars, mites, leaf hoppers, and others. The insects can not build up resistance.
  • Improves soil structure and provides calcium.

  • Diatomaceous Earth helps improve the stem structure of plants and over all health of plants.

     WHAT IS DIATOMACEOUS EARTH?