How to Use Azomite? Instructions for Proper Garden Application

For a newbie gardener or plant enthusiast, there are many questions that can come to mind in ensuring a healthy growth of your plants. One of the common queries is how to use Azomite. These substances have been popular and have been used by many to promote healthy growth in their plants.

Believed to contain the rarest minerals, it is no wonder that many gardeners and plants enthusiasts opt to use Azomite on their plants. On the other hand, for a beginner, you may have doubts and questions when it comes to its use.

To expel some of that, this will discuss the steps on how to use Azomite. Additionally, I will throw in some of the benefits of using it.

What You Will Need

It is important that you know what essential materials you will need for this procedure. Here are the things that you need to gather. 

How to Use Azomite?
  • Azomite - A mineral deposit that is mainly a complex silica that came from volcanic ashes mixed with the seabed. It is believed to have the rarest mineral deposits that can promote healthy plant growth.
  • Water - Azomite is usually mixed with water for easier application of absorption.
  • Basic gardening tools - You will also need basic gardening tools such as garden gloves, water sprinkler, and a trowel.

How to Use Azomite?

Now, let us move on to the step by step procedure on how to use Azomite. Follow these procedures and remember some tips that I will share along the way.

Woman spraying plants using water pulverizer

1. The first thing you need to do before applying Azomite to your garden is to determine the size of your garden plot. This will give you an idea of the amount of Azomite that you will be using for your garden.

2. The next step you need to take after determining the size of your garden plot is to identify the plants you have on it. The amount of Azomite will also differ depending on the type of plant.

Make sure to know the plant species, so you will be able to determine the ideal amount of Azomite required for each of them.

3. After you have measured your garden plot and identified the types of plants in it, you can now proceed to the actual application of Azomite to your garden plot. There are two ways in which you can use Azomite in your garden.

(Tip: It is recommended that you have at least 12 inches of distance from every plant if you are to use Azomite.)

Micronized Azomite

Mix 2.5 tablespoons of Azomite with 1 gallon of water. This will be good for every 40 square feet size of the garden plot. Use this mixture to regularly water your plants. If in case you are transplanting the plant, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Azomite every 2-inch diameter of the pot.

Watch this video to see how this is done 

Prilled Azomite

Mix 3 tablespoons of Azomite with 1 gallon of water. Use this to water the plant bed for every 10 square feet before planting your seeds. If you are using it on flower and vegetable patches, you can sprinkle 2 teaspoons for every 10 square feet.

For lawns or turf, sprinkling 1 teaspoon for every 10 square feet will do the trick. In case you have trees in your garden or the backyard, you can sprinkle Azomite around its base.

(Tip: When using Prilled Azomite, it is recommended that you mix it with water for easier application and absorption.)

4. To ensure the healthy growth of your plants, you need to re-apply Azomite every quarter. This will also help in keeping the pests away from your plants.

To have a better idea of what Azomite is and how it is used, watch this short clip


Things You Need to Know about Azomite

What is Azomite?

Known as a mineral deposit, Azomite is a complex silica that is produced from volcanic ashes that were mixed with the seabed. Over the years, this mineral deposit got mixed in with other rare minerals.

For this reason, Azomite is considered to be rich in minerals that are significantly beneficial for healthy plant growth.

Types of Azomite

The two types of Azomite are the Prilled Azomite and the Micronized Azomite. Learning the types of Azomite will give you an idea which to use and how to properly measure the amount you have to use for your plants.

The Micronized Azomite has a finer and almost powder-like consistency compared to the Prilled Azomite. This type of Azomite is often mixed in and diluted in water.

Often times, this mixture is used to water the plant bed and the holes before putting in the seeds. It is also sprinkled over plants when transferring potted plants to plot beds or vice versa.

Prilled Azomite, on the other hand, appears like a pellet or has a glandular form. Although this can also be mixed and diluted in water, most gardeners or plant enthusiasts prefer to sprinkle these pellets around the plant soil as well as garden bed plots.

Benefits of Using Azomite

How to Use Azomite

Now that you have learned the proper way on how to use Azomite, I will share with you some of the benefits of using it.

1. Helps to remineralize the soil. Azomite is known to contain all the minerals that are already found in soil. One of its benefits is amending the soil by balancing its acidity levels and remineralizing it. This means that Azomite helps in improving the condition of a depleted soil.

2. Helps promote healthier plant growth. Since Azomite is rich in minerals that plants require to grow healthy, it is no wonder that promoting plant growth is one of its benefits. Even more so that it can have better effects compared to plants cultured with fertilizers.

3. Serve as a natural pesticide. With the help of Azomite, soil integrity is restored and maintained. Having a healthy soil with an adequate amount of minerals and nutrients supports pests predators that can keep the harmful ones away.

This is the reason why many gardeners and plant enthusiasts like to use Azomite instead of going for chemical pesticides.

4. Can be used in animal feed. With all its minerals and nutrients, Azomite can also be mixed in and fed to livestock. This will also promote healthier growth for them.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I can say that Azomite is one of the remarkable discoveries that gardeners and plants enthusiasts can greatly benefit from. It is easy to use and apply in your garden as long as you follow the proper steps.

It is something that beginners in gardening should definitely look into if they want to achieve healthy growth for their plants. Keep in mind the procedures on how to use Azomite and you will be able to enjoy its benefits in the long run.

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Dan Harris
 

Hi. I'm Dan Harris. My wife and I started gardening 5 years ago. Neither one of us had any gardening background but we loved the idea of growing our own organic food. Over the years, our garden has almost doubled in size and I’ve learned a lot from my season’s successes and failures. I’ve been excited to share my own beginning knowledge and special skills with all garden lovers.

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