HOW TO USE THORVIN
For Plants and Animals
Farm, Ranch, Garden, Home, Pets
Kelp and the Health of Plants|
If you want healthy plants, you need healthy soil. This includes good organic
matter, balanced major elements (NPK- Nitrogen / Phosphorous / Potassium or Potash),
and trace minerals. Kelp is high in trace minerals. It is one of the best sources
for those hard-to-get nutrients. It contains calcium, magnesium, potash (potassium),
sulfur (sulphur), cobalt, boron, manganese, zinc, iron, and many others. For
a complete analysis of nutrients for plants.
the bioactivity of soil thereby increasing the dynamics of the dirt and species
living in it such as earthworms. Populations of earthworms and other beneficial
creatures increase with the addition of kelp.
Grow Healthier Crops with Better Yield|
Sea plants increase yields of crops. Makes plants more drought tolerant and frost
resistant. They can handle all types of stress better with good nutrition. Good
for gardens, farms, backyards, house plants, pasture and trees.
plant hormones so helps seedlings get a better start in life. Put some in the
potting soil or sprinkle in the dirt when you sow seeds.
You can add Thorvin
Kelp granules (meal) to your soil alone or in combination with other fertilizers.
Seaweed does not burn plants like some synthetic fertilizers. It is naturally
slow release. You can apply it any time of the year safely.
How to Use Kelp in Gardens and Farms|
Sprinkle it on the surface of the ground or dig it in, both ways work. This is
best done at planting time. It can be done monthly during the growing season if
crops need it.
Large Areas: Use 200 to 500 pounds per acre. For
compost piles put in 10 pounds per ton. For fruit trees use 1 cup per 25 square
feet. For all applications, the worse your soil, the more you need.
Areas: One cup of Thorvin Icelandic Kelp weighs about 6 ounces. So you need
about 2 ¼ cups to equal 1 pound. Use 2 to 6 cups (1 to 3 pounds) per 100 square
feet. Use 2 to 4 cups for a 50 foot row.
How to Use Kelp in Container Gardening|
House or Potted Plants: Use 1 heaping teaspoon for every inch of pot diameter.
Or 1-2 tablespoons per gallon of pot. Mix in potting soil before planting. Or
sprinkle on the surface and mix in a little.
Or make a tea by adding 1
tablespoon of kelp to a gallon of water. Let sit overnight, then water your plants.
photo is organic Thorvin Kelp from Iceland. This is what you receive. It is granules
Kelp and the Health of Animals|
know for sure that goats love kelp. When I put it out free choice in a dish, they
fight over who gets to eat it. If your animals are deficient in trace minerals,
vitamins, amino acids, and other nutrients, they will eat more of it than if they
are balanced nutritionally.
I also add it to their food every day. You
can mix it in their salt.
One of the problems with animal feed today is
that much topsoil has been overused resulting in poor chemical balances and little
Kelp helps remedy this situation both by adding it to
the land and by feeding it to livestock and pets. I feed it to my cats, chickens
Science Proves that Seaweed is Good for Your Livestock|
studies have proven that feeding kelp increases milk production in dairy cows
and improves weight gain in hogs. Chicken egg production goes up, yolk color is
more appealing, and a larger percentage of eggs hatch.
Sheep produce more
wool with better quality. Reduces foot rot and pinkeye. Boosts their immune system.
Reduces disease and internal parasites.
Get optimal health and reduce
your veterinarian bills. The benefits you and your animals obtain far outweigh
the low cost. Very economical. Try it and see. Good for certified organic producers.
Sea Vegetables Are Good for Your Pets|
is natural so is easy to digest and absorb. It contains over 60 vital nutrients
including copper, selenium, zinc, cobalt and iodine. All bioavailable. It's hard
to find anything this mineral rich.
These days iodine is deficient in
many pastures, forage crops, feeds, and pet food. Animals need iodine so their
thyroid functions properly. It is essential for proper metabolism and fertility.
Iodine deficiency is common. The iodine in kelp is easy to assimilate. Great for
dogs and cats.
How to Feed Kelp to Your Animals|
a complete analysis of nutrients for animals.
suggested amounts of Icelandic Organic Thorvin Kelp to feed per day. Consult your
veterinarian or other animal specialist for rates needed by your animals.
Feed free choice (available all the time in a separate container) or mix in the
feed at 2% of dry ration.
Dairy and Beef Cattle: 2 – 4 ounces.
and Calves: 1 – 2 ounces.
Horses, Sheep, Goats: ½ ounce.
ducks, turkey, geese): 1–2% of feed.
Hogs: 5 pounds/ton for 2 weeks, then
increase by 5 pounds/week to reach 25 pounds/ton.
Dogs: ½ - 1 teaspoon.
Cats: ¼ teaspoon.
Rabbits: Do not feed to rabbits.
This is a closeup
photo of Thorvin Organic Kelp from Iceland. It is showing 1 inch. This is what
Thorvin Organic Kelp
of Kelp for Plant Use
of Kelp for Animal Use
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