Dutch Treat Vermiculite lightens heavy soils and holds moisture in sandy soils. This product is also an excellent as a rooting medium, for rooting cuttings, starting seeds. Vermiculite added to the garden or in potting soil increases water and nutrient retention, and aerates the soil, resulting in healthier, more robust plants. Vermiculite, although less aerating than perlite, is the amendment of choice for water-loving plants. As growing medium, vermiculite will also enable the plant to more easily absorb the ammonium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium necessary for vigorous growth. Vermiculite mixed half and half with soil, peat, or compost eliminates packed down soil in flower pots and houseplant containers while allowing excellent aeration, reducing watering frequency and allowing root spread.
Uses of Vermiculite: Vermiculite improves aeration and modify the soil substructure. Therefore, Vermiculite keeps soil loose, well-draining, and defying compaction. Vermiculite is also great for rooting cuttings and fosters much stronger root formation than those grown in water alone.
A premium potting mix pre-charged with select fertilizers.
High porosity for an optimal root environment.
Biologically active to ensure high nutrient availability
Greatly improves aeration
Keeps soil loose, well-draining, as well as defying compaction