Silicates are necessary in building plant protein and in the synthesis of certain vitamins in plants. Silicates function as a vital element in protecting plants against insects and fungi attack, strengthening qualities and have been found to influence other minerals useful in plant metabolism.

Plants need calcium for normal cell division, as a component of cell walls, as a component of the salts inside the cells and as a part of the genetic coding materials.

Magnesium is a key component of the chlorophylls, the green coloured cells in the plant. It is therefore vital as chlorophylls are the cells which perform photosynthesis. Also, plants need magnesium before thay can make use of phosphorous and magnesium also activates several different enzyme systems.

Iron is a constitutent of many compounds in plants that regulates and promotes growth. It is especially important to the function of chloroplasts, the plant cells that contain chlorophyll, which are the particles that perform photosynthesis.

Potassium strengthens plant stalks and helps undo the stress induced by excess nitrogen.

Phosphorus is the “Go” food for plants.

Trace Minerals:
Basalt powder contains dozens of macro and micronutrients (such as copper, zinc, molybdenum, etc.) to replace depleted minerals and elements. The absence of these nutrients significantly affects plant growth.

As a soil remineralisation product, Basalt Powder:
• Causes phenominal growth of micro-organisms in the soil.
• Raises the moisture and nutrient storage capacity of the soil.
• Makes mineral nutrients readily available, increasing their intake by plants.
• Provides sustained-release properties.
• Counters the effects of soil acidity [pH].
• Reduces soil erosion.
• Contributes to the building of humus complexes.
• Improves resistance to insects, disease, fungus, frost and drought.

Basalt powder can be supplied in small quantities for gardening or in large quantities for intensive and extensive farming.