Organic matter is the most important component you can add to your garden to improve your overall crop. What’s more organic that an extremely rich, compost-like material created from the breakdown of organic matters like plants, animals and microbes? Leonardite powder is just that. Because it is found close to the surface, there is not sufficient pressure to develop it fully into coal and it is sometimes referred to as ‘plant coal’ or brown coal.
Leonardite powder is generally composed of about 85% humic acids with the remainder being fulvic acids and it acts as a soil conditioner. The leonardite powder increases the availability and uptake of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and other essential nutrients. It also helps to control drainage, soil structure, crop quality, and root growth. It is also able to stimulate seed germination and help to nurture the microbial colonies in your soil.
This fine powder is especially great for re-plantings or transplants and using in compost tea.