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Urban Prior

We had a 4 litre jug of Pro silicate mfg by Grotek dropped off on our front porch. Has anyone here used this product

12/2/2020 8:35:40 AM

LJ

South Dakota

I read that silica helps with heat and other stress.

12/2/2020 5:46:13 PM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

Supposedly silicate helps with the strength of vines and stems, possibly pumpkin walls.
No real verifiable data on it though.

1/31/2021 10:20:20 AM

irischap

Guelph, Ontario

It does.

But sand is silica. It is not an element seen as low in supply, except perhaps in a pure organic soil as seen in drained swamps.

1/31/2021 10:24:17 AM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

Sand isnt exactly soluble. I think ash, volcanic ash, and diatomateous earth might have more soluble silica than sand but I dont know the exact numbers. I havent used liquid silica but I believe silica does help. Its probably an under utilized mineral.

1/31/2021 2:06:39 PM

irischap

Guelph, Ontario

Plant needs for silicon is very low. Low silicon can be a problem but only is very specific cases. Like with high rainfall areas with high aluminum content and low pH soils

Can be a problem with sugar cane production, as it is a grass ( which takes up a lot of silicon) and is grown in the problem conditions, high rainfall, low pH and high aluminum soils

Soils contain from 9-90% of the elements in soils. Silicon is one of earths highest constituent element. Although low solubility, more than high enough to provide the very tiny amounts needed.

Just checked through 6 books piled on my desk ( from recent soil course at university)

tiny a

2/1/2021 11:40:48 AM

26 West

Urban Prior

Thank you for the information folks. Jim

2/1/2021 12:19:19 PM

Tad12

Seattle, WA

Is it just potassium silicate?

2/14/2021 1:29:36 PM

26 West

Urban Prior

The ingredient list only says soluble potash 4%. Jim

2/14/2021 2:03:35 PM

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