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Agricultural Perlite 1L (Turkish)

30 EGP

Agricultural perlite is a naturally occurring siliceous volcanic rock that, when heated to a high temperature, expands to form a lightweight, porous material. It is commonly used in horticulture and agriculture for its excellent aeration and drainage properties.
Brands: HRZFG

Description

Perlite is a naturally occurring mineral, it is a type of volcanic glass that is popped in ovens (like popcorn) and is used extensively in horticulture. It is non-toxic, clean, disease-free, and extremely lightweight and easy to work with.
Perlite will keep your mix loose and light. This improves aeration, drainage, the structure of your mix and reduces compaction. All these factors will make your plant healthier and more vibrant.
Item Weight: 1 Liter
Country of Origin: Turkey
  • Material: Siliceous volcanic rock
  • Form: Expanded, lightweight, porous granules
  • Color: White to light gray

Specifications:

  • pH: Neutral (7.0 – 7.5)
  • Density: 32-80 KG per cubic meter (32-80 kg/m³)
  • Particle Size:  coarse-medium (1-3 mm)
  • Water Retention: Holds 3-4 times its weight in water
  • Sterility: Sterile and free from diseases, pests, and weeds
  • Chemical Composition: Approximately 70-75% silicon dioxide, 12-15% aluminum oxide, and other oxides

Preferences:

  • Preferred for its ability to improve soil aeration and drainage.
  • Lightweight and easy to handle.
  • Preferred by organic growers for its natural origins and inert nature.

Benefits:

  • Improves soil health and plant growth.
  • Enhances water retention while preventing waterlogging.
  • Reduces the need for frequent watering.
  • Lightweight and easy to transport and handle.
  • Promotes healthy root development.

Uses:

  • Soil amendment
  • Hydroponic growing medium
  • Seed starting
  • Container gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Turf and lawn care
  • Mulching

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 20 × 5 cm

Advantages

  • Enhances soil structure by improving aeration and drainage.
  • Promotes root growth and healthy plant development.
  • Reduces soil compaction and improves soil texture.
  • Sterile and free from pathogens.
  • Long-lasting and reusable.
  • Neutral pH, does not alter soil acidity.

How to use

  • Soil Amendment: Mix perlite with soil at a ratio of 1:4 (perlite) to improve aeration and drainage.
  • Seed Starting: Use a mixture of 50% perlite and 50% peat moss for seed starting to ensure good drainage and prevent damping-off.
  • Container Gardening: Add perlite to potting mix to enhance aeration and water retention.
  • Hydroponics: Use perlite as a growing medium in hydroponic systems for excellent root aeration.
  • Mulching: Spread a layer of perlite around plants to conserve soil moisture and reduce weed growth.

Why to use

  • To improve soil aeration and drainage.
  • To enhance root growth and plant health.
  • To reduce soil compaction and improve soil structure.
  • For its sterility and inertness, making it ideal for organic and controlled environment agriculture.

Application at Farms:

  • Soil Amendment: Mix perlite into the soil to enhance its physical properties, promote root growth, and increase crop yields.
  • Hydroponics: Use perlite as a growing medium for various hydroponic systems, providing excellent aeration for roots.
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of perlite around crops to conserve moisture and reduce weed competition.

Inside Greenhouses:

  • Seed Starting: Use perlite in seed starting mixes to ensure good drainage and aeration.
  • Growing Medium: Incorporate perlite into potting mixes for improved aeration and water management.
  • Hydroponic Systems: Utilize perlite in hydroponic setups for optimal root health and plant growth.

Indoors Controlled Environment Agriculture:

  • Soilless Growing: Employ perlite as a component of soilless growing media for indoor farming systems.
  • Vertical Farming: Use perlite in vertical farming setups to enhance aeration and water retention.

Soil Amendment:

  • Improvement: Mix perlite with soil to enhance its structure, aeration, and drainage capabilities.
  • Ratio: Typically used in a ratio of 1 part perlite to 4 parts soil.

Dutch Buckets:

  • Hydroponic Systems: Fill Dutch buckets with perlite to provide a well-aerated growing medium for plants.
  • Benefits: Ensures efficient water drainage and aeration for hydroponically grown plants.

Other Applications:

  • Landscaping: Use perlite to improve soil structure and drainage in landscaping projects.
  • Lawn Care: Incorporate perlite into turf and lawn care practices to enhance soil aeration and water management.

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