So you think you don’t need to fertilise…?  Think again.

Independent growing trials* were recently carried out on Yates new range of Thrive fertilisers over an eight week period.   One plant received just water and the other plant received Thrive Natural Fish and Seaweed.  The pictures speak for themselves!

Trial Results

Fertilisers with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) are the ones that deliver superior results versus water alone.  The plants receiving Thrive Natural Fish and Seaweed were significantly greener, higher, more vigorous, had a larger leaf size, more flowers and less yellowing.

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Seaweed versus fertiliser

Seaweed alone doesn’t give these results.  It is a tonic versus a fertiliser.  Seaweed has other roles such as:

  • Delivering stronger roots
  • Improving plant resistance from stress conditions such as heat, drought, frost, pests and disease
  • Reducing transplant shock
  • Giving seedlings a great kick start

Thrive Natural Seaweed contains 100% cold composted Bull kelp which is sustainably sourced from the Southern oceans.  It has undergone a gentle cold composting method preserving more of the delicate plant growth boosting compounds instead of the more commonly used heat extraction treatment which quickens the process but removes the valuable nutrients.

It is recommended alternating a seaweed tonic with a fertiliser such as Thrive Fish Blood and Bone.

Thrive Fish Blood and Bone is an all-purpose fertiliser developed specifically for lush growth of  foliage, flowers and fruit.  Sustainably sourced fish from the Southern oceans has been cold composted and combined with powerful levels of NPK to boost growth with added nutrients to optimise the soil’s condition for strong and lush plant growth, plus stimulating worm activity.

But if you are searching for just one easy natural solution, Thrive Natural Fish and Seaweed is the best of both worlds – a complete plant fertiliser to nourish plants and enrich soil.  The fish feeds lush foliage, flowers and fruit while seaweed provides a tonic for overall plant and root health.  Added to that are humates to feed the soil and increase nutrient availability, molasses to ‘feed’ the soil microbes, NPK nutrients for strong and lush plant growth and trace elements for plant health and vitality.

*Images are taken from independent growing trials conducted by Eurofins Agroscience Services NZ Ltd on Cos lettuce and pansies.  Grown in basic potting mix in a greenhouse, controlled at an average air temperature of 16 degrees Celsius, over an 8 week growing period commencing in August 2015.