[NAFEX] Fwd: Tip for Greenhouse Growers: Add Silicon
hans-brinkmann at t-online.de
Wed May 2 14:00:11 EDT 2007
Hallo Mr. X,
yes, plants can take silicon from sand because it is (very) little
soluble in water!
A very fast source is the so called (at Europe) "Stone-flour" which
is a very fine stone powder made from Basalt only!
Organic farmers are using it for many other benefits and to strengthen
plants. Bamboo gardeners as a source for silicon.
mIEKAL aND schrieb:
> I know almost nothing about plant biology, but I wonder if a plant
> can uptake silicon from sand?
> On May 2, 2007, at 9:03 AM, Lucky Pittman wrote:
>> At 08:50 AM 5/2/2007, you wrote:
>>> Anyone know of an organic source of silicon? I know biodynamic
>>> gardeners use equisetum for a source of silicon. Anything else?
>> How about....SAND.
>> It's not organic, since it's not a carbon-based molecule, but it is
>> 'natural'. SiO2.
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