Gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate), A whitish mineral-rich rock that is usually frond in the same strata as the chalk for writing on blackboards though it is not as refined nor is it bleached to a fine white or artificially colored. Used for centuries by farmers all over the world, Gypsum is loaded with several key elements that help recondition the soil and remove contaminants from the growing media,
Gypsum is an excellent source of Sulfur, which is critical for plants to maintain good stable root growth and metabolize calcium into there tissues. Most chemical fertilizers and many organic fertilizers are missing this key element and can’t sustain this for your growing plants.
One of the gypsum’s main advantages is its ability to reduce aluminum toxicity, which often accompanies soil acidity, Also true as in Hydroponic systems where the roots are breaking down matter to large for their uptake. This can then, in turn, take the ph out of proper growing conditions. This unique mineral can have a positive effect on both High ph soil and low ph soil.
In soil, Gypsum helps to give proper flocculation, or aggregation, which is needed to give favorable soil structure for root growth and air and water movement. One of the Main reasons why Gypsum is very important is the fact that it contains Soluble Calcium. Many calcium deposits are not soluble on there own, this presents a very slow digestion process for your plants.
Through our “Liqui-Dirt” fermentation process it is now possible to utilize all aspects of the gypsum and make them predigested for your plant’s uptake of calcium and Sulfur.