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Thorvin Certified Organic Kelp Meal

Ascophyllum Nodosum

Pure ocean marine algae seaweed from the world's cleanest and richest sea waters, Thorvin kelp contains over 60 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.  Thorvin Icelandic kelp is 100% organic and complies with the USDA NOP organic feed requirements.  Thorvin is the highest quality kelp available. We have tried and compared Norwegian and Acadian kelp meals and neither contain the high percentages of vitamins, minerals, micro nutrients, and amino acids that Thorvin kelp does.

Thorvin kelp is an excellent source of naturally chelated macro and micro minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.  Thorvin kelp provides many health benefits.  Promotes shiny coat, supple skin, better growth rates and reproductive performance, purges heavy metals, increases milk yields, more efficient feed utilization, better glandular health, pigmentation, boosts immune system, etc.

Thorvin kelp provides terrific health benefits for yards, plants, pasture, trees, and gardens too.  Thorvin kelp meal is fabulous in the garden to increase crop yields, drought resistance, frost protection, and stress recovery.

Thorvin kelp is produced in a pristine environment close to the Arctic Circle. Thorvin kelp is geothermically dried under low temperatures that keep the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes intact.

Thorvin kelp is inspected and certified organic by the Icelandic Certification Agency TUN.  Thorvin is inspected by QAI (Quality Assurance International), a U.S. reciprocating organization.  Thorvin is the ONLY kelp meal currently OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listed for livestock feed.

Thorvin kelp contains over 60 minerals (calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, maganese, selenium, etc.); 17 amino acids, including lysine, hystidine, and proline; vitamins A, B1, B6 (Niacin), B12, D, E, and K; carbohydrates; plant growth hormones - auxins, cytokinins, and gibberellins.

Thorvin Organic Kelp (Ascophyllum Nodosum) Analysis Information

We keep Thorvin kelp meal out free choice for all the goats, llamas, and poultry, as well as putting it in their daily herb/grain mix.  We feed Thorvin kelp in the cat and dogs raw food.  We also use extensively on our acreage for fertilizing ALL the trees, plants, herbs, ground covers; when transplanting; and in the compost pile.

DAILY RECOMMENDED FEEDING RATES:

Cats - 1/4 teaspoon

Dogs (small) - 1/2 teaspoon

Dogs (large) - 1 teaspoon

Dairy & Beef Cattle - 2 to 4 ounces

Chickens/Poultry - 1 to 2% of feed ration

Goats & Sheep - 1/2 ounce

Horses - 1/2 to 1 ounce

Humans - 1 teaspoon

Not recommended for rabbits!

KELP AS FERTILIZER

As our soil erodes and is washed into the sea, kelp feeds on the dissolved minerals.  Worked into the soil, dried kelp returns depleted minerals to the land, improving texture and fertility.  Thorvin's 100% natural organic fertilizer is a non-burning mineralizer.  Applied year round to vegetables, ornamentals, and trees it provides excellent vital nutrients our plants need. We use it mixed in water when transplanting as well.

CROP APPLICATION RATES

Broadcast - 300 to 400 lbs. per acre

In the row - 200 to 400 lbs. per acre

NEW PLANTING

Vegetables:  2-3 cups/100 sq. ft. or 1 to 1.5 cups per 50 ft. row. Feed at planting.

Flowering Annual Perennials:  2 cups per 100 sq. ft. or 1 cup per 50 ft. row. Feed at planting.

Ornamental Flowers, Shrubs, & Foliage Plants:  1/2 to 1 cup per 25 sq. ft.

Fruit Trees:  1/2 to 3/4 cup per 25 sq. ft.

Container Plants:  Mix 1 to 3 tablespoons per gallon pot. 1 tsp. per 6 inch pot. Feed at planting, then monthly.

TRANSPLANTS, BULBS, NEW SEEDLINGS

Kelp improves seed generation and root development (mitosis).  Before planting or seeding, gently work Thorvin kelp into the soil surface.  For transplants and bulbs, sprinkle bottom of hole with a small amount of kelp and work into the soil prior to planting.

HOUSE PLANTS & CONTAINER BOXES

Use 1 heaping teaspoon per inch of pot diameter.  Gently work Thorvin kelp into the soil surface being careful not to disturb the feeder roots.  For large containers, use 2 heaping tablespoons per 100 square inches of soil surface.

ESTABLISHED PLANTS

Vegetables:  1.5 to 2 cups per 100 sq. ft. or 3/4 cup per 50 ft. row.  Feed once a month until end of harvest.

Flowering Annual Perennials:  1.5 to 2 cups per 100 sq. ft.  Feed in Spring at sign of new growth, then monthly thru growing season.

Ornamental Flowers, Shrubs, Foliage Plants: 1/2 cup per 3 ft. of height (Mix into soil under drip zone of the leaves).  Feed in Spring, when flush of growth begins, then monthly through growing season.

Fruit Trees:  1 cup per 3 ft. of height (Incorporate into soil under drip zone of leaves).  Or 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.  Feed at first sign of flush of Spring growth, then monthly thru growing season.

Container Plants:  1-2 tablespoons per gallon pot.  Feed monthly.

PLANTING TEA

Mix one tablespoon Thorvin kelp per gallon of water, allow to sit overnight and water plants the next day.

COMPOST

10 lbs. Thorvin Kelp meal per ton.

SOIL AMENDMENT

Biologically Active or Vigorous Soil - Use 1 lb. per 100-120 sq. ft.

Medium Fertility Soil - Use 1 lb. per 75-90 sq. ft.

Poor Soil or Low Fertility Soil - Use 1 lb. per 50-60 sq. ft.

Spread evenly on the surface of the soil under drip line of leaves.  Gently work into the soil surface being careful not to disturb the feeder roots.  Make application in early Spring when flush of new growth appears.  Reapply midway through the growing season.  Then again in the Fall.  Gardens in warm climates may require more frequent applications.

Certified Organic Thorvin Kelp Certified Organic TUN Iceland Organic Materials Review Institute Listed USDA Organic

Thorvin is the finest certified organic kelp available.  Independent inspection verifies that the site meets organic production standards requiring a clean environment, sustainability and protection of biodiversity.  The organic guarantee is a way to protect our ocean’s nurseries – seaweed beds.

Thorverk hf., Thorvin’s harvester, is inspected and certified by TÚN, Iceland’s EU accredited certifier, and by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a USDA accredited certifier for the National Organic Program (NOP).

Thorvin formulations for agricultural uses are also OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) for use in organic production.

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