Ironite has been shown to have high levels of arsenic and other heavy
metals. I don't recommend using it in an organic program, or any soil
I wouldn't. Being organic and a native plant
user/advocate/grower/landscaper, I am posting this
as a general item to rec.gardens for folks who aren't organic and native
and who, also, might not know about this product.
molasses sold at feed stores is a much better iron, and it is in an easy
form for microbes to
ingest and make available.
I like agricultural molasses for those reasons.
For smaller areas, black strap molasses which has not been
de-sulfured is another great way to get iron to plants. It can be used
in pump up
sprayers at a rate of one tablespoon to gallon of water, but thoroughly
dissolved in hot water
before mixing it with cold water.
Celestial Habitats by J. Kolenovsky
2003 Honorable Mention Award, Keep Houston Beautiful
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