About our Plant Tonics:
100% Organic Plant Tonics for Plant Health & Pest Prevention. Our solution to providing gardens of all sizes an all natural, easy to use, all-in-one plant health supplement & pest prevention. From food crops to houseplants, ornamentals to orchards & landscaping to medicinal herbs, we have you covered!
Our Tonics are completely plant-derived and cold extracted over several months to ensure a complete extraction & preservation of active compounds. All of our products start with a complete extraction of FRESH Aloe vera which is high in plant hormones, enzymes, minerals and is a good health supplement for all plants at all stages of growth! Concentrated & easily diluted in water making for a quick and easy foliar spray or soil drench. Our line up includes:
- Sprout Tonic - A hormone, enzyme & mineral rich Tonic that starts with concentrated extracts of several varieties of LIVE Sprouts combined with the mineral rich extracts of nutrient accumulating herbs such as Comfrey, Kelp & Stinging Nettle.
- Citrus Herb Tonic - This Tonic focuses on the terpene & mineral rich extracts of Citrus peels along with several terpene rich herbs such as lemongrass & peppermint. As good a fertilizer as it is a pest preventative!
- Neem Tonic - The worlds only ‘whole plant’ concentrated Neem product including extracts of the Neem leaf, bark & seed, combining a wide range of pesticidal compounds and high in nutrients, Neem is particularly rich in Sulphur.
- Ritha Tonic - A highly concentrated saponin rich extract of the Soapnut. This Tonic is an amazing stand alone fertilizer & pesticide (leaf and soil born pests), it is excellent at rehydrating dry or hydrophobic soils, and our favorite application is to use this as the emulsifying agent for Neem or Karanja Oil!
All Tonics can be used for foliar or soil drench at 5ml-10ml per gal, applied once weekly for regular maintenance. Can be used daily or as needed for pest outbreaks and to quickly increase the health/growth rate of lackluster plants (combined with proper environment & watering needs).
How to best use our Tonics?
Simply pick one or two that best suites your needs and alternate each week, or combine into one application.
Alternate all four Tonics, one each week.
Lastly, our favorite way to use them for a regular health supplement & pest preventative is to simply combine all four, in equal amounts, into one weekly foliar spray! For best results thoroughly apply to tops and bottoms of all leaves & stems.
Plant stomata are most concentrated on the underside of leaves where they are protected from light/heat. It is these microscopic openings that plants breath & transpire from and are also the openings that the plant will uptake the nutrients/minerals, hormones etc. that are in our Tonics!
*For sensitive plants use at just 2.5ml-5ml per gal, 1x-2x per month.
For houseplants during winter or times of little to no growth, reduce application rates by half recommendation and apply no more than 1x per month. Once warm weather hits or growth resumes, a Sprout Tonic soil drench is a great application to kickstart vibrant new growth!
Because they are AMAZING! So much nutrition in such a little package and we set out to concentrate & preserve these compounds to be utilized by YOUR plants to grow healthier, happier, vigorous, nutrient rich plants with brighter blossoms and bigger yields! So let us discuss a minute the germination process and what makes them so amazing!
The germination process is incredibly fascinating. The awakening of life from a dormant state by way of one of the greatest bursts of energy that naturally occurs on Earth! The initial germination stage begins when, under the right conditions, the seed coat is able to imbibe (absorb) water which then triggers a genetic signal to start creating the building blocks of life which is largely an enzymatic driven process as the seed embryo pumps out great amounts of various enzymes (amylase, protease, urease, chitinase, phosphatase to name a few) in order to break down larger molecules into base elements thus arranging them into new ones with new purposes!
As the root tip (radicle) emerges the rapidly growing sprout switches to hormone production (auxins/IAA, cytokinins, ABA, SA, ET, Gibberellins, brassinosteroids etc) and is pumping out high levels of these phytohormones (aka PGR Plant Growth Regulators) that the plant will never experience again in its life. Hormones play a huge role in many different aspects of plant growth, including pest resistance and a number of signaling pathways, and at this young stage the plant needs these excessive levels of hormones to start differentiating itself at the molecular level (creating roots, stems, leaves, above/below ground parts etc), protecting its tender young flesh from pest/disease and then storing these compounds in different parts of the plant to later be called upon as and when needed for various functions such as apical growth, flower to fruit to seed, and even senescence.
From here the seedling is prepared to emerge its first leaf or pair of leaves that it came equipped with in the seed embryo itself, the cotyledon(s)! While hormone activity is dominating the root tip the seedling is now transferring nutrient reserves into the cotyledon(s), concentrating these nutrients to aid in above ground development making for an incredibly nutrient dense sprout!
As a concentrated extract in our Sprout Tonic we are able to naturally provide plants these hormones & nutrients at levels they can otherwise no longer create on their own as an adult plant. Whether via soil root uptake or foliar stomatal uptake the plant can accept these compounds, as needed/wanted, to enhance various aspects of growth, flower development, bud set, yield, stem/leaf cell strengthening and increasing the plants natural pest resistance including how effective/quick it is at responding to pest/disease attack.
It is this combination of high levels of plant hormones and nutrients/minerals that make our Sprout Tonic such an incredible supplement for young growing plants, mature plants and flowering plants of all types from heavy feeding agricultural crops, herbs, flowers, houseplants & even succulents! Full strength for the heavy feeders or half/quarter strength for the more sensitive houseplants/succulents that still need and want a feeding, just not as much!
Hope you enjoyed learning a little more about sprouts with us and if you haven’t tried them yet, do your garden a favor and pick up some Sprout Tonic today! You won’t regret it!