What is living soil?
Living soil, characterized by a healthy microbiome, is teeming with abundant and diverse life. Think of soil as the “stomach” of the plant. Without earthworms and healthy bacteria and fungi, nutrients in organic matter cannot be efficiently broken down and recycled for absorption by plants. Living soil offers ideal conditions for converting organic matter into carbon rich humus – which holds nutrients and helps the soil to retain moisture.
How do soil microbes work?
Microbes break down dead plant and animal material in organic matter and recycle it into nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, which plants need to grow and thrive. In general, a more diverse soil microbiome results in fewer diseases, increased tolerance and sustainable plant yields.
What is regenerative agriculture?
The increased use of fertilisers and pesticides, as well as frequent tillage and over grazing, is taking a severe toll on the quality and availability of fertile soil. A United Nations representative recently warned that all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years. Regenerative agriculture encompasses a variety of farming practices with an aim to increase soil biodiversity, enrich soil nutrients, and improve watersheds. The goal is not only to stop current trends in land degradation and climate change but reverse them.
What is chelation?
Chelates are organic molecules that can trap or encapsulate positively charged metal ions like calcium (Ca++), magnesium (Mg++), potassium (K+), ammonium (NH4+) and hydrogen (H+), protecting them from reacting with other elements that may cause these nutrients to become unavailable for absorption by plants. The chelates also increase compatibility with the negatively charged ions in plants, improving nutrient uptake by both roots and leaves.
Are your products organic?
Yes, our core range of products comprising seed primer, plantfood and foliar (in both concentrate and super concentrate forms) are certified organic by ACO Australian Certified Organic.
What is the NPK of Converte Plantfood?
Converte Plantfood contains only very minor quantities of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium. It is not, by definition, a fertiliser (as it contains only marginal nitrogen and phosphorus levels). Converte Plantfood concentrate is a complete balanced soil and garden health treatment that contains seaweed extracts, natural chelator, plant nutrients, trace elements and other phytopro compounds. Converte Plantfood promotes healthy roots, encourages beneficial soil micro-organisms, stimulates flowering and fruiting and helps plants to cope with stresses like heat, drought, frost and pest and disease attack.
What are the application rates?
Please refer to our usage charts on our Plantfood page.
How often should I apply Converte Plantfood?
For optimum results it should be applied to the garden every 2 weeks, more frequently (every week) if plants are under stress. Unlike fertilizers, Converte Plantfood can be applied all year round, even in winter and at the height of summer.
How often and what rate of Converte Plantfood should I apply to a sick plant or tree?
We recommend initially two applications, one week apart. Apply to the soil, at double the normal rate. Then apply fortnightly, gradually scaling back to the normal rate.
What is the best time of day to apply Converte Plantfood?
First thing in the morning or late in the evening. Do not apply Converte Plantfood during the heat of the day. If fungal problems are an issue, it is best to apply Converte Plantfood in the morning to avoid moisture residue on the foliage overnight.
Can I apply Converte Plantfood to foliage as well as soil?
Yes, Converte Plantfood is taken up very effectively through foliage as well as through the soil.
How much Converte Plantfood so I need to re-fill a 2 litre spray bottle?
Pour 500 ml of Converte Plantfood Concentrate into the 2 Litre bottle and fill with water.
Can I use Converte Plantood on native plants?
Yes, because Converte Plantfood is virtually phosphorous-free it is safe to use on phosphorous sensitive native plants. You can use it on every type of plant in the garden.
Can I use Converte Plantfood on my vegetables?
Converte Plantfood is safe and very effective on all food crops. Converte Plantfood increases yields, promotes overall health and even improves nutrient depth and flavour! Apply at the rate of 30 ml Converte Plantfood per 9 litres of water every 2 weeks. As with all plant treatments, wash edible plants before eating.
If I apply Converte Plantfood to my vegetable garden, can I eat the produce straight away or is there a withholding period?
There is no withholding period but as with all plant treatments, it is important to wash edible plants before eating.
Does Converte Plantfood have a use by date?
Converte Plantfood is fine to use for up to five years.
Can I mix Converte Plantfood with soluble fertilizers?
Yes, Converte Plantfood can be mixed with any soluble fertiliser.
Are your products suitable for use on home gardens?
Yes, Converte has been used by home gardeners with amazing results. The natural products help grow healthier, tastier fruits and vegetables and significantly increase growth and flowering in plants and shrubs.
Converte Pty Ltd
Unit 1, 918 Willandra Ave,
Griffith, NSW, 2680, Australia
1800 108 940