Is ZION a fertilizer?
No. ZION is an ionite substrate (nutritional supplement with a long-term activity). ZION based on 100% natural matrix. It consists of full spectrum of nutrients required for efficient plant growth. Eco-friendly. No environmental pollution by agrochemicals anymore.
Where can I use ZION?
In cultivation of healthy and strong seedlings, organic greenery and vegetables, adaptation and survival of plants after transplantation, for the indoor and garden flowers growth as well as for restoring and increasing the fertility of degraded or depleted soils.
How to use ZION?
Add Zion to the root zone of the plant in an amount of 3 to 10 percent of the volume of extracted soil. The amount depends on the type and size of the plant. Overdose is impossible. The more substrate you add the longer it will work.
How ZION helps plants to grow efficiently?
Zion gives the plant a balanced diet throughout the entire period of its life. It allows the plant to grow and bear fruit as efficiently as possible.
ZION is a zeolite?
Zeolite is a raw material for ZION production. Plants cannot grow on pure zeolite, but ZION substrate is an ideal medium for growth. It contains up to 60 times more nutrients than the most fertile soil. The nutrients are immobilized on zeolite surfaces using ion-exchange properties of the zeolites and technological know-how.
Does ZION fit to any kind of plants?
Yes. Ionite substrate Zion can be used for any type of plants. To adopt substrate properties to individual types of plants, we have developed special compositions for greens, vegetables and flowers.
Can I add a substrate to over wetted soil?
Yes. Nutrients are associated with the functional groups of the matrix and could not be washed out in case of over wetted soil. However, it should be noted that plants will grow much worse in over moistened soil, as the root system needs air for the optimal development.
Are there any requirements to soil composition?
There are no special requirements or limitations. But you need to take care of the permeability of soil for air (i.e. in clay soils we would recommend adding perlite or vermiculite also).
How to mix substrate with the soil and achieve an optimal distribution of ZION?
Technically, it looks like the process of applying mineral fertilizers: add Zion, dig and level. The second option is to place Zion directly into the landing pits or trenches and mix it slightly with the ground below. The closer Zion is to the root zone, the better!
Can I plant seeds and seedlings on pure ZION substrate?
Yes, you can. But the best option is to grow the plants on a mixture of ZION with the soil.
Are there any issues during long-term storage period?
ZION does not have an expiration date. It should be stored in dry conditions.
Is there any microbiological growth on the substrate or is it sterile?
ZION is sterile according to the method of production. However, it could affect the development of the natural microflora present in the soil. In particular, it promotes the development of nitrifying bacteria in the soil. Long-term storage of unpacked ZION in the wet state can also lead to the development of microflora on it.
What is the pH value of ZION?
The acidity of the substrate ZION is 6.8-7.0. It can be adjusted in the production process in the range of 5.0-8.0. At the same time, it has buffer properties.
What are the requirements for transportation and storage conditions?
Substrates can be transported by any type of transport. Substrates are recommended to be stored in a dark place or using non-light transmitting materials in covered warehouses at a temperature not lower than 0° С and not higher than + 30° С separately from volatile chemical substances. During transportation and long-term storage, ZION can be stored at negative temperatures, but before use it must be brought to a temperature above 0° C.
When can I notice the effect of substrate to plant growth?
The result is supposed to become noticeable after 3-4 weeks after adding the substrate and start of the plant growth.
What percentage of Zion should be used for mixing?
The result is already noticeable when you add Zion in the amount of 2% of the volume of the soil. For optimal effect, we recommend adding from 3 to 10% of the substrate.