Soil Amendments in the Garden: The Benefits of Silica to Soybeans

The health and economic rewards of sustainable home gardening are numerous, and as more of the population begins to partake, soybeans are becoming an increasingly abundant crop.

Soybean gardeners, much like gardeners of other fruits and vegetables, are typically conscious of the fact that using chemical-laden products, like fertilizers and pesticides, takes a heavy toll on the health of the earth along with the humans who consume their crops.

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This awareness has become a problem, however, as gardeners who opt to be eco-friendly often run into insurmountable issues with their plants. Soybean gardeners are prone to experiencing problems such as cyst nematodes, root rot, and the dreaded soybean rust. These common conditions have resulted in some gardeners abandoning their efforts all together after losing faith in their current organic soil amendment regimens. Why bother to grow naturally when nature seems to be resisting?

Just as the old adage goes, the best defense is a great offense. By nipping the problem in the bud before it ever begins, gardeners are able to enjoy the fruits of their labor once again. Strong plants are far less likely to succumb to possible problems and diseases, and the few plants that do develop these problems can often be saved.

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Luckily for today’s gardeners, nature has provided its own natural solution - silica.

Now, you may be asking yourself – What is silica? Silica is an organic substance that strengthens plant cell walls. It also naturally protects plants from environmental stress, fungal disease, and pathogens. Natural silica is also known to allow plants to better absorb essential nutrients, microbes, and water so that they are able to endure drought-related stress, tolerate extreme heat and cold, and fight off disease. Silica even improves photosynthesis, thus promoting the growth of broader leaves along with stronger roots and stalks.

Silica can be found in various forms from a number of different sources. The ultimate source of Silica for gardeners, however, is RecycleSil – a 99.9% biogenic, amorphous Silica. RecycleSil is pure, natural, and neutral – making it one of the best options when it comes to silica for plants. Our product is made from discarded rice hulls, a renewable and sustainable resource that would otherwise be a waste product. RecycleSil also has a neutral pH, contains no heavy metals and is highly porous and soluble. We’ve even been recognized by the EPA for our eco-friendly production method.

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Whether you’re a hobbyist gardener, a life-long farmer, or somewhere in between, we are committed to helping you with all of your sustainable gardening needs. We are dedicated to doing our part to save the planet by encouraging the growth of strong, healthy plants. We’d love to grow with you - meeting your needs when it comes to providing all-natural solutions to the problems that often arise when growing soybeans or anything else you may be growing.