WHAT IS IT?
Diatomite (Diatomaceous Earth or âDEâ)
is a sedimentary rock primarily composed of the fossilized remains
of unicellular fresh water plants known as
Over the millennia the diatoms have been compressed to
create one of the most effective growing mediums available.
Diatomite consists of approximately 90% silicon dioxide, with the
remainder of its contents being elemental minerals, which are
essential for plant growth. All of these unique factors make
Diatomite the definitive
horticultural grade growing medium.
Diatomite is not created equal. You may be familiar with
diatomaceous earth that is used in filters and as an insect and slug
repellant. These types of products are not suitable for
horticulture because the diatoms are of salt-water origin, leaving
them with a high salinity level that is not suitable for plants.
Diatomite USA's diatomite comes from an Australian deposit of
fresh water origin that is natural, non-toxic, and free of
contaminants, making Diatomite the definitive growing medium.
WHY USE DIATOMITE?
Diatomite is High in Silica, Absorbent, Porous, Long Lasting,
Environmentally Friendly, pH Neutral, Sterilized, Natural and
Reusable, all factors necessary for health plants, while
still being cost effective for the grower.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING
||Silica is essential for healthy plants and
roots. Because diatomite is 90% silica, your plants will
receive a slow release of silica resulting in healthier more
||Diatomite is naturally very porous, and can
hold 150% of its weight in water. The Silica Content,
natural Absorbency, and Porous qualities result in a slow
release of water and nutrients to your plants, contributing
to higher yields and less watering.
Action & Lateral Movement
||The porosity of the Diatomite contributes to
its ability to draw water, while moving water and nutrients
laterally throughout the medium, making Diatomite ideal for
||Diatomite is multifaceted and varies in
size. Because each rock is unique in shape it does not
compact while in the pot. This leaves pockets, allowing air
to penetrate and circulate to the root zone.
Non-Toxic, pH Neutral
||When Diatomite is mined it is heat treated
to over 600 degrees Celsius, making it completely sterile
and safe for all of your planting needs. Whether you are
using 100% diatomite or you are adding it to a mix of your
soil it will not contribute to changes in pH.
||Diatomite is a fossil, making it natural,
safe and an Environmentally conscience alternative. We have
visited the mine in Australia, and we are confident that the
practices used to mine our product are safe and in
accordance with Australian environmental guidelines.
|Diatomite is inert and will not break down
or decompose like other growing mediums. It is Natural and
completely reusable. When dry, diatomite is extremely
lightweight, making it ideal for plant shipping purposes.
Because it is Reusable and Long Lasting it is economical and
cost effective for long term use.
We have four sizes available for all of
your growing needs
(Click to View Sizes)
For more specific product information, please contact us.)
WHO WE ARE?
DiatomiteUSA is family owned and operated business based in a
suburb of Buffalo, New York on the shores of Lake Erie. Our goal
is to provide all growers, a superior quality product, while
maintaining excellent service and competitive pricing to all
markets in the USA and Canada. While our online sales are geared
to smaller quantities, we are capable of meeting and exceeding
your quantity and service requirements. Wholesale prices are
available upon request. Give us a call, fax, email, or drop by the
farm, and we will be more than happy to discuss your needs.
Thank you for taking a look at our website, and we look forward to
hearing from you.
& Michael DiDomenico
(Father & Son)