Sparetime Supply Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral derived from fossilized microscopic algae called diatoms. This specific type is agricultural grade and is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Diatomite is used as an insecticide, due to its abrasive and physico-sorptive properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects' exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate. Arthropods die as a result of the water pressure deficiency. This also works against gastropods and is commonly employed in gardening to defeat slugs
This product will also help improve the retention of moister in growing media allowing for more efficient use of fertilizers & nutrients.
Directions for Use
Potted Plants: When planting, mix 1 tablespoon to 2 cups of potting soil
Vegetable or Flower Gardens: Use 1/2 pound per 10 square feet and mix into the top 2-4 inches of soil.
Farms or Orchards: Apply 1-4 tons per acre.
Ingredients: Diatomaceous Earth.