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Dinosaur Dirt for Your Garden?

Dinosaur Dirt for Your Garden?

(ARA)- Believe it or not, you may be able to forget about all those half-full containers of last year's chemical fertilizers sitting in your garage. A new natural product called Rich Earth composed of ancient composted material (dinosaur droppings perhaps?) and prehistoric plant matter that's thousands of years old has arrived on the gardening scene.
Rich Earth is mined in an earth-friendly way just below the surface in a desert near a famous dinosaur park where the remains of dinosaurs have been found. "Rich Earth is the best mineral soil conditioner we've ever seen," as said by national distributor St. Gabriel Laboratories of Orange, Va. "It produces huge, healthy vegetables, fruits and flowers." Officially called 100% Natural Prehistoric Humate, Rich Earth is all organic and meets Oregon's Organic Material Review Institute's (OMRI) standards, for pure ingredients untainted by chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Tested by Virginia's Norfolk Botanical Garden, director of horticulture Mark Weatherington says, "It is a product we can no longer do without." Appalachian Tree Care company says Rich Earth helped us save over 5,000 hemlock trees in the last three years. Whitner Farms in Suffolk, Va., grows larger, sweeter tomatoes than ever before with a small amount of Rich Earth in each row of tomato plants. Vineyards in California hail Rich Earth as a miracle find against Pierce's Disease.
Rich Earth is so nutritious some farmers feed it to livestock to improve health and growth performance. Rich Earth contains humic and fulvic acid along with iron, manganese, copper and zinc. These ingredients appear to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus when added to animal feed. Animals will eat Rich Earth right off the ground. There's something about it they seem to crave.
Dr. J. Senn, retired from the department of horticulture at Clemson University says the ancient ingredients in Rich Earth improve cellular stamina by adding beneficial microorganisms. It also increases the ability of plant membranes to take in water and nutrients. Rich Earth improves germination and absorption and provides produce with longer shelf life and storage time. Senn calls it an organic catalyst that boosts plant growing activities, increases root mass and reduces plant stress.
The most important features of Rich Earth are the fact that it contains 70 plant-derived trace minerals, 45 percent humic acid (regular compost only has between 5 percent and 15 percent humic acid) and the key to what makes Rich Earth so unique is the 14 percent fulvic acid. The fulvic acid is still intact because the humate is located in a desert; nutrients "piggy back" onto the humic acid and get easily absorbed by the plants - even phosphorus that's been tied up in clay.
It takes 1500 pounds of regular compost to equal just one 50-pound bag of Rich Earth in soil conditioning properties alone.
Started in 1985 by cowboys on a vast stretch of desert, it took time to determine that it could be used to grow things; big things! Left by a quirk of nature and undisturbed for millions of years, Rich Earth is said to enhance the landscape wherever it is applied, even in clay.
For more information about Rich Earth, send for a free booklet by calling (800) 801-0061.

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