THE BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA IN THE ORGANIC GARDEN

November 18, 2016 5:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Aloe Vera is a nutrient accumulator and works well when foliar sprayed onto plant leaves just before sunlight.  Nutrient accumulators are great sources for the full panorama of elements that your plants need. It contains a plethora of amino acids (Isoleucine, Lysine, Glutamine, to name a few) along with enzymes (Amylase, Catalase, Cellulase) as well as micro nutrients (Vitamins A, C, E, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12) along with choline, calcium, magnesium, zinc and more.  But that’s not all!  Aloe vera also has lignins and polysaccharides including Galactose and Xylose.

Aloe Vera has two very important compounds for overall health growth, saponins and salycilic acid.  Saponins are typically promoted as wetting agents or surfactant, but their role is far more complex than that.  Their roles relate to triggering plants in different systems, most specifically the system acquired resistance (SAR) and hormone acquired resistance (HAR).

I recommend foliar spraying your plants with Aloe Vera 3 times per week.

Aloe Vera Foliar Spray Instructions

  1. Fresh aloe is best. Try to cut a filet off the plant and scrape the Aloe Vera gel on the inside.  You can also use 200x aloe powder.
  1. Mix two teaspoons of fresh aloe gel to 1 gallon of water and spray within 15 minutes of cutting the plant.

*Important:  Aloe Vera gel will ferment within 20 minutes after 20 minutes of exposure to air.

Organic Clone Rooting Instructions

  1. Mix one gallon of water with 1oz Ful-Power
  2. Mix two ounces of fresh aloe or powdered mix (right before you soak)
  3. Mix one teaspoon Potassium Silicate.
  • Immediately dip fresh cuttings in this solution. Soak in rapid rooters for 10 minutes or other rooting media, place cutting in media. Spray with Aloe Vera foliar solution until rooted and clone in propagation chamber as normal.

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