Maxicrop Kelp Meal Fertilizer is derived from Ascophyllum nodosum , one of the richest known sources of trace minerals, vitamins and amino acids. This Norwegian kelp meal contains at least 60 Minerals or Elements, 12 Vitamins and 21 Amino Acids. It has been harvested, dried and processed, then blended and ground to a 14 mesh size. Maxicrop Kelp Meal will improve many soil deficiencies when used as a soil conditioner. It can be incorporated into potting soils , seed and transplant beds, as well as composting material to improve the health of outdoor or indoor plants. Kelp meal adds organic matter to your soil and helps the soil retain moisture to encourage healthy root growth. The minerals and amino acids present in kelp meal also stimulate beneficial microorganisms in the soil. Maxicrop Kelp Meal can also be used as a feed-through for animals with specific dietary needs to improve their overall health. Adding a small amount improves the utilization of standard feed mixes. Kelp meal can enhance the flexibility and sheen of the skin and coat in dogs, cats, and horses – a good measure of overall health. Combine kelp meal with food-grade diatomaceous earth (fossil shell flour) in feed for improved nutrition and control of worm parasites. See the usage rates below. Shop All Maxicrop Products here .