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Azomite (any feedback?)

Danville, IN

I just heard about Azomite, a mineral supplement that is supposed to be really amazing. Here's the website:

Anyone have experience with it? Perhaps there's already a thread started about it?

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

I have just started to use Azomite on my tomatoes transplants outside and they are growing really fantastic.
Lots of green growths.
But it maybe too early to judge.
So far so good.

The tomatoes in the pictures are about 2' tall and wide. They were transplanted out 20 days ago and they were only 6" tall. The plants also have started to bloom.

Could it be a coincidence or just luck!

(By the way is really hard to see in this picture the beautiful healthy color of the plants)

This message was edited Mar 11, 2011 7:10 PM

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silver spring, MD(Zone 7a)

I'm trying to find a supplier near me here in Maryland. Its to heavy to ship, the postage is going to cost more than the bag itself.

Alexandria, IN(Zone 6a)

yehudith, There is a dealer in Rockville.

I have a quantity to apply soon when the weather warms up more.

Danville, IN

Indy and yehudith: What is your experience with Azomite, or is this your first time using it?

Carrollton, TX(Zone 8a)

Did you apply the Amozite as a top dressing around your tomato plants or did you put it in the hole before you put the transplant in it, or some other method?

Carrollton, TX(Zone 8a)

And how much do you use for each tomato plant?

silver spring, MD(Zone 7a)

I haven't used it yet, but I've heard good things about it so I want to give it a try. I've also heard very good things about using rock dust. We have a quarry close by in Va. and alot of granit suppliers within a few minutes of my house so I'm going to get some and try it. I just got my order of kelp and fish fertilizer, and crab shells and kelp meal so I want to put them on the garden today as well as planting my peas, just finished the leek seedlings. I found a place here where I can get alfalpha and dried molassas. 50lb bags/$14. I'm ecstatic. Well, back to digging out the forsythia hedge/going to be asparagas and vining veggie bed.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

I have sprinkled a little bit of Azomite on the hole before transplanting my tomatoes.

Alexandria, IN(Zone 6a)

This is my first time applying it. I applied it around the fruit trees this winter so I have no results to report yet. I plan to apply it in the gardens in the rows and work in a bit to get in down where the roots are....which is likely important.

silver spring, MD(Zone 7a)


Where in Rockville, do you know?

I want to grow all our own, so anything that will boost production that's organic I'm in for.

I'm so glad we started to dig out the forsythia hedge, especially the one around the deck. Some of the wood (the forsythia) had been invaded by termites! This whole neighbourhood has a massive problem with termites. Our exterminator says its because of all the trees and that they are too close to the houses and over grown so the termites use their roots to gain access to the houses. I can believe it, everywhere we had that dratted tree in the front yard touching the house and the garage is where they found the termites. After they sent us the documentation from their office I had my husband read it and let me tell you, after 1.5 years of begging him to help me get the things out he grabbed the chain saw. Good thing because as I said all of the dead wood in the bushes had been invaded by the termites. The fools that owned the house before us had planted them right under the deck so we had to crawl under to get to the roots. Still got 4 or 5 under the deck to go, then well go for the ones along the side of the house. That's going to be a nightmare because they planted the forsythia infront of a yew hedge planted right up against the house that's tangled up with a wisteria. Oh joy! Well, atleast I'm getting in my aerobic exercise and plenty of vitamin D.

Danville, IN

I've had a hard time finding a local source for Azomite, but my local co-op can get Redmond Conditioner. Has anyone used this product? It's loaded with trace minerals.

Here's the website: (It's listed after the mineral salts, at the bottom)

Alexandria, IN(Zone 6a)

Below is a listing by state for Azomite dealers.

Danville, IN

Thanks, Indy.

Looks like there're sources in West Lafayette and Bloomington (closer to me). Looking at the analysis for Azomite and Redmond Conditioner, they are very similar in most mineral PPM. My local feed co-op can get Redmond, and I'll have to drive to Bloomington to get the Azomite, but I might just try both to see if one is better. There sure are rave reviews for both!

Lebanon, OH(Zone 6a)

Northern Kentucky Worms Way has Azomite in stock in powder form


Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Supposed to be pretty good stuff though I've never used it. So doe's anyone have a verdict?

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

This is the second year I am using Azomite.

Brandon, FL(Zone 9b)

I used Azomite last year also and had great success. Especially with pepper plants and plants that just looked sickly, it seemed like it was the missing link of minerals or something. I can't explain what it did but I'm using it again this year.

Hutto, TX

I used Azomite for the first time this year. I added quite a bit to the bed along with compost, green sand, alfalfa pellets, and tomato tone. Then at plant out I also put a couple of tbsp's in the hole along with tomato tone, epsom salt, and mycorrhiza. I must say my tomato's really look good, I mean really good. I have been picking Stupice maters for about a week now, and last night I picked 6 Indian Stripe, one Cherokee purple, and one Big Beef. For sure I will use again. I am impressed.

First picture taken on March 6th

Second Picture taken on April 28.........three months makes a big difference!!

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Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Dean, for me the jury is still out. Too soon to deliver a verdict. My experiment was to add Azomite to one raised bed and not the other. I can see a subtle difference in the height of the plants between the beds, the bed on the left as you look at the picture, got the Azomite. But they are not the same plants in both beds. The left bed is Black Plum and the right bed is San Marzano. A true experiment, to better prove results, would have exact factors. Black Plums may simply grow taller than San Marzano's. The pH pings at 7 in both beds.

I sprinkled Azomite in all the beds, everyone is happy and I should have an abudnant harvest soon.

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Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Sounds good everybody. I may have to look around to find a bag locally.

Thanks Mary!

Hutto, TX can purchase at Third Coast Horticulture in Austin. It's on Burnet Road, and Greenlawn Pkwy.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

mi gusto! It certainly can't hurt!!

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks, never heard of Third Coast Horticulture I'll check into it.

Hutto, TX to shawn the owner....he is a dirt guru

Central Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Okay, thanks hornstrider, I really want to check that place out now.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

O no Horn, here we go again...LOL

Madison, AL(Zone 7b)

I had a soil test done which included microminerals and my soil was completely lacking many micro minerals, which is not unusual for this area. I purchased a bag to dust my edible growing zones this winter. I wasn't having any trouble with productivity before, but we'll see how it goes.

I wouldn't go overboard on it -- it does contain microminerals which are toxic, like lead.

silver spring, MD(Zone 7a)

for anyone looking for azomite and can't find it I just ordered from Amazon. It was a reasonable price and because I have a prime membership the shipping is free. They also have a lot of other great supliments that can be ordered with a prime membship. I'm building my stocks now so I can get going early in the spring.


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