Listen to today’s broadcast hosted by Dr. Robin Falkov to learn how you can grow your own vegetables without soil and achieve amazing results!
Included in today’s interview is a discussion about the benefits of Perlite.
Uses of Perlite
Perlite is a mixed glassy silicate of volcanic origin. Its unique internal structure consists of numerous tiny closed air cells surrounded by a large exterior irregular surface. Expanded Perlite is ultra-lightweight, inert, sterile, permanent, incombustible, asbestos- free, non-toxic, rot and vermin proof and has a neutral pH. Its internal closed air-cell structure resists thermal transmission giving Perlite its inherent insulating properties. Its extremely large, open surface area offers benefits in other areas such as horticulture and filtration.
Applications include, but are not limited to:
• Hydroponic growing.
• Soil conditioner and compost aid.
• Propagation media for rooted cuttings and seedling mixes.
• Lightweight planting media for rooftop, balcony and movable planters.
CAUTION: Proper attire is needed when handling Perlite
In no time at all, your backyard garden could look like this!