Charlie MV wrote: I'm sold on it and pretty much use it throughout the garden. It's too expensive to broadcast but very affordable to scratch it in along the rows.
Good to hear that you're "sold on it"! So I didn't waste my $$.
And you betcha! it's "too expensive to broadcast." I can't imagine 500 lb/acre, much less the other amounts they toss around on their website.
Let's see...2 gallons for 60 row-feet of plants...equals 1 gallon for 30 row-feet. But now I'll need the density of the Azomite.
Back in a minute.
Got it. 48 lb/cubic foot.
And there are 7.48 gallons per cubic foot (or, looking at it the other way, 1 cubic foot per 7.48 gallons).
1 gal/30 row-feet x 1 ft^3/7.48 gal x 48 lb/ft^3 = approx. 0.2 lb/row-foot, or 3.2 oz/row-foot.
How
wide an area in each row of the pink-eyed peas received the Azomite?
Believe me: this calculation is yet one more reason why the US needs to adopt the metric system: g (or kg) per cm (or m) of row; compare to the g (or kg) of product I have, and move a decimal point. Which is why 4th- and 5th-graders in the rest of the world can do volume/capacity calculations, and 8th-graders in this country are still struggling with it and THEN have to learn the metric system in math/science class so they can "do" the class and THEN get turned off to math/science. (Sorry, personal soap box.)
I've taught this stuff, and kids never "get" why they need to understand unit conversions. "We'll never use this!"
But of course, we just did!