HuMate liquid humus is like concentrated compost in a bottle. Humic acid is a basic product for natural gardening enthusiasts who want to build the quality and structure of the soil without chemical fertilizers. Our humus comes from deep below the ground’s surface, where plant matter has been "composted" for hundreds or thousands of years. HuMate liquid humus helps the natural plant-to soil relationships, increases fertilizer uptake, and chelates trace minerals. It is a key product for high-production soils, and contains most of the biological compounds synthesized by plants and organisms. It also supplies essential humic material for improved soil structure formation. Benefits include: Improves moisture retention Enhances nitrogen and nutrient release Provides micro and macro nutrients Improves the soil's physical properties Holds exchangeable plant nutrients APPLICATION RATES TREES: When planting, mix 2 tablespoons per gallon of water. Place root ball in hole and pour on solution. Replace soil, apply solution again, and water thoroughly. Use 2 tablespoons HuMate per 1 inch diameter of tree, mix with water, thoroughly soak root area. SEEDS: Soak planting seeds in 1 tablespoon per gallon of water or until seed skin is penetrated, plant immediately. VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS: Mix 3 tablespoons per gallon of water. Pour around plants and water into soil. Repeat every 3-4 weeks during growing season. INDOOR PLANTS: Use 1 tablespoon per quart of water. Apply to soil each month. LAWNS: Use 1 pint per 1000 square feet. Apply with water to soak into soil.