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Clay Uses - Horticultural Uses

Calcium Bentonite Clay is as good for the earth as it is for itís inhabitants!  According to Michel Abehsera, author of The Healing Clay, this incredible clay can replace all chemical fertilizers and can be used in the form of packs, daubings, cements, powders, etc.  Remember, Calcium Bentonite Clay is pure and natural, and good for the earth, unlike chemical fertilizers and pesticides which are killing our planet.  Clay is the best pack for tree wounds.  When transplanting or replanting, soak the roots of small plants in a clay bath and daub the roots of trees, bushes and big plants.  In acidic ground, recognized by the presence of daisies, moss or buttercups, clay can be added to improve the balance of the soil.  When the soil is rather light (too sandy) spread the clay over the soil.  Added to organic debris, clay increases the production of humus and also the amount of carbon fixation in the soil.  

When tree trimming, apply wet hydrated clay to the end of cut branches and allow it to dry.  This keeps insects and bacteria from entering the tree or shrub.  When re-potting or planting, soak roots in a mixture of clay water 1 part clay to 15 part of water.  Pour the remaining water over plant.   As a natural spray, make a mix of clay water in a 15 to 1 ratio and use to prevent mildew on plants.

Soil Mixes:  Sand and clay mixes, without anything else added, should be avoided in the garden. The results can be a mixture that has the temperament of concrete. Sand and clay with humus and possibly some animal droppings, in the right proportions, is the ideal garden soil.

Soil Mixes with Bentonite Clay:

This Mix Is Good For:

Nitrogen Rich

  • Clay: 1 bucket
  • Sand: 1 bucket
  • Humus: 1 bucket
  • Droppings: 1 bucket


  • Broccoli (side dress with bone meal at planting)
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Squash
  • Sunflower
  • Watermelon

Medium Mix

  • Clay: 2 buckets
  • Sand: 2 buckets
  • Humus: 3 buckets
  • Droppings: 1 bucket


  • Beans (not too much potash, potassium, or alkaline soil)
  • Beets
  • Brussel Sprouts (likes potash, potassium, magnesium)
  • Musk Melon
  • Pumpkin
  • Tomato (side dress with bone meal at planting)

Loose Mix

  • Clay: 1 bucket
  • Sand: 1 bucket
  • Humus: 3 buckets
  • Droppings: None


  • Carrot
  • Chard
  • Lettuce (likes slightly alkaline soils)
  • Onion (likes potassium, and phosphorus)
  • Pepper (likes magnesium)
  • Potato ( likes potash, potassium)
  • Radish (likes potash, potassium, alkaline soil)
  • Watermelon


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