Nothing more satisfying than results first hand
After months of reading articles, test results, testimonials and researching topics about organics, compost teas, and other forms of soil amendments I became less intrigued with comments made by other people. I realized that listening to what someone else has done or hearing about the results someone else has gotten using any product is MUCH different than using it for yourself and seeing the results happen in your OWN application. We did a very simple small scale test that ANYONE can do, just to see for ourselves how incredible Dakota products are... and we were not disappointed.
To the left you can see here what we did. We bought two identical packs of Dianthus flower seeds. We planted some from each pack in a flower pot of Dakota Soil and Plant Enhancer, and some in a flower pot of Schultz Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss.
In the flower pot of Dakota Soil and Plant Enhancer, we mixed 2-3 drops of REV into the water bottle for watering throughout this entire test. Both pots were watered at the same time and the same amount as well as kept right next to each other at all times. NO FERTILIZERS were used on either plant. This was just PURE and simple to see the difference in Dakota products versus others that are supposedly in the "same league." It is not recommended to use only SPE when potting, it should be mixed in with potting soil for the best results.
7 Days after planting
Here is a picture taken 7 days after planting these flowers. On the lower left is the REV treated flowers in Dakota SPE, and the upper right is the plain water in Sphagnum Peat Moss. You can see that the Dakota flowers are the first to sprout.
Germination does happen faster and at a higher rate and has been proven in other official university studies involving Dakota REV and SPE. Our small test just reinforces what has already been established.
24 Days after planting
The photo says it all! This is 24 days after planting and our Dakota products make the difference VERY easy to see. Keep in mind that Dakota is not meant to be used ALONE. Dakota REV and Dakota SPE are soil enhancers, which means they increase the effectiveness of fertilizers and other products. To see what Dakota products can do on their very own is encouraging! We have also planted peas, and tomatoes. More pictures to come!