Kelp is grown completely submerged and in salt water – do you know of other plants that can do that? Kelp contains serious growth hormones! It has high amounts of iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron, as well as vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients, amino acids, Omega 3 fats, etc. Kelp also contains cytokinins (growth hormones responsible for cell division in plants). Kelp, with all its minerals, trace elements, growth hormones, enzymes, and proteins is beneficial at several stages of a plant’s growth – root development, veg growth and bud set. It can be mixed into soil or used as a foliar spray (early in the morning is best), or a meal mixed into the soil. Both methods used together is by far the best method. Kelp liquid in teas is also very important!