Ikon Earth and Black Country Rock package designs

Ikon Earth and Black Country Rock brand potting soils, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England, 2003

 

IKON EARTH
Synthetic potting soil (United States Patent No. 6,488,732)
flexible inks on polyethylene, ziplok closure
6 liters by volume, actual weight may vary

IKON EARTH is a complete, nutrient rich, pH-balanced growth medium made from 99.85% postconsumer data. Engineered as a patented chemical formula, The soil contains optimum amounts of all the nutrients your garden and potted plants need to thrive. Nitrogen for robust growth. Potassium for water uptake. Phosphorus for bountiful fruiting and flowering. Calcium for root development. Magnesium for photosynthesis. Sulfur for promoting new growth. A high cation exchange rate for maximum absorption of nutrients. All released in the slow, organic way plants like best, without the use of synthetic polymers or nutrient-retardants. The soil can be used straight or can be mixed with topsoil, vermiculite, sand, or sphagnum moss to create the desired degree of friability. For best results, use your hands.

IKON EARTH is a work of art and may be harmful to some plants. Like all viable growth media, IKON EARTH contains naturally occurring bacteria that fight pathogens and cycle nutrients to plant roots. Persons with sensitive immune systems should consult their physician before handling IKON EARTH.

 

IKON EARTH Chemical Analysis

pH 6.0 – 7.0
Cation Exchange 2.5 – 3.5mmho/cm
Nitrogen 100 – 199 ppm
Phosphorus 20 – 150 ppm
Potassium 100 – 250 ppm
Calcium 40 – 225 ppm
Magnesium 15 – 150 ppm
Sulfur 20 – 100 ppm
Boron 0.25 – 2.25 ppm
Iron 15 – 40 ppm
Manganese 5 – 30 ppm
Zinc 5 – 30 ppm
Copper 2 – 30 ppm

 

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