Posts published on July 2012

Product Spotlight: Mad Farmer Silica Shield


Soluble Silica – The Key To Success In The Garden    

Silica is an amazing supplement that works wonders in both indoor and outdoor gardens. It is compatible in both soil and hydro gardens. With the simple addition of silica into your regular nutrient regime, your garden will experience a diverse array of benefits.

Silica is a very vital but an often over looked component to complete plant health. Silica helps to build and strengthen cells walls of plants, creating strong sturdy stalks and branches that can support the weight of dense, ripe fruits. The addition of silica will also increase the thickness of leaf structure, creating strong leathery leaves that are harder for insects to bite through.

Silica is also great for increasing resistance to environmental stress. This is exceptionally important for outdoor growers that face adverse conditions such as extreme levels of heat or cold, drought, wind, fungi or bug problems. Using soluble silica as a foliar spray creates a protective “shield” that is effective in warding off fungal diseases and sucking insects such as aphids. The use of silica in general will create a healthy plant immune system that can tolerate a harsh environment much easier than those without silica.

Silica Shield by Mad Farmer is an exceptional silica product. At 8% silicon dioxide, Mad Farmer’s Silica Shield ranks among one of the most highly concentrated silica products available on the market. With 3% soluble potash, it is also providing potassium to plants. It can be used as either a foliar spray or as a feed. It is formulated in the USA using the finest quality ingredients available.


Mad Farmer’s Silica Shield provides plants with additional levels of silicon and potash. Silicon helps promote cell division, which strengthens plant tissue by fortifying the cell walls. This increases the rigidity of stems and stalks, which allow the plants to bear more weight and support dense, heavy fruit.  Additionally, silicon helps to increase tolerance to adverse environmental stresses such as insect and fungi damage, drought, and extreme temperatures. Silica Shield is compatible with all nutrients and mediums and is proudly made in the U.S.A.

Ingredients Explained:

Potassium Silicate – A soluble liquid supplement that provides potassium and silicon that benefit plants in many ways.

Directions For Use:

1.    Shake well before using.
2.    For best result use with every watering.
3.    May be used as a foliar feed or added to the nutrient mix for application.
4.    May increase the pH of the nutrient solution. Use Mad Farmer Get Down to lower pH levels.

Available Sizes:

•    1 Quart
•    1 Gallon
•    2.5 Gallon
•    6 Gallon

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