Eleanor's VF-11 Plant Food was developed by a renowned German botanist & chemist, who spent years perfecting the formula that we bottle today. He understood the biological and chemical mechanisms, by which, organisms absorb all vital nutrients. With this understanding, he was able to formulate a ground breaking plant food that, to this day, is unrivaled. By providing key elements for facilitated absorption, while simultaneously, minimizing ion antagonism, Eleanor's VF-11 works in concert with nature.
All of our products utilize this formula; providing the necessary macro and microminerals for long-term, sustainable growth. Our mission is to return our soil back to its roots.
In a class
of its own
Other plant foods and fertilizers, organic or not, have high concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. They saturate and overwhelm the soil with these elements, hoping some will be absorbed by the housed plants. This oversupply of NPK results in two detrimental outcomes:
- 1. Large quantities of these elements leech into
our groundwater polluting our water system.
- 2. Buildup of these elements in the soil becomes
toxic and leaves the soil inhospitable for plant
life over time, unless major soil amendments
VF-11 is uniquely formulated to assist plants in maximizing absorption of the nutrients required for healthy, long-term growth. By combining precise amounts of ions that facilitate uptake, and limiting interfering ions, Eleanor's VF-11 does NOT need to oversaturate the soil with nitrogen, phosphorous or potassium. This leaves the soil pH balanced and capable of supporting plant life for generations. More importantly, it does NOT pollute our water system.
50% of pollution in our water system comes from urban runoff?
What you use in your yard matters. We all contribute to pollution everyday. Do what you can to limit your footprint on our water source.
Plants actually have a greater rate of uptake of specific ions (nutrients) from more dilute solutions?
More is not better. Understanding how plants absorb and utilize nutrients allows Eleanor's VF-11 to work in concert with nature, not against it.
Organic plant foods are typically high in NPK?
Just because something is labeled organic does NOT mean it is good for the environment. Organic products may be derived from natural sources, but when nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are applied in high concentrations they leech into our water system and accumulate in the soil.
What is the difference between the nutrients organic products supply versus VF-11's nutrients?
Plants can only uptake certain forms of nutrients. For example nitrogen is absorbed as either NO3- or NH4+. However, all plants prefer to uptake NO3-, and will only absorb NH4+ when NO3- is not present. VF-11 supplies nitrogen in NO3- form, thus it can be absorbed immediately. Organic products supply nitrogen from sources, such as bat guano. This means the nitrogen is not yet usable by the plant. The bat guano has to be broken down to eventually become a usable form; typically NO3-, which is the exact same form VF-11 supplies immediately.
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