Survival Gardening–I Wish I May, I Wish Azomite

A book called Bread from Stones explains the benefits of using rock dust to fertilize soil. Azomite is rock dust for this purpose.

Why mention this in winter, when this is being written? Because, if you get some now, you’ll have it ready for use in the spring. You can use it on houseplants to test it out. Experiment outdoors. Apply Azomite to a patch of soil or place it around shrubs and let winter snows and rains leach it into the soil.

You’re probably asking, “What is this stuff anyway?” Would you believe it’s a certain kind of rock from Utah that’s been ground to powder? It’s packed with 67 major and trace minerals. Nothing has been added, so it’s natural and organic. The minerals in Azomite are necessary for optimal metabolism in living things. Because they’re ground to dust, the minerals are small enough to pass through cell walls of organisms, such as your plants, indoors and outdoors..

Azomite not only helps correct mineral deficiencies, but makes your soil a friendlier place for beneficial microbes, and that’s important for healthy plants. As a result, it helps add nutritional value to your plants in the garden. It means not needing to add chemicals when you use it on your lawn.

Azomite is odorless and won’t restrict aeration or water penetration. Furthermore, since plants and animals need similar minerals and trace elements, Azomite has been approved for use in livestock production.

It’s also safe and economical. I’ve used it on my plants and will continue to do so. There’s certainly nothing harmful about it. It’s definitely environmentally friendly and organic.

When you search for Azomite on Amazon, you’ll discover it comes in various quantities. Try a one pound box before moving up to a larger amount.

You can also find a similar product called Glacial Rock Dust from It’s in the Composting category.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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