Wetting Agents Offer Stick-to-It Effectiveness in the Garden

Ensure plant nutrition stays where you spray it

Wetting agents, surfactants, spreader stickers – what are they? How can a liquid become wetter? Does it spread or does it stick? What does it all mean in simple terms?

These are questions we have been asked for years, especially when we added, “When using a wetting agent to Spray-N-Grow, it must be nonionic” to our label.

Now many gardeners want to know what in the world does nonionic mean. So, here goes!

Many times gardeners using liquid products are troubled when the product rolls right off the leaf surface being sprayed. Waxy-leafed plants are especially frustrating because it appears nothing is penetrating the surface. These are situations that call for a wetting agent like Coco-Wet

coco-wetMany products, regardless of plant type being treated, are more effective if used with one of these products.

Cationic, anionic or nonionic? What does this mean and do you really need to know if you’re not taking a chemistry test? Basically, nonionic is the safest type of wetting agent because it means that the product has no charge or is neutral. It can be mixed with anything, whether the other product is positive (cationic) or negative (anionic).

Coco-Wet was developed specifically for organic minded home gardeners. Coco-Wet is made of coconut oil, is water soluble, nontoxic and is completely biodegradable. Since we introduced Coco-Wet in 1995, many of our customers wouldn’t garden without it.

Coco-Wet improves and promotes wetting, sticking and absorption of any gardening product to which it is added. It simply enhances the effectiveness of any product you spray on your plants.

Coco-Wet is easy to use, inexpensive and when mixed with Spray-N-Grow and Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer, is an important part of The Perfect Blend.

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