A rich, living soil mix made from raw ingredients of the highest quality. This soil blend can produce multiple and nutritious harvests with only water for all annual, fast growing vegetables and herbs.
Our soil mix is very unique for Australia and is based on proven recipes which have been contributed to by many of the finest gardeners in the organic, no-till growing scene in the USA. It is based on a combination of recipes shared by Clackamas Cootz and Mountain Organics while using mostly local, Australian ingredients. All ingredients have been chosen for quality and minimal processing to ensure secondary plant metabolites and beneficial plant growth promoting hormones, pest resisting compounds and a balance of macro and micro nutrients are preserved in their natural form and present in abundance. Our soil is teaming with a healthy microbial population, ready to break down nutrients to deliver to your plant. This style of organic growing fosters and encourages the soil food web to produce the healthiest and most nutrient dense plants you have ever seen!
The humus component of a real living soil is the most important factor as it contains all biology required to solubilise nutrients for plant availability. The key purpose of compost in organic soil is for the life that it contains. Compost creates ideal, aerobic soil structure. Bacteria make glues that hold microscopic soil particles together to form aggregates. Fungal hyphae then hold these aggregates together that in turn create larger particles and pathways for plenty of oxygen and water to penetrate soil and promote soil life. These microbes naturally adjust the pH as needed by the plant, right in the rootzone. This natural process builds a healthy, aerobic environment which is essential to fostering a productive soil food web. High quality compost increases water holding capacity and eliminates the need for chemical fertiliser input. Humus chelates minerals through a natural abundance of humic and fulvic substances. It contains positive and negatively charged ions that attract and hold on to nutrients and minerals, eliminating any nutrient leeching that would occur in soil devoid of humus.
We use Ylad Humus Compost and Circular Foods worm castings to ensure the widest spectrum of humic substances and microbes are present in abundance. This is the driving force of Living Soil blends and is what makes multiple bountiful harvests possible in single containers as small as 50L!
Ingredients: Canadian sphagnum peat moss, certified organic Big Bio worm castings, certified organic compost, lava rock, basalt rock dust, ground malted barley, gypsum, ag lime, acadian kelp meal, neem cake