Biodynamic Living Potting Blend | Topsoil | Seed Raising for Fruit, Nut, Veg, Herb, Flower, Native
Suitable for - veg trugs/pods, raised beds, indoor pots, outdoor pots, forestry tubes/seedlings/saplings. If you screen down through a mesh it can be used as seed raising (I use it as is, for seed raising personally)
A blend of clean, fertile river flat topsoil, large doses of wood ash, charcoal and double ground wood mulch that's been sitting in the pile and breaking down for about 2 years. Creating the perfect environment for fungi to colonise and thrive, carbon rich full of base fertility.
Then I ferment it in a Mesophilic compost pile. Fortified with our Morpheus blend, which has a heavy load of phosphorus rich chicken manure. All fully composted and pre-digested by the biology. It's amended and guided with various minerals, lime, paramagnetic palagonite and paramagnetic red volcanic clay to mediate the process - that then is amended further with biological innoculants brewed and cultured here through flowforms and my own fresh horned cow's and guinea fowl manure. Horned cattle still have the full digestive forces they need, hence better biological flora.
Then further modified, quickened and enlivened with BD preps 502-507 and a concentrated form called CPP we make here. Constantly monitored and guided through the process to build both bacterial and fungal diversity, but more so fungal, the type of organisms favoured by perennials and woody crops. Then it's warm fermented to grow the colonies of beneficial organisms into the soil. When you receive it there won't be much white biology due to the disturbance, but leave it for 5 days and the entire bag will light up white with fungi and bacteria ready to mine the soil and feed the plant.
This soil has been made to mimic the way a rich dense rainforest builds fertility and opens up mineral reserves. We NEED topsoil in blends quite simply because you are growing plants from the Earth, that need the soil! All too often I see struggling and diseased plants sitting in these Industrial potting blends. It doesn't matter what the brand is, its all bark and sand! It designed to be constantly fed with soluble fertilisers (chemicals) and every time you water, it washes these, and any other nutrients away because it does not have the humus and soil structure to hold onto anything, hence the frequent watering.
We have created this blend to absolutely bypass all of that. To hold onto every drop of water and nutrient, and store it and be organised & regulated by the microbes. To have deep earthy elements, manures and minerals to give you the best possible, most healthy and vibrant plants that have better aromas, better blooms and colours, more fruit set and larger fruit, deeper medicinal qualities and potencies and are just in general vigorous and healthy. The fertility of these blends is equal to the edge of the forest. Thats really what you need to grow successfully. Good rich, alive soil that you don't need to mollycoddle.
We have just left one ingredient up to you to add, or not to add. And thats perlite - if you are wanting to stretch the soil out and make it much lighter then you can add up to 20% without compromising the systems.