What exactly is super soil? Super soil is a blend of many different amendments that will feed your plants from seed to harvest. This blend will give your plants all of the essential nutrients they need to lead happy lives and keep them from having any deficiencies.
In this blog I will give you a great recipe and explain what each amendment does for your soil.
- 8 x 1.5 cu.ft. bags of organic soil (Roots Organic or Ocean forest works the best)
- 30 lb bag of Wiggle Worm Castings
- 5 lbs of Steamed Bone Meal
- 5 lbs of High Phosphorus Bat Guano
- 5 lbs of Blood Meal
- 3 lbs of Soft Rock Phosphate
- 3/4 Cup of Epson Salts
- 1/2 Cup of Dolomitic Lime
- 1/2 Cup of Azomite
- 3/4 Cup of Nature’s Nog Granular
Lay out a large tarp for mixing. A 10’ x 10’ works great.
Start by tearing open two bags of your soil and making a pile in the middle of the tarp. Then add a layer of amendments followed by a layer of soil until you are out of soil and amendments.
Now mix all the soil and amendments together until everything is even in your mix. This may take 20 to 30 minutes but is needed for a proper breakdown of your fertilizers.
After everything is mixed, shovel your soil into trashcans, and water each trashcan with non-chlorinated water. Let the mix sit in the sun for 60 to 90 days to break down the fertilizer to make it available to your plants.
Fill your containers with 40% to 50% of the Super Soil and the rest with regular organic soil. Just add water and watch your plants thrive, whether you are growing indoors or out.
Starting with the organic soils is the main key to this recipe because they will contain some beneficial fungi and bacteria, and some organic amendments. Adding the worm casting helps to give a small amount of nitrogen and a great amount of beneficial bacteria. These bacteria help your plants break down and take up the nutrients you are feeding them.
The steamed bone meal adds calcium (which prevents blossom end rot) and some plant-available phosphorus. The High Phosphorus Bat Guano will provide an additional boost of plant-available phosphorus, which helps to promote vigorous root growth and promote healthy fruit and flower production. Blood meal is a fast-release source of nitrogen, used to promote luscious green growth.
Soft Rock Phosphate is used promote fast, healthy growth in your plants. Epsom salts are used as a magnesium source, which also helps to prevent blossom end rot. Dolomitic lime is used to help raise and balance the pH in your soil. Azomite is used for all of your trace minerals your plants need to thrive. They include everything from Copper, Cobalt, Iodine, Manganese, to Molybdenum and Zinc.
And last but not least is the Nature’s Nog. This amendment consists of Humic acids and kelp. Humic acids work by transporting nutrients from the soil to the plant. Kelp contains B vitamins and really helps your plant with any type of stress that it will incur. Whether it be transplant plant shock, heat, or even the environment.
I hope this break down of these amendments will help to better understand why they are important in your soils and what they actually do for your plants.