BioDynamically prepared compost.
Fully composted at over 140 °
When used with The Bomb potting soil, simply add a half inch to the top of your soil when you are ready to feed your plants to provide a perfect time release feeding every time you water without the hassle of mixing liquid nutrients.
Dynamic Dressing can also be mixed with soil for all plants at approximately 10% rate. Only a 5% increase in organic material quadruples a soil’s water holding capacity. Dynamic Dressings higher nitrogen/lower phosphorus composition is perfect for cultivating friendly myccorhyzal fungi.
Our compost uses preparations from the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Bio-Dynamics. First we use the Pfeiffer Compost Starter to create a culture. This culture is then diluted and mixed in to the pile. Then the following preparations are placed in specific places on the pile:
If you don’t know about biodynamics, you can learn more here.
In addition to the biodynamic preps that are inserted into the pile we inoculate with beneficial nematode Stiener Nema F. as well as the Stratiolalapse S beneficial. These great micro-arthropods will patrol your soil looking for pest insects to devour and provide the crucial final layer of the soil food web delivering the organic nutrients to your plants.
Using compost as mulch, in the soil or as potting media is beneficial in many ways. Compost contains a full spectrum of essential plant nutrients. You can test the nutrient levels in your compost and soil to find out what other supplements it may need for specific plants.
Compost helps bind clusters of soil particles, called aggregates, which provide good soil structure. Such soil is full of tiny air channels & pores that hold air, moisture and nutrients.
Compost brings and feeds diverse life in the soil. These bacteria, fungi, insects, worms and more support healthy plant growth.
Healthy soil is an important factor in protecting our waters. Compost increases soil’s ability to retain water & decreases runoff. Runoff pollutes water by carrying soil, fertilizers and pesticides to nearby streams.