What is Activated Compost? First of all the compost is carefully monitored during the composting process to keep it aerobic and moist during the breakdown process. As it begins and continues to heat up, thermophilic microbes convert organic materials into stable organic matter. Once the thermophilic process has completed and the compost goes into it's cooler mesophilic stage, we add biologic brew to the mix, which has microbes from many different sources such as locally obtained indiginous forest, fungi, and vermicast microbes which are cultured and increased exponentially in a process we manage. The reason for adding the brew to the maturing compost is for these helpful microbes to all be present in the compost, we are not leaving it to chance. Our plants need all the microbes, fungi, soil dwelling inhabitants of all kinds to populate the spaces where roots grow. These all need oxygen and stable organic matter to live. Our compost is made with the end result of providing material infused with the desired synergistic community of organisms ready to get to work in your plantings.
It is recommended to use up to 50% compost mixed with your soil or old potting soil mix. This will renew old potting soil and boost up the organic content of soil.
Activated Compost - 1 cu. ft.
Garden soil: Add up to 50% compost with soil, blend and plant into mixture.
Renew potting soil: Mix 50% with potting soil, put back into pot and plant.
Watering with compost tea: Add 1-2 Tablespoons to your water and allow to soak for 1-3 hours before watering houseplants or potted plants.
Make a grow bag: Open up one bag of Mother Dirt Activated Compost. Roll the top down and take three potatoes, one at a time pushing them half way down into the compost. Water as you would any other potted plant. Potatoes will grow upward and continue to grow until harvest time. At that time, empty out the bag and harvest your crop!