SuperSoil is the result of Hot Composting a number of components such that the end product contains everything your plants need to thrive.
The SuperSoil Kit will produce 100-150L of premium SuperSoil based on the popular SubCool recipe. SuperSoil is ideal for lining the bottom half (½) of a pot, allowing you to use regular potting mix for the remaining pot volume.
The idea behind SuperSoil is that in mimicking the richness and diversity of a well-established rhizosphere, you should never have to adjust the pH or deal with nutrient imbalances.
WARNING: If you come across SuperSoil that claims to be finished in 30 days, watch out! The Thermophilic process will only begin to wrap up at the 30-day mark. Proteins, fats, cellulose and lignin, will not completely break down at this stage. If the volume of partially cooked SuperSoil is not large enough, the composting process will halt until it reaches a critical mass again. As such, do not purchase SuperSoil that has not been completely cooked, or you will be purchasing an incomplete product!
The Kit includes every amendment that goes into our SuperSoil; You'll receive:
You can take a few approaches when cooking your SuperSoil, but the most widely accepted as the best is outlined below.
You will also need:
(Troubleshooting tips are below)
Note: It is imperative that you regularly turn your compost pile so as to avoid it becoming anaerobic.
|Pile is wet and smells like a mixture of rancid butter, vinegar and rotten eggs
|Not enough air
or Too much Nitrogen
|Mix in straw, sawdust or wood chips
or Too wet
|Turn pile and add straw, sawdust or wood chips; provide drainage.
|Pile does not heat up
|Pile is too spread out or small
|Make pile larger or provide insulation
or Pile is too dry
|Add water while turning the pile
|Pile is damp and sweet smelling but will not heat up
|Not enough Nitrogen
|Mix in grass clippings, or the provided Alfalfa Meal
|Pile is attracting animals
|Meat or other animal products are in the pile
|Keep meat and other animal products out of the pile! Enclose pile in ¼-inch hardware cloth
or Fruit/Vegetable scraps are not well covered
|Cover all Fruit/Vegetables that may be in the compost pile with brown materials such as leaves, wood chips or finished compost.
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