Easy as organics

Donothing-garden

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Soil is cooking folks... Insane levels of biology in these latest batches. Since I last updated the community I've gone to a lot of effort to source the best compost and castings available... By far in Victoria. Castings are made in clean, controlled raised bins in aged regenerative horse manure (not race horse) and aged used nursery cocopeat. They are fed a diet of coffee grounds... Super clean, beautiful product, the most fungi I've ever found in a vermicast sample to date. Compost is made exclusively from woodchips, grapemark, seaweed, lake grass and horse manure... And is at least 8 months old, completely mesophilic by the time it is used in our soil. We have a real nice mechanical mixing process now that allows all nutritional amendments to be really nicely homogeneous through peat and ultimately throughout the medium. I'd like to think y'all can grow some beautiful plants in this living soil.
 

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Old fox

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This soil sounds good. Interested what's the issue with horse race poo in compost? I source horse poo (free) from local racetrack. Top dress with it (1000 litres) on my outdoor garden in winter. And use it for my annual compost, mixed with lots of brown leaves. Dad was growing backyard veggies for over 50 years with the same free racehorse manure
 

Donothing-garden

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Hey, I'm sure it's fine and for most use cases would absolutely serve its purpose. However when we talk about commercial production of organic horticultural products that need to be compliant with Australian organic standards, it's another story. Race horse owners may feed their horses with all kinds of various performance enhancing things of questionable origin. We have to be absolutely sure that no GMO material, pathogens or heavy metals makes its way in to our finished products.
 

RabbitHoleOfNugs

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That's some top quality scope porn right there, those protozoa and fungal hyphae look crazy healthy, don't even own the stuff but feel as if I could vouch for this soil already. Will definitely look into getting a bag, keep up the great work mate.
 

Donothing-garden

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To avoid confusion, our soil contains the following ingredients in order from most to least volume:

Lithuanian sphagnum peat moss, lightweight scoria (aeration) compost, worm castings, biochar, basalt rock dust, soft lime (from coral deposits), natural grade 1 gypsum, Neem meal, Acadian kelp meal, fish meal, malted barley, soft rock phosphate
 

Miningpieces

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To avoid confusion, our soil contains the following ingredients in order from most to least volume:

Lithuanian sphagnum peat moss, lightweight scoria (aeration) compost, worm castings, biochar, basalt rock dust, soft lime (from coral deposits), natural grade 1 gypsum, Neem meal, Acadian kelp meal, fish meal, malted barley, soft rock phosphate
Can we get this in west Aus?
 
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