The Only Guide You Need to Make Super Soil for Your Garden
Nitrogen Phosphate Potassium
Nitrogen-Phosphate-Potassium or NPK as its called is the vital nutrient structure that promotes plant growth and enhances your food web. Nitrogen giving the plants healthier leaf and vegetative growth during its life cycle. Phosphate helps the root base grow. Potassium as an amendment adds all-around growth to your plants.
Foraging Super Soil Amendments
Carbon is vital for the life of plants and without it, they cannot complete their life cycle. Made from charcoal, biochar can last forever. personally, I like to put my biochar in a sealed bucket with regular tap water and let it sit for 3 months. You can use this to make a foliar spray to add biochar to your soil during the season. It's also an amazing amendment for any mixed soil combination. Used great with potting soil.
Crushed Oyster Shell
How to apply
Crushed oysters are an amazing amendment used for slow release calcium. This will help promote stem growth and with help the skin of your fruits and vegetables from breaking or ripping during ripening. Mix well with potting soil or compost soil you are currently building. The space it adds between soil can be used as a substitute for perlite, vermiculite, and other porous surfaces that are used to circulate oxygen.
Seaweed is a great source of nitrogen. For thousands of years, seaweed has been used as a vital ingredient for agriculture around the world. It is found in coastal regions and can be harvested if local law permits it. Ocean seaweed can be consumed. Identify first always, and always know lake seaweed of natural spring/river water is unedible. My personal favorite strain of seaweed to forage for my soil is bladderwrack because of its extremely high consistency of calcium and iron compared to other strains. Dry and apply to the super soil for a slow release or put directly in wet for a quicker release.
The Blank Canvas
Clay, Sand, Dirt, Crushed Glass
Clay, sand, dirt, and Crushed Glass make up the beginning to your super soil. think of these objects as a blank canvas to start your compost pile, throw your worms in, and lead the way to a micro-organism friendly biome.
Uses for Super Soil
Following this guide helps you build a super soil mixture that can enhance your green thumb while not having to reach in your wallet by using materials from your surrounds can be supplemented for soil amendments.