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The Only Guide You Need to Make Super Soil for Your Garden

Updated on March 9, 2019
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Cosmo Cruz has been Illustrating for 10+ years in freelance graphic design, studying permaculture design, and teaches about super soils.

By using these techniques and practices you will be able to learn how to amend your soil, create a living food web, and promote healthy plant growth for you garden.
By using these techniques and practices you will be able to learn how to amend your soil, create a living food web, and promote healthy plant growth for you garden. | Source
This a simple way to remember what your Nitrogen Phosphate and Potassium add to your plants.With proper care and love you can create a beautiful garden by starting with the base. The dirt. With the use of NPK you can greatly increase your yield for a
This a simple way to remember what your Nitrogen Phosphate and Potassium add to your plants.With proper care and love you can create a beautiful garden by starting with the base. The dirt. With the use of NPK you can greatly increase your yield for a

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

In this example shown we have biochar. Biochar is a carbon rich product made from charcoal that can live in your soil for a thousand years. Carbon is a base for life and plants cannot survive without it.
In this example shown we have biochar. Biochar is a carbon rich product made from charcoal that can live in your soil for a thousand years. Carbon is a base for life and plants cannot survive without it. | Source

Biochar Uses

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

The photo above shows crushed oyster shells. They make a great amendment to any soil structure and acts as natural lime which helps balance PH. It is used mainly as a calcium additive. Oysters are mined which takes away veganic classification.
The photo above shows crushed oyster shells. They make a great amendment to any soil structure and acts as natural lime which helps balance PH. It is used mainly as a calcium additive. Oysters are mined which takes away veganic classification.

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

Kelp is an algae that surrounds our coastal regions acting as a food forest and home to local wildlife.
Kelp is an algae that surrounds our coastal regions acting as a food forest and home to local wildlife.

Seaweed Uses

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.

Bladderwrack seaweed has the highest concentrate of calcium and iron in seaweed strains and acts as a great nitrogen fertilizer for your super soil.
Bladderwrack seaweed has the highest concentrate of calcium and iron in seaweed strains and acts as a great nitrogen fertilizer for your super soil.

The Blank Canvas

Dirt, sand, crushed glass, and clay can make up the blank canvas of your super soil.
Dirt, sand, crushed glass, and clay can make up the blank canvas of your super soil.

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.

Having proper soil management can boost harvest yield.
Having proper soil management can boost harvest yield.

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