soilamendments Photos & Videos

3 days ago

What do you do with #badbananas ? You know, when you’re too lazy to whip up a loaf of #bananabread ? You use them to feed your #soilweb , of course! #Bananas contain a high source of #potassium and #phosphorus , so it is another one of those great #soilamendments you can add to any food producing plants. If I know some of my fruiting plants need more localized #nutrients , I’ll dig a hole and bury cut up pieces of #banana to get broken down. If I’m too lazy to bother, they go straight into my #compost tumbler to break down. Once my compost is done cooking-down, I’ll top-dress the soil to #fertilize my plants for a nice pick-me-up. It’s a win-win since it diverts #foodwaste from landfills. 💗 It has been a bit since I’ve had note-worthy updates to share from the garden, but my iPhone 6s is out of commission (dead battery won’t hold a charge) and we just put our first offer on a home. Though it’s been stressful house hunting, we’re looking forward to being able to plant some roots somewhere permanently soon! The blog will finally be launching within the next week or so, which means the link in my bio won’t be so useless anymore. 😘 #fertilizer #growfood #growsomething #growfoodnotlawns #rotten #gardeningtips #diygarden #organicgarden #foodgarden #zerowaste #banana 🍌 #bananarama #inmygarden #mellowyellow

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3 days ago

In early August we supplied @compostingcouncil STA Certified WeCare Compost to the NY Rail Trail for turf establishment at the trail’s edge. In just about 45 days we have full growth. So proud of our compost and what it can do . . #organicmatter #compost #soilamendments #wecarecompost #railtrails #railtrailsofamerica #railtrailsrock #nyrailtrails #newyork #newyorkstate #iloveny #biketrail #cycling #walkingtrails #walking #getoutdoors #compostforthepeople #compostforthewin #uscc #stacompost #letushelpyougrow

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5 days ago

Please join us here at Rountree Plantation this Saturday to hear Tom from our nursery department tell us about some of his favorite trees and shrubs. Fall is the perfect time to plant. We will welcome Melvin from Daddy Pete’s here this weekend too. Successful planting starts with good soil prep and Daddy Pete’s planting mix and other soil amendments are the perfect beginning. #rountreeplantation #fallgarden #daddypetesplantpleaser #soilamendments #plant #trees #clt

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6 days ago

. (SWIPE ➡️) My garden has been certified as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation AND my latest Judie Bomberger restoration is finally complete!  25+ years in the elements can cause quite a bit of rust! . Judie Bomberger Old name:  Babette, ca. 1992 New and improved name:  Hot Lips, restored 2017 Garden sculpture (That's a Hot Lips bush behind her... drought-resistant, beautiful and native to CA) . . #myhouse #organic #diy #organicgarden #organicgardening #organiccitrus #certifiedwildlifehabitat #nationalwildlifefederation #judiebomberger #babette #hotlips #gardenart #gardensculpture #metalworking #powertools #artrestoration #recycle #compost #soilamendments #sananselmo #marin #marincounty #ca #cali california #peace

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6 days ago

True! To stimulate heavy flowering, place the vegetative plant in 1-3 days of darkness prior to changing the flowering photoperiod to 12/12. This will shock the plant, diminish starch stores, and stimulate heavy flowering. #completehydroponics #hydroponics #hydroponicnutrients #growerslife #hydroshop #gardensupplies #besthydroponicnutrients #hydroponicsystem #hydroponicsupply #growshop #growshops #mmj #cannabiscommunity #medicinalplants #herbs #aquaponics #organicgardening #hydroshop #plantfood #soilamendments #horticulture

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1 week ago

Another one of my favorite plants, Malabar Spinach. This gem produces deep purple seeded berries. So rich in depth, the spinach berries make wonderful natural dyes. The leaves have a nutty flavor and texture resembling that of okra! Climbers are a compliment to your home inside and out. We have limited seeds left from Fall 2017 harvest however, more to come! Lots more! Preorder your seeds today! . . . . . . . . . . #livelongandprosper #malabarspinach #plantyourplate #okras #greenleaf #plantbased #permaculture #buds #purple #vines #growyousome #allotments #soilamendments #blackgold #waterplants #waterplantsforsale #pink #healthyplant #instaplants #plantsofinstagram #climbingplants #climb #climberplant #kitchengardening #kitchengarden #gardentoplatetobelly #planttherapy #plantbasedpaint #happyautumn 🍂 #yourgreenfix

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1 week ago

Bat Guano is a nutrient-rich bat manure with high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. It's harvested from caves, then aged and biologically activated by guano beetles and decomposing microbes. We use bat guano in our mixes to increase microbial activity, improve drainage and texture, and prevent fungi and nematodes from taking a hold of your soil. #opusanatomy

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1 week ago

Did you miss our compost sale this summer? Can’t make it until our next one in January? Join our #CompostClub ! Members have access to purchase compost or vermicast at any harvest, year round. Buy in for $20 & volunteer for one hour, and you get 2 buckets of compost. DM for details- next harvest is this Saturday, 9/15 🌱🐛 🧤 Credit📸 @farmeraugusto

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2 weeks ago

Some plants can tolerate standing water. Camellias are NOT one of them. Camellias does not tolerate water logged soil. Water logged soil prevents oxygen to the roots and can quickly kill the roots/plant. Perlite is a good soil amendment. It is sterile and doesn’t breakdown. It holds water to keep the soil moist and allows oxygen to reach the roots. Happy Root, happy plant. 👍😄 Here is a simple potting soil mixture for camellia plants: 50% Garden Soil + 50% Perlite. . . . . . #growingcamellias #pottingmix #camellias #growingcamellias #containergardening #containergardens #containergarden 🌱 #containergarden #camelliajaponica #camelliasasanqua #soilmixing #soilmix #camelliaplant #perlite #soilamendments #soilamendment #pottingsoil

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2 weeks ago

Aloe is so useful. I have it around for skincare purposes, colon cleanses, and I like to use it in the garden too! Did you know you can use aloe to organically clone your other plants? Pick fresh aloe and peel the green layer with a knife to expose the flesh inside. Carefully take out the gel into a container and make into a watery mixture – you can also use a hand blender for this job and add small amount of water, if needed. Then you cut the clones stem bottom at a 45 degree angle, for maximum rooting. Dip the end into the cloning gel and then place the cut in your medium, may it be rockwool cubes or coco, or anything else & you’re all set! Take care of them like any other plant you’re trying to root.

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2 weeks ago

Fruit trees grow healthier when the soil is nurtured with balanced earth #soilamendments

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2 weeks ago

This rhododendron could use some water and some compost! We'll be adding some of our 10% mix and it will be looking better in no time. This 10% worm casting and 90% compost mix is typically used for shrubs, lawns, non-food bearing trees, and mainly used for decorative purpose. It is a good all-around mix. . . . #topsoil #Portland #wormfarm #compost #gardencenter #gardening #soilmix #oregonfarms #gardenproject #raisedbeds #premiumsoil #soilamendments #cedargarden #pnw #micronutrients #portlandgardens #gardencenter #oregongardener #pnwgarden #westcoastgarden #landscaping #portlandlandscaping #fertilizer #gardensupplier #willamettevalley

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2 weeks ago

Basalt is an igneous rock created through the solidification of magma and lava. Basalt rock dust contains important plant nutrients such as calcium, iron, manganese, and silica. It can deliver a steady release of these nutrients over time, which reduces deficiencies in fast-growing crops that experience periods of rapid nutrient uptake. We include basalt rock dust in our mixes to improve plant structure, increase resistance to pest and diseases, and give fruits and vegetables more intense flavor profiles. Yumm!! #opusanatomy

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2 weeks ago

Little bit of excitement here this morning.

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2 weeks ago

After the recent rain, there has been a small surge in the growth of my #cowpea #garden #covercrop . I have rows saved between them for some brassicas. It may seem like a waste of space in a back yard where space is limited, but this is my first year here and this soil had very little organic matter and life in it to start with. Secondly, I want to see how rich I can make my own soil without purchasing composts and manures, which, though organic, are not necessarily sustainable. External sources take advantage of what most consider waste, which is good for now, but the goal is to live in a world where no one considers their trash to be of no utility... Where do you get external sources of compost in such a world? The answer lies in cover crops and in the use of manures generated within one’s own system. I am not against outside sources of compost but only want to see how easily and successfully this idea can be pushed. #permaculture #gardening #greenmanure #soilamendments #legumes

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2 weeks ago

Pumice Earth mixture is ready to go! This pH neutral soil conditioner can be used to increase aeration and drainage. Pumice is a highly porous stone produced from volcanic lava. It is recyclable since it does not dissolve and does not change the pH of the soil. For sandy soils, pumice increases water retention. Pumice also increases oxygen circulation of soils which can promote microfloral activity. . . . #topsoil #Portland #wormfarm #compost #gardencenter #gardening #soilmix #oregonfarms #gardenproject #raisedbeds #premiumsoil #soilamendments #cedargarden #pnw #micronutrients #portlandgardens #gardencenter #oregongardener #pnwgarden #westcoastgarden #landscaping #portlandlandscaping #fertilizer #gardensupplier #willamettevalley

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2 weeks ago

Big shout and Thanks to @royal_knight_ag for the customized organic #nutrients and #soilamendments 🙏🏼 I had been looking for a way to integrate #silicone into my plants for health and IPM purposes. They came through with some 🔥 🌋 #volcanicash that’s easy to add to the soil...yea...pretty fucking awesome 👏...check the company out if you want customized nutes and organic options...I’ll be posting updates as I use these cool products exclusively 👨‍🔬🔬💻 #research #organic elitephenos #cannabiscommunity #massachusetts #growerslife #minimalism #genetics #clonesforsale

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3 weeks ago

🌱 More pics of dirt 😋 🌱 The hardest part is over, and the fun can begin! 👩🏼‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾 Yesterday, and this morning we worked on our garden plot soil. There were soooo many wood chips, and sticks, so we first had to rake and dump all of it. We had at least 10 wheelbarrows full of it. We amended with 13 bags of Master Bursery’s Paydirt and 2 boxes of Down to Earth’s bio-live per our local nurseries suggestions. Paydirt has fir bark, redwood compost, chicken manure, mushroom compost, earthworm castings, pumice stone, bat guano, feather meal, kelp meal, mycchorizal fungi, and humid acids, so it’s a good soil conditioner/amendment. It will help loosen our compact clay soil. Then we roto tilled it, and watered it all down. Our plot has been vacant and unwatered for 5 months, and with no rain it’s going to need frequent watering, and a good compost topper once we’re planted. 🌱 The tilling brought up even more woodchips 😒, but at this point, we’re just going to have to deal. There’s just too much to be able to remove it all. 🌱 Our next step is to test our soil, and see what else it needs. 🌱 🌱 🌱 #gardenlarkplottansformation #gardenlarkallotment #gardeningwithkids #gardeningwithatoddler #gardenplot #allotmentlife #allotment #10b #organicgardening #kitchengarden #womenwhogarden #soil #soilamendments #growyourown

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3 weeks ago

I got a bucket full of eggshells from a friend and they will be going into my raised beds this fall. .👀👉 Gardening tip: grind eggshells and lightly mix them into your garden soil to prevent calcium deficiency. If the soil lacks calcium, your veggies (such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers) are prone to blossom-end rot, which can cause a lot of damage and a reduced yield. It takes about 3 months for the eggshells to fully decompose and release the nutrients into the soil, so add them to your garden in the late fall or early spring. You can also add them to your compost bin. Thank you @truenorthadv for the eggshells! ☺️ . . . . . . . #shedigsgardening #urbangardener #urbangarden #soilbooster #calciumdeficiency #soilimprovement #soilamendments #calciumboost #blossomendrot #gardenproblems #gardensolutions #gardenproject #organicgardening #organicvegetables #familygarden #eggshells #gardenimprovements #howtogarden #composting #gardenideas #gardeninspiration #kitchengarden #ediblegarden #gardeningtips #raisedbeds #raisedbedgardening #nodiggarden

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3 weeks ago

When starting out with your worm bin it’s important to wait between feedings. These are 7 days apart and I cannot recognize 90% of what I initially put in (however, I think I added blueberries after the initial photo)...this is how you avoid overfeeding which can lead to pest issues! Have a great weekend❤️.... . . . . #urbanagriculture #urbanfarms #wormcomposting #vermicomposting #vermiculture #redwigglers #indoorcomposting #soilamendments #africannightcrawlers #wormcastings #closedloopsystem #organicmatter #foodscraps #wastereduction #lombricompost

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3 weeks ago

The Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica) from an earlier post has now grown and bloomed! While M. pudica is beautiful, it is also functional. Studies have shown that it is able to extract heavy metals from polluted soils, allowing for a gradual return to less toxic compositions. Furthermore, it's roots use a process called nitrogen fixation to convert unusable atmospheric nitrogen into nitrate allowing it to grow in poor soil conditions.

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3 weeks ago

Here is the unglamorous side of the farm. In order for all those perennials to thrive they need good rich soil, and this is where we are really thankful to have a prolific compost pile. It sure is nice to be able to hop on the tractor and scoop up several loads of rich, dark compost when you need it. And it doesn’t cost a cent. . . . . . #gentlemanfarmerinmaine #gentlemanfarmer #gentlemansfarm #compost #soilamendments

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3 weeks ago

@emerald.river.nursery 🌱 #soil , #soilamendments , & more. 🌞 our #707 #emeraldtriangle #cannabiscommunity produces the best #marijuana #flowers on earth. 🌿 and it all starts in the ground. Bottom up. Just like a political revolution. With #plant #roots 🌳. . #emeraldrivernursery in #willits , #mendocinocounty , CA, specializes in soil testing, production, & #agriculture research. They've great tea brew containers also.⛅ #grownwithlove in #Mendo. #MendocinoGrown. #cannabis. #nursery. #cannabiscommunity. #hemp #420 #garden #Mendocino #mendofarms #Mendoweed #soilscience #organicgardening #soilbuilding

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3 weeks ago

It rained yesterday! 🌧 Post rain, when the soil is nice a wet, is a great time to add COMPOST TEA to the soil. It’s a great way to add life to your soil. We get our tea from our local nursery and we’re able to return the bottles so they can reuse them. You can also make compost tea yourself.

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4 weeks ago

Our cover crop of buckwheat is flowering so we are chopping and dropping...we are going to try to plant one more round before the temps drop. We added compost to the right side of the bed when we were trying to grow beans. The buckwheat is much thicker and taller on that side. Using compost works guy!!! Now we see how the cover crops help. We got the buckwheat seed from @bakercreekseeds #arkansasgarden #ozarkgardens #bakercreekheirloomseeds #covercrop #buckwheat #gardeninginthesouth #growclean #organicgarden #gardeningtips #soilamendments

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4 weeks ago

... A serious gardener’s favorite quote, followed by a video ➡️➡️ of steaming compost. Early morning temperature differential causes steam to funnel upward and out the PVC chimney, wafting elegantly with slight breezes. True purpose for a vented pipe is to allow oxygen to reach the dense center of the compost pile, keeping microbes happy as they labor to break down organic matter. Occasionally, this steamy phenomenon, backlit by the sun and seen from my second floor kitchen window, will cause me to drop everything and run for the camera. . ✨🌟💫⭐️✨ . Air temperature is 65°F. Pile temperature of 136°F is elevated after turning and infusing a load of fresh grass from the mower bag two days ago. Pile sank down noticeably in 48 hours with a peak temperature of 155°F. Crickets sing continuously in the background, much preferred to sounds of passing traffic. Third slide is the bottom of pile-being-turned. It was rather boggy from excess rain and I am letting it dry out a bit before adding it to the hot bin. It’s enough to envelop a fat bag of kitchen scraps waiting in the wings. . ✨🌟💫⭐️✨ . Karel Capek: nominated for the Nobel prize in literature seven times, never winning. Suffered from a joint disease of the vertebral column. Playwright, dramatist, essayist, publisher, literary reviewer, photographer and art critic born in Czechoslovakia. (1890-1938) . ✨🌟💫⭐️✨

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4 weeks ago

Compost day! . The building where I live has a Joracan composter in addition to a three-bin system. We started using the Joracan to better manage food waste until the three-bin system could be moved and made rat-proof. What a difference it has made! This year, after two years in a row of many rat sightings, we have seen zero rats!! . I know there are pros and cons to different composting systems, but this tumbler system has been helpful in the short-term and produces about a wheelbarrow and a half of compost every four weeks! . After the compost is screened, residents will get to use it in their veggie plots! Hopefully I’ll get some too! . . . #nanaimobc #vancouverislandlife #pnwgardening #urbangardeners #communitygardening #growsomethinggreen #backyardgardening #compost #joracan #composttumbler #communitycomposting #soilamendments #feedthesoil #fromthegroundup

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1 month ago

We are enjoying some cooler temps on the farm today. It's hard to believe fall is just around the corner. Now is a good time to add compost and plant some cool weather, fast growing vegetables like spinach, arugula, and radishes. . . . #topsoil #Portland #wormfarm #compost #gardencenter #gardening #soilmix #oregonfarms #gardenproject #raisedbeds #premiumsoil #soilamendments #cedargarden #pnw #micronutrients #portlandgardens #gardencenter #oregongardener #pnwgarden #westcoastgarden #landscaping #portlandlandscaping #fertilizer #gardensupplier #willamettevalley

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