Organic planting soil
The soil you use is critical to the quality and health of your plants. Without a solid soil foundation you can’t have strong healthy plants. Good soil not only increases your yield, but also makes your plants more resistant to pests and disease. We recommend only organic planting mixes for your garden. Here’s a list of what we recommend.
Why do I recommend them?
I’ve done the research. All these premium planting mixes are made using only high quality 100% organic ingredients.
✓ Kelp meal, composted mushroom soil, chicken manure and worm castings help nourish and build your soil.
✓ Fir bark and pumice stone create a light, loose texture for outstanding drainage and aeration.
✓ The NPK ratio (Nitrogen:Phosphorus:Potassium) of all these mixes is ideal for vegetables.
✓ Many soil products use composted matter of dubious origin (think sewage sludge) in their mixes. None of these products do.
I recommend kick-starting your seedlings with this all-in-one root builder and growth accelerator . The combination of Beneficial Mocorrhiza, Humic acid and slow-release phosphorous combine to promote deeper, sturdier roots, allowing your plants to absorb more minerals, nutrients and water. It’s a gentle, 100% organic non-burning formula and safe to use even with tender transplants.
E. B. Stone Tomato & Vegetable Food contains 100% organic, phosphorous-rich nutrients for darker green leaves, bigger fruits, and higher plant sugar content and prevents common plant disorders like blossom end rot and helps to correct over acidic soil conditions. Use 6-8 weeks after planting for best results.
We are proud to work exclusively with Seeds of Change, America’s largest and most trusted organic seed company. Like them, we are 100% committed to preserving biodiversity and organic farming practices. See our planting menus and buy seeds here.
The safe seed pledge from Seeds of Change
“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, to genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems, and ultimately to healthy people and communities.” -Seeds of Change (from the Council for Responsible Genetics, www.gene-watch.org