Hello, fellow garden enthusiasts and green-thumbed friends! We're excited to share with you a journey into the heart of our GRO-DIRT Full Spectrum Blend. Our passion for creating the perfect soil has led us to some incredible discoveries. In this blog post, we'll dive into the fascinating world of soil microbiology and reveal the secrets behind our nutrient-rich, life-enhancing soil blend. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, there's something here for everyone. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle in, and join us as we explore the microscopic wonders that make our soil so special!
Understanding the Microbial Composition of Our Soils
Have you ever wondered about the types of microbes that thrive in our finished soils? It's a question we often encounter, specifically whether these microbes are predominantly fungal or bacterial. Our journey in soil development has been guided by observing plant responses, which has led to exciting discoveries about the "nuts and bolts" of our soil composition. We're thrilled to share that both our experiences and customer feedback consistently validate the effectiveness of our soils.
The Science Behind Our Soil
Recent laboratory analyses have provided fascinating insights into our GRO-DIRT Full Spectrum Blend. Remarkably, this blend is predominantly fungal, with a significant portion of soil life originating from this domain. Here are some eye-opening findings from our recent tests:
- Fungal populations exceeded 13,500,000 Colony Forming Units (CFU) per gram.
- Actinomycetes were over 4,000,000 CFU per gram.
- Lactic Acid Bacteria, Active Yeasts, and Photosynthetic Bacteria were over 800,000 CFU per gram.
This means that our GRO-DIRT Full Spec Batches contain more than 18,300,000 CFU of active microbial populations per gram, a staggering number compared to the average microbial inoculant, which contains around 500,000 CFU per gram.
The Numbers Game: How Many Microbes Are In Your Bag of Soil?
An average 40L bag of our GRO-DIRT Full Spectrum Blend weighs about 18kg. When you purchase our soil, you're potentially introducing up to 329,400,000,000 CFU per bag into your garden!
Is GRO-DIRT Really a Living Soil?
The answer is a resounding yes! Our soil boasts an incredibly rich microbial life, far surpassing what one might expect.
Addressing Potential Concerns and the Realities of Production
While some might argue that our soils contain 'too many microbes', it's essential to understand that these numbers are from tests conducted on a complete batch. The process of packaging, shipping, and distribution can affect active microbial levels. For those practicing No-Till gardening, the impact on microbial populations can be significant. However, our approach has always been to cultivate and maximize microbial life at the source, ensuring a robust starting point. Even with natural dieback, our soils retain enough microbial activity to foster a productive and thriving environment.
The Challenge of Crafting a Functional, Production-Ready Blend
Creating a blend that is both functional and suitable for production presents its challenges. Our goal is to balance the microbial life to ensure that, despite any diminutions, the soil remains fertile and effective for our customers. This commitment to quality and efficacy is what sets our GRO-DIRT Full Spectrum Blend apart as a superior choice for gardeners and growers alike.
Join Our Growing Community
We're more than just soil providers; we're a community of passionate gardeners and growers, just like you. Our journey in crafting the GRO-DIRT Full Spectrum Blend has been a labor of love, driven by the desire to bring the best to your gardens and projects. We invite you to join our growing family, share your experiences, and grow alongside us. Remember, every handful of GRO-DIRT is not just soil; it's a thriving ecosystem ready to enrich your garden. Let's nurture nature together and witness the remarkable growth that comes from a truly living soil. Happy gardening!
Feel free to reach out with your stories, questions, or feedback. We're always here to listen and grow together. Happy planting!