When you look at the soil, it may seem like lifeless dirt and rocks, but in fact it is very much alive.
Millions of small organisms live in healthy soil which is rich in organic matter. Some of them are big enough to see, such as earthworms and small insects. But, most of them are so small that you can only see them if you use a microscope. These microscopic organisms include nematodes (tiny worms), bacteria, fungi and even some insects which are invisible to the naked eye. These living organisms make soil alive and give it a good structure and texture. A living soil ecosystem nurtures and nourishes plants by providing a healthy medium to take roots and through a steady supply of nutrients.
The contents of your soil are often times the difference between plants that take root and thrive and plants that wither and die. Soil organisms play a central role in making nutrients available to plants. While a nutrient charge supports immediate plant health, bacteria and fungi work together in decomposing other organic material and making additional nutrients plant available. This sustainable process allows for the growth of healthy plants, without the need for fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals. GOOD DIRT Soil Conditioner and Potting Mix feature a diversity of soil organisms that are versatile and adaptable to changing conditions, making these products excellent boosts for a huge variety of plants.
For us, it starts with 4 essential components.
A recycled by-product from Canadian peat bogs, that provide an air-rich structure that allows roots to thrive while our superior quality peat moss promotes optimum levels of water retention. They’re basically the secret sauce.
2. Plant Food
A carefully balanced mix of essential nutrients plants need to take root and thrive. This is our special blend and a product we sell by itself. You and learn more about it here.
3. Plant Probiotics
The beneficial microorganisms your garden needs to minimize transplant shock and stimulate root development for healthier plants (don’t worry, there aren’t any bugs in the bag waiting to jump out at you).
4. Peat Moss
A natural component that increases the soil’s capacity to hold water and nutrients. All peat moss used in GOOD DIRT products comes from responsibly managed peat lands in Canada. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability.