Organics Alive Premium Mix is a rich soil amendment that includes Organics Alive worm castings, pure vegetable compost, fossilized kelp kelzyme and powdered volcanic rock mineral. These ingredients have been specifically chosen and carefully measured for the optimal balance of biological growth and supplementation of soil nutrients. Organics Alive Premium Mix is certified organic by the CDFA and can be used for all CCOF certified crops.
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Our Premium Mix is designed to encourage long term soil sustenance for season after season progression. This progression is directly related to the enhancement of microbial activity and the addition of biological food sources. It will encourage lush and vigorous plant growth, optimal health and an earth-friendly method of gardening.
Our pure vegetable compost has a carbon: nitrogen ratio of 30:1. The C: N ratio of compost is critical for the balance of biological multiplication. Worm castings have a calcium carbonate hydrophobic layer. When water is added to worm castings directly, it will not penetrate the casting. Research shows when adding a layer of compost or mixing compost with worm castings, two effects will take place: pure vegetable compost will hold moisture to begin the removal of the hydrophobic layer; when this layer is dissolved by moisture, the compost blend will immediately begin to feed micro-organisms the required carbon and nitrogen. This feeding will begin the biological growth within the soil.
Another ingredient in Organics Alive Premium Mix is fossilized kelp kelzyme. This supplies calcium, which is responsible for rapid cell structure to encourage vigorous growth and a robust garden; it also helps to push salts below the root web reducing salts build up and balancing osmotic pressure. Fossilized kelp kelzyme also supplies the soil biology with needed potassium and phosphorus for healthy root development. Organics Alive Premium Mix also includes very accurate measurements of powdered volcanic rock mineral. Powdered volcanic rock contains 85 necessary and important levels of trace minerals and micro-nutrients to help assist plant needs and sustain a nutritional balance in the root zone.
Conventional worm castings are grown in controlled warehouses or covered beds. This process is expensive and those costs get passed to you, the gardener. Controlled warehouse beds lack the diversity of environmental changes which is critical in supporting a diverse range of microorganisms or IMO. Warehouse or controlled worm castings are usually Night Crawlers that are fed cheap inputs from surrounding farms such as cow manure, horse manure or GMO grains. These feed stocks lack diversity of microorganisms creating a subpar worm casting.
Red Wiggler (Eisenia Foetida) castings are smaller than Night Crawler (Eisenia Hortensis). We chose these types of worms due to their composting power, reproductive ability and ingestion process but most importantly the diversity of microorganisms.The castings they create are finer than Night Crawler species but more potent in their biological makeup.
What separates our worm castings from all other worm castings is the biological makeup. Our worm castings have a potent amount of chitin and cellulose recycling organisms. These organisms promote substantial plant health by directly competing with bad microbes trying to infiltrate the plant root zone. They consume other microbes which releases nutrients and increases the availability of these nutrients to the plants. The cycling of these nutrients decreases plant stress and frees the plant to focus on growth rather than defense.