How to improve poor soil conditions?

Soil is the key to good growing. Good soils have high organic matter and good structure which allows healthy root development and retains nutrients and moisture for an ongoing supply to roots. Most soils lose their fertility due to excessive use of chemicals and indiscriminate farming or gardening. To revive your soil, do the following:

  1. For every 50 sq ft (5’ x 10’) use 250 g each of Humik and All Purpose 4-3-9. Mix in the top 2” of soil after land preparation and then water lightly.
  2. If the soil is very sandy or very clayey and doesn’t grow good vegetables and other plants, follow the above recommendation, and in addition apply 25 ml of Root Conditioner per litre of water twice a week before planting or seeding.

 



Benefits
  • If the soil is sandy, it will start to form soft aggregates to hold moisture and nutrients.
  • If the soil is too hard or clayey, it will crumble the soil and make it porous for faster root development to encourage deeper roots which will over time create more organic matter.
  • Soils will get more microbial activity and you will notice earthworms and other beneficial insects and microbes will start to colonize your soil.