A Brief Primer on Compost Tea

A Brief Primer on Compost Tea By Jim Toler What is Compost Tea? A liquid form of compost with concentrated active and dormant forms of microbes plus organic plant growth promoting substances. How do you use it? Spray it on the soil and plant surfaces or inject it into...

Full Spectrum Mineral Nutrition

Full Spectrum Mineral Nutrition By Jim Toler What is full spectrum mineral nutrition?  All living organisms require a minimum level of at least 64 elements to be fully healthy.  Major elements like carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium...

Fertilizer

Yellowing is a sign of nitrogen depletion. Nitrogen is used in decomposition, so it’s not surprising with all the fresh stump grinding material in the soil. You will probably see mushrooms at some point as well. Nitrogen also encourages leaf growth, which you do not...

Fertilizer Basics

Regarding plant care: The only ‘special needs’ plants are the blueberries. They like acid soil and regular water for best fruiting. The ammonium sulfate provides acidity and fertilizer simultaneously. If you want an organic solution, fir or sawdust mulch with a bone...