Apr
02
2012

Ancient Forest : Product of the Month

Ancient Forest is a natural product consisting of 100% pure forest humus. It is derived from thousands of years of naturally decomposed forest litter that contains a wide spectrum of organic compounds. An incredibly high diversity of microorganisms, with more than 35,000 species of bacteria and over 5,000 species of fungi, make Ancient Forest an ideal amendment for gardening and potting soils. Ancient Forest also aids in the retention of water and nutrients; creating stable, long lasting soil for your … Continue Reading

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Apr
02
2012

Insect Frass : A New Compost Tea Additive

Sometimes folks have a hard time getting their tea going; especially getting a rich fungal dominant tea.  But this isn’t necessarily from poor brewing practices; it may be from using less than adequate inputs, or from dormant soils.  The process of activating your humus (Ancient Forest, Vital Earth’s Organic Compost, Vermiblend Compost Ammendment, or the like)  is outlined in the excellent book, Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis.  Their process calls for taking your humus, filling a … Continue Reading

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