Vermiculite holds water and fertilizer in the potting mix. It also contains calcium and magnesium, and has a near-neutral pH. Vermiculite comes in different grades. Medium grade is usually used for starting seeds. A coarse grade can be used in soil mix for older plants.
Black Forest is an organic soil builder for roses, shrubs, trees and lawns. A blend of all natural ingredients including sphagnum peat moss, composted hen manure, composted shellfish and dark bark. It is also pH adjusted with lime as needed. A dark, rich soil conditioner designed for planting trees and shrubs. The combination of compost and old bark helps aerate compacted soil and improves drainage.
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Bumper Crop is an organic soil amendment used for preparing or building up beds prior to planting flowers and vegetables. For vegetables & Flowers, spread a 2″ to 3″ layer of Bumper Crop over the surface and work it into the soil to a depth of 6″. Bumper Crop is a blend of sphagnum peat moss, composted hen manure, composted shellfish anddark bark. It is also pH adjusted with lime as needed. This is an all-purpose organic soil builder and top dressing that is especially formulated for vegetable crops, flower gardens and roses. It helps aerate compacted soil, improves moisture retention and provides a healthy environment for soil micro-organisms.
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Perlite is a volcanic rock that has been heated and expanded to become a lightweight, white material. Perlite is sterile and pH-neutral. When added to a soil mix, perlite can improve air space and water drainage. It is a hard material that does not break apart easily. Perlite pieces create tiny air tunnels, that allow water and air to flow freely to the roots. Perlite will hold from 3 to 4 times its weight in water, yet will not become soggy. Perlite can be used instead of sand to reduce the soil mix weight.
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