Modern Soil Mix

This is my personal soil blend. It’s fairly simple to make, doesn’t require more than 12 days time to be ready to use, and is created for Probiotic/No-Till methodology. It’s also quite economical, once you factor in multiple generations growing with it vs buying new soil every round.

When finished preparing Modern Mix spray it down with Modern Beginnings, and then when it’s dried up to where it’s loamy / spongy and not over saturated with water, it’s ready to use.

Making Modern Soil Mix

Base:

  • 2 CuFt Sphagnum moss
  • 1 CuFt Pumice
  • 1 CuFt lava rock
  • 1 CuFt Modern Beginning charged Biochar (thick pieces)
  • 1 CuFt Rice Hulls
  • 2 CuFt Humus composed of 1/3 Compost(Olly Mountain or Malibu Compost) and 2/3 EWC, and
  • If on hand throw in a few handfuls some probiotic herbs – comfrey, nettle, dandelion, etc.

Amendments:

  • 1/2 cup organic Neem meal
  • 1/2 cup organic Kelp meal
  • 1/2 cup organic Crustacean meal
  • 1/2 cup organic insect frass
  • 1/3 cup Gro-Kashi
  • 1/3 cup Karanja Meal
  • 1/4 cup of fish bone meal
  • 1/16th cup of Modern Microbes
  • 3 cups of some Rock/Mineral Mix

Rock/Mineral Mix:

Use 3 cups after mixing the below ingredients per cu. Ft. of Base Soil

  • 2 part Oyster Shell Flour
  • 2 part Gypsum
  • 1 part Glacial Rock Dust
  • 1 part Basalt
  • 1 part Calcium Bentonite

Recycling Top Dress for Modern Soil Mix

When you finish your plant leave the stump for 2 / 3 days, then give it a good rip out. It’ll leave a sizeable hole, simply plop you next plant in the whole and topdress this recycling mix, then water in with Modern Beginnings. Finally, throw the stump into a bokashi bin to make some awesome fungal compost.

Recycling Mix

Use 2 cups after mixing the below ingredients per 2 cu. Ft. of Base Soil

  • 6 cups of EWC (with comfrey mixed in if possible)
  • 1/2 cup kelp meal
  • 1/2 cup organic Neem meal
  • 1/2 Cup Karanja Meal
  • 1/3 Cup Insect Frass
  • 1/3 cup crustacean meal
  • 1/16th cup Modern Microbes
  • 2 cups rock/mineral mix

Additional Recycling Mix

Use 2 cups after mixing the below ingredients per 2 cu. Ft. of Base Soil

  • 4 cup EWC
  • 4 cup sphagnum moss
  • 1/2 cup organic insect frass
  • 1/2 cup crustacean Meal
  • 1/3 cup Gro-Kashi
  • 1/3 cup of fish bone meal
  • 1/16th cup of Modern Microbes
  • 1 cup of rock mix

When breaking up the sphagnum moss break it up by hand, and then use a pump sprayer to moisten it with aloe and water. I generally take my time and spray, mix, spray, mix, etc until it’s well hydrated. Then I measure it out in the same container I use to measure the compost/ewc and aeration