Greater Victoria, BC
Do your veggies, berries and fruit trees need a boost of organic fertilizer and biological life this growing season?
You may want our help, or at least these free DIY resources for boosting your garden!
A biologically active soil ecosystem, as well as diversity of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and fatty acids are the key to healthy plants. Just like the soil (and our skin & gut), plant leaves are also meant to be covered in beneficial micro-organisms. Nature fills voids by default – so if there are open niches on plant leaves, parasitic fungi and moulds could take over and cause disease.
How To Achieve Optimum Plant Health?
With a professional grade backpack sprayer (never used for herbicides or pesticides), we offer the highest quality immune boosting sprays, both for soil and as a foliar feed.
Here is what we offer and how it helps your garden & fruit trees:
actively aerated compost tea is a 6 hour brew that uses different home-made composts (fish, yard waste, worm) as well as forest soil to breed billions of beneficial organisms that can then be sprayed onto your garden as an inoculant. It is less a fertilizer and more of a biological inoculant. Consider it sauerkraut for your garden! More info here.
effective micro-organisms (EM) is similar to compost tea, but uses a host of beneficial organisms that can tolerate anaerobic conditions, meaning they can survive in a bottle and do not need to be aerated. More info here.
liquid fish emulsion provides nitrogen that is immediately bio-available for plants and soil organisms alike. Perfect for spring and summer to get your plants and soil eco-system moving and shaking. More info here.
sea mineral (SeaCrop) contains 80 trace elements that maintain diversity in the soil and on plant leaf surface. More info here.
liquid kelp is a mineral fertilizer that provides plants and the soil ecosystem with trace elements that may have been leached out through the winter. More info here.
Why not do it yourself?
We encourage DIY sprays and liquid fertilizers.
If you have a small garden, these can all be applied with a simple watering can. Here are some resources to get you started, as well as some homemade leachates and sprays. It is not always necessary to bring in outside inputs if you have a strong commitment and some time on your hands.
How To Grow Apples: Care, Types & Growing Tips by Happy DIY Home:
https://happydiyhome.com/how-to-grow-apples/ DIY Liquid Fertilizers, by Mark Krawczyk (no relation to me, believe it or not)
http://burlingtonpermaculture.weebly.com/uploads/4/2/8/9/4289790/liquid_fertilizers_handout.pdf Organic Fertilizer Overview –
https://www.smilinggardener.com/sale/mineral-fertilizers DIY Diluted Urine & Herbal Teas:
https://www.smilinggardener.com/organic-fertilizers/homemade-fertilizer/ The holistic orchard spray that we follow for unhealthy fruit trees:
Pest free apples are worth the extra effort.
We follow organic orchardist Michael Phillips’ Holistic Orchard Spray for trees in need.
Forest garden bounty.
We use high quality organic fertilizers and biological stimulants.