Soil Amendments


Step One:  Weed the garden.  Till in 2" to 4" of compost.

Step Two:  Apply 'A' first.  Then apply either 'B' or 'C' as follows:A.  Apply rock phosphate at 10 pounds per 100 square feet (20 cups).B.  Apply lime on beds where crops pH 6.5 or greater are planted at 10 pounds per 100 square feet (20 cups.), orC.  Apply gypsum on beds where crops pH 4.0 - 6.4 are planted at 10 pounds per 100 square feet (18 cups).

Step Three:A.  Apply glacial rock dust at 10 pounds per 100 square feet (15 cups).B.  Apply worm castings at 1" to 2" over top of soil (one cubic yard will cover 325 square feet at one inch deep.)C.  Apply canola meal at 8 cups per 100 square feet.D.  Apply lignite at 6 cups per 100 square feet.Mix all this into the top 3" of soil with a rake.

Step Four:Mix the following and spray on the soil:1 gallon well water3/4 cup Mac-T-Vator1 level teaspoon seaweed powder1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses or sugar

For extra microbes make a compost tea

Mix the following in a 5-gallon bucket:1 shovel of manure or worm castings4 gallons well water2 cups blackstrap molassesStir the mixture once or twice a day for 4 days.  Pour back and forth from one 5-gallon bucket to another to aerate.  Mix one cup of this mixture with 1 gallon of water and spray on 500 square feet of soil.  Cover garden with black plastic until planting time.Step Five:At time of planting:A.  Sprinkle Supergrow (for pH 6.5 or greater) or Acid Mix (for pH 4.0 - 6.4),  complete fertilizers,  in seed furrow or mix in 1/4 - 1/2 cup in transplant hole.B.  Mix the following 3-way spray:1 teaspoon seaweed powder2 Tablespoons fish powder3/4 cup Mac-T-Vator1 gallon waterSpray every two weeks until plants are 7 weeks.

Yelm Soil Building Products List

Here is a list of soil ammendment products that we carry in our Soil Depot.  Call or email for prices, details or shipping

Hard Rock Phosphate, 50 lb. bag,
Glacial Rock Dust, 50 lb. bag,
Lignite/Leonardite, 50 lb. bag,
Sweet Agricultural Lime, 50 lb. bag,
Oyster Shell, 50 lb. bag, 
Calpril, 50 lb. bag, 
Gysum Flour, 40 lb. bag,
Gypril, 50 lb. bag,
Alfalfa Meal, 50 lb. bag,
Canola Meal, 50 lb. bag,
Kelp Meal, 55 lb. bag,
Fish Meal, 50 lb. bag,
Elemental Sulfur, 50 lb. bag,
Ferrous Sulfate, 50 lb. bag,
Biogrow, 50 lb. bag, 
Diatomaceous Earth, 50 lb. bag,
Diatomaceous Earth, 4 lb. bag,
Diatomaceous Earth, 1 lb. can,
Vermiculite-coarse, 6 cf bag,
Vermiculite-medium, 6 cf bag,
Vermiculite-fine, 4 cf bag,
Coir Bale (peat alternative), 3.8 cf bag,

Volume purchase discounts available, starting at 3 or more bags.

Grow Your Soil -- specialty mixes:  $1.50 per pound:
Supergrow Mix - complete fertilizer for plants with 6.5 pH or greater
Acid Mix - complete fertilizer for plants with 4.5 to 6.5 pH >
Rose Mix, Blueberry Mix, Potato Mix, Fruit Tree Mix


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