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SOIL RECIPES

The creation of good organic garden soil is incredibly important for healthy nutritious vegetables. The soil must be loose, fluffy, and filled with air that plant roots need. The adding of nutrients and minerals is essential for vigorous plant growth and beautiful yields. A raised bed is a great opportunity to create high quality soil and fine tune your garden experience!

GROUND & RAISED BEDS

Lasagna Method Layering

STEP ONE

Biology – Choose one this crop season

• John and Bob’s Maximize – 8 lbs covers 1000 or use 11/2 cup per plant, once a crop.
• Worm Gro (Worm Casting) – Add 1/4 cup and layer over entire bed.
• Malibu Compost – Add 1/2 to 1 inch layer over entire bed.



STEP TWO

Soil Conditioner

• John and Bob’s Optimize – 3 lbs covers 1000 sq ft or a palm full per plant, once this crop season.



STEP THREE

Fertilizer

• John and Bob’s Nourish Bio Soil – 6 lbs covers 1000 sq ft or add 11/2 cups per plant, every six months.
• Jong’s Grow Better – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month.
• Down To Earth (All Purpose) – Apply once every month. 11/2 cups per plant.



STEP FOUR

Top Cover – Choose one this crop season

• Roger’s Gardens Premium Planting Mix – Add a 1” to 3” layer over the entire bed.
• Garden and Bloom Planting Mix – Add a 1” to 3” layer over the entire bed.
• Garden and Bloom Harvest Supreme – Add a 1” to 3” layer over the entire bed.

CONTAINERS – OLD & NEW SOIL

Lasagna Method Layering

STEP ONE

Biology – Choose one this crop season

• John and Bob’s Maximize – Use 1 to 11/2 cup per plant, once a crop.
• Worm Gro (Worm Casting) – Add 1/4 cup and layer over entire surface.
• Malibu Compost – Add a one inch layer over entire surface.



STEP TWO

Soil Conditioner

• John and Bob’s Optimize – A palm full per plant, once this season.



STEP THREE

Fertilizer

• John and Bob’s Nourish Bio Soil – add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, once this crop season.
• Jong’s Grow Better – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month.
• Down To Earth (All Purpose) – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month.



STEP FOUR

Top Cover – Choose one this crop season

• Roger’s Gardens Premium Planting Mix.
• Garden and Bloom Planting Mix.
• Garden and Bloom Harvest Supreme.

New Soil Tips

• Add potting soil 60% to the top of container.
• Add the first three amendments. (No need to mix).
• Add remaining soil to fill container to about an inch below the lip.

Old Soil Tips

• Remove old plant or plants.
• Add the first three amendments (No need to mix).
• Add potting soil to fill soil level to one inch below the lip of the container.