In late fall after leaf drop, we test the garden soil of our compost tea clients to determine the level of active soil biology. That means the quantity of microscopic organisms that do so much good all season long. We are looking for a minimum level of 600 parts per million on the microorganism count.
We’re happy to report that the results are in, and all but two clients have met or exceeded the minimum level! We are quite thrilled with these results. During the season, our Plant Health Care Manager Reese Crotteau and PHC team provided our multi-part compost tea and summer foods applications. In the fall, our crews “fed” the microorganisms with our granular soil amending program based on nutrient density soil test results. The goal of all this feeding is to increase soil biology populations that will eventually be self-sustaining in a balanced, healthy soil.
Our plant health care contracts will be ready for 2020 in February. To inquire about joining the soil biology program, please contact Kimberly Kuliesis <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information.