Dirt Booster ™ Instructions
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Dirt Booster ™ contains concentrated, clean, corn based organic matter, molasses particles, BIOCHAR, and Humic Acid. Inside the Dirt Booster ™ bag is also a small packet of microbial booster.
First, what these do…
Corn Distillates Concentrate – This is the main organic matter that the microbes eat / breakdown. Once this process happens nutrients are released as well as the humification process remains. The particles are very small and flaky vs other organic material that is larger and takes longer to breakdown.
Molasses Particles – Organic matter that breaks down, plus soil microbes love molasses.
BIOCHAR – biochar is the most important discovery in agriculture over the past 200 years. It is pure carbon processed in such a matter that it holds nutrients, water, and soil microbes. Biochar never breaks down. It remains in your soil for 300 years. It is “green friendly”. Watch and read our videos.
Humic Acid – Humic acid helps your soil HOLD onto nutrients and helps plant roots deliver those nutrients to the plant.
You are creating Super Compost, not planting soil.
The super compost that Dirt Booster ™ produces can be VERY high in nutrients. (See Clemson Testing Results) You take this super compost and mix in in your garden in the full area that your plant’s roots will grow. If you plant directly in the super compost you may get some “burning” due to the high nutrient levels.
Step #1 – Mix Microbe Booster
Mix your microbe booster pack in WARM (not hot) water. Tap water is fine and will not impact the results. Put into a spray bottle or CLEAN spray tank. (Spray tank works best.) Mix one small MINI pack with 1/2 to 1 gallon of water. (Varies based on amount of compost.)
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Step #2 – Get Soil / Manure ready.
We like to use a cow manure compost like BLACK KOW Manure which is sold at most big box stores. (Other brands will work as well) We mix it 50 /50 with our garden soil. You can also use straight compost manure, with great results. Using straight garden soil alone may reduce some of the decomposition process. Soil / compost should be loose, light, and feel slightly moist.
Step #3 – Start layering
Make layers of the “dirt” about 1″ – 2″ thick. Then apply a good amount of Dirt Booster. Spray lightly with a misting hose nozzle. This helps the HUMICHAR biochar break down. Now spray with the microbe booster and cover completely. REPEAT. Keep repeating this action over and over until you have the amount of compost you want. Let this sit for about 30 minutes, then mix. Form a pile and make a small hole for venting.
The action starts…
You may see WHITE MOLD (below) on and in the pile. This is GOOD decomposition and breakdown. The temp of the pile will start to rise in 24 hours and may hit as high as 130 degrees depending on the mix you use. Most will see temps in the 100 – 120 range. Gently turn the pile every 48 hours and lightly mist with water as you do this. You do NOT want mud, just a lightly moist pile. If it gets too wet oxygen won’t reach the process.
What if it fails to activate?
If after 24 hours you see temps not rising, remix the pile and spray again with the microbe booster. What may cause pile to not active? Cold temps, too wet, lack of oxygen.
When it’s Ready…
Once the pile cools down (usually in 7 days) you can mix the compost into your garden and around plants.
Making Large Amounts for Large Gardens?
One bag of Dirt Booster ™ will make roughly 5-10 gallons of super compost. If you have a larger garden buy enough bags and also consider buying extra microbe booster. You can also add additional organic material such as DUMOR CHICKEN CRUMBLES which are sold at most feed stores. These contain a mix of grains and natural materials. Do NOT use pellets, they break down too slow.