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Transforming Veggie Mix Soil for Bountiful Harvests

Creating the perfect soil mix for your garden is more of an art than a science. Even so, it takes a careful balance of nutrients like nitrogen, calcium and many others to get the optimal conditions for each plant to thrive.

To make matters even more complicated, each soil area will differ depending on the plants that have been grown in it before, and any additional nutrients or additives like pesticides or herbicides that have ever been added to it. 

With all this in mind, it’s not surprising that carefully curating your own soil is a task too advanced for most beginner or even intermediate gardeners. As a result, there are a variety of excellent soils that you can mix into or even replace your own soil with, as a way to replenish the nutrients available in the ground.

Choosing the right soil for you

Soil requirements to keep in mind

Some plants will thrive under some soil conditions, while others might struggle or even die. This can often be due to the composition of nutrients in the soil, as some plants are particularly vulnerable to being overloaded with certain nutrients.

It is also important to consider the effect of rainfall. If you live in an area with a high amount of rainfall, you might want to choose a different soil than if you live in an area with a lower amount of rainfall.

One of the reasons rainfall is so significant to consider is because of the substrate in the soil. Some substrates are very fine, so they will keep a lot of water in them. Others are very coarse, so they let water flow through them.

Key to our discussion here, however, is the idea that with lots of rainfall, you will also wash away any unused nutrients. Having a soil with lots of nutrients is no use if they all get wasted and washed away by a torrential rain in the next few days! In this case, using soil with a slow release of nutrients might be a better idea.

Types of soil

Mushroom compost

This special blend of mushroom compost from Hurstbridge Garden Supplies has taken our notice because of the uniquely effective regenerative properties of the mulch. The mushroom compost can be either spread over the ground or mixed into existing soil and deposits a bountiful harvest of nutrients for your plants to thrive off.

The reason that this mulch is so effective is because of the decomposition of the mushroom mulch itself. You may know that, as living things break down, they release many of their nutrients into the surrounding ground. This is helped along by certain kinds of bacteria that are abundant in mushroom mulch, so you get a very effective breakdown of the various nutrients in the mulch itself.

The composition of the mulch also creates a slow release of nutrients over time. This is very helpful for the plants, as they have a limit to the amount of nutrients they can uptake at one time. Some nutrients can even be a bit dangerous to the plants when they are available in too high of a concentration, so having a slow release mulch like the mushroom compost is a great choice for long-lasting rejuvenation of the soil. 

Veggie mix soil

When growing a new vegetable patch, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this veggie mix soil from Hurstbridge Garden Supplies. This soil contains the specialty blend mushroom compost mentioned above but also comes with an organic garden soil and a sandy loam substrate to create the perfect soil for growing veggies.

When growing veggies, it’s important to have the right soil for both the nutrients and the accumulation of water. Often, veggies have relatively short roots, which means they need a fairly fine substrate to collect the water so they can access it. However, because of these roots, they can also be very easily drowned or over-watered with the wrong mix of substrate to soil.

Most of the flavour of veggies also comes from the nutrients that they get from their soil. With the mushroom compost, you know that the veggie mix soil will have the best nutrients for veggie growth available over the entire lifetime of the soil. This means that your plants will always have optimal conditions for growth and will reach optimal sizes for a bountiful harvest.

Where to find these soils

When looking for these unique and specialty blends of soil, we simply have to give recognition to Hurstbridge Garden Supplies. This garden supplier not only has access to these soils, but also has lots of information about these soils available and readily disseminated for easy application to your own garden.

If you have any trouble at all with understanding how to best manage your garden, reach out to the friendly team at Hurstbridge Garden Supplies for a fast, effective and easy-to-implement solution to all your soil needs.

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