VERY SPECIAL PRODUCTS TO BENEFIT YOUR SOIL LIFE & YOUR PLANT LIFE
Products from PAONIA SOIL COMPANY
This company located in Paonia, Colorado uses more than 20 products in their soil blends, scientifically designed and balanced to provide organic minerals, organic matter, and beneficial biology. We welcome your feedback and experience with Paonia Soil Company products.
Their premier potting mix using their own biodynamic compost, coconut coir fiber, sustainable peat moss, minerals, worm castings, kelp, molasses, feather meal, fishbone meal, humate, natural potash and over 20,000 species of beneficial microorganisms. It has a high percentage of fungi with a pH of 6.5-7. The overall effect is strong growth and healthy plants. (We regret the use of war language in gardening products; it is too common.)
Raised Bed Mix
Finally, a raised bed mix that is organic, nutritious and we hope successful. It is “The Bomb” but uses non-GMO Rice Hulls instead of perlite.
Their biodynamically made compost from chicken litter with added biodynamic preps. It has a scientifically balanced carbon to nitrogen ratio and a surprising nutrient balance of 1-2-3 NPK (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium). It is made in static piles rather than by turning which gives it a strong fungal balance, with 20,000 diverse species of beneficial microorganisms. We use this in our compost tea. A nutritious topdressing.
Big Foot Mycorrhizae – NEW!
Combines 4 species of mycorrhizae with biochar, worm castings, seaweed, and rock minerals to provide a strong population of plant allies to bring water and nutrients.
Water soluble symbiotic fungus inoculate roots to bring water and nutrients. Easy to use and very effective. Good for shrubs and trees, veggies too; dissolve in water, wet roots.
Myke Vegetable and Herb
Enhances growth, development, and production; wet roots and dust on the powder or sprinkle in seed row to improve germination.
Biodynamic Compost Starter
Speeds decomposition, adds nitrogen bacteria, helps make humus, improves mineral availability; for compost piles, manure, leaves; 55 microorganisms.
Biodynamic Field and Garden Spray
Speeds the breakdown of cover crops or sheet mulch; planting can be 2-3 weeks after spraying and turning under, 55 microorganisms.
Organic Mushroom Compost
From a local organic mushroom farm. Premium food for soil life and wonderful in vegetable gardens, helps to loosen heavy soils and improve aeration and porosity.
A fine grade of local Eko Compost, ideal to topdress lawns following aeration and fertilizer; gets food and water holding capacity to roots; great to apply to perennials too.
A-1 Eco Gro
Locally made from landscape and beer wastes, proven successful for many years.
Made locally from egg farm chicken manure and wood wastes, long history of success.
Composted Dairy Cow Manure
From low salt local Dairy Cow manure and bedding; use only 1” and dig in.
A shale product that is mined and fired just south of Boulder to create a porous, light “gravel” that holds both water and air and creates optimal housing for microorganisms. Aids in water penetration of tight clay soils (a Real clay buster!).
Made from beetle-kill pine; high carbon soil amendment retains water and nutrients, high surface-great habitat for microorganisms, increases soil fertility and soil health. Only small % needed for value.
A natural trace mineral, carbon and humic acid soil conditioner. It is not a fertilizer, but it has a significance effect on fertility by making the nutrients in the soil more available. It does this by stimulating soil life and by dissolving minerals. It increases water-holding capacity, improves soil structure, supports root development and seed germination. It provides humic and fulvic acids which help move nutrients into plant cells. It is non-toxic and will not burn plants. It does have 1% nitrogen, 1% calcium, 50% humic acids, with a pH of 3.4. Mix with soil and use in conjunction with an organic fertilizer. A little goes a long way.
A Vegan organic fertilizer made from fermented soybean meal, cottonseed meal, trace elements etc. It is largely fungal biomass mixed with a bacterial biomass. It enhances both soil health and microbial life, with slow-release non-chemical fertility. It has the lowest salt index of all organic fertilizers. Used by the US government in restoration projects. We use it in our Soil Fertility Mix. pH 6.5-7.5 OMRI certified organic.
Biosol Forte 7-2-1
The same fertilizer mix but not certified organic. (7% nitrogen, 2% phosphorus, 1% potassium)
A truly organic weed and feed; keeps weed seeds from growing, fertilizes with 9% Nitrogen. Lasts 6 months, Apply in March/April and again Sept/Oct for good weed suppression.
Soil Fertility Mix
Harlequin’s blend of certified organic fertilizer, humate, rock minerals, dry molasses, land-sourced coral calcium, and mycorrhizae. Great for veggie gardens and all plants.
Yum Yum Mix 2-2-2
Vegan/Organic fertilizer for alkaline, nutrient-poor Western soils, feeds plants/microbes. Made from alfalfa, cottonseed meal, kelp meal, rock dust, green sand, humate.
Richlawn 5-3-2, organic
Made in Platteville from poultry manure and wood wastes. Excellent for shrubs and trees and is recommended for raspberries and other small fruits. Economical and effective for fertilizing lawns.
Alpha One Fertilizer 7-2-2, locally made
An alfalfa-based product with a high organic matter content, very high humic acid value, low pH for Colorado alkaline soils, and is non-burning. It also contains blood meal, cottonseed meal and bone meal. Excellent for vegetable gardens and lawns.
Composted chicken manure, high in calcium, high in nutrients, economical and low in odor.
Enriches soil, prevents disease, supports and inoculates soil life, increases plant growth and flowering. We make our own from Biodynamic Compost. Local fertility. Try it!
Mile-Hi Rose Feed
Locally formulated specifically for Colorado soils, mostly organic, contains 12 essential nutrients and trace minerals for roses, adds organic matter, supports microorganisms. We’ve been using this for 22 years at the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House with great results.
Rocky Mt. Minerals
High calcium mineral supplement from Salida; improves yield, stem strength, fruit quality and nutrient density of foods, in general improves health of plants. Good availability.
Fine Woodchip Mulch
Mats tight to prevent blowing by the wind, and lets less light get to weed seeds, has more nutritive potential than cedar or redwood, decomposes rapidly against the ground.
Partially composted fine bark mulch, dark and beautiful, ideal for rose gardens, shrubs and perennials, premium quality for front entrances and high visibility.
Compost based, peat, rock dust, blood meal, kelp, bone meal, gypsum, vermiculite, biodynamic preps; Proven locally at Kilt Farm for seed germination and transplanting of seedlings and potting up house plants; super soil blocks.
Ocean Forest Potting Soil
Their top grade with kelp meal, bat guano, crab & fish: nutrient rich: performed well.
Coco Loco Potting Soil
made from Coco fiber instead of peat, looks good, it performs well.
OTHER KEY PRODUCTS
Season extending device that’s a big improvement over “Wall-o-Water”. Sturdy wire frames are covered with a water-filled lining, they don’t blow over, light transmission is excellent. They can be left on all season to keep the soil warm at night, which is very beneficial for tomatoes and peppers. We planted a tomato in one on April 11, the first fruits were ripe July 15.
for safe pest management. This great line of USDA certified products are made from organic essential oils & other non-toxic and good smelling ingredients.
Nontoxic herbicide made from citrus oil (d-limonene), fast acting, as effective as 20% vinegar, with no worry about the acidic effect of 20% vinegar.
In our trials of non-toxic herbicides, this and Avenger were by far the most effective.
A nifty device to catch insects with one hand, study them, then release outdoors.
When you kill the natural enemies of pests, you inherit their work.
Bio-Integral Resource Center