We Use Earth’s Finest Soil Amendment
Earthworms do more than plough the soil. They also devour harmful, disease-causing bacteria, encourage beneficial microbes to flourish, and help deliver nutrients to the root zone. Earthworm castings are extraordinarily high in helpful bacteria and fungi that attach to a plant’s roots. These little bits of life transform nutrients in the soil making them easier for plants to absorb.
Water holding capacity is improved and nutrient levels are elevated in soil that contains castings. The process of worms digesting soil adds enzymes like phosphatase and cellulase, important in cell development and protein absorption. Best of all, soil mixed with earthworm castings has been shown to encourage seed germination, support plant growth as well as increase crop yield.
Earthworms prefer a damp, rich soil. Adding organic matter—compost, aged manure, mulch, and organic fertilizers—will give them something to munch on while they’re keeping plants healthy. They like undisturbed soil. Instead, try smothering weeds with newspaper or cardboard, piling compost, mulch, dried leaves, grass clippings, and aged manure on top, and letting that settle for a few months. Then plant right into it. No digging required!
Fill unused beds with cover crops like fava, vetch, and rye. Earthworms are attracted to the roots, and the crops make a great “green manure.” The roots help hold soil in place during heavy rains, and in spring, you can cut the crops down or pull them out and add them right to the composter. Avoid harsh chemicals like high-nitrogen lawn fertilizers or any chemical designed to kill nematodes and grubs; they’ll also hurt earthworm populations.
Earthworm Castings Are ALIVE!
Earthworm castings are the powerhouse ingredient in many of FoxFarm Soil & Fertilizer Company’s products, including our premium Ocean Forest® Potting Soil. We start with rich compost. Remember that worm castings are nothing more than compost that has passed through the gut of a worm. Compost, or decomposed organic matter, is a basic building block of healthy soil. So why do we get so excited about worm castings?
Earthworm castings are known to have an extraordinary effect on plant life. They are one of the most enriched soil conditioners available. A healthy earthworm culture is bursting with life, full of regenerative organic material that plants thrive on. That’s why FoxFarm products are never steam sterilized.
Good Things From the Earth and Sea™
Ocean Forest® Potting Soil is the ultimate potting soil—everything your plants need—in one bag. Ocean Forest® contains a powerful blend of premium earthworm castings, bat guano, and sea-going fish and crab meal.
Composted forest humus and peat mosses give Ocean Forest® its light, aerated texture for a versatile planting medium. These also make it especially effective in holding moisture around the roots of plants. Recommend Ocean Forest® to customers for glorious gardening results—and save a little water at the same time!
Ready to Use — In a Gorgeous Package!
The naturally rich ingredients in Ocean Forest® Potting Soil provide the ideal environment for seedlings to become vigorous plants. Seeds can be planted directly into FoxFarm Ocean Forest® Potting Soil for exceptional results. It is ready to use—no additional ingredients are required. Also excellent for potted houseplants and container gardens, and perfect for vegetables, fruits, trees, roses, herbs, berries, flowers, and shrubs.
Ocean Forest® is packed in beautiful full color (recyclable) 12-Quart bag with a handle and a 1.5-Cubic Foot bag. See a full list of products at foxfarmfertilizer.com.
FoxFarm Ocean Forest® Potting Soil is a number one best seller. Start recommending Ocean Forest® and listen to your customer’s excitement when they return for more!
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