We have several types of organic compost. We only use the best ingredients for our Organic Compost.
These are the versions we use on our own Organic Farm and are happy to make it available to our Neighbors on The Big Island!
Versions Of Compost
Our compost consist of an aged mixture of horse manure, composted goat droppings in untreated wood shavings and untreated hardwood sawdust.
These ingredients are turned frequently and aged for at least 4 months to 6 months. We spray the compost pile with EM1 as well as an Organic N-P-K fertilizer with a 7-7-7 ratio. This gives us a vital compost with beneficial bacteria and adequate amounts of Organic Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. This is an unusual organic combination that is normally not attainable on The Big Island.
This has the same ingredients as Version #1 and we also add in Green for increased Nitrogen and let it compost until we have a nice organic mixture that works well in your garden, greenhouse or orchard. We also use EM1 Beneficial Micro-Organism Solution and our 7-7-7 N-P-K Organic solution that is sprayed regularly as we turn our ingredients.
We use a combination of mulch and horse manure that is consistently sprayed with our Organic N-P-K 7-7-7 spray and aged over six months to break down the mulch.
A combination of untreated hardwood sawdust, green waste, sprayed with our 7*7*7 N-P-K organic nutrient spray. Turned and aged and tested to make sure the N-P-K ratio is balanced.
How to mix compost and other ingredients in your garden?
A good ratio is 4 parts soil to 1 part compost. In vegetable gardens, one inch of compost for each 4 inch of soil depth. Trees and shrubs only need about 10% compost, which is a 9:1 ratio – 9 parts soil to 1 part compost.
Recommended maximums are 25% to 30% compost in a soil blend, but no more than 25% compost in containers or raised beds.
Mix the native clay with half black cinder to aerate and “loosen” the mix.
I would suggest you add black cinder to your soil as it has many advantages. Then mix the compost in with your “enhanced” soil and add some fertilizer for a great media to grow in. Other suggestions would include spraying your garden plants with EM1 and even some foliar spraying of you new plants with some Organic N-P-K solution. This mixture is a blend of black cinders and soil. Black cinders are crushed volcanic rocks formed during the depressurization and cooling process of a volcanic eruption that are harvested from cinder cones. Their cavities are bubble-like, and are called vesicles. We recommend the black cinders for garden soil mixes
Adding black cinders to your soil yields a product called “Black Cinder Soil”. Depending on your needs and the density of your soil, the ratio of soil to black cinders can vary. Some gardeners use a mix that’s half cinder and half soil, and others increase the ratio to 60:40 when their soil is more “clay-like”, adding more black cinders for better soil aeration, micro-organism retention and root development as increasing the soil’s drainage capacity.
Compost Pricing per 27 cubic feet
What is Effective Microbes (EM)?
How we Found EM-1?
We originally started out making our own Jadam style indigenous micro-organisms but found EM1 to be vastly superior. Natural farmers use it because of the beneficial effects both on the soil and the crops. And since I always want the best, we now use it as our exclusive beneficial micro-organisms. EM1 has a tremendous amounts of microbes, far more than the Indigenous micro-organisms (IMO).
A Little Story About EM-1
A farmer, I met at a local farmer’s market: He told me that his soil need to be “injected with a stream of 180 degree heated blast of steam to keep the bad micro-organisms in check”. But what he really needed was a balanced ecosystem. Just like the human gut, if your bacteria is kept balanced, your garden will produce healthy produce.
What is EM-1?
EM1 was developed about 30 years ago in Japan. It is now a World-wide technology with an huge following. EM1 is superior composition of an assorted group of highly effective yeast, fungi and bacteria, (more than 80 strains) which has been Rigorously tested and determined to be safe for animals and humans. One of the highlights of EM1 is that it is a diverse and balanced combination of productive microbes, and this gives it a multitude of healthy applications.
EM1 is used in many agricultural systems and has multiple environmental applications.
Black Lava Cinder
Black Lava Cinder – mined locally from an Ancient Lava Cone, this soil amendment helps build healthy soil.
Granulated, black lava cinder provides garden growers a helpful natural supplement to their soil components. Black Lava Cinder is an important component and a powerful soil additive, vitalizing substrate component, and a very reliable filter and drainage medium.
Black (not red) Lava Cinder breaks up the garden and orchard soil, is breathable and a great place for microorganisms to propagate. As decomposing black lava cinder material reacts with plant material and soil microorganisms, the rock material releases elements like magnesium , calcium, and iron
Best Worm for Soil
If we’re talking about which worms are best to add directly to vegetable garden soil, Red Wigglers are definitely the best worms. They burrow their way through the soil, aerating it and increasing water penetration. These worms are like little secret soil specialists!
We are blessed with rich soil and our Ag land was a cattle
ranch, so we have 60 years of cow and pig manure mixed with healthy soil that is over 10 feet in depth. Mix this in with our Compost, Black Lava Cinder and our Organic Fertilizer and you have a great media to grow in.