Veggie Delight is a ready-to-use soil blend for vegetable gardens. It has been pH balanced to improve plant nutrient uptake and is formulated to provide ideal moisture retention and root development.
Premium topsoil is used as the main building block of the veggie delight. Professional grade sphagnum peat moss is added for additional organic content, improve moisture holding capacity and to adjust the pH. The Life Cycle compost is used to add organic content and add beneficial biological organisms.
The Sustain 8-2-4 organic fertilizer is formulated to delivery an optimal mix of macronutrients, chelated micronutrients, organic phosphorous and humic acid. ROOTS 3-4-3 Healthy Start® is a natural fertilizer which includes mycorrhiza, micronutrients, vitamins, amino acid and humic acid. ROOTS 3-4-3 enables the plant and the soil to develop a much more robust nutrient delivery system allowing the plant to take in sufficient nutrients for increased health and vitality. (Product information sheets: ROOTS 3-4-3 and Sustain 8-2-4)
The rate of fertilizer incorporated into the Veggie Blend is sufficient for new transplants but look to supplement after 3-4 weeks if plants begin to go off-color (pale green). Supplement with no more than 1/3 rate of an all-purpose garden fertilizer. Over fertilizing may result in plants stretching and tipping over.
The Veggie Blend is formulated with great plant performance as the only goal of the soil mix. Consider name brand bagged garden soils available from big stores generally DO NOT include a sufficient mineral component which is desirable in all long-term growing soil.
The name brand bagged soils are formulated with final soil mix weight as an important design criteria. Lighter weight bagged soil cost less to produce, bag and ship. The negative of these lighter weight soils is the lack of appropriate mineral to maintain optimum long-term soil structure. While the lighter weight dark products appear desirable, these products will break down over time resulting in decreased performance due to soil structure degredation and overall soil volume reduction. Plant performance can be good with these soils especially in the first year or two but they are not made for long term plant care as more will be needed over time as it breaks down. Why not do it once and do it right with Veggie Delight.