Johnson's Soil Recipe
Johnson’s Soil Recipe
Covers 100 sq. ft.
• Three 2-cu. ft. bags Cotton Burr Compost
• 4 lbs. Hi-Yield Bone Meal
• 4 lbs. ferti•lome Gardener’s Special
• 4 lbs. Natural Guard HuMic Granular Humic Acid
To improve the health and condition of your soil before spring planting, add these amendments to your soil. Mix in well with a tiller or a garden shovel to about 8-12” deep. Deeper is OK, but not always practical in heavy clay soils.
Never till or work up your soil when it is too wet. You’ll create hard clods that may be difficult to break up. Be patient. Wait until the soil has dried to a crumbly consistency.
After planting, you might want to sprinkle Hi-Yield Herbicide Granules Weed And Grass Preventer (Treflan) on top of the soil and around your plants to prevent annual weeds from germinating. Be sure to check the label for your plants before using.
Here is a list of Soil Recipe ingredients and the benefits of each:
Cotton Burr Compost
100% organic compost that improves poor soil immediately by restoring vital organic matter and humus. It increases moistureholding capacity of sandy soils and is unsurpassed at breaking up clay soils. Cotton Burr Compost is acidified and adds beneficial microorganisms to the soil.
Hi-Yield Bone Meal (0-10-0)
Provides a slow release form of natural phosphorus to help plants produce sturdy root systems, hasten maturity and stimulate plant growth.
ferti•lome Gardener’s special (11-15-11)
An excellent all-purpose plant food that contains both fast and slow release nitrogen. It provides a generous supply of plant nutrients needed for healthy growth and contains necessary trace elements to aid in development of plant and crop yield.
Natural Guard HUMIC
A Granular Humic Acid soil amendment for vegetable gardens, flowerbeds and compost bins. A concentrated soil conditioner derived from remains of decomposed organic plant materials, humic acids enhance nutrient uptake and stimulate soil microbial life, which encourages root development.