It is always best to put SoilSoup onto soil or foliage that is already moist or wet. There is no danger of putting too much SoilSoup on a single plant, as long as you don't over-water in the process. Never put SoilSoup into a can or sprayer that was previously used for pesticides or herbicides because the toxins will destroy the soil microbes.
How does SoilSoup work?
During the brewing cycle the number of beneficial microbes increases by an average of 50,000 times. The microbes become metabolically active in contrast to any bottled or bagged soil amendment. Metabolically active soil microbes will go to work right away when introduced to the soil, which means they start breaking down organic materials into soluble forms that plant roots can identify, absorb and use for continued growth.
Metabolically inactive soil microbes (dormant) need the right environment to wake up. In order for the microbes to wake up they need the right amount of food, oxygen, heat and water.
Why should I use SoilSoup versus a fertilizer?
SoilSoup is organic and does not contain any chemicals--therefore it is better for the earth and your plants. It will not contaminate the soil and will help to grow your plants. Organic matter and nutrients digested by soil microbes remain in the soil until they are needed by the plants. In contrast, a chemical fertilizer (any synthetic N-P-K product) does not retain in the soil very long. It provides a plant with a "quick fix"; and that's about it.
do not contribute to soil aggregation, water and oxygen retention. They have no
soil building attributes and no long lasting benefits for the plants. Synthetic
fertilizers increase the sodium content in the soil and sometimes change the
soil pH with adverse effects on the plants. The increased sodium content will
slowly eliminate the microbial and fungal population in the soil. After years of
using synthetic fertilizers and other garden chemicals, the soil will most
likely be completely sterile. Organic fertilizers supply a continuous stream of
nutrients for the microbes since they cannot digest all of the organic nutrients
Does SoilSoup replace fertilizers?
SoilSoup does not replace a fertilizer; the boost in fertility you get from SoilSoup is due to the digestive action of billions of beneficial microbes transforming nutrients into a soluble form your plants can absorb. Most soils actually have quite a lot of potential plant nutrients; the problem is that the nutrients are not in a form the plants can absorb. SoilSoup helps unlock these nutrients from the soil. You still need to add an organic fertilizer from time to time to provide fresh nutrients to the soil and the microbes. However, you will find that much less fertilizer is required than before you began using SoilSoup.