FAQ

What is SoilSoup?

SoilSoup is technically actively aerated compost tea, it is brewed not steeped. SoilSoup is made of 100% organic ingredients and is safe, non-toxic, easy to apply and extremely effective. It is made from high quality worm castings, chlorine free water and oxygen.

Why should I use SoilSoup?

Regular treatments with SoilSoup will dramatically recharge your soil with beneficial soil microbes, restoring the natural balance. After a season of SoilSoup; your plants will be healthier, stronger, better-nourished and more beautiful than ever. Fruits and vegetables will have a superior taste and will contain more nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. 

How often should I use SoilSoup?

Depending on the type of soil you are treating with the SoilSoup depends on how often you should use it. If you are treating sterile soil (treated with chemical fertilizers) or a heavy compacted soil (clay) you should apply it twice a month until the plants and soil begin to show improvement. Once you begin to see improvements you can reduce the treatments. If you are spraying the SoilSoup onto a lawn it can be diluted up to 10 times and should be applied once a week and less often once the lawn improves in soil texture and water absorption.

How do I apply SoilSoup?

When using SoilSoup it must be applied fresh within 12 hours with a watering can or pressure sprayer. The brewing process creates an extremely dense population of microbes and if it sits for too long the microbial population will begin to decline.

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.

Chemical fertilizers 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 overnight.

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.