backyard gardeners Package *** See below for Promotional Fall Rate Offered
The BackYard Gardeners Package includes an on-site assessment, I ask you questions about how you tend to your soils, what amendments you've used and I take a look at your soil's surface and structure, where and if there are compaction issues.
I collect a soil sample for analysis and once we have the data I make amendment and organic matter recommendations based on the microbe profile and the plants you want to grow.
All plants sit somewhere on the succession scale and the bacteria to fungi ratio changes along this scale - we want to make sure your ratio fits the plants you want to grow and that there are enough predators present for the necessary levels of nutrient cycling your plants need.
It also includes 4 photographic images - sometimes it's strictly bacteria present so there isn't much to photograph and sometimes the soil is chalk a block full of interesting microbes - if this is the case I take more images.
I think its important that we keep a visual record of the microbes in our soils and gardens so we can monitor them over time.
Currently, I build and keep microbe banks; microbes that I collect from various locations from the forests, composts and soils of the Sunshine Coast.
My training is about helping gardeners get off chemical fertilizers while utilizing the organic matter that surrounds every garden. In the future I will be extracting microbes from my banks and breeding them for inoculation services. I hope to have this service available by spring.
Rate: Full package $225 *** Special Fall Promotional rate $175.
For scheduling times contact: Veronica@MicrobialPlanetAnalytics.com