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Instructions for making your own organic substrate!

 

JOHN MUSSER’S CINDERBLOCK GARDENING

SYSTEM IN SEVEN EASY STEPS

Planting 800

 

ITEMS THAT YOU WILL NEED:

 

  • 1—Large Mixing Trough (one that is big enough to re-hydrate and mix in).
  • 1—Shovel (a flat – rounded on the edges works best).
  • 3—Five Gallons Pails – food grade.
  • 1—Bag of  *Living Microbe Compost  
  • 1—Bag of *Microbe Accelerator (full bag)
  • 1—10 lb. *Block of Coco Fiber
  • 1—Bag of *Vermiculite
  • 3—Bags of Mushroom Compost

*Sold at the AESL store.

 

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AESL Accelerator 8005 gallon pails 800

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Mix one package of Living Microbe Compost and one package of AESL Microbe Accelerator into one five gallon pail of non-chlorinated water.

cocofiber

 

2. Stir well and pour this five gallon mix into a food grade plastic container that will hold 20 plus gallons (pictured below).

 

3. Add two more five gallon pails of non-chlorinated water into the container and stir.

 

vermiculite

 4. Put your coco fiber in the middle and re-hydrate. It will take about one hour. Turn over from time to time.

 

5. Once the coco fiber is re-hydrated, add one bag (4 cu. ft.) of vermiculite and three bags of mushroom compost.

 

6. Mix thoroughly with shovel or hands and put into cinder-blocks, raised beds, and containers, etc.

 

7.  Add plants or seeds!

 

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