Investigate, analyze and apply natural soil fertility systems
THEME: The Living Soil–The Living Plant: We are all Interconnected and Related
STRAND: Science of Soil Fertility
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
Recognize and integrate soil fertility systems for optimal plant growth. Know how to apply amendments in growing cycles.
Sift finished compost and make observations.
Sort vermicast from red wigglers and/or Indian blue worms Use ratios to make correct dilutions of worm/compost teas, ash, etc. as a soil amendment.
Use compost and amendments as a part of bed prep.
Mulch on and between beds to conserve water and prevent weeds.
Create and share recipes and dilutions for natural fertilizers.