Bu’s Blend Biodynamic Compost 1 cu ft
For good soil & seasonal care: Spread ½” to 1” of Bu’s Blend over planting area (for edibles and grass), watering well (for roses and other bushes), or drip line (for larger trees). Water in (or let the rain do it for you) and let the microbes do the work. Repeat every 3-4 months.
For new plantings: Spread ½” to 1” of compost over the planting area, water deeply, and let the area rest for a couple days up to a few months, if possible. If not, it’s cool, go for it. Plant whatever you’re planting. Put a nice handful or two of Bu’s Blend in the bottom of your planting hole and say something wonderful to the plant. Plants like to be loved just like the rest of us. Then, broadcast another ½” of Bu’s Blend over the newly planted area. Sit back and watch the magic.
Cover mulch: Spread 1-1½” of Bu’s Blend over your beds, pots and planters. Do not work into the soil. We repeat, do not work the soil. Let the irrigation or rain work the compost into the soil. Is that cool or what?
For poor soil: Break up the soil and apply up to 2” of Bu’s Blend on top. Water deeply & repeat every 2 weeks or so until soil improves. The water will draw beneficial microbes deep into the soil, where they will work to improve soil structure and vitality.
Ingredients: Dairy cow manure, straw, wood chips, and concentrations of yarrow, chamomile, valerian, stinging nettle, dandelion, and oak bark.
The Scoop on Our Poop
Dairy cow manure endows the earth with powerful fertilizing and healing forces that chicken manure, steer manure, horse manure, and bat guano simply don’t have. Why? Because a dairy cow has an unequaled digestive process which is enhanced by cosmic-life giving forces in her hooves and horns that enable the nitrogen in her manure to re-kindle life within the earth.
Our products are certified biodynamic by Demeter® USA, the American chapter of the world’s only certifier of Biodynamic® farms and products. Demeter’s strict standards ensure crops are grown with the avoidance of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, utilize compost and cover crops, and set aside 10% of the total farm acreage for biodiversity. In order for our product to bear the Demeter logo, it must be made with certified Biodynamic ingredients and meet strict processing standards to ensure the purest possible product. These standards ensure the dairy cows that provide the manure that is the basis for our compost receive no genetically-modified feed and have access to the outdoors. Further, we ensure our farms grow at least one third of their cows’ diet on the property, make efforts to reduce pathogens, and make minimal turns on the compost, thereby enhancing compost fertility.
All of our Biodynamic blends contain ingredients of the highest quality and integrity. We find the best source for each ingredient, ensure the highest level of sustainability, and never ever ever use any fillers or fluff. We test all our products and carefully craft each batch of compost, potting soil, and compost tea to enliven and enrich your garden!
What is Biodynamic?
Biodynamic farming has been in existence since the early 1920’s as a response to industrialization’s destructive effect on the earth and subsequent crops failures. Biodynamics comprises an ecological and sustainable system that respects all creation. Its goal is to create a self-perpetuating ecosystem.
In fact, Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamics is the grandfather of the whole organic movement. While organic agriculture rightly aims to halt the devastation caused by humans, it has no cure for the ailing earth. Biodynamic agriculture provides the cure by treating the soil as a living organism rather than a support system. And, like any living organism, the better the food it consumes, the stronger and healthier it becomes. What does all of this mean? Malibu Compost contains one of the best kept secrets ever!
“Biodynamic agriculture…is necessary not only for the sake of somehow improving agriculture, but so that human life on earth can continue at all, since as physical beings we depend on what the earth provides.”
Compost is the cornerstone of soil care in Biodynamic Agriculture. We make our compost according to traditional Biodynamic practices. The dairy cows providing the manure that is the basis for our compost receive no genetically-modified feed and spend time roaming the pastures. Further, we ensure our farms grow at least one third of their cows’ diet on the property, make efforts to reduce pathogens, and make minimal turns on the compost, thereby enhancing compost fertility.
We also add homeopathic Biodynamic preparations to every batch of compost, which enhance our compost’s microbial biodiversity and nutritive capacity. These preparations are made from yarrow, chamomile, stinging nettle, oak bark, dandelion, and valerian and each has specific relationships to major and micro nutrients within the compost and ultimately, in your plants.