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BuildASoil Complete Soil Building Kit - Coot Approved

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Description

The Official Clackamas Coots Complete Soil Building Kit

Coots Nutrients and Coots Minerals

BEWARE of other Coots Mixes that don't reveal the source of ingredients or the amounts in the kit. Many people can make a "Coot Kit" but we are the Original and are approved by Clackamas Coot himself.

10% of the Retail Price goes directly to Clackamas Coot for his support.

---->>>This kit includes the proper amounts of nutrients and minerals to Build Soil from scratch using standard size Sphagnum Peat Moss Bales. 

Selecting the Right Nutrient Kit:
2.2 CF Bale Kit

Mix into a 2.2 CF Bale of Peat Moss plus 3 Cubic Feet of Compost and 3 Cubic Feet of Aeration.

3.0 CF Bale Kit
Mix into a 3.0 CF Bale of Peat Moss plus 4.67 Cubic feet of Compost and 4.67 Cubic feet of Aeration. (Most people will round up or down to the nearest Cubic Foot)

3.8 CF Bale Kit
Mix into 3.8 CF Bale of Peat Moss plus 6 Cubic Feet of Compost and 6 Cubic Feet of Aeration.
Mix and then let sit for 1-2 weeks before planting.

Useful Info

Building your own soil? This is our preferred method...

This Recipe is inspired by and credited to Mr. "ClackamasCoots" aka "LumperDawgz"

I have always wanted to offer a nutrient kit in the style of ClackamasCoots. This nutrient kit is proven. It works because it is such a simple and affordable starting point to base your soil from. Use this kit and our free DIY nutrient E-Book and you will have healthy soil and healthy plants.

(CC is directly connected to this Nutrient Kit, it's his recipe and he helped us create the kit and a portion of the proceeds go directly to him)

Want to learn more about Building soil? Check out this blog article: Building Soil Article

What you'll be getting in the Kit:

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Nutrients:
(Use at 2.5 Cups Per cubic foot of soil or about 5-6 Tablespoon per gallon of soil)

1. Crustacean Meal - Crab and Shrimp
2. Kelp Meal - Thorvin Organic Icelandic kelp
3. Neem Cake/Karanja Cake: Ahimsa
4. Milled Malted Barley - Premium Organic 2 Row Malted Barley

Minerals:
(Use at 4 Cups Per Cubic foot of soil or about 1/2 Cup per gallon of soil)

1. BuildASoil Basalt - Our Favorite Rock Dust for trace minerals. Highly paramagnetic.
2. Gypsum Dust - Calcium and Sulfur
3. Oyster Shell Flour - Calcium Carbonate - Adds available calcium and limes the Peat moss.

We separate the two so that the natural moisture in the rock dust doesn't effect the raw nutrients. Dump all the material into your soil for the proper mineral and nutrient balance.

What You'll Need To Get To Finish The Recipe:

To finish this recipe you will need equal parts of the below,

1 Part Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss: Available in 2.2 Cubic Foot Bales, 3.0 Cubic Foot Bales and 3.8 Cubic Foot Bales at Home Depot and most gardening stores. Notice: The 2.2 Bale will fluff up to about 3.0 Cubic Feet, the 3.0 Bale will fluff up to about 4.67 Cubic Feet (Most people will round up or down to the nearest Cubic Foot) and the 3.8 Bale will fluff to about 6 Cubic Feet.

1 Part High Quality Compost or Worm Castings: Search for local compost or castings on craigslist or order some here on our website. If opting to use worm castings, we advise using only 5-15% of the 33% total compost due to the potential for sodium excess.

1 Part Aeration Amendment: Something to aerate the soil like perlite does in normal potting mix. We like to use Pumice and Rice hulls but you can use whatever is available to you including perlite, rice hulls, lava rock, pumice etc.

You'll notice there isn't any High P ingredient like Soft Rock Phosphate or Fish Bone Meal and after speaking with Coot about this I realized a few things. This Kit has many ingredients that contain Phosphorous at normal levels which will not be harmful to Mycorrhizal fungi. High P amendments can have a negative effect on the soil Mycorrhizal life, for this reason Coot recommends using this recipe.

Here is the Mix as written by ClackamasCoots:

Equal parts of Sphagnum peat moss, some aeration deal (pumice, rice hulls, lava rock - whatever is sitting in the garage) and finally some mix of humus - my compost, worm castings some black leaf mold I bought from the local 'worm guy'

To each 1 c.f. of this mix I add the following:
1/2 cup organic Neem meal
1/2 cup organic Kelp meal
1/2 cup Crab meal (or Crustacean meal when available - it has Shrimp meal with the Crab meal. It's a local product from the fisheries on the Oregon & Washington Coasts)
4 cups of some minerals - rock dust

After the plant is in the final container I top-dress with my worm castings at 2" or so and then I hit it with Aloe vera juice and Comfrey extract. Or Borage. Or Stinging Nettle. Or Horsetail ferns. Whatever is ready.

That's it.

Why re-invent the wheel? This proven mix is simple.


If you intend on using sphagnum peat moss then this kit is perfect for you. With the low PH of peat moss this kit comes with oyster flour to add lots of calcium and also help raise the ph to proper levels.

If you would like Build A Soil with another base like, Bagged Potting Soil, Pro-Mix, Sunshine Mix or even Coconut Coir then you'll want to check out our other products.



Why is this Nutrient Kit So important?

"A wonderful thing about a balanced, mineralized soil based on the soil's exchange capacity is that everything else becomes easier. The soil pH self-adjusts to its optimum, plant disease and insect problems largely disappear, water retention, drainage, soil texture, and rate of decay of organic matter all become self-regulating and automatic, weather permitting. The grower knows that the nutrients are in the crop because the nutrients are available in the soil. The soil life is active and healthy and helping to make these nutrients available, and the plants growing on this ideal soil have free-choice of any nutrient they want, in balance, a balance designed by intelligent science and observation."

- Michael Astera

How To Use

Nutrients:
Use at 2 Cups Per cubic foot of soil or about 4 Tablespoon per gallon of soil

Minerals:
Use at 4 Cups Per Cubic foot of soil or about 1/2 Cup per gallon of soil

 

 

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Bas is best organic soil company I know of. Great videos on YouTube also

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Can't go wring with this DIY mix

It's everything ya need. These DIY kits come highly recommended

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Complete kit makes it easy.

Supply your own peat moss, aeration and compost, add this mix and you’re golden to start your own living soil.

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Coot Man for the win

Kit is great! Enjoyed mixing it all together. Plants and flowers love this stuff!

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BuildASoil Complete Soil Building Kit - Coot Approved

From $71.50

The Official Clackamas Coots Complete Soil Building Kit

Coots Nutrients and Coots Minerals

BEWARE of other Coots Mixes that don't reveal the source of ingredients or the amounts in the kit. Many people can make a "Coot Kit" but we are the Original and are approved by Clackamas Coot himself.

10% of the Retail Price goes directly to Clackamas Coot for his support.

---->>>This kit includes the proper amounts of nutrients and minerals to Build Soil from scratch using standard size Sphagnum Peat Moss Bales. 

Selecting the Right Nutrient Kit:
2.2 CF Bale Kit

Mix into a 2.2 CF Bale of Peat Moss plus 3 Cubic Feet of Compost and 3 Cubic Feet of Aeration.

3.0 CF Bale Kit
Mix into a 3.0 CF Bale of Peat Moss plus 4.67 Cubic feet of Compost and 4.67 Cubic feet of Aeration. (Most people will round up or down to the nearest Cubic Foot)

3.8 CF Bale Kit
Mix into 3.8 CF Bale of Peat Moss plus 6 Cubic Feet of Compost and 6 Cubic Feet of Aeration.
Mix and then let sit for 1-2 weeks before planting.

Useful Info

Building your own soil? This is our preferred method...

This Recipe is inspired by and credited to Mr. "ClackamasCoots" aka "LumperDawgz"

I have always wanted to offer a nutrient kit in the style of ClackamasCoots. This nutrient kit is proven. It works because it is such a simple and affordable starting point to base your soil from. Use this kit and our free DIY nutrient E-Book and you will have healthy soil and healthy plants.

(CC is directly connected to this Nutrient Kit, it's his recipe and he helped us create the kit and a portion of the proceeds go directly to him)

Want to learn more about Building soil? Check out this blog article: Building Soil Article

What you'll be getting in the Kit:

Free Shipping

Nutrients:
(Use at 2.5 Cups Per cubic foot of soil or about 5-6 Tablespoon per gallon of soil)

1. Crustacean Meal - Crab and Shrimp
2. Kelp Meal - Thorvin Organic Icelandic kelp
3. Neem Cake/Karanja Cake: Ahimsa
4. Milled Malted Barley - Premium Organic 2 Row Malted Barley

Minerals:
(Use at 4 Cups Per Cubic foot of soil or about 1/2 Cup per gallon of soil)

1. BuildASoil Basalt - Our Favorite Rock Dust for trace minerals. Highly paramagnetic.
2. Gypsum Dust - Calcium and Sulfur
3. Oyster Shell Flour - Calcium Carbonate - Adds available calcium and limes the Peat moss.

We separate the two so that the natural moisture in the rock dust doesn't effect the raw nutrients. Dump all the material into your soil for the proper mineral and nutrient balance.

What You'll Need To Get To Finish The Recipe:

To finish this recipe you will need equal parts of the below,

1 Part Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss: Available in 2.2 Cubic Foot Bales, 3.0 Cubic Foot Bales and 3.8 Cubic Foot Bales at Home Depot and most gardening stores. Notice: The 2.2 Bale will fluff up to about 3.0 Cubic Feet, the 3.0 Bale will fluff up to about 4.67 Cubic Feet (Most people will round up or down to the nearest Cubic Foot) and the 3.8 Bale will fluff to about 6 Cubic Feet.

1 Part High Quality Compost or Worm Castings: Search for local compost or castings on craigslist or order some here on our website. If opting to use worm castings, we advise using only 5-15% of the 33% total compost due to the potential for sodium excess.

1 Part Aeration Amendment: Something to aerate the soil like perlite does in normal potting mix. We like to use Pumice and Rice hulls but you can use whatever is available to you including perlite, rice hulls, lava rock, pumice etc.

You'll notice there isn't any High P ingredient like Soft Rock Phosphate or Fish Bone Meal and after speaking with Coot about this I realized a few things. This Kit has many ingredients that contain Phosphorous at normal levels which will not be harmful to Mycorrhizal fungi. High P amendments can have a negative effect on the soil Mycorrhizal life, for this reason Coot recommends using this recipe.

Here is the Mix as written by ClackamasCoots:

Equal parts of Sphagnum peat moss, some aeration deal (pumice, rice hulls, lava rock - whatever is sitting in the garage) and finally some mix of humus - my compost, worm castings some black leaf mold I bought from the local 'worm guy'

To each 1 c.f. of this mix I add the following:
1/2 cup organic Neem meal
1/2 cup organic Kelp meal
1/2 cup Crab meal (or Crustacean meal when available - it has Shrimp meal with the Crab meal. It's a local product from the fisheries on the Oregon & Washington Coasts)
4 cups of some minerals - rock dust

After the plant is in the final container I top-dress with my worm castings at 2" or so and then I hit it with Aloe vera juice and Comfrey extract. Or Borage. Or Stinging Nettle. Or Horsetail ferns. Whatever is ready.

That's it.

Why re-invent the wheel? This proven mix is simple.


If you intend on using sphagnum peat moss then this kit is perfect for you. With the low PH of peat moss this kit comes with oyster flour to add lots of calcium and also help raise the ph to proper levels.

If you would like Build A Soil with another base like, Bagged Potting Soil, Pro-Mix, Sunshine Mix or even Coconut Coir then you'll want to check out our other products.



Why is this Nutrient Kit So important?

"A wonderful thing about a balanced, mineralized soil based on the soil's exchange capacity is that everything else becomes easier. The soil pH self-adjusts to its optimum, plant disease and insect problems largely disappear, water retention, drainage, soil texture, and rate of decay of organic matter all become self-regulating and automatic, weather permitting. The grower knows that the nutrients are in the crop because the nutrients are available in the soil. The soil life is active and healthy and helping to make these nutrients available, and the plants growing on this ideal soil have free-choice of any nutrient they want, in balance, a balance designed by intelligent science and observation."

- Michael Astera

How To Use

Nutrients:
Use at 2 Cups Per cubic foot of soil or about 4 Tablespoon per gallon of soil

Minerals:
Use at 4 Cups Per Cubic foot of soil or about 1/2 Cup per gallon of soil

 

 

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