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Living Soil Kit

Our Living Soil kit will include worm castings, a Rain Science Grow Bag and a balanced amount of nutrients and minerals formulated on the Clackamas Coot recipe and philosophy,  "If everything a plant needs is in the soil, than everything else takes care of itself."

We have done all the work for you! All you need to do is mix these ingredients together with a basic store bought potting mix, place the soil inside the Rain Science Grow Bag and add water, it's as simple as that. Your favorite flowers, vegetables and plants will have just been given the home they need to thrive.

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$49.99

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What's in the Kit

Depending on which size kit you choose, you'll receive either 5 or 10 lbs. of worm castings to start your soil off with healthy biology. We'll give you a formulated mixture of North Atlantic sea kelp, neem, karanja, crustacean meal and alfalfa for nutrients, gypsum and basalt for mineralization and lime for pH balancing. Lastly, you'll get either a 1 or 2 cu. ft. Rain Science Grow Bag to put this living soil in! This bag can be easily moved around and promotes healthier root growth due to air pruning. The formula for this mix has been in use for over 25 years, and is the perfect combination of ingredients to grow healthy and productive plants that are nutritionally dense and free of chemicals!

What are worm castings?

Composting with worms (also called vermicomposting) is usually done with 3 types of worms; Eisenia fetida (red wiggler), Eisenia hortensis (European nightcrawler), Perionyx excavatus (blues). Their specialized digestive systems convert food waste and other organic materials to a nutrient-rich compost called vermicast or worm castings. Worms thrive in an aerobic (with air) environments. They are able to process large amounts of food waste and rapidly reproduce in a confined space.

We sell 2 of the composting worms together, E. hortensis and Perionyx excavatus as they are able to occupy the same worm bed. In fact, they can make almost ideal companions since the former tends to live very close to the surface while the latter tends to prefer the increased moisture levels in the lower regions. This combination produces worm castings year round in our Florida climate.

Do I need to use a special potting mix?

You can use any basic potting mix when mixing the ingredients of the living soil kit together. We provide a Rain Science grow bag because of it's ease of use and aeration. Be aware that your soil may dry out faster and you might wish to adjust your watering schedule or growing medium depending on the moisture requirements of specific plants.

What is special about the Rain Science grow bag material?

The problem with fabric grow pots are mold build up and root rot from the fabric staying wet. Mold, mildew and algae can rob your plants of valuable nutrients and oxygen. The wet material does not allow air to pass very freely. Their special mesh allows for better drainage than traditional grow bags. Rain Science grow bags provide more stable root zone temperatures, greatly improving drainage through the entire growbag and adding extra oxygen to the soil because of improved air flow through the fabric. This air flow facilitates a process called air root pruning, where the plant creates a bunch of tiny feeder roots which are better at absorbing nutrients,  this in turn leads to increased plant growth.

Why are Rain Science grow bags better than regular grow bags?

Rain Science grow bags aerate your root zone unlike plastic containers. Root aeration stops root circling, by air pruning, your helping your plant build a stronger root structure. Better roots means higher resistance to pests and disease, and a faster growing healthier plant. Old school plant pots also hold a lot of heat, which can lead to a whole new set of problems. Rain Science bags actually dissipate heat keeping your roots at an optimal temperature.

What is air pruning?

Air pruning is a natural process that happens as plant roots come in contact with fresh air near the walls of the growbag, the root tip stops growing, essentially pruning itself, this causes the rest of the root to branch off with many tiny feeder roots, instead of a few circling roots. These new roots will continue to colonize bag, allowing the plant to maximize uptake of both water and nutrients.

Living Soil Kit

Living Soil Kit

Our Living Soil kit will include worm castings, a Rain Science Grow Bag and a balanced amount of nutrients and minerals formulated on the Clackamas Coot recipe and philosophy,  "If everything a plant needs is in the soil, than everything else takes care of itself."

We have done all the work for you! All you need to do is mix these ingredients together with a basic store bought potting mix, place the soil inside the Rain Science Grow Bag and add water, it's as simple as that. Your favorite flowers, vegetables and plants will have just been given the home they need to thrive.

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$49.99

What's in the Kit

Depending on which size kit you choose, you'll receive either 5 or 10 lbs. of worm castings to start your soil off with healthy biology. We'll give you a formulated mixture of North Atlantic sea kelp, neem, karanja, crustacean meal and alfalfa for nutrients, gypsum and basalt for mineralization and lime for pH balancing. Lastly, you'll get either a 1 or 2 cu. ft. Rain Science Grow Bag to put this living soil in! This bag can be easily moved around and promotes healthier root growth due to air pruning. The formula for this mix has been in use for over 25 years, and is the perfect combination of ingredients to grow healthy and productive plants that are nutritionally dense and free of chemicals!

Common Questions

What are worm castings?

Composting with worms (also called vermicomposting) is usually done with 3 types of worms; Eisenia fetida (red wiggler), Eisenia hortensis (European nightcrawler), Perionyx excavatus (blues). Their specialized digestive systems convert food waste and other organic materials to a nutrient-rich compost called vermicast or worm castings. Worms thrive in an aerobic (with air) environments. They are able to process large amounts of food waste and rapidly reproduce in a confined space.

We sell 2 of the composting worms together, E. hortensis and Perionyx excavatus as they are able to occupy the same worm bed. In fact, they can make almost ideal companions since the former tends to live very close to the surface while the latter tends to prefer the increased moisture levels in the lower regions. This combination produces worm castings year round in our Florida climate.

Do I need to use a special potting mix?

You can use any basic potting mix when mixing the ingredients of the living soil kit together. We provide a Rain Science grow bag because of it's ease of use and aeration. Be aware that your soil may dry out faster and you might wish to adjust your watering schedule or growing medium depending on the moisture requirements of specific plants.

What is special about the Rain Science grow bag material?

The problem with fabric grow pots are mold build up and root rot from the fabric staying wet. Mold, mildew and algae can rob your plants of valuable nutrients and oxygen. The wet material does not allow air to pass very freely. Their special mesh allows for better drainage than traditional grow bags. Rain Science grow bags provide more stable root zone temperatures, greatly improving drainage through the entire growbag and adding extra oxygen to the soil because of improved air flow through the fabric. This air flow facilitates a process called air root pruning, where the plant creates a bunch of tiny feeder roots which are better at absorbing nutrients,  this in turn leads to increased plant growth.

Why are Rain Science grow bags better than regular grow bags?

Rain Science grow bags aerate your root zone unlike plastic containers. Root aeration stops root circling, by air pruning, your helping your plant build a stronger root structure. Better roots means higher resistance to pests and disease, and a faster growing healthier plant. Old school plant pots also hold a lot of heat, which can lead to a whole new set of problems. Rain Science bags actually dissipate heat keeping your roots at an optimal temperature.

What is air pruning?

Air pruning is a natural process that happens as plant roots come in contact with fresh air near the walls of the growbag, the root tip stops growing, essentially pruning itself, this causes the rest of the root to branch off with many tiny feeder roots, instead of a few circling roots. These new roots will continue to colonize bag, allowing the plant to maximize uptake of both water and nutrients.