Enhance Your Soil with OGS Base and Aeration Mix

Improve your garden's soil with the Organic Gardening Solutions (OGS) Base and Aeration Mix, a premium blend designed to enhance aeration and nutrient retention for healthier, more resilient plants. This 25L mix combines 50% Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss as its base with Pumice, Perlite, Rice Hulls, and Zeolite as aeration components. Simply combine it with your preferred compost to create a nutrient-rich soil blend for a healthier and more vibrant garden.

Features and Benefits

  • Excellent Aeration: The combination of Pumice, Perlite, Rice Hulls and Zeolite promotes proper soil aeration, ensuring ample oxygen reaches your plants' roots.
  • High Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC): The Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss base provides unmatched CEC, allowing your plants to absorb essential nutrients more effectively.
  • Superior Water Retention: Peat Moss offers impressive water-holding capabilities, maintaining the ideal moisture balance for your plants.
  • Slow Nutrient Release: Rice Hulls and Zeolite slowly release nutrients and water back into the soil, providing a steady supply of essential elements for your plants' growth.
  • Increased Plant Resilience: With the addition of Nitrogen and Silica from Rice Hulls, your plants will become more resistant to stress and adverse conditions.

How to Use

  1. Choose a suitable compost or soil blend that meets the specific nutritional requirements of your plants.
  2. Empty the entire 25L bag of OGS Base and Aeration Mix into a mixing container.
  3. Mix the OGS Base and Aeration Mix with your preferred compost at a 1:1 ratio or as required by your plants.
  4. Blend the two components evenly to create a consistently aerated and nutrient-rich growing medium.
  5. Transfer the prepared mix to your garden bed or planters, and plant your seeds or seedlings according to their specific needs.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

OGS Base and Aeration Mix is ideal for gardeners seeking to enhance the overall quality of their soil, regardless of plant type or growing environment. This versatile mix promotes healthier growth, improved nutrient absorption and increased plant resilience, resulting in more vibrant, productive and stress-resistant plants.


What is the purpose of the OGS Base and Aeration 25L mix?

The OGS Base and Aeration Mix is a combination of Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss and various aeration components such as Pumice, Perlite, Rice Hulls, and Zeolite. Its purpose is to provide unmatched CEC, air-filled porosity, and water holding capacity to create your own premium soil blend when combined with compost.

How does the Base and Aeration Mix improve plant resilience?

Rice Hulls, which make up 20% of the mix, slowly release Nitrogen and Silica into the soil, resulting in increased resilience of your plants. Additionally, the mix's various components contribute to enhanced aeration, moisture retention, and nutrient exchange.

Can I use this mix by itself or do I need to combine it with other materials?

The Base and Aeration Mix is designed to be combined with compost of your choice to create a premium soil blend. Using it alone wouldn't result in an optimal growing environment for your plants.

What is the role of Zeolite in this mix?

Zeolite, comprising 2.5% of the mix, stores and slowly releases nutrients and water over time. Its open crystalline structure allows for cationic exchange and reversible rehydration, providing nourishment and moisture to your plants as needed.

Is the OGS Base and Aeration mix suitable for all plant types?

Although the mix is designed to create an optimal environment for most plants, it is best to refer to individual plant requirements to ensure compatibility. Combining the mix with compost tailored to specific plant needs will result in better growing conditions for your plants.

How important is air-filled porosity in a soil mixture?

Air-filled porosity is essential for plant growth as it promotes healthy root development and prevents waterlogging. Components like Pumice, Rice Hulls, and Perlite in the Base and Aeration Mix ensure good air-filled porosity, ultimately contributing to the overall health and productivity of your plants.

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(SKU: 129295)

Provides unmatched CEC, air-filled porosity and water holding capacity, Excellent aeration for roots to thrive, Slowly releases Nitrogen and Silica, Increasing plant resilience, Zeolite slowly releases stored nutrients and water over time

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