Real People, Real Success, Real Satisfaction
The power of Soil Satisfaction!
University of Nevada, Reno Quad Goes Green!!
The historic quad that so many UNR students and alumni have walked, played, graduated, and studied upon is getting a sustainable facelift. This year the annual reseeding of the quad has gone all organic with the use of humus based soil fertility and no conventional fertilizers!
This year, the grounds department decided to use Full Circle Compost to provide a custom all organic soil fertility program to boost the quad to perfection for the 2012 May graduation. The two week results from the soil fertility program are wonderful! Read more here...
Last year I added several inches of Soil
Essence Elite to my three vegetable
beds and the results were amazing. In previous years, growth had been slow
and the plants tended to bolt quickly. Not so last year. The plants were
healthy and full and seldom bolted. Everything grew faster and bigger -
a vegetable garden on steroids! Producing copious crops to share with guests
and neighbors. I'll be adding more SEE this year - I already have bags
of it waiting in the garage for the snow to melt.
~Penny in Truckee, CA
While living in Reno, I stopped in at Whole Foods and purchased a bag of
the elite blend in order to brew compost tea. It worked so well that
I quit using a formulated chemical blend fertilizer and switched strictly
to a compost tea. In fact, it worked so well that I purchased 10 bags
to take with me when I moved from Reno to Kansas City.
Greetings Craig & Staff,
This is to relay my appreciation for your efforts to bring a priceless service to the community, not to mention my back yard. I also want to thank everyone for access to the seed stock. What a help!
Only two weeks ago did I finally break down and purchased a notebook so that my gardening will be kicked up a notch or two in the future and give respect to our passion. The seeds will help me further.
I have extensively scoured FC's (most excellently designed) website for all info. With confidence my understanding of the products is greatly clarified; and dynamics of the humic acid, in relation to supplements and substrate, gives me an excellent tool for going forward with production. Thanks!
It also explains the superb results achieved last year despite several
setbacks. But with the roots nestled in a near perfect environment
(despite your warning, I still managed to over water at first). Yet the high humus content is a blessing and I now understand what's going on after cropping it last season.
Please add me to the "it's amazing" testimonials. Thanks again FC!
Seriously though, the website really is cool – but nothing is as cool as your bullet proof soil!!!
Soil Satisfaction - Before and After
A customer purchased this property and did some reconstruction. The #1 project was the yard. He was just going to lay sod down, but stopped in at Full Circle Compost first and learned about the benefits of Soil Essence Elite and decided to use it with some hesitation. We explained that it would benefit him in the long run because the mycorrhizae in the Soil Essence Elite will help the new turf/sod take root faster.
He came in six weeks later and said that he was amazed that within two
weeks, the sod began to root into the soil. Not only that, but he had to
replace a sprinkler head and pipe that had broken, and had to pull up the
sod to do so! Since the roots were already so extensive, it was a chore
to pull that area of lawn up! To his amazement once more, the lawn did
not die in this area, but started to grow a good root base once again within
one week. "I was truly amazed and thank you once again Full Circle
Compost! I couldn't have done it without you! I will be referring all my neighbors, as they have already stopped by asking what I have used to make the yard look so beautiful."
Attached are the before and after photos of the new lawn I planted with your compost.
Wow! I had a super-sized vegetable garden this year - tons of tomatoes and squash and definitely corn as "high as an elephant's eye." I got a truckload of your compost about 2 years ago and used most of it on shrubs and flower beds. This past Spring I planted veggies in the place where it had been dumped from the truck. That's where I really had the "wow" factor. My neighbors were amazed and my other veggie growing friends were jealous of my bountiful harvest. I had plenty to share with them and the overflow went to the food bank.
~Carol Sandmeier, Gardnerville, NV
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.
The same principle applies to your garden soil.
Applying chemical fertilizer to your soil is like giving a man a fish. He eats for one day but there is no replenishment of nutrients. In the plant world, often the chemical fertilizer is consumed by the plant and the remainder leaches out of the root zone leaving the soil barren once again. A chemical fertilizer can even be toxic to the beneficial organisms the soil needs to generate its own nutrients.
By applying a composted soil product inoculated with all the organisms necessary for natural soil nutrient production, the soil becomes self-sufficient, constantly regenerating its own fertility…teaching a man to fish.
Here at Northern Nevada Nursery, we have seen container plants that are in decline due to root rot and exhausted "sour" soil, dramatically rejuvenate after a top dress application of Full Circle Compost’s "Soil Essence Elite". The plants re-foliated with larger, greener leaves, and extended their growing season before going dormant for the winter.
A truly impressive product!
B.S. Ornamental Horticulture
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Owner- Northern Nevada Nursery Corp.
Garden on July 21, the tomato next to the shovel is over 4' tall, so is the corn. Good thing I like Zucchini.
TURF FERTILITY WITH SOIL ESSENCE
This builds water holding capacity and biology
THE SAME LAWN ON OTHER HALF OF YARD WITH SOIL ESSENCE
(Humified Mineral Compost Blend)
This is what happens when we put the missing nutrition in the blend.
Here's the story on this customer. The customer came into Full Circle Compost to purchase Soil Essence to put on his lawn. The owner, Craig Witt asked him why he would want to use the Soil Essence when he could use the Soil Essence Elite, which is a better product with a full mineral package. The customer expressed that he didn't feel it would make any difference. So, we asked him to do a trial for us. On one side of his yard, he spread the Soil Essence and on the other side of his yard, he spread Soil Essence Elite. He took care of both sides of the yard the same way with the same amount of water. These are the results.
Soil Satisfaction - Before and After
This summer we planted two tomato plants and one pepper plant (among other things) in early July this year; we used 100% Full Circle Compost amended soil in the (raised) beds.
Have a look at the pictures - one taken in July the other taken in early
October (about 3 months apart). The results were AMAZING! We'll
be back in the spring for more of your great soil!
~Kali & Martin Wallace, Gardnerville, NV
The Full Circle Compost product used was Garden Soil.
Lahontan Golf Club at Truckee
Worms as Therapy
A true tale, more or less, of the influence of red worms on daily life
By story teller Mary Ellen Conoway
Red worms live in my house
In black trays next to the water heater.
When I open the lid to feed them I hear cracks and pops
As they eat vegetative materials from the kitchen.
These worms don't roam out of their container,
Content to make "tea" and castings for the house
And the outdoor garden plants
It's great recycling (with a modest form of calming therapy)
Requiring little time or care as worm "goo"
Replaces chemical fertilizers and spares the community
Sewer system pounds of waste.
RED WORMS EAT MY GARBAGE
An Ode To Recycling, by Mary Ellen Conoway
Red worms make "tea" for house plants and castings for the garden
In dark, warm and moist soil, all in seeming worm bliss
They are creating growing energy for plants and savings on electrical energy
As they munch, crunch, and squirm in their black bin
It's perfect recycling, easy and nearly care-free no home should miss
Bringing to your life and community near-perfect synergy.