Frequently Asked Questions

Soil Balance

Frequently Asked Questions

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FOR TRIALS: Mix 3 to 5 grams with 2 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket. Using your hand or a wooden spoon, mix in a vortex for 10 minutes. Take the 2 gallons of mixed water and pour evenly at the stem base of 10 or less plants. You cannot over dose with Soil Balance Pro, so 3 to 5 grams can be used on one plant if desired. After the 2 gallons of water is evenly applied to the base of the plants, water those plants heavily until the entire pot is saturated with water. Do this every 7 days for 30 days.

Soil Balance contains 46,300,000,000 microbes in one gram of our powder. Most liquid and powder microbial competitors have an average of 500,000,000 microbes in one gram. This means it would take the average inoculant 92 grams of their product to equal what is in just one gram of Soil Balance.

We love compost tea and it is a beautiful practice in all aspects! However, making good, aerobic "humus" compost tea is an art and can be not only time consuming but difficult (especially if you are doing it right). The Soil Balance powder complements a good compost tea by creating a liquid solution that has many more microbes than the average compost tea or "liquid" microbial solution per gallon. Much more! This makes introducing more biodiversity to your soil easier, more efficient and gives you a more comprehensive community on your roots.

Speaking of roots brings up another good point. In microbiology, quality "strains" are important. Soil Balance contains 62 different strains of microbes which are all conducive to plant and soil health and they ALL live on roots (rhizobacteria). Many of the compost tea's or liquid microbial products of today contain strains from animal intestines and or plant leaves which die shortly after application in the harsh soil environment. Soil Balance contains only "root and soil microbes" which all live, grow, create and thrive on plant roots.

It is our hope that one day we can all become microbe farmers. It is important that our species learns to nurture, care and farm the soil in place of only the plant. The soil is more alive than we think and adding our living organisms which naturally co-evolved with your plant in nature is the backbone for a healthy, nutrient dense, highly energetic system!

Lastly, the vast majority of current inoculants today rely solely on soil microbe strains discovered in the 1800’s such as Bacillus Subtilis discovered in 1872 and Trichoderma first described in 1794. However effective these strains may be, the advancement of natural microbial amendments has been in a holding pattern for many years due to the proven efficacy of organic and conventional fertilization. Soil Balance represents newly discovered strains that assist both conventional and organic growers and their fertilization protocols. Many competing microbial inoculants do not have the diversity to make quality fertilizers really shine.

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We recommend a minimum of 5 applications through a 90 day growing cycle. If budgets allow, use Soil Balance once every week. If it is your first time using Soil Balance, we recommend applying once per week to see effects within 15 to 30 days. One application will show you dramatic results and the second will make you a true believer in soil life and biodiversity!

  1. After adding Soil Balance to water make sure to stir it in a vortex for at least 10 minutes so it absorbs completely into the water.
  2. As you make the vortex, add in some gratitude and positive energy for these little magic workers.
  3. Use water soluble humic acid to give our microbes some instant food but do not tank mix unless the pH is over 6.8 in the water solution.
  4. Apply close to the plant stem and water it in as deep as the roots go so that it makes contact.
  5. Have fun watching your plants reach their full genetic potential!

Soil Balance should not be tank mixed with any synthetic products. Wait 2 days after inoculating with Soil Balance to apply fungicides, nematicides, herbicides, and insecticides. Systemic fungicides and fumigants are not recommended to be used in conjunction with Soil Balance and will render our microbes ineffective. We recommend using contact fungicides only if necessary when using Soil Balance. Soil Balance microbes are designed to be durable and will work well in conventional ecosystems. The only danger is using biocides which kill all microbes off the roots. If biocides are necessary, re-apply to plant roots after product efficacy has dissipated.

Soil Balance is designed to be as durable as the people who use it. Soil Balance should be stored at temperatures between 40F and 130F and will keep for 1.5 years after being opened. Do not allow to freeze solid while wet. Keep out of direct sunlight if possible.

Yes and No. The strains in Soil Balance are all rhizobacteria. The food they require to live, sustain and thrive comes from the sugars and carbohydrates that the root produces for them. However our strains are also saprophytes and they do grow on carbon. Therefore food sources that cover the roots will make them grow faster and allow them to create more of the "secret sauce", or secondary metabolites, that plants need, faster. Therefore they do not NEED a food source like many microbe strains but for faster results, add sea minerals, (Water Soluble) Humic Acid with Fulvic, Kelp, Compost Tea, Molasses or any other carbon source you feel comfortable with.

1.5 years after opened. It can be sealed and resealed multiple times. Keep air tight.

Yes. After the crop dies so do most of the strains that are conducive to plant growth in the rhizosphere. There are 62 different strains in Soil Balance and most die with the plant. With that said, our plants usually live longer lives because our strains understand that their survival is contingent upon the survival of their host plant. (It would be nice if most humans thought this way!) Additionally, salts from over-fertilization, erosion, crop harvest, excessively low or high pH values and low organic matter, affect the value of soil. It is important to use Soil Balance as many times as possible per crop cycle as budgets allow to keep these strains at high levels. Soil Balance microbes work together in a synergistic fashion. Keeping high levels of all 62 strains keeps concentrations of secondary metabolites high.

Some of the strains found in Soil Balance are desert strains. This means that when water is present, desert microbe strains communicate with the plant root to grow larger in the presence of water. Additionally, If water is constant the microbes grow to high numbers and communicate in abundance. They also make macro and micro nutrients in the rhizosphere, or root area, instantly available through mineralization or the formation of humus. Soil Balance microbes create "secondary metabolites", and bio available nutrients, as well as comprehensive soil health, roots grow at exponentially high rates and your plants will reach their full genetic growth potential with every cycle.

Soil Balance is nontoxic and has no re-entry period. It is non GMO and 100% organic. It is very user friendly, but it is always advisable to wear protective gear when working with any inoculant.

No. Soil Balance will flow through lines on a microscopic level. Mix well in a vortex for 10 minutes to dissolve completely.

Yes, it is NOT recommended to use a pressure setting above 40 psi. This could have a detrimential effect on microbial life.

Return, Shipping & Refund Policy

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We utilize the United States Postal Service for flat rate, first class, shipping. When an order is processed for shipment a tracking number will be sent to the email address associated with your order.

We ship worldwide. If your country is not listed, please contact us directly at 866-390-2908 to place your order.

Before returning a product for refund please contact us to receive a valid Return Merchandise Number (RMN). You have 15 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

Your item must be in the original packaging. Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

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Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will immediately notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item. If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment).

You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer's policies. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non­refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

We are so confident you will see a dramatic improvement in your quality, that we are offering a full refund on the purchase of your trial bag if Soil Balance does not increase your trichome production and terpene profiles. No questions asked and no risk to you!

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We deeply honor our clients and their work. Our promise to you is a noticeable improvement in your aroma, flavor and oil production or we will refund 100% of your trial bag purchase!

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Scottsdale, AZ 85251


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