MM-Mix is a mixture of coarse vermiculite, brown peat, extra fiber, bark chips and compost. It also contains organic nutrients.
Vermiculite is a natural mineral that expands in high heat - just like popcorn. The fluffy chunks hold air and absorb a lot of water, releasing it slowly: this ensures healthy root growth.
Vermiculite has a neutral PH and works as a great buffer. It reduces problems associated with high or low acidity. It also binds nutrients and minerals to itself until your plant needs them.
The vermiculite we use in the MM-Mix is coarse-grained and approved for organic horticultural use.
Fiber, like brown peat, retains water while its pores remain filled with air. That's what makes it so popular for potting soil.
Our brown peat is extracted from raised bogs: the top layer of undigested plant residue, mostly peat moss. Our brown peat is long-lasting. It's light or medium brown in color.
Fibers have a low PH value, so it makes the soil somewhat acidic.
Compost and nutrients
Compost is the dark goop left over when plants decay. The average PH value is very high. It's alkaline: the opposite of acidic.
Perfect compost is full of nutrients and minerals that vegetables love. It is also loose and retains moisture.
The 100% organic nutrients included in our MM-Mix are is made especially for us. It includes more than 15 natural raw materials.
The magic combination
The vermiculite and the fibers retain moisture while keeping the soil mix loose and airy. The compost and special plant food provide the nutrients.
Taken separately, they are great materials with excellent growing properties. But together? It’s magic.
You get a soil mix with everything your plants need. And a PH level that’s great for pretty much any plant variety. So, my blueberries do just as well as my lettuce and green beans.
Okay, I admit: a nursery will grow bigger pumpkins than me. But who cares, my pumpkins are delicious. And I never have to worry if my soil will work with my other plants.