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Life starts underground: soil health

The dirt beneath our feet is a living organism, connected to healthy plants, people and environment. Often misunderstood or treated poorly, healthy soil is home to a complicated ecosystem, teeming with microbes that support plants to grow healthy produce, and increases resilience against disease and bad weather.

Herbi SOIL used in the Vegepod

Herbi SOIL: Showcase Vegepod

Herbi’s living soil helps Taranaki mum become happy gardener. Enthusiastic gardener Philippa Butler credits Herbi’s living soil and a Vegepod for her best ever gardening results. After just four weeks, the busy Taranaki mum of four says she could have already harvested some of the lettuce grown in her vegepod, which she filled with Herbi […]

Herbi SEEDLING SOIL - Living Soil Seedling Mix

Unleashing the Power of Living Soil: Why Sterilised Seedling Mix Falls Short

When it comes to germinating seeds and propagating seedlings, the choice of soil is crucial. While many opt for sterilised seedling soil or potting mix, there’s a compelling argument to embrace living soil instead. Living soil, enriched with beneficial fungi and bacteria, offers a host of advantages that can profoundly impact the health and vitality […]

Herbi ZYMES: Showcase Bronze Beetles

Bronze Beetles on Plum Trees We’ve planted a few young Plum trees into our new food forest. Set up in late Spring 2023, the food forest was in a paddock, sitting on a lump of clay – the perfect environment for grass grubs. A few months later, it was no surprise that the adult version […]

Herbi ZYMES - Article about a showcase treating Kale plants to fight White Butterfly caterpillars. Herbi ZYMES is a biological pest control.

Herbi ZYMES: Showcase White Butterfly Caterpillars

White Butterfly Caterpillars on Kale In this trial, we investigate how Herbi ZYMES bio-pest control can activate a plant’s self-defences against pests and diseases and support natural immunity. We wanted to compare the effectiveness of Herbi ZYMES on two Kale plants that were getting hammered by dozens, maybe even hundreds, of white butterfly caterpillars in […]

Grow Different: spray-free, healthy fruit & vegetables at home

7 tips to grow healthier produce in living soil or hydroponically at home, without pesticides. 1. Before planting  Decide on your growing priorities. Despite the best of intentions, you’re not going to do it all. 2. Growing space and experience How much space is available? Whether you grow hydroponic lettuce from a container on a […]

Herbi Hydro Nutes ABC Kit recommended by Mike Vanduzee on YouTube

ABC Kit as seen on YouTube

Great to be featured in Mike Vanduzee‘s „Keep on Growin‘“ YouTube channel talking about our hydroponic dry nutrients Hydro Nutes ABC kit which is a comparable product to the Masterblend product.Thanks Mike! 💚

How to improve the Fungi : Bacteria Ratio in soil

Scientists and researchers are digging deeper into understanding healthy soil and how microbes play a key role in this. It’s the backbone of regenerative agriculture – growing healthy plants, crops and produce – and it’s becoming increasingly clear that maintaining a diverse range of soil microbes and a balanced fungi to bacteria (f:b) ratio is critical to sustain and protect life – food production, filtering and absorbing pollutants, greater immunity to disease and weather extremes for healthy growth.  

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Grow with Herbi SOIL: Tomatoes

A simple guideline This is an example of growing successful tomatoe plants in Herbi SOIL. Do I need to add more Herbi nutrients during the growth cycle? It depends on the plants you’re growing. How long is their growth cycle? Are they fruiting/flowering? What can go wrong? A few more tips

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