Hydrosoil Hover

Amazing edible produce growing system right at home

Hydrosoil Pots

100% organic amendments

 

Humus-rich topsoil mix combined with sand substrate

Probiotic fertilisers ensure your beneficial microflora ecosystem is abundant and helping the root zone thrive.

Soil & Hydro

Self-watering system

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A Hydrosoil wicking system exploits the capillary action of water to draw up water and nutrients from the reservoir to the plants. This is a natural, everyday phenomenon related to the movement of water that causes porous materials, such as soils, to soak up liquids. 

Hydrosoil vs Hydroponics

  • Soil provides a natural way for plants to grow.

  • Great tasting vegetables that maintain high nutrient density.

  • Less use of water than hydroponics, requiring watering only once a week.

  • 100% organic amendments

  • No mechanical parts and risk of electrical failure

  • Expensive to set-up

  • Requires constant monitoring and maintenance.

  • Nutrition available to the plant is not complete.

  • Vulnerable to power outages.

  • Susceptible to waterborne diseases.

  • Amendments are chemical-based. 

Garden Soil

Top Soil

Top soil is one of the earth’s most important natural resources. It underpins human food production systems, supports the cultivation of vegetation for feed, fibre and fuel, and has the potential to help combat and mitigate climate change. It’s also a rich and complex ecosystem, accommodating a staggering array of biodiversity. Therefore, the importance of soil on life is vast.

 

In nutrient management, a proper balance between soil water and soil air is critical since both water and air are required by most processes that release nutrients into the soil. Soil water is particularly important in nutrient management. In addition to sustaining all life on Earth, soil water provides a pool of dissolved nutrients that are readily available for plant uptake. With a Hydrosoil system, it it effectively maintains proper levels of soil moisture.

Humus
The key to successful plant life and nutrition

The main difference between Compost and Humus is that the Compost is a organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment whereas... Humus is organic matter that has reached a point of stability, formed from the chemical and biological decomposition of plant and animal residues and from the synthetic activity of microorganisms.

“Humus” is a general term that describes a group of separate but distinct humic substances. “Soil organic matter” is a material that is decomposing at various rates in the ground. Some of the most common substances we collectively refer to as “humus” include:

  • Fulvic acid: a yellow to yellow-brown humic substance that is soluble in water under all pH conditions and is of low molecular weight.

  • Humic acid: a dark-brown humic substance that is soluble in water only at higher soil pH values and is of greater molecular weight than fulvic acid. Humic acid may remain for centuries in undisturbed soil.

  • Humin: a black humic substance that is not soluble in water at any pH, has a high molecular weight and is never found in base-extracted liquid humic acid products.

Compost and other sources of decomposing organic matter are not an efficient way to build soil humus levels. Compost rapidly decomposes and leaves its minerals behind, releasing carbon into the atmosphere as CO2. Humic substances, on the other hand, are stable, long-lasting biomolecules. 

 

Components of humus have a mean residence time (based on radiocarbon dating, using extracts from non-disturbed soils) of 1,140 to 1,235 years, depending on the molecular weight of the humic acid.

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Humus
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Compost
 

What is the process of creating Newearth Topsoil?

A diverse range of microbes are deployed through a continuous fermentation process to convert raw organic matter of many types into a product that has many of the characteristics of topsoil. An important part of this conversion activity is Bacterial Photosynthesis. Microbes responsible for bacterial photosynthesis thrive in this process and foster the fixation and mobilization of additional carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and numerous trace elements from their environment.

Soil benefits of NewEarth Topsoil

A Microbial Incubator – NewEarth Topsoil acts as a cosseting media which allows the establishment of important soil cultures in otherwise difficult circumstances. These organisms are responsible for fixing carbon and feeding energy, nutrients and water into the soil profile.

Promoting beneficial fungi – NewEarth Topsoil assists in the development of a range of beneficial fungi species which provide an antibiotic support to plants as well as performing important functions in the formation of soil particles and in the development of nutrient transfer cultures around the roots of plants.

Specific functions of the beneficial microbial cultures fostered by Newearth Topsoil include:

• Manufacture of water in the soil

• Fixation of Nitrogen from the air

• Mobilisation of Phosphorus reserves in soil

• Capture of CO2 from the air and use of it to make sugars

• Manufacture of energy storage compounds like ATP

• Manufacture of antibiotic substances which help protect against disease