Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter 4-4-2 Organic Gardening Compost Accelerator, 4 pound bag
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- Organic compost starter with Biozome; Speeds up the composting process; Ideal for compost piles
- OMRI listed for organic gardening by USDA; Certified organic means no synthetic chemicals
- Jobe’s Biozome…the proprietary microorganism archaea that aggressively breaks down organic material for faster results
- Jobe’s Biozome improves soil conditions, helps resist disease, insects, and drought during the growing season
- Easy pour bag; Guaranteed fertilizer analysis: (4-4-2) 4 pound bag; Apply every 4 to 6 weeks
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Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome
Specially formulated to help break down the organic matter in compost faster, leading to better soil for plants.
Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome for organic gardening.
Jobe's Organics for Everyday Gardeners & Organic Gardeners
Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome is OMRI listed and may be used in certified organic food production according to the USDA National Organic Program.
Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome
Certified organic means No synthetic chemicals.
Speeds up the composting process while still being safe for the environment. Safe for use around children and pets. Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome is an organic compost accelerator developed to help break down the organic matter in compost faster, leading to better soil for all your organic gardening needs. Apply to compost pile every four to six weeks or as needed.
- How to Apply: liberally sprinkle two cups of Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome per cubic yard of organic waste. Turn compost and add water to moisten. Do not soak.
Jobe's Biozome Only Available in Jobe's Organics Products
Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome will Help Your Compost Pile Thrive
Jobe’s organic fertilizers are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable, and good for the environment. Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome will deliver long term benefits without synthetic chemicals, creating a healthy eco-system for your garden, your family and the environment.
What is Jobe’s Biozome?
Jobe’s Biozome is a combination of healthy bacteria, Mycorrhizal fungi and Archaea. This unique and proprietary blend of beneficial microorganisms improves the long-term soil quality of your garden, increases root mass, promoting plant growth and helping your garden resist disease, insects, drought and other unfavorable conditions within a growing season.
The Advantages of Using Jobe's Organics with Biozome
- Organic Fertilizer
- No Synthetic Chemicals
- Promotes Root Growth
- Improves Nutrient Absorption
- Improves Soil Quality
- Helps Plants Resist Disease
- Helps Plants Resist Insects
- Safe for the Environment
- Safe for Use Around Kids & Pets
|Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome||Jobe’s Organics Blood Meal||Jobe’s Organics Bone Meal||Jobe’s Organics Garden Lime||Jobe’s Organics Soil Acidifier|
|Organic Soil Amendment||Organic Soil Amendment||Organic Soil Amendment||Organic Soil Amendment||Organic Soil Amendment|
|Application Use||Speeds up the composting process||Nitrogen for Berries, Leafy Vegetables, Ferns, Shrubs and Composting||Phosphorous for Vegetables, Tubers, Flowers and Bulbs||De-Acidifier, pH Balancer; Increases soils alkalinity; Turns Hydrangeas Pink||Acidifier; Decreases soils alkalinity: Turns Hydrangeas Blue|
|When to Apply||4-4-2||As needed||Apply every 3 months||Test soil pH before applying||Test soil pH before applying|
|Organic||OMRI listed for organic gardening||OMRI listed for organic gardening||OMRI listed for organic gardening||OMRI listed for organic gardening||OMRI listed for organic gardening|
|Available Sizes||4 pound bag||3 pound bag||4 pound bag||6 pound bag||6 pound bag|
Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome
Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back. If you are not satisfied within 90 days of purchase, Jobe's Company will refund you the purchase price or replace it with the same product.
Use Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome to speed up the composting process. Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter with Biozome, is specially formulated to help break down the organic matter in compost faster leading to a better soil for plants. The Jobe’s Biozome advantage for organic gardening: improves the long-term soil quality of your garden, increases root mass, promotes plant growth and helps your garden resist disease, insects, drought and other unfavorable conditions within a growing season. Delivers long-term benefits without chemicals. Jobe’s Biozome is a unique and proprietary blend of beneficial microorganisms Archaea, Mycorrhizal fungi and healthy bacteria. Archaea, a recently identified microorganism found in some of the planet’s most extreme environments, such as hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. In garden applications, scientists have discovered that these microbes actually clean the soil, returning it to a healthier, more natural state. Jobe’s Biozome contains a proprietary species of Archaea that quickly breaks down complex hydrocarbons and minerals into basic nutrients and trace elements that plants readily absorb. Mycorrhizal fungi expands the surface-absorbing area of the roots by 100 to 1,000 times, sending out filaments that act as extensions of the plant’s root system, helping plants absorb more water and nutrients. In return, the fungi receive essential sugars and other compounds from the plant roots, fueling their own growth. Finally, the healthy bacterial strain in Biozome improves the soil structure and quality, keeping nutrients near the roots. Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter is OMRI listed and may be used in certified organic food production according to the USDA National Organic Program. Jobe’s Organics soil amendments will help you create the perfect growing environment for your plants. We recommend doing a soil test before using any soil amendments. Don’t miss out on these other Jobe’s Organics soil amendments: Jobe’s Organics Soil Acidifier, Jobe’s Organics Bone Meal, Jobe’s Organics Blood Meal, Jobe’s Organics Sphagnum Peat Moss, Jobe’s Organics Perlite and Jobe’s Organics Garden Lime De-Acidifier. —Jobe’s Organics Compost Starter will help your organic compost pile and garden thrive. Safe for use around children and pets.
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To be generous this product is just OK- with about the same results of a few hot days with moisture. I purchased this at my local W-mart.
Jobe's Organic Compost Starter is easy to use. The plastic bag is sturdy and resealable zip-lock type. It is a small bag, and the amount needed per application depends on the size of your compost pile.
*Instructions are: Liberally sprinkle 2 cups of Jobe's Organic Compost Starter per cubic yard of organic waste. Turn compost and water to moisten. DO NOT SOAK. You should begin to results within 2-3 weeks.
The Jobe's Organic Compost Starter product does not stink too badly. It is not noticeable if you practice safe application- use gloves, pour it low to the compost and do not stand down wind to inhale it. My compost pile does not stink, and after applying the product it did not add a bad odor to the compost pile.
When you first open the bag there is a odor of the product that wafts out and yes, it will smell if you stick your nose into the bag or close to the granules (but why do that? lol).
I use the Geo-bin compost bin1 X Geobin Compost Bin - I am very happy with the geo-bin, I have no odor or other negatives with my compost.
However, I did not turn over the compost for many months and it was filling up. In the Fall, I had added a lot of yard waste- huge bags of maple leaves and grass clippings and during this Winter I continuously added my veggie kitchen scraps to the bin. Then this Spring I added the first few yard mow clippings... thus my compost bin was almost stuffed to capacity.
So, I wanted to help jump start the decomposition process by adding the Jobe's Organic Compost starter...
Each time I used the Compost Starter I added two 16 ounce cups full of the product sprinkled around the bin (I have it fully expanded), watered the bin a bit to moisten and agitated the compost stuff in the bin.
I did this twice with 3 week intervals. I have enough left over for 1 more application.
So far, the results of using this product has been underwhelming.
I am not sure if using this product is doing anything at all to accelerate or compost differently. The temperature in my area is increasing and thus the decomposition is moving along as it normally would without the compost starter. I was expecting something more. I was looking forward to a plus factor of heat generated from my compost bin because of the Jobe's Organic Compost Starter, but that has not happened.
I will use it again for the last time to finish off the bag and if by some miracle something suddenly happens and my compost is on fire decomposing (not literally- although that can happen with mismanaged compost piles) I will update my review. Until then it's just meh- a flat performance.
With the other reviews that found success with this product I wonder if maybe this product works better with closed canisters or enclosed tumbler turn-style composters, rather than with open compost bins like the Geo bin.
I think I should have saved my money, but now I know for sure and there is no doubt that warm moist weather- while keeping up with giving it a good turn every so often stimulates my compost bin just fine, no additives or starters needed.
I have been composting without this stuff for years -- with limited results. I have a large plastic compost bin that doesn't get turned as often as it should due to the work involved. I can't do a proper job of stirring the pile by inserting fork and/or shovel (through the undersized fill hole) into the bin, so I must move the bin, sift the usable compost out, and return the remains to the bin. Since buying this Compost Starter, after adding several layers of material to the bin, I sprinkle just about a tablespoon of this over the top and lightly water it in. It has noticeably increased the amount of usable compost I can sift out of the bin every few weeks.
If you turn your pile often (via tools or tumbling composter), you will likely see limited benefit in using this, beyond getting your batch started. The regular turning of the pile will speed up the distribution of helpful organisms through your pile -- and they will work, reproduce, and work some more at amazing speed. However, if you are just lumping new material regularly onto your pile(s), it can take quite some time for those little workers to work their way to the top. That's why it helps to turn it over or mix it up regularly. If you can't find the time or it is just too much work and you want to speed up the process anyway, adding a bit of this occasionally helps get the action going in the upper reaches of the pile.
Bottom line: if you want to get the most out of your composting without putting in the maximum effort to keep turning it or mixing it up, this product will help.