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Progress Earth - Earth Syrup

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Product Description

A premium-crafted dry blend of natural-organic nutrients, Earth Syrup contains a multitude of diverse beneficial materials capable of feeding the garden from every angle.

All materials are micronized to 500 micron or below for maximum solubility and availability to plants and microbes.

Earth Syrup contains a unique combination of organic compounds and essential elements directly involved in plant photosynthesis and primary metabolic reactions. The plant & microbe food materials contained in Earth Syrup are delivered in a form that the plant wants…as Nature intended.

Earth Syrup is perfect for feeding the garden or for feeding hungry microbes in compost tea. The ingredients are professionally formulated for vigorous growth with all plants.

Earth Syrup is a carbon-based product that ignites the metabolic activities of both soil and plant. It contains over 10 additional ingredients in varying ratios.

The materials found within stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms and helps plants in the vegetative and flowering cycle, as well as encouraging higher yields and the production of flavonoids, essential oils, and other primary co-factors that make plants smell and taste better.

Earth Syrup is an extremely versatile product. It can serve as a direct plant food as well as an additive to improve a custom soil or fertilizer mix, or for creating compost tea.

Unique Features:

  • Molasses-Based, Premium Crafted Dry Blend of Organic Nutrients
  • Micronized Powder for Maximum Availability
  • Amazing Diversity, Contains Over 10 Beneficial Ingredients
  • Specifically Designed for the Vortex Brewer™ Compost Tea System
  • Can Be Used as a Stand Alone Product As Well
  • 32 oz., 1 gallon, & 5 gallon sizes offered…Bulk sizes available too


Molasses: Our molasses is a by-product of the refinement of sugar cane to create sugar. There are no GMO plants used in its production. The word molasses comes from the Portuguese word melaço, which ultimately comes from mel, the Latin word for “honey”.

In addition to natural sugars, molasses contains significant amounts of potash, sulfur, magnesium, and a variety of micronutrients, making it a nutritious soil amendment.

Because molasses is derived from plants, and because the refinement process that creates it removes mostly simple sugars, the majority of the mineral nutrients that were contained in the original material are still present.

The natural more complex sugars contained in molasses benefit bacteria in the soil while the additional micronutrients and vitamins boost overall plant health.

Our natural molasses is micronized with barley hulls to prevent caking. In addition to the bacterial stimulation of the simple sugars, barley hulls make a good fungal food.

Whey: The process of making cheese results in a liquid called whey. Basically, its milk with the curd, or fat, removed. It’s a full spectrum of minerals and proteins that act as a food source for reproductive beneficial microbes and growing plants. It encourages root stimulation and fruit production.

Whey contains one of the most bio-available sources of nitrogen known. It has been used as a fertilizer by farmers for centuries. Several of the farmers we work with who have cows and make cheese use whey to fertilize their plants and they swear by it. They say it is simply amazing.

Whey has also been used successfully on many crops for the control of powdery mildew. The milk comes from cows that are treated sustainably and have not been exposed to synthetic hormones or genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Fish powder: This premium west coast fish is air dried with no heat, sulfuric or phosphoric acid used for processing like with emulsions and hydrolosates.

Fish powder has an average NPK of 10-6-2, but the real benefits are in the micronutrients and other beneficial compounds.

For instance, fish powder is known to contain the most nourishing protein organization naturally available, containing 16 of the 20 known beneficial amino acids in natural form and balance.

Typical Fish Powder Amino Acid Spectrum = g/100g

Alanine 5.68 Lysine 8.82
Arginine 7.14 Methionine 3.06
Aspartic Acid 10.22 Phenylalanine 4.37
Glutamic Acid 16.17 Proline 4.46
Glycine 5.47 Serine 4.77
Histidine 2.30 Theonine 4.76
Isoleucine 4.95 Tyrosine 4.12
Leucine 8.40 Valine 5.30

The nitrogen in fish powder found in the form of partly digested protein is more readily available to plants than it is in other organic fertilizers. Fish powder is much more concentrated than liquid versions of fish fertilizers due to not being dissolved in water.

Humates: Most “humic” products on the market are humic acids, meaning they are refined through caustic process. This increases plant availability, but also leaves the material vulnerable to leaching.

We add raw mined humates straight from Mother Nature. The material is micronized to 20 microns to enhance availability. Humates consist of humic and fulvic acid. The source found in Earth Syrup contains higher fulvic than many forms of humic substances, such as leonardite.

Fulvic acid is generally preferred over humic acid because it is a smaller molecule, and due to this can help plants absorb nutrition more effectively.

Produced by biodegradation of dead organic matter, humic acids are not a single acid, rather, they are a complex mixture of many different acids containing carboxyl and phenolate groups that represent a broad complexity of molecules to maintain nutrient availability and increase nutritional absorption in plants.

The ability to maintain availability of nutrients in living systems is called chelation. That’s a scientific way of saying that humates are one of those “magical” substances that can convert some chemical nutrients into a form that’s easily available for microbes and plants. Chelated minerals can be absorbed directly and also remain available and stable in the soil.

Here is an excerpt to the book The Soul of Soil by Grace Gershuny and Joe Smillie regarding chelation:

Micronutrients occur, in cells as well as in soil, as part of large, complex organic molecules in chelated form. The word chelate (pronounced “KEE-late”) comes from the Greek word for “claw,” which indicates how a single nutrient ion is held in the center of the larger molecule.

The finely balanced interactions between micronutrients are complex and not fully understood. We do know that balance is crucial; any micronutrient, when present in excessive amounts, will become a poison, and certain poisonous elements, such as chlorine are also essential micronutrients.


For this reason natural, organic sources of micronutrients are the best means of supplying them to the soil; they are present in balanced quantities and not liable to be over applied through error or ignorance. When used in naturally chelated form, excess micronutrients will be locked up and prevented from disrupting soil balance.”

Because humic acids occur in so many different forms they are hard to categorize as a substance.

It is their variability that makes them important to natural systems, allowing them to react to localized deficiencies and provide plants what they need, when they need it.

Soft rock phosphate: Rock phosphate is a naturally occurring rock mineral that is great soil builder, encouraging earthworms and beneficial soil microbes. It adds valuable carbon (6-7%) and natural chelating agents which make trace elements more plant-available.

Specifically, a covalent bond between phosphate and the mineral involved is needed in order for plants to uptake micronutrients into the root. Micronutrient deficiencies can occur from lack of phosphates, or lack of microbiology. Earth Syrup accounts for both.

Two different kinds of rock phosphate are contained in Earth Syrup. Both are very high in phosphorous, but by using different sources we create a greater complexity, and therefore a greater value, to plants and microbes.

Tennessee Brown is higher in calcium and Soda Springs is higher in phosphorous than the average soft rock phosphate.

Feather meal: Normally around 13% nitrogen (13-0-0), feather meal makes an excellent slow release of nitrogen and is known to stimulate microbes. Keratin, a protein that occurs in hair, hoofs, horns and feathers, is not readily available when used as a soil fertilizer.

The structure of keratin is very tight and not easily broken down by soil bacteria, however, when it is micronized the availability is enhanced significantly.

Worm castings: Also called “Black Gold” and vermicompost, worm castings are the manure of the red wriggler (Eisenia foetida). Valued by all, the magic of the worm castings is tried and true. Worm castings are known to have an extraordinary effect on plant life. Castings improve the soil structure and increase fertility making them the most enriching soil conditioner available.

High in plant-available nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium, and many other minerals, worm castings are an ideal form of nutrition and one of the finest plant fertilizers known to man.

Kelp: (Ascophyllum Nodosum) Kelp brings very little NPK, but retains valuable micronutrients, growth hormones, and vitamins that can help increase yields, reduce the plant stress from drought, and decrease susceptibility to pest and disease issues.

Kelp meal is rich in natural organic minerals and nutrients, containing over 60 mineral elements, all 20 amino acids, simple and complex carbohydrates, and several essential growth hormones, including auxins, cytokinins, and gibberellins. There are few other sources of these amazing plant stimulants found in Nature.

Silica Dioxide (Diatomaceous Earth): Silica Dioxide acts as an anti-caking agent and inhibitor of root parasites. The typical chemical composition of oven dried diatomaceous earth is 80 to 90% silica, with 2 to 4% alumina (attributed mostly to clay minerals) and 0.5 to 2% iron oxide.

Silica Dioxide is delivered in a crystalline structure and is used to deter rooting parasites via laceration and dehydration, as opposed to Silicon Dioxide which is delivered in a more plant available colloidal structure.

Silicon Dioxide: Silicon dioxide is colloidal in structure, and more available to growing plants. Silica is not recognized as a primary nutrient in plants, but is widely used to enhance cell wall structure as an indirect pesticide and growth enhancer in agriculture.

Silica is the second most abundant element to Oxygen in the Earth’s crust, making up around 28%. It is used in BioDynamic agriculture (BD501) as a modicum of communication for the subtle energies in Nature. Consider that it is the material used to allow modern communication via computers, fiber optic cables, etc.

Yucca: (Yucca shidigera) Yucca is used as to enhance growth in plants and as a wetting agent. It contains compounds that lower the surface tension of a liquid and encourage good root development in plants.

Yucca contains saponins, which are a natural steroid. Saponins are thought to act as the plants immune system by triggering the plants natural defense systems and allowing the plant to grow more vigorously and have a higher natural resistance to disease.

Saponins have detergent or surfactant properties because they contain both water-soluble and fat-soluble components. They consist of a fat-soluble nucleus, having either a steroid or triterpenoid structure, with one or more side chains of water-soluble carbohydrates (sugars).

Saponins are excreted through plant tissue after plant injury to aid in recovery. They are also exuded from roots into the ecosystem, but very little is known about the interaction with these compounds in the rhizosphere.

Yucca is used in compost tea to increase absorption by making plant cells more permeable to water and nutrient uptake and have been shown to stimulate plant growth, increase soil bacterial activity, and reduce draught stress.

Greensand: Greensand is an olive-green colored sandstone rock which is commonly found in narrow bands, particularly associated with bands of chalk and clay worldwide. It has been deposited in marine environments at various times during Earths history.

Greensand renews vigor of the mineral exchange between the growing media and plant. The greensand contained in Earth Syrup has higher iron content than traditional greensand.

It is also high in potassium and has a wealth of micronutrients that are plant-available. It is a natural mineral that has a tendency to open tight soils and bind loose soils.

Myccorhizae (VAM): Myccorhizae need plants to express themselves. For this reason, myccorhizal fungi are not known to be effective as a compost tea organism. However, they don’t hurt the process. And they are undoubtedly advantageous when used in general gardening practice.

Almost all plants have some relationship with myccorhizae. The picture to the left illustrates plants grown with (right) and without (left) myccorhizal fungi. Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrizae (VAM) are the most advantageous to plants, and the strains used in Earth Syrup.

Below is a chart that summarizes the different types.

Association Occurrence
Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) Plants
  • Plants with VAM are common in most habitats
  • It is easier to say where they are not found
Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) Plants
  • Trees with ECM are dominant in coniferous forests, especially in cold boreal or alpine regions
  • ECM trees and shrubs common in many broad-leaved forests in temperate or mediterranean regions
  • ECM trees also occur in some tropical or subtropical savanna or rain forests habitats
Nonmycorrhizal (NM) Plants
  • NM plants are most common in disturbed habitats, or sites with extreme environmental or soil conditions
  • NM plants appear to be more common in Australia than in other continents.


  • : Use 1 tbsp. per gallon of water on every brew as a biological food source.Compost Tea
  • Hydroponics: Apply ¼ – ½ tsp. per gallon with every reservoir change.
  • Foliar: Apply ¼ tsp. per qt. of good water 1x-2x Weekly
    • *can be used with ¼ tsp. of Earth Tonic for added benefit.

  • : Use 1-3 tbsp. per gallon of soil or growing media and mix it into soil or growing media. Be sure to make direct contact with roots during transplanting.Pre-mix
  • Container plants: Apply as a root drench ½ – 1 tbsp. per gallon of water every 2 weeks (safe to use every watering).
  • Top Dressing in Ground: Side dress 1-2 tbsp. per plant and scratch into first 1-3” of soil. Water well after application. Apply ever 1-2 months.

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