The use of LomiPods allows you to get the most nutrient rich and microbe-dense dirt, which is the ‘healthiest’ version of dirt for your garden and plants.
When comparing the results of Grow Mode dirt with and then without the addition of a LomiPod (where the dirt was mixed in a 1:10 ratio with soil), the plants which were potted in the Grow Mode + LomiPod dirt were 123% taller than those potted in the Grow Mode dirt that did not contain a LomiPod.
Additionally, Grow Mode dirt that had a LomiPod added during a cycle had 16% more microbial biomass than Grow Mode dirt that did not. Microbial biomass (fungi and bacteria) is the leading indicator of soil health and is measured in microgram carbon per gram of soil (ug C/g). Living soil (soil rich in microbes) fixes nutrients, improves plant health, stores water more efficiently and builds soil structure.
LomiPods help to provide you with the beautiful, healthy soil you want for your plants!
The fungi-to-bacteria ratio (F:B ratio) is also very important to consider. LomiPods give your dirt a higher F:B ratio (0.69:1) than if running a cycle without a LomiPod (0.56:1). Research shows that soils with higher F:B ratios are linked to higher Carbon storage potential. This is because high F:B soils lose less carbon through respiration (CO2 evolved) in comparison to soils with low F:B ratios.
This difference in CO2 evolution is due to altered carbon cycling that occurs in response to different fungal and bacterial ratios in the soil. Additionally, high F:B soils have a higher carbon contribution to the non-living soil organic matter (SOM) fraction of the soil, which means they have higher short-term soil carbon storage compared to low F:B soils.
All in all, using LomiPods allows you to lower your carbon footprint even more!