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How Black Wonder 5000 Works

Restoring Soil

When you’re preparing the soil for planting, you may encounter soil that is dry or unable to absorb water effectively. Fortunately, the right solutions can help you restore damaged soil and allow it to yield the best possible crop. Knowing how to amend the soil around existing plants and manage plant nutrients can equip you to enrich your soil and support your vegetation’s development over time.

At Black Wonder 5000, we offer a range of solutions to meet your essential needs. With our soil regeneration techniques and high-impact products, you can enhance the overall health of your planting grounds and get better results. Explore some of the reasons behind degraded soil and the best practices for restoring it.

What Causes Dry Soil?

Dry soil is often caused by a lack of organic material, making the dirt unable to absorb water properly. The soil needs organic matter to soften, decrease compactedness and help it process water more effectively. In many cases, dense soil with trouble taking in water can also have structural issues, such as a lack of internal water channels. This situation can also be exacerbated by damaging fungi that prevent the soil from getting the water it needs.

Repairing Damaged Soil

A few different factors can create drier and less fertile soil, and it’s essential to understand how to address them. Knowing how to turn bad soil into good soil allows you to use multiple soil types — even less fertile and nourished ones — to grow your plants. 

Some of the most common solutions gardeners, farmers, landscapers, and other clients need include the following.

1. Nourish Dry Soil That Won't Absorb Water

If you have hydrophobic soil, you’ll need the right options to help it absorb water more efficiently. Incorporating organic matter and other key ingredients are vital to improving your dry soil. One crucial ingredient is gypsum, which helps improve the soil’s structure and optimizes drainage to help it process water better. Another ingredient you’ll want to look for is biodegradable polymers, which can absorb moisture and nutrients and store them within the ground.

2. Restore Soil Nutrients

Biodegradable polymers are also valuable for storing nutrients the soil may lack. You’ll also want soil enzymes, which are foundational to soil building. They help digest mineral sand organics to create optimal plant food and support growth.

3. Restore Degraded Soil

Several other factors can also cause damaged soil, so you’ll also want to incorporate amino acids, rooting compounds, humic acids, and some other vital ingredients. These solutions can help improve soil health and uphold plant growth.

How Does Black Wonder 5000 Compost and Soil Builder Help Plants Grow?

Black Wonder 5000 contains organic compost, natural minerals, soil enzymes, Humic and fulvic acids, polymers, beneficial root fungi, soil bacteria, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, vermiculite, and shells of lobster and crab to build topsoil.

These ingredients provide plant food, make plant food, store plant food and water, improve soil drainage and structure, improve soil fertility, improve drought resistance, reduce stress, and increase plant vigor.

With abundant food, water, and soil volume plant growth reaches full potential.

Black Wonder 5000 Ingredients That Repair Soil Health

Our products include the high-priority ingredients needed to optimize plant growth and enrich damaged soil.

Black Wonder 5000 Soil Building blocks:

A. Organic Compost

  • Compost is the backbone of Black Wonder 5000. Barnyard manures and composted sawdust contain the plant foods.
    Compost aerates and builds soil. Plant roots need oxygen to grow. Compost clumps small soil particles together — aggregate — to form larger particles. Larger soil particles allow water and air to move through the soil quickly, increasing soil volume available for plant growth. Large compost particles “open up” the soil, increasing soil oxygen, allowing roots to penetrate deeper and get access to more food and water. Greater soil volume produces larger plants.
    Compost absorbs water. By storing and holding water during droughts, compost increases the volume of water available for plant growth. Plants don’t get thirsty.
    Compost feeds earthworms, soil insects, bacteria, and fungi. These organisms provide additional plant food and improve soil structure.


Enzymes are catalysts that create faster chemical reactions. Enzymes speed up chemical reactions but remain unchanged. Soil enzymes recycle themselves over and over again. Soil enzymes break down soil organic matter to make plant food. Enzymes speed up chemical reactions to break down organic matter quicker. Soil enzymes quickly break down soil minerals and organic matter and make plant food. More food makes plants grow faster.


“Super spongy” polymers absorb as much as 150 times their weight in water when mixed with soil or a potting medium. Polymers store water for plants to absorb.

A polymer is a compound consisting of “repeating structural units.” Soil polymers look like a group of packing boxes joined to form a Rubik’s cube of water tanks. Polymers swell up and store water until the plant’s roots take it out. Roots find the polymer particles and grow into them. Polymers are tiny water sponges. Plant foods trapped in water are held by the sponges until plants are ready to eat or drink. 

Moist soil helps plants grow bigger and avoid drought stress. Moist seeds germinate quickly and evenly. As the polymers expand and contract, soil is loosened and aerated. Sponges hold water so you water less. Consistent soil moisture helps plants establish more rapidly. Polymers absorb nutrients so fertilizer is needed less often.


Mycorrhizae are natural fungi that establish a partnership with roots. Fungi enter and wrap around the roots of vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The fungi send out filaments-hyphae-as much as 200 times farther into the soil than the plant’s roots. Mycorrhiza harvest this additional area for water and food and carry them back to the roots. The plant feeds the fungus with glucose.

Approximately 90% of all plants associate with mycorrhizal fungi.

Mycorrhizal fungi include Ectomycorrhizal fungi which wrap around root cells and Endomycorrhizal fungi that enter plant roots. Tiny fungal hyphae weave among soil particles through cracks and crannies too small for the tiniest root hair. The fungal spiderweb becomes an expanded root system with a soil volume from hundreds to thousands of times greater than the plant could reach alone. Plants have better drought resistance and are more fruitful.


Plants in the legume family, like clovers, soybeans, alfalfa, lupines, and peanuts absorb or “fix” nitrogen from the air. Legumes contain bacteria called rhizobia in root nodules. These rhizobia bacteria produce nitrogen to feed the plant. When legumes die, nitrogen is released, fertilizes the soil, and becomes available to other plants.

Legumes must be inoculated with bacteria of the Rhizobium species to produce nitrogen. Proper inoculation vastly improves the growth and vigor of legumes. Black Wonder 5000 contains these beneficial bacteria.


Vermiculite is a natural soil mineral that looks like mica. When processed with extreme heat, vermiculite expands “popcorn fashion” into accordion-like pellets with many thin sheets and a huge surface area. Water and nutrients are held on the surfaces of the flat plates, available for plant use. Horticultural vermiculite is lightweight, does not rot, is nontoxic, and has a neutral pH. Vermiculite improves soil drainage, aeration, and water retention, resulting in healthier, more robust plants with better root systems.

G. Seaweed Extract

This contains natural rooting hormones to make quick roots, which allows for plants to uptake food and water quicker. Increases bloom set and size of flowers and fruit.

H. Shells of Lobster and Crab

These materials are important to reduce the number of harmful nematodes in the soil.


These acids cling to plant roots, make food, and help roots absorb water and food, dramatically increasing yields and growth. “Humic acids” are composed of humic and fulvic acids. 

  • Humic acid: A dark-brown organic substance that is soluble in water and heavier than fulvic acid. 
  • Fulvic acid: A yellow to yellow-brown organic substance that is lightweight and soluble in water. 

Adding a small amount of humic acid to soil produces results. Humic acids especially benefit sandy soils. Sand with a low cation exchange capacity (CEC) cannot hold nutrients, so plant foods can leach deep into the soil and become unavailable to plant roots. Humic acids hold Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, and trace elements.

Bring Dead Soil Back to Life With Our Products

Black Wonder 5000 contains organic compost, natural minerals, soil enzymes, humic acids, polymers, root fungi, soil bacteria, vermiculite, seaweed extract, and shells of lobster and crab.

Black Wonder 5000 builds topsoil by:

  • Providing a variety of plant foods
  • Building plant food from soil compounds
  • Storing plant foods and water for plants to use
  • Creating an efficient root spiderweb to utilize a larger soil volume
  • Improving soil drainage and structure
  • Improving soil fertility
  • Improving drought resistance

The synergy created by these effects reduces plant stress and increases plant vigor.

With abundant food and water, an energized and expanded root system, and a greater soil volume, plant growth reaches full potential.

Contact Us About Our Solutions

You can trust us to provide ongoing support and attentive assistance whenever you need it. When you place an order, enjoy free shipping on purchases over $100, and explore a range of options from small batches to bulk products to fit your planting scale.

Are you ready to order our high-performance soil enrichment ingredients? To get started with us, reach out today.