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Roh-bi
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17/04/2018 5:25 pm  

Arguably the most difficult, and most expensive, part of outdoor growing- the soil. Let's hear what you all find is the best mix for some serious dank!


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17/04/2018 8:15 pm  

Well, depends. I use nutes  like "The Dirt Farm" has in their mix. Worm Castings, Pro Mix just to start with.

After building my own LED lights, I don't grow outside anymore. lol


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Roh-bi
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18/04/2018 7:35 pm  

I've been going with Subcool's super soil for a while. It works pretty good, and is super easy- just add water... Definitely better results than straight ff or roots. I just started some plants using a recipe given to me by a dude that goes by GAS, so i'll see how it compares. 

I grow indoors in the winter and out in the summer, and the plants do seem to get bigger outdoors. But there are also more risks...

Homemade LEDs, huh... LEDs grow lights can be pricey buying from the manufactureers- you should post how to do it yourself on the indoor grow section.


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Rho-bi
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26/04/2018 3:49 pm  

to anybody interested, here are some organic soil recipes:

Subcool's Super Soil- go here to see- http://subcool.com/growing/soil/

this works good, and requires no future nutrients, just make sure it is layered right.

Danny Danko's Magic Organic Mix-

Organics for Beginners

Gascanastan's Economical Living Soil Mix-

1 part Peat Moss

1 part Compost and/or Earthworm Castings

1 part Pumice or Perlite

Then Add:

1 cup Fish Meal per cubic foot

1 cup Kelp Meal per cubic foot

1 cup Basalt Rock Dust per cubic foot

1 cup Pacific Peral Oyster Shell Calcium per cubic foot

Like Sub's mix, this requires zero nutrients or ph meter- just add water. Should be cheaper than Sub's, as you don't need to buy a base.

one thing though, even though it isn't necessary,  for Gas', you can add teas during mid-flower- "Comfrey, Borgae, Nettle, Fish Meal, Kelp Meal" added to your teas.(cover tea below)

These are only three- Lot's out there. Going Organic is always better, especially to stuff you are smoking! Also much cheaper in the long run.

 

 


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Rho-bi
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26/04/2018 4:06 pm  

If you don't want to "do" anything, there are also bagged mixes. main two are Fox Farm Ocean Forest, and Roots Organic. These can be expensive, and if buying these, your best option is to go to your local garden store and try to strike a deal with whoever is in charge. It really does work, but you will likely have to buy a significant amount to get a price cut. Both Fox Farm, and Roots have bottled nutrients to add throughout the growth.

Fox Farm: "Grow Big Hydro", used at the beginning, "Tiger Bloom", when buds first start flowering, "Big Bloom", for throughout the entire grow. ($40 for three 32oz bottles) May not be absolute best, but good, and easy.

Advanced Nutrients makes a bottled nutrient trio too, and won "Hightimes' Best Nutrients 2017"

Remember, when it comes to bottled nutrients, less is more. And be sure to "flush"(nothing but plain water) for at least 1-2 weeks before harvest.

Miracle Grow Potting Mix is not the best at all, but if that is all you've got, it will work. if using synthetic nutrients, it takes a longer flush.

 

 


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26/04/2018 5:16 pm  

"Compost Teas", are a more natural way to provide nutrients to your plants, and unlike most bottled nutrients, it is very, very, difficult to over-saturate your plants when using tea.

The things you need to make tea, is good compost, a bucket, water(non-chlorinated), an air pump with tubes or airstone bubblers(this is easier than it sounds- just go to your fish-tank supply/petsmart/co), and a handful of other things.

Hook up the air pump to the bucket. This helps the microorganisms to breath and prosper.

For a basic tea, mix the compost with worm castings, fish hydrolysate, kelp, and molasses. Either put compost mix directly into bucket or in a t-shirt or cheese cloth or something or that nature.(like a big tea bag) If you put it in directly, you will have to strain it later.

Fill the bucket with non-chlorinated water(chlorine will kill the organisms) and let sit for 2 days, stirring occasionally. Note: the warmer the water, the more saturated the tea- just not too hot, or that will kill any and all good microorganisms.

Let sit and settle, strain or remove tea bag, and use as soon as possible (not good for storing). Pour on top soil and let sink to roots, and/or put in spray bottle and mist leaves. If misting, apply in morning or evening, and not when sun is high or temperature is too hot.

There are multiple ingredients that can be added to the basic mix.

A printable chart put out by the Beneficial Living Center in Arcata CA, can be found here:

Compost Tea

one more tip, put wood chips, fallen leaves, etc. on top of the topsoil to create a "forest floor" type environment for your plants.

Teas are getting really big right now, try it out and see how you like it! 


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27/05/2018 8:32 am  
Posted by: Rho-bi

to anybody interested, here are some organic soil recipes:

Subcool's Super Soil- go here to see- http://subcool.com/growing/soil/

this works good, and requires no future nutrients, just make sure it is layered right.

Danny Danko's Magic Organic Mix-

Organics for Beginners

Gascanastan's Economical Living Soil Mix-

1 part Peat Moss

1 part Compost and/or Earthworm Castings

1 part Pumice or Perlite

Then Add:

1 cup Fish Meal per cubic foot

1 cup Kelp Meal per cubic foot

1 cup Basalt Rock Dust per cubic foot

1 cup Pacific Peral Oyster Shell Calcium per cubic foot

Like Sub's mix, this requires zero nutrients or ph meter- just add water. Should be cheaper than Sub's, as you don't need to buy a base.

one thing though, even though it isn't necessary,  for Gas', you can add teas during mid-flower- "Comfrey, Borgae, Nettle, Fish Meal, Kelp Meal" added to your teas.(cover tea below)

These are only three- Lot's out there. Going Organic is always better, especially to stuff you are smoking! Also much cheaper in the long run.

 

 

Do you need the 30Day cooking period with this recipe?  Getting late, I mixed up some C Coot's style but a companies would be fun...


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17/09/2018 8:48 pm  

Tried Supersoil (Sensi soil) and it worked ok.......started using Jack's Hydroponic 321 formula, (Greengenes Garden) with coco coir and my plants took off!....plus me being a newbie, I kinda overwater my plants, and with coco, it's really hard to do......have some pics in the reviews for Tomahawk and Doc H.......in my tents I use the  Blumat watering system,.... it's the shit......I might try this recipe too because in my quest for perfection I previously bought 98% of the Down To Earth amendments to make my own supersoil and now they are just sitting there waiting to expire.......(also have Dyna Gro line and Roots Organic).......Jack's 321 for the win.......I also add Recharge and EM1 once a week 


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18/09/2018 6:33 pm  

Tom Hills soil

 

25 bags black gold potting soil (1.5cf ea)

4 bags stutzman farms chicken manure (1 cf ea)

1 bag perlite (4 cf ea)

1 bag (50 lbs) bonemeal (steamed, not precipitated)

1/2 bag gypsum (aprox 1/2 cf) - Edit -> 1/2 of a 40 lb bag (20lbs).

Mix well, water thoroughly, let rest for 2-3 weeks minimum, transplant, and stand back

Best Regards,


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Dudley
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30/10/2018 12:38 pm  

Leaf mould, cow and chicken manure, coffee grounds, earthworms, eggshells.


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