So quite some time ago I posted a thread detailing what I had started out with to build my initial soil.... http://www.rollitup.org/t/1st-soil-...arted-with-aact-as-well.877809/#post-11764062 This soil was used over the course of 1 run for part of it and 2 runs for the other; I am not a pure organics approach and do use salt based ferts (Pure Blend Pro) and other liquid amendments, etc. Hygrozyme, Liquid Karma, Ful-Power, Hydroguard, Floarlicious Plus, etc... My practices were hand-watering and intermittent feedings vs water-only cycles; When I did feed them, I was probably a little heavy handed even though things did turn out fine. The soil from the last run has been sitting in a wheelbarrow now for a couple months just intermixed with the prior runs soil and today I just dumped it all onto a tarp and wet it down good with water that is chlorine free then gave it a stir anticipating re-amending things and letting it cook. I'd like for the cook time to be as short as can be without risking things and burning up the transplants. The total volume (very rough estimate) is enough to fill 6 x 7 gallon and have a good little bit left over and spread out it's somewhere around 6'x5'x6" deep (half assed level)... So let's call it 50 gallons for simplicity sake. So given the diverse mix used initially I have absolutely no clue how much broke down over time, how much was used up by the runs, etc. I find myself now scratching my head knowing that those runs had to consume/use-up some of the nutes and I don't want to have deficiencies. What should I add back in and how much? Below I'll list what I have on hand/my thoughts... On-Hand Amendments/Medium to choose from... -- couple small bricks of Coco and 1 of those big compressed blocks of Coco -- couple bags of Happy Frog, a 1/2 big bag of Sphagnum Peat Moss, bag of FFoF, bag of 'Just Rite' -- Ancient Forest (small amount left, can get more), small bag of Mushroom Compost -- Compost bag (generic/hardware store - very small amount left - claims to have Bio-char) -- plenty of Worm Castings -- plenty of Perlite (already emptied some small bags of small size / have large bag of chunky) -- good amount of Diatomaceous Earth -- Garden Gypsum (already added 2 cups/ Espoma) -- Organic Garden Lime (Espoma), also have Hydrated Lime (was told to never use hydrated!) -- Crab Shell Meal (already added some, sprinkling from bag - probably 3 cups or so) -- Charlies Chicken Compost Manure (1 large scoop already added / known to be 'hot' amendment) -- Blood/Bone meal (Jobes) -- Neem Seed Meal (DownToEarth) -- Cottonseed Meal (Hi-Yield/6-1-1) -- Rock Phosphorous (Espoma) -- Greensand (Espoma) -- Large bag of kelp meal and azomite -- "Turface" which was bought for Bonzai/Japanese Maples (but may be the wrong turface?) I also plan to brew a tea using whatever is on hand and use that to get things cooking... So "master soil chefs" out there - what would you do with my situation? How long would you let it cook and are there any other preparations you'd advise?