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Organic Growing Made Easy & Fox Farms Ocean Forest!

Discussion in 'Organics' started by Sincerely420, Nov 7, 2012.

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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    Not a bad idea, would also conserve water and possibly warm the medium up some by "solar heating" effect. Might be hard to water though, unless there's hoses under it. Personally I stick with perlite, reusing it over and over. After the first few uses it gets a fair amount of dead root material in it, the small bits after pulling out the clumps. That acts as a moisture retainer, much like peat or coco, but you don't need to buy it, it's free. I let the containers sit for 3 weeks between uses, enclosed in garbage bags to kill off any fungus gnats that may hatch in there. The roots break down somewhat in that 3 weeks time.

    So you can actually have an organic medium without using soil or peat/coco, because perlite is a natural stone and cannabis roots are of course also natural. If too much root material builds up in the perlite you can always dump it into a container of water and wash it off, the perlite floating to the top. Once you get a good amount of roots in there it holds enough water for a few days, whereas pure perlite would dry out quickly and also not hold the plants up as sturdy. Kind of like growing plants in styrofoam pellets, way too light.
     
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    Tim Fox

    Tim Fox Well-Known Member

    yup,, sips water from below using wicks
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    Oh right, hence the name. Another good thing about a plastic covering is that moisture will condense on the inside and drip back down through the soil, being much like a top watering of rain, though at a slower pace.
     
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    chuckie86

    chuckie86 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this this is what may help me.out a good bit need something to help with all the deficiencys I always have and this will work I think thanks
     
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    Bestcoast666

    Bestcoast666 New Member

    Sincerly420, I used your mix I hope everything works well let me know if u have any new tips I know this post is old lol thanks man !
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    Where did you buy everything? I don't have local access and I wonder if buying "black gold earth worm castings" fertilizer and some of the other amendments from Amazon would be ok?
     
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    Bestcoast666

    Bestcoast666 New Member

    I got a lot of stuff from shopping around from nursery to nursery! That's where I got FFOF and EWC as for black gold EWC I would get it I know they make a good soil. Amazon and home depo are good to get organic amandments, check out monster grow store, in your google search bar they have the best stuff for soil that's all organic, even a list of what to mix. It's called subcools super soil. Or something close to that ! Good luck man cheers
     
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    Bestcoast666

    Bestcoast666 New Member

    But don't get me wrong man I'm a noob lol I just research a lot I'm starting on my 4th cycle ever. Lol but every one it's dank with good yields
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info! I started growing 2 years ago, but I only grow 3-4 plants once a year in October when the temps aren't so hot.... so every October I have to re-learn every damn thing that I forgot, which is just about everything lol. I grow Auto's and I mix FFOF with FFHF and I've been using Tiger Bloom and other Nutes, but I'm going to try supplementing with organic teas this time instead and see how it goes. I was getting 3oz-4oz per plant with the nutes but I wanna see how natural teas will do. My 3 plants are 15 days old now so hopefully my teas will be ready in time.
     
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    Bestcoast666

    Bestcoast666 New Member

    FFOF and FFHF is an amazing 1:1 mix, super easy and packs a punch! If you want to grow truly organic tho u need to cut the nutes and only use organic soil amendments and/or organic teas. Chem nutes are detrimental to your organic grow, and makes it not organic any more. What kind of lights and space are you using also to only get 3/4 oz of autos?
     
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    Bestcoast666

    Bestcoast666 New Member

    And how long are the autos? That's not bad yields at all don't get me wrong, it's deff possible to get bigger yields on the bright side :)
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    My setup:
    4x4 Gorilla tent
    Spydr600LED light
    5gal smart pots
    FFOF/FFHF soil
    Carbon Filter exhaust
    1fan
    Temps 70-80
    RO water 1gal every other day
    Will start feeding Gen Organics products next week phd to 6.5
     

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