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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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