Hello, I'm Chris and I have created a product called Super Coco. I have been testing the medium over the past year with great success. This all started about a year ago when my father suggested that we start selling super soil. We've had such great results over the years and no one else offers it. I now know why no one has attempted to sell individuall bags of super soil. The logistics of such a operation are more than established companies want to do or can do plus they would rather sell you a 20$ bag of soil and untold amounts of bottles to mimic nature. Before I go any further I must thank Subcool for teaching me how to mix super soil and how to grow. I have a great respect for subcool and the inbound marketing techniques he has used to build not only a great business but a thriving community of people helping others grow. That being said I told my father a year ago that super soil was subcools thing , and it was not for me to do as he was looking at the oppurtunity. Fast forward to the weed nerd early episodes and subcool says he does not have time for dirt and i believe him. But I do have time and now it is my life. This will be a grow journal showing super coco's first public test. I have a unlimited amount of free bags of soil I would like to give out to established riu members to test and document thier results on this thread. I am not selling anything this is a purely educational thread where I intend follow in the footsteps of subcool and establish a online community of people that believe in my products and share thier results. I have a few theories about super soil. First is the "curing" process of leaving the mix to sit for a month is really a very hot banner batch of compost. Secondly one of the reasons super soil is so effective is its diverse mix of benificial micro-organisms. Each ingredient you mix in has it's own set of organisms. These organisms are responsible for chelating the nutrients. I believe there are a few ingredients that could boost plant growth that aren't in the super soil recipe. I"ll get more into this later, but the ingredients I believe are missing are greensand , crab meal, kelp meal. These ingredients are probably in the soil you choose but not at suffiecient quantities. I have proved that properly composted manure of most kinds CAN NOT burn plants. This is the reason super soil can hold all the nutrients required for nuturing healthy plants, without buring plants. I have chose coco coir instead of peat moss for the reason that peat moss has a symbiotic relationship with water. When the peat begins to dry out it compacts and holds on tight to remaining water making it unavalible to plants. This process compacts the material and suffocates roots. Peat moss is harvested from peat bogs. These pristine wetlands cover only 6% of the earth and SHOULD NOT be used a planting medium when coco coir is a superior medium in every aspect. Peat moss is also "washed" with natural gas. I am not an expert on peat moss. The other two substrates that make up my mix are composted pine bark and general compost. Pine bark ranges from slightly acid to neutral, low electrical conductivity (0.1 to 0.6 mmhos/cm), and many cracks that allow for water and air storage and movement. The full list of ingredients; coco coir composted pine bark Peruvian seabird guano Jamaican bat guano Indonesian bat guano Mexican bat guano Jersey Greensand bone/blood meal rock phosphate kelp/alfalfa/crab meal large perlite vermiculite pulverized lime azomite trace minerals Through my tests and research I have concluded that super coco is an excellent rooting/cloning medium. It has never burned my clones and roots them in 7-14 days. The plants love being rooted this way. The evidence is the lush green vegetation and the incredible terpene production at such an early age. Here is my veg room with plants at week one and two of veg.( they rooted for a month) I will try to post a picture a day. These pictures came from our washington dc medical grow.