Nutrients for soil grows

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by SOMEBEECH, Sep 4, 2013.

    Kevin Pickford

    Kevin Pickford Well-Known Member

    I agree and HAVE tried grow only a Widow start/finish with extra PK in ocean Forrest and had good yield.
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    letitrein New Member

    1 part thickest richest topsoil i can find.
    1 part vermiculite
    1 part spgh moss
    1 part earthworm castings
    4 parts pearlite (when you think there is enough, add another bag. no such thing as too much)

    General hydroponics flora series 50% .micro,grow,bloom in veg, same in transition with just added grow and bloom, 2 weeks into flower only grow and bloom with molasses as well. seems to work for me
    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    I've got a sativa in a 7 gallon cloth pot and it's taking over my tent! :shock:
    Good thing it's under a screen or it would be touching the lights by now.
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    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    The viney sativa phenos always want to take up at least two spots even in the relatively small pots. I keep a stake and soft wire tie kit handy. I still cringe when I jam a stake and feel and hear roots tear.
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    If I think I've damaged the roots, I add some hygrozyme for the next couple of feedings. It is excellent for digesting dead plant matter and preventing rot. Kind of pricey, but a quart lasts a long time.
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    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    I have springtails cleaning up my rotting roots this season it seems. Lol:-)

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    That sucks!

    Also have 2 Bodhi Oaxacan Zipolite and they are sprawled out, tied down, twisted and bent. They push everything out of the way and are growing longer looser buds than most.. They are 74 days and got time left. Tent is at 11 1/2 hrs light. Sativa.

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Those tiny springtails don't hurt anything. They can get out of hand if you don't run a good dry cycle. But they are actually a beneficial bug. They focus on eating the dead plant matter not live.
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    hillbill Well-Known Member

    I have no clue why I posted this here !

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    April fools is still a month away....... just letting you know
    Kevin Harvey

    Kevin Harvey Member

    where to get seeds at?
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    RangiSTaxi Active Member

    Take Potting mix cut with 50% pumice sand.

    Add you favorite hydro boom mix at 50% rate from the 2nd week of 12/12


    hillbill Well-Known Member

    Where would I get pumice sand other than little bags? Is it a local thing? Price compared to perlite or Napa8822? What is the weight like. All I see anywhere here is lava landscape rock the size of walnuts or so.

    RangiSTaxi Active Member

    Perlite is fine , pumice sand is just simply cheaper where i live,

    if you cant find either cut with fish tank aquarium gravel.

    The idea is the slow release nutrients burns out/used up as there is only half of it and the nitrate nutrients leach much faster out of the mix before flowering and then you can add flower nutrients like potassium, i.e liquid hydro boom boosters in the later flower stage.
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    hillbill Well-Known Member

    If I had pumice available in bigger bags locally, I might use it but weight is a factor. Would like it in my raised beds and containers outside. I used rice hulls in the past and they were good but after a couple cycles they begin to break down and become compost.

    RangiSTaxi Active Member

    try aquarium gravel, the small stones, not the sand,order online cheaper than pet store prices or find something similar locally , rice hull are too dense and are beds for bacteria

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    I do grow organically and happen to love bacteria! The PBH actually gave the soil " bounce" but they slowly disappeared. Forums talked about how well they lasted but they broke down quite quickly. When we moved to where we are now, fish tank rocks were in the raised beds, even deep and a walk through closet had vents through the walls and marks on the ceiling where something was attached.

    Perlite is no trouble except for being so white and floating. Been using NAPA 8822 floor dry for years and it functions like vermiculite in a way. I use about half as much or less than perlite.
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    Anth88 Member

    anybody used plant magic old timers range along with bio silicon and organic mag powder?
    I'm growing barneys farm tangerine dream in bat mix

    BigBobber Member

    Can anyone recommend what nuits a first timer should foucus on and if possible where in Aus one might pick this stuff up? Ha

    Sorry should mention ill be growing in a smallish cuboard with Quantum Board lights and a intake + exhaust

    Cheers guys.

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