Soil .......

Giggsy70

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Hey there peeps. I am getting ready for 2019 Outdoor and am looking into different soils. I have a bag of Wilco Professional Potting Soil - pumice, Peat moss, Aged bark fines, compost, perlite, fish bone meal, feather meal, blood meal, ground oyster shell, alfalfa meal, kelp meal and lime are the ingredients. Sounds nice.
I have some blood meal 13-0-0, bat guano 7-3-1, Fish Bone meal 3-18-0, Fish Bone meal 3-16-0, Seabird guano 0-12-0 laying around.
My question is should I add a little of everything to the soil and let set around for a 3-4 weeks? or use as teas and feed with h2o?
I do not know what portions of the initial ingredients in the soil are.
Is it possible to make soil to Lively?
Thanks ahead of time.
 

Renfro

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I would start with the soil as is and let the plants tell you what they need. You don't want to get the soil too strong. Chances are you will not need any additions until about a month out or so.
 

ShLUbY

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Hey there peeps. I am getting ready for 2019 Outdoor and am looking into different soils. I have a bag of Wilco Professional Potting Soil - pumice, Peat moss, Aged bark fines, compost, perlite, fish bone meal, feather meal, blood meal, ground oyster shell, alfalfa meal, kelp meal and lime are the ingredients. Sounds nice.
I have some blood meal 13-0-0, bat guano 7-3-1, Fish Bone meal 3-18-0, Fish Bone meal 3-16-0, Seabird guano 0-12-0 laying around.
My question is should I add a little of everything to the soil and let set around for a 3-4 weeks? or use as teas and feed with h2o?
I do not know what portions of the initial ingredients in the soil are.
Is it possible to make soil to Lively?
Thanks ahead of time.
just use it as is, you can always topdress your additives if you notice something seems off, but i'd be willing to bet the mix will work. i would dedicate one plant to that entire bag to avoid nutrition problems as the plant gets more mature during flowering (assuming its a one cu.ft. bag).

you can definitely use compost extracts (from good compost only) to add microbial life to the soil. simply rinse a few pounds of compost with a gallon or two of water, and apply directly to the soil. this type of "tea" is much better than a typical "compost tea" because without a microscope, you really can't quantify how good a tea really is. so the extract/rinse method is just a direct product of the compost.
 
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