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  1. David R. Montgomery on Symbioses in the Soil David Montgomery, co-author of The Hidden Half of Nature and Professor of Geomorphology at the University of Washington, describes the amazing symbioses between plants and microbes in the soil. Dave Montgomery - Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Author David Montgomery has discovered that the three-foot-deep skin of our planet is slowly being eroded away, with potentially devastating results. In this engaging lecture, Montgomery draws from his book 'Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations' to trace the role of soil use and abuse in the history of societies, and discuss how the rise of organic and no-till farming bring hope for a new agricultural revolution.
  2. Life in the Soil with Dr. Elaine Ingham. The Proper Biology. I'm learning all about living soil and how to build my own. A few names of people to research if you want to start making your own soil are Elaine Ingham, Jeff Lowenfells, Dave Montgomery. All wonderful and easy to digest wealths of knowledge on the subject. Pioneering soil microbiologist, Dr. Elaine Ingham teaches us about "The Life in the Soil" in Part 4, "What is Soil?" Discover the dynamic relationships of microorganisms, plants and soil. By supporting the abundant life in the soil food web, we make our farms and gardens healthier while growing nutrient dense food without the need for chemical inputs. Bonus video of soil micro animals for the nerds like me. I always wanted to buy myself a microscope for my other hobby mycology so i could see stuff like this and look at mushroom spores and mycelium. I love growing mushrooms... Soil Biology (Microfauna) - Terry Tollefson
  3. I don't know if this has been posted before but I thought i would post it for anybody that has not seen it.
  4. thanks to @Dinafem-Mark for the chance to test out these new orange juice beans this will be mostly pics as my living soil growing style/technique leaves little to measure or record and does most of the talking in the final product have already placed the 3 beans into some pre soaked(water and aloe juice) eazy plugs and into a prop on Monday at 22-25c..... of which 2 have popped up so far pics and maybe a bit more info to follow
  5. Another three videos on making you own living soil. Clackamas Coot is a organic grower and gardener who has helped many people in improving the way they garden and move away from bottled nutrients.
  6. Afternoon. I've mixed my own living soil and have some spare 20L air pots that I'm thinking of using outside. Being pretty new to growing with living soil, will these pots be big enough given they will purely be living off the soil? Should I just keep an eye on the nutrient/microbe levels or just start with bigger pots? Cheers
  7. Hi guys, I am getting a cutting for my tent and was thinking of chucking it in some sohum soil. Would i be needing anything else like calmag or teas etc. I have the ISH240 DIY Horticultural lighting Kit powered by Samsung LM561C S6 light marshydro 70 x 70 x 160 tent and an ac infinity t6 fan with thermostat Obviously i still need to buy a few bits and bobs but I would like advice on the soil and maybe watering kits or something. Cheers
  8. I've just found 'Nature's Living Soil' online and I'm really interested in giving it a go, specifically their type designed for autoflowers. Problem is; I can't find it anywhere in the UK. Does anyone know where I might get a hold of it. Also, nowhere on their website does it say how much you would need to use to get you through an entire autoflowering cycle. They say to use 1 bag per 5 gallons but I really don't know if this would be enough to make right through to the end. Thoughts welcome.
  9. Hey there, I'm starting this thread to get a general overview of people's opinions and personal experience. I've had some excellent feedback from trusted and experienced members of this community and in no way am I attempting to second guess or disregard their sound advice. Having recently had some worrying results with my watering methods, I'm trying to make a solid plan for my upcoming grow. If you have the time to check out my grow journal, you'll see that I've just had to deal with root rot, something we all want to avoid. I grew with Sohum Living Soil in a 10 gallon pot, based the pot with perlite and filled the tray with water once it had all been used up. Not a good strategy I'm now realising. For an autoflower the pot was too big and the roots were swimming in water. I'm planning to give the Sohum another run but need to change a few things. There must be no standing water where the roots can come into contact with. 5 gallon fabric pot this time. Pot will be raised to allow airflow underneath. Sohum advise to water from the bottom, which is why I adopted this method. However, others have disagreed with this method. Therefore, the way I see it is I have two options: Capillary mat - although I'm concerned about the constant contact between the pot and moisture. Top watering - I'm concerned about washing the amendments from the compost and not providing the consistent moisture that living soil thrives in. I thought about using a capillary mat until the soil is moist then removing it to allow a wet/dry cycle, but I'd be concerned that my soil was consistently underwatered using this method. Any ideas?
  10. hello! I thought i would come and join in on in the action over here, if u'll have me! This will be my auto diary will have a few things going on but for now: INDOORS - on the left- royal cheese auto (RQS) ... on the right Buddha seeds random auto THE MEDIUM ive just potted these up into a little no-till soil mix consisting of: kelp, neem, compost, frass, gypsum, lava rock, rice husk, coco, biochar, peat moss, coco coir, garden soil & barley straw on top... This is my first attempt at no-till so wish me luck! THE LIGHT these two have so far been under 24hr light of blurple LED (an ancient 125W unit) ... it recently occured to me that i give them some dark time :0 !! so i will be starting a 16/8 light cycle with a new more powerful LED light tonight THE SPACE They will be now going in to a new empty 1.2m² tent and will have the whole place to themselves!!! VENTILATION I've been stalling/slacking here, and am hoping for some help! I have no ventilation whatsoever :0 I would love some advice on to how to best ventilate my space / keep it cool / fresh air / oscillating fans ... without using loads of plug sockets / breaking the bank Enjoy the bank holiday every1!
  11. Hi There, Ive been really getting into no-till, living soil ideas recently Ive learned alot of great information from listening to podcasts from the US, however im not sure where i will source some of this stuff in the UK, and I want to try and get top quality ingredients for my soil! So, im wondering if anyone can recommend UK based companies that are supplying top quality organic soil supplies, to give you an idea, these are the kind of things Im looking for: Peat Moss Perlite/Pumice & other aeration things high quality worm castings & compost neem / karanja cake/meal kelp meal crustacean meal / insect frass Basalt Glacier/Volcanic rock dust Gypsum Mycorrhizae and other beneficial microbes Good quality coco Also interested to hear any tips for building my soil mix
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    Seedsman White Widow Regular female in 6th week of flower under 600 watt LED, AACT, SST, LABS/seaweed, banana water.

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