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Uk Soil Types

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22 hours ago, blackpoolbouncer said:

@Sal81 soil and potting compost are two different things. 

Soil is what's in your garden. Compost is what goes into pots. 

If you have bought it in a bag it isn't "soil" as such. 

This topic really refers to outdoor gardening. 

Sounds like you have "hot" Compost? 

 

E2a. Or are you trying to make your own soil mix? 

What are you trying to Do? Grow plants indoors? 

If your just growing autos inside then as I take it your a beginner may I suggest buying a bag of compost. 

Go to a nursery. Somewhere that grows bedding plants and get a bag of whatever they use. It will most likely be peat based compost and will feed your plant everything it need for about 4 weeks.

 

If you want a bob on organic living  soil mix for autos I list it with result pics in the last page or so of my diary( link in sig) 

If you start from the begging in there is everything you need to know growing in peat based compost too. 

 

Hope this helps mate.

Peat based compost from.a nursery will do nicely though 

 

Yes I want to do a light compost for my auto indoor ! 

This time I use a bio bizz light mix ...

But for next time I heard someone that mix the compost with sand or whatever it is.... To make the compost less strong and with more air ! But not sure what they using ! This is why I ask ! 

Thanks anyway ...

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stick to the light mix mate, maybe even start them in light mix and pot on into all mix? 

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Hi to all I'm new to all of this and will be trying to grow my first ever plants in large pots on my patio, I'm going to start with real gorrila seeds kushty, now I'm a bit unsure what size pot to use and what type of soil is best to fill all the pots up with, or can you buy a good soil to use? If anyone can advise me please ,very much appreciated

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14 minutes ago, mollski said:

Hi to all I'm new to all of this and will be trying to grow my first ever plants in large pots on my patio, I'm going to start with real gorrila seeds kushty, now I'm a bit unsure what size pot to use and what type of soil is best to fill all the pots up with, or can you buy a good soil to use? If anyone can advise me please ,very much appreciated

Thank you

Hairy Face posted this yesterday it might point you in the right direction     ..     

 

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6 hours ago, mollski said:

Hi to all I'm new to all of this and will be trying to grow my first ever plants in large pots on my patio, I'm going to start with real gorrila seeds kushty, now I'm a bit unsure what size pot to use and what type of soil is best to fill all the pots up with, or can you buy a good soil to use? If anyone can advise me please ,very much appreciated

Thank you

Hi mate, the which compost ratings are very fair imo. Defo stay away from miracle gro, don't get me wrong it will grow cannabis but it has a chemical slow release fertilser in it so I don't trust it tbh. There's a lot of decent stuff out there, I find even wilko's cheap £1 for 15l to work very well for my indoor grow.

 

How are you going to go about the nutrients mate? You could use a liquid feed like bio-bizz or plant magic oldtimer nutrients as they are only in your garden. I've never grown in the garden or with liquid feed, I just use dry ferts. Imho even if they're close-by the plants are still probably better off with dry ferts in the soil. Then if there's a dry spell just feed them water. It's better than looking at a hungry plant in the pissing rain gutted you can't give them food imho. Especially if growing in large pots as they will barely need watering.

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Thanks conspirator for the reply, I'm unsure has to what feed I was going to give them, how often should I be doing this has I don't want to over feed or water the plants, what's a good dry feet to buy? Has its all new I'm out on a limb to try and grow a few plants first time round,I need to keep this basic and just grow a few this year.much appreciated

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You can use rotted horse manure by itself with compost I think but if not then a mix like Fish blood and bone, chicken pellets, high P bat guano and some kind of potassium source like wood ash, but there is stuff to buy too like sulphate of potash for a potassium source. I' m keeping it simple with chicken pellets, high P bat guano and chase organics potassium pellets. I've never used the organic potassium pellets before I used sulphate of potash from the high street. Just about knowing the strength of them and finding a balance really but it's quite hard to overdo organics anyway.

 

If you grow just a few then go for pretty big pots and aim for big plants, depending on your circumstances though with neighbours and stealth and stuff etc.

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Cool thanks for that I used to use chicken pellets when I grew the boys a giant pumpkin many years ago,I will pop along to the shops and see what's available,  I've got no worries with the neighbors round by me thank god ..

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57 minutes ago, mollski said:

Thanks conspirator for the reply, I'm unsure has to what feed I was going to give them, how often should I be doing this has I don't want to over feed or water the plants, what's a good dry feet to buy? Has its all new I'm out on a limb to try and grow a few plants first time round,I need to keep this basic and just grow a few this year.much appreciated

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I didnt know this existed until today OT1 Mentioned it ,   anyone used it? (I'm a biobizz fanboy)

 

BioBizz Pre-Mix Product Details:
BioBizz Pre-Mix is a 100% natural dry fertilizer made from organic matter, trace elements and rock meal. Pre-Mix is the active ingredient in All-Mix so do not add this product to it or you will poison your plants. When mixing Pre-mix to your soil mixture add it in at a ratio of 5% so this 5 litre bag could mix with 95 litres of soil.

Made in Holland BioBizz Pre-Mix is stored for 6 weeks to allow the organic compounds to ferment which makes it such an extraordinary fertilizer. BioBizz Pre-Mix is the most effective organic soil fertilizer around. So if you are going to grow organically in soil then this is the one for you.

Pre-Mix is suitable for plants in late grow and full flowering cycles but is a little strong on the nutrients for small plants, propagation and early growth. For seeds and propagation use either Jiffy Soil Plugs, Fleximix Plugs or Canna Seedmix. For small plants use BioBizz Light-Mix and BioBizz Bio-Grow. All BioBizz soils are 100% organic and provide excellent results.

Pre-Mix N-P-K = 3.0 - 3.0 - 5.0

When using BioBizz Pre-mix as fertilizer for your own soil mix we recommend using 5% Pre-Mix in your mixture. A good standard recipe for a do it yourself potting mixture would be:

50% Potting soil
30% Perlite (30 litres)
15% Worm-Humus (15 litres)
5% Pre-Mix (5 litres)
It is important to mix all the above elements thoroughly and evenly.

 

 

 

 

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another tip i learned was to look for bramble  and especially stingy nettles ...  if  theres  loads of nettles,  the soil is usually very good for  ganja .....

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Only one of my plots are where there's nettles and when I turned it over, there was more worms at that one plot than my other 5 plots so it must be a good sign. Proper fluffy soil as well.

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nettles are also a good sign of nitrogen rich soil

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