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Amnesia

Popular compost/soils to use in 2018?

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Recently picked up some Clover compost so going to give it a try, anyone used this?

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@Amnesia I'm sure blackpool bouncer has.

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8 minutes ago, ursus1000 said:

@Amnesia I'm sure blackpool bouncer has.

 

Cheers, i know i've seen a few use it with success so when i spotted some in a local independant garden centre thought i'd give it a try, never seen it for sale before in shops.

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I think blackpool's pinned diary in the Dinafem forum uses it.

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I cant really help out much here, but im going for my first ever muck run next time, Iv'e chose 1/3 Plagron batmix, 1/3 Light mix and 1/3 Coir, with added Charge which is beetle shit. Watered it all and gonna leave it two days before planting the babies. Will just have to see as im going from Peat based starter pots into 8L fabrics, I was going to look at going upto 2L plastic pots but the diamater of them are almost the same as the 8L root pouches so potting up would be really tricky. Be a bit of fun like 

 

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On 22/05/2018 at 6:53 PM, Magicmunchietree said:

I cant really help out much here, but im going for my first ever muck run next time, Iv'e chose 1/3 Plagron batmix, 1/3 Light mix and 1/3 Coir, with added Charge which is beetle shit. Watered it all and gonna leave it two days before planting the babies. Will just have to see as im going from Peat based starter pots into 8L fabrics, I was going to look at going upto 2L plastic pots but the diamater of them are almost the same as the 8L root pouches so potting up would be really tricky. Be a bit of fun like 

 

Don't really see the point of mixing three different grow media together like that.  Just use the batmix, it has everything the plants need until you go into flower.  Light Mix doesn't, and used as the main growing medium it requires extra nutes to be added throughout.  Coir is completely inert and has no nutrients in it at all, so you have to feed from the start, and has no place in a compost grow.  All you are doing by mixing them together is diluting the growing goodness of the batmix for no benefit, plus giving yourself a tricky problem in what to feed, when and how much - each of those media requires a different feed schedule, and the beetle shit just adds more confusion.  If you want to do a compost grow, just use compost, and keep it simple.

In my experience, you can get terrific results with any decent multipurpose compost from the garden centre.  Weed doesn't actually need specialist compost or feed, pretty much the whole industry is selling you crap you don't need at hugely inflated prices.

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18 hours ago, squirrel said:

Don't really see the point of mixing three different grow media together like that.  Just use the batmix, it has everything the plants need until you go into flower.  Light Mix doesn't, and used as the main growing medium it requires extra nutes to be added throughout.  Coir is completely inert and has no nutrients in it at all, so you have to feed from the start, and has no place in a compost grow.  All you are doing by mixing them together is diluting the growing goodness of the batmix for no benefit, plus giving yourself a tricky problem in what to feed, when and how much - each of those media requires a different feed schedule, and the beetle shit just adds more confusion.  If you want to do a compost grow, just use compost, and keep it simple.

In my experience, you can get terrific results with any decent multipurpose compost from the garden centre.  Weed doesn't actually need specialist compost or feed, pretty much the whole industry is selling you crap you don't need at hugely inflated prices.

Thanks for the reply buddy, I ended up using the blend I stated and shit needed sorting, but my major worry was the mix being too strong for young plants. But they have been in for nearly a week now, and so far the 4 in the soil mix look far better than the 4 in coco. I heard somewhere that batmix alone was too much for little ones so was advised to mix it in with something else. 

I just want something easy so I dont need to feed until they are in bloom really, I have a bottle of oldtimer bloom sat doing nothing so I will be using that when needed. But yeah you kind of confirmed what I already thought, I have a Kalashnikova in my garden in just a 50/50 light and allmix in an 8L fibre pot and I just top dress it with bonemeal once a week, water when needed and it looks really healthy. 

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was a post a few weeks back about lidl multipurpose compost coming top in a survey, got myself a couple of bags to try, I will be adding egg shell powder and Epsom salts save using cal/mag.

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You don't need to add Epsom salts or cal mag or anything at all.  Just use the compost on it's own.  Everyone is always terrified of Mag def but actually it's extremely rare, and usually a side effect of environmental problems rather than a feeding problem that you can fix with an additive.

 

I have a box of Epsom salts in my GR that I bought something like ten years ago.  I've used it once, and it was the wrong diagnosis. :rofl:

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On 31/03/2018 at 6:51 AM, FARMER G said:

I just copped a couple of sacks of Eco-life soil its a collab between Indoor organics and Ecothrive, High in mineral content with great structure im really looking forward to trying it out this artisan soil ,i will be using it for my next cycle.

 

I was using Biobizz for years then i was late to the Plant Magic party (im always late to the party) and used that for 2/3 years but have recently switched back to Biobizz Lightmix for the soil.

 

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Hi mate is this available to buy now? Did you just simply use as an add water only or did it need some amendments on the way through? 

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I’m not sure on availability at the moment I’m sure the official release is coming very soon. 

 

My current cycle is 1 week into flower and thus far I’ve just added water all bar one small feed of fish mix.

 

Its looking good and I’m really pleased with the medium, if your a less is more and organic kinda guy this is it :yep: 

 

Farmer G 

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would the tropic batmix be good for growing mushrooms in?

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Think you want something higher in lignin for mushrooms (like coir, most grows I get a few little ones pop up, though I've had them occasionally in compost too).

The tropic batmix is probably the best compost I've tried (and does contain some coco), but that ecolife stuff sounds promising.

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