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Bobcharlieeeee

First super soil adventure. Need massive help

Hi guys

 

looking to start my first supersoil mix. Not fussed about it being 100% organic so i posted it in this section

 

does anyone have a guide on creating supersoil from readily available products from garden centres / b&q / b&m etc?

 

i need to know what is the best compost to start off with and all the other nutes i need.

 

i want to just use water throughout the grow with maybe some top dressing at somepoint if needed

 

 

any help will be appreciated 

 

 

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The Ecothrive range is a great place to start, I know its not your priority but its also all organic. They do pre mixed soil, but it works out cheaper to buy their dry amendments and mix your own. Their Life Cycle is a near enough complete mix, they recommend combining it with worm castings as well. I also use their Biosys instant microbial tea which is minimal effort and gives the plants a huge boost. They list all their ingredients so once you finish you first cycle and if you like the methodology you can buy each ingredient separately and save a bit of money per kg, but personally I pay the small premium for convenience and not having a lot of storage space. 

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15 hours ago, MindSoup said:

The Ecothrive range is a great place to start, I know its not your priority but its also all organic. They do pre mixed soil, but it works out cheaper to buy their dry amendments and mix your own. Their Life Cycle is a near enough complete mix, they recommend combining it with worm castings as well. I also use their Biosys instant microbial tea which is minimal effort and gives the plants a huge boost. They list all their ingredients so once you finish you first cycle and if you like the methodology you can buy each ingredient separately and save a bit of money per kg, but personally I pay the small premium for convenience and not having a lot of storage space. 

Thanks for the advice, il look into it

 

i was ideally looking for off the shelf products from garden centres

 

im terrible at forward thinking, when i need soil i wont have ordered it and id need to pick up the same day 

 

 

i like the look of the life cycle. 
 

what off the shelf compost would be best for this? 

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@MindSoup Nice man, used some eco thrice stuff before. Seems like they got everything for a no till set up now. Nice and easy without working with lots of packets/tubs of stuff! 
 

Exciting stuff. Setting up soon hopefully, peace of mind, was thinking I’d have to find all the amendments and stuff in the garage. 
 

45l delivered in a box. That sounds very heavy! 

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On 27/07/2021 at 8:31 AM, Bobcharlieeeee said:

what off the shelf compost would be best for this? 

 

Simplest way, just buy life soil it's expensive for soil but its all ready to go, just water and top dress/biosys at the stated intervals (if required). With a bit of extra work there are cheaper alternatives you can mix life cycle and VC into yourself personally I'd stick to something organic to keep in alignment with the ecothrive stuff. Most brands you'll find at a garden centre would probably benefit from some lava rock/perlite. You can re use your soil over and over again buy re ammending at the end of each cycle.

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On 27/07/2021 at 11:31 AM, B0bbyBuds said:

45l delivered in a box. That sounds very heavy! 

 

Yeah it's a fair chunk to get in the post, but if you re use it you only have to do it once. I got lucky a while ago when a grow op was busted next to my mates house, big industrial unit, Police left all the old soil out the back, which we happily found a new home for lol.

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