Organic Advice Needed Planning for an outdoor grow
Posted 08 April 2003 - 01:08 AM
For this years outdoor grow i am intending to do a total " au natural" grow, real sunlight instead of a lamp and nice organic soil instead of my usual wilkos soil and canna nutes. I am planning on using duth passion "passion no1",.
I have read OT1's pinned topic in this forum and his mix is bound to do the trick, however for what i have planned i dont think im gonna need no where near that amount of soil, and also it looks like that it'll cost a fair bit to mix up with all those things added to it.
Can anyone advise me on how to mix up a nice organic soil but what'll cost less ?? ( i know i know im a cheapskate ). I am totaly clueless about how to go about this really . I was thinking along the lines of going to B&Q and buying a organic compost, then mixing in blood , fish and bone to give the soil more nutes as i heard the B&Q stuff aint too hot in that department, but like i say i aint really got a clue, so any help would be appreciated
Posted 08 April 2003 - 01:30 AM
This post has been edited by smokeymacpot: 08 April 2003 - 01:38 AM
Posted 08 April 2003 - 04:06 PM
Sorry but in reality you tend to have to pay for quality. Now fertilisers, blood fish and bone is an organic base fertiliser but would have little or no K so its usually added as murate of potash. Another organic based fertiliser is Q4 made by Vitax it costs more but in this case it is supplemented with sulphate of potash. So both are really still chemical fertilisers but have organic parts to the compound.
One of the things about cannabis is that it hates sodium salts and murate of potash has a lot of salt in it! So I would go for the Q4 if you want to boost the base fertiliser and that is quite a good idea as the season outdoors in pots is quite long so you need a compost with a lot of reserves..
Now this would not be totally organic but pretty close.
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Posted 09 April 2003 - 12:18 PM
Thanks for the advice OT, Im thinking it might be simpler and harder for me to mess up if i get some all mix and bio bizz ferts for this grow. Most likely gonna be better than any b&q stuff and it has a proven record. Kinda like it ll be a lesson in growing organic before i try for an organic indoor grow which has been on the cards for a while ,but i always chickened out of trying in case it all goes tits up.
I far prefer the idea of growing organic, but have always stuck to my normal soil / perlite mix as its always given me good results and i seem to know what im doing with it , kinda