Outdoor soil mix
Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:32 PM
I tried an outdoor grow last year using swiss cheese which was rather unsuccessful, I used 50/50 compost and coco coir, with added perlite and vermiculite, then added oldtimer liquid feed throughout the veg and flowering process. It started growing quite well, but it began flowering late into september and never gave itself enough chance to produce any sort of sizeable yield. This year I'm going to try an organic soil mix, using a variety of the following- worm castings, blood fish & bone meal, bat guano, slow release plant food, lime, vermiculite, perlite, compost and mycorrhizal fungi. I want to know if it's worth using them all together and whether anything is worth adding/removing from the list. Also what percentage of each should I mix with the compost and will I need to add extra of anything at different stages throughout the grow? I was also thinking of using an organic liquid growth stimulator like greenfuse root/grow/bloom, does anyone think this is worth using? Lastly, what sort of affect if any does slug pellets have on the growth of the plant? Probably going to be another wet summer which brings a nightmare slug issue, so a slug deterrent is vital. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:51 PM
Slug pellets, less is more... Spread thinly over wider area rather than in a tight ring round your plants... Only bare few dotted round close in...
Have a read of the forums, plenty of info here bud!
Edited by zug, 09 May 2013 - 09:53 PM.
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:46 AM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:38 PM
This year I'm going to try an organic soil mix, using a variety of the following- worm castings, blood fish & bone meal, bat guano, slow release plant food, lime, vermiculite, perlite, compost and mycorrhizal fungi. I want to know if it's worth using them all together and whether anything is worth adding/removing from the list.
Are you digging this lot into a bed of natural soil or growing in containers?
If it's the first I think you've a lot of nice stuff there, though be wary of adding lime at the same time as ferts (I've read that on here not sure what the problem is.) you should check the ph in any case, don't need it if the soil's alkaline.
If you're in pots, I wouldn't bother with the perlite/vermiculite after the early stages of growth.
You've a lot going on there. You're more likely to get it too rich than underfeed them. I'd dig that lot in with twice the amount of local soil or something.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:14 PM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:20 PM
I'm yet to hear poeples opinion on the liquid growth stimulator too, anyone use it or know if it's beneficial?
Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:29 PM
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