Hey guys and gals!
I had mentioned in my grow log here: https://mycotopia.ne...critical-cure/ that I wanted to build up a nice organic “super soil” for my next run with this strain (and others to come!) so I gathered together the best of what my small town greenhouse had to offer and I want to run this idea for a soil I had past you to see what you think…
First lets start off with the ingredients I have and then go into how I’m thinking of using them…
First up I have some perlite… essential stuff IMO:
I also have coco coir, dolomite lime and an organic “fish soil”
The ingredients in the “fish soil” are as follows: Organic fish compost, Canadian sphagnum peat moss, Cinnabar Valley Farms own organic peat soil, Premium aged organic compost and kelp meal.
I’m thinking the coir, fish soil and perlite will make up the base of this soil… I’ll get into the ratios a bit later…
Next for the amendments I found a nice organic fertilizer by Gaia Green with an NPK of 4-4-4:
When you look at the ingredients it seems to have A LOT of good stuff in it and nothing to complain about… the ingredients in this fertilizer are as follows: Alfalfa meal, Steamed bone meal, Blood meal, Glacial rock dust, Mined potassium sulfate, Humate complex, Rock phosphate, Green sand, Kelp meal and Gypsum. The recommended mix on this is 2 TBS per Gallon.
I also have some Epsom salts not pictured here…
The next thing I have isn’t really a soil amendment… yet:
I picked up a pack of alfalfa seeds and my plan with those is to plant a kind of cover crop and let it grow while the soil is cooking for around 30 days… then chop it down and mix the alfalfa right into the soil before I put my Cannabis Plant into the soil.
So that’s what I have… here is how I’m thinking about mixing it:
50% Fish Soil
25% Washed Coco Coir
That will make up the basic soil… added to that will be:
2 Tablespoons per gallon Gaia Green All Purpose Organic Fertilizer
1 Tablespoon (total) Epsom salt
A sprinkle of Dolomite Lime (unsure of exact measurements)
My plan is to wet the soil and mix it up… Plant the Alfalfa and let it “cook” for at least 30 days before use. Then when I’m ready to Plant my Cannabis into the soil… hack down the alfalfa and till it in to the soil. I also have a soil testing kit which will let me test the NPK of my soil as well as the PH… I plan to take a measurement before planting my Cannabis into it and adjust gently if necessary.
So guys and gals… How does this sound? Am I overlooking anything? Any recommendations? I know there are A LOT more things I could be adding to this soil but this is what was readily available to me and I want to keep things fairly simple so I know what to adjust to perfect the soil over time… I’ll be mixing this up tonight assuming you all think it’s a good idea :)
Let me know what you think! Thanks for the help!
Edited by ethnobotanist420, 22 March 2017 - 03:41 PM.