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Offlineomentheduck
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Soil Growers
    #195068 - 02/12/09 01:09 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Alright all you soil growers, I wanna compile a list of all the soils that we use, please include all that you have used either working well or not, I would like to try and keep this thread a little orderly so thats others may use it as a soil reference, if you post about your dirt please use this format for the soil part of the post please,

Good Soil: (The names of the soils that worked best for you, remember name all that worked that you can remember pls)
For each soil, pls inform us what you had to do to it before plants went in them.
Description and/or pics of the soil/containers/bag

Black List: (The soils that go here are the bad ones, also if you want list some of the things that you have tried to revive dead soils with.)
Description and/or pics of the soil/containers/bag if you want

:If you would like to name vendors But it would be nice if the stuff is only available in the UK or USA to let everyone know.

thanks guys I hope this tread does well and helps somebody.

and you can add compost piles of your own to the list but we are really gonna need/want a extensive write up on it, please.


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: omentheduck]
    #195554 - 02/13/09 02:15 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Thus far
Good Soil: Hyponex potting soil
Blacklisted: EarthGro humus and manure


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: omentheduck]
    #195704 - 02/14/09 12:19 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

good : black gold


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: johnnyblaze2316]
    #196195 - 02/15/09 12:32 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Fox Farms soil is expensive but good soil.  I can recommend their ocean forest and happy frog lines.  Also get some light warrior to cut the soil with to extend the life of a bag and reduce the chances of the soil being too nutrient rich.  Also helps with drainage and keeps your substrate nice and fluffy.


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: coda]
    #196705 - 02/16/09 10:42 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Miracle Grow Potting Mix.

No bugs, great moister retention and well, there's really nothing I've had to do to it cept plant the seeds. Fairly cheap, easy to find, and rated as Premium Potting Soil by the Mulch and Soil Council. I would'nt go so far as to say it's the Best of the Best, but it's all Ive used and it works great for everything I grow:)


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: Psilomind2]
    #201691 - 03/02/09 03:13 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

black gold, I have to admit is very good.


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: Psilomind2]
    #203277 - 03/05/09 01:21 PM (7 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Psilomind2 said:
Miracle Grow Potting Mix.





QFT!


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: Psilomind2]
    #203329 - 03/05/09 02:17 PM (7 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Psilomind2 said:
Miracle Grow Potting Mix.

No bugs, great moister retention and well, there's really nothing I've had to do to it cept plant the seeds. Fairly cheap, easy to find, and rated as Premium Potting Soil by the Mulch and Soil Council. I would'nt go so far as to say it's the Best of the Best, but it's all Ive used and it works great for everything I grow:)




I don't like the fact that nutes are already added though. I use the organic line of MG. Much easier to adjust things to ones liking.

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Re: Soil Growers [Re: ethnoguy]
    #203340 - 03/05/09 03:12 PM (7 years, 8 months ago)

I used the mg soil once and got gnats a couple weeks later...


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: dieselkush]
    #203914 - 03/08/09 12:50 AM (7 years, 8 months ago)

ive used dj short's and big buddha mix

dj short =

35% coarse cut spaghum peat
35% perlite
5% equal amounts of volcanic ash, trace mineral elements, washed sand, and granulated charcoal
10% bat guano
15% worm castings


big buddha =
35% coco
20% soil
35% perlite
10% worm casings
1 handful of guano


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: captain.koons]
    #210549 - 03/30/09 10:21 PM (7 years, 8 months ago)

I used the Miracle Grow Organic with no problems.


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: Mr HugeBlunts]
    #219308 - 04/24/09 01:53 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

Good:
Fox Farm soils.  I frequently use Ocean Forest and Light Warrior.  A mix of something like 85% Light Warrior to 15% Ocean Forest is nice in my climate for seedlings.  I have to be careful with the Ocean Forest, though, as it is highly water retentive and lately I've not been adding enough perlite or Light Warrior for adequate drainage on some of my plants.

Black Gold has also worked well, though I don't prefer it to Fox Farm.  This stuff definitely needs some lightening with perlite, etc for my climate as well.

Bad:
Anything Miracle Gro I simply ignore anymore.  It's not terrible soil - I could definitely grow whatever in it - but it's pre-loaded with nutrients which I'm not fond of, I've gotten gnat problems, and I simply don't like the company and giving my money to the big corporate stores that sell the stuff.  That being said I have successfully bought and used Miracle Gro Moisture Control for mushroom casings, though it's probably not the most ideal casing medium.


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: Dankenstein]
    #219309 - 04/24/09 02:02 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

i'm using 50/50 happy frog and foxfarm ocean forest.

i added chunky perlite before i let them sit for 2 months mixed on my garage floor.

works wonders so far.

pics soon.


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They should teach african engineering at the college level.  mcgyver 101

Harry_Ba11sach said:

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: Dankenstein]
    #219462 - 04/25/09 12:57 AM (7 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Dankenstein said:
Good:
Fox Farm soils.  I frequently use Ocean Forest and Light Warrior.  A mix of something like 85% Light Warrior to 15% Ocean Forest is nice in my climate for seedlings.  I have to be careful with the Ocean Forest, though, as it is highly water retentive and lately I've not been adding enough perlite or Light Warrior for adequate drainage on some of my plants.

Black Gold has also worked well, though I don't prefer it to Fox Farm.  This stuff definitely needs some lightening with perlite, etc for my climate as well.

Bad:
Anything Miracle Gro I simply ignore anymore.  It's not terrible soil - I could definitely grow whatever in it - but it's pre-loaded with nutrients which I'm not fond of, I've gotten gnat problems, and I simply don't like the company and giving my money to the big corporate stores that sell the stuff.  That being said I have successfully bought and used Miracle Gro Moisture Control for mushroom casings, though it's probably not the most ideal casing medium.





For some of us, Fox Farm and other top shelf soils just aren't available locally. Ordering something as heavy as soil isn't feasible either.

Not all Miracle Gro soil is as you say. The organic lines are .05-.05-.05% I believe. No time release nutes in there either. But yeah, on the whole MG sucks.

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Re: Soil Growers [Re: ethnoguy]
    #219645 - 04/25/09 03:02 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

I in no way intended to imply that Fox Farm is available everywhere locally.  Just stating my experiences with different soils.  I'm sure, however, that even if you live in a rural area there's likely to be some sort of nursery around that's got non-miracle gro soil.  At least here in the PNW there's nurseries galore.

Also, I made the comment about Miracle Gro having a lot of added nutes - I once bought a bag of MG perlite only to find out that the perlite had added nutes!


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: Dankenstein]
    #219708 - 04/25/09 10:56 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, their perlite sucks. It also has wood bits in it. I was pissed about it when I got some for myco stuff. Schultz perlite is good though.

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Re: Soil Growers [Re: MrE]
    #221684 - 04/30/09 05:18 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

MrE said:
Quote:

Psilomind2 said:
Miracle Grow Potting Mix.





QFT!





Sorry for not being text-speak smart. I am however, researching soils as I prep for my first grow in a few weeks (waiting to scrape the bread together for a light).

What does QFT mean?


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: FugueRider]
    #221686 - 04/30/09 05:21 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

quoted for truth


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They should teach african engineering at the college level.  mcgyver 101

Harry_Ba11sach said:

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


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Re: Soil Growers [Re: MFDoom666]
    #221843 - 04/30/09 11:01 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

It like saying "agreed", "word", etc. Concurring lol.

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Re: Soil Growers [Re: MFDoom666]
    #222185 - 05/01/09 06:32 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

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MFDoom666 said:
quoted for truth





Haha I always thought it meant "Quite fucking true"


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