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OfflineOregonChronic
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Redwoods Soil
    #486813 - 10/10/10 11:33 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

If i were to go to the deep redwood forests and bring back the nice composted soil that builds up on top of trees' branches and stuff,...would it be good soil to grow with?

I would of course test the PH and probably mix in other nutrients and things like perlite/vermiculite and such, but would this be a good idea or a bad one?


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: OregonChronic]
    #486823 - 10/11/10 12:54 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

That seems like a lot of effort to go through when you can just pick up a bag at the local hydro store.  And since your in SW Oregon I know you have them around you. 

I would be hesitant to use ANY outdoor soil with out at least pasteurizing it first.  That soil outdoors has a whole ecosystem to fight off any pests that are around.  But if you take it and put it in a bucket inside you eliminate that and if there are any pests it could be a potential problem.


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #486843 - 10/11/10 02:24 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Just an idea since i find myself in the redwoods alot being from here...but if i did take some back? Is there a way i could "clean" it up a bit to being grow-able?


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: OregonChronic]
    #486849 - 10/11/10 04:34 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Take a look at the pictures of big outdoor crops. Not many of em are in the redwoods. Reason is that the pine needles raise the ph of the native soil so that plants (the type we like) grow like shit under them.


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: Magash]
    #486867 - 10/11/10 11:00 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

im with magash on this !


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: Magash]
    #486989 - 10/11/10 07:35 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

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Magash said:
Take a look at the pictures of big outdoor crops. Not many of em are in the redwoods. Reason is that the pine needles raise the ph of the native soil so that plants (the type we like) grow like shit under them.



damn i didnt know that...thnx for lettn me know


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: OregonChronic]
    #486997 - 10/11/10 08:16 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

That and it's not smart to use outdoor soil with out pasteurization.


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #487070 - 10/11/10 11:33 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

nothing really grows under pine trees for that matter ,


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: dmtcorey]
    #487071 - 10/11/10 11:34 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

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dmtcorey said:
nothing really grows under pine trees for that matter ,



except for sweet,sweet mushrooms:awecid:


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Re: Redwoods Soil [Re: lucas_southoz]
    #487185 - 10/12/10 12:48 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

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lucas_southoz said:
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dmtcorey said:
nothing really grows under pine trees for that matter ,



except for sweet,sweet mushrooms:awecid:



i sure do see MANY MANY ferns in the soil under the redwoods though

And alot of amanitas


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