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hempy question
    #513293 - 01/12/11 09:00 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

I have been reading alot about Hempy buckets and very interested in doing a HB grow. Im experienced with soilless mixes, but im wondering what restrictions in regards to HB s do i have to deal with. Is any soilless mix okay? I have considered 3 parts coco, 2 parts perlite, 1 part wormcastings, 1 part verm and dolo lime 1.5 tbs/gal mix. I have saw 50/50 coco and perlite, 4 parts perlite and 1 part verm, and a few other ratios with peat and turface. so wondering if my mix would be okay?


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Re: hempy question [Re: mad capper]
    #513405 - 01/13/11 05:38 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Dolomite lime doesn't really have a place in soilless. (Perlite, Coco, pumice, vermiculite etc) since you don't need to buffer the nutrients. Dolomite is useful with peat because peat is very acidic and decays rather rapidly esp when in a container under our watering conditions. If you can merit the use of dolomite lime because of your worm casting addition I wouldn't use more than 2tbsp/gal of humus rich substrate ie. peat, worm castings, etc but it's not necessary at all since worm castings aren't as acidic as peat and the 4perlite:1peat ratio works fine with no dolomite as the nutrients buffer pH.

Soil being lacking humus or decaying organic matter. By that definition peat isn't very soil less at all. I'm comfortable calling peat dirt/soil at this point.

FWIW, Hempy uses coco over a perlite reservoir now. You can alter the mix any way you like it will just involve some dialing in. I'd definitely cut the dolomite.


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Re: hempy question [Re: maryanne3087]
    #513424 - 01/13/11 07:27 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

thanks so much very helpful. Im going to sub peat with coco anyway so i wont worry about the lime, easier for me lol!!


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Re: hempy question [Re: maryanne3087]
    #513439 - 01/13/11 09:09 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Also what are your thoughts on Nitron A 35 and superthrive? I feel like the Nitron is effective . As for superthrive i dont know much definitively and cant get much info on if its snake oil or not. I started using it back in the 90 s after seeing a few guys in High Times using it and out of habit i just add it with my nutes.


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Re: hempy question [Re: mad capper]
    #513453 - 01/13/11 09:28 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

What is Nitron A 35?


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Re: hempy question [Re: mad capper]
    #513534 - 01/14/11 03:16 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

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mad capper said:
Also what are your thoughts on Nitron A 35 and superthrive? I feel like the Nitron is effective . As for superthrive i dont know much definitively and cant get much info on if its snake oil or not. I started using it back in the 90 s after seeing a few guys in High Times using it and out of habit i just add it with my nutes.




I don't know how I feel about Superthrive. I definitely don't have anything useful or intelligent to say about it. I use it because it's cheap and I know NAA will reduce transplant shock. It's also supposed to contain useful amounts of vitamins, etc but I think I'm going to run it against straight NAA solution at equal concentrations if I can figure out what that is to see if there's any difference. There's some usefulness when using Superthrive and it can be a sure shot that NAA is useful for reducing transplant shock but all the other claims no one is really sure of it seems. It's cheap enough that I don't really care right now, I know a guy who doesn't use anything he isnt sure is beneficial in some way to his garden and isn't one to double up on useless products and he buys the stuff by the fucking gallon so believe me when I say a lot of the snakeoil hate on Superthrive is from people who don't really do thinking on their own and just hop on hate wagons.

The question you're looking for is "Is Superthrive anything more than NAA?"

I don't know the other product, sorry.


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