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Soil Compaction Question

ScurvyKnave

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Hi All -

I'm going to be using a mix of FFOF and Happy Frog in 3 Gal Smart Pots for my first grow. Just waiting on the seeds now, got my LEDs today, WOOT!

Anyway, when filling the pots, how much if any should I compact the soil mix? I don't want it to be too loose and have the volume shrink to half the container size when watering.

TIA!
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CO Finest

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I do a 50/50 mix of FFO and Frog. I also add 6 cups of perlite in a 5 gallon bucket. What I have done is fill pot with mix then add some water and let it pack itself. The add more soil if needed before transplant
 
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