Thanks. Do you think it would be worth it to wait to see if I have problems from the little chloramine in the tap water first then start using the powder or start using it now on there?
This is at least the 3rd thread on growing in coco & using dry organic nutrients. It seems to be a new style of growing that is a combination of hydroponic with coco mix to hold the roots while supplying the nutrients by using organic fertilizers usually intended for growing in a soil mix.Thanks. I have read that using organic nutrients in coco would likely be hard but I am doing a perpetual grow with plants that were planted at different times in 1 tent on 1 reservoir so I wanted to use mostly water only in the reservoir then have the nutrients in the pot that way the plants that are in veg and the plants that are in flowering are getting the same water from the 1 reservoir. I may try a soil mix in the future. It looks like it works with things like biotabs so I thought I would try it. I may try the vitamin c powder with it. I only bought the dr earth dry fertilizer. I did not buy microbes to add to it. I thought you only needed to add the dry fertilizer to the medium then top dress every few weeks for it.
Yeah I hadn’t seen the organic (soluble) line until OPs thread. I’ve been in MC land this current grow.This is at least the 3rd thread on growing in coco & using dry organic nutrients. It seems to be a new style of growing that is a combination of hydroponic with coco mix to hold the roots while supplying the nutrients by using organic fertilizers usually intended for growing in a soil mix.
It might not hurt to try posting a msg in one of the hydro sub-forums on this message board. I noticed that a few of the hydro sub-forums are not very active so maybe look for one with a lot of activity.
@AdaminCO asked about the Dr. Earth line of nutrients and using these comes up when people ask about Organic Nutrients and growing in Coco. Doing a bit of on-line research in Dr. Earth products most of the fertilizers mentioned are completely water soluble so no microbes or soil organisms are needed.
Good luck with your project.
Ya, we want a great soil and then we want it to produce at hydro growth rates (without all the hassle of hydro). Kinda like the plants were being force fed. I have been there and done that. Interesting learning experience.Almost seems like when people build/buy a bad ass soil, then go buy Fix Farms Trio to use. Lol.
Pissin in the wind if you ask me.
If you want to go organic, get in soil that can support the life.
I’m in the process of an MC grow with my built soil and was hitting them with humics weekly just to hit them from a microbial, and a synthetic base. I was hoping to lean on the microbes to provide nutes through what was processed from the components in the soil on top of using the immediate effect of the synthetics.Ya, we want a great soil and then we want it to produce at hydro growth rates (without all the hassle of hydro). Kinda like the plants were being force fed. I have been there and done that. Interesting learning experience.
Early on I thought I had a few problems with growth rates. So I went for a drive and walked into one of my local hydro/grow shops. Mentioned what I had noticed happening and was looking for the solution. He says to me "I have seen your notes on building your soil mix. You have to trust your soil and stop worrying." So I did not buy anything that trip and went to trusting what I had done already. Worked out well.
Kinda why I find these threads on growing in a coco & peat mix or plain coco and using organic fertilizers fascinating.
What you want to do is basically a new way of growing marijuana. It is not impossible since others are doing it with some level of success. One way to look at it is that everyone that tries it is a pioneer in this growing method. I figure that is why you are having a hard time finding info. As more people try it and more of them are successful the easier it will be to find what you need for your way of setting up the grow.What do you think of adding biochar to the coco to try to help the microbes on there?
Yes, we have met, and I am not convinced that this can ever work. There is nothing "organic" about coco or that method of growing, and just using organic nutrients does not make it so. Good luck again though... I am pulling for you.
It’s all about a clean grow environment. I don’t think spider mites care if it’s coco or soil. They are the devils children. Lol.Thanks for the information. The 1 main reason I did not want to do soil is I read coco has less bug problems. I may try a different mix for the next grow if this 1 does not work though I am trying 2 different ways with 1 plant with dr earth dry fertilizer at recommended amount of fertilizer moxed in and 1 plant with 1/2 dr earth and 1/2 jobes fertilizer spikes to try to do something like what biotabs do for it on there.
I use a home made super soil mix using fox farm ocean forest and roots organic 101 as the base. I have been using the same soil, storing what is not actively in use in compost bins in my garage, for about 7 years now. I never bake this soil, to the contrary, I try to keep it alive with microlife.Thanks. What brand do you use? Do you bake it?