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Which soil to get from Bunnings or Masters?

Rodgers

New Member
Hey guys,

As you would all know I'm new to growing and I just received my seeds in the mail yesterday.

Now the fun part starts.

I've got a question for my Aussie growers out there. Without making it to complicated is there a soil that you can suggest which can be purchased from Bunnings or masters? I just checked their website and they've got heaps! As its my first grow I thought I'd ask those of more experience for help.

It'll be for an indoor grow in a space bucket so I won't be growing a huge tree that yields 400 grams. Just enough for myself. It'll hopefully grow to a max height of 70-80 cm tall.

Any suggestions would be helpful

Thanks in advance and Rodger that!


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Ganja God 420

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I would recommend using Fox Farms-Ocean Forest soil with some pear-lite mixed in to lighten it. The soil itself should support the plants nutritional needs at least for the first several weeks of it's life. After that, I would recommend using soil-based nutrients like the Fox Farms Nutrient Trio to provide nutrients for the rest of its life. Hope this helps and good luck on your grow!
 

Rodgers

New Member
Do they sell them in Bunnings or masters?


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Greenracer192

On Vacation
Make masters n bunnings have amgrow mixes. If using soil as a medium id 50/50 that with perlite. Also from master n bunnings.
But master has a huge block of coco coir and thats my suggestion for a medium.
Staight coir husks and light nutes. Perfect.

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TheJackal

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Try a seedling based soil with coco perlite and half the recommended dose of seaweed extract. Use this up until flush of water. Add a little molasses late flowering about half teaspoon with flush then water only last weeks.



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greenzorro

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never buy the cheapo potting mixes as they often have very large quantities of woodchips(up to 90% per volume) which is not good for your plants, even the best premium potting mixes may contain up to 50% woodchips...try sifting them out, woodchips are a cheap bulking agent added by potting mix manufacturers instead of having a pure quality product!, ive found a great potting mix with; 4 parts coco coir/2 parts compost/3 parts perlite with added organic ferts like blood & bone/dyno lifter/ etc...gives more buffer than just using straight coco which essentially needs to be treated like rockwool regarding nutrient dosage
 

Growgurl

Active Member
Hi Rodgers,

Any PREMIUM potting mix will be fine to use. I have had successful grows using Debco premium potting mix from Masters but you may not be able to get that anymore so just find a good one from Bunnings. You will get a lot of different answers to your question so just keep it simple and don't over complicate things for your first grow as it can get very overwhelming as their is SO MUCH information out there and everyone has their own way of doing things. My suggestion, and its only a suggestion, would be to use 70% soil and 30% Perlite. You can get a big bag of Perlite from any hydro shop. Don't buy it at Bunnings. It is WAY to expensive! You can add a bit of Dynamic Lifter and Blood and Bone to your soil also but just a couple of tablespoons per 50L otherwise your soil will be to hot and you will burn your babies. What are you planning on using for Nutrients? It is always better to go a bit lighter on the nutes at first then built your way up to full strength. For my outdoor grow I am using 50% soil, 25% coco, and 25% Perlite. My plants are very happy girls. Anyhow if you have any questions please feel free to ask away. More than happy to help. Good luck with your grow. Bombs away! :cheer:
 

santb

New Member
Growgurl is right, the best, cheapest and easiest way is to go to a hydro shop. Buy a couple "mega-bricks" of nutrifield coco; about 12$ each which makes up 55 litres each, and a big bag of coarse perlite; $30 for 100lt; (Bunnings is like $10 for 1lt), lasts for ages. Plus the nutes of your choice.
Done!
You can experiment with composts/potting mix/garden soil/whatever mixed with a 50/50 mix of that coco and perlite, or just use that coco and perlite on its own. The Bunnings coco is crap, the Nutrifield is excellent for not very much more.. And you'll have a shitload!
KISS and you will have no dramas.
Greenzorro is also right. The cheap mixes are usually shite; too much bark/chips, usually pine. Too acidic. Also, you mite end up with pests/seeds/misc bad stuff... Most of those potting mixes are made from green waste that WE take to the tip, plus leftovers form commercial (pine) saw mills/wood chipping. The expensive stuff is a lot better, and perfectly fine, but you'll usually get a lot of unneeded additives, like "6 months" feed or whatever.. All well and good, but what do you add?? And when???
Best to DIY. You can put in nutes, but you can't take out!
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henrydolph09

New Member
Hey I'm a farmer also ...contact 420medicaljuana@gmail .com. He has all you need ...he's my trusted supplier and he's got good stuffs I'm sure he'd have something for you.

No thanks


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Bigsteve

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I would recommend using Fox Farms-Ocean Forest soil with some pear-lite mixed in to lighten it. The soil itself should support the plants nutritional needs at least for the first several weeks of it's life. After that, I would recommend using soil-based nutrients like the Fox Farms Nutrient Trio to provide nutrients for the rest of its life. Hope this helps and good luck on your grow!
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