Hey everyone I thought I'd be new and creative and fuck with the hempy bucket because it worked to good. Tried hempy bucket method with perlite vermiculite and got almost an ounce per plant (eight plants under 400w hps in 2x4x5 tent).
I love Diatomaceous Earth (DE). I want to grow in it. Here's a link to see its benefits http://www.diatomitecanada.com/why-u...eous-earth.htm. I grew a giant pepper plant in it and it worked fine outdoors. I think its water retention is to much to use on its own though and my clones are all stunted. Also plants under flourescent t8s had mold appear but under cfl or hps surface was mold free. Thats why I think it holds to much water is that the brighter lights dried the surface preventing mold.
It might not be the DE's fault but has anyone used it before? Should I mix in perlite? If so what ratio? This stuff is very porous, think bigger kitty litter. Any ideas? Here's where i got it http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...822_0006414227
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!