i like using fox farms with a bit of added perlite. i have been uising ocean forest, but happy frog sounds like it would be good too. i get mine from htgsupply.com
I thinks its lame how alot of cities in the USA does not have stores that carry decent soil or even the items needed to make your own soil.. A friend of mine that I know online ( we were in the same gaming clan ) lives in an area with no hydro stores within an hour drive and only has the usual lowes,home depot,walmart etc.. The only soil he can find is basically miracle grow and scotts.. He cant find bat guano either and the only perlite he found was the kind w/ nutes in it.. Ordering soil online and paying high ass shipping really sucks ass. But ,he ordered 1 bag of fox Farm Happy Frog from htg and it costed over $60.00 ( for 1 f'ing bag! ) .. Now how gay is that shit?
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where do you find bat guano mix in US
I personally like 70% FF Ocean Forest and 30% perlite. After about 30 days I start adding some FF Grow Big and some Cal-Mag when I water (1 tsp of each per gallon of water), and will add some additional worm castings on top so when I water the good stuff flows down into the soil. Don't fert seedlings at all though --- the soil has enought nutes for the first 3 or 4 weeks.
I may try FF Happy Frog on my next grow though, because it's considerably cheaper per pound than Ocean Forest at the local Hydro store.
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Hello to all the professional out there... Well this is my first time growing... N my setting room I cover the wall and ceiling with black & white poly so i was wondering if i should take the carpet out or cover it with black & white poly before i start putting the pots in the room, if it not going to effect my growing?
I know not to use MG as the buffers for PH is a bitch and sucks butt. Scotts is better then that. Any of the soils are good if you feed them---if you do not want to feed use 1 bag Fox Farms and cut 1/2 bag with their humis mix with the fish pictures on it (sorry just bought from the horticulture owner of SowCal and that is what he recommends)
When dealing with water its certainly a good idea to cover the carpet. Making the floor reflective is also a good idea in general but becomes less effective the bigger the plants are. I seen that Home depot had some 4x4 trays in the garden section which are about $11. These are great if you'd like something that would catch water, but they only come in black so you would need to paint them if you wanted it reflective.