So this spring Im looking to use the soil right out of the ground. I dont want to have to carry a shit load of 3.8cuft bags of promix out into the middle of no where. What Im going to do is use 20 gallon grow bags x 40-50. mix perlite and peat moss into the soil. Use worm castings, about a pound for each bag. Bone meal in the hole before planting. and maybe mixing the soil with seaweed before planting; if I can find any. I will water once or twice a week and use nutes once a week. Anyone ever done this with great success. O , and I will be trying to find soil from long grassy areas as I find the soil to be rich and black like. Suggestions??
what's the soil like? pine trees all about? berries near-by? signs of acid soil. red clay is good if well amended with perlite and lime. digging through roots and rocks can be more work than humping pro-mix. make up your bags at base/home, and take them up there in batches, maybe.
in my state, one would need a pick, mattock, and shovel, to get soil from nature. not worth it.
Im in Ontario Canada and it is in a rocky area with swamps and lakes close by. yea still thinking of carrying the promix. I just dont want people to see me. I can actually fourwheel it in loads most of the way there so making the bags out there would be easiest. Im probably gonna do half and half. This year is a test run for the strains I have so 1 location high on the rocks .. another low near the swamp. I will post pics in the future . still working on fixing or buying a new camera. btw there is pinetrees here and i would not use that soil as nothing seems to grow underneath them. I have had good luck with open grassy area before so i might just mix some peat moss and permiculite along with worm castings and bone meal.
knew a gal who used only fish emulsion during veg, and only norwegian kelp during flower. that was it. her plants were all 6-8 ft tall. and lovely.....