My soil mix, good for all growth stages ?? in the
The Grow Room forums; I wouldn't put the compost in the seedling mix. I've had poor luck with any amounts of compost when used ...
I wouldn't put the compost in the seedling mix. I've had poor luck with any amounts of compost when used on young plants of any variety(mj, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc). Also, for your transplant mix, 5 parts compost to 1 part peat is too much. Maybe 3 and 3?
Hey every 1 good news they do supply other potting mix.
They have living earth, yates and tui soil - has any 1 used any of these ???? please help.
Link to living earth soil - http://www.livingearth.co.nz/
link to Yates soil - http://www.yates.co.nz/products/pots-and-potting-mix/
Lint to tui soil - http://www.tuigarden.co.nz/show.php?pageid=115#Mulch
Please look at all the soil mixes and help me out. remember if i can use the same soil from start to finish would help me out and i can allways mix soil and add compost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im thinking bout using seed raising mix for the first 2 weeks then into some of the mixes above^^^ some of the mixes allready have sheep shit and blood and bone
That Living Earth stuff looks pretty good - no experience with any of these you listed though.
Listen I gotta get to bed it's 2 am here. I think you're on the right track, but keep in mind to take it slow with the nutes. You can always add more nutes, but if the plants are burned badly or in shock for three weeks, it's gonna be a lot harder to recover.
How about starting seeds in a peat pot with seed raising mix for first 2 weeks
It sounds like you're growing in containers and if so don't use compost. That's an in-ground soil amendment. You want a potting mix with a nutrient package. The best place to find those are at nurseries and farm supply stores. List of New Zealand Farm Supply Stores.
Originally Posted by Rtoke
I recommend decomposed sheep manure over pellets for the simple reason it will mix easier with your potting soil.[/quote]
* "Pelletised Sheep Manure" - Pelletised Fertiliser and Soil Conditioner
This sterilised, organic fertiliser is for all trees and shrubs in your garden. It increases worm populations in the soil, promotes water retention in the soil by increasing soil humus, and also helps to break down clay. Easily the best all-round boost for your garden.
N.P.K. 4 / 2 / 6 plus trace elements and minerals.
[quote]Also: perlite, peat moss, blood and bone and dolomite lime.
Beg borrow or steal the earthworm castings. Make them 20% of your grow medium.
If i can find some: i will be adding worm casting, bat guano.
In the right proportions, yes. I'd recommend:
Is this mix got sufficient enough drainage, and nutrients ect. for the plants for 3 months.
4 parts fortified potting soil
2 parts decomposed sheep manure
2 parts earthworm castings
1 part perlite (dependent on perlite in potting soil)
1 part combination of kelp meal, fish meal, alfalfa meal and oyster shell dust
i tablespoon of neem meal per gallon of grow medium.
Use a brewed AACT drench and foliar application twice during vegetation, once during early flower and just drench midway through flower.
No, if they're at least 2-3 weeks old. Plain potting soil with perlite only up until then.
would this give my seedlings nute burn ?
You live in a lovely country. I spent three weeks driving all over the islands.
Please comment, give me suggestions and help me out !
Cheers organic growers
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