Post By hyroot
anyone tried the dr earth homegrown soil designed for medical gardens in the
The Grow Room forums; i got a buudy who works for scotts and this is part of his new line. he was telling me ...
anyone tried the dr earth homegrown soil designed for medical gardens
i got a buudy who works for scotts and this is part of his new line. he was telling me about this months ago but every time i look online i come up empty. well today i found a pic of the bag online. he tells me it hasnt caught on yet but he claims its better then FF or any other soil on the market. check out the bag it doesnt hide what its intended use is at all.
Dr Earth Home Grown Potting Soil – This premium, organic and 100% natural potting soil uses fir bark fines, forest humus, peat moss, perlite, worm castings, bat guano, kelp meal and MicroActive® seaweed extract. It also contains ProBiotic® beneficial soil microbes plus both endo and ecto myccorhizae. Home Grown also includes Dr Earth’s broad-spectrum soil inoculants which help break down organic material and aid in overall plant performance.
I know DR Earths products are ALL top notch, I've been using them for a while. I havn't seen this soil yet though....interesting, I might check into it and use it instead of the Vital Earth potting soil I use in my mix now.
yeah i think this soil is going to be hard to get your hands on for a while. with the packaging, certain stores will get turned off by it and wont carry it, and alot of hydro stores dont carry much dirt so its kind of a pain to locate right now from what i understand. you can get it online but i just dont know how cost effective that would be. hope this helps.
Originally Posted by wheezer
look at this clown....$42 for shipping!!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/DR-EARTH-807...-/200618672510
its $19 a bag here but you will have to calculate your shipping costs.
Last edited by Mrfootball420; 08-25-2011 at 05:08 PM.
i found this today, its a full feeding schedule from start to finish using dr earth products homegrown soil and products. check it out
DR. EARTH LSP 258 KIT
INDOOR ORGANIC GARDEN
POTTING SOILS & NUTRIENTS FOR
MAXIUM POTENCY, WEIGHT,
: A proven success kit for 6 INDOOR 5-GALLON PLANTS for gardeners demanding the highest grade finished product with maximum yield as the main objective.
: Easy to follow schedule takes all the guesswork out of what to do and when to do it. The LSP 258 kit has been proven to grow the healthiest plants with maximum weight gain, thick/tight buds, and sticky/oily flowers. Follow the week by week schedule for maximum results. No guesswork. No burning. Only maximum yields! Set your lights and harvest by your desired date.
6 EMPTY 5-GALLON POTTING CONTAINERS
Two bags of Dr. Earth® 1.5 Cu. Ft. Home Grown® potting soil or Pot of Gold® potting soil.
One 4-pound bag of Dr. Earth® Organic 2™Starter Fertilizer 2-4-2 (the start)
One 4-pound bag of Dr. Earth® Organic 5™Tomato and Vegetable Fertilizer 5-7-3 (the middle)
One 4-pound bag of Dr. Earth® Organic 8™Bud & Bloom Booster 4-10-7 (the finish)
One pint of Dr. Earth® Liquid Solution™All Purpose Fertilizer 3-3-3 (the maintenance)
One pint of Dr. Earth® Seaweed Concentrate 0-0-4.5 (the micro-maintenance)
One pint of Dr. Earth® ProActive™Fruit & Vegetable Ready-to-use Insect Spray (the kill)
DIRECTIONS TO GET STARTED:
Using the contents of the 2 bags of potting soil, fill all 6 containers until soil level is within 1 inch from the top of each container. Blend ¼ cup of Dr. Earth® Organic 2™Starter Fertilizer into the top 4 inches of the potting soil. Dig a small hole to transplant your cutting. The hole should be slightly larger than the size of your transplant. Make sure that you do not bury the transplant too deeply. The soil level of the transplant should be slightly higher than the soil level in the 5-gallon
container to avoid "damping off" and other fungal diseases. Water the container well. Wait 5 minutes. Then start your feeding schedule as prescribed below. Turn on your lights and get growing. Follow the light manufacturer’s suggestions very carefully to send your plants into a strong vegetative cycle that will maximize "green growth." Many options are available. Any length of time between 18 to 24 hours is effective. Consult with your light manufacturer for best results.
Water again, using Dr. Earth® Seaweed Concentrate diluted in 1 gallon of water, at a ratio of 2 tablespoons per gallon. Water all plants equally with the 1 gallon of seaweed solution water; apply equal amounts per plant until the 1 gallon of solution has been completely used.
Insect spray should only be used directly on the soil, if you see fungus gnats or other insects. Do not spray the plants leaves, as this could cause burning under strong lights.
: Day 1- Thoroughly blend Dr. Earth® Organic 2™starter fertilizer into the top 4 inches of soil in the containers, at the rate of ¼ cup per each 5-gallon container. Water it in with a solution of Dr.Earth® Seaweed Concentrate. (See instructions above.)
Mix Dr. Earth® Liquid Solution™at a rate of 4 tablespoons per gallon of water. Apply 2 ½ cups of solution per 5-gallon plant.
Mix ¼ cup of Dr Earth® Organic 2™Starter Fertilizer into the top 2 inches of soil in each 5-gallon container. Scratch in completely, but be careful not to disturb the established root system. Water thoroughly.
Mix 4 tablespoons of Dr. Earth® Liquid solution® and 2 tablespoons of Dr. Earth® Seaweed Concentrate into 1 gallon of water. Apply 2 ½ cups of solution per plant. After feeding, water lightly with pure water, to drive the nutrients down into the soil.
Mix Dr. Earth® Organic 5™Vegetable Fertilizer at a rate of ¼ cup per five-gallon container mixed thoroughly into the top 2 inches of soil trying not to disturb the established root system. Water thoroughly.
Mix both Dr. Earth® Liquid Solution® and Dr. Earth® Seaweed Concentrate. Mix 4 tablespoons of Liquid Solution and 2 tablespoons of Seaweed Concentrate in 1 gallon of water. Apply 2 ½ cups of solution per plant. After you feed, water lightly with pure water to drive the nutrients down into the soil.
Thoroughly mix Dr. Earth® Organic 5™Vegetable Fertilizer into the top 2 inches of soil, at a rate of ¼ cup per 5-gallon container, trying not to disturb the established root system. Water thoroughly.
Mix 4 tablespoons of Dr. Earth® Liquid solution® and 3 tablespoons of Dr. Earth® Seaweed Concentrate into 1 gallon of water. Apply 2 ½ cups of solution per plant. After feeding, water lightly with pure water, to drive the nutrients down into the soil.
Thoroughly mix Dr. Earth® Organic 8™Bud & Bloom Booster into the top 2 inches of soil, at a rate of ¼ cup per 5-gallon container, trying not to disturb the established root system. Water thoroughly.
Mix 4 tablespoons of Dr. Earth® Liquid solution® and 3 tablespoons of Dr. Earth® Seaweed Concentrate into 1 gallon of water. Apply 2 ½ cups of solution per plant. After you feed, water lightly with pure water to drive the nutrients down into the soil.
Mix Dr. Earth® Organic 8™Bud & Bloom Booster thoroughly into the top 2 inches of soil, at a rate of ¼ cup per 5-gallon container, trying not to disturb the established root system. Water well.
Week 12 UNTIL HARVEST:
Use pure water only to flush all of the nutrients from the soil. It is important to understand that hundreds of different of varieties of plants are available to grow and harvest. Most plants have different maturity dates, for this reason we recommend 11 weeks of feeding at the minimum, if the variety of plant you choose to grow requires a long flowering period, then you may keep feeding with Dr. Earth Liquid Solution at a rate 2 tablespoons mixed into 1 gallon of water then applied at a rate of 2 ½ cups of solution per plant until 2 weeks before harvest. Flushing the nutrients from the soil 2 weeks prior to harvest will help to maximize your plants’ potency.
FOR MAXIUM RESULTS, START EACH NEW CROP BY DISCARDING THE USED SOIL AND REFILLING POTS WITH FRESH DR. EARTH® POTTING SOILS AS CALLED FOR ABOVE.
APPLY MINIUMUM AMOUNTS OF WATER, ONLY ENOUPH TO KEEP THE SOIL MOIST AND ALLOWING IT TO DRY BETWEEN WATERING.
NO TWO PLANTS ARE ALIKE; THE ACTUAL DAY OF HARVEST CAN VARY BETWEEN 14 TO 20 WEEKS FROM THE TIME A CUTTING WAS TRANSPALANTED INTO THE SOIL. DIFFERENT VARIETYS MATURE AT DIFFERENT RATES.
IN MOST CASES, 16 WEEKS IS AN AVERAGE TIME FRAME TO GROW HEALTHY AND MATURE PLANTS.
KNOW THE VARIETY YOU ARE GROWING AND LOOK FOR SIGNS OF MATURITY.
ALWAYS LET THE SOIL DRY COMPLETELY BEFORE YOU HARVEST!
Best of health to you,
+Awesome post! I love Dr. Earths products. I might have to give this a try.
well if you give it a try id love to hear about your expierence. that feeding schedule came straight from the owner/creator of dr earth... milo shammas.
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I'm very interested in trying this. I have heard nothing but good things about Dr Earth products, and he seems to stand by his product in fielding questions via email from customers. I have found almost everything at my local garden supply shop (I don't believe Home Depot or Lowe's will carry this). I still need to locate the starter fertilizer. I have listed the prices I paid below as an FYI.
For those that may be interested in following a journal, I will be starting one as soon as my clones are fully rooted. I plan on running (1) Vortex, (1) Chocolope, and (2) OG Kush 101 under a hood.
Dr Earth Vegetable Plant mix 1.5 - 13.50
Dr Earth Seaweed Concentrate 16 oz - 24.00
Dr Earth Vegetable Garden 24 oz - 11.90
Dr Earth Tomato & Vegi Poly Bag - 9.90
Dr Earth All purpose Fertilizer - 13.90
Dr Earth Bud & Bloom Fertilizer - 9.90
We carry all of the products in the "kit" at the garden center I work at. I am currently looking for an apartment to move into, as soon as I do I am going to use this soil/nute set up and see what it gives me. This will be my first indoor grow, I've done outdoor before just germinating some seeds and throwing them out there with no nutrients and letting mother nature take its course. I'll be making a thread about it when I get it up and going. In the meantime, has anyone tried this yet? I haven't been able to find any information on the actual results of this line of products.
Dr. Earth soils are horrible and over priced. If you like various deficencies in the 2nd week and more gnats than you ever seen in your life. Then this is the soil for you. Otherwise do not waste your time and money. I already did that. Just go get some roots organic original. Thats the best soil out there aside from mixing your own. It sells for $15 per 1.5 cu every where.
I have use ffof, ffhf, balck gold, mg organic, dr. Earth potting and medical, roots original, roots 707, roots coco , empire soil.
Dr. Earth amd empire were the worst.. Roots original was the best.