A few questions about organic growing

Discussion in 'Organics' started by lickalotapus, Jan 27, 2013.

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    lickalotapus

    lickalotapus Active Member

    I've got a few questions about organic growing.
    Is organic growing easier than Chemical ferts? Like am I less likely to have problems with deficiencies and nute burn?
    and bunnings doesn't have worm castings and blood meal ,they have blood and bone and dynamic lifter, would these be sufficient or do i need worm castings and blood meal
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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

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    lickalotapus

    lickalotapus Active Member

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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

    My pal Clonex pointed out that if a person is new to soil, it's a good idea to try a run with a descent bagged soil like Roots, etc. Such a bagged soil will have all of those items in there. Just get a bag of EWC and amend your soil as a top-dressing as you go. I think you'll find soil quite forgiving.

    You should treat the soil as if it's got larvae. Probably doesn't, but just in case. Crab shell meal, Neem meal, Mosquito Dunks and Nematodes if you can. Let these items work in the soil for a couple weeks before you use it, so they can kill what's in there.
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    lickalotapus

    lickalotapus Active Member

    Not Sure if we have that product in Australia , but il check bunnings,nursery and hydro shop
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    lickalotapus

    lickalotapus Active Member

    photo.jpg hey there Rrog ,this is what i bought from the nursery, they didnt have the roots brand and neither did anywhere else , the specs for this are 2N,1.6p,2k 80%fine 20%coarse , this is the best pre mix soil i could find, should i add anything to this soil or just plant straight in to it?not sure if it would be to hot on its own , thanks for your help , this organic growing is confusing for a begginner
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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

    Great! I would just add items that will eat / kill larvae that may be in there. Crab shell meal, Neem meal, BTI Mosquito Dunks and Nematodes are what I do. I haven't had an insect since 2011.
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    SpicySativa

    SpicySativa Well-Known Member

    That soil looks nice. I'd definitely add some perlite or pumice for aeration (mix about 3 parts soil, one part perlite). Also, most prepackaged soils seem to benefit from some dolomite lime (mix in at about 1-2 TBSP per gallon of soil).

    That should work well. Good luck!
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    lickalotapus

    lickalotapus Active Member

    Thanks guys , one more question, when my clones are rooted can I plant them straight in to this mix?
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    Rrog

    Rrog Well-Known Member

    Always a good idea to start up your soil by at least watering to activate some microbes. Also good if you can add the items I mentioned above to kill larvae before you plant.
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    POH Organics

    POH Organics Member

    As ive learned from experience, fucked up dirt from the store will give you the biggest heartache imaginable. Prepare it once its home in every way possible, he's giving you sound advice

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