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Can you use soil in netting pots instead of clay pellets?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by alvear1311, May 21, 2012.


    alvear1311 Member

    What im trying to say is, like grow the plant in soil and move
    it to a netting pot and fill it with more soil instead of rinsing the dirt and placing it in clay pellets.. I was thinking since its in a netting pot the roots will eventually grow long enough to reach the water in thereservoirand just feed off of the water there.. Will this work or not?
    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    Soil in hydro? I wouldn't. (clogs, contamination, weight)

    Yow420 Member

    the clay is used cuz it doesn't trap near as much water as soil. your liable to drown your plant.. your reservoir will be dirty as hell with soil falling through. i'm not gonna say its impossible.. but i would strongly recommend not using soil in a hydro grow

    drolove Well-Known Member

    your system will wash all the soil into your rez eventually....

    grannybonger Active Member

    A plant started in dirt grows completely different than hydro, espesially the roots, I have one going right now that is alive but not growing 1 mo later. It was a mo old when i moved her from dirt to clay, she's developed hydro roots but won't grow. But in another case I did what you want to do and she converted and grew a ton of skimpy shit and i just tossed it.
    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    Took this one from soil to dwc. shock.jpg
    Only grew to 18in, got less than 1/2oz (kickass shit), I'm trying to reveg to clone.
    trichome fiend

    trichome fiend Well-Known Member

    ...just, just, just DON'T!

    alotapot Active Member

    Ya know.. thats kinda odd.. I've rinsed dirt from a lot of plants and put them into clay pellet with great success, tho now I'm growing in coco and still doing the same practice when necessary.


    ps: as for putting dirt into a hydro system? I would NOT do it!

    grannybonger Active Member

    It's a miracle, one month plus and she's starting to grow, got bright green new, finally, this was a healthy 1mo old plant raised in dirt, unrinced I just knocked 3/4 of the dirt off, it's twin in dirt is doing great. A previous one I rinced the she died, I drowned her before she developed the hydro roots.

    So yeah, it's possible if their young.

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