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Cooking super soil is possibly an unneeded step for clones.

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by Da Almighty Jew, Jun 9, 2012.

    Da Almighty Jew

    Da Almighty Jew Well-Known Member

    Just my opinion on this. But I think if you planted a rooted clone directly into super soil you will be perfectly fine. Because the ingredients are barely available yet. So by the time the plant gets big enough to tolerate some nutrients, 1-2 weeks, some will start to become available..

    I think in the meantime it is very important to supplement with a liqued feed program to insure they get nutrients.

    Anybody care to comment

    WyoGrow Active Member

    Having a already establish population of beneficial bacteria and fungi helps prevent unwanted organisms from gaining a foothold in your soil because they out compete them for the available resources. Still a crucial step IMO.

    Opm Active Member

    What do you mean by super soil? I like to use soilless mixes like pro-mix with mycoraizai(sp). The first feeding is usually a 1-1-1 for me.

    mccumcumber Well-Known Member

    That's not necessarily how soil microbes work. You let the soil "cook" so you have a decent population of microbes starting to make use of the nutrition you have supplied. Furthermore, supplementing with a salt based liquid nute will only slow the process of "cooking" more. Put some salt on a snail... see what happens.

    ^I hope that helps.

    ThegrowerMOJO Well-Known Member

    Why?what clones need are a proper balance of oxygen and water to grow roots,hence rockwool is king! and i don't think supersoil is considered super till after the cook!so what you have is some soil mix and trying to start clones in it.

    melungeonman Active Member

    Living soil, Is an awsome alternitive for someone trying to branch away from chemical fertilizer use, You are cultivating the soil before during and after the grow. Trying to do both is about as, well thought out as useing sulfered molasass to make organic tea foods for your plants. You are defeating the purpose of the molasass, Chemical fertilizers contain stabilizers and preservitives. These preservitives kill bacteria so,aren't you defeating the purpose of living soil, by adding chemical nutes, yes sure you are many people try mixing the "cooked" or living soil idea together iv'e never seen it do anything other than marginal results. I keep living soil, I plant my clones in it , later I plant my veg plants in it, after they are done blooming, I re-cook and I use it again, and again, and again. You get the picture, I don't have to buy new soil. I new there had to be an alternitive to disposal and re- purchase. I've used the same re cycled living soil for several years its sorta like a sourdoe starter.
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    Da Almighty Jew

    Da Almighty Jew Well-Known Member

    i dont know who said i was using chems because I never said i was using chemical nutrients... I use Earth Juice btw.

    Also by putting rooted clones directly into super soil. then after they have been in the super soil for a month, then it will have cooked right?
    Theoretically the soil is still cooking. whether it has a clone in it or not....

    IggyZag Well-Known Member

    My input on this, I've put clones in super soils before they cooked problem a was the rootzone heats up from the microbes eating the food which fucks the roots up and the plant begins discoloring and twisting like crazy, problem b is the fact you may be planting into unwanted patheogens that could had been cooked out...

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