Is Happy Frog soil any good?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by trippy3, Feb 9, 2013.

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    bmeat

    bmeat New Member

    true, perlite is close to inert, its a gas it does provide oxygen mostly. it has tiny nutrient value.

    other rocks get broken down by chelation. lemon is a good ph down and a chelator of a lot of minerals.

    i heard adding perxoide to the soil can restart to soil and add oxygen. its a debriber, and when it kills i guess it turns it into oxygen or something?
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    trippy3

    trippy3 Member

    Thank you, for the lime I got 2 cu/ft bags is that the size for 2/3 cups?
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    By God I second that statement. All this pH hooey with soil is just that - hooey.
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Perlite has zero nutrient value. It is over 73% silicon dioxide and has an extremely stable structure. Hence it maintaining its shape despite watering, soil compaction etc. It's main value is making aeration of soil easier and retention of some water/nutrients due to its porosity.

    Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer - plain and simple. It is classified as such on its MSDS. It works by, well, oxidizing.
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    bmeat

    bmeat New Member

    the more experienced organic vets..im catching on. theres too many minerals out there to memorize haha, and we get them directly through plants
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    calicat

    calicat Well-Known Member

    Actually about 5 years ago switched from FFOF to Happy Frog. The FFOF was too acidic but easily remedied with dolomite lime. Seedlings I use light warrior.
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    drolove

    drolove Well-Known Member

    use as recommended on the bag. i think its like a cup per cubic foot.
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    topfuel29

    topfuel29 Well-Known Member

    its not a a gas, perlite is a generic term for naturally occurring siliceous rock. This rock is fired in a kiln at 1600-F it expands to what you and I know as perlite. It's inert. 7.0ph
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    bmeat

    bmeat New Member

    glass* sorry

    is it good or bad practice to use peroxide on a regular basis? should i only use it if somethings wrong. i used it on my matted house plant soil thats been there for years, and now it looks like a brownie lol

    i did 1 oz to 4 oz of water
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    Amysd

    Amysd Active Member

    Happy Frog is OK, its like the McDonalds of Organics if you ask me...
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    AimAim

    AimAim Well-Known Member

    Once again you are wrong. You just keep posting stuff as fact because "it makes sense to you.

    From the perlite.com website, the industry trade group: expanded Perlite is a "popped rock" that is inert, lightweight, sterile, permanent, incombustible, asbestos-free, non-toxic, rot and vermin proof and has a neutral pH.
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    BakedP0TAT0

    BakedP0TAT0 Member

    I've never watered my plants with a h2o2 mix, though I've read it could kill beneficial bacteria within your soil. If getting oxygen to your roots is a concern, just make sure to add enough perlite/pumice to your pot, before planting.. and maybe a well aerated tea.

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