Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm and Citrus Soil... Ph ok?

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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    Hello, posted a thread earlier but was told 'Riu likes the honest approach." I said i was using Uranium enriched soil, only to be ripped on by my lamenes. So Heres my question straight up...

    Is this soils Ph ok for growing marijuana?? The only clues you really have are in the name, and on the web site it says its for slow growing plants that need fast drainage... Help greatly appreciated:peace: I have 5 Goot mitsy beans, just dont want to fuck it up.
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    alexdunaba

    alexdunaba Well-Known Member

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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    Ha nice avatar, that nasty dirty sanchez.

    Yes, isnt that good? I mean, Its really airy soil, great for rapid root growth. Right? And i here sand is a great additive for better drainage and airation. I mean aslong as theres enough water and nutrience you would think the more airier and 'light' the soil is the better it is for fast growth.

    Anyway, so are you suggesting i just invest in a soil test kit? i guess i might have to, but id prefer some knowledge from somone on hear before going out and burning 5 bucks for knowing something someone might already know. Also is it bad that it has a wetting agent?
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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    At least tell me if you have no clue... Plz... thank you
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    alexdunaba

    alexdunaba Well-Known Member

    If you're growing in any medium, you need a pH testing kit. Whether it be for the water, soil, rock wool, et cetera.
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    Picasso345

    Picasso345 Well-Known Member

    Is this like a bet you have to try and grow in this soil or is it just what you have lying around?

    I think you could make it work, but it isn't what anyone would buy given a choice.
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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    Ya exactly, all i have laying around. I only have 5 beans of good genetics (mitsy) and want to get those male percentage rates as low as possible. So if youd recomend for this matter buying some better soil, im game...
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    gangjababy

    gangjababy Well-Known Member

    I use1pt mushroom compost, 1pt peat moss, 1pt perlite, both non-miracle grow. I add 1 tablespoon of dolomite lime per gallon of soil. This has little nutrients and I treat it as if it were promix and begin with botanicare at day 8. I wouldn't gamble with the mg soil it could fry your plants.
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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    I dont think MG is frying anything. Alot of commendable growers use MG. Even FDD grows his trees in MG. So im not woried about frying. Or by frying do you mean stressing which in turn might result in males?

    Intresting mix, though im more for the bag of soil thats good to go...
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    Picasso345

    Picasso345 Well-Known Member

    I like Pro-Mix from Home Depot. Pre-mixed and ready to use.

    My problem with the cactus mix is the lack of lime and what the sand does to the watering system. If you are careful though and your water is the proper PH and you know how to water properly you could use it. I think that soil is going to hold very little water though on account of the sand and you will have to water more often which may lead to problems if you aren't careful.
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    BigBudBalls

    BigBudBalls Well-Known Member

    Yes, buy better soil.
    Think about it.
    You got good seeds, why cheap out? Garbage in garbage out.

    As to the lower males? Sex was determined when the bitch got pregnant.
    (hermies are usually environmental)

    People seem to like the Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil.
    (try to find a soil with no time released fert in it.)
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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    thanks for the input picasso. Ya the lack of lime isnt to hot. Yeah i began using it and it does tend to dry up pretty quick, so im going to be reall carefull right now seeing how sprouts need good amounts of water with my experience, or they will fry into a hair. So good point. Though my love for marijuana should do be good with remembering. But i am going to be moving them out into the woods, and wont be able to be checking them daily so very good point ounce again. Im definatly going to have to go with something more exorbant. As to water im using rain water i collected, hear it has a nuetral ph.

    Big budballs- is that legit on the predetermined statement? Thats very intresting. That calms me a bit seeing how i have been reall paranoid of this. But then why do i hear that stress increases male rates? im a lil confused...

    The best thing ive seen in my area is this soil called Black Gold. Legit?
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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    Balls, you left me hangin... And thanks for the input by the way...
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    BigBudBalls

    BigBudBalls Well-Known Member

    Sorry man.

    Some will debate the sex is determined when stuff. Seen a few posts with links that makes be believe it happens when its conceived.
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    Picasso345

    Picasso345 Well-Known Member

    I come down on the side that sex is determined by the DNA of the plant. All we can do is make a female go shemale, but everything else is out of our hands.
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    Sexyfattops69

    Sexyfattops69 New Member

    Orgasmic news, damn watch the leterature out there folks, theres some hokey info.
    + reps
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    BigBudBalls

    BigBudBalls Well-Known Member


    Now thats 2 out of 3. Think we can get julian to agree?


    -bbb
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    Picasso345

    Picasso345 Well-Known Member


    Hell yes. Ricky is the expert on matters of the marijuana and Julian knows it.
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    BigBudBalls

    BigBudBalls Well-Known Member

    But NOT wiring up a room since you burnt down my shed!

    Now where do my kitties go?

    LOL
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    greenthumz

    greenthumz Active Member

    i'm still an uber n00b at weed growing, but i've been growing "normal" plants for quite some time now. i'm not sure, but don't weed plants like more of an acidic soil? i've heard that lower ph can influence there to be more females than males, but that in order for them to be happy & healthy, they need slightly more acid than neutral... am i correct?
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008

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