Organic Feeding 101.

Discussion in 'Organics' started by nick17gar, Feb 12, 2012.

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    Chronikool

    Chronikool Well-Known Member

    Love comfrey!....use it a lot in my flowering plants and compost bin....i dont let my comfrey plants flower though...3 is plenty. :)


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    Black liquid gold... :)

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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member


    The bocking 14 cultivar is a sterile comfrey plant. Other cultivars can be very invasive and overtake your yard if you let them go to flower.
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    DANKSWAG

    DANKSWAG Well-Known Member

    What is this bocking 14, a comfrey plant ? Where can one obtain?

    DankSwag
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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's a sterile cultivar. Most comfrey is very invasive and will over-grow your back yard. This cultivar doesn't seed, so the only plants you will have will be the ones that you plant.

    https://www.horizonherbs.com/product.asp?specific=917
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    DANKSWAG

    DANKSWAG Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link... what do you think of their price for dry comfrey?

    DankSwag
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    hyroot

    hyroot Well-Known Member

    i can't find any dandelions like that around... if I'm lucky to find any. they 2 inches to 5 inches tall
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    Chronikool

    Chronikool Well-Known Member

    Oh really...? most probably to do with the season...different hemisphere to a lot of you folk. :)
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    yankeegreen

    yankeegreen Active Member

    Dead of winter here. 4-5 months away from a dandelion harvest. That stuff is the shizz!
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    Wallflower1

    Wallflower1 Member

    I was wondering about all the goose poo I encounter, it is very green and looks like it could be very beneficial, the poo is very fresh and has a 2-4-2 profile when dried. I am a newbie, but have always had a no-till organic garden outside, but realize growing indoors and in containers will be a new learning process for me. My thought with the goose crap is that because the goose is a herbivore and eats a lot of marine greens it could be loaded with alot of microorganisms that could benefit the soil. I haven't been able to find anyone who has used it but it seems it would be a boost to the plant right before and during flowering.
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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

    IMO, any manure should go through a thermophilic composting process to kill off any pathogens that may be present. I wouldn't put goose shit right in to your soil.
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    Wallflower1

    Wallflower1 Member

    was thinking about a tea and adding it to my bokashi bin
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    Wallflower1

    Wallflower1 Member

    goose poop is a very fast decomposer, will try it with my edibles first after I take it out of my bokashi, and use the tea from the bin. I was just curious why nobody has ever mentioned it on any of the forums.
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    DANKSWAG

    DANKSWAG Well-Known Member

    I agree, it should be added as part of a Super Soil mix so it can cook "decompose" properly to not only kill but with added air it would help feed the soil and encourage beneficial bacteria growth. If it was placed in a vermi composter "feed em to the worms Danno!" it would be really really B O N Z A I S H E E A TE !

    Anywise stay tuned and if you want a good advised in the right place, if you want a go to Guru source to be enlightened in a condensed fashion check out True Living Organics by the Rev. He writes for SKUNK magazine anywise he breaks down some techniques designed for building a layer soil in a container allowing for everything to complete grow. Goes beyond just building a super spoil, goes through techniques as well as uses, sources, applications of organic nutrient and natural inorganic compounds that can be beneficial as well if applied properly. I think more along the lines of natural materials as opposed to synthetics, with a focus on organic.

    Anywise start a worm bin and feed the poop (rabbit is good too) and if you have bokashi feed your vegan bokashi to the worms as well.

    DankSwag
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    Organix420

    Organix420 Member

    Great Thread; Thanks nick17gar. I've been using this recipe during veg (per gallon):
    2-3 Tbsp High N bat guano
    1 Tbsp Water soluble mycorrhizae (Oregonism XL from roots organics)
    1 Tbsp Unsulfured molasses

    but now I'm about to go to flower and I'm modifying my recipe (per gallon):
    2-3 Tbsp High phosphorus bat guano
    2 cups worm castings
    1 Tbsp Water soluble mycorrhizae (Oregonism XL from roots organics)
    1 Tbsp Unsulfured molasses

    I'm also considering adding roots organics HPK [0-5-4] which is basically bat guano and langbeinite. Does anybody think that the HPK will be too much? the instructions say use 1tbsp per gallon but I was going to use 1/4tbsp per gallon just in case.
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    thoumayest

    thoumayest Active Member

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    Nizza

    Nizza Well-Known Member

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    Organix420

    Organix420 Member

  18. I get my organic blackstrap molasses for under $4 for 500ml at a health food store. I wouldn't pay extra for any molasses that says its specifically for plants, thats pure marketing bullshit imo. Mine seems to be working.
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    Mashpotato Johnson

    Mashpotato Johnson Member

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    smokin away

    smokin away Active Member

    Been getting into the organic tea ideas. Great thread with many great ideas. One idea I have not noticed is the idea of using a mixture of byproducts from past plants. I have been experimenting with a combo of leaves, stems and even the ash from past joints. Just about anything I would have normally discarded even seed. Last time I aerated with a aquarium pump in a five gallon bucket for about 10 days. Used it straight up and it makes my newbies sooo green. Can't wait to put something else in there. Just ground it up with a mini chopper and put it in an old sock and stuck it in a five gallon bucket of water. Made a batch last summer with the males stuffed in netted bag for about two weeks with no aeration and applied straight up with excellent results. Definitely better than anything I've used yet.

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