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Soil without cooking?

Discussion in 'Organics' started by bizarrojohnson, Jan 23, 2016.


    MistaRasta Well-Known Member

    This is around where I'd start with it. I had to tone alfalfa ratios down to 1 tsp per 5 gal when I bought the food grade stuff. Rarely use it anymore unless I see a deficiency In veg, Strong stuff indeed.

    I use 1/4 cup kelp per 5 gallons of water. So roughly around 1 Tbsp per gallon.

    Next tea I make I'll shoot for this recipe:

    5 gallons water
    1/8 cup Neem
    1/4 cup kelp

    No dilution required
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    keepsake Well-Known Member

    I want to start a 4 plant grow in 7 gallon fabric pots.
    7 gallon = .90 cubic ft.
    4 x .90 = 3.6 cubic ft.

    So will 2 cups of kelp, crab, and neem be too much for 3.6 cubic ft?

    MistaRasta Well-Known Member

    I'd go with 3/8 cup per cubic foot to be safe

    This will give you 6 Tbsp per cubic foot as opposed to 8 Tbsp per cubic foot.

    keepsake Well-Known Member

    Should I do a 4 cubic feet soil bed so my 4 plants share the same soil or do separate 7gal fabric pots?

    I listened to a coot podcast interview last night and he said pots should be no smaller than 15 gal.

    What's your opinion?

    MistaRasta Well-Known Member

    Beds are the choice if you're going no till.
    More root systems = more carbon= more yield.

    When I ran coots mix I ran 15 gallon pots. I seriously doubt you'll have any problems in 7s though. I run 7s now, and have no problem..Just don't let your plants get too big.

    dubekoms Well-Known Member

    I'm running 15 gallon totes, 2 plants per tote. They are doing great, I'm sure 7 gallon pots for a single plant will work fine.
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    keepsake Well-Known Member

    How big of a bed do you suggest for 4 plants?

    width, length, and depth?

    my tent is a 4x4 which in reality is actually a little smaller.

    so maybe a 3x3 bed? how deep should it be? 2 ft?

    my goal is to yield 2lb
    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    2 lb from a 4X4??? :roll: o_O
    Bubba's girl

    Bubba's girl Well-Known Member

    I'd like give this recipe a go.

    How do you incorporate the malted barley? As a tea only (I did see your tea barley tea recipe in this thread) or do you mix it into the soil as well? If so, how much per cubic foot of base mix? Thanks @MistaRasta

    bassman999 Well-Known Member

    I'm replying to an old post i know and sorry.
    (1/3 compost)...any specific kind if i am buying it? Is ewc good in its place?

    ShLUbY Well-Known Member

    EWC is great.
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    bassman999 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately I have to do everything store bought.
    Is that acceptable?
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    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member

    Absolutely it is acceptable. EWC and compost are the only two things I use that aren't store bought. I am working on changing that just for the sustainability factor. In the mean time I try to source the best quality I can. Have been very happy with gaia green products.
    Cheers :)

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