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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 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 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.

    keepsake 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

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