Supersoil - Too Wet & Smells Bad

Discussion in 'Subcool's Old School Organics' started by Comacus, Jun 29, 2013.


    Comacus Member

    Well I had about 5 gallons of Supersoil left in a container. It was dry so I rewetted it to get the soil life going again. I think I got it too wet, and now it has a bad smell. It is not a sweet organic smell but more of a sewer smell. [HR][/HR] I am concerned I got the bad anaerobic microbes going instead of the good ones. If I let the soil dry to an appropriate moisture level, will the good microbes start up again to where this supersoil will be OK, or should I trash it?

    GreenSanta Well-Known Member

    personally I have never had any issues ... But I usually transplant in plain promix and the root dont get to the supersoil right away ... it gives it time to ''fix itself'' .. .especially in smart pot

    Kevdogg5555 Active Member

    ive had this happen. I poured all the soil of a tarp to let it dry out completely, then i re wet it with compost tea, but i made sure not to over water that time GOOD LUCK
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    geekmike Well-Known Member

    lay it out on a tarp or plastic bag for a few days, turn it over, then back in the bucket

    Comacus Member

    Thank you. The heat wave here in CA did a nice job of drying it out this weekend. It is back in the bucket at a more normal moisture level.

    ReefBongwell Well-Known Member

    Next time water 20% by volume (5gal soil = water 1 gallon water) and fuggedabout it. Agree on laying it out to dry then rewetting.

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