First grow.... Living soil.... Fingers crossed.

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Cgreen604

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Long time enthusiast, first time grower.

Here's what I've got going on, any advice very much appreciated.

5X5 Tent
Mars Hydro TS 3000
6" Filter/Fan
Humidifier
Oscillating fan
I have a heater in the tent and I'm leaving the drivers attached to the light to add some heat as well, it's cold out. Light and fan are running through a decent quality timer. Heater has a thermostat, humidifier has a humidistat, and I have temperature/humidity meter in the tent. Any advice?

And my dirt:
4X 107litre PRO-MIX HP (65-75 sphagnum moss then perlite, limestone, wetting agent? and mycorrhizae)
5X 30litre organic worm castings
5X 30litre organic Sea Soil Compost (local organic compost made from fish and forest waste that's been composted correctly and sound delicious)
80litre Perlite
zip lock bag of Forest humus
3cups organic 4-4-4
3cups glacial rock dust
insect frass

I based this recipe on things I've seen on the internet. It feels lights and fluffy when I turn it. Any advice?

I was planning on building my soil with sphagnum moss, something other than perlite for aeration but I couldn't find either at this time of year. The soil is cooking right now but it's cold so I'm not too sure if there's any heat building up for my lovely soil critters to grow in. Hopefully something's happening in there and there's time because I'm waiting on my insect frass and my worms. Once the frass shows up I'll add it, turn everything a couple more times then throw it in pots with the worms. I'm planning on growing a cover crop of clover then laying some hay down to smother it before I plant.

That's about all I can think of. Hopefully I'm on the right track.
 
Homesteader

Homesteader

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I would pick up some gypsum and add some in as well. A cup or two per plant makes a huge difference
 

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