How should I layout soil in a 5 gallon pot

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So I’ve been growing a couple plants and I’m using the and the ocean forest soil. In the little peat moss pots, for the seedlings, I mixed both soils in a 3:1 ratio. (3) and (1) ocean forest. It worked well with my seedlings but now I think it’s about time to transfer over to a bigger (5 gallon) pot. Now my question is how should I go about laying out the soil for the 5 gallon pots? Should I put the ocean forest (unmixed) at the bottom of the pot (for extra nutrients when the roots reach that far), then fill the rest with a 50/50 mix? Should I just do a 50/50 mix and just leave it at that? Or is there any other suggestions? Thanks!
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mysticepipedon

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Don't layer different soils. Slight differences in texture between layers can cause drainage problems and "perched water tables." If you're going to mix, mix it all together first.
 
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So I’ve been growing a couple plants and I’m using the and the ocean forest soil. In the little peat moss pots, for the seedlings, I mixed both soils in a 3:1 ratio. (3) and (1) ocean forest. It worked well with my seedlings but now I think it’s about time to transfer over to a bigger (5 gallon) pot. Now my question is how should I go about laying out the soil for the 5 gallon pots? Should I put the ocean forest (unmixed) at the bottom of the pot (for extra nutrients when the roots reach that far), then fill the rest with a 50/50 mix? Should I just do a 50/50 mix and just leave it at that? Or is there any other suggestions? Thanks!
Idk I reuse my soil have for a couple years now same soil but I use Biochar and I re ammend it every run or 2 ( usually good for a couple runs) or whatever the test tell me to add I'd mix it in I double dig my 4×8 bed in the basement + I use alot of compost tea during a run
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Don't layer different soils. Slight differences in texture between layers can cause drainage problems and "perched water tables." If you're going to mix, mix it all together first.

I don’t have problems doing that. For example straight SOHUM in lower half and SOHUM mixed 50/50 with seed starter mix. Both are same soils, only the upper has inert seed starter mixed in to cool it down so to speak. No problems at all, SOHUM is good stuff but pricey.
 
tobh

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!!!OFF TOPIC!!!

Was it necessary for you to start four threads about two topics?

Forum etiquette 101: start a SINGLE thread and wait for responses relevant to that topic. Do not start multiple threads when you do not get a response instantly.

You're new here so I won't be too rude about it this time. Please be more patient going forward. Multiple threads like:


Leads to splintered information and clutters search results for others that actually search for their answers before posting new versions of questions that have already been asked before.

@Aqua Man @Dirtbag @1diesel1 feel free to delete this if it reads antagonizing. Not looking to start an argument or anything.
 
mysticepipedon

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I don’t have problems doing that. For example straight SOHUM in lower half and SOHUM mixed 50/50 with seed starter mix. Both are same soils, only the upper has inert seed starter mixed in to cool it down so to speak. No problems at all, SOHUM is good stuff but pricey.
It won't always happen, but if the soil is different enough, it can happen.
 
lvstealth

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Start 2, do 1 each way and then you will know
 

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