Living Organic Soil-My second indoor grow, 4x4 tent

If you followed my last one, I grew (4) and they turned Hermie mid flower. I cleaned everything- the fans, fan covers, walls, lid, lights....
I ended up with 18 ounces of seedy weedy. I recently took half of that and Dry Ice'd it with 120 micron bag and got some really nice clean hash that I pressed into chips.

I hated having to water (4) 5 gallon pots and it was a pain to reach two in the corner the way my tent was situated. Mostly water is a pain because I have to go buy it and last time I was mixing Bio Canna nutrients in the water. They seemed easy but it was a hassle after work up against a short window because I was running lights on during the day and they shut off at 7, so limited window to make it home to inspect and manage. This time I have the timers running on from 6pm to 12 noon. I hope to avoid the heat of the summer days here. It's already 80 inside and I only have the lights on 30% right now.

Last time I got a very small infestation of Fungus Gnats and my shit was new and clean and I got rid of all of my house plants so I assumed it had to be Happy Frog soil, so this time I went with a guy I have been paying a lot of attention to on his website and IG, Jeremy Silva of Buildasoil out of Montrose, Colorado.

Shit is changing this time. One plant only, LST and Top one time, maybe two. Longer veg. Living Organic Soil
15 gallon Fabric Smart Pot
Everything I am using is vegan organic product.

Two (2) bags of Malibu soil mix
1/3 lb local European Nightcrawlers
Buildasoil White clover 12 seed cover crop seed mix
Buildasoil Craft Blend
Buildasoil Rootwise Complete
Buildasoil Freeze dried coconut water flakes
Buildasoil Freeze dried Aloe vera
Buildasoil's Neem Oil
Dr Bronner's peppermint oil
Clove Oil
Barley Straw
Organic compost with worm castings for top dressing

I will be planting one Red Dragon Feminized seed.
The soil gets cover crop spread at a (1) Tbsp per square foot application, cover with compost, add 1/4 c of the Craft Blend around base of plant, then cover entire pot with the Barley Straw 1"- 3" deep but loose enough for the cover crop to grow through.

I really wish I had some good Vermicompost with live predators but that's either make my own or order from them with a two week lead time for fresh batches.

I will start pest prevention from the early stages using this neem oil that Buildasoil gets imported from India, supposed to be special stuff. I will be mixing that with different variations of clove oil, Dr Bronner's Peppermint soap and the freeze dried Aloe Vera....we're going to get ahead of bugs if we can.

The goal is to be water only the entire time, but in reality I will be using the Freeze dried Coconut water flakes and Aloe Vera to mix in the water. Supposed to use Aloe for VEG and Coco for Flower, but I have heard good things about using Coco to get big growth in VEG too....so we will mix it up.

And I do plan on doing tea but probably only once or twice in veg. Compost/castings/insect frass/Craft Blend/Rootwise all can be used to make killer teas and I did that last time with my bubbler bucket set up for that.

No mixing nutrients. I may use a little bit of the Cannazyme I have but it's technically not organically sourced but it's also just enzymes to speed up decomp of roots and plant matter....I am not sure about this just yet.

I sprouted two days ago. Dirt in the pot has had about 1.5 gallons of water sprayed over it in the last two days. Part of that 1.5 gallons was some enzymes to get things going. It's moist and ready. This soil is epic. Rice hulls and all kinds of goodies, I am excited to see how this goes.
 
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If you followed my last one, I grew (4) and they turned Hermie mid flower. I clean everything-fans, fan covers, walls, lid, lights....
I got 18 ounces of seedy weedy. I recently took all that and Dry Ice'd it and at least I got something good from the confused nugs.
I hated having to water (4) 5 gallon pots and it was a pain to reach two in the corner the way my tent was situated. Mostly water is a pain because I have to go buy it and last time I was mixing Bio Canna nutrients in the water. They seemed easy but it was a hassle after work up against a short window because I was running lights on during the day and they shut off at 7, so limited window to make it home to inspect and manage.

Last time I got a very small infestation of Fungus Gnats and my shit was new and clean and I got rid of all of my house plants so I assumed it had to be Happy Frog soil, so this time I went with a guy I have been paying a lot of attention to on his website and IG, Jeremy Silva of Buildasoil out of Montrose, Colorado.

Shit is changing this time. One plant only, LST and Top one time, maybe two. Longer veg. Living Organic Soil
15 gallon Fabric Smart Pot
Everything I am using is vegan organic product.

Two (2) bags of Malibu soil mix
1/3 lb local European Nightcrawlers
Buildasoil White clover 12 seed cover crop seed mix
Buildasoil Craft Blend
Buildasoil Rootwise Complete
Buildasoil Freeze dried coconut water flakes
Buildasoil Freeze dried Aloe vera
Buildasoil's Neem Oil
Dr Bronner's peppermint oil
Clove Oil
Barley Straw
Organic compost with worm castings for top dressing

I will be planting one Red Dragon Feminized seed.
The soil gets cover crop spread at a (1) Tbsp per square foot application, cover with compost, add 1/4 c of the Craft Blend around base of plant, then cover entire pot with the Barley Straw 1"- 3" deep but loose enough for the cover crop to grow through.

I really wish I had some good Vermicompost with live predators but that's either make my own or order from them with a two week lead time for fresh batches.

I will start pest prevention from the early stages using this neem oil that Buildasoil gets imported from India, supposed to be special stuff. I will be mixing that with different variations of clove oil, Dr Bronner's Peppermint soap and the freeze dried Aloe Vera....we're going to get ahead of bugs if we can.

The goal is to be water only the entire time, but in reality I will be using the Freeze dried Coconut water flakes and Aloe Vera to mix in the water. Supposed to use Aloe for VEG and Coco for Flower, but I have heard good things about using Coco to get big growth in VEG too....so we will mix it up.

And I do plan on doing tea but probably only once or twice in veg. Compost/castings/insect frass/Craft Blend/Rootwise all can be used to make killer teas and I did that last time with my bubbler bucket set up for that.

No mixing nutrients. I may use a little bit of the Cannazyme I have but it's technically not organically sourced but it's also just enzymes to speed up decomp of roots and plant matter....I am not sure about this just yet.

I sprouted two days ago. Dirt in the pot has had about 1.5 gallons of water sprayed over it in the last two days. It's moist and ready. This soil is epic. Rice hulls and all kinds of goodies, I am excited to see how this goes.
I love the setup, very clean and well thought out. I used 1lb vermicomposting worms in 120 gallons. They thrive ! I mixed in 30 lbs of my vermi mix which was full of cocoons so likely there are many many more. Keep it up !
 
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I love the setup, very clean and well thought out. I used 1lb vermicomposting worms in 120 gallons. They thrive ! I mixed in 30 lbs of my vermi mix which was full of cocoons so likely there are many many more. Keep it up !
See, I need that good wet Vermi mix...nobody sells it locally in San Diego...all bagged dry stuff.
 

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See, I need that good wet Vermi mix...nobody sells it locally in San Diego...all bagged dry stuff.
I started with like 20 worms from walmart and put them in a tub with good ventilation holes drilled. Filled it with dried fan leaves, rinsed coco, pulverized eggshell, topped with 1/4" green veggies on 1/4th of the bun. It doesn't need to be super deep, they live right near the top of soil. Then I would just mist with room if it was too dry( squeeze a handful of substrate and if only a small amount of water comes off youre6good to go. Make sure that the container isn't in an area that is well lit, I put mine in a cool closet with the door cracked. The final result was 1lb+ of worms and dark black wet castings!
 
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I started with like 20 worms from walmart and put them in a tub with good ventilation holes drilled. Filled it with dried fan leaves, rinsed coco, pulverized eggshell, topped with 1/4" green veggies on 1/4th of the bun. It doesn't need to be super deep, they live right near the top of soil. Then I would just mist with room if it was too dry( squeeze a handful of substrate and if only a small amount of water comes off youre6good to go. Make sure that the container isn't in an area that is well lit, I put mine in a cool closet with the door cracked. The final result was 1lb+ of worms and dark black wet castings!
how long to get stuff ready to plant with? I don't have a great space to do a bunch of DIY stuff. Like soil mixing, and tea brewing, and worm farm, and a veg tent for clones..I need a big yard and a shed for that stuff. Don't have that here.
 

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how long to get stuff ready to plant with? I don't have a great space to do a bunch of DIY stuff. Like soil mixing, and tea brewing, and worm farm, and a veg tent for clones..I need a big yard and a shed for that stuff. Don't have that here.
I had a 2'x2' iirc, almost no maintenance. Very small footprint with a slow but worth it return ! It took a long time with so little start out, when they are under ideal conditions they'll multiply every 60 days or so.
 
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It's 9:17 PM here and it is 81 degrees inside the house, it's a really warm night here in San Diego. Lights on 50% power, tent is running 87.2 and 55.6 RH. It's not the hottest night we will have, and I have always thought my set up runs warm. It's mostly because I have no outside air coming in close to the room, and the tent exhausts towards the door and into the house. No way ideal, but I can't do much about my venting. That is why I have always thought about needing an HVAC.
 
I’ve found (3) worms on the floor of the tent. Will they crawl out and over the side to “escape”? Is there a reason why they would do this?
 

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I’ve found (3) worms on the floor of the tent. Will they crawl out and over the side to “escape”? Is there a reason why they would do this?
If they are escaping something is off in their environment, if you described it to me I may be able to identify it.
 
All I did was take the living organic soil and put it in a 15 gallon pot so far. Watered it lightly a few times, it’s moist all the way through. There’s nothing planted in it yet. Just like the photo I posted. It’s hot these past two days, could they be too hot maybe?
 

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All I did was take the living organic soil and put it in a 15 gallon pot so far. Watered it lightly a few times, it’s moist all the way through. There’s nothing planted in it yet. Just like the photo I posted. It’s hot these past two days, could they be too hot maybe?
Most likely, or no food , or light. They can be finicky. They would probably do better making you earth worm castings :)
 
So today I added the 12 seed clover cover crop, organic compost/castings top dress, inoculated with root wise, aloe flakes about 2 gallons poured and pump sprayer slow misting. Covered that with the straw, about 2 inches deep, fluffy, not jam packed. Misted remaining 1/2 gallon of innoculation juice. Hoping to generate more food for the worms, get the soil rolling and transplant that sprout sooner than later.
 
Cover crop is sprouting and pushing through the straw. Worms have stopped killing themselves too. Sprout is lagging....at first I thought maybe I over watered her...but she looks alright. FEM seed, so her.
 
Seeing some tiny crawling bugs. I have not had any real issues with insects and I’m cautious to ask if I may already have spider mites or maybe these are just dirt mites? The plant isn’t even in the soil yet. Could these just be beneficial or is there no such thing? Not a great video but there’s one moving in the middle.
 
Seeing some tiny crawling bugs. I have not had any real issues with insects and I’m cautious to ask if I may already have spider mites or maybe these are just dirt mites? The plant isn’t even in the soil yet. Could these just be beneficial or is there no such thing? Not a great video but there’s one moving in the middle.
Im thinking it’s these guys.
 
Monday the ultra slow growing sprout got yanked. It had quite a significant root system but the short 4” stem felt stiff. I soaked one FEM Red Dragon and one regular Jillybean. Could be a waste but I want to see if one looks better than the other. Seeds came out of a water soak 24 hours Tuesday, into small soil solo cups and today the Red Dragon came through and it looks thick and strong. Nothing Jilly yet.
 
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