Ok so she’s a breast cancer survivor and after going thru surgery, chemo and radiation her lungs are weak and she’s very cautious now as to what general products are being used around the house. So even tho I would be the one amending it to the soil, she doesn’t want either one of us breathing it in. She’s generally more cautious nowBut why?
How many litres in a bag of perlite?Boiled rice hulls are a decent alternative for aeration.
If you choose to use perlite (I mix a bag of perlite per bale of promix), poke some holes in the bottom of the bag (before you open it) and let a hose run through the top to rinse all the dust away. Makes a big difference if you are worried about keeping things clean.
Awesome, I appreciate your reply and the info provided. I've read about extreme brand before and lots of people swear by it. The list of things i need to get just keeps getting longer lolI don't use that brand of dry amendments only because it's hard to come by here in the USA. I have heard about and seen the results though and it is a solid nutrient for cannabis. I use Down to Earth dry ferts in veg and either Fox Farms Bloom dry ferts or Dr earth flower girl dry ferts then supplement with compost teas. All organics. I have been using Extreme Tea recently and it works great and comes in prepacked bags. For dry ferts, I amend the top soil once a month and supplement with teas in between top dressings. I top dress the last time around the 4th-5th week of flower and continue teas until the pistils are about 70-75% colored. It makes for a pretty simple fert schedule. If you use coco coir mixes, you have to water every day or multiple times a day depending on pot size but if you want time between run soil mixes and use larger pots. There are many more schedules and ways to grow so definitely try some different techniques until you find what works best for you.