I've mixed organics with synthetic many times it works really good.
Yes follow the instructions and post progress we will follow along.
What is the usual procedure with that on this forum? Shall I keep posting in this thread or do I start one of these grow journals?
Sorry I did not get back to you. I work full time then, run my own business after hours, had to go work and missed some posts.
You asked about mixing organic and non organic. Yes you can. We do this all the time. It's not wether you can or not it's what you mix. I'm just heading out to work again. I will address the questions you asked me as best I can when I get in a little later today as it will take me an hour or more typing and I'm short on time now.
Yeah no worries, I know how it is. I'm really busy right now too. Please do respond because your advice is really appreciated. I knew when I made this thread that I would get conflicting opinions and it's difficult to know which advice to follow. I guess that's one of the reason why this is such a fascinating hobby and so rewarding when you get things right, because everyone has their own ways of doing things and you need to work out what works best for yourself. At this stage all opinions are valued. I'll have to make a decision on which ones to listen to soon!