Post your Organic Soil Mix

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tomatoesarecooltoo

tomatoesarecooltoo

All good. That being said, anything else you would recommend adding or taking away? Do the amounts of the amendments seem too little or too heavy?
Depends on your grow style. I would go lighter and top dress through the season personally, but thats just me.

Rice hulls are a good substitute for the perlite with the additional benefit of providing a slow release silica.
 
GockBuds

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Will adding more earth worm castings to already cooked soil mix hurt anything? I think I made my soil mix pretty light on the nutrients and wanted to add another 5 to 10 lbs of ewc to it, if i add it now it will be 2 weeks before plants will go in the mix.
 
GockBuds

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Same thing with Epsom salt. Didn't put any Epsom salt in the mix and was maybe wanting to add some, will that cause any issues adding it AFTER the mix has already cooked for a month. Can someone explain the benefits of it??
 
TheLonelyStoner89

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Here goes my soil mix

1 big bag of Fox Farn Ocean Forest
2 4lb bags of worm casings
1 pound bone meal
1 pound blood meal
3 cups epson salts
2 cups of dolomite lime
2 bags of perlite

Water well, mix well, let sit for at least 90 days prior to using. This is an organic mix and I never have to add any ferts during growing.
Did you use this mix straight from seedling all the way through? With out adding other nutrients along the way?
 
NHDbooler45

NHDbooler45

My soil mix is nothing more than compost from my.chicken run, which is comprised of chicken poop.and broken down plant matter from our vegetable crop residues. Our chickens are bedded on autumn leaves for Several months and then straw or saw dust. When we clean we simply shovel the bedding into the run and it's mixes with the rest. Several times a year I pile up all the woody material that takes forever to break down (tomato stalks, grape branches, tree branches, ect) and burn it. Throughout winter all the ash from our wood stove goes into our chicken coup. I also make a batch or two of biochar weekly during winter time.
By spring time the "chicken dirt" can go straight into the garden and I typically am able to pull from the chicken coup year round if needed.
I keep various piles of wood chips in various stages of decomposition and use these for mulch, and that which is fully decomposed gets mixed with the chicken dirt.
There's much more that goes into my gardens than this, but I'll stick just to my soil for this post lol.

This is one of my girls from this year. The proof is in the pudding that a 100% self sustained organic operation can produce some amazing results.
 
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GockBuds

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4 weeks since germination
Humboldt seeds blueberry headband
Elev8 seeds cherry cake
Organic soil mix first timer.
Compost tea once a week
Lst
 
MadeinHawaii

MadeinHawaii

Super Soil Mix

I’m using Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Mix and Black Gold Earth Worm Castings.

Besides the Epsom Salt, Bokashi, and Humic Acid, the source of the other ingredients is unknown because I bought them pre-bagged.

For the Humic Acid I added 6Tbsp of Complehumus 8-8-8.

EM Bokashi.

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Mixed everything together and put it into a couple 32gal trash bins that are outside in the sun.

I went down to the ocean and collected some sea water and added around 24oz of it to 6gal of hose water that sat out for a couple of days. I poured 3gal in each bin, mixed it in, and closed the lid for a month.

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