Post your Organic Soil Mix

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goingtoguano

goingtoguano

I run a close recipe to that of The Rev and would make a few changes. I would add some dolomite lime and use more kelp, greensand, blood-meal, alfalfa, and feathermeal. I would use less DE, granular humic acid, and langbeinite (that stuff is pretty strong).
That is also a lot of all purpose fertilizer added in but may not be that bad if it breaks down slow enough.
Just my $.02.

You definitely want to put it all together and let it cook.
 
savagemonk

savagemonk

Good point. I must admit, I bought the smaller packages to try first and for the containers as I find them more manageable and less dusty than the 10kg paper bags (which I bought for 444 and bloom).

I didn't follow the Gaia Green reqs, im roughly following the REVs living soil recipe and tried to match ingredients I exchanged at same micronutrient and npk levels. I have no knowledge of release times, so I'm kinda going on faith and trust from the internet...we know that always ends well! lol

I still am having problems wrapping my head around adding 1 to 4 tablespoons per gallon of all these minerals and nutrients. It just seems like so much. 😄

Anyway, so you think im close to on point with my TOTAL recipe amounts or should I be mixing all of the dry amendments, then blending THAT at 3 tablespoons per gallon?
So far I’ve covered pages 1-10 of this thread and it seems everyone has small variations but organic soil recipes are similar. Especially when it some to EWC, peat, coco, perlite, etc. Some use what they got for Calcium. There are several sources for that. Likewise the NPK can be sourced from an all purpose fertilizer like Gaia’s 444 or varying sources like insect frass, alfalfa, kelp.
Write down your recipe and note the soil pH before planting. See how the plant likes it and adjust for next run.
I made 5 gal mixes for autos and a photoperiod. Wrote the recipe down so I know what to increase or decrease for next run.
 
mancorn

mancorn

I still am having problems wrapping my head around adding 1 to 4 tablespoons per gallon of all these minerals and nutrients. It just seems like so much. 😄

Anyway, so you think im close to on point with my TOTAL recipe amounts or should I be mixing all of the dry amendments, then blending THAT at 3 tablespoons per gallon?
You’ll need a big spreed sheet, but here’s a easy explanation on mixing your dry amendments. https://oaksterdamuniversity.com/combining-n-p-k-ratios/
 
TheForechecker

TheForechecker

I run a close recipe to that of The Rev and would make a few changes. I would add some dolomite lime and use more kelp, greensand, blood-meal, alfalfa, and feathermeal. I would use less DE, granular humic acid, and langbeinite (that stuff is pretty strong).
That is also a lot of all purpose fertilizer added in but may not be that bad if it breaks down slow enough.
Just my $.02.

You definitely want to put it all together and let it cook.
Thanks, I appreciate your guidance. Im taking your suggestions and going for it.

You’ll need a big spreed sheet, but here’s a easy explanation on mixing your dry amendments. https://oaksterdamuniversity.com/combining-n-p-k-ratios/
Nice.
/taps excel guru wife on the shoulder.

Thinking maybe Im going to add the mycos (should be growing that stuff by the gram!) when its done cooking a bit (a week or 2 before planting), but do the cool kids generally add EWC now and let it cook, or with the mycos? or both?

Cheers!
 
goingtoguano

goingtoguano

Definitely add the EWC now and let it cook. That where your microbes come from. I don’t bother with the mycos until I am planting and then either sprinkle some granular in the hole if transplanting or some soluble myco soil drench or both. I have read where the mycos need roots right away or they die or something but idk. You see it advertised in soil so ?

I was thinking earlier, if you ever get concerned that your soil is too hot, you can always cut it with some bagged soil afterwards.
 
IndicaMaster123

IndicaMaster123

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hey guys new to the thread! ive been reading pages 1-20 and im just wondering if and how much the recipes have changed
cheers
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