I’m hoping you guys can guide me. I was originally trying to make my own living soil blend. I bought a bunch of shit. I couldn’t afford everything in the beginning, I’m just slowly amending as a top dressing for anything else added.
I noticed some of my leaves were burning. The mix could be too hot. Maybe I should have mixed it up a month in advance.
The reason why I’m bringing it up is because I want to be able to do something able to be replicated.
Plus at some point I want to be able to reuse my soil. How long does it take for soil to regenerate/recharge once it’s been used for cannabis?
strong textMy current soil mix:
Listed in order of percentage. Things listed at the top contains the most in the mix.
Roots organics- original
Fox farms brown bag
Coconut coir- sterilized
Peat moss- sterilized
Chicken fertilizer poop
Pulverized egg shells
Lava rock dust
Maple/birch tree ash
Oyster shell powder
1 to 3%
I put all of that shit into a giant burlap sack. Realistically I should be mixing it more ahead of time though I think. Maybe even add in earthworms.
Sometimes I feed with soaked banana peels. I also bought some of that Fox farms tiger bloom.
I also have a vermicompost bin going- I am feeding them primarily mushroom compost along with kitchen scraps
We also have started a humus compost pile from the 20 maple trees we have from their leaves and wood chips.
What has been recommended to me:
Roots organics - original blend
Nature’s living soil amendment
Diatomaceous earth- natural pesticide especially fungus gnats
I would like to get into composting tea
Boogie brew compost
Josh’s boogie Brew seems amazing. I would love to incorporate into my setup.
Only thing is is that I think I’m doing way too much at some point. I already have a shit ton of ingredients.
Has anyone done comparative grows? Can you or should you do a compost tea if you also have living soil?