Starting organically

I say I’m a organic grow (first indoor grow) planning top dressing with Dr.Earth all purpose and flower girl… I was wondering if I top dressed by added worm castings and compost would it improve my organic grow??? And when and how do I to garden lime???

Happy frog my medium haven’t did anything yet but water I’m about 31 days in

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How big of containers they in?
Happy Frog has some gentle nutrients, dependent on lighting, humidity, and multiple factors…what size pots have they been in, pics?

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I have them in 3 gal fabric my temp have been around 73-85F RH 30-60%

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In those small pots you would be better off using gypsum which is calcium and sulphur with a bit of magnesium. It will not throw your soil PH out like lime can.

If you’re going to use lime sprinkle it over the top of the soil, a 3 gal pot is roughly 0.4 of a cubic foot, so check the package to see the recommended amount for your soil and use half of it, it’s better to add slowly as you will have calcium in your worm castings as well.

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Gypsum??? In the area of the US I’m in I don’t think I ever seen it in my local stores…I could even find Dolomite lime only thing I saw was garden lime and picked it up.

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I’m sure to follow your recommendation for garden lime in one pot and see how it goes before adding to the others

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Thats a shame I would have thought it would be easy, its usually us in Canada that struggle to find stuff compared to the states.

It’s the southern region… hard to find any good grow products locally

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Look for an agriculture store. They will have Gypsum. Do you have any animal feed or ag stores near? Also Amazon has it for cheap. This bag will last me over a year indoors.

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What’s the most fingers you had on a fan leaf??? I count 10

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That’s pretty cool looking ethier way I’d say!

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Depending on how active your soil microbes are and how hungry your plant gets (how big is your light?), you might need to go with seabird guano to get you through the middle of flower.

I’m chopping my first plant tomorrow that I grew in a 5 gallon fabric pot. FFOF + alfalfa meal + worm castings + probably 4 tablespoons of bone meal + probably 10 tablespoons of dr Earth (tomato and flower girl). 3 weeks into flower she started showing phosphorus deficiency had to give her seabird guano teas every 3 day watering.

It was my first grow. I may have made some mistakes with watering to slight runoff. My TDS’s on runoff were crazy high, but the plant was healthy until she got into the middle of flower.

She made it through though. I put her into the dark tent for 2 days this was her yesterday just before I put her into darkness.

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I think my light is 240w :man_shrugging:t5:… real didn’t pay attention just wanted to get going… I was really trying to keep thing simple keep my source local… like the Home Depot we really don’t have grow stores… I’m about 44 days in… just hope I get at least a third of what you have… how did you train your plant​:eyes:

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If you can move things around to give more light to the things underneath the main canopy, it gives the stuff below an opportunity to grow up to make new tops. That pretty much sums up the rules I followed for training. Don’t be afraid to move the dominant branches around to allow the lower stuff to get more light.

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You have to be very careful with lime. We spread lime on our fields, after the hay was cut for the last time. If wet it burns. We also used it to cover deceased animals to decompose them and if your hands are wet, burns. I use gypsum.
:seedling: :green_heart: :seedling:

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Yeah I decided not not use it… didn’t want to do to much… I’m going to have to look into some gypsum

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I found it for $8 for 50# BUT shipping is $80=$88.
buildasoil is $20 for 50# shipping $38 = $58

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