i just thought i would take a few moments of your time and mine... my soil mix is complicated but simple... it does take time... 3 years and counting... i started with hydro, i have used coco, perlite, hydrotron rock, rockwool and slabs, water, and air as a medium... i have built and tested 20+ systems, bio buckets, gutters, DWC, RECDWC, AERO, fill n drain, sonic foggers, coco... but any who, i no longer do chemical growing...
i have mixed soil for about 5 years now... trying different brands and blends with potting mixes, top soils, fertilizers, containers from cheep dollar store to high end pro mix... but there always seemed to be some kind of headache... ph problems, pest bugs, fungus, molds, and just what ever was in that store bought bag... well, ima just get to the point...
WOOD CHIPS... FROM RAW TO COMPOSTED 3 YEARS
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LAVA ROCK... washed, and placed in the bottom of a 2 gal fabric smart pot
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coco... used or new... i cant tell the difference
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chicken house compost- i use composted wood chips for the floor covering and let the chickens have at it for 6 months to a year... i spread crushed oyster shell every 2 months... and a dusting of diatomaceous earth every 2 months...
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all potted up... 1 part chicken compost, 1 part worm compost, 1 part coco
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