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Share your super soil recipe

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Growing healthy plants outdoors starts with a balances soil blend rich in micronutrients and macronutrients to help sustain your crops. Everyone has their own recipe. Share your favorite super soil blend here!

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#2

I started my first outdoor grow this week, so my no means an experienced recipe. And first I should lead with the ground around where I live (near a lake), is super soggy so added some non traditional elements to help with aeration.

Base fox farms OF
20% Coco
10% Clay Pebbles
30% Perlite
10# Nitro Bat Guano
30# Earthworm Casting
80# Dairy Doo Fertilizer
5# Steamed Oyster Shell
10# Blood Meal

Mix and spray with a compost tea, let sit covered for about 30 days till I get mold

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#3

I have found a great source for giberelic acid
you can get a great deal on it from my store here

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#4

What was the cost?

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#5

This is well put together. Thank you for sharing this. Tight, on point.

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#6

About $500 with everything to fill all 4 beds they are 3x7 and a foot up

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#7

That’s a good list, it gives me something to work backwards from

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#8

1:1:1: CSPM (Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss) : Pumice/Lava rock : Compost - Malibus B/U is an excellent choice if it is available in your area.

Amended per cuF with:

1/2 - 1 cup Neem or Karanja
1/2 - 1 cup Kelp
1/2 - 1 cup Crab/Crustacean meal
1 cup MBP (Malted Barley Powder)

1/2 cup Gypsum (nice sulphur source)
4-6 cups Basalt
6-8 cups Biochar

Small handful of worms per container In beds, lets say 4x8 for example, something like a handful per 2x2 area is more than plenty. I’ve seen quite a number of instances where a very large number of worms are started with and while there is nothing wrong with that I feel it not only detracts from the purpose but is wholly unnecessary as worms will regulate their population in containers so you risk simply a huge waste of money and worms right out the gate. IMO it is better to start with a small amount and allow your mini ecosystem to develop ‘naturally’ and soil life will find it’s own balance that is most appropriate for any given size body of soil - make sense?

Day 1 Plain water
Day 2 No watering
Day 3 MBP top-dress watered in with Aloe/Fulvic/Silica (agsil or your silica source of choice)
Day 4 No watering
Day 5 Plain water
Day 6 Neem/Kelp tea
Day 7 No watering
Day 8 Plain water
Day 9 No watering
Day 10 Coconut Water
Day 11 No watering

REPEAT - Beginning to end, no changes needed for various stages of growth, simple enough right

I have 3 yards of this coming for me and 2 buddies tomorrow… I will load a picture of it when I start filling my 35 gallon pots…

Our malibus (humic) is 5ft3 leaf compost and 1ft3 fish compost and 3ft3 worm compost…in each yard…

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#9

Do you vermipost, @Ladithief?

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#10

Not yet… I am working on talking the wife into it… I get my worms from Cathy’s worms in Bradford Ontario when I need them… mixing 3 yards is tough so I actually have a place Black Swallow soils in Brantford Ontario mix it for me and deliver it… I want to be self sustained moving forward… just couldn’t this time… as the ingredients would have came from 10 different places and shipping would kill me…lol… we are paying $130 a yard shipping so it was much easier this way this time… I needed it for this week as my outdoors are going out this week end…

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#11

use untoasted malted barley powder too… good for your mychorraize…

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#12

Word! Next season I’ll definitely try it!

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#13

This is great! Thank you!

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#14

There is a yard of the above soil recipe…lol…and behind it 55lbof kelp meal

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#15

Wow. Now that would make for an interesting- next few months. Hmm. My stomach is growling for dirt. :sob:

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#16

@420Addams has a good one as well, I am pretty sure.

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#17

Me? Oh, no! I mean, I grow using organic methods and tons of microbes, but my medium recipe is just 60% Promix Bx, 25% organic Perlite, and 15% FFHF; I mix in 2 tsps of Recharge to each 5 gallon pot. Throughout growing, I add several different varieties of beneficial bacteria and fungi, as well as using Earth Juice’s Original 5.

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#18

Hey, was just thinking about switching from FFHF Potting mix to the Soil Conditioner, since that’s kinda what I’m using it for, anyway. Does anybody have any thoughts on why I should/shouldn’t switch from the Potting mix to the Soil Conditioner? I’d use the same ratios, I’m thinking, so not much of it, at all.

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#19

The Tea recipe that came with the 5 gallon tea bags calls for soil companion (bacillus subtillus) in it… so I think they might be close to each other so it to me couldn’t hurt…

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#20

@BudBrother here is some reading for you :wink:

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