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The best nutrients for growing cannabis in soil

Selecting the best nutrients and growing medium can be very overwhelming, considering the vast range of available options. Any and all detailed comments would be welcomed below. Please use any personal experience and comment on the growing media and nutrients that you have the most success with.
@bryan.eden @Hunter @Growernick

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Having worked in this industry for as long as I have I could go on FOR-EV-ER about this subject. Any specifics that you might like?

I love coco as a medium and prefer organic nutrients, but I’ve worked with many nutrient manufacturers over the years.

What have you worked with thus far? What success and what problems have you experienced?

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I only have experience with soil and I have not worked with organic nutrients. It is more of a traditional way, which works fine, not perfect, of course and I would like to learn more about modern ways and alternatives.

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Native soil, standard dry pelletized ag nutrients (urea, MAP, DAP, PN, etc. The same stuff you get in a bottle, just WAY cheaper but requires some solid math skills). I also use compost and will be doing my best to get a cover down to save money by growing compost rather than buying it. Compost/organic matter is great for holding on to conventional nitrients, loosening soil, improving soil health, loosely holding water, increase pore space, etc. Additionally, I remineralized my soil with Azomite and I also spray Sea-90 for foliar trace.

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Cool! you have created your own brand! Awesome!

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Are you using it on its own as a soilless grow medium or you mix it with other material? Are you reusing it like soil by adding some additional amount, 20% or so? I assume that you will not use it hydroponically because you use organic nutrients, is that correct?

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@fdousty I have been manufacturing/blending nutrients for over 30 years for all types of mediums. I would be happy to discuss your particular needs any time. Email me if you want to talk. [email protected]

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Great! I will email you. Thank you!

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I always tell growers to go with what you know! If it works for you then it is the best method for you. Your way IS the BEST way! That being said, I encourage exploration, especially when it comes to organics! I recommend that you try slowly integrating organics into your existing cultivation regimen. try doing a side by side with your existing nutrient regimen and an organic regimen. See what works best for you. Look for metrics both subjective (ie. taste, ease of use and maintenance, etc.) and quantitative (i.e. weights, terpene and cannabinoid analyses, etc.) to measure your success.

This is how we as cultivators truly GROW!

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I only know FoxFarm soil and nutrients, but I’ve heard great things about Advanced Nutrients. I would like to stay organic in my operation, any advice or comparisons between the two companies nutrient lines?

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Well, it’s not like Fox Farm is Organic, some products could be, but many are balanced with synthetics. I know Grow Big and Tiger Bloom are mostly synthetic, big bloom could be Organic, but I don’t think it is certified.

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What would you recommend in regards to organic nutrients?

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That’s a tough one, I haven’t been impressed with much out of a bottle. Most people I know just manage soil inputs and make teas out of certified dry fertilizer to make liquid fertilizers.

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Noted. I’ve been reading about teas as well and will continue to do so until I find something I’m comfortable trying. Thanks @Farmer_Dan!

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The best place to start is at the beginning. Learn by doing is my philosophy. Book learning is only a primer for experience. I’d start practicing and observing. Do it along side what you know for comparison.

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That’s great advice, thank you! We plan on allocating space for this type of side by side r&d in order to perfect our own methods. I’ll be sure to post updates and ask for input along the way.

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Have you ever tried brewing your own teas or building your own amended soils? These are two very easy ways to get more organic and they can really help save you some money. Granted, they are a little more labor intensive (this position could be argued), but they are simple throwbacks to agricultural practices that we humankind has been utilizing for millennia…and they work!

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I am seeing fantastic soil / super soil coco results using the Royal Knight AG formulas. They are Made with all organic acids to help break and much down the soil constantly. We also have short and long chain sugars to keep the microbes munching and the soil constantly breaking down . Containing FREE LIVING NITROGEN FIXIN BACTERIA To INCREASE ALL AVAILABILITY to the plant .
Microbial Magic / Sweet Synergy and Locksmith are great Royal Knight AG additives for soil.
Money back if unsatisfied

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Also in the materials are “Pure Culture” microbes. Unlike other compost teas. We know exactly what microbes and beneficials we get. We make them fresh out of a organic Pharma lab in The USA to make sure consistent growth

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Royal Knight AG RKAG

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