Ok. Gotcha. Thanks a bunch.
Ok guys. All great info here. The reason I specifically asked about the brand Living Soil is because they say on their site that once mixed into 5 gallon pots that there’s no need add any nutes for the entire grow, and the mix can be reused indefinitely until the end of time Basically. They do say that you may have to add some cal-mag stuff and recommend a molasses tea every so often. They boast about it being the most stress and worry free grow medium, as well as saving all that cash on soil and nutes. I was hoping to find a few people that have used it other than the guy whose blog about it made me aware of it. Lol! I read the entire site and just seems too good to be true. You know?
Thats a great way to grow! If you want to go that route, i say do it… i want to try it for myself. I mixed my own living soil from composte like banana peals, egg shells, coffee grounds, onion peals, potatoes, sand, dolomite lime, etcetera… the possibilities are enless that you can turn into living soil. It all has to bake in the sun for 6 month to degrade…but, you can buy it already done for you. I say go for it!
If you’re talking about the Recharge, I highly recommend it, although it’s expensive. It last a long long time though. 1/2 tsp. per gallon.
Recharge is good. Its like TSP Billions and Tribus. Microbes for the soil to help condition it…
Is this the stuff you’re talking about? It looks fantastic. I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I could find it local.
Yeah. I just found a posting with a guy commenting with the progress of his 1st grow using the Natures Living Soil. Pretty phenomenal results. He stopped commenting though when he cut them down and I’d like to know what the quality of the end product was. Right???
Yep. Saw it toady at the Feed Store. Wondered about it and then there you were.
Not sure . Possibly a different brand. I just recall ReCHARGE on the bag. There were about 30 different products there.
This is where im at too. I am really curious to find out how good it turns out. I just hope it doesn’t have that homegrown taste at all… i know there is a way to increase potency by “re-veging” a plant. I haven’t read up on this yet because this is my first grow also and 1st indoors to boot…i want to see how the end results are. I know alot of it depends on how you dry and cure the buds after the harvest. I’ve been growing Catnip plants for my cat the past 5 years and they bud similar to cannabis. So i have been drying and curing those for my cat and he loves the stuff. Its not difficult to dry and cure buds at all. You just have to let them do it naturally and real slow over a months time thay gas off and start smelling like Catnip should. After they dry you put them in an air tight container and gas them off once a day by opening up the container for a few minutes… it takes awhile so dont get discouraged when the time comes. Its a long drying and curing process.
Yeah, I asked the Dude on that other posting about it. Hopefully he will answer. But the post was about 6 months old.
Yes, I know all too well that the curing whatever process is super important. I tried growing outside for about 5 years, without having a clue. The one year that I actually had a little bit of bud and they were all icky sticky and each one had its own scent. They were going to be great. The day After I cut them down and hung them up my at the time boyfriends Brother and SIL called saying they were coming the next day from TX! I didn’t know what to do with them except that they had to go. I just put them into about 12 small paper bags and crossed my fingers. Crossing them didn’t work at all. Lol! Like you said, that homegrown flavor and smell. I was sooo disappointed. I tried for one more year after that and gave it up til this year when my son gave me the money for all this equipment and seeds.
Yes, i think the drying and curing is going to be the most challenging step. I just keep telling myself, no sunlight, no fans blowing on them, humidity needs to be 50%. Temps need to be cool but not damp. It needs to be dark.
I have a basement that is the perfect environment for this. I just want some air circulation to indirectly move the moisture coming from the buds away to recirculate into dryer air. Then i think im ordering a bunch of mason jars to cure them in. Its a slow process. The slower the better. This will be the biggest challenge for me. I hope to get it right.
I hope we both do. Lol! Ima use my tent to dry. I have a basement but it is my ebay office and I have an attic that is ungodly hot this time of year. So it’s either the tent or my closet and I need clothes out everyday too. Very limited. Good luck to you. I hope they turn out perfect.
I’ve used mason jars up until I discovered grove bags. These bags are specially made for weed, they let the gas’s etc escape and maintain the RH. They work wonders, and no burping the jars everyday.
Thank you! I think these will be better also. Thanks for the tip!
Awesome. I’ll have to look into them.