Im currently using Coast of Main Stonington Blend. I want to try something different. Has anyone tried Sohum Living Soil? Any pros or cons? The only con i see is that its not recommended for seendlings, but can carry a transplant all the way to harvest with water only with no PHing. ( although i PH my water to 6.5 ). Any suggestions on a water only living soil?
@iDontKnowGrow used SoHum. If I’m recalling correctly, it didn’t last a full grow in terms of nutrient availability, but it seemed like a good soil generally.
Gonna grab @MeEasy @Storm @JaneQP @Twelve1 - these folks do water-only grows, I think mostly using Earth Dust as a soil amendment but Earth Dust is no more. I believe MeEasy found an alternative. They should, I hope, have some general soil knowledge and insight that I lack
TY for the tag @Graysin
I am not familiar with Sohum. I have been growing in living soil with Dr. Earth first and the Earthdust.
I purchased Highway Dust and received some samples from Simply Professional. I am also waiting on another product sample. I have four clones ready for transplant and I am going to try four different nutrient lines and decide on which to use going forward.
Best to you!
I only used it my first grow but Sohum worked great for me. Your right they don’t recommend starting in it. It might not last the whole grow, I ended up having to feed some in the end using 5 gall pots. Here’s there chart on that
@iDontKnowGrow thank you for your insight. It seems like its abou the same as COM. 5 gallon container lasts about 30 days until an amendment is needed. Ive had good luck with COM so far, just curious about other choices out there.
I am currently using the Sohum professional soil i emailed them they said you do need to PH your water but absolutely don’t need to add no nutes i got a super skunk auto in week 2 of flower and have only just watered
Ive come across some stuff from a company called Elm Dirt out of Missouri. Ever heard of them ?
Never heard of them but I’d be curious to see folks’ experience with them. Particularly the amendments, the ancient soil & bloomin’ soil - added to something that tends to fall short on the water only spectrum. Perhaps even in coco coir …
I’m smelling an experiment coming.
@ChittyChittyBangin email them and ask if they would give you a free sample set to try out.
I received a free sample set from simply professional and one coming from Indogro (Terra something). I want to try out four different nutrient lines so I can figure what works best for my available time.
Best to you @ChittyChittyBangin
@Graysin The experimenting will begin in a few days. Im going to go with ZSkittlez and Durban Poison photos. One of each and ill do two more with COM and we will see the comparison.
I suggest using clones if you want conclusive results. But general ideas is also good!