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  • Rwise
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    Compost! If you have room to do it, it pays off, we toss many things that make great soil, potato peels, apple peels, grass clippings, a good hot compost can eat some hair or feathers, on and on. Tree leaves (not black walnut) ground fine, cow poo (other poo's, cow is best), blood meal, bone meal, peat moss (great PH down). However if coffee grounds are used the caffeine must be completely removed.

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  • MeEasy
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    I'm lookin for any and all advice and tricks from experienced friends. I've been reading about teas, aloa vera, and potassium silicate

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  • Rwise
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    I find that with organic soil and 20+ gallon pots, you will still need to feed! I make my own organic stuff to feed them with.

  • MeEasy
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    Organic growing is much simpler as long as you keep your soil alive you just add water, no flushing or ph worrys. I've just started my soil for my first organic run and hoping for the best. Just been reading these guys posts and every article I can find. I learned everything that you will ever need to know about learning I'll explain.... you will never stop learning

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  • golfnrl
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    Oh man I love stuff like this... "or boil 12 washed egg shells and make that into a gallon." Rwise that is the kind of stuff that I like to learn about and I guess just takes time to come to know.

  • dhoyt1234
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    Nice. I will definitely be researching that!

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  • Rwise
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    Exactly, I dont bother with PH, dont even have a tester.

  • dhoyt1234
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    This is helpful thank you!

  • dhoyt1234
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    Originally posted by Rwise View Post
    I use pelleted dolomite to buffer up, and pelleted sulfur to buffer down, I put both in the soil and let the plant move things around and adjust the PH to their needs. One could dissolve some dolomite in water for a quick fix kinda thing, or boil 12 washed egg shells and make that into a gallon use 1 cup to each gallon of water..
    So when you mix these pelleted dolomite and sulfer together in the soil the plant uses them to pH balance itself? So you wouldn't need to worry as much?

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  • Farmbuck
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    I totally agreed with CaptainWiese91 , keep your PH level (6.3 - 6.5) in that range when using soil as your medium..

  • MeEasy
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    8.5 ph is never good here's a link that might help you out.

    https://www.growweedeasy.com/cannabi...h-fluctuations

    edit = this is actually the page that shows how to fix ph

    https://www.growweedeasy.com/ph
    Last edited by MeEasy; 07-19-2020, 07:29 AM.

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  • Rwise
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    I use pelleted dolomite to buffer up, and pelleted sulfur to buffer down, I put both in the soil and let the plant move things around and adjust the PH to their needs. One could dissolve some dolomite in water for a quick fix kinda thing, or boil 12 washed egg shells and make that into a gallon use 1 cup to each gallon of water..

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  • CaptainWiese91
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    To me it looks like a PH issue for sure.
    Just make your PH water on 6,3-6,5 and water with this range.
    If you adjust it too 8,5 (which is high) you end up with a soil to high when not paying attention.

  • dhoyt1234
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    Well... My PH is way low. My run off is between 4 and 5. I just poured two cups of water I adjusted to like 8.5 twice and my run off is still low. I'm going to let it sit for like an hour and try again and see what happens. I don't know how else I would fix the PH?

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  • Rwise
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    I dont like to, but as long as you do no damage to the roots all will be good. And also look at what some have done in solo cups!

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