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  • PLreef
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    Coast of maine, Stonington blend is definitely my new soil of choice. I couldn't be happier with it.. When I filled my pots I used Stonington blend but the very center of the pots I put about 6 cups of coast of maine seed starter and dropped my beans directly into the center.. With my last auto run I didn't add any nutes during veg. Once flower started I used half strength nutes. Every 4 watering I top dressed with around 3 cups of fresh soil and watered it in. It definitely perked up the girls. The price isn't horrible either. Worth trying IMHO.

  • Farmbuck
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    Yep got my own. In fact my second generation from the original 4 yrs ago. If their claim is true they are from the Bekaa Valley, north east from Beirut. One thing I'm sure she is Indica from her structure. Like I was saying she's not the most potent but I think she would be a good pheno to cross-breed with a potent strain for hash making of course.

  • Puglover1
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    OldManGrower I have a 5' x 2' x 8' closet. The bags will be their final home, after seedlings then smaller pots. A video last night said 5 gallon was fine but they don't seem to actually be as big as stated, or a lack of quality control? I stuffed 3 photos in that closet last year when they were flowering, those greenhouse-type pots were 13" x 10". I expect to only fit 3 plants during flower in there regardless of pot type, the bags just seem best for the roots and a longer grow. My 3 gal bags I can lift with one hand, hold one while moving another. So, 5 or 7 were my thoughts. I sit cross-legged on the floor between the guest bed and closet doors, mixing nutes and watering plants, my legs go numb but my back's OK. If I had help I want to put the bed in the 3rd bedroom and make the guest room into another hangout space so I can be comfy when I'm working on the plants, add a work desk, extra sofa, small TV. Thanks. I'm still not sure what size ...

    I have two 'rollers' for bigger pots if I had to move them farther than I want to carry.
    Last edited by Puglover1; 07-18-2021, 12:16 AM. Reason: added info

  • Bowhunterwoody
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    Hey Puglover1. I think PLreef uses Coast of Maine soil but I'm pretty sure he uses the Stonington blend. He really seems to like it. I'll probably use it on my indoor this fall.

  • Puglover1
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    oldjarhead100 - Thank you. I was watching a few YouTube vids last night, heard about HF needing to be dried out > bugs. One mentioned Coast of Maine, there's a 2 cu ft bag for a decent price. Have you used that? I also thought 7 gal or bigger pots, I was researching instead of sleeping. I saw Vivosun has square bags with reinforced top edges and 'loops' on the corners for training devices. The dims for 10 gal seem good. I'll be transplanting up a few times, trying to have my purchasing decisions made and stuff on wishlist or in cart so I'll get notifications of price changes. I just found some DE here so that can wait. I sprinkle the closet carpet before covering it with plastic. I have seeds in shot glasses, starters are soaked. Once they germ I will do what needs to be done. I can throw together a seedling mix with what's here. This is the CoM: Coast of Maine OMRI Listed Bar Harbor Blend Organic Compost Potting Soil Blend for Container Gardens and Flower Pots, 2 Cubic Feet, $28.99. There's 1.5 inches diff between the square 7 or 10 gal bags.

  • OldManGrower
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    Five gallon bags are quite heavy and much more difficult to work with than three gallon bags. Seven gallon bags in an indoor grow will be very difficult to work with unless you are very large and have a much better back than I do. There is always a trade off. I can grow four large plants in my tent with five gallon bags and up to nine smaller plants in three gallon bags. So are you better off with more small plants or fewer much larger plants? More plants spreads your risk out but creates significantly more work. I have never tried to grow nine plants as working with them and moving them around in a small tent would be problematic and require very small plants.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    True what oldjarhead100 says.

  • oldjarhead100
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    I wanted to add I used Happy frog once and got bugs cant say if it was the happy frog or me that brought them in but I use roots organic ocean forest I think its a better soil than HF

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  • oldjarhead100
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    I have found that the bags say 5 gallons but hold 3 they go by a measurement as to what they say a size is in a bag not what it can hold , I use 7 gallon bags in my woods grow anything bigger is a MF to carry out in the woods lol. George Cervantes says bag size can be broken down to length of grow a 3 gallon bag is could for 2 to 3 months a 5/7 gallon bag 3to 4 months and 10 or above over 5 months . I live in NE and our grow season is 5 months and I use 25 to 40 gallon bags and the difference between my green house grow and my woods grow is night and day I will average 4 to 8 ounces from the 7 gallon bags and over 12 ounces per plant from the green house plants , the old adage the bigger the root the bigger the yield is true

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  • Puglover1
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    Oh, yeah, I'm going to buy bags and some Happy Frog for now. The reviews are sketchy, some say the bags are smaller than advertised. They just seem better for the roots than pots, I have several big plastic greenhouse-type pots from buying trees and bushes. I used them outdoors for container veggies, glad I didn't plant those this summer. Wish I'd planted some flowers though, too much green everywhere, lilies are short-lived. I almost bought some solar-powered fake flowers for in front, lol.

  • Puglover1
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    Thank you or blame you, lol Nobody has Mag unless they get bag seed from the dispensaries in Illinois. That's how I got mine and somehow I got a few in my harvest. I hope there are more to come. I will clone if these seeds take. Maybe I'll just test the one in the starter now, the first time they took several days to sprout. I have more starters in water now, to drop a few more seeds tomorrow. Since they're purchased seeds maybe I should put them in shot glasses overnight? If I drop 3 I might get one. If I drop 6 they'll probably all germ. Murphy's Law! So you made the Red Lebanese seeds?

  • Farmbuck
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    Meaning what (your emoji) ? You gonna buy some ?

    I may not have your Mag Landrace but I'm still searching for some. Perseverance will pay off one day. Disons j'ai des graines de Red Lebanese from my last batch, une possibilité d'en faire pousser quelques fèves this fall. My own seeds from 2 years ago. Need to keep growing it to preserve the purity of this landrace. You know where can you get some real good old Lebanese hash from the past unless you grow your own plant eh. My second generation with the Red. Not as potent as the hybrid of today but it's pack with CBD.

    Bon weekend toi !!

  • Puglover1
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  • Farmbuck
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    I hope so !! Bought 10 Vivosun 5 gallon fabric pots last year. I believe they are good for photos. I grew some of my Kali, Mazar and AK-47 in it... I might buy more for my fall grow. Soooo anyway I'm still debating to which autos I should grow. I'm looking at Magic Melon auto from Humboldt Seed Company.

    Yeah go ahead and buy them and if you are not satisfy with it then blame me !! And if you're satisfy then you should thank me non ?

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  • Puglover1
    started a topic SOIL Preferred bag size for indoor photo grows?

    Preferred bag size for indoor photo grows?

    Looking at vivosun's, are 5 gallon or 7 gallon best choice? I'm going to order some Happy Frog for now, OF later. 5' x 2' x 8' closet. First grow's hard pots were 13" x 10". Thanks.

    I found another Mag seed last night, put it in an Aero-Garden starter so I might as well start my Wild Thai and WW Fast fem seeds while the A-G is up and running. I will probably go to peat pots after that, before they get transplanted into bags. They're shorter but a larger diameter than solo cups. The A-G has 6 holes, not sure how many seeds I'll drop, maybe the other Mag seed, last night's was smaller than the first one. My first grow two of the Mag seeds looked iffy but all three grew into big girls. At least I know how old these seeds are, I picked weed out of the same jar last night, it's almost empty now.

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