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    Recommended soil i can get from amazon for mixing with live soil.

    So previously ive used FoxFarms FX14100 CoCo Loco poting mix mixed with Natures living soil recommended on this site. It seems the FoxFarm prices have gone up and im wondering if theres other recommendations for me to use.

    #2
    Don't you have other ways of getting soil besides the internet? Are you in the USA?

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    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      can i just use soil from my backyard? Forgive me as im new to this whole gardening stuff and if im investing 4 months growing something i want to make sure it has the best chance so thats why ive bought soil.

    #3
    The Amazon delivery truck must have had a bad accident in my back yard because I've got 1000's of tons of the stuff spilt everywhere.
    Flower Room: 11' x 7' x 7.5'H, 480w AC, 13gal/day dehumidifier, 1.5gal ultrasonic humidifier, 60gal (27gal usable) nute tank, 16" pedestal fan & 18" wall fan. Lighting and climate automated. Hand watering.
    Veg Cupboards: ​​​​​​Two 4x2x6H cupboards. SF2000 Evo in each. Climate controlled and automated. Hand watering
    Aeroponics Low Pressure Bucket: 20W LED. 5 clones
    Lights: 2 x SF-7000, 2 x 30w 660&730nm supp. red boosters for flower stretch over sativa x in flower room.
    Medium: Coco/perlite, mix of 13gal & 7.2gal pots, no drains
    Current Grow: ​​​4 x Autos Franklin's AK47 x Red CBD (harrvested dry 22oz), 1 x Photos Franklin's Orange Zkittles x Sour Diesel, 1 Franklin's White Widow x Sour Diesel, All feminised. 1 x sativa x, regular, Clones 30th March 5 x Orange Zkittles x Sour Diesel fem in veg cupboards & 3x WW x SD & 2 OZ x SD in Aeroponics bucket.
    Last Grow: 4 x photos, old school, 66 days of veg flipped 25 Feb harvested day 65F 3lb11oz.

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    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      Copying this from above since you both mentioned same thing.
      can i just use soil from my backyard? Forgive me as im new to this whole gardening stuff and if im investing 4 months growing something i want to make sure it has the best chance so thats why ive bought soil.

    #4
    I get an organic no-nutes mix from my local farm stand greenhouse store. It's up to $7 USD for a cubic foot. They have a plainer mix for $5 but it doesn't have wood, perlite or wetting agent which I like in mine. TANSTAAFL Amazon seems high to me maybe hidden shipping costs. Name brand dirt cost less at the "Country Max" farm and garden store than Amazon.
    Drying: Strawberry Cough photo started indoors Apr 27. Moved outdoors June 25. Harvested October 8.
    Past grows: Speakeasy Bourbon Berry Auto F1 (Ogreberry x Whiskey Zulu),
    Whiskey Zulu, Trizzlers

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    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      I actually live down the street from a nursery too lol im happy i asked first because seems i would have been throwing away money

    • 90Gizmo
      90Gizmo commented
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      I get "Fafard" organic mix at my nursery. It's made by Sun Gro the same people that make "Black Gold" products. Very similar to Black Gold but without worm castings or fungus so you can add your own amendments.

    #5
    Do not bag on the person for ordering soil.
    If you want something specific, nurseries and DIY stores don't carry everything.
    Some of us live on concrete. Everything gets tilled and paved over.
    Some of us have sandstone mixed with clay for local soil
    Some of us don't have cars we can hop in for a quick trip. Nothing is close or convenient.
    To follow tutorials and the like from the GWE website, certain products are recommended.
    So, please, do not bag on the person for ordering soil. Yeah?
    More limes!

    Coco/perlite
    3x3x6

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    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      I appreciate this, everyones situations are different but in this situation they are right lol I just bought a house with 2 acres and loaded with dirt. I didnt know i could just use the dirt i have here thought it has to be processed in some way.

    #6
    Okay. I have to tease just a little. If there is something growing in it, you can grow something in it. You people with more than 450 leased square feet to your name get my ginger up.
    I can see wanting to do things right for a 4-month commitment. But I'm going to lay down something you need to prepare for: lack of success. Sometimes you get a bum seed or a caterpillar might eat you up. WPM. Bugs. Cats. Expect the best, prepare for the worst.
    More limes!

    Coco/perlite
    3x3x6

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    • Gingerbeard
      Gingerbeard commented
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      You are learning new words, I see. Good for you!

    • SoOrbudgal
      SoOrbudgal commented
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      Gingerbeard it's not that bad to grow 1-2 plants outdoors if you pay attention to the plants. He's got acreage a couple 20gal pots filled half way with dirt from a fertile area then amended with 2 cubic bags from any box store. This guy isn't a dum dum like someothers he's just uncertain. Digging a hole in the ground for next year heck you got plenty of time to gather all the ingredients needed. Too bad for you choices made in the past don't get pissy cause of the box you live in and shame others for saving for the unknown.

    • Gingerbeard
      Gingerbeard commented
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      I don't where that's coming from. But, hey. I'm still having a good day.

    #7
    Dr. Earth makes a reasonably priced organic soil or compost you can order through Amazon.

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      #8
      Is there anything specific to look for in a soil? seems like there are a ton.I think im going to use my backyard but just so i know for future

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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Lowe's has cubic ft blocks of bags with mycroniez ( not spelled right but it's close ) big huge bags. That's the only thing i'd use in my dug out holes and i have 2 raised garden beds that i'm filling with them. It's about $30 ea but it is good stuff. Ask your nursery also, ours makes soil forsale retail also.

      #9
      Go along to a community garden meeting if you have those. Talk to your next door neighbours, look at what they are growing and what they have done. Learn to identify your soil types at varying depths and suitability.
      Where I last lived the soil was no good and needed to be mixed a little into a lot of home made living soil. It's a wonderful and fascinating process and nothing can beat it when you get it right.
      You'll save a small fortune and helping save the planet.
      Flower Room: 11' x 7' x 7.5'H, 480w AC, 13gal/day dehumidifier, 1.5gal ultrasonic humidifier, 60gal (27gal usable) nute tank, 16" pedestal fan & 18" wall fan. Lighting and climate automated. Hand watering.
      Veg Cupboards: ​​​​​​Two 4x2x6H cupboards. SF2000 Evo in each. Climate controlled and automated. Hand watering
      Aeroponics Low Pressure Bucket: 20W LED. 5 clones
      Lights: 2 x SF-7000, 2 x 30w 660&730nm supp. red boosters for flower stretch over sativa x in flower room.
      Medium: Coco/perlite, mix of 13gal & 7.2gal pots, no drains
      Current Grow: ​​​4 x Autos Franklin's AK47 x Red CBD (harrvested dry 22oz), 1 x Photos Franklin's Orange Zkittles x Sour Diesel, 1 Franklin's White Widow x Sour Diesel, All feminised. 1 x sativa x, regular, Clones 30th March 5 x Orange Zkittles x Sour Diesel fem in veg cupboards & 3x WW x SD & 2 OZ x SD in Aeroponics bucket.
      Last Grow: 4 x photos, old school, 66 days of veg flipped 25 Feb harvested day 65F 3lb11oz.

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        #10
        Or ponzi314 you could just skip the whole soil thing and grow in coco coir. I have found it to be easier than dirt. There is the cost thing though cause you won't be able to dig up any coco from your yard. If you haven't already, check out this link for soil nutrient recommendations.

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        Auto/Photo Tent: Gorilla 2x4x7'11" HLG 350R, Infinity 4" w/Carbon Filter, Coco 50/50 perlite
        Autopot system
        : 1 Scarlet Grapes & 1 Scarlet Sunset
        Photo Tent: Gorilla 4x4x7'11" HLG Scorpion R, Infinity 6” w/Carbon Filter, Coco 50/50 perlite, Autopot system: Idle at the moment
        Nutrients: CX Horticulture - full line for both tents

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        • Sixwinds
          Sixwinds commented
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          I have to 2nd coco as the superior growth medium It's easier and more forgiving than soil, but does cost a lot unless you want to do the work of re-hydrating your own.

        • ponzi314
          ponzi314 commented
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          thats what i linked right? or is it different? Ive been growing with coco and live soil

        #11
        ponzi314 the coco I use has no nutes or living soil at all. I have to provide all the food, but I like it that way because I'm a control freak! This is the exact stuff I use:

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          #12
          That's top shelf medium. 70 /30 mix , Been mixing coco and perlite since i started indoor. I still love me some dirt. to many bugs. LOL

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