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Organic - Ecgt420 - 02-21-2019

What’s up
I’m wondering if someone could help me with an organic soil recipe


RE: Organic - gang_of_eight - 02-25-2019

(02-21-2019, 08:22 PM)Ecgt420 Wrote: What’s up
I’m wondering if someone could help me with an organic soil recipe

The most basic structure out there is 1/3 peat moss or amended coco coir, 1/3 compost, 1/3 aeration. If you use coco coir instead of peat moss, know you're using a completely inert medium so you will need to amend the coco coir with gypsum at about a 1/2 cup per cubic foot of coco coir. Use high quality, preferably local compost that has been well-composted, doesn't smell or stick or anything like that. Often times I'll split the amount of compost I use with earthworm castings. For aeration you could use perlite (though I don't recommend it as it breaks down into sand in the soil over time), rice hulls (a better perlite), or lava rocks. 

After that I amend it with 1/2 cup of Kelp Meal per cubic foot of soil, a 1/2 cup of Neem Seed meal per cubic foot, 1/2 cup of crab meal per subic foot, 1 cup of Azomite per cubic foot, and 1 cup of Oyster Shell flour per cubic foot of soil. Then add biochar at around 10% of the total volume. This is just what I use and is by no means the best soil mix. I hope this helps, if you have any questions just let me know!


RE: Organic - NL Greg - 02-25-2019

Aloha & A good mix used on Hawai'i is 50% black cinder lava rock,  23% coarse peat, 23% coco coir, and 5% to 10% bio activated biochar.           https://pacificbiochar.com


RE: Organic - Ecgt420 - 02-26-2019

(02-25-2019, 10:06 AM)Ogang_of_eight Wrote:
(02-21-2019, 08:22 PM)Ecgt420 Wrote: What’s up
I’m wondering if someone could help me with an organic soil recipe

The most basic structure out there is 1/3 peat moss or amended coco coir, 1/3 compost, 1/3 aeration. If you use coco coir instead of peat moss, know you're using a completely inert medium so you will need to amend the coco coir with gypsum at about a 1/2 cup per cubic foot of coco coir. Use high quality, preferably local compost that has been well-composted, doesn't smell or stick or anything like that. Often times I'll split the amount of compost I use with earthworm castings. For aeration you could use perlite (though I don't recommend it as it breaks down into sand in the soil over time), rice hulls (a better perlite), or lava rocks. 

After that I amend it with 1/2 cup of Kelp Meal per cubic foot of soil, a 1/2 cup of Neem Seed meal per cubic foot, 1/2 cup of crab meal per subic foot, 1 cup of Azomite per cubic foot, and 1 cup of Oyster Shell flour per cubic foot of soil. Then add biochar at around 10% of the total volume. This is just what I use and is by no means the best soil mix. I hope this helps, if you have any questions just let me know!
Hey ogang_of_eight 
Thanks for the input greatly appreciated ??✌? Good vibrations your way!

Thank you NL Greg ??✌️


RE: Organic - Wix - 03-19-2019

[attachment=89]Ok...this is not mine...I will make a thread describing what I have been doing another time..

This is Tony Leyva from Boneyard Seeds NorCal soil mix...just thought I would throw this up here.