The Journey Continues

H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
Its an investment but you can reamend the soil and if done correctly will only get better over time and truly will save you money in the long run.
Buildasoil makes it easy to reamend your soil with a nutrient pack and mineral pack that comes out to about $18 per cubic foot and even less money if you buy both in bulk.
THAT!

Here's where we differ, and I think we're both spot on for our goals. I don't go through near as much, and since I am still learning this I want a "known" entity for my soil. I can kill the plants a dozen different ways without worrying if my soil was too hot, didn't compost enough, pH was off, or any number of mistakes possible.

Once I figure the rest of the grow out I may get into soil next.
 

H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
I’m a lazy trimmer but it’s all personal so I don’t mind!
I'm dreading trimming my clones. Foxtails sticking out everywhere is gonna make it a tedious chore or a half-ass trim :)
 

DustyDuke

Junior Member
It’s been annoying adjusting to my new setup, just because I’m lacking room in my little shed now. I’ll be fine I’ve just got to get a day to organise it, I feel like im playing Tetris when I go in the at the moment. Especially trimming on top of that. It’s a good burden to have though.
3x3 veggin out
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Clones and seedlings
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What’s left in the flower tent
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Bit of bud from the trim
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Desert Plants Genetics

The Collector
Vendor
Are you asking about the "Buildasoil Craft Blend"? I use this in my soil mix and also as a top dress!

Craft Blend weighs about 8.3 Ounces per cup
Ingredients all Equal by Weight:
  1. Thorvin Premium Kelp Meal
  2. Karanja Cake - Terviva
  3. Alfalfa Meal
  4. CalPhos
  5. Camelina Meal
  6. Crustacean Meal
  7. Fish Meal
  8. 3x Fish Bone Meal
  9. Soybean Meal
  10. Sul-Po-Mag (Also Known as K-Mag or Langbeinite)
  11. Malted Barley Grains (3 Varieties)
  12. Azomite
  13. Basalt - Local Colorado
  14. Gypsum
  15. Oyster Flour
Adding up all of the Approximate NPK values published for these products from the manufacturer and then dividing by the amount of parts we end up with a very nice NPK guesstimate of 4-4-2. Once we get the blend tested we will publish actual results.

Here is an Amazon Link

Here is the Buildasoil Link
You add barley straw to your mix too, don't you?
 

J. James

Seed Slingin' Outlaw
Moderator
You add barley straw to your mix too, don't you?
Not to the mix itself, But I mulch with it. Because I mulch with it ends up getting mixed in with the soil I reamend and reuse. I have just started using partially composted wood as mulch.

Here is a photo of soil from the last competition being reamended and you can clearly see the barley straw.
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Here is a photo of my partially composted wood(2 years). My hope is this makes a better environment for fungal growth.
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DustyDuke

Junior Member
Not to the mix itself, But I mulch with it. Because I mulch with it ends up getting mixed in with the soil I reamend and reuse. I have just started using partially composted wood as mulch.

Here is a photo of soil from the last competition being reamended and you can clearly see the barley straw.
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Here is a photo of my partially composted wood(2 years). My hope is this makes a better environment for fungal growth.
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I’ve got bales of clover/barley/lucerne blend for the horse but there was some many shoots when I used it on the veggies. I’m just not sure weather it was a good thing like a green mulch? Would you recommend using something like that?
 

J. James

Seed Slingin' Outlaw
Moderator
I’ve got bales of clover/barley/lucerne blend for the horse but there was some many shoots when I used it on the veggies. I’m just not sure weather it was a good thing like a green mulch? Would you recommend using something like that?
That's a Big Fat YES! where to start.....(keep in mind that unless you buy organically grown hay, lucerne and the like may contain pesticides.)

Lucerne
Contains high levels of protein
Provides many important minerals, including potassium, calcium, iron, folic acid, and others trace elements
Increases soil nitrogen ++ (Will heat up as it breaks down)
Decomposes quickly, making it an excellent choice for poor soil
Contains natural hormones that help prevent root disease
Feeds worms that help keep soil healthy

If these contain seed, That's free-living mulch. Keep in mind that a single plant in a container doesn't make for a healthy Soil Food Web, By adding a living mulch or cover crop we can build better diversity in our soils. Now, we don't want our main crop to complete for nutrients but strive to find harmony between plants. Plants such as White Clover is great at returning nitrogen back to our soil for other plants to uptake making us less dependent on supplemental feedings.

Also note that if you are using Hay, Too much will heat up your mix. so use very little if adding it to your soil. Same with top dressing as mulch. The reason is this is still packed full of nutritional value that creates heat as it breaks down.
Straw will not do this and it has very little nutritional value but still works great as mulch!
 

DustyDuke

Junior Member
Did some trimming today not my favourite part of growing but is an essential part of the game. I think I’ll end up with 6 old hags of the N/LxS#1. I listened to some of the “Rosie Project” on audiable whilst I trimmed away. It was the free audio book of the month. I like reading but the little one’s and life make it hard these days. I’ve taken listening to books at work, I wonder if they have any cannabis or led books 🤔. I might give it a look. I really need to go and tidy up all my trim mess.
 

DustyDuke

Junior Member
So I started flowering the green crack and 2 OG clones plus the sour diesel. The incredible bulks are getting repotted now I have the room and will be getting ready for my side by side. Which will probably start in 2 weeks I’ll be running 2 bulks, 1 cheese and a Yantra under each light. I’ll post some picks tomorrow, everything is a bit all over the place after harvesting and just figuring out the most productive way to run my new setup🤔😜
 

DustyDuke

Junior Member
I've never actually checked out the product from the clone only but did pop a freebie green crack bean from humboldt seed organization and it is amazingly dank!
I got 3 seeds from humboldt I’ve only popped 1. I’ve taken some clones if I like it I’ll run it again. Amazingly dank sounds just right.
 
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