@Indica_Dogo as far as beneficial mycos and bacteria I use the Korean natural farming method to capture the ones that are indigenous to my area. I tagged you over in a post I recently made on Korean natural farming so you can check that out a little more. I usually only feed a couple times a week and just once in between flood cycles. What I do with the pumpkin seed and wood ash is sprinkle whatever amount I’m feeding into the growbed around the roots then water them in with the water and ffj mix. With ffj you do get more flowering based nutrients and minerals like phosphorus mostly. Depending on what fruit you’re using you can get some potassium as well plus the sugars and other carbohydrates that will attract the microorganisms that will break it down and make it more bioavailable. Im experimenting more and more with dried fruits. As you know I’m using pumpkin seed right now but I guess I can go ahead and reveal that I’m drying pumpkin as well. coincidentally, the mineral it’s highest in is potassium. Pumpkins are about 91% water, 7% sugars and carbs and 1% protein and about .5% minerals. The protein will translate over into a very small amount of nitrogen while the carbs and sugars will feed the soil food web, and growbed microbes, and worms (yes I have worms in all of my growbeds btw). the minerals it has include potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and very small amounts if iron, sodium and zinc.
EDITED: anyway, it looked like a good regular feed that i can add a couple times a week so I’m definitely going to try it. I almost have a pickle jar full of powdered pumpkin and still have lots of pumpkin still to process.
When you make your labs, you can feed the cheese curd to animals and even your fish. I would strain out the curds personally. If it’s growing a pink layer I wouldn’t feed it to anyone or anything but I wouldn’t worry about using the serum at all. To be honest the molasses is just to stabilize it for shelf storage. You can store the liquid in the refrigerator to keep it fresh or mix it with molasses and store it at room temperature. I’m thinking about making a new batch and substituting the molasses for the pumpkin powder I made that way not only will it be shelf stable due to the sugars and carbs in the pumpkin but it will also have more plant available nutrients and minerals. It will be like a super-lacto, if you will. As for the galaxy hydro lights I feel like they are great lights to get your feet wet with but don’t really produce the growth you could get from some of the more expensive lights on the market. For LED I feel like the diy kits with the cobs and the krees are the way to go short of spending hundreds on a spectrum king or some other name brand light.