If anyone is looking for a tried and true soil recipe that requires minimal additional feeding and still gives you the yields and quality you want, then look no further. Try this mixture and you won’t regret it!
coco coir: 40%
worm castings: 15%
composted chicken manure(1.5-.5-.8): 5%
composted cow manure (3-2-1): 5%
humic acid: 2-10 lbs/ yard
kelp meal (1-.1-2): 5-10 lbs/ yard
feather meal (12-0-0): 10-15 lbs/ yard
nitrogen bat guano (10-3-1): 3-5 lbs/ yard
phosphorus guano (0-8-11): 3-5 lbs/ yard
azomite rock powder: 10-15 lbs/ yard
cal phos powder (0-3-0): 5 lbs/ yard
diatomaceous earth (silica): 1 lb/ yard
Mycorrhizae + trichoderma: 1 cup/ yard
Once your soil is in your pot, throw some straw or mulch over the top. This will greatly improve your microbial life and allow you to water with high pressure without causing the compost/lighter particles to separate and float towards the top. After that, you can simply add 2 cups of a mixture of the nutrient amendments, per yard of soil, every month after the first. If you additionally water with castings/kelp/compost/meal tea (if you want the tea recipe just ask), you can create a beneficial microbial environment that will fight off root pathogens, detrimental insects and disease. If your soil health is good enough, most soil born non-benificial insects will perish. When you enter week 3 of flowering, you can then begin feeding a primary water soluble bloom line if your strain can handle it.
-coco coir is super absorbent so if you are using a smart pot, make sure your ground floor is made of stuff that will drain and dry out, otherwise your pot may leech back moisture.
-the mixture uses pumice and perlite because pumice sinks while perlite floats, and it’s good to have both.
-I would recommend not using additional nutrients until your plant’s roots have taken off and your plant is thriving.
Using this soil recipe, brewing teas, and then using only 1/4th strength SeaBlast in bloom, you can very consistently pull off 3-5 lbs, and I have seen plants in 200 gal pots grow to a comfortable 8 lbs with no signs of deficiencies from start to finish. If you have any questions just ask!