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Starting my third journal.
I’m going to take a swing at growing in living soil this time around for my photoperiods.
My autos will grow in Coco/Perlite with Jacks and a few supplemental nutrients.
First the photos. I will be growing 3 blue dream from Canuck seeds, 4 ILGM gorilla glue, and one ILGM blueberry.
My local hydro store guy has been telling me about a living soil/ dry amendment system that has been killing it. I’m still a novice wanting to learn and experience as many different techniques as I can before I settle in on one to really personalize.
I started the seeds in solos /happy frog/ jacks 321.
Not knowing what my plan was yet, I moved them up to 1 gallons / happy frog/ jacks for a couple weeks while I sorted out how to finish them.
I have decided to go with Bio 365 brand Bioall soil. It is a complete living soil in the bag.
Under the advice of the store owner who grows this way, I amended the Bioall with compost, earthworm castings, perlite, Greengro pride lands defense for some IPM, and a little extra mykos because why not.
I will be adding pride lands dry amendments along the way once per week or so. I will likely use the full line in flowering. I haven’t purchased them all yet. I moved them up to 3 gallon pots with the living soil mix for a couple weeks while I get a handle on things. They will go into 7 gallon rainscience bags for final homes.
I will be vegging them with the pride lands veg and their amino blend which I forgot to take a picture of the bag
I plan to do some teas as well, once I get my head wrapped around the basics.
Side note. The Pride Lands defense smells so good. Its a blend of spices that make the garden smell like you’re cooking a 5 star meal. I don’t know how the smell drives bugs away but it does… It makes me hungry (fat kid disclaimer) I will top dress with it occasionally.
I will be watering at 6.2 with silica and fishit added in here and there. I am looking forward to not mixing nutes or dealing with huge amounts of runoff for this grow.
On to the autos. I had far better results in coco (compared to soil) with the last 2 autos. I will be staying with Coco for these 2. I am adding Perlite this time and I also threw some Pride Lands Defense and Mykos in with the coco, again because why not.
I will stay with the Jacks and a few bottled supplements. So, I WILL be mixing nutes and dealing with runoff on these 2.
5 gallon Rainscience bags, one 420 fastbuds purple lemonade and one Sweet Seeds black cream. I’m just having fun with different auto strains that get cool colors.
Here are a couple pics of the Sweet Seeds bloody skunk auto I just chopped. Not bad for first run ever in coco.