Hello, i potted some coast of maine stonington blend on the bottome half of some 5 gal fabric pots, along with coco coir on the top half w some worm castings as a dressing. It was very wet when bought though, and i havent watered it for nearly 3 weeks. Can i still plant autos in it if i acclimate w ph water now for a couple days in my tent w lights or is it toast?
Excuse me i meant to say coco loco, not coco coir.
Soil and coco grows are managed very differently. Different watering practices and run at a different pH. Recommend choosing one and not mixing them.
The Stonington Blend is an excellent soil medium and recommended for cuttings and transplants. The coco loco is an excellent cannabis medium as well. Both are amended with nutrients and will feed for approximately 6 weeks with water only. What age is the auto you want to transplant and no need to add the work castings. If you haven’t planted heat I would use one or the other or try and get more drainage with perlite in the Stonington blend if your pot is still that wet. Are there drain holes in the pot?
Fabric pots, new no holes. I am most worried about the drying out part and the living soil. I was told that with the Stonington mix it can not dry out. I like going right into the worm castings from seed. I bought some of rhis bushdoctor ffarm stuff to help with the microbes if needed. Thing is that i potted ready to go then had some issues w my tent and lights that took much longer to fix. Hence the 3 weeks. I geuss what im asking is will i still be ok to just give ph’ed water, give a 48 hr acclimation, and plant from seed wo losing any benefits from the drying.
Also added perlite too
Soils amended with microbes should remain moist to a certain degree. If the coco loco is the top 1/2 you’ll be fine planting a seedling. I’ve used the Stonington blend several times on clones and soil should have a wet to dry cycle, I top feed about 8 ounces of water with microbes every other week. I use recharge or TPS billions for this.
Less is more and keep it simple with growing cannabis, makes figuring out issues easier when there’s less to dissect