Does anybody reuse soil after harvest? If so, How?
I’m sure @MrPeat reuses soil. I’ve done it by mixing in organic manure etc but my success has been limited
So I read that your suppose to pour boiling water over it to sterilize it then come back and add a lil more potting mix or perlite and peat moss maybe some compost as well. I’m just curious I know soil it’s that expensive but… yeah its not like I can just dig a whole in a my back yard
Yup…I reuse the same soil for years. You just start adding nutrients real fast is all. I do not add anything to the soil except nutrients.
So once you finish with the plant you dump all the soil in a container or something… what’s your process after you harvest your plant
I chop the plant. Take out the root ball and stalk. Plant seeds. Add nutrients about 1 week after breaking soil.
Rinse and repeat. That is all.
I have been doing this since May 2018.
Ok wow the dirt I have now is kind of stiff and I did just water it this morning but even then it still kind of stiffed up once I transplanted and it has grown a lot since germination… this is my first grow but if you say I can reuse it… I’ll reuse it… I still might just drop boiling water on it and let it drain before I put another seed in it
You can do what you want. You just need the roots gone. Personally I have never worried once I pull the root ball out. I just made things as I went along. I didn’t join a grow forum till Sept 23rd, 2019 and I started growing May 2018.
You can add soil if it gets low. I was using 5 gallon buckets with it only filled about 1/2 way. I was still able to grow over 7 foot monsters.
I now use fabric pots and the soil is still loose.
What fertilizers do you use and I’m assuming you don’t transplant either you just drop that one seed and call it a day
I don’t use fertiliser. I use Fox Farm products exclusively. Dirty Dozen with also adding Kelp Me, Kelp You and Wholly Mackerel. I use Fox Farms Ocean Forest soil.
And I do not transplant. They go into a 18 hour soak then transfer to damp toilet paper for 48 hours. Finally they go into 15 Gallon Fabric Pots. I also don’t move my lights either.
I’m a anomaly when it comes to growing indoors.
So whats your average time frame for plant and you must just grow FEMs only then… right?
I grow Landrace seeds. I have Autos and Photos. But yeah all are feminized except for the Landrace and Regular seeds.
From start to finish about 4 months per crop rotation. I will also grow 2 to 6 plants at a time in a 4x4 tent.
A landrace strain, is either a full indica or a full sativa. Not a mix of the two, and they grow indigenous to their region . They are the founders of all hybrid strains we have today.
I use COM Bar Harbour organic potting soil. I reuse it 3x then throw it in the vegetable garden and till it in.
I mix in 1/4 cup worm caste per gallon and 1 Tbs mycos per gallon. After each use. Then I plant a seed or transplant a seedling.
I use Jack’s A and B, Epsom Salt, Fish Sh*@ and MPK in mid-flower. Sometimes I’ll add a molasses tee around week 4 or 5 in flower. Just depends…