Fox farms Happy frog and perlite mix

What would be the correct mix of perlite for 2 cubic foot bag of Happy frog to get good drainage to be able to water every couple of days

I usually added an 8 or 12 quart bag of perlite to the 2 cubic feet of Happy Frog, which worked well. The more perlite you add, the more often you’ll have to water. But watering frequency will be largely determined by plant size in comparison to the pot size.


Thanks I’ve been using Happy frog for this grow but doesn’t seem to drain very well holds a lot of water was thinking about trying cocoa but not sure I can water everyday or a couple times a day

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I always added a good amount of perlite to Happy Frog (or any potting soil really) to get it to drain better as peat moss loves to hold on to water.

The one downside of coco is the watering frequency, yeah it gets a little old watering every freaking morning in flowering at least. Not so bad when they are sprouts or still in veg and can water every other day or so depending on pot size.

I use HF and about 15% perlite (by volume.)

@Hellraiser do u mix peralite in with your coco.or no?

Thats why I’m debating on switching. Watering everyday is for the birds.

Nope, part of my move to coco was getting away from using perlite.

I’ll eventually move to an auto-watering system then it won’t matter anymore.

I didnt even think about an auto watering system lmao jeeeez. Yeah that would be tits then it wouldn’t be a hassle

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I’ve seen some of greenjeans videos where he uses the hydro lock system looks pretty sweet

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