Im just starting my build a soil light recipe,I have it soaking and microbes added to get it going, i do have beer barley and cloverseed for ground cover. My instructions to get it cooking al least 4 weeks before use.
@PharmerBob looks like youre covered there. Im pretty sure you can flip two grows this season. Thats really what autos are for is so outdoor growers would be able to flip 2 grows a season. They just hype it up and make it seem simple for beginners when in reality its not. I have a buddy thats been growing photos for a while and is going to try a few autos outdoors this season too. Hes big into vermicomposting so hes using all worm casting with his autos. With the line of soils that you have at your disposal, you should have no problems… im a huge fan of Coast of Maine. Hopefully youll become a fan too!
Ive never personally mixed anything with COM but perlite and vermiculite. I do start adding dry amendments with a worm casting topper at 4 weeks, then again at 8 weeks. A week before i flip i add COMs buds n bloom and then 4 weeks into flower ill add another helping of Buds n bloom along with WC and let er rip…
I think there are both humic and fulvic in NLS’s living soil. Also, if you haven’t opened the bags of living soil, just be prepared when you do. The smell is worse than the dirtiest diaper you could even imagine! Lol, multiple gag moments