Looking for input on potting soil


#1

I would greatly appreciate some input as to what brand of potting soil to buy.
I was thinking miracle grow or something else in or about the same price range (tight budget, Retired).
I understand that the nitrogen level needs to be higher than the P and K levels. Also the PH should be between 6.0 and 8.0.

Any suggestions


#2

I personally use Foxfarm ocean soil you can start to finish with it works great for me ! @garrigan62 has a great mixture that he uses


#3

If you’re short on funds the Fox Farm soil like I was saying you can do a start to finish with it as long as everything goes right and I used zero nutrients but it’s not recommended but it is possible you will definitely want a pH meter some pH up and down


#4

Doesn’t fox farm ocean have any nutrients in it?


#5

Yes it does but a lot of the peeps here use it with great success
You can use mg seedling soils to get you started @Bus001if you want too
I myself use organic potting soil no nutes add and mix with perilite about a 70/30 mix soil to perlite
But you need to watch and ad nutes
Also if you want I have a tread called
Soil recipes for MJ
A bunch of ideas are over there with a few good soil recipes :grin::+1:
Happy growing CB :v:️️


#6

One thing that hasn’t been answered is your ph, ph in soil should be 6.8 no matter what soil


#7

Thank you for your input !!!


#8

The PH I understand. I do not think I want to go with NO PH though.

Thanks for your input


#9

I make my own soil and never had t op feed into lol l 5 or 6th BV week of flower
I would water every 3rd day and walk away

Will


#10

Sorry about that I had your name down first and then changed it second-guessed myself I knew that you had a great soil recipe sorry about that @garrigan62 I have a copy of your recipe but I did not want to put it out there without your permission


#11

You can that’s fine with me. But you do need to know how to mix it in and how much of each ingredient


#12

@garrigan62 is this right ?


#13

" Dr. Earth " has very good soil also