I have clones to transplant. I’m mixing an organic soil based on @garrigan62 famous recipe (listed in 100 other posts). So here’s a few photos showing my process.
Some old, some new. It costs money to make soil.
I sprayed off a section of driveway. I made a donut shaped pile of Pro Mix (peat), then spread the worm casings, bone meal, blood meal, etc in the middle. Used a flat shovel to turn it over and mix well. These are all dry ingredients.
A perfectly blended pile. The wind does blow the perlite around. I did have to break up clumps.
filled 10 gallon and 7 gallon pots. I lined the bottom with loose coco coir so the soil doesn’t wash out the drain holes. I filled each pot several times with (city) water to pack down the soil and refilled with more soil. I’ll be flooding, flushing these for several days to get the peat to soak up water. I’m not treating the water, no pH adjustments, not removing chlorine, so the peat will be unfriendly for awhile. I expect the moisture to activate the microbes and myco agents over some days or weeks. I have a large vegetable garden and I compost yard waste and kitchen vegetable waste, so I know how things decompose with moisture and heat.
Clones in 4 inch pots with soil, roots starting to reach the bottom. I didn’t loose any yet, but there may be some transplant shock. These are:
See my grow journal (Northern California, 2020) if you want to follow my adventure further. Not sure how to link to another topic in these forums.