Proper organic soil


Continuing the discussion from Planning First Outdoor Grow:

Good morining. (Texas growers) I live in central. I have a question. I bought a bag of organic soil from home depot. will that be good enought to start my grow?
feedback please james


Info on brand and ingredient list?


I follow the Build a Soil recommendations (, but mix my own from local suppliers. Their website has some good organic soil explanations and tips.


awsome mate what else are you putting in your mix?


organic soil is all i have now. i plan to get a bag of sand and cotten seed hulls. i think the organic soil i havewill work fine . im really not sure what im going to get to mix with it. fish mulch if i can find it.


@Mickanooch I usually put some ILGM seeds in the mix. :slight_smile:

I like a peat base, some perlite for drainage, then organic manure from bat guano, chicken shit, worm casings. I add gypsum (calcium) and epsom salts (magnesium), and I like to add Ironite or Azomite for minerals. Mix it all up, make soaking wet to activate it, then let it sit for a couple weeks(?) for the microbes to break down the manure compounds. Expect fresh mixed organic soil to be “hot” and dangerous to tender plant roots for a while.

You can go alot more exotic with kelp and other trace elements. I don’t reuse soil from cannabis; all the used cannabis soil goes back into a compost pile, and then to the tomatoes.


nice sounds like a great mix. gypsum is bloody great and kelp to great for a healthy plant. not sure if 2 weeks is long enough, theres a good article about hot soil on this site have a look mate. what strains you gonna grow?


I ordered purple haze.



That’s what I was going to ask…beat me again…lmao


Hi garrigan65 my I’m james71. I received my orgder in good time but I have alrighty lost one of my seedlings this morning(18 of mar). I planted two of the five I ordered. I planted in organic soil. the other I planted is doing great. one dies and other grows ( my personal observation is the one seed for some reason wasn’t good . Your feedback would be appreciated. thanks James71