Saturday Pics Super Soil Grow

Sorry I couldnt’ get back with you @Budbrother hope you are having a great holiday weekend sir. I have these 10- 7 gallon fabric pots with just under a cubic foot of depleted super soil, ppm running around 400.
taking 1C of oyster shell meal, 1C alfalfa meal, 1C fishbone meal, 1C of feather meal, 1/2 cup of gypsm, ( can I use DE for this? ) 1C guano, 1C rock dust, for those two I am using 2C of Happy Frog Caveran Culture that is those ingredients. 4C of kelp meal. Mix all in bag and use 1 1/2 cup per container to top dress into the soil. Then I am going to cover over with some EWC and sprinkle some clover seeds , place some straw down and water some. Then the plan is once the clover sprouts sprinkle Bokashi onto the layer of straw. then a few worms of each. haha, man thats wormy. (are you growing both? deep diggers and top dwellers? ) Going to add a tbsp of Barley. 2 weeks or so plant right back in same container , now as living soil. Before transition to flower, top dress some of mix - 1/12 cups
this is what I have learned from you so far, and I do appreciate you help tremendously. Have a great weekend and keep in touch.:smiley:

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wow man, glad he’s ok. my closest friend smoked, drank, ate crap. he had a heart attack and the day he came back quit smoking, quit drinking and went vegan all overnight. toughest mofo i’ve ever met. but i haven’t met your brother lol. and congrats to you too. i used to work in clinical and it was HARD getting people to make lifestyle changes. those are some serious changes in numbers. kudos.

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Almost dying will change a man

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Get busy Living or get busy dying.
Remember, Red, hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies…

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taking 1C of oyster shell meal
What is soil slurry ph? Do you need a liming agent first off?
1C alfalfa meal,
1C fishbone meal,
1C of feather meal,
1/2 cup of gypsm, ( can I use DE for this? ) This is the Ca Su & MG
1C guano, for those two I am using 2C of Happy Frog Caveran Culture that is those ingredients. not the same at all. That’s rock phosphate not rock dust.
1C rock dust What kind? May need more cause FF products don’t have a lot to begin with. Main source of trace and minor elemental replenishment. I use basalt in my original mix. 4 cups per cubic ft. Then 1 cup per grow as a replenishment.
4C of kelp meal. more on that below
What about also using crab and/or shrimp meal for chitons and Ca? I’ve been using DTE BioLive as a short cut to some of your ingredients. The current grow I have had moved onto using Coast of Maine Stonington Lobster & Kelp Plant Food, for a more even replacement and a +5 Ca.

Mix all in bag and use 1 1/2 cup per container to top dress into the soil. Then I am going to cover over with some EWC and sprinkle some clover seeds , place some straw down and water some. Add Bokashi over the top dressing before EWC layer for composting those ingredients. And add worms, a dozen reds and a dozen euros per pot

Then the plan is once the clover sprouts sprinkle Bokashi onto the layer of straw. This is done in flowering phase once the need for N is greatly reduced. It just composts the clover for recycling

then a few worms of each. haha, man thats wormy. (are you growing both? deep diggers and top dwellers? ) yup
Going to add a tbsp of Barley 2 weeks or so plant right back in same container, Thats part of top dressing. It’s the enzymes needed to break down organics you replenished and already in soil. Composts the roots. Enzymes and Fulvic acid in conjunction with the EM1 from Bokashi is what is driving a healthy system now as living soil. Over time the humic layer will begin to build up. The fungal and microbe pop will blow you plant up!
Before transition to flower, top dress some of mix - 1/12 cups Absolutly friend. Yours could use some top dressing now.
this is what I have learned from you so far, and I do appreciate you help tremendously. Have a great weekend and keep in touch. That was just some amendments off the top of my head as an procedural example. My original mix has long term sustainable ingredients like rice hulls (Si) and uses P charged BioChar also a N charged BioChar. Smashed lava rock won’t compact like perlite and better aeration and provides more fungal/microbial homes. There is lots involved in recreating Mother Nature. Get the 3 Jeff Lowenfels books is best advice to beginning to understand all this.
You have my number now and we can get further into all this, and I can help you better with a one on one actually speaking irl.

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