Soil for seedlings? Soil for forever pot?

Hi

Do I use FoxFarm Happy Frog as a grow medium for seedlings in a solo cup?

When transplanting, do I use Ocean Forest in my forever pot?

Any need to supplement either or both with perlite or other?

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I use Fox Farm Happy Frog from germination through harvest. I add 20% perlite by volume to increase drainage and prevent soil compaction.

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Here’s what I do, and it’s simple. Get some fox farm happy frog soil, and solo cups. Fill a cup with soil, and moisten the soil. Plant the seed directly into the soil (not very deep), spray a little water on it to settle the seed, and stick a baggie over the top to make a little greenhouse. Keep it warm, and it should break ground in about 3 or 4 days. Stick it under your light on low power, and don’t water until dry. When the leaves get as wide as the cup, transplant into a 3 or 5 gal fabric pot of happy frog mixed with perlite and fox farm fruit and flower 4-9-3 per the instructions on the package. Then top dress with the fruit and flower after about 6 weeks. Then once a month after that if necessary, and that’s it other than ph’ing your water. I also mix some worm castings in when I’m filling my pots. I also use a little bio thrive bloom during flowering.

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Yes to the added perlite. :farmer:
Many growers here mix those two soils with Ocean Forest on bottom and Happy Frog on top. I am doing that now. :white_check_mark:
Also some may start in small container with HF and transplant to large container with OF. This method works especially well with biodegradable nursery bags or fabric so there is no transplant shock. :+1:

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