Spent all my money on materials … Fox farm soil and Fox farm nutes , can I use rice instead of perlite ???
Yeah thats not me
Need some experts to help @WickedAle
Lol I wouldn’t. The purpose of perlite is drainage. Rice would absorb water. I’m sure there’s alternatives that are free. Maybe some washed gravel or something? I think a Google search is in order lol.
That’s a good option. But not free lol.
Yeah that’s the only reason I know what it is. Home brewers for the win lol.
Lava rock is like $4 a bag and works WAY better than perlite. Rice hulls provide silica though, and are just as good as lava rock
I knew I should’ve tagged you!
Rice hulls ARE however supposed to be a great source of silica…
You can make your own biochar, thats what i use but the only downside to that is it has to be charged and that takes time. I throw equal amounts into my compost, and let it get charged that way and another way is, i use it as a biofilter in my aquarium and little pond i have outside.
I made some biochar and put it in my compost pile as well
Next time I’m gonna put some in a bucket and piss in it and have it take in all the nitrogen.
Also going to try a banana peel soak and then drain and soak some biochar.
Do those ideas make sense for charging it quicker?
Different solutions of natural NPK inputs and so on?
Just thinking with a good buzz before bed.
@skydiver great ideas ive heard about the pee but just never went that route, and banana peels contain potassium and magnesium, b12 and b6, awsome great info