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Offline Jspecial

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potting soil
« on: July 15, 2015, 03:00:16 PM »
hi I was wondering is it ok to use the potting soil the sell at picknpay to grow with? 

Was thinking potting soil + natural soil from earth?

im gonna plant these babies White Widow
Blue widow and cheese. Wanna keep it simple. since first time Growning. tia
 

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 10:40:40 AM »
Bru fork out the cash and get proper decent soil. Some superior german peat, Perlite some organic compost some potting soil and yeah thats even better than what your wanting
 

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 11:11:28 AM »
I've read that a great mix to start with for beginners is one part good quality potting soil, one part worm castings and some perlite for aeration and better drainage. That's it! You won't get the best results but you probably won't be disappointed either. 

Maybe add mushroom compost to the mix as well 

What brand potting soil does PNP sell?

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 11:37:59 AM »
Spend the money and buy decent soil. I started with that picknpay stuff and it's full of unnecessary crap. Buy decent soil from a gardening place. In most cases, the more you spend, the better the soil. I now use a German mix. I add worm castings, perlite, vermiculite, Turbo Grow, and even some Leca. What you don't want is to spend R50 on soil, and the grow fails. Spend the R150-R250 and make a rich soil that produces a decent crop.
 

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 11:58:13 AM »
@420SA 
Yip that's the mix I always tell beginners to use
1 part cleaned potting soil
1 part worm castings 
1 part coco
1 part perlite

Let it cook for 2 weeks and feed with biobizz , as a beginner you can't go wrong with it.
Cheers
Reaf
 

Offline gonzales

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 05:37:14 PM »
Hi Reaf. What do you mean by"cleaned"?
 

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2015, 10:21:23 PM »
Think he means u sieve the soil to get the texture finer
 

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2015, 11:07:29 PM »
Yip , what TK said :goodposting
 

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2015, 06:19:12 PM »
Shot. Thanx
 

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Re: potting soil
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2015, 09:58:28 AM »
thnx guys for the positive feedback. ill start next 2 weeks in my 27cm pots and will keep you guys updates