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Vote for South Africa's best commercially available soil mix

SA's best soil mix to buy commercially at present  

22 members have voted

  1. 1. SA's best soil mix to buy commercially at present

    • Freedom Farms Organic Classic
      18
    • Jamies Garden Shop Orgasoilux
      0
    • DoubleGrow Potting Soil
      0
    • Culterra Potting Soil
      2
    • Organics Matter Living Organic Soil
      2
    • Royal Gorilla - Royal Gorilla Mix
      0
    • Earth Dance Growers Gold
      0
    • Hortishop/hydroponic.co.za Organic Promix
      0
    • Just Cannabis
      0
    • Forest Roots
      0


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Does the Organics Matter living soil count as commercially available now?

If so, perhaps let's add it to the polls? 

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We've voted FF to be the best on this forum. Sad to heear that there is some issues with it on the Indoor Grow off. Hope it was just a  bad batch..:-stoned

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Forgot about this poll! Will update now

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Posted (edited)

Organics Matter is certainly the best I've tried. Prefer it over Freedom Farms, plants have been happier in it and you get a small 20ml bag of mycorrhizal fungi in each 30l bag of soil.
Its useful!

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1 hour ago, Mr.Kaneh said:

Just Cannabis is making waves on social media, anybody started using it yet?

I believe @CreX got a bag. Not sure how he is finding it.

 

I am more than happy with my Organics Matter soil, unless something changes I do not plan on changing soil anytime soon.

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It seems okay... Price is decent too... 

But I find it drains too easy... Doesn't hold water nicely. 

Although, I must say I added perlite... 

So I guess I can't give it a proper rating. 

It wasn't bad though and I have a local supplier so I will prob try it again. 

Smelled nice and earthy

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Would have said Organics Matters, never tried it though and saw seedlings that didn't look too great in it, probably too acidic for them. I just use what is around, follow my intuition and work super hard.

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It would seem that soil companies aren't a fixed constant and seem to suffer from what most businesses suffer from, supply and demand. 

I think all soils will go through good patches and terrible patches and to stick to one soil would be a folly. 

We should rather learn how to analyze bagged soils and determine by smell or sight and touch to be able to tell if this batch is good or bad.... 

No easy task at all!!! But learn every day and get better!! 

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The organics matter soil isn't recommended for seedlings and clones. I think its a bit too hot for them

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3 hours ago, 420SA said:

The organics matter soil isn't recommended for seedlings and clones. I think its a bit too hot for them

I personally have not noticed issues with it on my seedlings and the clones I have put into it.

 

I still have some Freedom Farms germination mix, although do not feel the need to use it. I recently put 2 sprouted seeds straight into some Organics Matter soil without any ill effects at all. They are growing and look pretty happy! No signs of nute burn what so ever.

 

Perhaps more sensitive strains may struggle.

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