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    Soil Question


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    Whats the best soil for growing and at the same time it drains well?

    The soil mix I'm using Black Gold holds water so long I'm watering about once every 2 or 3 weeks.

    From what I understand the grow medium should dry out fast so that you can water it once or twice a week, what medium would do this?

    I would like to stay away from Hydro.

    Thanks

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    hows goin , "black gold" no idea mate ,"good dirt", if you grab a handfull of it and squeeze it ,it will bind a little bit an let moisture out like a spounge, but when poked will, full apart quite easy, lots of organic mixes to research online bruh,, cheers

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    Coco Coir for superior aeration of the roots. (coconut fibre) Wash it well before using. https://www.vgrove.com/index.php

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    I'm not sure if it's the best soil out there, but I use sweet frog. It has a good water retention and decent drainage. If you are having drainage issues, try adding some perlite to your medium. You could also try planting in bags, or to save some money drill a few extra holes in the sides of your planters. It will allow for more drainage and better ventilation for your roots.

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    I like your thinking about the holes being drilled in them pots. . . But only a few won’t make much difference in that proposed advantage. That’s why I often suggest people if looking for a superior, awesome root aeration, and drainage System. Check into the air-pots.

    https://air-pot.us/hydro/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull_Willy View Post
    I'm not sure if it's the best soil out there, but I use sweet frog. It has a good water retention and decent drainage. If you are having drainage issues, try adding some perlite to your medium. You could also try planting in bags, or to save some money drill a few extra holes in the sides of your planters. It will allow for more drainage and better ventilation for your roots.
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    Air pots??? They look like something out of a sci-fi movie. Lol. Have you used them??? What sizes have you used??? They have definitely peaked my interest.

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    I’m a hydro hound, but I do want to try a couple of air-pots next round...



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    They certainly seem, like they work well.
    https://air-potgardener.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull_Willy View Post
    Air pots??? They look like something out of a sci-fi movie. Lol. Have you used them??? What sizes have you used??? They have definitely peaked my interest.
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    The quality of soil and the proper care are the two most important things in for growing a nice plant. For example, many of my friends just bought a high-quality soil and didn't care about it. The result was terrible. They didn't know that you need to frost and defrost soil for 10 minutes every 12 hours. Just do it and you'll get nice plants. However, you'll need a nice refrigerator, try this rationg of the best counter depth refrigerator.
    Good luck!

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    @TCVTiger
    That is an interesting approach. What would you recommend a grower like me do. My plants grow in planter boxes. Accumulatively there is probably ~200 gallons of soil. It seems like you are saying IF i dont do thag process...my plants will turn out horrible. I dont get that. I didn't freeze my soil and defrost every 10 minutes and still i got this Screenshot_2018-11-23-22-50-52.png i hate to keep using the same picture. It just is on top of my documents. I could dig deeper for others but i am lazy. i grew those without putting 150-250 gallons of soil in my fridge. Cannabis has grown for years without this method you speak of. I really dont question others methods until i feel that a newbie may visit our site and get the wrong idea. I feel your technique is...unique. What information have you found out about this and what effects does this technique have on the soil?

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