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I have a couplefew bags of the happy frog soil and wanted to know what guys think of it? I just want to grow a few autos using it.... I have some dry organic ammendments I can mix in with it like down to earth biolive.
 

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I've grown alot in happy frogs and never had a issue before I was using nutrients now I'm different soil and organic/living soil you could say.. but I've seen so many issues with fox farms soils and it depends on what part it comes from I think ive read around. I've been lucky with that soil, I've used the happy frog and the cocoloco from them and no issues
 

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I have a couplefew bags of the happy frog soil and wanted to know what guys think of it? I just want to grow a few autos using it.... I have some dry organic ammendments I can mix in with it like down to earth biolive.
I like HF because it's light but has enough nutrients to keep em going for a few weeks which is good if your using a nutrient line later in grow.
The OF mix has caused some issues for people as it's a hotter mix and may burn seedlings, have heard of possible issue with it due to it being a licensed recipe mixed by different producers but have no direct knowledge of it. Have been keeping all my used HF as it seems a good base to start a good soil from later on when time allows.
 
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I like HF because it's light but has enough nutrients to keep em going for a few weeks which is good if your using a nutrient line later in grow.
The OF mix has caused some issues for people as it's a hotter mix and may burn seedlings, have heard of possible issue with it due to it being a licensed recipe mixed by different producers but have no direct knowledge of it. Have been keeping all my used HF as it seems a good base to start a good soil from later on when time allows.
I was actually planning to save my used soil as I'm only using organic dry ammendments... I figured I could reuse it later. And I could mix some dry ammendments into the bottom of the pot and then fill in the top and hopefully that would keep everything going until it's time for some flowering nutes.
 

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I use the FF Light Warrior/perlite in the top third to start my sprouts, then equal parts FFHF, FFOF and perlite, amended with a dry organic.
This works for my autos.
 

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I have had massive issues with the past five or so bags I bought of happy frog, bad enough to contact the company about it. After interacting with them I refuse to buy fox farms products anymore.

The bags were about 5-10% thumbnail sized river rocks and they all PHed around 4.3, just killed my plants outright after transplant.

Fox Farm's reaction: Couldn't be our soil, you're mistaken.

I've since switched to a couple of other brands I've had a lot of luck with. Recipe 420 is a great and affordable option on the west coast, but be sure to let it sit and decompose for a few months before using it. When I can find it my new favorite is Roots Lush mix. Lush is a super high quality mix that really doesn't need any extra additives for autos. It's so rich I would not recommend starting autos in it, but it's great for finishing them. I grew some outdoor photos in Lush last year that absolutely exploded with healthy growth. I drive 150 miles to get lush, and it's absolutely worth every penny and drop of gas.
 

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I was actually planning to save my used soil as I'm only using organic dry ammendments... I figured I could reuse it later. And I could mix some dry ammendments into the bottom of the pot and then fill in the top and hopefully that would keep everything going until it's time for some flowering nutes.
Do not stratify soil or nutrients. Plants grow best in homogeneous soils. If you have room for a compost bin this is the best way to rejuvenate used soil. Throw the used soil in the bin with the dry amendments and give it a few spins and let it "cook" for a month. Be sure to keep it moist and not over 150°F.

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Do not stratify soil or nutrients. Plants grow best in homogeneous soils. If you have room for a compost bin this is the best way to rejuvenate used soil. Throw the used soil in the bin with the dry amendments and give it a few spins and let it "cook" for a month. Be sure to keep it moist and not over 150°F.

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Would it be of any benefit to add worm castings or some other organic matter to keep the perlite ratio in check? I have used tiny pine bark pieces for my Japanese Maples to add bulk and acid to my soil around here. Sandy and alkali around these parts.

OP, I use HF and top dress with OF or dry nutes. Some added perlite thrown in.
 
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