Does a living soil mix need additional nutes?

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Burliercarr

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First time grower, I'm using Nature's living soil mixed into a organic potting mix in 5gal fabric pots. The living soil says to just water until chop. I was wondering if I will need any extra nutes, like cal-mag or mamoth p?
 
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ChefB202

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What kind of water will you use?

I used NLS on my first grow and it was all good until mid bloom, but if using RO or distilled water I’d use cal mag with a low N number and Mammoth P is great as well, I use mammoth once a week.

As far as other nutes, I’d steer clear of anything bottled. Tealab, homegrown bokashi and Xtreme gardening all have pre measured teas/tea kits you can buy.
 
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Arthur

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Probably cal/mag, probably under LED?

the other stuff is microbial.

Mammoth p is good, recharge and bokashi good. In an organic setup, microbes are a must.
 

Burliercarr

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What kind of water will you use?

I used NLS on my first grow and it was all good until mid bloom, but if using RO or distilled water I’d use cal mag with a low N number and Mammoth P is great as well, I use mammoth once a week.

As far as other nutes, I’d steer clear of anything bottled. Tealab, homegrown bokashi and Xtreme gardening all have pre measured teas/tea kits you can buy.
I'm using tap water set out to de chlorinate for 48 hrs. Ph is between 7.5 - 8.1. I have bloom city cal-mag and recharge. Was wondering if I should lower my pH?
Probably cal/mag, probably under LED?

the other stuff is microbial.

Mammoth p is good, recharge and bokashi good. In an organic setup, microbes are a must.
 

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Yes, lower to 5.8- 6.5 range. You'll kill your microbes with that high ph.
 

ChefB202

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But use earth juice PH down or citric acid crystals.

Chemicals will kill the microbes to.
 

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Why is your water pH so high? What kind of ppm is your water? Fluids going into the soil need to be between 6ish and 7 as a max. I've seen a grow or two run at just over 7, for fun, it worked, but had issues. You may be in a situation where RO or distilled is your only solution.