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jaywillin

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After a long hiatus from cannabis, I'm back due to (mostly) medical reasons.
I've decided for various reasons the best thing to do is grow my own.
I do have some horticultural experience, but I've never grown weed.
I've got a MarsHydro tent -2x4x6, with their eco 120 LED light, sold as a combo.
This being my first grow, I'm very tempted to stay with what I know, starting in light soil and peat pot,
into 3 gal pots, into some good (readily) available organic potting mix ,
then figure out the feeding (if) when needed.
I'd prefer not having to order grow medias that are going to cost $30-50 a pop, at least right
now at the beginning when I'm spending $$ getting equipped
My main question is, IF, IF you had to buy a potting soil/mix at a big box, any suggestions ? maybe a soil that would be ok if mixed with perlite, peat or whatever ?
any other tips welcome
thanks !
 

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Dr earth is available here, and a decent soil. Cannabis is a good scavenger of heavy metals, so check the mixes carefully. Not something you want yourself or others to consume.
 
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jaywillin

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thanks for the reply !
Looks like Home Depot carries Dr Earth products but as for soil, nothing in store, and all unavailable online.
They do carry a soil from a company named Kellogg Garden Organics, maybe I'll go see if there is a bag
that has a little tear in it and see what it look like.

with all my plants and flowers, I've always used Miracle Gro Nature's Care and it's always served me well, I just wonder how different growing cannabis can be ?
 
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Ryan Golightly

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thanks for the reply !
Looks like Home Depot carries Dr Earth products but as for soil, nothing in store, and all unavailable online.
They do carry a soil from a company named Kellogg Garden Organics, maybe I'll go see if there is a bag
that has a little tear in it and see what it look like.

with all my plants and flowers, I've always used Miracle Gro Nature's Care and it's always served me well, I just wonder how different growing cannabis can be ?
I was actually watching a YouTube video just today where a guy used the miracle grow nature's care potting soil and Dr. Earth organics and it wasnt too bad of a plant. It was autos he was growing, I dont remember the channel I was on, just that I searched Dr. Earth Flower Girl for cannabis in my search bar and I clicked on the first video I saw. Just thought I would throw that out there. I'm fairly new at growing, got one successful harvest under my belt so I'm by far no expert lol
 

jaywillin

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thanks, I'd been looking at some of the Dr Earth products, and the Miracle Gro Nature's Care is a mix I already use.
I'll see if I can track down that vid
 
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thanks, I'd been looking at some of the Dr Earth products, and the Miracle Gro Nature's Care is a mix I already use.
I'll see if I can track down that vid
I order mine from True Value. Not sure what you want I'm not organic, I use pro mix sometimes you can have it shipped to a store for free and pick up or delivery for a fee. They have a ton of stuff I'm sure organic too, they have all the Fox Farms soils and coco. I get a 3.8cf for 49.99 which last a long time. I also have biobizz light mix which I believe is organic. Has nothing in it you must feed. I got on Ebay delivered to me, I got 2 1.5cf bags 19.99 each free delivery. True Value has a ton of soils, coco all kinds. I have 1 near me like 15mins so free to pick up. Miracle-Gro is very salty from what I hear, you can grow but not the best for bud. There are better options something that works well for tomatoes should work. Biobizz is what a lot of people use for organic grows and is well respected. I had issues with it because I need an organic ph+ and didnt have. Must have if using organic, if you use non organic it can mess you up jack lol. I now have some Nectar for the Gods ph up so can use with biobizz. You probably know a lot of this just incase you dont lol. But I'm sure any hardware store type place with gardening should have something. I found the smaller places have better stuff. Good luck you will do fine!
 

Ryan Golightly

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thanks, I'd been looking at some of the Dr Earth products, and the Miracle Gro Nature's Care is a mix I already use.
I'll see if I can track down that vid
I think it was green box grown or grow weed easy cant remember
thanks, I'd been looking at some of the Dr Earth products, and the Miracle Gro Nature's Care is a mix I already use.
I'll see if I can track down that vid
I think it was grow pot cheaply or green box grown.
 

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The sweet taste of life :-)
After a long hiatus from cannabis, I'm back due to (mostly) medical reasons.
I've decided for various reasons the best thing to do is grow my own.
I do have some horticultural experience, but I've never grown weed.
I've got a MarsHydro tent -2x4x6, with their eco 120 LED light, sold as a combo.
This being my first grow, I'm very tempted to stay with what I know, starting in light soil and peat pot,
into 3 gal pots, into some good (readily) available organic potting mix ,
then figure out the feeding (if) when needed.
I'd prefer not having to order grow medias that are going to cost $30-50 a pop, at least right
now at the beginning when I'm spending $$ getting equipped
My main question is, IF, IF you had to buy a potting soil/mix at a big box, any suggestions ? maybe a soil that would be ok if mixed with perlite, peat or whatever ?
any other tips welcome
thanks !
heya @jaywillin and :welcome: to afn! :toke: yup, growin ur own is indeed the sensible thing to do nowadayz :thumbsup: u know what strainz ur gonna be growin-? and needless to say, u'll still need to get at least a passive intake/exhaust fan system goin & one or two circulating fanz...good airflow is mucho importante' ;) as for soil, there'z alwayz amazon to order from...that'z where i got the FFOF i'm currently growin 2 NL girlz in...some peepz say it'z too hot & prefer the happy frog, or a mix of the two (what i'll be doin next time), but all i know is my girlz are luvin the ffof jus fine :shrug: but then again, me kinda the oddball o' the bunch here, lol, applying the good ol' "au naturale" approach, with no nutez whatsoever, so that'z jus me own 2 ctz & take with salt plz :smoking: tag me in when u start a journal & i'll be there :pop: got a great commune here on afn, with somebody alwayz willin to help & u'll do fine :thumbsup:

ppp & :goodluck:


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This is also my first indoor grow. I am using 3 gal rain science pots filled with Biobizz that has 1c Bokashi added in and Greenleaf nutes to satisfy there hunger:chef:
Here is my Hawaiian Skunk#5 from @WickedPissahSeeds at day 39
Good luck and keep it Sparky:smoking:

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