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well what I would do is buy KIS pack amend it with that and add ons for flower of larger strains if you know what you are growing and theyre big so longer or heavier veg is needed./thing s like that broseph. thats what Id do.KIS pack,then some bloom booster from tea labs of build a soil I suppose.havent used those granules.I prefer tea labs but thatys where Id start and maybe some mammoth,and some tea additives which can be used within soil mixing.
 

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well what I would do is buy KIS pack amend it with that and add ons for flower of larger strains if you know what you are growing and theyre big so longer or heavier veg is needed./thing s like that broseph. thats what Id do.KIS pack,then some bloom booster from tea labs of build a soil I suppose.havent used those granules.I prefer tea labs but thatys where Id start and maybe some mammoth,and some tea additives which can be used within soil mixing.
so a basic 1/3 peat 1/3 compost/castings 1/3 aeration with rock dust and micronutrients..aka a base mix..then add the kis pack and let it break down for a month? then if i run across a monster strain...top dress with a bloom booster? ive been top dressing with something similar minus the biochar and fish...maybe that would have helped..
My critical purple ate up everything in her pot and yellowed out a couple weeks early if you consider it an 11 weeker..disappointing..dont really want to add anything else but if i let her go two more weeks the yellowing is gonna creep into the buds possibly..i thinks its too late at this point anyhow!
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Thats usually the key is early preparation.And yeah man, thats how I do it and just add a tea or two or three depending but yup.Thats it!! Base mix,and add any add on components for flower or more veg depending and voila.and always have a top coating for flower with a nice dose of N too for that yellowing. bigger strains will have more yellowijng typically
 

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Thats usually the key is early preparation.And yeah man, thats how I do it and just add a tea or two or three depending but yup.Thats it!! Base mix,and add any add on components for flower or more veg depending and voila.and always have a top coating for flower with a nice dose of N too for that yellowing. bigger strains will have more yellowijng typically
Have you ever tested the runoff of your nls soil? Should it be high or low?
 

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So I usually mix my own soil...this time around I decided to be lazy and try a premade supersoil made specifically for autoflowers..i mixed this garbage exactly as directed on their website with roots organic soil (their preferred soil):
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HOW TO USE
Super Soil Technique:
1. Add 1lb of Nature's Living Soil concentrate for every 1.5 gallons of organic potting soil to make a ready to use Super Soil (about 1/3 of a 5 gallon container)
2. Fill a container 1/3 full with the super soil from step 1 and 2/3 with organic potting soil.
3. Plant and water from seed to harvest
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I use a charcoal kde filter to remove chlorine and chloramine from my water... my ppm is at 250 and ph 6.5 - 6.8 (not that it should really matter)
everything was going along nicely until the plants hit the ss layer and the tip burn started... another week or so later, I started to see calcium deficiencies.. then after a couple more weeks phosphorus deficiencies...To be fair this was happening with a sour kush plant that is known to be a calmag hog... but this doesnt explain the lack of P in their mix. The soil ph was never out of range and the runoff ppm after a month was extremely low @ around 700 ppm. ive never had issues with supersoil mixes until I used this stuff. I contacted the company and they were cool about it and offered to give me a different batch or give me a refund. It seems as thought their quality control is an issue or their instructions are wrong, I havent decided yet.. I think the stuff needs more time to break down and the smell that this stuff has kind of confirms my suspicion...I guess its possible they gave me a bag that hadn't sat long enough possibly. None of my super soil mixes smell terrible after they have cooked and are ready for use... this seems to indicate that the components have yet to break down and this seems evident by the tip burn. Just a heads up.. if you use this stuff and plan on growing a heavy feeding auto, dont buy the auto flower mix...but the regular mix... I ended up culling that sour kush plant it was so far gone with P deficiency.. . I may have just gotten a bad batch and the company was cool about refunding my money... Just thought you may want to know what youre getting into.. or if anyone has had the opposite experience with the stuff, feel free to leave a comment. What I experienced, boils down to a lack of amendments in the autoflower soil NLS produces.. and the amendments are not properly processed or cooked and can and will cause burn. I cant speak on their standard mix, I havent used it...

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Have you ever tested the runoff? Do you know if the ppm are supposed to be high or low? I know ppms of Organics tend to be higher, just wondering if nls is the same? Thanks.
 

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Have you ever tested the runoff of your nls soil? Should it be high or low?
it should be quite high...as an example, i think if you test the runoff of happy frog straight from the bag its usually over 1500..but this reading would have a very different meaning with bottled nutes added because depending on what youre using it could be too much/toxic when plants are small because generally bottled stuff is designed to be available immediately for uptake in the case of synthetics or almost so if using organic bottled nutes which are really just liquid soil builders ftmp.:kitty:
 
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Have you ever tested the runoff? Do you know if the ppm are supposed to be high or low? I know ppms of Organics tend to be higher, just wondering if nls is the same? Thanks.
nls is organic, so yeah :kitty:
 
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well what I would do is buy KIS pack amend it with that and add ons for flower of larger strains if you know what you are growing and theyre big so longer or heavier veg is needed./thing s like that broseph. thats what Id do.KIS pack,then some bloom booster from tea labs of build a soil I suppose.havent used those granules.I prefer tea labs but thatys where Id start and maybe some mammoth,and some tea additives which can be used within soil mixing.
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do you have a link to the tealab bloom booster? cant seem to find it..
have you used this:
https://buildasoil.com/products/buildabloom?variant=8830194286709
looks promising...
 

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He offers several items that do not show up on amazon OR his site easiely.I would say call Luke and ask him. But its from Compost Tea Labs.I think I have seen it on amazon.But I ordered it not a few weeks ago from Luke at Tea Labs.LOL but I dont see it either.Not the greatest site but stellar products Im telling ya.LOL just call him n ask em.shipping is tough if you cant pick it up but its more often than not.SOOO worth it.sorry man,I did look around a little,. I just stumbled onto it knowing there were others things I was looking for. tough as fuck.LOL
 
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