The star of TV's Becker.
- Jun 8, 2015
yeah, pretty much its a nutes & compost thing. i started doing it on my outdoors towards the end of the season as a IPM thing — what turned out to be my favorite thing about it is that it really holds the topsoil together nicely. helps SO much with watering, especially with the fabric pots & airpots. thats what got me doing it indoors as well. indoors its also seemed to start to hold of the fungus gnats really well, and combined with the addition of a enzyme product [i use sfl-100] i've almost completely gotten rid of any at all.never seen the micro greens before. is this just a compost/ nute thing or is there other benefits to it ?
once the plant goes into flower it starts to die off cuz its not getting much light, especially indoors with a static/above light source. when it starts to die off, i chop it all, cut it up, hopefully have semi recently harvested a plant and have some plant leaf material sitting around starting to break down, which i also cut up with. stems get cut pretty small. then i spread a layer of bokashi down, cover with the covercrop/plant material mulch and water in. i did this about 5 days ago on these three gals, when i chopped the blue dream i had in the tent, and already have some killer growth going in under the mulch!!! i'll throw pics up in another few days when its easier to see [if i didn't have such a shitty phone camera, i could def throw up pics now].
re: the microgreens — i got these as at the start of August, and the local garden stores were all sold out of cover crop until like fall. microgreens seemed like a okay backup, and have turned out to work really great with the autos. this summer for photos, i'm prob gonna grab legit cover crop from build-a-soil that grows larger and contains better bio-dynamic accumulators, but for autos — microgreens is where its at [IMO].
sidenote: if you dont run organics on everything, i'm not sure you'd really get much of the benefits other than it holding the soil together, but either way for like $2.00/a pack of seeds it'd prob still be worth it. plus, if i'ma gonna be 100, it looks really pretty in there.