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Hi new to this website and to all this not sure what to use looking online im thinking coco ? is this the best ? also what nutrients should i use ?

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Topic starter Posted : November 11, 2020 5:55 pm
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Asking that question on a grow site is always going to get different answers. I’m a coco grower and I love it for the high yields. There is a learning curve to coco but if you run a diary here we can guide you through the process. The easiest grow method is probably organic Supersoil. With that you only use ph adjusted water all the way to the harvest but yields might not be as high as coco, especially for new growers. It will be interesting to see what recommendations you get in this thread.

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Posted : November 11, 2020 6:06 pm
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@monkeydo Thank you for the help dude im so unsure. so any organic soil ive not seen supersoil anywhere ? 

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Topic starter Posted : November 11, 2020 6:15 pm
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@echo there are different choices depending where you live. What country are you in. We have members from all over the world so chances are someone has a recommendation for you.

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Posted : November 11, 2020 6:31 pm
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@monkeydo ahh okay im in the uk if that helps anyone..

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Hey man and welcome to Percy's. Like Monkey says you'll get a different answer to that dependant on who you ask. 

For me personally, I based my decision on my growing experience, which was 0 so I chose to grow in soil, not organic supersoil I should point out. Reason for this was I felt it was the medium that would limit the chances of things going wrong for me as for the 1st 4-5 weeks of the plants life I only had to worry about pH'ing my water and not adding any nutes. 

I didnt go organic as I did want to get some experience of using some synthetic nutrients as my long term goal is to grow in Coco but if im honest I was abit scared off by the immediate attention I would have to give the plants with adding nutes and more frequest waterings so felt it better to go this way and then switch to coco when ive got a bit more experience.

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Posted : November 11, 2020 6:44 pm
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In the UK one of our admin is having dry good success with Sohum Living Soil. Supersoil is more of a category of soil that is all organic and full of living microbes to feed the plant and Sohum does fit that category. When growing in living soil you should use pots that are 5 gallons or more in size to be sure you have enough food for the entire run.

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Posted : November 11, 2020 6:51 pm
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It's kinda like that episode of Mr. Bean where he takes the test - he has studied trigonometry but only sees the calculus test until the very end. Basically you just need to choose what is most appropriate for you, study it, and stick with it. Every method has a learning curve so, it's more of a question of what's easiest for you, than of what's easiest overall. I use a water-only supersoil I developed based on Vic High's, Subcool's and Tom Hill's mixes, but using ingredients as locally available (to me) as possible. I used to be away for 2-3 weeks at a time for my job so I needed something my gf could easily take care of, and this fit the description. And some people say 'organically' grown cannabis smokes and tastes better too. 😉 

If you do go the super soil route, I'd highly recommend doing a bit of background reading if possible - start with Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels (book), Dr. Elaine Ingham's work, & Tim Wilson's website.

That said, nothing wrong with coco + salt based daily feedings either, if it's better for your situation (i.e., no room to mix, cook, and store the soil, lack of available ingredients, etc.). Lotta great coco growers here that can point you in the right direction as well.

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Posted : November 11, 2020 6:57 pm
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I'm a complete newbie myself and only just 5 weeks into my first grow and I'm growing in Coco/Perlite and it is going quite well so it can for you as well, it's a bit tedious at times with water run off but it's not rocket science. 

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Posted : November 11, 2020 7:14 pm
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okay this is so much more helpful than youtube, 😀 thats what i wil go will then thanks guys its so daunting the amount of chemicals an stuff i didnt want to be adding as much as i could dont like the idea of it being full of them but im not sure how it all works yet. so 5L pot minimum after the root riot is what your saying ?

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Topic starter Posted : November 11, 2020 7:17 pm
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@templegrower when you say just water im struggling to find out if its just tap water or distilled water  ?

thanks again

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@monkeydo ahh okay im in the uk if that helps anyone..

yeah another uk soil grower Thumbs Up  

I live in the southeast of the uk 

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Posted : November 11, 2020 9:08 pm
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@echo 5 GALLON pots minimum (17 liters). You will have poor results in a 5 liter pot with soil but it could be done in coco.

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Posted : November 11, 2020 9:11 pm
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Having great results with Sohum in 25ltr pots...this is the recommended size for full veg/flower otherwise you run the risk of depleting nutes in the soil before plant finishes...

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Posted : November 12, 2020 2:23 am
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@zn Awesome I can’t wait to get started now. So I’ve been watchin the podcasts and doing some research I’m not sure about bugs ?? Is there more of a chance with bugs if I use soil over coco? 

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