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So am about to start my second grow and going to use a super soil.

I understand that I shouldn’t start straight into the soil (which I haven’t even ordered yet, but looking for a head start in the meantime).

Can I start off like I did with coco and then transplant my 1 litre coco directly, coco and all, into the 30 litre super soil when it’s big enough?

Any pros or cons with this other than my soil not arriving in time which it should as I’ll probably only need it in a couple of weeks?

Any other methods that might be better as a pre-soil medium?

 
Posted : February 11, 2024 10:19 pm
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@fital Germinate in straight coco, transplant in a 50/50 supersoil-coco mix, final transplant supersoil.

 
Posted : February 11, 2024 10:22 pm
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@mitsos great, thanks.

As in germinate as before with paper —> 1 litre coco to sprout —> 5 litre 50/50 to mature a bit —> 30 litre super soil?

Or do you mean germinate (in your case coco, mine paper) —> 1 litre 50/50 to sprout and get a couple of sets of leaves —> 30 litre super soil?

Or something else?

 
Posted : February 11, 2024 11:02 pm
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@fital Let it grow a couple of pairs of true leaves in straight coco, before you expose it to the supersoil. Ideal for your liking and space management: Germinate in paper - small seedling pot/beercup with coco only - 1lt coco/supersoil pot - final pot with supersoil.

 
Posted : February 11, 2024 11:12 pm
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@mitsos perfect, thanks 👍🏻

 
Posted : February 11, 2024 11:17 pm
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All I do is, put my seed in a shot glass of water until I see a tap root. Then straight into my final pot of soil. I rarely have any problems. 
hope this helps, happy growing!!

 
Posted : February 11, 2024 11:27 pm
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@cookiegrow what soil do you use?

 
Posted : February 11, 2024 11:29 pm
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@fital I buy middle of the range potting soil add worm castings some of my own compost and a handful of slow release fertiliser. I can get three months easy of watering only. Most of the time I get through the whole grow watering only.

pretty basic but I’m happy with my results. I make up my pots and stick seeds in them straight up. I don’t bake them for two weeks or anything like some others do. Not saying what I do is right. Just letting you know what I do.

 
Posted : February 12, 2024 1:28 am
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Posted by: @fital

Can I start off like I did with coco and then transplant my 1 litre coco directly, coco and all, into the 30 litre super soil when it’s big enough?

What I do that works for me in super soil is to germinate the seeds in a handful/cupful of rinsed and buffered coco that is placed right in the supersoil in the final location where I want the plant to grow. The drawback is that is takes up the tent space for seedlings as opposed to transplanting, but it also spares any delay/shock from transplanting (which can sometimes be an issue). This gives teh seedlings and taproot enough space and time to get settled and not burned, and they can spread into the soil on their schedule. That said, due to cold temps where I am right now, I have seeds starting in rock wool plugs on a heat mat that I will transplant into the coco as mentioned above. Of course, you can transplant as Mitsos said, too. Hope that helps.

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Posted by: @cookiegrow

All I do is, put my seed in a shot glass of water until I see a tap root. Then straight into my final pot of soil. I rarely have any problems. 
hope this helps, happy growing!!

Yeah bro — trouble is with supersoil, the nutrients are way stronger than with a potting mix. Super soil is more “chemically hot” and can be strong enough that it can “burn” and kill seedlings so you can’t usually germinate straight into supersoil.

 

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Posted : February 13, 2024 1:55 am
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