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Any of you people building super soil add any humic acid fertilizer?

 
Posted : April 17, 2022 9:12 pm
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Yes @teleman, 1/4 cup per cubic foot when I built mine. 🀠 

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Posted : April 18, 2022 12:45 am
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Good question.Β  It sounds like you and I are on the same quest.Β  I am thinking about Humic Acid too.Β  For right now I have Down to Earth's Acid mix (4-3-6).Β  The Acid Mix is only 2.5% humic acid, so I am not sure if my 1 pound box is enough for the super soil mix.Β  I been shopping around for raw humic acid and it looks expensive.Β  It might not even make any difference whether I add this or not (never used it before).Β  I want to try this Super Soil recipe to the tee so I guess it depends on if you want to follow the recipe to the letter or not.Β  Honestly, I think it's not too terribly important to add Humic Acid.Β  The thing is once it's mixed in, it cannot be taken out.Β  After further research, I am sticking to the Down to Earth Acid Mix (4-3-6) 1 lb.Β  Stay in touch and I will let you know how it works for me (4-6 months from now).

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@hart Does Percy's have a Super Soil recipe?Β  Subcool's recipe calls for only two Tbs. humic acid for 12 cubic feet. I think 1/4 cup per cubic foot might burn a bit.

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Posted : April 18, 2022 1:03 am
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I do believe Temple Big G has a great recipe on here. I'm just sort of digesting stuff I'm reading on general horticulture. When you think homo sapiens have been growing shit for a fair number of Milena, there's a whole fucking realm of information out there on growing shit. And where shit grows, weed grows Laugh Β 

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Posted : April 18, 2022 1:22 am
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Β Pardon me stranger, but I'm new in town. Can you tell me what kind of humic acid you use, where you source yours from.Β 

Isn't there humic in compost? I have mine all mixed and ready to go, and @Hart you better put your thinking cap on, when I start this soil grow I'm going to have questions for you. Flowers Β 

 
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Before the internet we got lame advice at best.Β  Most of the advice that I got was really bad.Β  I remember some fisherman that swore by composting fish heads and pig farmers swearing by pig shit.Β  I believe we are limited to whatever we can find.Β  Temple Grower's recipe looks Canadian.Β  I am taking his advice of resourcing local ingredients, however, it's completely different from Subcool's recipe.

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@woodi2 I never added any humic acids to my grows (unless hidden in something that I wasn't aware of) in the past this season will be the first.

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Posted : April 18, 2022 2:39 am
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@superc, I think it's in the compost. I use it in hydro but that $60 for 500ml and it's for hydro, not dirt. Shut Mouth lol

 
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I use humid acid all the time in coco. It’s the the active component in Diamond Nectar from General Hydroponics. It’s a chelating agent to aid in nutrient absorption but in this form I don’t think it’s a soil additive as it comes in a clear liquid (for hydro, like Woodi mentioned)

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Posted : April 18, 2022 7:06 am
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