Sohum living soil
I am about to begin my first grow. I have bought all the main equipment and just deciding on growing medium and nutrients.
I plan to grow 1 auto plant in a 2x2 tent. I am considering using soham living soil. I am thinking this will be cheaper than buying coco and nutrients and wondering if i would need to buy a ph reader if i go this route.
I havent seen any discussion about shop bought living soil on the forum and wonder if there is a down side that i am missing?
No matter the medium you grow in you should have a ph meter to adjust your feed to a ph level that the plant will appreciate. Even though you don’t technically need an EC meter for growing in soil I’d still recommend having one of those available as well. When problems occur, and they will, it’s much easier to fix if you have information like input ph and EC.
I see where you may be confused. I use the term feed to mean whatever you are giving your plants, even if that is only plain water. Lots of guides say you don’t need to ph adjust plain water when you are growing in soil however many soil growers that I respect always set the input ph of their water at 6.5 and this gives them the best results.
Got 2 photos in 21ltrs of Sohum, just flipped into flower at about 3rd week of veg and both are looking great so far...will get some pics when I remember
You can adjust the ph of any feed, water only included, by adding an acid or base to the mix. There are special liquids you can buy for ph up or down and you add it drop by drop until your ph meter (yes, you NEED one of these meters) says it’s perfect.
You can also use vinegar to lower ph and baking soda to raise the ph if you prefer, whatever you use just use as little as possible so as not to unnecessarily raise the EC.
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