Hi chaps my first grow is now finished but I can't start a new grow straight away as I've got to get work done in the house.
What shall I do with my soil just keep it moist and add a top dress off life cycle ?
What would you recommend as I don't want all the good stuff in the soil to die off with it not being used also will I just leave the roots in the soil ? And cut the main stem out ?
Unsure what to do with it as you can tell ha
@buster2704 hi mate
you have a couple of choices, well 3 the way i see it.. some depend on the size of pot / bed your are growing in...
1. leave rootball in and ammend
2. remove rootball, amend and top up soil
3. remove rootball, remix all soil with amendments, let cook and reuse as new
if in a large bed you could cut plants and leave root ball in the soil to decompose as it would in nature... you would ideally topdress / amend / mulch with more soil or compost (soil is depleted during a grow!). You can then transplant a young plant or sow seedling into it for the next run.. you may need to let the bed rest and the nutrition levels to return when the topdress becomes plant-available .. you would ideally keep the soil damp / grow a cover crop in this period.. or cover with a mulch of straw / similar
if in large pots (45L plus) you could do similar as above but may find not enough room with rootball still holding all old soil...if so do as with smaller pots below..
in smaller pots best to empty soil into container and remix with correct amounts of desired amendments (eco thrive / charge etc..) and let 'cook' a month til nutients become plant-available again (this is what i do atm). Then reuse as you did the first time.
hope this helps a little
Time to pop some more beans 😗
@chillbert thanks mate everything I needed really ha I'm in 45l pots I was thinking of mixing it all together and re using but how do I no how depleted the soil is ? Like how much life cycle/ charge do I use ?
Like how much life cycle/ charge do I use ?
follow their instructions - they are good imo
about 300g to 45L of used soil will be in the right area... a further topdress prior to flower will see you through
Time to pop some more beans 😗
@chillbert ok thanks mate much appreciated
I put 350g of each into my Sohum this time (50ltr), last time I put 300g in an they showed slight deficiencies in last weeks of flower
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