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Ive decided to try a indoor no till living soil grow .

I am using a 36" fabric pot in my 4x4 tent. Using my organic super soil mix companion crops and red worms.

lighting will be a mix of TS1000's and viparspectra 300w lights  as i like the results when mixed

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the first layer is composed of 2 bags of locally available organic garden soil and 1 bag of FF happy frog that i had in my grow room

my blend of organic amendments, Cow manure compost, worm castings and lava rock.

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the second layer is  2 bags of Just organics raised bed soil ( has some bigger pieces of organic material and excellent drainage) cow manure compost, worm castings lava rock and expanded clay pellets my blend of organic amendments.

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worm food mixed
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The top layer is a bag of locally available organic garden soil with more expanded clay pellets. on this I used  some rice, oats.corn meal. as food for the worms and scratched it in the top inch.

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next I placed a layer of waste from defoliation and 2 chopped up male plants  crumbled up More worm food.

basil
oregano
parsley
clover
dill

added some seed for companion plants

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Added a layer of mulch  and 90 red worms  these should remain close to the surface and tomorrow ill add night crawlers that will live deeper in the soil I will also place a couple avocados on top of the soil to help get the worm population increasing

The plants ill be growing the first round will be

Platinum Purple Kush  https://www.leafly.com/strains/platinum-purple-kush

Galactic Jack               https://www.leafly.com/strains/galactic-jack

They were given to me by another grower that had to pack up his grow and i offered to run them for him

I dont remember where he purchased them so i used leafly for the description

I think it'll take a couple grows for the soil to really shine

I will water in the soil tomorrow with a compost and worm tea with added Mycoohizae Endo  Ecto  and Trichoderma bacteria 

 

 

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@twisted1 looks excellent bro 😎 

will follow with interest... just knocked up my own soil for a similar project 

Nice one 

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@twisted1 Looking good my brother! Can't wait to see this pot with my own eyes. It looks Huge!

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@twisted1 very nice man, to quote Macky, it looks like a mission!

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@twisted1 wow u certainly know ur stuff thanks for sharing

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@twisted1 I’ve tried using mushroom compost before and had a good experience.

Does the composted cow manure give off any scent when its watered? 

thank you!

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@marswormcastings no i does not stink if its properly composted.

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@twisted1 looking like a good start I like the worms man yeah so handful and fuck it they love it

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@biggersbuds  i added a couple hundred worms. and they have done a great job keeping the soil aerated and cycling the nutrients.  the soil bed has been in service for over 2 years now, I dont add much too it other than some light amendments as needed

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Nice twisted, good luck mate! 

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Thanks all of you,  If all goes well my summer grow maybe easier.

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@twisted1 That looks disgusting! Your just a kid playing in the dirt! Looks like fun lol. I'm going to have to pay attention to this, for my outdoor grow this summer.  water is easy, and clear, almost.

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Wowwwww! Man that looks so awesome! I love it! I can't wait to see the results man this is so cool for me.....I love dirt!!! Lol good luck man I'm all in in this one!

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added another 300 worms today a mix of red and night crawlers  the night crawlers should take care of the lower portions on the soil while the red wigglers take care of the top portion of the soil  we shall see.  also added some balsamic rice and avocados in there for them to eat

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This is like the scene in Prometheus when they find the leaking jars on the ship Grin
Cant wait to see what this Alien grow produces mate...am fascinated so far Smile

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@twisted1 We could have us a great day fishing with those bad boys😁 great Pictures and detail brother as usual 😎

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@lovetoflyfish Yes we could I got them from the bait cooler at Walmart. Same worms they sell for composting  Uncle Jims  red worms   plus some Canadian night crawlers that live deeper than the reds

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added another 300 worms today a mix of red and night crawlers  the night crawlers should take care of the lower portions on the soil while the red wigglers take care of the top portion of the soil  we shall see.  also added some balsamic rice and avocados in there for them to eat

Why so many worms? 

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ill be adding nematodes and other beneficials as soon as they arrive

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Hell, these worms are liven the good life! No body bring me an avocado. It's Wormville!

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I hope if i keep them and the rest of the biology happy they will keep my plants happy lol

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Yesterday I watered in the Hb, Sc and Sf nematodes. Still waiting on the Bacillus Thuringiensis to arrive

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The Clover is already sprouting up.

I did place the plants in the soil. I know too soon but let the strong survive.

I have intentions to add more pots around the side with plants like Mint, Lavender and others that would over take the pot if planted with in, but would still be useful in pest control.

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So far the girls are doing ok,I went ahead and topped them.  the clover is really starting to grow   added some spearmint , lavender, and marigolds

Ill thin it all out as it grows and let it lay there for the worms

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@twisted1 I thought that was aloe it looks like it's getting too cold or it needs more light the ones outside turned brown that I had I don't know it's hard to see with that light it could be really green for all I know anyway it's all looking pretty good dude

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Last night I watered in the Gnatrol (bacillus thuringiesis) hopefully this will help get these gnats under control with out using sprays.

the 2 Galactic Jacks seem to be happy,  but the Platinum Purple Kush  are both staying small. hope they get used to the soil soon.

so far I have only lightly watered  to get the BT and the nematodes in the soil and to keep the edges moist.

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@twisted1 those are all gonna be ok in the same pot? The cannabis plants that is lol

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@colacody yeah they will be fine  they have 50 gallons to spred out in

 

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@twisted1 Would you be good watering in BTi Mosquito Bites during flower?

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@cococoir Yes  I use the Mosquito dunks now. i still have a few gnats but they are no longer out of control.

 

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Today i received 2 of the 240w QB grow lights (CRXSunny)

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They did send 2 different lights. the way they are wired and the heat sinks are different also different temp lights one is more white than the other

there was no directions to wire it up in the boxes but its fairly easy to figure out

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the light with the snap connectors has loose wires laying around which will drive me crazy, so i slipped some heat shrink tubing over them and used some velcro to keep them in place

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they are now working in my 4x4 tent

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@twisted1 looking sweeeet ! 
hows ya worms 🪱 and cover crops ?

how are you finding the watering/ moisture management ?

 

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@chillbert  Worms are doing good  they are eating the avacados, corn meal rice oats and plant trimmings . when i probe the soil for moisture i see them moving away  in a couple spots lol.

as far as moisture goes  I watered in  some nematodes and some BT. Ive also watered a little around the edges of the pot since it would dry sooner, But the main body of soil is staying decently moist.

Every day i see more of the cover crops growing thru the mulch

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@twisted1 Excellent the lights made it, they look really good also mate, now watch this pot explode with life for sure😁

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Shit forgot 😁 when I use the BT I don’t get any gnats, but I had to keep using it every other week or so and that kept them away

 

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@lovetoflyfish Yeah i plan on using it as a preventive  after I get rid of these gnats. I am seeing less of them now and still have 2 more treatments planned. I will not be spraying neem or anything else on this pot.  hopefully as my dependency on store bought soils becomes less ill bring less of these things into the grow room.

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@twisted1 nice I love the lights looks like it's going pretty good

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Nice Smile

Wagos rock...love them, use them all the time...however to maintain the IP rating, you need one of these for the mains side 😉

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Hell yeah so pumped to watch this grow! Good on ya Twisted, love worms in the pots

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@mossbeardmitch Thanks Mitch. I always liked watching your grows

 

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