How to keep a clean garden - Pest Free - Organic IPM

How to keep a clean garden - Pest Free - Organic IPM

September 08, 2020 523 Comments

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What's So Cool About Super Soil? The Super Soil Recipe Breakdown.

What's So Cool About Super Soil? The Super Soil Recipe Breakdown.

August 31, 2020 573 Comments

If you have been reading about cultivating indoors with organic soil then you've heard of SubCool's Super Soil. I admit to starting with this mix and thought I was really doing something special when I first went for it. I bought all the stuff and was really excited to use it.

My results were actually pretty good, but I've since moved on I think you should too.

Besides the "base soil" being purchased instead of made from scratch, I have many other issues. All in all this taking bagged soil and adding worm castings and nutrients isn't a bad idea, but it can be improved upon and money can be saved.

Here is the Recipe: 8 large bags of a high-quality organic potting soil with coco fiber and mycorrhizae (i.e., your base soil) 25 to 50 lbs of organic worm castings 5 lbs steamed bone meal 5 lbs Bloom bat guano 5 lbs blood meal 3 lbs rock phosphate ¾ cup Epson salts ½ cup sweet lime (dolomite) ½ cup azomite (trace elements) 2 tbsp powdered humic acid

Now I'll go through each item: Read more..... 

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How To Water Living Soil - Over Water Vs. Under Water

How To Water Living Soil - Over Water Vs. Under Water

August 03, 2020 578 Comments

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Make Your Own Soil From Scratch with 3 Proven Recipes

Make Your Own Soil From Scratch with 3 Proven Recipes

July 08, 2020 725 Comments

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Sourdough Beginner Info

Sourdough Beginner Info

June 11, 2020 222 Comments

Check out www.ThePerfectLoaf.com for all the info. You can make a starter following the directions there. If someone gives you a starter and you want to know the basics here is some info.

BuildASoil Sourdough Starter Feeding

Items Needed:

  1. Kitchen Scale
  2. 2 Glass Jars (I like the Weck Jars but any Wide mouth will do) https://weckjars.com/product/743-mold-jar/
  3. Stirring utensil – I like the Thermworks Mini Spatula https://www.thermoworks.com/Mini-Spatula-Set
  4. Organic Bread Flour (Really any flour you have will work)

Your starter will be very active and require twice daily feedings or you can put into the fridge to slow this down to once per week feedings.

How to know when I should feed?

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Newest Version 1.5.2 BuildASoil Open Source Soil Test Calculator

May 03, 2020 157 Comments

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Free Soil Test Calculator SpreadSheet Beta Version

Free Soil Test Calculator SpreadSheet Beta Version

April 22, 2020 154 Comments

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How do I test my soil?

How do I test my soil?

March 12, 2020 2 Comments

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Heavy Metal Testing Best Practices Living Soil Growers

Heavy Metal Testing Best Practices Living Soil Growers

March 05, 2020 2 Comments

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List of ingredients weight - Grams Per Cup

List of ingredients weight - Grams Per Cup

January 10, 2020

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VDP Temperature Monitor Guide for Growers

Vapor Pressure Deficit - VPD Guide from Pulse One Grow Room Temp Monitor

October 03, 2019 438 Comments

VPD helps you identify the correct range of temperature and humidity to aim for in your grow space. With VPD you can achieve the best results while avoiding pest and environmental problems. VPD also controls plant transpiration rates, stomata opening, CO2 uptake, nutrient uptake, and plant stress.

If you master VPD, you master your environment, and become better grower.

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Paonia Soil Company Soil Test The Bomb Recipe

February 01, 2019

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