This is our very own soil mix for the veg stage of a photoperiod plants life: it's pre charged with an array of all necessary organic dry amendments to ensure successful, vigorous vegetative growth for photoperiod plants.
The soil has been developed, mixed and balanced out at Living Soils HQ and like all our products it's completely peat free, and all packaging is 100% compostable.
It has been treated with a bacteria that specifically targets gnat larvae to significantly reduce the likelihood of their being any fungus gnats or (other similar dipterans) that may harm your plants.
A premium potting mix pre-charged with our premium amendments.
High porosity and moisture retention for an optimal root environment.
Biologically active to ensure high nutrient availability.
How to use this product
When you receive our veg soil, simply place in a pot and water lightly: it contains enough feed to last a minimum of 6 weeks of vegetative growth. If needing to veg for longer than this, top dress with Grow at a rate of 2-4 ml/ litre of substrate (1 tbsp/ gallon) every 2 weeks.
In flower, we suggest it is top dressed bi weekly with Reaper when switching to 12/12 (or the very first signs of flower if growing outside).
We recommend using a simple mulch of sticks or straw as well as a cover crop as this will protect the soil from drying out, protecting it from heat and bright light and therefore encouraging microbial life.
Germinating a seed in the mix
Although it's possible to germinate a seed in our mix, it may be slightly too hot for it initially; best results are achieved by making a 'nest' of coco and letting it grow through this gradually into the slightly hotter mix.
Because of their unique mix our soils retain a lot of water so the greatest threat to those not used to them is over-watering: we recommend that initially you water the whole surface of the pot a tiny amount but giving the area around the seedling a little more - then, when the plant is a little bigger, water the entire substrate fully, aiming for zero runoff, so water 'little and often'. If possible, use dechlorinated water.
Premium quality UK wormcasts, peat free compost, lava rock, coco coir, seaweed meal, EM1 infused bokashi bran, Azomite®, Neem meal, malted Barley powder, Mycorrhizal fungi, Alfalfa meal, Mealworm & BSF frass, Wheat bran.
This product should be kept in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight with temperatures between 5-20oC. It will remain active for 12 months. If storing for more than 1 week from date of receipt, we strongly suggest the contents are placed in a pot as the packaging will lose integrity over time.
Once a grow is finished, our soil can be reused - simply cut the old plant at soil level and re-amend with a full dose of Grow, Wormcasts and Reaper. Then water until 5% runoff to ensure there are no dry patches, cover and leave somewhere warm for a minimum of 10 days and you are good to go!
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