Feeding regime – Living Soils

Feeding regime

One of the benefits of using natural products is that nutrients and minerals are released over time and more nutrients will be released each time you water; this means you don't have to apply fertilisers every time you water. The feeding regime for our products is therefore really simple - all you need to get started are:

Our bespoke fertiliser blends

Grow

Ideally, you would mix 2 tbsp per gallon of final substrate 2 weeks before transplanting your seedlings into their final pot.

Suggested dosage (after potting up):

  • Soil: Up to 1 tbsp per gallon of substrate every 2 weeks through the vegetative stage.
  • Coco: Double the soil quantity.
[Note: if the substrate is pre-fertilised, doses should be reduced.]

    Bloom

    Incorporate as a top dressing when your plant first shows signs of flowering to maximise bud development. Add it to the top of your growing media and water in well after application.

    Suggested dosage:

    • Soil: Up to 1 tbsp per gallon of substrate every 2 weeks through the flowering stage. Do not use within 2 weeks of harvest.

    • Coco: Double the soil quantity.

      Bloom2

        If your plant has a long flowering stage and is showing signs of requiring additional nutrients late on in flower, incorporate Bloom2 as a top dressing: add to the top of your growing medium and water in well after application. Do not use within 2 weeks of harvest. 

        Suggested dosage:
        • Soil: Up to 1 tbsp per gallon of substrate every 2 weeks through the flowering stage.
        • Coco: Double the soil quantity.

        Other balanced fertilisers

        We also stock a couple of balanced organic fertiliser products if you want to provide your plants with these additional nutrients in the growth stage of your plants lifetime.

        Frass

        Because insect frass is made entirely from digested plants, it’s full of the nutrients that plants require to grow robustly. Plus, it also contains millions of beneficial microbes from the guts of insects. 

        Chitin triggers the immune systems of plants causing them to rev up and defend themselves against predators like root-feeding nematodes and disease pathogens in the soil.

        Suggested dosage:

        • Soil: Up to 1 tbsp per gallon of substrate every 2 weeks from middle of the vegetative stage.
        • Coco: Double the soil quantity.

        Wormcasts

        As wormcasts on their own are slightly alkaline, our Wormcast mix has been enriched with a small amount of peat-free ericaceous compost (to reduce the ph) as well as bone meal and wheat bran to increase the phosphorous levels.

        It can be blended with your compost mix at the seedling stage or used as a top dressing at the vegetative or flowering stages of your plant’s growth.

        Suggested dosage:

        • Soil: Up to 2 tbsp per gallon of substrate for use as additional nutrients in vegetative or flowering stage if required.
        • Coco: Double the soil quantity.

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        Example feeding regime

        Below is an example of how a feeding regime could look for a 20L and 40L pot - this should be seen as an indicative guide only as each grow will be different depending on strain, plant and grow technique.

        dosage

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