This soil mix has been developed specifically for AUTO's - there's nothing on the market quite like it!: it's handmade by ourselves at Living Soils HQ using a bespoke mix of peat-free substrates and our own premium organic dry amendments.
Growing an AUTO has never been simpler: this soil has been balanced out and mixed multiple times, so just place your soil in a pot, plant your seed and water it lightly.
This AUTO soil has been developed to ensure rapid, deficiency-free vegetative growth and frosty, aromatic flowers and is so simple to use: it's completely peat free, and all packaging is 100% compostable.
It's been treated with a bacteria that specifically targets dipteran larvae to significantly reduce the likelihood of their being any fungus gnats present (as these may harm your plant).
A premium potting mix pre-charged with auto-specific amendments.
Extra high porosity and moisture retention for an optimal root environment.
Biologically active to ensure high nutrient availability.
How to use this product
Our AUTO soil contains enough feed to last 2/3 weeks of vegetative growth and 6-8 weeks of flower. For the largest flowers, we recommend top dressing with Bloom AUTO and Barley from week 4 onwards at a rate of 2-4 ml/ litre of substrate (1 tbsp/ gallon) every week until 2 weeks before harvest.
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, as well as 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 no runoff, so water 'little and often'. If possible, use dechlorinated water.
Premium quality UK wormcasts, peat free compost, lava rock, horticultural grit, coco coir, EM1 infused bokashi bran, Azomite®, Neem meal, malted Barley powder, Mycorrhizal fungi, Organic Bat guano, Organic Scottish Seaweed, mined Sulphate of potash, Dolomite Lime.
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 AUTO, Wormcasts and Rockdust. 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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