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Forum: Organic Soil 09-22-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By KIS
Must have watched different videos...my bad.

Must have watched different videos...my bad.
Forum: Organic Soil 09-17-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By KIS
Sorry but that guy is such a pseudo scientist...

Sorry but that guy is such a pseudo scientist (Scott). Sounds good but his arguments just don't hold water in my opinion. His stuff on compost teas are only accurate if you're not making it properly...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-01-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,108
Posted By KIS
I was just sharing the conversation I had with...

I was just sharing the conversation I had with Dr. Adie Rae, I don't claim to be an expert on the topic. Folks can do their own research and come to their own conclusions.
Forum: Organic Soil 07-31-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,108
Posted By KIS
Covered this topic at the end of my interview...

Covered this topic at the end of my interview with Dr. Adie Rae on the Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast. She's a neurologist and she shared her thoughts. Hope that helps.
Forum: Organic Soil 07-18-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By KIS
Depends on what was in the used soil and hard to...

Depends on what was in the used soil and hard to know if that is a lot of amendments or a little without knowing how much total volume of soil you have.

My "guess" is you would want a bit more...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-14-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By KIS
If it's outside and getting rained on you're...

If it's outside and getting rained on you're leaching nutrients, N and K and Na would be the firsts to go. If it's covered and dries out the microbes will die/go dormant and you lose nutrient...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-14-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By KIS
Your base ratios is about what we do with KIS...

Your base ratios is about what we do with KIS soils. I go 50% peat, 33% pumice (2/3 medium and 1/3 large) and 17% compost/EWC.
Forum: Organic Soil 07-14-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,148
Sticky: Tea Article
Views: 324,583
Posted By KIS
Much better to just do 2 separate applications....

Much better to just do 2 separate applications. If you want to get nutrients to your plants that is best done separately from your compost tea (microbes).
Forum: Organic Soil 06-11-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By KIS
I don't believe you are allowed to link to other...

I don't believe you are allowed to link to other forums as part of the terms of use just FYI. It seems like forums have fallen off in the past 5-10 years as many growers moved to instagram (or at...
Forum: Organic Soil 06-11-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By KIS
I did a video with the microscope and brewing...

I did a video with the microscope and brewing Mammoth P with different food sources. If you go on youtube it's pretty easy to find using the term "brew mammoth P"
Forum: Organic Soil 04-24-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By KIS
You can totally source everything locally with a...

You can totally source everything locally with a bit of research. Most garden centers carry the Down to Earth brand which is sourcing from the same place Build A Soil and we do. I think there's a lot...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-24-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By KIS
I believe the advantages of peat vastly outweigh...

I believe the advantages of peat vastly outweigh coco. If you search "peat vs coco" you can read my thoughts along with sources.

That being said, I heard there was a coco shortage due to the...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-28-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By KIS
Couple things to consider.... 1. Compost it...

Couple things to consider....

1. Compost it first.
2. Most growers overapply P for cannabis.
Forum: Organic Soil 11-27-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By KIS
I'd probably go 25% dolomite and 75% gypsum if I...

I'd probably go 25% dolomite and 75% gypsum if I had to guess without a soil test. You most likely don't want to use too much dolomite because it's easy to supplement Mg with epsom salts if low (much...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-27-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By KIS
Andrew is a good friend of mine! I actually just...

Andrew is a good friend of mine! I actually just interviewed him for our latest podcast regarding certifications in the cannabis space.

I would add that I typically target 130 lbs per acre of N...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-09-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By KIS
Here's an article I wrote a while back that I...

Here's an article I wrote a while back that I pulled from our blog page. I've pasted it below. That being said, without a soil test and with the ingredients you list above, I would aim for around...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-10-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By KIS
I look at ratios rather than ppm because you have...

I look at ratios rather than ppm because you have to factor in the CEC of your soil. Just something to consider when looking for rates. Hope that helps!
Forum: Organic Soil 05-28-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By KIS
As someone who has used Blumats for years and...

As someone who has used Blumats for years and sell commercial systems and custom designs with them, I would recommend not putting anything through the blumats but clean water. You can always water...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-30-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By KIS
They're a good company and made in the USA. My...

They're a good company and made in the USA. My only complaint is they don't have a kit with trellis or pvc sewn in for structure.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-27-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By KIS
Since people seem unwilling to click on the link,...

Since people seem unwilling to click on the link, here's the pertinent information:

When I first got into this industry, the only manufacturer I was aware of was based in the United States....
Forum: Organic Soil 04-27-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By KIS
Thanks HH, and to be fair, I didn't bring up...

Thanks HH, and to be fair, I didn't bring up Fertil Pots, just the fact that some fabric pots coming out of China may be contaminated based on the lab testing I've seen.

We've used the Fertil...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-27-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By KIS
If you read the article I explain in more depth....

If you read the article I explain in more depth. I can't hold your hand through the whole process. I brought it up because while I can't share the data I can talk about it and I know it exists,...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-26-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By KIS
I wasn't given permission to publish the actual...

I wasn't given permission to publish the actual results but was allowed to discuss them. It's frustrating that they wouldn't let me publish them.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-25-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By KIS
Here's the research I did on fabric pots. ...

Here's the research I did on fabric pots.

https://www.kisorganics.com/blogs/news/the-risks-of-plastic-and-fabric-pots
Forum: Organic Soil 03-16-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,067
Posted By KIS
Because of the level of nutrients we put in our...

Because of the level of nutrients we put in our soil mixes (similar to anyone making "super soils") we were technically required to register as a fertilizer which made us subject to heavy metal...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-22-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,674
Posted By KIS
Frank, I feel like you may be putting me in...

Frank,

I feel like you may be putting me in a camp that I don't necessarily feel like I associate or relate to, but shoot me a DM and we can talk. Regardless, I'm sorry that you feel this way,...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-22-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,674
Posted By KIS
Well stated, I feel the exact same way.

Well stated, I feel the exact same way.
Forum: Organic Soil 02-21-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,674
Posted By KIS
I'm attaching two soil tests of our Commercial...

I'm attaching two soil tests of our Commercial Growers Mix from Logan Labs. This test is a good way to see everything that's in the soil, it does NOT tell you what's currently available to the plant...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-21-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,674
Posted By KIS
Frank, To this day, I really have no idea...

Frank,

To this day, I really have no idea why you have this grudge against me. My soil mixes came from open conversations on this forum, a ton of reading and research, and long conversations with...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-15-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,542
Posted By KIS
Are we talking mineral mix or Nutrient Pack? The...

Are we talking mineral mix or Nutrient Pack? The mineral mix is mostly some calcium sources and rock dusts, not NPK, therefore won't cause the soil to heat up. However, you probably need less of that...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-23-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By KIS
Hey wanted to chime in here with some thoughts...

Hey wanted to chime in here with some thoughts too:

1. I think you would be better off doubling the base mix like you suggested, that's a lot of nutrients.

2. I think your pH meter is probably...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-18-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,447
Posted By KIS
In my opinion, most people are massively...

In my opinion, most people are massively overapplying P. Recent trial I saw showed that 4-1-1 was what they found to be optimal for cannabis. Hope that is useful. I tend to want to run K a bit higher...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-11-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,542
Posted By KIS
I think you have the wrong person. Grew a NL x...

I think you have the wrong person. Grew a NL x Haze back in the day from a 20 year old seed Coot cracked, but didn't keep the genetics. I'm guessing you meant to quote someone else. :)
Forum: Organic Soil 01-11-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,003
Posted By KIS
Awesome you're worm composting! Don't take this...

Awesome you're worm composting! Don't take this as a critique, as it's just 1 photo and impossible to tell, but it appears the material looks a little dry for worms to be totally happy. Just wanted...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-11-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,542
Posted By KIS
Thanks! Much appreciated! I've got some really...

Thanks! Much appreciated! I've got some really exciting podcasts lined up for 2019. :)
Forum: Organic Soil 01-10-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,542
Posted By KIS
I like that idea....hit me up through email or...

I like that idea....hit me up through email or DM, I'd be curious to learn more. Thanks.
Forum: Organic Soil 01-09-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,542
Posted By KIS
Trace, I hear you, shipping is tough. You...

Trace,

I hear you, shipping is tough. You must be located far away from us in WA State. I've tried negotiating with UPS for better rates, which helps, but the soil weighs around 40 lbs since we...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-11-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By KIS
I think you hit on the big claims that are not...

I think you hit on the big claims that are not currently supported by any actual research or data.

"I was concerned about some of the statements, coming across as fact rather than hypothesis;
*...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-15-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By KIS
https://www.blueridgevermiculture.com/cocoons.html

https://www.blueridgevermiculture.com/cocoons.html
Forum: Organic Soil 10-24-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By KIS
Here's what I wrote a while back on the subject....

Here's what I wrote a while back on the subject. Easier to cut and paste. Can't link the resources, but you can probably find them pretty easily via google but don't want to get into an issue with...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-16-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,493
Posted By KIS
I would love to see some actual data to support...

I would love to see some actual data to support to these anti-neem claims. Not speculation or anecdotal evidence. The most compelling reason to not use neem in my opinion is the fossil fuel cost to...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-03-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,250
Posted By KIS
If you're getting a test that is an acid...

If you're getting a test that is an acid extraction like the MIII test we've been discussing, I believe it will break down and account for most nutrients/minerals. Now something like a saturated...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-02-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,250
Posted By KIS
Well you can get your water tested for starters...

Well you can get your water tested for starters if you don't have municipal water, where they should be able to provide an annual report. And for the other question I would just mix the samples from...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-28-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,522
Posted By KIS
Really depends on the soil test. A saturated...

Really depends on the soil test. A saturated paste or soil savvy test would show available nutrients but a strong acid extraction like a Meilich III will show what’s in the soil but not what’s...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-28-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,250
Posted By KIS
Here’s my take. Soil testing definitely matters!...

Here’s my take. Soil testing definitely matters! If you think soil companies and nutrient companies are doing proper testing and have “balanced” soil and recipes then you’re giving them way too much...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-21-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By KIS
FYI you don't want a sealed container, the...

FYI you don't want a sealed container, the microbes need to breathe.
Forum: Organic Soil 07-24-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By KIS
Clover fixes atmospheric N, up to 200 lbs per...

Clover fixes atmospheric N, up to 200 lbs per acre according to some agronomists. You can flush out excessive N too.
Forum: Organic Soil 07-24-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By KIS
Those kits are notoriously inaccurate. As someone...

Those kits are notoriously inaccurate. As someone who owns a garden center, I refuse to sell them because I think they cause more problems then they are worth. Much better to spend $25 and send it...
Forum: Organic Soil 06-29-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,722
Posted By KIS
Thanks for the kind words and glad they’ve been...

Thanks for the kind words and glad they’ve been helpful. My concern is that a new grower might now distinguish between poorly made char and good biochar. There can be quite a difference in quality...
Forum: Organic Soil 06-29-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,318
Posted By KIS
I think time gets understated for its importance...

I think time gets understated for its importance in all aspects of composting. At the end of the day, any organic matter that has been allowed to sit and compost for an extended period of time...
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