As I stated previously were using 85% Promix BX w/ Biofungicide, 15% Calcined DE, and 5gr/gallon of Osmocote 15-9-12 5-6 month release, and a spinkling of Rootshield Plus, but now Ive decided to start using some of the bio-char I bought.
I intended doing some side by side trials before using it, but screw it. Its going right into the mix. I only used half a cup of it in 6 gallons of media. It was kinda an afterthought. Normally I would use 3-5%. Its a good idea to precharge it with wsf or compost/ewc tea before use otherwise you could get Nitrogen draw-down. The presoaking and osmocote constantly replenishing the soil solution should make it a moot concern.
Ive got some pics of my media being prepared. Ill get pics of the plants in the new mix soon for you all. Strapped for time atm.
Consider this post, Step 1 of of growing amazing rootballs, that all your grower friends will be envious of.
Everything prepared to get soaked.
Wetted down and mixed in.
Osmocote added @ 5gr/gallon of media.
Osmocote incorporated into media.
Next up is watering. So simple, yet so difficult at the same time. More to come in the future.