Hey everyone hope I get someone's attention with this thread. I'm a big fan of hempy buckets this my second year growing with them. I'm also very intrigued with the whole no till approach to container gardening. I've been into the organics of outside gardening I've been composting and vermicomposting( have two worm bins in the base ment) for a couple years.
The first attempt I made at growing cannabis inside I went with subcool super soil mix or my own variation of it. And almost instantly had what I think are root aphids or some other little nasty bug eating my leaves and generally pissing me off. Before I even got to the flip on that first girl I ripped her right out of that dirt washed her off and went to straight perlite hempys and gh maxibloom. Boom no bugs ever that was the last time soil has been in my tent. I've had zero pest problems since I like that! I've had decent yeilds in hempys and love the ease of growing style. And I'm sure someone's gonna be (if u like it and it works why change) I get that too. I think I'm missing out on the organic side of things inside and think (I know) my bud would taste better if it wasn't getting just salts.
So here's my question will a no till setup work in a hempy style container. Such as say a 20 or 30 gallon tote with perlite or lava rock in the bottom? Or say a 30 gal smart pot on top of a perlite or lava rock wick system. Anyone dabble in this or know a guy who use too or something? I'd love being directed to a thread or journal or something that deals with this.
I should add this is going in a 32 x 32 tent a 30 gal smart pot on a wick would be abt perfect for the space but I think I could do a 35 gal tote too. Any advice would be appreciated.
I would imagine you'd have to feed it aerated compost tea solutions on the regular, and probably wait a while after finishing one run to reuse the medium. Otherwise I can't see how the old roots would do anything other than breed pythium....