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Old 01-09-2021, 11:32 PM #1
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Growing with purely peat, pumice, compost and worm castings?

I've read that all you really need is good compost (Bu's Blend) and good worm castings to grow... hoping to put that to the test

If I'll be growing using strictly an equal mix of peat moss, pumice and (compost + EWC), how well would my plants grow with that mix?

(Not looking for huge yields or super potency, growing for strictly positive effect, I don't mind lower potency).

I have an organic worm bin I've been cultivating for the past 8 months, so I have a ton of worm castings.

Just wondering about the ratios... For the compost part of the mix, should I do 50/50 mix of compost and worm castings? Or how should the worm castings play into the equation?

I picked up 10 three-gallon fabric pots, want to run them alongside my 30-gallon no-till pots, and plant regular seeds. If I get males, they'll be easier to move to another location, and the females I can just leave. Want to start playing with making my own seeds
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:26 AM #2
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:02 AM #3
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Google coots. Mix


Ur almost there but missing a few amendments.



Its compost airation peat 33% equal the compost is only good if u follow the guides of composting.



They are wha u feed.

But ur missing ph stabilisers dolomite
Oyster shell

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I might go with 1/3 ewc/compost, 1/3 peat, 2/3 coco

Peat is really a shitty growing medium. Too hydrophobic, compacts too easily, breaks down, and the environmental imoact of harvesting peat is fairly disturbing
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Coco is worse than peat.

Same hf reaction. Compacts down even when airated and locks ca and k easily causing deficincys.

It also has a bad harvest worse thsn peat tbh. And if it dryes out goodluck making it wet again when roots haven grown in it



Btw im a coco grower.
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You read too much!
You mean in regards to the peat? Or my pure peat/pumice/compost/EWC question?
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I guess the question could have been have you grown before? Each time you grow there are lessons learned that can be applied to increase efficiency. OTOH, there is a lot of "bogusness out there as well", all dependent on environment and growing conditions.
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