So here is my plan and set up, I will be documenting with a grow journal and pics my entire build, grow and process-
8,000 Watt flower room, air coold lights, environmentally controlled with co2.
5x10, 1800 watt veg room, environmentally controlled, no c02
For soil I plan on using Lumperdawgz mix to the T! For 8,000 watts I will do 5- 7 gallon smart pots per lamp which I have figured to be at this ratio and final list-
MY BREAKDOWN for LDz soil mix
total gallons needed- soil, ammendments, etc = 200 gal=~ 26.8 cubic feet
50% Spaghum P.M. = 100 gal = ~13.36 cubic feet
25% earth worm compost/vermicompost (specifically 'Worm Power' brand vermicompst/castings) = 50 gal = 6.68 cubic feet.. whats do you all think of this ratio of 'worm power' in this mix?
25% Parboild Rice hulls (PBH) = 50 gal = 6.68 cubic feet
4.5 cups of CGC rock dust used per c.f.= ~120.6 cups total
~+.5 cups kelp meal per c.f. = ~18-20 cups total =
~+.5 cups neem meal per c.f = ~18-20 cups total
~+.5 cups crab meal per c.f = ~18-20 cups total
All Down to Earth brand... I also have a 5 lb bag of Karnja I am thinking of using half and half with the neem, at the least for diversity.
For my veg soil I plan (or think I should) use this mix-
"Mix 2x of Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss and 1x vermicompost. If you feel that it's a bit heavy then add some aeration amendment of your choice. Any are fine except I wouldn't recommend using Vermiculite.
Water this with a Kelp & Alfalfa meal tea with the following recipe:
1/2 cup Alfalfa meal
1/8 cup Kelp meal (not dry powdered seaweed extract but Kelp meal)
Add this to about 3 gallons of water and stir it every few hours or better yet is to stick an airstone into it to keep things bouncing around. Do this for about 24 hours and strain the plant material out and hydrate your mix. Both of these meals contain amino acids, enzymes, compounds and elements that facilitate root production and in conjunction with the vermicompost you will have a strong seedling." LD
NOW, the questions begin.... I have dont much research but am unsure of some things.
Edited by veener, 14 May 2012 - 05:01 AM.