Edited by Corto Malteze, 19 February 2009 - 03:11 PM.
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Peat moss: warning!
Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:07 PM
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Edited by Corto Malteze, 19 February 2009 - 04:33 PM.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:31 PM
Dawg, the peat is acidic (5-6) so it's maybe too acidic for the babies. I suggest potting soil mixed with less rich reg. soil. Some cheap soils have bugs in them that kill baby sprouts too.
Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:12 AM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:30 AM
lots and lots of lime is necessary in peatmoss. its only 3-4.5ph... i put 4 heaping cups in 2cf of peat.
Mr. Stinky, do you use powdered or pelletized dolomitic lime? I read that lime takes 6 months + to break down. Is this true?
What do you think of using ashes? Just as a note, excess ashes can cause nute lock/burn with too much calcium... + lead, and other toxics bad for your plant. Ash doesn't have Magnesium as lime does.
For the 1st month I just use regular potting soil/top soil with a neutral pH (no peat). As long as they take off
normally, they'll have plenty of time to get big and strong with the weather here!
I don't think my peat is that acidic (5-6) but I'll add some lime to the mix to balance the pH in case.
Edited by Corto Malteze, 20 February 2009 - 11:45 AM.
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 02:12 AM
i also add ash of a couple different sources. i know a guy with a corn burner, and i use his ashes. they are definitely the best for growing plants in. a cup of corn ash in a gallon of 6.8ph water will raise the ph off my scale...over 9.2...so its pretty strong. i just spread the wood ashes in the garden.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:29 PM
Also don't use peat in your seedling mix imo as it is very acidic (pH 4-4.5). Mj likes 5.5-6.8.
Edited by Corto Malteze, 10 April 2009 - 05:21 PM.
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