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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:06 AM

Hey guys I am aware that Roots Organics has a soil and soiless mix. However it sounds like the only difference between the two is the soil mix has peat in it. My question is are you supposed to Have the soil ph at 6.5 or 5.8?
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:57 PM

this was stated in mels "organics for beginners"

Organic pH issues

I hear a lot of people asking or talking about the pH of their organic soil mix or organic nute solution and how they might correct or adjust it. pH in organics is not an issue like it is in synthetic growing.
The best place to settle the pH issues in organics is within the grow medium. A medium rich in humates (humus) is the place to start. Humates work to "buffer" the pH of organic mediums and the nutes you pour (or mix) into it.
Humates come from compost, worm castings and bottled humus. If you use a peat based medum, use dolomite lime to raise the pH of the acidic peat. Dolomite should be used in any soil or soiless medium to provide magnesium and calcium. But since we are talking about pH here, I'll mention dolomite lime's pH correction benefits.
A medium of coir has a pH near neutral (or 7.0). But humates are still neded to allow uptake of organic nutrients that are outside a near neutral pH range.
With an active medium rich in humates you can pour in nutes like Pure Blend Pro, Earth Juice and guano teas way outside the optimum pH range without worry. The humus will allow the nutes to be taken up through the roots, even at such an extreme pH reading.
So throw those pH meters away folks and enjoy the ease and safety of organic gardening.

hope this answers your question,

thanks go to mel if so

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:59 PM

I've been growing all naturally for a year now I'm, about to start my 4th Harvest! Small grows just for Headies!=) Strains I've grown all from Attitude, Royal Queen Seeds |pecial "ush, which for the $ is the best strain I've tryed, $ 20 for 5 fem seeds, very frosty finishes indoors in as little as 6 weeks! Also Dynafem Blue Widow, very dank! And currently growing hindu kush, and Greenhouses cannabis cup winning Big Bang, 1 of Arjans newest most talkd about strains also kind of inexspensive right now cuz its fairly new I guess?! Anyways I know I am still very green no pun intented in my cultivation experience, but I have fallen n love w the cultivation of this beautiful flower, I read magazines and grow books constantly if I'm not growing, even moving to Oregon to become a legal grower! Anyways I have never tested my ph! And I have grown some High times quality frosty ass funk!! I agree w the other dude up top, in organic growing or aspecially the TLO style organics there's no real need for ph ajusting! Good thread! Peace Grow Lovely!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:47 PM

Hey i am also using roots organic soil and coco..I use ionic grow for soil and coco,and greenfuse grow stimulator..thats just for veg period..I will be switching to flower soon and i plan on using greenfuse bloom, ionic boost, and ionic bloom for soil and coco..would it be to much if i addI liquid guano and worm castings?:confused:

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

To answer your question you want to be in the 6's ,5.8 is for hydro

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:21 PM

and this folks is the reason why organic herb elevates you way more than non organic. Not to mention the organic cannibiniods that are not replicated in non organic mediums and nutes.

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