Time for all of us to come out of hiding from the winter and once again head back into the woods to do what we do best. I'm sure it will be another busy year around GC, seen a few of you vets with plans well in action, nice to see most of you still around. NE growers, definitely say hi!
I have actually been pretty on top of things this year myself, (new location found, old one revisited, 8 holes dug and filled, supplies ready). Little behind on the actual plants lol but that is more the weather's fault than mine! Been doing significant reading over the past week or so, germed my first 10 seeds and placed the first 7 in rapid rooters earlier today, also started germing 5 more.
This year is really just a giant mix of all kinds of shit. Main goal is to have a minimum of 10 plants, hopefully slightly more, almost all in the ground, and to significantly outdo last years results. For those that don't know last year was, 5 plants all in 5gal grow bags at the end, not too big, not a huge yield but got some nice bud, no real complaints, just needs improvement!
This year I am going almost all organic, the only thing that may not be is 2 holes filled with Scott's moisture control, they still got the same organic additives but not certain if I'll switch at some point.
Scotts Moisture Control 1.25cf, Roots Organic (looks excellent) 1.5 cf, the rest is Promix 2cf+, all mixed with native soil that was actually pretty nice.
Scott's Humus/Manure 1.5cf, Epsoma Lime, EWC, bone meal, and I also have some high P guano not yet added. Might be looking to add greensand or kelp, not sure yet, if anyone has thoughts on that..
Fish Emulsion 5-1-1, Neptunes Harvest fish/seaweed, 2-3-1, molasses. Might be adding some beneficial microorganisms/bacteria as well, but that plus guano usually goes pretty far. Just the promix is rather inert, on the weaker side.
Other things I'll be trying in addition to microbes etc is smart pots, 5-10 gallons, would love some opinions there, thinking at least 7?? And also no added perlite or anything this time around. Oh, and also adding water crystal/granule things for the first time.
Sorry for the long rant, like to have my shit organized
Stay safe and good looks to everyone out there