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Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by evlsnowman, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. That spot is around oak trees (Big healthy looking) so I am thinking that the soil gotta be good.It looks good,I would eat it.I was just wondering also should I dig that whole spot up and put it back in there cause when I was using my hoe I came across some roots and I want to make sure that spot is for my plant only,and I was thinking it would be hard the the plant to make roots cause it was so pact in.So when ever I dig it up and put it back the soil would be soft and just right.

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  2. #2 mjmama25, Mar 27, 2012
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    Yeah it looks great to me. The fact that it's supporting grass and other plants is a good sign. It looks a little red in the pics, but it doesn't appear to be clump clay. IMO It looks like some good mineral rich soil. I'd still look into amendments and soil recipes so it has everything your plants need, but that looks like a great base to build your soil. And deff dig up a good size area so it's nice and lose.

    PS- you may kill those old oak trees if you hack up too many of its roots. For the sake of the trees and your MJ trees getting enough light, try not to plant too close to the oak trees. It also help you avoid getting worms and pests that fall out of the trees.
     
  3. id toss a nice bag of really good soil and work it in. Cant hurt right? and whats $20?
     

  4. you right,you know any good brands that I can get?
     
  5. Fox Farms Ocean Forrest is a good one, Ive recently switched to sunshine #4 and im loving it too! Just stay away from time released nutrients in the soil, (miracle grow).
     
  6. Hey bud, soil looks good but from what I've seen Oak trees produce tanic acid in the bark and roots to prevent seedlings from growing to close and choking out the Oak's roots. IMo I'd move them about 20-30ft away to be safe.
     
  7. Might want to get a soil Ph tester ive seen them for under 10 dollars just too make sure its a healthy soil. Its also not a bad idea to mix in perlite and other ingredients you can find in soil recipes on this site.
     

  8. I was wrong it is pine trees.does they do anything to prevent me from growing?
     

  9. Ok thank you!:)
     
  10. Yeah I think so, those pine needles release acid too
     

  11. well I will just have to move my garden a few feet away :(

    also do I have to germinate the seed with a towel or could I just plant em
     
  12. Could germ them now but it's really just an extra step
     
  13. I just plant them in a cup of good potting soil or a peat puck if it is a strong seed it will survive. Actually eleven for 12 so far on seeds sprouting this month knock on wood. Good Luck
     
  14. [quote name='"dirrtyd"']I just plant them in a cup of good potting soil or a peat puck if it is a strong seed it will survive. Actually eleven for 12 so far on seeds sprouting this month knock on wood. Good Luck[/quote]

    Don't use peat pucks. They're too acidic and can cause Ph problems. Plain potting soil is better.
     
  15. MJmama I understand your concern but this is what works in my environment and has worked for years. They have never given me a problem maybe because of my transplant process. Keepem green
     
  16. I've read alot of disagreement on those peat cups lately, what's all the fuss about?
     
  17. #17 mjmama25, Mar 27, 2012
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    [quote name='"dirrtyd"']
    MJmama I understand your concern but this is what works in my environment and has worked for years. They have never given me a problem maybe because of my transplant process. Keepem green[/quote]

    The Ph level of peat ranges from 3-5 depending on the variety. That's way too low for MJ and can cause ph problems, yellowing, nute lock out, and stunt growth. Peat pellets shock the roots of young seedlings and peat pots shock the roots and stunt root development. It won't kill the plants in most cases. You just don't have as healthy or happy of a plant as you would have with better circumstances. Theres a thread about it in the beginners section and you can see a few other experienced growers have chimed in to agree with me.
     
  18. A couple of random plants they look healthy. If you would like to see lb plants done this way I have pics of previous years. As for Ph I dont worry about Ph in my soil mix. keepem green
     

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  19. I used to think that too but its just a common misconseption. Both pine needles and oak leaves have shown little change in soil it has more to do with the mineral make-up
     

  20. Ok then I don't have to move my garden YES!:D
     
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