So I am on my first grow and I started out with an aerogarden, transplanted to stealth hydro, now I am in organic Miracle Grow. The soil definitely has helped them (it has poulty crap so the tiny bit of ferts helped Im guessing). My hydro grows failed miserably because of necrosis due to mold the first time, the second time mildew somehow got in the rez within three days again. Its driving me insane....well not anymore it was. Anyways right now they are in straight organic miracle grow with no amendments or conditioners. The soil seems to drain pretty well so I was wondering if it is still necessary to add pearlite as an amendment. Also, I plan on mixing in some blood and bone meal along with some kelp into the soil, then transplanting all the plants into that for the rest of the grow. Is it completely necessary to compost the mix for a week before I transplant? Im not worried about smells I can suck it up. I really just want to go to the store right now and make my mix, then transplant them, but I don't want to mess it up. Any advice? Would teas work better maybe rather than adding ferts to the soil? just seems harder to burn with them already in the soil as Im nooby that would help.