Hey all, been a bit quiet here for a while.... life seems takes you in different directions at the snap of a twig sometimes
Anyways... got a new plan, Guerrilla style in FNQ Tablelands region.... The soil around the area im looking in is very light and sandy with rocks.... IMO its great for the drainage but how do we ammend it? Native trees growing great are Gums, Iron Barks, Accacias etc (Classic Aussie bush trees) and alot of small Pines... Some are infested with Termites, most are not. There are massive termite mounds in the area but at least 50m from the site we are looking at.
We had a trial run in a pot with some nice, trusted and proven organic potting mix... started with clones about 4 weeks after rooting.
The trial run went well for about 3 weeks, then we lifted the pot and BOOM! a termites nest had started under the pot and they were in the bottom inch of soil inside the pot... Moved the pot about 20m the other way, they dissapeard for about 3 weeks then BOOM! same thing... moved the pot 7 times to be able to grow and harvest the gorgeous Caramel Kush a few weeks ago.
Now.. Its that time of year up here to start preparing soil etc.. Found a great site, good water supply and will get maximum sunlight! Now I figured that the termites like the wood and bark chips in the Searles Potting Mix and 5 in 1, and thats why it turned into an attractant for termites since its very dry around here... Drought is possible in this area, but the water supply is not a prob
We had another option... Ammending the sandy soil... Now we know its winter and our girls dont grow big, but we need to do some trial and error. So we planted 4 female clones into the ground, about 50m apart from each other, which was ammended with only Dynamic Lifter, Dolomite Lime and Gypsum. At 4 weeks of Bloom, we literally used only ash from a fire, harvested at 10 weeks... Only 1 went well.. 1 got termites and died at about 2 weeks flower, the other 2 had massive nutrient lock out problems.
So what do we do? we want to put in at least 10 big girls for the summer season in this area, but want to make sure we dont get bloody termites and no nutrient deficiency problems..
Cover cropping aswell???