Hey Auqadoll! Yeah, that's my idea with pots, too. I live in a place that is prone to torrential rain at times, hectic storm systems. Gotta keep the babies safe inside. Mother Nature is a bit of a shit at times haha. Hoping to use the K.I.S.S strategy with my Spring/Summer grow. Where do I find these grow diaries? I'd love to check it out. Still a total newb to the forum. I mostly browse on the OSA app.
Look, Itchy, you will just always be an egg to be. I'm willing to call you googy, but that's as far as I'm willing to negotiate with your request haha. I call everyone good eggs. My late grandmother used to call everyone she liked good eggs, so, just know it's coming from a neat place full of love and gratitude.
Going to go CT Pro (I explain why further down) it has perlite and compost already mixed in. Do you reckon I should still add some extra compost and perlite with it, or leave well enough alone?
Pug, thanks for that informative reply! Will be taking your advice re root amendments. This first grow will just be whatever I can get my hands on. Looking at doing my own amendments and going towards more soil sustainability and reuse once Spring hits and I can start planning some photo grows, with some autos to keep me honest, during the wait for my big girls to grow up. I'm not exaggerating when I say the sun exposure at my place is f'in awesome, especially where the hidey places will be for my girls to grow with little attention. Thinking I can grow some beautiful plants and keep it as organic as I can. Looking forward to doing the soil mix myself and growing with as little chemicals as possible! Wish I'd started researching earlier, but believed a family member knew heaps about it and could help me with the plants they gifted me. Find their advice is sparing, questionable and the plants I've been given have come to me in a horrid looking growing medium and nute-deficient. Looking to grow my own plants from seed so I know more about them.
It's kind of like these plants I have were adopted kids that I got at age 11 that I know nothing about. Wanna birth my own babies so I know more about them from the get-go so I know how to better handle the adopted ones. Still love them both the same though haha.
Will check out a few places round me to see if they carry the big bags of peat in prep for my spring/summer grow. I want to learn the autumn/winter and hit the ground running in spring.
Xtro, cheers. I'm probably way overthinking it, but I just need this shit to work before Winter hits and I end up with hella short plants due to change in sun hours. Looking forward to doing the less is more method when I have time on my side. Don't think my local Bunnings does the Searles but I have a few stores around me that I can try, including Mitre10 so here's hoping.
So, I found a hydro shop that will courier an order to me. It's an absolute dope shop with so many things -- the Canna range namely. It also has afterpay so hello to making an order that is affordable because it's stretched out over two months worth of payments.
Order may be (unless you guys have any learned opinions) Canna Terra Professional, Rhizotonic, Canna Terra Flora, Cannazym. Apparently, the Canna Terra medium goes hand in hand with their nutes. Could be a marketing gimmick obviously, but from what I've read in forums, their range is great. Only thing is the CT Pro medium is a little hot for seedlings due to the fact it's got nitrogen in it. So, thinking if I soak the Jiffy pellets in a water/rhizo mix and pop my seeds into them to germ, then transfer the pellet to the soil, they'll hopefully have some healthy roots that won't be coming out of the seed and straight into the CT Pro and by the time they reach their roots into the pot medium, they should be strong enough to survive and thrive in it.
Figuring because autos have such a short veg period, and you shouldn't feed them for the first few weeks, the nutes in CT Pro should have them covered for veg.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I've gathered across the board with growing autos in Canna products.
Once again, sorry for the novel haha.
Geez, and to think a week ago I knew next to nothing! I'm getting there! And this forum us the reason for it! You guys are so rad, really. My adoptive plant looks 200% better than she did when I picked her up after a hot summer with f all nutes and f all water. That's all thanks to the advice I got in here. I love it!
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