Page 1 of 1

Reuse soil

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:43 am
by Ridinmoose
I was wondering if you can reuse soil or if you have to buy new every time.

Re: Reuse soil

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:52 am
by Bigz
I use Roots organice formula 707 which is some good soil IMO, I do not use any nutrients just well water...I can tell you that the plants I grew when I re used it were clones and they did not like it at all..Dont get me wrong. they grew and was decent but you could tell. You can certainly try on clones and maybe using seeds mihgt have been better looking plants altogether.. Good luck

Re: Reuse soil

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:41 pm
by sirhchrhis808
look into no-till farming soil
lots of different techniques on youtube too. these are water only soils. plants get their nutrients from other plants and amendments added into the soil prior to use. the only means of recharging the soil is by adding compost.

with that, an idea i was thinking was basically reusing your old soil by amending it with earth worm castings, crab meal, kelp meal, azomite rock dust, and organic compost along with cover crop like clovers. watch this video to get an idea.

Re: Reuse soil

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:49 am
by Bigz
Here is a video i took of some Aurora clones i have in some re used Roots Organics Formula 707. Not bad looking atm
https://youtu.be/PlWWcTCeHf0

Re: Reuse soil

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 pm
by Splibman
I was wondering the same thing. say you got a couple bags of FFOF and happy frog did a grow and dumped the used soil in a tote then started a new grow with the old soil and use nukeheads nutes like a week after they pop?
I would think there should still be some micro nutes left over but obviously not enough to sustain the plant hence the addition of nukeheads. :hands:

Re: Reuse soil

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:58 pm
by Splibman
guess I should watched Bigz's video first.... :rofl:

Re: Reuse soil

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:37 pm
by Splibman
With a mixture of reused FFOF and FFHF 50/50 it seems to work fine with NHFPP and fertalome.