Miracle-Gro Organic Choice

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  1. Mar 16, 2008 #1
    I just bought some Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, its made with sphagnum peat moss, composted bark fines, and poultry litter (CHICKEN ****) was wondering if it would be good for marijuana growing.
     
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    Well I'm using it now on 10 plants. Seems ok for an inexpensive soil. I have a different strain in MG chemical, and those plants are far outgrowing the 10 in MG organic. But it's hard to say why, being as its a different strain. I think though that the MG chemical gives faster growth. All plants look good and green.
     
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    Is it good for seedlings?
     
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    I know a girl on another site and she uses the organic choice MG and hasnt really had any issues but PH. if you use it buy some powdered dolomite lime for a Ph buffer and watch the ph runoff of the containers. you will need a good organic fertilizer to round the weak soil out later in the plants life. goodluck!
     
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    I just started a grow with this stuff....chck out the newest GJ in my sigs :)
     
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    i am currently using MGOC and am far disappointed. My seedlings did not do so well in it, and I also used it on some of my larger plants and received below average results. My regular backyard soil is doing better. I am assuming that it's simply a nutrient issue.

    However, I have plants in MG moisture control soil, and it is doing far better than the MG OC.

    I've recently been in discussions about using BLACK soils from now on because the results are phenomenal according to my research.
     
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    I f you like black soils I would recommend Jungle Growth. It's some good stuff;).
     
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    Jungle Growth is organic also, but i don't know where to find it. hah
     
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    I have always used the organic and havent had any problems, only con i could find is when it dries up it compacts itself, besides that is good..:aok:
     
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    Yeah I kind of wish I'd driven to the next city over for some better soil. But I'm just growing for mothers/mother clones. Can always start a clone in premium stuff later on. The MG organic seems ok, but ****, the MG chemical soil plants are twice as big. I don't think it's just due to strain. This will probably be the last MG soil I use, for MJ anyway. There's just way better stuff out there and I've been reading threads on making one's own mix as well.
     
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    I would rather make my own organic soil just my .02 cents
     
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    a friend of mine is doing a grow using this its working very well so far plant is big for only a few days old and its only 15 dollars a bag so its really a win win situation same brand nutes to very well together


    ocean forest potting soil contains earthworm castings, bat guano, and micronutrients. It is light in texture and well aerated...a premium blend of good things from the earth and the sea
     
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    Ok so I have a question for anyone who had done a grow with this MG Organic.
    My plants that are in it are fine, but very small. What about adding nutes in this situation? The difference between the MG chemical soil plants and MG organic soil plants is ridiculous, the MG chemical plants are 2-3 times larger and I don't think it is due to strain.
    Or maybe I should get some better soil and pop these plants out of the MG organic while they're still small.
     
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    I always use promix. Very good soil and very good results. Just my thoughts. Take care everyone.
     
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    Check the organic ferts in it its crap man... and not the good stuff you need a mix of alot of different guano seabird mexican bat jamacain bat worm casting perlite sand pebbles soil

    Thats why its good to make your own soil ;)
     
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    Well, actually the soil seams to be working fine enough for me, i will try to upgrade to some black soil next grow.
     
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    Have you grown in MG organic? And if so, what, if any, fertilizer did you add? That is the question. I know there are better soil ingredients, and one could probably join a Guano of the Month Club, but that's not my current situation.
     
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    Ive grown regular plants with organic but i usually used old plant matter or worm casting or both try checking out stealthhydro.com its really nice nice organic section with your basic needs
     
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    MG ORGANIC gets rock hard like a mofo! This is why your plants are small. I had to remove my plants from it all together and replant because the soil was just rock hard. There is not much perlite or anything in it to really break it up and aerate the soil. This would stunt growth. It also holds water when wet, so adding ferts to mine almost killed it because it would burn the plants horribly.

    I would recommend swapping before it's too late.
     
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