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Soil & Fertilizers

Soil Brands & Types

If you are looking for a rich organic matter soil that can last a month or 2 without requiring fertilizers then I highly recommend:

FoxFarm Ocean Forest Organic Potting Soil

Otherwise for a more economical option:

Nature’s Care Organic Gardening Soil / Potting Mix

Is a good budget option that can be found at most big box stores but will require additional fertilizer throughout the grow. Also don't forget to pick up some:


To mix in with the soil to prevent overwatering.


There are a bunch of fertilizers on the market but after trying a lot of them out my typical go to now consists of 3 options. If you're looking to infuse a normal soil with a long lasting organic matter fertilizer then I highly recommend:

Dr. Earth Life Organic All Purpose Fertilizer

Which you mix in with the soil before starting your grow. This will easily feed the plant for a month or two until the flowering stage at which point when the plant starts to show signs of malnutrition you can start to include a liquid bloom fertilizer or to recharge the soil you can add:

Dr. Earth Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster

to the top layer of the soil to skip liquid fertilizers completely. Speaking of liquid fertilizers the best compromise between price and quality that I've tried is the:

General Hydroponics General Organics Go Box

Which comes with everything you'll need too feed a plant for the entire grow cycle. This is my go to for any basic grow and it comes with a lot of great supplements to help with nutrient imbalances. Finally for those on a budget both:

Miracle-Gro Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food

Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Bloom Booster Flower Food

Will work for the entire grow cycle as the most basic grow and bloom fertilizer available. While some restraint will be needed when using these as they are highly concentrated and can easily burn a plant if mixed incorrectly there are a few benefits to having a box of each lying around. Due to their wide use and availability this is the cheapest option and the easiest to find in any big box store. Also because these are dry and odorless they can be stored anywhere for long term so can be used in a pinch anytime if needed.

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