Optimize Organics Cannabis Grow System
Over the years we've experimented quite a bit with with different systems for growing organic cannabis. Some systems are super simple and some more detailed and complicated. We have worked to refine all the best parts of each system into one. We're excited to offer the recipes and instructions that we have seen give optimal yields of top shelf flower.
With our line up of products we've included all the essentials to make it easy to grow high quality organic craft cannabis. The premium liquid amendments & fertilizer blends can be used for soil drenches, foliar spraying, rooting & transplant solutions, and adding to compost teas. The dry fertilizer blends are used to premix into your soil, as well as topdressing plants as needed. The Sprouting seeds will give your powerful enzymes to aid in nutrient cycling. Microbe Multiplier is an excellent catalyst to boost your compost tea brewing.
If this is your first time ditching bottled salt based nutrients we've got you covered. Organics can seem overwhelming at first but in fact it can be much more forgiving.
Simply Mix your soil, Top-dress as needed, and apply each of the following every 7-14 days as needed
- Soil Drench
- Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT)
- Sprouted Seed Tea (SST)
- Foliar Feed
DIRECTIONS FOR MIXING BASE SOIL:
Pre-mix the base components together, lightly moisten and allow to "cook" for 7-10 days, or longer. Basic recipe as follows
- 1/2 Peat or coco/peat base like Organic Sunshine or Pro-mix HP
- 1/4 Compost & Castings Blend
- 1/4 Aeration Blend
- 45ml General Purpose 4-4-4 Fertilizer per Gallon of soil
- OPTIONAL: Pre Charge Bio Char and use at 2-5% of the mix
*** Depending on your peat base and your castings it may be required to add some additional liming agent to help bring soil PH up. This could Ag lime, Dolomite, oyster shell etc.We like to use a freshly brewed compost tea for the initial wetting of your mix to give everything a biological kickstart!
NOTE: This mix may be a little too hot for young plants, It is NOT advised to use this soil for propagation purposes including germinating seeds or transplanting freshly rooted cuttings.
DIRECTIONS FOR TOPDRESSING:
For organic topdressing, it's best to lightly scratch fertilizer into the medium being careful not to disturb or damage roots, and water in. If roots are very compacted at the surface its advisable to add some additional Compost & Castings after topdressing.
VEG GROW 5-2-5: Apply 1 Tablespoon per Gallon of pot size every 3-4 weeks. (Reapplication interval should be determined by size of plants and speed of growth in the specific pot your using)
FLOWER BLOOM 1-9-5: As your plants begin to transition into flower or a couple of weeks before, switch to top dressing with Flower bloom. Apply 1 Tablespoon per Gallon of pot size 3-4 weeks apart, with your last application 4 weeks prior to harvesting.
DIRECTIONS FOR SOIL DRENCHS
Use our liquid organic Grow 3-1-3, General Purpose 2-2-2 or Bloom 1-3-3 mixed with the appropriate amount with enough water to saturate your growing media. This is the time to take advantage of some of the great additional products like Mono-Silicic Acid, Yucca Extract, Activated EM1, Blackstrap Molasses & Water Soluble Calcium
**Alternate irritations between Soil drench, Plain Water, Compost Tea, and Sprouted Seed Teas.
LIQUID ORGANIC GROW 3-1-3: Mix 5mL (1 tsp) in 1 Litre of water. Apply every 7-14 Days as needed during periods of active growth.
LIQUID ORGANIC BLOOM 1-3-3: Mix 5mL (1 tsp) in 1 Litre of water. Apply every 7-14 Days as needed during periods of flower development.
DIRECTIONS FOR COMPOST TEA
We strongly encourage you to brew actively aerated compost teas on a weekly basis. Compost teas give your soil biology a great boost allowing nutrient cycling to really take off, giving your plants exactly what they need from the soil. Properly brewed Compost teas can safely be applied throughout vegetative and flower growth.
Simply follow the recipe on the back of the Microbe Multiplier pack; combine the ingredients into our tea brewing bag with water and aerate for 24-36 hours. Use immediately.
Compost Tea Ingredients:
- Compost & Castings Blend
- Microbe Multiplier - Compost Tea Microbe Catalyst
- Organic Unsulfered Blackstrap Molasses
- Wild Fish Hydrolysate
Compost Tea Brewing Equipment:
If you don't have a tea brewer yet check out our Compost Tea Brewing Kits available in 2 sizes for brewing 5 gallon pails or 55 gallon drums. Kits include Tea Bag, Air Pump, Hoses and Air stones.
You can also purchase equipment separately if you only need certain pieces
- Compost Tea Brew Bags
- EcoPlus Commercial Air Pumps
- Regenerative Centrifugal Ring Blower - For large scale Commercial Brewing applications.
DIRECTIONS FOR SPROUTED SEED TEAS
Sprouted Seed teas were pioneered and researched by Clackamas Coot.
Alternate between alfalfa and corn while plants are in vegetative growth, taking advantage of Auxins and Cytokinins. Once plants begin to flower switch to barley or purple barley containing amylase, arylsulphatase, β-glucosidase, cellulase, chitinase, dehydrogenase, phosphatase, protease and urease.
Directions for Sprouting Seeds
- Corn & Barley use 50 grams, Alfalfa use 25 grams.
- Soak for 8-12 hours with unchlorinated water (longer time the bigger the seed) drain off access water
- Rinse seeds 1-2 times daily
- Sprout seeds for about 1-2 days, until the root tail, is as long as the seed (for corn sprout until the root tail is approx. 1" long)
- Use a blender and blend them into seed milk adding enough water to easily blend.
- Add this seed milk to 16 L of water and divide evenly between your plants.
DIRECTIONS FOR FOLIAR FEEDING:
Foliar feed your plants every 7-14 days while they are in vegetative growth and for the first 2 weeks of flowering. Stop foliar feeding once plants develop bud formation. Options for foliar feeding include the following which can be applied together,
- Wild Fish Hydrolysate 2-2-0
- Pacific Kelp Extract
- Atlantic Kelp Extract
- Fulvic Acid
- Humic Acid
- Monosilicic Acid - Bioavailable Silica
- Activated EM1 - Beneficial Effective Microorganisms
- Yucca Extract - Surfactant & Wetting Agent
- Water Soluble Calcium - KNF style WCA or WS-Ca
Always use dechlorinated water!
If you only have access to chlorinated tap water allow it to stand for at least 24 hours before using. Adding a bubbler for aeration will help with faster dissipation of chlorine. Lastly add your Humic acid first to help bind any remaining chlorine and chloramine.
ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI
AMF contains a diverse combination of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi species to help improve nutrient efficiency, drought tolerance and maximize yield potential. These beneficial fungi rapidly establish a symbiotic relationship with your crop, producing hyphae that can access small soil spaces that root hairs can’t. These hyphae expand beyond the root zone, increasing the root surface area by as much as 50 times and producing enzymes that release plant-available nutrients to your crops.
The Best time to apply AMF BLEND is when transplanting rooted seedlings/clones.
- In a small container, make a slurry using AMF BLEND and water
- Dip roots into the slurry, to get an even coating.
- Transplant seedling/clone into a new container.
Additionally, you can also sprinkle a small amount (1-2tsp) into the planting hole when transplanting. Can also be used as a Seed Treatment, for Fertigation/Soil Application & Liquid Injection.
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