Our system is very simple as long as you're following our directions. Below are the main issues we run into with growers:
Overwatering or watering to run off: Do not water to run off at any point and time, lightly water your plant cup by cup until you can feel or see the media is moist. There is no reason to soak or over water your soil as the media will always wick up the moisture when properly watered. You will water way less with organic soil systems. Do not stick your finger in the soil and think it needs watering because the top two inches are dry. The majority of the moisture sits in the base of your pots, you want to make certain the pot is properly drying top to bottom between every watering. Most growers water once every 5-7 days when using Kind Soil. Some smaller plants in larger pots may go even longer between each watering. Please understand there is no set amounts or time we can give you for watering: Day temps, night temps, base media choice, humidity, grow pot style, lighting, air movement, all these and more will come into play with how long your moisture stays in the grow pots. We can tell you your small plants will never utilize or require 4-5 cups of water at one time, the plant will just sit in moist cold soil until the water has the ability to evaporate or be utilized by the plant. One to two cups when the plant is young and small is a good starting point until you get the hang of watering. Another good trick to getting the hang of proper watering is weighing the grow pots on a digital kitchen scale when you first make them up. Mark that "dry" weight on the pot or keep track of it somewhere so you know how much each pot weighs when they are in a "dry" state. That way when you go down to re-water the plants you can place the pots back on the digital scale and see how close they are to the original dry weight. Once your nearing the original dry weight you can re-water. Doing that a few times will start giving you an idea of how fast and often the plants/pots are using/shedding water.
Incorrect water PH: This is so vital, you must have a quality WATER PH meter and you must be monitoring your water PH all the time. THE OPTIMAL WAY TO RUN OUR SOIL is with a water source that has a natural PH of 7.0 down to 6.3. If your water has a PH between 6.3-7.0 do not adjust the PH, just simply water your plant. If your water PH is out of range you must PH adjust your water. You cannot use liquid PH up and down products, you must use citric acid crystals or Potassium bicarbonate Earth Juice Naturals makes a very good PH up and down that we recommend or we also sell citric acid on our site as well. If you have to PH adjust just get the water to 7.0 or at the lowest 6.8 when adjusting. You do not have to be exact with it and attempting to dial in a specific PH like 6.5 will not make a difference when your just adjusting water. The main thing is get the water to neutral or slightly acidic at most. We also do not recommend RO water, carbon filtered water is all that's needed. If you do not have a quality water source, distilled or filtered bottle water will work just as well and in the long run may be easier for the fact you shouldn't have to PH adjust most bottled waters. But AGAIN whichever route you choose make 100% certain the PH is in the proper PH range.
Adding ANYTHING other than water: This happens a lot, growers get impatient and that feel they can "BOOST" the grow or simply don't trust the system. Our system works exactly as we state Adding anything to your water or grow pots can slow and hinder your growth. It can cause low production rates, slow growth, PH swings or even just cause the plant to lock out and die from overfeeding. Our system is designed to be a water only system from veg to harvest, DO NOT ADD ANYTHING other than carbon filtered water to your grow. Patience is key, your plant will grow vigorously and produce proper flowers as long as you allow the soil to work for you.
Cold soil: Most growers never monitor night temps the worry is more with keeping the room cool however, when your growing with our soil you should be keeping your room at 65 degrees minimum through the night. Your micro life slows when temps drop and it takes a lot of time and energy to "re-heat" the soil in the morning and throughout the day. Keeping the night temps up allows the soil to work harder for your plants. It also helps with drying the media out properly between each watering. Always keep your pots a few feet off the ground if possible. You never want your organic soils to be touching cold cement floors especially in the fall and winter months.
When our system is setup as designed it gives the plant a “clean water zone”, which is the base media area of your grow container. This area allows the roots to get clean water every time you moisten the media, should the plant choose to uptake just water it can do so without having to uptake nutrients/food along with it. The Kind Soil portion of the grow pot is where your rooting system sits and feeds as your plant chooses to. The plants are never up-taking or fed nutrients they do not require/will not use. Your plant will always have the nutrients it needs and the ability to drink fresh clean water as it requires, eliminating chemical burns or build up issues.
We recommend Root Trapper II grow pots or any quality fabric pots for the absolute best grow results. The Root Trapper II pots not only allow the soil to properly breath they aid in leeching less humidity than fabric pots, they give added insulation to your root zone and they do not leak all over when you water like basic fabric pots do.
There's no extra nutrients, additives or extra boosters you will need with our system! Everything your medical grow will need from vegetative start to harvest day is in Kind Soil.
Our only obligation is to you the grower! We want provide the best & simplest product your money can buy, all without compromising your plants health, flowers quality and production.
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