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    just need a few peoples experience with the compost or soil that is from your everyday gardening centre. they all seem to have bugs in them when i go to buy any. what do people do about them, what soil doesn't have them in? do you sterilize the soil? i would like to know for if i was doing seeds as coco is hard to get seed to do anything well i find that anyway. thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percifrower View Post
    just need a few peoples experience with the compost or soil that is from your everyday gardening centre. they all seem to have bugs in them when i go to buy any. what do people do about them, what soil doesn't have them in? do you sterilize the soil? i would like to know for if i was doing seeds as coco is hard to get seed to do anything well i find that anyway. thanks in advance
    Hi mate, I use plant magic plus soil, I order from eBay though. There's alot of good growers on here swear by BNQ verve compost. I used it years ago and didn't have any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percifrower View Post
    just need a few peoples experience with the compost or soil that is from your everyday gardening centre. they all seem to have bugs in them when i go to buy any. what do people do about them, what soil doesn't have them in? do you sterilize the soil? i would like to know for if i was doing seeds as coco is hard to get seed to do anything well i find that anyway. thanks in advance
    Soil and compost this time of the year generally has the odd bug in here and there.
    Best bet is to buy some root riot cubes if you are starting from seed, then go into your chosen medium. Be it coco or soil. But if you are going into soil, if recommend you Jack's magic. Only a few quid for a big bag. Wickes sell it.
    If you want to go and kill the bugs. I'd get a load of little pots, fill them up and let the sun dry the hell out of the compost. I mean bone dry. 👍🏻

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    Miracle grow.. Soil shouldn't be considered as I either of those, it's it own thing great for your house plants but no control when growing your cannabis

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    B&Q verve for the win

    ...but I would be buying it about now when it is flying off the shelves rather than been sat outside for a couple of month with rain on them... IMHO that is where the problems with composts start
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    Another vote here for the jacks magic when buying soil from a local garden centre. It’s dirt cheap and great quality, generally bug free too.. The seaweed within its brilliant for the roots. However it does need perlite as an extra to help with water retention.

    Adding 20% coco coir to this also makes it a top shelf mix

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    Is everyone in agreement to avoid BioBizz?

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    Is everyone in agreement to avoid BioBizz?
    Soil or nutes?

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    I suppose both tbh. Im somewhat limited to what soil i can get around here.

    I have enough nutes for 1-2 grows so id hate to waste it. I think every grow there has always been some issue with it though

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    I have been lucky so far with GoGrow soil from... the garden centres, I think? I usually just get those 10 Litre bags for about 3-4 quid each. Wilko selling coco coir blocks has been godsend. I am really liking those, hope they stock them again next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpT0wnSkunk View Post
    Is everyone in agreement to avoid BioBizz?
    if u already have the stuff i would use it. i hate throwing cash away. i have seen some very good grows as well though with biobizz. i think as long as u keep the enviroment perfect and the strain isnt a fussy bitch u will be fine. plus if u got any issues we all are here to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyg View Post
    if u already have the stuff i would use it. i hate throwing cash away. i have seen some very good grows as well though with biobizz. i think as long as u keep the enviroment perfect and the strain isnt a fussy bitch u will be fine. plus if u got any issues we all are here to help
    Thanks for the comments. I decided to use what i have as I just cant through stuff out. It might not be the best but im delighted with my results so far. And it helps to offset my carbon footprint. Sure we all cant grow monster trees full of bud 😉 inspirational brother

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