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    Default Answered: Verve vs Plant magic soil supreme

    Evening all have used b&q verve the last few times for some autos, seems like good soil + dirt cheap but had loads of gnats. The local shop has some Plant magic soil supreme , will this be a good gnat free equivalent/alternative ? Already using PM old timer feed & am in a hard water area.

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    Evening all have used b&q verve the last few times for some autos, seems like good soil + dirt cheap but had loads of gnats. The local shop has some Plant magic soil supreme , will this be a good gnat free equivalent/alternative ? Already using PM old timer feed & am in a hard water area.

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    Hi Dupe, unfortunately, I fear there are no bags of soil you can purchase that is guaranteed to be 100% bug-free, it's all down to chance and how wherever you purchased them from have stored them..you see those tiny air holes in all bags of soil?..all it takes is a few to fly in and lay some eggs.

    Some brands have been found to be worse than others mind you, perhaps specifically more to do with the soil creation stage rather than bag stage?

    Just my opinion though, others may not agree with me "


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupe View Post
    Evening all have used b&q verve the last few times for some autos, seems like good soil + dirt cheap but had loads of gnats. The local shop has some Plant magic soil supreme , will this be a good gnat free equivalent/alternative ? Already using PM old timer feed & am in a hard water area.

    thanks
    Hi Dupe, unfortunately, I fear there are no bags of soil you can purchase that is guaranteed to be 100% bug-free, it's all down to chance and how wherever you purchased them from have stored them..you see those tiny air holes in all bags of soil?..all it takes is a few to fly in and lay some eggs.

    Some brands have been found to be worse than others mind you, perhaps specifically more to do with the soil creation stage rather than bag stage?

    Just my opinion though, others may not agree with me

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    Verve everytime, no questions!!
    If you grow in bag soil in the UK and use anything else your either nuts or like burning ya money IMO.

    I use it in my soil mixes and side my side performs as well if not better than the costly alternatives!!

    Verve verve verve and if you cant gey verve.... Oh wait yeah that aint ever happening lol

    Pmsl you guys crack me up worrying about every little bug
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    I'd go plant magic, used verve didn't rate it



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    Literally have no B and Q near me so have never tried Verve but have used PM soil a few times,(including current grow,) have found it a little hot in the past but it is a really nice feeling soil compared to the canna terra that ive been using,if that makes sense? A little on the expensive side but if it does the job,im happy.

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    The run I've just finished up was with plant magic soil and old timers range of nutrients, I've absolutely no reason to not want to use it again, no issues whatsoever.
    Haven't used verve so cannot comment on that

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    Knew I should have took a photo at bnq on Sunday
    All their soils were propping up the flower planters with bugs flying all over the joint
    The last bag I bought from bnq what was to be used indoors had a cut up carrier bag inside and what was best described as a broken georgian tea pot
    No biggy just pick the shit out and plod on
    Four days later under hps the grow cupboard and the adjacent bedroom was crawling in gnats
    Pots slung, soil slung and sadly the seedlings slung
    Lucky enough there's a big hydo store a few clicks away
    Yes it's £12 as opposed to the fiver for the bnq "dirt "
    But how much is neem and fly traps again
    I've been using pm soil now for a few years and not had one infestation since (touching wood as I type this)
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    Neither, grab a bag of jacks magic and some perlite

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    Cheers all. Think ill try the PM soil then, had a boat load of the little @*ckers last time. Ive got really hard and high PH tap water is the PM stuff good for buffering etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupe View Post
    Cheers all. Think ill try the PM soil then, had a boat load of the little @*ckers last time. Ive got really hard and high PH tap water is the PM stuff good for buffering etc ?
    I use Severn trent water and I wouldn't drink straight from the tap it bloody stinks, leave it to stand for a day and the smells gone and yeah the soil buffers it fine
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    If you look at the reviews for B&Q Verve they are very mixed apparently it has gone down hill this year from being quite good to atrocious (according to some reviewers) in 2019. I bought 2 bags for container plants around the house and it was fine. I put a few clones/potential mothers in it and they loved it.

    I don't think the quality is very consistent. Personally I wouldn't take a chance with it again after all of the negative reports. Apparently it is made from a mixture of peat and recycled waste.
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    I brought some verve for one of my grows and it looked like it was mud. I have tried plant magic supreme which was good and jack magic which was also good.


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    Thanks a lot for the help. PM soil all the way then. Would like to mark this as answered but can't pick one answer as its all good info

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