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  • Anyone use or see this before?

    I bought this Saturday and I'm still a while before I use it to plant (cuttings just went into moss yesterday for rooting) but I'm just seeing if anyone's heard or has used this before. It seems to have some great ingredients but being that it is a well draining medium and once the routed cutting is put into soil overwatering is my biggest fear how often and how much do you think this should be watered?i also was advised to Add a handful of clay pellets threwout the mix for extra oxygen space for roots. I will attach the ingredients that are in it. A truly exceptional ready-to-use coco fiber-based potting soil. We begin with a base of the highest quality coco fiber/Coir on the planet which is repeatedly washed for an incredibly low EC, and composted for over twenty-four months, and is specially blended with extra long fibers. This soil is amended with only the highest quality organic ingredients including bat guano, premium earth worm castings, fish bone meal, feather meal, green sand, mycorrihzae, glacial rock dust, soybean meal, humic acid, and many more. Already blended with correct proportions of perlite and pumice for excellent drainage and a vigorous root system, Roots Organics potting soil encourages healthier plants and better yields. Comes in a heavy-duty, ready-to-grow, 1.5 cu ft/10 gal, camoflauge print bag; simply poke holes in the bottom, cut off the top, and plant.
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    I wouldn't plant a plant in the bag. Pumice has a way of slicing through roots if there's movement of the medium.
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    • #3
      I have not used it but the ingredients look good. Depending on how loose and airy it is, you might need to add some more perlite or rice hulls. As for as the pumice goes, I would check the grittiness of the mix and see if it feels sharp and possibly cutting. I think the pumice added is probably processed pumice where they turn it into a flour consistency, they are trying to get the micro nutrients stored in the volcanic ash released into the soil.
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      Art
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      • #4
        Oh I wasn't going to plant in the bag I want to use in pots with clay pebbles
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        • #5
          This product has silica in it. So much so, the link I provided above had a MSDS sheet attached to it. It warned about breathing this product, and getting it into your eyes. Any sand has silica and so does soil but I do not know if the percentage is higher in this product.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bevman View Post
            This product has silica in it. So much so, the link I provided above had a MSDS sheet attached to it. It warned about breathing this product, and getting it into your eyes. Any sand has silica and so does soil but I do not know if the percentage is higher in this product.
            But this is not the same I have. This is the 707 mix. Mine is organic mix there is difference I thinks
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            • #7
              You could be right about there being a difference. I went to their web site http://www.aurorainnovations.org/soil.html and did not see your specific label so I emailed them because I want to know more about it and if it is available in ST Louis MO. Silica is in volcanic ash which is what pumice is. They have a lot of other products that look interesting.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bevman View Post
                You could be right about there being a difference. I went to their web site http://www.aurorainnovations.org/soil.html and did not see your specific label so I emailed them because I want to know more about it and if it is available in ST Louis MO. Silica is in volcanic ash which is what pumice is. They have a lot of other products that look interesting.
                Oh yes this was recommended to me by a professor of horticulture at local College near me. I was given successful, professional exact instructions from a member in this forum and this professor knew of the instructions and says if I buy this product with clay pellets for extra soil air ration and do as he said if I lose even one out of 10 cutting not only will he refund my money he will replace my cuttings and buy me everything on my list I've gotten from the forum pro. So it is was worth the gamble.
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                • #9
                  I heard back from the manufacture and they said it is now called the Original Potting Mix. Recommended for use as a growing media. Great for plants but do not breathe in, spill on, or feed to people or pets. I also know where I can get it locally, Worms Way.
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                  • Taverna78
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                    Wow that's quite a bit of warnings for potting mix ha! But seems like as long as I dont eat more than a mouthful or rollit up and smoke it... it should really beneficial for the plants? I'm planning on potting up a couple cuttings this week and being is still cold here I was going to keep them in a humidity box anyways and very slowly acclimate them to room temps. Maybe by the time they don't need the lid on the bin it'll be time to go outside.

                • #10
                  Here is an update on this product. My wife has a spider plant in her desk at work and has had it for almost two years. Never had ANY new growth to it. Even using miracle grow! She wanted to add some more dirt to the pot and took a cup full of this product on the day I irignally posted this thread. Today she says there new branches and a few beautiful flowers growing off it! I'm still waiting for my cutting to root but I'll update when I do. This stuff seems magical
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                  • #11
                    Ok now I have good photo proof this product is amazing! I took 6 cuttings. 2 vbd. 2 JH. 1 panache tiger and one black mission. All 6 cutting with same size roots from moss box to cup. Same mix in 3 cups. 40%large perlite. 30%peat. 30% root organics. And other 3 cups with 50%large perlite and 50%peat.
                    2vdb and an almost dead panache tiger wow!
                    The 2 JH and 1 mission fairly normal. All rooted,cupped,potted and all in the same exact bin for 1.5 weeks. Pretty amazing!
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