“Super” and/or “Coco” has the power to immediately make a topic interesting. The mystery of what makes it so unique, however, is even more intriguing! Why do I want super? What does that mean exactly? How will this help me grow my plants better than anything else has before?!
Six years ago, I searched for a soilless media that could give me the power of hydro but soil flavor. Instead of finding one recipe or formula, though, I found 15+ studies on coco coir’s high nutrient holding capacity (NHC).
In other words: Coco was not only hydroponic-friendly; its NHC gave your plants access to all elements needed with minimal daily watering cycles compared to traditional.
I‘m blown away! I mean, my hydro always came out dope, lol, but I knew I was on to something. Something that would change the way we grow indoors forever.
Yea, people have been adding coco coir, peat, and perlite to their soil, bringing more oxygen into the media, but when it came to feeding, many still focus on the soil feeding the plants, which took too long for me.
If you’re like me, I don’t have time to wait four months to get a solid crop, especially if I start from a clone.
In this article, I will share the base of my blend and the ratios to add to the mix.
The Super Coco Mix:
- Coco Coir
- Soil with amendments like Roots organic or Coast of Maine
- Worm Castings
The mixing process and ratio are simple. I use 60% coco coir, 15% soil, and 15% worm castings.
I made sure to keep my soil on the bottom since soils can carry eggs from wherever it came from, and they can come alive if you will when water and oxygen are mixed.
Next, I mix my coco coir with the worm castings for a slow release of nitrogen in the first month of vegetation.
Like I mentioned earlier, you can get by with just water when dealing with super soil or soil-like coast of main, but with coco coir, you will need to add a supplement to help the plants out.
Using any starter kits will help you a long way and get the job done if youre a beginner. If you have a few grows under your belt, you can use a custom blend like I do to get an extreme growth pattern from your tent or grow area.
Later, I will share with you how to get my custom feeding schedule, fro now. Let’s get to the watering.
When it comes to watering, you can water coco coir every day where soil can not. So what is the watering method I use? I like to water every other day or every other 3rd day in the beginning stages.
As the plant grows, you might find yourself watering every day, even twice a day, due to the extreme growth. Can you over water?
In my complete blueprint series, I cover what to look for and make sure the plants get what they need. There is too much to cover in this article to give you the full rundown.
Here is another watering tip: You want to feed twice and water with plain water once since we will be watering more frequently than soil. 2-2-1 is the schedule I use, which helps flush out any salt built up in the media.
It’s also a great way to test run-off to ensure levels are where they need to be.
pH & PPM: I keep my pH in the range of 5.9 – 6.2 depending on the stage as well. Early stages, I like my super coco mix to be more acidic, and as they grow, I reach for a more alkaline setting, especially near the end of the crop when I start my flush cycle.
Super Cropping Tips
The Cartier Crops Super Coco growing method is the best method to use when growing indoor to minimize pests, bigger yields, and better flavor while saving thousands in the process.
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