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Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

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Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

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Re: Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

Post by grumpygrower » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:51 am

I'm about to buy Jeff Lowenfels books. He seems like a knowledge guy. I've been posting a couple of his videos in the media section. Great read, thanks for posting!
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Re: Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

Post by GMO » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:54 pm

Agreed! I think we over think and under think some of how we grow.

Staring over from scratch now and again helps us work out what's really important and hopefully gives us a better understanding of what's really going on

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Re: Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

Post by integrajosh » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:58 am

Imo salts from non organic fert prbly do kill some of the bacteria, but a good compost tea from worm castings would fix that for sure. I'm running an ammended soil right now and it's one of my easiest and healthiest grows so far.

If I run into issues that need immediate fixing in late flower I'd rather use whatever ferts I have to, and just re-innoculate afterwards. Interesting topic though, mon the conversation!

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Re: Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

Post by The Aspie Toker » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:10 am

integrajosh wrote:
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If I run into issues that need immediate fixing in late flower I'd rather use whatever ferts I have to, and just re-innoculate afterwards.
I've done that myself.
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Re: Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

Post by Bulls » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:25 am

Soil is very complicated. I'd rather sit down, watch and read you guys discussing it and hopefully learn something new.
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Re: Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

Post by jimmi2scoops » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:44 pm

integrajosh wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:58 am
Imo salts from non organic fert prbly do kill some of the bacteria, but a good compost tea from worm castings would fix that for sure. I'm running an ammended soil right now and it's one of my easiest and healthiest grows so far.

If I run into issues that need immediate fixing in late flower I'd rather use whatever ferts I have to, and just re-innoculate afterwards. Interesting topic though, mon the conversation!

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There's no chemical salts in your fert mix once its made up and mixed with water the salts separate into ions in your fert mix, the exact same ions that are in an organic fert mix. Do you think micro-life can tell difference, nope they just feast on them, neither can science tell difference between organic or mineral based fertilizer ions.

Check the link out in the first post it goes into it much deeper, a very good read indeed. :)
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Re: Does Fertilizer Kill Soil Bacteria?

Post by integrajosh » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:58 pm

jimmi2scoops wrote:
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Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:58 am
Imo salts from non organic fert prbly do kill some of the bacteria, but a good compost tea from worm castings would fix that for sure. I'm running an ammended soil right now and it's one of my easiest and healthiest grows so far.

If I run into issues that need immediate fixing in late flower I'd rather use whatever ferts I have to, and just re-innoculate afterwards. Interesting topic though, mon the conversation!

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There's no chemical salts in your fert mix once its made up and mixed with water the salts seperate into ions in your fert mix, the exact same ions that are in an organic fert mix. Do you think microlife can tell difference, nope they just feast on them, neither can science tell difference between organic or mineral based fertilizer ions.

Check the link out in the first post it goes into it much deeper, a very good read indeed. :)
I think "salts" is a bad term, The buildup on my dwc reservoir says otherwise about it being ok though I'll look at what you said though, interesting opinion.

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