Fox Farm Soil or Nectar for the Gods!
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Nectar for the Gods and FoxFarm mediums are two of the most talked-about items at the Indoor Earthworm. Both of these "mediums" are made to give your plants what they need to grow well in pots, raised beds, or hydroponically, indoors or out. Instead of peat moss and perlite, both companies use coir fiber, which is made from the flexible husks of the coconut's inner shell. This mix of ingredients can be used over a long period of time. It helps the earth hold the water it needs while letting it breathe, which leads to fast root growth, which is needed for plants to get bigger and denser. Growers of high-dollar crops have a lot of respect for both names.
This blog will compare the goods of the two companies to help you decide which brand and blend is best for you. As always, the trained staff at Indoor Earthworm will help you if you have more questions about the company's soils, plant foods, nutrients, or any of our other goods.
Since 1984, FoxFarm has been in business in Humboldt County, California, making soil and nutrients that still have bacteria that help plants grow. All ten of their soil mixes are tried in the FoxFarm greenhouse to make sure they are high-quality and consistent. There are blends for all kinds of growing, from seeds to fruits to hanging pots with flowers.
FoxFarm's Original Planting Mix can be used both in the ground and in pots. It and the famous Ocean Forest Potting Soil are the only ones that don't have coconut coir, which is usually found in other soils. In addition to peat moss, both of these mixes have old wood goods and worm shells. There are also bat guano, fish emulsion, and crab meal in Ocean Forest Potting Soil.
Nectar for the Gods
Oregon's Only in Springfield, Oregon, has been making Nectar for the Gods in small amounts of four cubic yards for more than 20 years. The special thing about their four different blends is that they use Oregon rainwater collected from roof runoff to rinse the coir fiber. Rainwater is softer and slightly acidic. It adds ammonia, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and sodium to the soil. Because the high salt level is bad for the plants, the pH is balanced by adding limestone.
At the moment, there are two more types of Nectar for God's soilless medium in addition to the basic mix, which helps meet the needs of different plants. Blend #2 is made to be used with hydroponics or to plant straight in. It has perlite, yucca meal, basalt, and mycorrhizal fungi added. This blend is safe for daily feedings. Blend #7 is a coir fiber with a neutral PH. Slowly added water and washed with rainwater from Oregon on-site to get rid of any salts. Made to work with hydroponics or to put straight in.
Nectar of the Gods Blend #4
Blend #4 is the most famous. It has no wood or filler and is made of sphagnum peat moss from Lithuania, perlite, pumice, kelp meal, bone meal, diatomaceous earth, clay, basalt, oyster shell (to adjust pH), humus, and lime (to adjust pH). It can take up to 30 days to get going, break down, and go to sleep. This traditional potting soil can be used indoors or outdoors when plants need extra food. Nectar for the Gods started making Blend #4 because mass-produced and low-quality soils were not always the same.
A Drink for the Gods Blend #8
Nectar of the Gods Blend #8 is Blend #4 with 55% perlite added to improve flow and make the soil lighter.
The Ocean Forest mix from FoxFarm and #4 from Nectar for the Gods are the two soils that can be used most interchangeably with each other. Both are all-purpose blends that are very popular with professional farmers who grow foods that make a lot of money.
At different stages of a plant's growth, it's important to check the pH of the soil mix you choose because different nutrients may need to be added or the plant may need to be moved to a different soil.
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Nectar for the Gods and FoxFarm mediums are two of the most talked-about items at the Indoor Earthworm. Both of these "mediums" are made to give your plants what they need to grow well in pots, raised beds, or hydroponically, indoors or out. Instead of peat moss and perlite, both companies use coir fiber, which…