Prepare container by ading an inch of coarse rock or perlite to bottom of container to assist in drainage and aeration. Fill container with dry Great Lakes Water Only soil (do not presoak soil) up to about one inch from the top of container. Do not tamp or pack in. Lift the pot to get a feel for dry weight when possible. Add seed, clone, or hot start to soil. Water lightly, being careful not to over water and never water to run off. Use dry weight or moisture meter to guage when to water again.
Recommended 7 gallon pots or larger for the final pot. Looking for more information about how much water to use with your living soil? Check out FAQ's with Tommy.
Important Note: Do not use synthetic nutrients with Great lakes Water Only soil. We recommend using only water, top dresses, or organic nutrients.
The intended purpose of our soil is growing vigorous plants as a stand alone medium or in addition to existing soil both in indoor or outdoor containers or bedded plants. Great Lakes Water Only soil works alone or in conjunction with organic additives.