Freedom Farms Formula 1 is formulated to give the individual more control of the nutrients within the substrate when compared to the fortified Premium Classic blend.
Formula1 produces faster plant growth than other combinations, due to its physical properties and type of fertilizer used in the growing medium. This blend is free of additional nutrients, apart from the base amendment mixture. An ideal fertilizer for this soil would be a water-soluble inorganic mineral nutrient.
An initial feed is required with the first watering and subsequent additions according to the plant's requirement.
When compared to the Formula1 mix, the Premium Classic has higher active organic matter content, as well as a balanced semi-slow release nutrient component. Formula 1 also drains far quicker than the premium classic medium, which makes it ideal for multi-feed systems.
Substrate pH of 6.5.
Ingredients: Coco Coir, Worm Castings, Perlite (30%), Volcanic Rock Dust, Bone meal, Gypsum, Fermented probiotic bran.
Application: – Container growing – Indoor or Greenhouse cultivation – High-intensity production with automated fertigation – Balanced nutrient solution input essential
A runoff or leaching is necessary with every second nutrient application to counter a salt build-up. Feed scheduling for this soil will require more frequent watering if you're looking for accelerated growth.
Ideal watering pH for Freedom Farms Craft Soils: Ideal pH 5.5 – 6.0
Our coco coir is buffered and charged with natural amendments. The soil pH is buffered against decreasing pH. The high Calcium content maintains the pH in the 6.5-6.8 range, thus preventing a decrease in pH (substrate acidification) resulting from a nutrient application or watering at a low pH. Consequently, an increase in pH resulting from tap water (pH 7-8.5) use would result in a soil pH increase, above the ideal range for nutrient uptake.
Watering at a pH of 5.5-6.0 will ensure the soil remains within the optimal range of 5.5-6.5.
Freedom Farms Craft Soils are complete, handcrafted living soils, formulated and optimized for plant growth and performance in South Africa. We add a base mineral blend to all our craft soils to ensure long term Calcium and trace element availability and pH stability.
Freedom Farms Craft Soils are comprised of 100% Natural ingredients. They've gone to great lengths to source, formulate, prepare and blend our Craft Soils.
*Handcrafted – We do small batches and keep it hands-on to ensure the quality and consistency of our product.
*Formulated – The physical and nutritional aspects of our soils are based on specific techniques particular to the requirements of different plant types and/or nutrient management systems.