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  • Organic Soil on the West Coast?

    Posted by ReeferMerch on July 6, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Sup Groomies – I would like to do my next grow in organic soil, but I am having trouble locating some type of pre-made blend here is CA. I checked out Roiboi-Soil and Build a Soil, but shipping it from the Midwest to CA is more then the soil costs, so it’s not really something I want to shell out that much $$ for.

    Anyone know if a place on the West Coast that makes a good mix? There is probably a huge business opportunity here.

    Thanks for any insight.

    ReeferMerch replied 2 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • ReeferMerch

    Member
    July 6, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    I got a wild hair and decided to send this note to the dean of the agriculture school at our local junior college. Guess we will see what becomes of it

    Good Morning Mr. Borges,

    I am a graduate of MJC (quite some time ago) and went on to CSUS for my BA and MA. I have started a new hobby and have run across something I think the college could benefit from with little work.

    I am trying to find a local source for a super soil that does not need bottled additives, fertilizers etc. I am trying to get away from using chemicals to grow my crops. There are a few of these soil companies in the Midwest, but it does not make fiscal sense to pay for the soil and shipping. I have cc’d two professors who teach the MNR 200 Soils class because I think you probably already cover creating a super soil in the course content. What if MJC started mixing up batches of super soil and sold it to our local community? Just mix a big batch and sell it by the yard, no need to bag it, little additional overhead and I think the potential for additional funds to help support the Ag program would be substantial. I cannot find a local source for super soil and I know we have a large population that grow many small crops both indoors and out. Once word got out it might be something that could really pay off for MJC. All it might take is a flyer at the local hydroponic store and word will travel.

    If you are at all interested, here are a couple of companies in the Midwest that are doing some big business:

    https://buildasoil.com/products/buildasoil-potting-soil-version-3-0?variant=44903445010

    https://www.roibiosoil.com/shop/medicinal-blend

    Maybe you already do something like this and I just don’t know about it. I would love to become a customer!

    Best to all of you, thanks for your time.

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    Eric Merchant, M.Ed.

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  • raiderz28

    Member
    July 16, 2020 at 3:21 am

    You can try SoilKing if you are anywhere near in the Northbay, not sure what part of California you are in https://thesoilking.com/pages/wholesale-soil

    • ReeferMerch

      Member
      July 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks raiderz – I live in central CA (Modesto) so a trip to the bay is not out of the question. Since I already have bought my materials for this next grow, I am going to go with that. That being said, next time I need to build a living soil, I may check these guys and gals out.

      Thanks!

  • M-Leizy

    Member
    July 16, 2020 at 11:03 am
  • M-Leizy

    Member
    July 16, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Humboldt Ag Supply

    Front Page

    The guys I know on the ground speak well of these guys

    • ReeferMerch

      Member
      July 16, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      Sweet – thanks!!!