The divine nectar or fox farm soil?
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Nectar for the Gods and FoxFarm mediums are two of the most-talked-about products at the Indoor Earthworm. Both of these "mediums" are designed to provide your plants with the nutrients they need to thrive in containers, raised gardens, hydroponically, indoors, or outdoors. Instead of peat moss and perlite, both companies use coir fiber (the fibrous husks of the interior coconut shell) in their mixtures. This combination of ingredients is suitable for long-term use and assists the soil in retaining water while allowing for aeration, resulting in the rapid root expansion required for denser, more robust plants. Both brands are highly regarded by cultivators of high-dollar commodities.
This blog will compare the products of the two companies to help you determine which brand and combination is ideal for your particular requirements. Indoor Earthworm's trained staff will assist you if you have any additional inquiries about either company's soils, plant foods, and nutrients, or any of our other products.
Since 1984, FoxFarm has been in business in Humboldt County, California, creating soil and nutrients that are not depleted of beneficial microorganisms for healthy plants. The FoxFarm greenhouse is used to test all ten soil mixtures to assure their quality and consistency. Blends are available for all types of growing conditions, including seedlings, fruits, and decorative suspended containers.
Both the popular Ocean Forest Potting Soil and FoxFarm's Original Planting Mix are anomalies to the norm in that they do not contain coconut coir. In addition to peat moss, both of these mixtures contain aged forest products and earthworm deposits. Additionally, Ocean Forest Potting Soil includes bat guano, fish emulsion, and crab meal.
Nectar for the Gods
Oregon's Only in Springfield, Oregon, has been producing Nectar for the Gods in four cubic yard quantities for over two decades. The coir fiber is rinsed with Oregon rainwater reclaimed from roof discharge, which is the unique component of their four distinct blends. Softer and slightly acidic, rainwater contributes nitrates, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and sodium to the soil. Because the excessive sodium content is detrimental to plant growth, the soil's pH is balanced with limestone.
There are currently two additional varieties of Nectar for the God-soilless medium to satisfy the needs of diverse plant types. Blend #2 is intended for hydroponic use or direct planting, and contains perlite, yucca meal, basalt, and mycorrhizal fungi. This mixture is suitable for daily use. Blend #7 is an alkaline coir fiber. On-site hydration and washing with Oregon rainwater to remove any salts. Designed for hydroponic cultivation or direct planting.
Nectar For The Gods Mixture No. 4
Blend #4 is the most popular and consists of sphagnum peat moss from Lithuania, perlite, pumice, kelp meal, bone meal, diatomaceous earth, clay, basalt, oyster shell (to modify pH), humus, and lime. Up to 30 days are required for activation, decomposition, and dormancy. When additional feedings are requested, this traditional potting soil can be used both indoors and outdoors. Blend #4 was created by Nectar for the Gods due to inconsistencies in mass-produced and low-quality soils.
Nectar for the Gods Blend #8
Nectar for the Gods Blend #8 is Blend #4 with 55% perlite added for improved permeability, resulting in lighter soil.
Ocean Forest blend from FoxFarm and #4 from Nectar for the Gods are the two soils with the highest degree of interchangeability. Both combinations are popular among professional cultivators who cultivate high-yield, high-value crops.
At various stages of the plant's development, it is essential to check the pH of any soil mixture you choose, as different nutrients may need to be added or the plant may need to be transplanted into a different soil.
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Nectar for the Gods and FoxFarm mediums are two of the most-talked-about products at the Indoor Earthworm. Both of these "mediums" are designed to provide your plants with the nutrients they need to thrive in containers, raised gardens, hydroponically, indoors, or outdoors. Instead of peat moss and perlite, both companies use coir fiber (the fibrous…