Nectar for the Gods 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 beds, or hydroponically, whether indoors or outdoors. Both businesses use coir fiber (the fibrous husks of the interior coconut shell) instead of peat moss and perlite in their mixtures. This combination of ingredients is suitable for long-term use and helps the soil retain the necessary amount of water while allowing for adequate aeration, resulting in the rapid root expansion necessary for denser, sturdier plants. Growers of high-value commodities hold high regard for both brands.
This blog will compare the products of the two companies to assist you in determining which brand and combination is optimal for your particular requirements. As always, if you have additional inquiries about either company's soils, plant foods, and nutrients, or about any of our other products, our trained staff will assist you.
Since 1984, FoxFarm has been in business in Humboldt County, California, producing soil and nutrients that are not depleted of beneficial microorganisms for healthy plants. The FoxFarm greenhouse is used to assure the purity and uniformity of all ten of their soil mixtures. Blends are available for every sort of growing situation, from seedlings to suspended baskets to fruits.
FoxFarm's Original Planting Mix and the popular Ocean Forest Potting Soil are outliers to the norm in that neither contains coconut coir. In addition to peat moss, each of these mixtures also includes aged forest products and earthworm deposits. Ocean Forest Potting Soil consists of bat guano, fish emulsion, and crab meal as well.
Nectar for the Gods
Oregon's Only has produced Nectar for the Gods in four-cubic-yard quantities in Springfield, Oregon, for over two decades. Rainwater reclaimed from Oregon roof discharge is used to rinse the coir fiber, making it a unique component of their four distinct blends. The soil is enriched with nitrates, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and sodium by rainwater, which is milder and slightly acidic. The soil is buffered with limestone to balance its pH because the excessive sodium content is detrimental to the vegetation.
There are currently two additional varieties of Nectar for the Gods soilless medium, in addition to the basic blend, to satisfy the diverse requirements of plants. Blend #2 contains perlite, yucca meal, basalt, and mycorrhizal fungi; it is intended for hydroponic use or direct planting. This mixture is suitable for daily consumption. The pH level of Blend #7 is neutral. On-site rehydration and washing with rainwater from Oregon to remove any minerals. Designed for use in hydroponics or for direct planting.
A fourth blend of nectar for the gods
Blend #4 is the most popular and consists of sphagnum peat moss sourced from Lithuania, perlite, pumice, kelp meal, bone meal, diatomaceous earth, clay, basalt, oyster shell (for pH adjustment), humus, and lime. Activation, decomposition, and dormancy can take up to 30 days. This conventional potting soil is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use when additional fertilization is desired. Due to inconsistencies in mass-produced and low-quality soils, Nectar for the Gods began producing Blend #4.
The Divine Sweetener Blend #8
Blend #8 of Nectar for the Gods is Blend #4 with 55% perlite added to improve permeability, resulting in lighter soil.
The two most interchangeable soils are the most common mixtures for each brand, Ocean Forest from FoxFarm and #4 from Nectar for the Gods. Both are all-purpose mixtures that are particularly well-liked 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 new 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 beds, or hydroponically, whether indoors or outdoors. Both businesses use coir fiber (the fibrous husks of the…