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Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:23 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

I've been using ProMix HP for a while with good results. I had to add 2 tbs dolomite lime per gallon, but no perlite.

My local garden shop was out today, so I bought Sunshine Mix #4 instead. I've read good things about it as well.

Questions:

1. Do I need to add any perlite to it?

2. Do I need to add any dolomite lime to it?

Thanks.

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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:36 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

from what i understand, its ready to go as is, i have a bag of it, not used it yet. best of luck on ur grow


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:33 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

our local shop has tons of that. Let me know how it goes.


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:05 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

Will do NoMo.

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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:06 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

I bought 2 large bales of Sunshine Mix #4 today. They were HEAVY. They come wet, while ProMix comes completely dry (and very dusty - use a mask with it or you'll breathe a bunch of dust while working with it).

Based upon a lot of research I've done the past week, I've decided to add 20% perlite per gallon, and 2 tbs dolomite lime per gallon.

I'm transplanting tomorrow.

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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:27 pm
by Kaotik | 64 Posts | 260 Points

yes and yes if you want.

they're very similar.. but if i have a choice, it's always promix.. just seems blended better (plus i go for the hp with myco and lime already. sunshine is just peat and perlite)
sunshine is big chunky perlite, but seems not as much.

sunshine used to be the go-to here.. but now it's promix.
*don't get me wrong it'll work. but if there's an option; pro mix ;)


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:28 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.200 Posts | 3987 Points

I liked Promix BX. Worked nice for me.


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:07 pm
by Grower13 | 513 Posts | 2013 Points

I've been using promix for the last year of growing........ I add lime to it........ I've had no ph problems........ works well for me.


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:40 pm
by Dman1234 | 27 Posts | 78 Points

I used it for a couple years now, perilite is a good idea for sure but not a must, dolomite lime is a good idea.

i added both usually, but sometimes skipped the perilite.

never got a wet bag, thats more to do withh how it is stored by the retailer. imo


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:04 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.200 Posts | 3987 Points

Yea im not so sure they meant for it to be wet. Ive gotten wet stuff before,,but it was normally because it had rained on it somewhere during or after shipment.


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:05 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

I bought 2 bags of SSM#4 on Saturday. They were way heavier than the similar-sized bags of ProMix HP I've been buying. And I definitely detected a bit of moisture in the mix when I used it.

We'll see how it works. My guess is that it will serve as well as ProMix HP.

BTW, regarding SSM#4 and ProMix HP, I don't think I've ever heard anyone say (or post) that they liked one, but disliked the other.

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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:41 pm
by Drfting07 | 264 Posts | 1092 Points

I started out with Pro-mix HP+. Simply too costly for what i can make. $35 for a 3.5 CF bale is what i can get it for.

For $90 i can make 200 gallons of base mix. Fafard 3.5cf bale for $13, Super Compost $8/cf Black Kow Composted Manure $5/50lbs and dolomite lime is pennies on the dollar if you buy it in bulk. Ive bought it once for 3 Outdoor seasons.

Im all organic tho, not sure what direction you are going


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RE: Sunshine Mix #4 Questions

in Soils and Soil-less Growing Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:20 am
by umbra | 780 Posts | 4085 Points

I think the big difference between the promix and sunshine is the promix is a soiless mix and the sunshine is actually soil. I use the sunshine #4 and still add perlite to it and some lime.


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