Meow are you doing today?
This is going to be the first of several posts on growing organically in Kitty Litter.
Yes kitty litter (or Oil Dry),new natural kitty litter, with no additives or perfumes. Get the natural nothing added kitty litter. Unused litter, not from your cats Litter box.
It is cheap, easy to get anywhere, and provides a neutral environment for your plants. But what is amazing is you can grow anything in kitty litter and it grows very impressive Peppers or anything else
Growing in kitty litter is not for the beginning gardener. If you have never grown before try learning to grow in regular soil for a few months and then check back.
But if you have grown plants of any kind for a few years, I think you will find very good incentives for trying it out.
Kitty litter holds water well for a long time. When I used to grow I travelled a lot. It was common for me to be away from my plants for 2-8 days.
Because it holds water well, I would water extra before I left. It was nice not to have to worry about watering. Mobility in life is a priority for my life. I like my growing medium flexible, like I am.
Kitty litter cuts down on some of the pest problems that you might have growing indoors. It can also cut down on odors in the grow area. But I will get into this in a later posting.
There are a few things to watch for in kitty litter growing. Remember it holds water really well so you could over water and drown your plants.
The other thing is if you over fertilize there is no flushing what goes into the kitty litter is staying in the litter.
Finally because it is neutral you have to understand all of the things that your plants wants. So everything your plant needs to survive must be added by you.
I prefer organic plants myself.
So in the vegging state I add:
N-P-K from organic sources. If you are unsure about this read a book or find a source for mushroom compost. (note to mods: I am talking about legal mushrooms, mushroom compost can be bought at most Organic gardening stores.)
Secondary nutrients that the plant needs. I use Nitron Formula A-35.
Any hydroponic fertilizer can also be used for feeding plants (Earth Juice, etc.)
Plants can be germinated in kitty litter very easily as well.
As time goes on I will post a few photos.
Fuck chemicals, pesticides and insecticides!