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Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
Lol I edited it and added a good pic that explains. I find soil sounds like more work to me...

Please do interrupt! I'm doing a terrible job explaining! :19:
Not at all. Soil is way easier. There's no buffers in Hydro so you need to stay fairly accurate with ppm's. Constantly have to watch water temps & pH. Bucket or Res changes often, etc. Way more work. It's definitely a good way to grow if you can't stay out of your grow room.
But if you just want a simple easy grow & you're kind of lazy like me .... I'd recommend soil.
Soil is pretty much feed & forget it. Only have to feed every few days & really don't need to pH.
 

Rexer

Member of the Month: April 2021 - Photo of the Month: July 2021
This^

the easiest medium to grow in, in my opinion :thumb:

Not at all. Soil is way easier. There's no buffers in Hydro so you need to stay fairly accurate with ppm's. Constantly have to watch water temps & pH. Bucket or Res changes often, etc. Way more work. It's definitely a good way to grow if you can't stay out of your grow room.
But if you just want a simple easy grow & you're kind of lazy like me .... I'd recommend soil.
Soil is pretty much feed & forget it. Only have to feed every few days & really don't need to pH.

Actually with my physical limitations, hydro is easier. No lifting.. except top offs , just pumps. Keeping track of a reservoir isn't hard. Using a one part feed makes it easier.
 

6thsense

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Not at all. Soil is way easier. There's no buffers in Hydro so you need to stay fairly accurate with ppm's. Constantly have to watch water temps & pH. Bucket or Res changes often, etc. Way more work. It's definitely a good way to grow if you can't stay out of your grow room.
But if you just want a simple easy grow & you're kind of lazy like me .... I'd recommend soil.
Soil is pretty much feed & forget it. Only have to feed every few days & really don't need to pH.
Im getting the feeling that soil growers will say soil is way easier and hydro growers will say the opposite. Im going to agree with @Budsbunny for right now with my limited knowledge and incredible laziness soil is the way to go . I will definitely look into hydro and for sure give it a go in the future so I can see for myself what is better/easier for my conditions
 

6thsense

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These are the girls today. I guess they look ok. I put a dried stem I found in the pot of the smaller seedling to give it a little support. She was slightly leaning .
 

Northern Hydro

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Im getting the feeling that soil growers will say soil is way easier and hydro growers will say the opposite. Im going to agree with @Budsbunny for right now with my limited knowledge and incredible laziness soil is the way to go . I will definitely look into hydro and for sure give it a go in the future so I can see for myself what is better/easier for my conditions
Hydro taught me to dial in my environment , so, in my very limited experience , learning hydro first , I saw what nutes do what ( instantly) to a ppm or ph , that allowed me to see how the plant responds to what also ( generally )

soil is up potting,, watering , ..I water when bone dry and light , to run off ,
there are one part nutrients ...pretty idiot proof once your environment is dialed in :)but , it all starts with good genetics ..:Namaste:
 

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
I saw what nutes do what ( instantly) to a ppm or ph , that allowed me to see how the plant responds to what also ( generally )
Exactly my point. A little off on things & you get a reaction almost instantly. Things happen fast in Hydro so you have to be on top of things. You can go to bed one night & a pump or chiller go out & no more plants. Something happens to a soil plant over night there's a great chance of recovery.
On top of that you have added costs of equipment & the electric it takes to run it.
Some people like it, some people don't. We all find what we like & that's what we do. But after growing both ways, I found Soil way easier. I also know I can feed my plants & leave for the weekend & everything will most likely be fine.
Try that with Hydro.
 

6thsense

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Hydro taught me to dial in my environment , so, in my very limited experience , learning hydro first , I saw what nutes do what ( instantly) to a ppm or ph , that allowed me to see how the plant responds to what also ( generally )

soil is up potting,, watering , ..I water when bone dry and light , to run off ,
there are one part nutrients ...pretty idiot proof once your environment is dialed in :)but , it all starts with good genetics ..:Namaste:
Hydro seems much more involved to me but that might be because ive never tried it
 

Backlipslide

Member of the Month: Mar 2020 - Plant of the Month: Feb 2020 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2020, Oct 2020

Northern Hydro

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I didn’t think autos and photos had different nutritional requirements ..can someone learn me ? My seedling‘s get nutes when their cotyledon’s start to turn yellow or Look hungry

the ratio of nutes Per water quantity in my experience is to ph the mixture ..for example - mc is IDIOT PROOF ..if you follow the instructions , it will ph your water ..according to my blue lab anyways .... When you start adding extra stuff to one part nutrients , it affects the ph , hense it can affect the Plants negatively ...I control my ph with nutes , not ph up or down ...so I’m genuinely curious to hear
 

6thsense

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I didn’t think autos and photos had different nutritional requirements ..can someone learn me ? My seedling‘s get nutes when their cotyledon’s start to turn yellow or Look hungry

the ratio of nutes Per water quantity in my experience is to ph the mixture ..for example - mc is IDIOT PROOF ..if you follow the instructions , it will ph your water ..according to my blue lab anyways .... When you start adding extra stuff to one part nutrients , it affects the ph , hense it can affect the Plants negatively ...I control my ph with nutes , not ph up or down ...so I’m genuinely curious to hear
Autos can be a little more sensitive to nutes. Ive learned this the hard way I still ph the water when Im using mc
 

Northern Hydro

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Autos can be a little more sensitive to nutes. Ive learned this the hard way
Or maybe the beans ? I’ve never treated them any differently ? Weird eh ! Have a great day man :ganjamon:
 

6thsense

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I had a nice surprise this morning. Yesterday I gave some bud to a friend. Didnt tell them I grew it no details at all told him I got it from someone else . He is the first person besides me to try the hashplant from my last grow and he loved it !!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe Im not so bad at this after all
 

6thsense

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So upon mixing up my first feeding I noticed I mustve not properly sealed the bag of mega crop so Its been open for 6 weeks or so . Would you throw this out its about 1/4 of a bag left . It seems like all the balls clumped up the powder is still good though . I have a whole un-opened bag still
 

6thsense

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just gave them their first feed .25 grm/qt of MC . I fed them 1/2 qt each .
The girl in the 1st pic I spilled water on accidentally the other day and her leaves look kind of twisted and gnarly not sure what I can do besides hope she pulls through it.
Also Im thinking about when to turn the light up a little . Right now its at the lowest setting it can go too . Its reading 12-14k lux at the tops of the seedlings
 

Backlipslide

Member of the Month: Mar 2020 - Plant of the Month: Feb 2020 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2020, Oct 2020
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