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About Wet - Dry Cycles

Smokin Moose

Fallen Cannabis Warrior
While I am a proponent of wet/dry cycling, I do not suggest waiting until leaves begin to droop or wilt. As Mr.Ito stated, this causes unnecessary stress.

Beginners should definitely rely on judging by the weight of the container, or a moisture meter... although one must test several areas in the containers to get an accurate idea of total moisture.

It is important to the growth of a healthly and strong root system to let plants dry out quite a bit between waterings. It can take several years to understand your plants and their needs enough to feel safe drying containers longer than a few days. However, with gained knowledge and a moisture meter you can easily push your girls to their limits without fear of stress.
 

BornTo420

New Member
While I am a proponent of wet/dry cycling, I do not suggest waiting until leaves begin to droop or wilt. As Mr.Ito stated, this causes unnecessary stress.

Beginners should definitely rely on judging by the weight of the container, or a moisture meter... although one must test several areas in the containers to get an accurate idea of total moisture.

It is important to the growth of a healthly and strong root system to let plants dry out quite a bit between waterings. It can take several years to understand your plants and their needs enough to feel safe drying containers longer than a few days. However, with gained knowledge and a moisture meter you can easily push your girls to their limits without fear of stress.

My moisture meter has a gauge that range from 1 to 10..what is the estimated number that you should use to water at? I am learning everyday with my first grow and appreciate your opinion and or HELP ..I can visually see the top layer of dirt is drying out and then started to test / monitor dirt with meter.. I cant lift container because of SCROG. Once the meter reading gets to 4 or below and the first sign of bottom fan leaves start to drop I then water. I prefer not to stress my ladies, so I wonder what number should I re water at without waiting for dropping of leaves?
 
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