Member of the Month: Sept 2018 - Plant of the Month: Mar 2019, Aug 2020 - Nug of the Month: October 2019
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Hey Ase, I am fairly new to growing indoors and have spent a lot of time over the past month reading through your journals and those of some other well known members on this forum. The learning curve is steep but loads of fun. I know you have heard this 1000 times before, but your journals are extremely well written and educational. I have learned so much from reading them that I feel like I have some idea of what I am doing now, most importantly with nutes. This was always a mystery to me and your hamburger analogy turned the lights on!! I Am growing in coco and have been using your feed schedule and GH Nutes, and After many bumps in the road I am starting to see some success. I do have a question about stabilizing my solution.
I am using tap water to water my girls. The water is 55ppm and 9.1 ph out of the tap. I Usually mix enough solution to last about 4-5 days. What I am noticing is that it takes a few days for the ph of the solution to stabilize. For example, the day I mix the solution, I ph to 5.8. The next day the ph is usually around 6.3. Again I adjust down to 5.8. The third day it is usually around 6, and then by the fourth day it stays around 5.8. I am wondering if this same issue happens to the water in my medium. Do you know if the ph of the solution I put in would also increase in the medium just as it does in my buckets? This would surely account for the highph in my medium. I am now thinking I may need to get an RO system. any insight into this would be much appreciated.
one of these days I will start a journal, just Simply don’t have the time to do it properly right now.
Hey Ase, I have a quick question about PK boosting. I have been following your feed schedule to a T and have ventured into quad lining and am having great results so far. I am currently at week 1 flower. When I hit week 3 flower I see that your schedule calls for liquid kool bloom. Do you factor the Kool bloom into your PPM and NPK calculations for each week, or do you use it in addition to your base Nutes? For example, if I am at week 3, aiming for npk of 2-2-3 and ppm of 700, do you attain these levels with your base Nutes, and then add the kool bloom on top? Or do you include the kool bloom with your base Nutes to hit the desired ratio and ppm for the week? Thanks for the help with this. I will post some pics of my girls in the quad squad thread once they get some buds going.
Never a bad thing to try other things once you have a solid way nailed. Then you know how to compare the two. Good luck with you me new ones. I unfortunately had to go on a grow break so for the first time in years I have nothing going on. Landlord wants to do some remodeling and asked if I could take a break for a few months . They’ve been good landlords so I didn’t hesitate to agree but still makes me a little sad not having anything going right now.Hey Ase, I thought you might be interested to know I’m branching out. I feel like I have the system I built with your help nailed - I had an 18oz run a few months back - and decided it’s time to explore what else is out there. I have a few autoflowers outdoors in soil, and some regs in the veg tent in soil. I’m actually planning for my next plants to do 2 in coco and 2 in soil and compare directly. And I’ve even started composting with an eye to doing LOS eventually. It’s been fun, but soil has a high bar to reach to match my love of and success with coco!
Great thanks Ase!! Seems obvious now that I think about it, wouldn’t be a PK ‘boost’ if it wasn’t in addition to regular Nutes. Hope the remodelling gets finished quickly so you can get a new grow up and going soon.I would use it in addition to normal nutes and back off if you see nutrient burn on the tips of leaves.