This is about to be one epic outdoor hempy run...
I started hempy bucket on my second grow and have never looked back. With regards to water and nutes I find I use 75% less than feeding soil. That for me is worth the price of admission. @FelipeBlu turned me on to it and I feel we both have a really good grasp of the nutrient process. There is also a group here called Hempy Headquarters and there is lots of assistance to be had there.Wow yer plants look great!
I've been thinking of trying hempy but I'm still confused as to how the watering and nutrients are supplied.
And is that 5 plants in one pot there?
All my best,
It’s very easy. Mix up your fertilizer solution, pour into perlite (I like to cover the hole with my finger, fill it up about 2 inches above the hole, and then let go) until you get at least 10-15% runoff. That’s it! I like to fertigate often as I am a big fan of refreshing the air in the pot. I believe it provides better hygiene and results in a healthy plant.how the watering and nutrients are supplied.
I think I mentioned in one of her threads that she is not the ideal test case!like everything else that Sue has success with, it didn't work out that way for me
That is quite the transplant! They all look great Felipe...carry on.2 gallon home
one to a 30 gallon tub
Of course! I get it. I forgot about the wicking ability of the Perlite. Makes complete sense at that point. I guess going with the bottom of the root ball at about 8inches or so would be the highest you could start with. Have you actually found documented info on how high perlite wicks?I was concerned that if I put the plant too high above the reservoir, and it didn’t wick up past 12”, I wouldn’t get good root growth filling the upper part of the perlite. I put the top of the existing root ball about 11” above the reservoir, so that the upper roots would have moist perlite to grow into, and hopefully populate all of the perlite. At the end, I want to pull out a tub-shaped mass of perlite and roots.
I don't wear a lab coat but, I did fiddle with some of this theory with the hempy pipe tubes I made. All that was based on @Tead findings that perlite wicks up at 12 inches. I did post that stuff at the headquarters around page 140 or so.We need to see what type of research can be done on this. You know some scientific process type stuff.
Dammit. Pain in my old ass.Hi Tead, welcome! Scroll up.
I've never seen a problem with a perlite to perlite change. One of the things that remind you you're really in hydro.No apparent trauma from the up-pot.
I had thought you would have more Perlite
My experience exactly. That's why I never made pots larger than 12" high. I tested taller, but quickly discovered the wicking limit.didn’t wick up past 12”