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Nice, add a little co2 during the second half of flower.
I'm concerned with your Mn and Zn being so high, but using any premixed blend locks you into what said product offers, still keep an eye on those. My reference says Mn toxicity will express like a Fe deficiency. I am very interested to see your results in mid and late bloom. I like the jacked up calcium you got in there. I'm inching my calcium up while choosing other macros to inch down in hope of getting my EC to 1.3. In the rockwool, I had great results with 1.0-1.3 and though I'm at 1.6 now, I want to ratchet it back down, then put more thought into my foliar sprays. Last week I lowered my K and tomorrow will be adding NH4. I'm also upping my micro levels as follows;I’ve spent a couple of days compiling accumulated information and playing around with my spreadsheet (developed before I learned of HB, but I’m used to it and it works for me). I’ve come up with the following nutrient profiles for various growth stages (not scientifically chosen), using some of my current lineup of products:
Early to Mid-Veg (2-6 weeks)
I will dilute this to 0.7 EC for earliest veg)
Mid to Late Veg/Stretch
Again, diluted down to about 1.2 EC to start
Mid-Flower (after stretch - flower weeks 3 to 6)
Late Flower (FWs 6-10)
These will be my targets for next grow. I realize that I am unable to micro-tweak the micronutrients, but I feel that the DTE blend is an upright product, and am happy, in general, that I can make my targets with locally available, commercial products, in reasonable quantities.
Incidentally, one of the biggest tools in the vineyard for increasing brix is to prune heavily and sharply reduce yield. If one is willing to sacrifice many buds for few of stellar quality, that is an established method.
Please keep me in your loop too either by linking me to your journal if ya have one, but if not, upload some bloom pics to this thread. If ya have problems in veg, I'd like to see those photos too.Thanks Sky
I’ll look into the Mn/Zn issue for sure. I also appreciate benefiting from your previous research and hands-on grower experience.
I'm in the same boat, except I'm the one blindly trying things out hoping I don't smoke my whole crop in the process, lol. I'm confident I would never do that and make small educated guess adjustments and am inching my way towards the goal. I'm having a LOT of success spraying my crop with fish hydrolysate. I amend it with a little Epsom for Mg, Gypsum for Ca, but the fish is all my NPK and together with some organic wetting agents, makes a well balanced Macro Munch, lol. I spray once every 7 days and my canopies are looking stellar for a change.Thanks for the info guys! A lot of it I'm like a dog watching tv but some is getting into my head!