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How do I mix up my nutrient solution?

Smokin Moose

Fallen Cannabis Warrior
These are the exact steps I take to properly preparing a nute solution:

Note: My res is 25 gallons, so you will have to adjust all volumes for your res size.

I would suggest getting a container that would be able to hold the same amount of water as your res. That way you can prepare your mixture in the mixing container, then empty your rez and immediately pump the fresh solution into your system so that they will be out of the water for a minimal amount of time to reduce shock.

# Use good water. I use RO (Reverse Osmosis) water.

# Add all of your "extras" to your reservoir

In bloom, I add 80ml of Bcuzz bloom stimulant (Bcuzz's suggested str for 25 gals), and a small amount of Epsom salts, about 2 TSP (10ml). You must mix your e-salts in warm water, or they will take forever to dissolve and throw off your readings. This little trick will help you whenever you need to mix something solid into your nute solution. Dissolve it first.

# Nutrient mixing.
What I do is get a gallon of water, and mix my nutes ratios into that container, then I simply add that solution to my res until I reach the desired ppm. You CANNOT mix them together in their pure form, they must be diluted or nutrient lockout can occur. I never pour nutes directly into the reservoir.

My system holds 25 gallons, so I use 80ml as my "base unit" of measure. I use the 1-2-3 (G-M-B) formula. It is the one that GH recommends and it works well for me. For example 1-2-3 = 80ml — 160ml — 240ml

# Always add Micro, then Grow, then Bloom.
In my bucket of water I add 2 measures of GH Micro. Mix. Then I add my 1 measure of Grow. Mix. Then I add my 3 measures of Bloom. Mix.

My measure is 80ml - yours will be different according to your res size.

# Use a submersible water pump to keep everything mixing in your main rez.
# Add the GH mixture slowly to the mixing container until I reach my desired ppm. After I have the ppm's set, I adjust my ph until my mixture is perfect. Then I quickly dump my res and put the contents form my mixing container into my res.

Be sure your nutes are fully mixed before trusting your readings. I have found ph to take longer to stabilize than ppm's, so allow the tank to really mix up well before you count on a ph reading to be true.

Here are some GH ratios I use:

Cuttings
pure RO water and a rooting powder, liquid, or gel is all you need

Seedlings / clones
Add a drop of superthrive per gallon of water, e-salts, and a 1-1-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 250 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Early veg
Add a drop of superthrive per gallon of water, e-salts, and a 1-1-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 350-450 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Vegging
Add a drop of superthrive per gallon of water, e-salts, and a 3-2-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 500-650 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Transition to blooming (first 2 weeks of 12/12)
Add my Bcuzz bloom booster, e-salts, and a 1-1-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 700 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Full bloom
Add my Bcuzz bloom booster, e-salts, and a 1-2-3 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 750 - 950 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Tips:
When I give a range of ppm, I start off low and mix a little extra GH to slowly bump up the ppms as the days go on to make sure the plants can handle it. Every strain will grow a little different.

If system heat is a problem, you can use a silicone solution such as pro-tekt (or Pro-silica) to raise ph and give the plants a little something to help them out in hot weather. Use it sparingly. I wouldn't add more than 1 ml per gallon into your res. It may slow down growth.

Don't try to add all kinds of stuff to your res, the simpler the better. That is why I add so little Epsom salts. If I start having Mg issues I would bump it up, but I haven't had to yet.

You will not need H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) unless you have an improper nute solution. If you keep your res temps at 68-72* and it is light tight you won't have algae problems and your plants will be the happiest. The higher your nute temps go, the less O2 the water can hold. It is a property of water itself and no amount of bubbles will help.

I keep my nutes at a ph between 5.2 — 5.8. If it is in this range DO NOT try to get it "perfect" by adding ph up and down.

If you mix up your solution and you don't HAVE to use the ph up or down DON'T. When you do adjust try to hit 5.5 but once again don't be too picky. If it's a little higher or lower let it go. You'll just mess things up by trying to mix it exactly.

If you have a nutrient deficiency, or some other problem that you think might be nutrient related - change your nutes!

[Editor's note:]
Some members prefer to add main nutrient components first, additives later:
(~shabang~) "Anything organic will throw your EC/PPM measurements off and it will be harder to judge how much salt fertilizer you've added. I've always thought it best to put the additives in last after you're happy with the chem levels."

Be careful when mixing highly concentrated nutrients, as lockout can occur when adding pH "up" (As may occur in a smaller volume). It is my experience that K can precipitate out of solution - make sure pH "up" or "Down" is added to the nutrient solution with additional water).

Another mixup procedure is to mix the nutrients directly into the main rez. This method takes longer, as adjustments require additional mixup of seperate nutrient components.

(Reggea love) Nutrients strengths should be qualified with the ppm/us conversion factor used (such as 0.5, 0.6 or 0.7), which can make a significant difference to the actual strengths.]
 

Sensibowl

New Member
Man I need help with that I still don't get it it can't I just use water if I don't get it yet

You can just use water for a bit, but your plants are going to suffer.

Just like anything, plants need nutrients in order to grow strong. Think about what might happen if you were to only drink water, but not eat any food. You would be tired and eventually, you would die. Your body would start eating itself and you wouldn't be able to move.

Do you want your plants to do that?

You need to look into a basic nutrient regimen that is easy to use (and these instructions are pretty simple) and start using it.

The good growers are the ones that take the time to think about what their plants need, not about how easy things are going to be for them. I mean, these aren't ordinary plants. They deserve your special attention.

I like the Advanced Nutrients lineup myself, but I've heard they're going to come out with something cheaper still in the next year.

I just was told about this link - maybe it will help.

YouTube - Spannabis 2011 Big Mike Advanced Nutrients
 

faethepans

New Member
Hello, can any of you farmers out there give me a feeding schedule for the GROW period? I'm doing hyddro, and My guys are about 3 -4 weeks old now byt I want to grow for another couple of weeks, and I want a proper schedule. Right now I'm just doing 150/150/150 in a 30 gal .
Not sure if that's right or not, there are so many different amounts posted out there.
 

Sensibowl

New Member
Hello, can any of you farmers out there give me a feeding schedule for the GROW period? I'm doing hyddro, and My guys are about 3 -4 weeks old now byt I want to grow for another couple of weeks, and I want a proper schedule. Right now I'm just doing 150/150/150 in a 30 gal .
Not sure if that's right or not, there are so many different amounts posted out there.

I don't know what's going on, but it seems like there are a lot of new growers or people that are new to the site. You need to make sure that you're starting a new post when you have a specific question.

Right now, no one ever goes back to these old postings. I did at one point, which is why I saw your post.

Post this on a new message so that you get more responses.

I have no idea what nutes you have, but when you get the bottles, they have instructions on them. :)

I know that Advanced Nutrients has a nutrient calculator on their site, so it's really easy. I would listen to them if you can't seem to figure out the nutes you have.

And in the future, you need to make sure that you're buying stuff you know how to use. LOL
 

jwb87

New Member
I don't know what's going on, but it seems like there are a lot of new growers or people that are new to the site. You need to make sure that you're starting a new post when you have a specific question.

Right now, no one ever goes back to these old postings. I did at one point, which is why I saw your post.

Post this on a new message so that you get more responses.

I have no idea what nutes you have, but when you get the bottles, they have instructions on them. :)

I know that Advanced Nutrients has a nutrient calculator on their site, so it's really easy. I would listen to them if you can't seem to figure out the nutes you have.

And in the future, you need to make sure that you're buying stuff you know how to use. LOL


Im a new grower as well, but I go through these posts like him trying to figure out what I may be missing, and I as well am not the brightest of the bunch when it comes to this. Im an electrician, not a gardener (yet :36:).

My AN 3 part lineup (micro/gro/bloom) didnt come with any information on it at all either, and the website, kind of like this post I believe are for more advanced growers (maybe 2 or 3 successful grows). Im not trashing this post AT ALL, its great information, just wish it could be in a "growing cannibis for dummies" chapter.

In my journal someone showed me their label which is:

https://www.420magazine.com/forums/1334347-post27.html

best of luck, and if you wanna critique someone of all there F ups and what not, I could really use it in my journal :;): so I dont hurt my next grow as bad, hopefully haha.
 

KevinAnderson

New Member
Hello, can any of you farmers out there give me a feeding schedule for the GROW period? I'm doing hyddro, and My guys are about 3 -4 weeks old now byt I want to grow for another couple of weeks, and I want a proper schedule. Right now I'm just doing 150/150/150 in a 30 gal .
Not sure if that's right or not, there are so many different amounts posted out there.

START 0.5 to 0.75 gram of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 1 liter of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 1.0 to 1.3 mS/cm.
START 0.017 to 0.026 ounces of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 0.26 gallons of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 1.0 to 1.3 mS/cm.

GROW 0.75 to 1 gram of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 1 liter of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 1.6 to 1.8 mS/cm.
GROW 0.026 to 0.035 ounces of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 0.26 gallons of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 1.6 to 1.8 mS/cm.

BLOOM 1 gram of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 1 liter of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 2.0 mS/cm.
BLOOM 0.035 ounces of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 0.26 gallons of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 2.0 mS/cm.

BOOST 0.2 gram of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 1 liter of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 0.2 mS/cm.
BOOST 0.007 ounces of NPK-fertilizer dissolved in 0.26 gallons of hard tapwater equals an EC (Electrical Conductivity) of 0.2 mS/cm.
 

decrimCA

New Member
Im a new grower as well, but I go through these posts like him trying to figure out what I may be missing, and I as well am not the brightest of the bunch when it comes to this. Im an electrician, not a gardener (yet :36:).

My AN 3 part lineup (micro/gro/bloom) didnt come with any information on it at all either, and the website, kind of like this post I believe are for more advanced growers (maybe 2 or 3 successful grows). Im not trashing this post AT ALL, its great information, just wish it could be in a "growing cannibis for dummies" chapter.

In my journal someone showed me their label which is:

420 Magazine ®

best of luck, and if you wanna critique someone of all there F ups and what not, I could really use it in my journal :;): so I dont hurt my next grow as bad, hopefully haha.

Have you used the calculator? That's pretty helfpul too.

Nutrient Calculator, Fertilizer Calculator, Nutrients Calculator, Hydroponics Nutrients Calculator

if that's still too advanced, I would suggest you read a few books on general MJ growing...

Marijuana Horticulture

I've also found some basic growing info on a lot of websites. Really, take the time to learn about what you're doing and things get a lot easier.

Cannabis plants like lots of food, but you can do damage to the plants if you are too zealous. Some fertilizers can burn a plant
and damage its roots if used in to high a concentration. Most commercial soil will have enough nutrients in it to sustain the
plant for about three weeks of growth so you don't need to worry about feeding your plant until the end of the third week. The most important thing to remember is to introduce the fertilizer concentration to the plant gradually. Start with a fairly diluted fertilizer solution and gradually increase the dosage. Most fertilizers cause a ph change in the soil. Adding fertilizer to the soil almost always results in a more acidic ph.

As time goes on, the amount of salts produced by the breakdown of fertilizers in the soil causes the soil to become
increasingly acidic and eventually the concentration of these salts in the soil will stunt the plant and cause browning out of
the foliage. Also, as the plant gets older its roots become less effective in bringing food to the leaves. To avoid the
accumulation of these salts in your soil and to ensure that your plant is getting all of the food it needs you can begin leaf
feeding your plant at the age of about 1.5 months. Dissolve the fertilizer in worm water and spray the mixture directly onto the foliage. The leaves absorb the fertilizer into their veins. If you want to continue to put fertilizer into the soil as well as
leaf feeding, be sure not to overdose your plants.

Remember to increase the amount of food your plant receives gradually. Cannabis seems to be able to take as much fertilizer as you want to give it as long as it is introduced over a period of time. During the first three months or so, fertilize your plants every few days. As the rate of foliage growth slows down in the plant's preparation for blooming and seed production, the fertilizer intake of the plant should be slowed down as well. Never fertilize the plant just before you are going to harvest it since the fertilizer will encourage foliage production and slow down resin production. A word here about the most organic of fertilizers: worm castings. As you may know, worms are raised commercially for sale to gardeners. The breeders put the worms in organic compost mixtures and while the worms are reproducing they eat the organic matter and expel some of the best cannabis food around. After the worms have eaten all the organic matter in the compost, they are removed and sold and the remains are then sold as worm castings. These castings are so rich that you can grow cannabis in straight worm castings. This isn't really necessary however, and it is somewhat impractical since the castings are very expensive. If you can afford them you can, however, blend them in with your soil and they will make a very good organic fertilizer.
 

Hot Fingers

New Member
Hi all,first time grower here! Just in the stage of getting all my equipment together. I know what I need to buy in terms of nutrients, but I don't know were to get them. I live in Scotland and the weed growing scene is nothing compared to the in the States and would like to avoid having to getting nutrients sent from over seas.

If anyone could help me out I'd much appreciate it.
 

Elevated

New Member
I was just wondering what the most optimal food recipe is for Veg, Bloom and for Mothers. Currently, I'm using Advanced Nutrients A+B for veg along with pro-silicate and cannazym. 13 EC. For bloom, I'm using Advanced Nutrients A+B - bloom.

They're are a tremendous amount of products out there, so I'd like some time testing and proven advise. Looking for optimal crystal formation and potency.

For sure I need yield too...but a ton of shit is still shit.

Quality first. Thanks.

I'm just starting out.
 

DankkAbuser

New Member
You can just use water for a bit, but your plants are going to suffer.

Just like anything, plants need nutrients in order to grow strong. Think about what might happen if you were to only drink water, but not eat any food. You would be tired and eventually, you would die. Your body would start eating itself and you wouldn't be able to move.

Do you want your plants to do that?

You need to look into a basic nutrient regimen that is easy to use (and these instructions are pretty simple) and start using it.

The good growers are the ones that take the time to think about what their plants need, not about how easy things are going to be for them. I mean, these aren't ordinary plants. They deserve your special attention.

I like the Advanced Nutrients lineup myself, but I've heard they're going to come out with something cheaper still in the next year.

I just was told about this link - maybe it will help.

YouTube - Spannabis 2011 Big Mike Advanced Nutrients


Hey watsup brrotha just hopin someone can help me mix my nutes correctly.
i have these products can u tell exactly when i should use each one.
and for what cycle.
Botanicare:pro gro, pro bloom, cal mag, silica blast,liquid karma,sweet, hydroplex.
can someone please help
id relly appreciate it guys
thanks
 

eco friendly

New Member
Im a new grower and haven't actually grown anything yet. Ive pieced together a small grow tent, fan and filter, led lighting and plan on using coco choir medium with perlite cause I like the way perlite looks lol. So I guess im kinda a hybrid grower. Using alternatives to what seems to be the mainstream of growing. Soil vs hydro. Led vs hid. Well im not soil and im not hydro. I guess im sygro. I have been literally cramming and learning about growing for the past 4 months. All in theory however, I refuse to start growing without having learned the basics of each stages or sections of growing. Im thorough and like to be familar with what im doing before having hands on experience Here are my challenges and im hoping veteran growers will know a answer to.
I have my assumptions for these questions but would really love some confirmations

A) Im not hydro im not soil im using coco choir 3 to 4 gal pots probably only one plant maybe two im wanting to use fox farms, trio set, veg and flowering nutes. I would get the hydro nutes correct?

B) ppms im starting to understand. However no one really explains the proccess of measuring ppms when using potted plants. Do I measure ppms when im mixing my nutes or take sample measurements from water run off like with ph.

C) where do I find what my ppms need to be during the stages of growth. Would the Seed provider or a person familar with the strain tell me or is this something the nutrient manufacturer will suggest? Or even better if anyone knows a good article on ppms in relation to marijuana that would be great.


It seems because im using coco choir medium a lot of my questions end up with hydro related answers. Aware of the fact that my method of potted soiless mix grow and hydro growing are very similar but because im new im having difficulties reading articles on hydro grows and knowing what will work for my grow. I dont know if that makes sense lol. Anyway my next step will be hydro growing. Im finding that there are easier to find answers for hydro than potted soiless mixes.
 
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montycv63

New Member
I heard that spraying your plants with carbonated water works when you don't have any spare . Has anyone heard anything about this? Couldn't you just add the carbonated water to my DWC system?
 

Motherhugger

New Member
I heard that spraying your plants with carbonated water works when you don't have any spare . Has anyone heard anything about this? Couldn't you just add the carbonated water to my DWC system?

I'm not sure I would use carbonated water. It has acid in it, doesn't it? Carbonic acid? I would be concerned that might f with the balance. But maybe you're not using that kind?
 

uptheholler

New Member
I honestly didn't realize how much confusion there was as far as a feeding schedule. People who are new and just getting their feet wet get confused easily by parts per million discussions, pH readings and adjustments and feeding schedules.

I have a few points for everyone to consider.

-Your just starting out with a new system....don't stress.... it's not a competition. The goal should be in any growing situation tomgive the plants just what they need to proceed through their life cycle without impeding their growth. You don't want to over feed , it's a waste of money and can lead to harder to solve problems.

-Start slow and small. In a hydro setup you can just run water and then top fedd plants once a week with a very diluted fertilizer solution.
And yes you can even go to your local discount store and use any available fertilizer just mix it about half of what they call for and pour the same amount on each plant. hen you cut your lights to flower just switch to a flowering fertilizer.
Now remeber no your not going to wow everyone with your super buds of massive size and quantity. But you are going to grow your own smoke and it will reach it's genetic potential if you harvest it at the right time.

-As you gain confidence and you learn how your setup works you can get more involved in cc's or ml's and ppm's of the nutrient salts suspended and available in your solutions.

- I know it can all get confusing and somewhat over whelming but remeber most of us learn to swim by starting out at the shallow end of the pool, and then wading our way to the deep end.

-And believe it or not, if you start with good genetics, provide the proper light and air movement and temperature
you can grow pretty good smoke in any available potting mix off the shelf and just plain water. It's not going to grow the fastest and you probably are going to set a one plant record in weight but you'll get smoke that you will be happy with. That's the beauty of the plant!

Finally as many of others have said , you are at the right place. This site has the most knowledgable, most helpful people on the web.
They will help you out any way they can! If you need me I'll be just uptheholler!
 

Jakob

New Member
Hi guys this is my composition of my medium:


So I got this soil which has batguano and worm castings in it, specs:


N 1200g/M(s)
Organic bound nitrogen

Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O2) 6000g/M(s)

Potassium oxide (K2O) 1600g/M(s)

PH 6.5-7.5

E.C. (1:5)
[uS/cm] 700-900

E.C. (1:1:5)
[mS/cm] 2.0-2.5

Organic fertiliser
(3-15-4)
[kg/m(square)

Dry substance
(%)
38

organic substance

[%DS] 71

water retention
[m/g DS]

In addition I also got Mother Earth Organic Tea Bloom 1L and BIOBIZZ bioblom.


I will add perlite and coco to my medium.

what do you guys think!?

Also Im going to use Mother Earth Organic Tea Bloom 1L in later stage when the plant will use the nutrients available.


I would highly appreciate the advise thanks!
 

Kevinhayes

Active Member
These are the exact steps I take to properly preparing a nute solution:

Note: My res is 25 gallons, so you will have to adjust all volumes for your res size.

I would suggest getting a container that would be able to hold the same amount of water as your res. That way you can prepare your mixture in the mixing container, then empty your rez and immediately pump the fresh solution into your system so that they will be out of the water for a minimal amount of time to reduce shock.

# Use good water. I use RO (Reverse Osmosis) water.

# Add all of your "extras" to your reservoir

In bloom, I add 80ml of Bcuzz bloom stimulant (Bcuzz's suggested str for 25 gals), and a small amount of Epsom salts, about 2 TSP (10ml). You must mix your e-salts in warm water, or they will take forever to dissolve and throw off your readings. This little trick will help you whenever you need to mix something solid into your nute solution. Dissolve it first.

# Nutrient mixing.
What I do is get a gallon of water, and mix my nutes ratios into that container, then I simply add that solution to my res until I reach the desired ppm. You CANNOT mix them together in their pure form, they must be diluted or nutrient lockout can occur. I never pour nutes directly into the reservoir.

My system holds 25 gallons, so I use 80ml as my "base unit" of measure. I use the 1-2-3 (G-M-B) formula. It is the one that GH recommends and it works well for me. For example 1-2-3 = 80ml — 160ml — 240ml

# Always add Micro, then Grow, then Bloom.
In my bucket of water I add 2 measures of GH Micro. Mix. Then I add my 1 measure of Grow. Mix. Then I add my 3 measures of Bloom. Mix.

My measure is 80ml - yours will be different according to your res size.

# Use a submersible water pump to keep everything mixing in your main rez.
# Add the GH mixture slowly to the mixing container until I reach my desired ppm. After I have the ppm's set, I adjust my ph until my mixture is perfect. Then I quickly dump my res and put the contents form my mixing container into my res.

Be sure your nutes are fully mixed before trusting your readings. I have found ph to take longer to stabilize than ppm's, so allow the tank to really mix up well before you count on a ph reading to be true.

Here are some GH ratios I use:

Cuttings
pure RO water and a rooting powder, liquid, or gel is all you need

Seedlings / clones
Add a drop of superthrive per gallon of water, e-salts, and a 1-1-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 250 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Early veg
Add a drop of superthrive per gallon of water, e-salts, and a 1-1-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 350-450 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Vegging
Add a drop of superthrive per gallon of water, e-salts, and a 3-2-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 500-650 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Transition to blooming (first 2 weeks of 12/12)
Add my Bcuzz bloom booster, e-salts, and a 1-1-1 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 700 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Full bloom
Add my Bcuzz bloom booster, e-salts, and a 1-2-3 (G-M-B) GH mixture at 750 - 950 ppm and adjust ph to 5.2 — 5.8.

Tips:
When I give a range of ppm, I start off low and mix a little extra GH to slowly bump up the ppms as the days go on to make sure the plants can handle it. Every strain will grow a little different.

If system heat is a problem, you can use a silicone solution such as pro-tekt (or Pro-silica) to raise ph and give the plants a little something to help them out in hot weather. Use it sparingly. I wouldn't add more than 1 ml per gallon into your res. It may slow down growth.

Don't try to add all kinds of stuff to your res, the simpler the better. That is why I add so little Epsom salts. If I start having Mg issues I would bump it up, but I haven't had to yet.

You will not need H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) unless you have an improper nute solution. If you keep your res temps at 68-72* and it is light tight you won't have algae problems and your plants will be the happiest. The higher your nute temps go, the less O2 the water can hold. It is a property of water itself and no amount of bubbles will help.

I keep my nutes at a ph between 5.2 — 5.8. If it is in this range DO NOT try to get it "perfect" by adding ph up and down.

If you mix up your solution and you don't HAVE to use the ph up or down DON'T. When you do adjust try to hit 5.5 but once again don't be too picky. If it's a little higher or lower let it go. You'll just mess things up by trying to mix it exactly.

If you have a nutrient deficiency, or some other problem that you think might be nutrient related - change your nutes!

[Editor's note:]
Some members prefer to add main nutrient components first, additives later:
(~shabang~) "Anything organic will throw your EC/PPM measurements off and it will be harder to judge how much salt fertilizer you've added. I've always thought it best to put the additives in last after you're happy with the chem levels."

Be careful when mixing highly concentrated nutrients, as lockout can occur when adding pH "up" (As may occur in a smaller volume). It is my experience that K can precipitate out of solution - make sure pH "up" or "Down" is added to the nutrient solution with additional water).

Another mixup procedure is to mix the nutrients directly into the main rez. This method takes longer, as adjustments require additional mixup of seperate nutrient components.

(Reggea love) Nutrients strengths should be qualified with the ppm/us conversion factor used (such as 0.5, 0.6 or 0.7), which can make a significant difference to the actual strengths.]


This whole time I thought RO was short for run off. Lot of things are now making sense lol
 

Barndtb610

New Member
You can just use water for a bit, but your plants are going to suffer.

Just like anything, plants need nutrients in order to grow strong. Think about what might happen if you were to only drink water, but not eat any food. You would be tired and eventually, you would die. Your body would start eating itself and you wouldn't be able to move.

Do you want your plants to do that?

You need to look into a basic nutrient regimen that is easy to use (and these instructions are pretty simple) and start using it.

The good growers are the ones that take the time to think about what their plants need, not about how easy things are going to be for them. I mean, these aren't ordinary plants. They deserve your special attention.

I like the Advanced Nutrients lineup myself, but I've heard they're going to come out with something cheaper still in the next year.

I just was told about this link - maybe it will help.

YouTube - Spannabis 2011 Big Mike Advanced Nutrients
What if I'm using the FOX FARM TRIO? Put the MICRO in the water 1st, then the BIG BLOOM, then the GROW BIG in the same GALLON of water, or does each part get it own gallon?
 
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