I know under cfls the plants don't use as much nitrogen. As for feedings well I'm a biobizz guy soil nutes additives you name it I've bought there entire line of stuff.
The GH Maxi Series is not the most popular nutrient around here. But it works - and it's cheap, lol. Many people (that use it) seem to just use one teaspoon of MaxiBloom per gallon throughout their grow. (I have read many times that it is far better to weigh out seven grams than to use a teaspoon for measuring.) Adjust to the correct pH for your medium (soil or hydroponics) as you would with any other nutrient. People will dissolve these dry nutrients by filling a jar half full of HOT water, adding the nutrient, putting the lid on, and shaking it for a few minutes, then dumping it into a larger container and adding the rest of the water.No schedule for gh maxi powder schedule with kool bloom powder??
Hydro is daily chores. Soil is kick back relax. But I love hydroponics cause it keeps me busy. Love the quick and large growth.I'm still in the very early stages of planning to grow. I am currently looking for a suitable space.
My last experience, 20 years ago, with growing was a huge 12000 watt, flood and drain, SOG system. I liked the flood and drain, hydroponic system, and in an environment where there is plenty of water, a good drain, and room for reservoirs, is very attractive to me. I also am drawn to a DWC system.
This time, I will not be trying a huge garden, but rather something like 16 - 25 sq feet.
But, I also know there are advantages to using soil and similar potting mediums.
I am going to very careful in selecting a site, where I can control the environment - air flow, temp. humidity.
So, what are the pros and cons of hydroponic vs soil systems?
I can think of a few, but I'd be glad of the benefit of your experience.
You say "love the quick and large growth"... do you mean that with a hydroponic system the growth is faster and larger (more yield?) than with a soil system?