I'm not applying soil science to this grow. I'm treating it like a chemistry project,See mate. This is why things get heated round here. Don't take this the wrong way but there's a few of you well known guys that do it. 1 of the others was just mentioned. You know your shit in soil. That i dont doubt but honestly man if you don't grow hydro then you can't possibly really understand how it works.
Soil science does not apply to us in any way, shape or form. And I don't me a that in a dickish way mate.
Everything We do is the exact opposite from what you do and yous just aren't grasping that fact.
Best example I think is..
Too much water kills your plants because they suffocate from a lack of oxygen due to the solid media. You all think it's over watering and will swear on your pensions that it can't be anything else........
But here we are.
We grow with our roots in either nothing but water(dwc), nothing but air(airoponics), or top half in air bottom half in water like me which is NFT.
Then there's the flood and drain team which do exactly what it says on the tin.
Then there's coco.... and it doesn't make the slightest bit of a difference. It's a hydroponic media. There's nothing in it.
It's basically just a sponge of no other use than to hold the roots together.
Water runs right through the shit and you get the best possible results from doing everything id tell you to do If I wanted you to kill your soil grow.
If coco dries out it holds purified nutrients in an innert media and it burns, the roots dry out and they die.
I grow in 4 inch Rockwool cubes that get fed around 60Litres a day with the roots on a shelf in nothing but fresh air. Feed that like a soil plant once and it's dead in 24 hours. You ever seen what happens to roots when they're in nothing but a dry sponge? Doesn't take long for them to fry one way or the other I can assure you.
Our ways all follow exactly the same rules as every other hydroponic method.
If you apply any of our rules to your grow it'll die so please stop arguing with us how to grow.