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Flushing.. yes no ?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by Niblixdark, Nov 9, 2017.

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    Niblixdark

    Niblixdark Well-Known Member

    Ok lately people telling me you don't need to flush let's debate ...

    Low PPM flush 400 below?

    Or

    Straight tap 40ppm-120ppm flush?

    Or ?

    What do you guys do for finishing a crop off? Am curious I guess am trying to keep an open mind about it. Am too old school I been told lol
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    I absolutely flush after seeing a few amber triches, and use plain, balanced water for the rest of the grow. The buds continue to feed off the energy stored in the leaves, and cause them so look like crap as potassium is depleted
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    Debate huh? So harassing members in TnT wasn't good enough, you brought your fight over here? If you were really interested in the current state of information you might have read the link I provided for you below (your post that I was replying to is included for context).

    Did you read all this before you started a 'debate' on flushing? BTW debating isn't research it's synonymous with arguing.

    @Dr. Who maybe you can enlighten him?
     
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    Niblixdark

    Niblixdark Well-Known Member

    This is what I do ... it works great but apparently people have a new techniques now days ?
     
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    Fractured but whole

    Fractured but whole Well-Known Member

    ANOTHER flush thread? :wall::wall::wall::wall::dunce::dunce::dunce::dunce::dunce::dunce:
     
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    Niblixdark

    Niblixdark Well-Known Member

    Oh boy ... this is not toke n talk miss.

    Am here to talk seriously not post GIFs and memes.
     
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    Fractured but whole

    Fractured but whole Well-Known Member

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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    I think it's okay posting topics that have already been discussed and debated. It doesn't take long for threads to disappear into the ocean of old threads. I think new threads on old topics, allows noobs to get fresh information, instead of trying to comb through the old threads. I rarely look at posts past the first page, and it can take as little as a day or two to fill up a page with new posts.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Niblixdark

    Niblixdark Well-Known Member

    Thank you JSB99 you are one of the few people on here that are helpful and constructive and polite and for that I respect you brother.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Thx dude! :)
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    These are the forums, after all. There's only so much that can be discussed about growing weed. Questions and topics are bound to be repeated many times.

    :bigjoint:
     
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    Niblixdark

    Niblixdark Well-Known Member

    Especially since the years go by and things change like lights and new hydro systems, methods, nuterients. Like an old computer vs a cutting edge one.
     
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    HydroRed

    HydroRed Well-Known Member

    Not sure why folks believe starving a plant in its final and most important profile building stage of flower is in any way beneficial to flavor or the way it burns or the color of the ash. Proper drying & cure has more to do with that than anything regarding nutrients.
     
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    Niblixdark

    Niblixdark Well-Known Member

    As I understand it, if you do low ppm flushing (a little bit of nutes) you can keep the bud growing a bit longer but the thing is you have nutes still in the plant.. so in that case from what I gather is that you now need to cure the bud even longer to get some or all the harshness out of the bud.

    With a flush even lower in PPM or near 0 like straight tap it tastes better sooner with less of a cure .. shorter duration to cure and taste better.

    I have done low PPM nutes to end 200ppm to even 400ppm and the bud was a bit harsh and took a long time to smoke nicely.

    Am just saying this out of actual experience ... this is why I don't understand why people keep using nutrients. That's all ...

    If I didn't flush my med people would be pissed at me ! Lol
     
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    HydroRed

    HydroRed Well-Known Member

    I'd be willing to bet if you just tapered your feed the last 3-7 days and did a proper dry/cure your med people would thank you.
    Can you taste nutrients in your lettuce or tomato? I dont believe farms flush, and they certainly cant "fix" it with a dry or a cure.
    Id' like to suggest you try the Lucas Formula (even if loosely). Theres a lot of variations on it, but they are all relatively the same.
    I cant stress enough that proper drying and curing are paramount for bringing the best out in your harvested weed, how it burns, and the ash it will produce.
     
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    kingtitan

    kingtitan Well-Known Member

    I am growing some hot peppers and herbs utilizing stray light from my hood. My son threw a whole packet of summertime lettuce in a nursery tray and I water with my cannabis plants. I have been harvesting this lettuce every 2-3 days since last week cause its going out of control lol.

    I don't taste any nutes or if there is its making the salad taste delicious.
     
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    Fractured but whole

    Fractured but whole Well-Known Member

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    firsttimeARE

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I dont flush. I read my,plants. If they want a lower feed(which they usually do) i lower it.

    Im usually at about 400-500ppm by end of flower.

    As hydrored says a proper dry and cure does wonders. The slower the dry the less hay taste.
     
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