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Jacks (JR Peters) nutrients

Discussion in 'Nutrients' started by Growerguy420, Nov 12, 2014.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I run a similar product to Jacks, I believe it's cleaner, from www.Hydro-gardens.com

    They have a 5-12-26 mix with micros that's better because more micros. They also sell all the other dry nutrient components needed.

    I'm very satisfied with its performance.
     
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    Freddie Millergogo

    Freddie Millergogo Well-Known Member

    Yo bro what do you buy at HydroGardens? How much?

    Do you pick stuff up? Do you know Charlie the cat?

    The younger lady is very nice.
     
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    LamontCranston

    LamontCranston Well-Known Member

    Day 43 Fruity Pebble and Sweet Tangerine. Day 38 Super Lemon Haze.
     

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    genna_mj

    genna_mj Member

    I wasn't happy with my yields on my first grow. I used just a little of the fox farm trio on that one and in retrospect just didn't use enough nutes in general. I used a stronger dose of fox farm during veg on my current second grow. But I want to make the switch to Jacks and have used the bloom booster on my flower stage on this grow. I'm three weeks out from finishing my second grow and the results are just slightly better and I'm having some issues with nitrogen. A lot of the bottom leaves have claw. I've used 1/4 scoop per gallon all the way every 1.5 waterings. Any tips?? I want to introduce jacks all purpose during veg on my next grow I think. Unless anyone has a better suggestion
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Hydro Gardens

    https://hydro-gardens.com/product-category/fertilizers/page/1/
    8765 Vollmer Rd
    Colorado Springs, CO 80908-4710
    (888 ) 693-0578 or (719) 495-2266

    I went there today and they sold me a complete nutrient lineup in the form of fully soluble dry salts for hydroponics...

    FOR LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR A POUND!!!!!!

    Okay? A pound of their 5-11-26 mix with micros makes 200 gallons of nutrient solution! To that you add calcium nitrate, a pound of which makes 133 gallons of nutrient solution.

    I don't know what y'all use but if it comes in a water bottle, you're gonna pay a lot more than that.
     
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    NewI

    NewI Well-Known Member

    Anyone from europe using something Jacks like?
     
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    TimeToBurn

    TimeToBurn Well-Known Member

    sounds like you are still low on nutes. I use 3-4 scoops per 5 gallons during flower.
     
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    genna_mj

    genna_mj Member

    I agree and I really ramped up this grow. Started to see a little nutrient burn at the end and started having calcium issues in the last few weeks of flower which I think is stunting the swell at the end on the buds. Was loading up my soil with lime but it apparently isn't enough. I'm waiting on some cal mag to come in the mail. It should arrive today
     
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    TimeToBurn

    TimeToBurn Well-Known Member

    Yeah Cal/Mag is the only deficiency I get. I forgot why but read lime isn't the best in this situation (Jacks, soilless, etc....think it raises ph?). Just find your balance with Jacks and use cal/mag when you see its needed. I never noticed a potassium deficiency but I do add potassium sulfate once or twice during flower as I read it can be beneficial.
     
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    PDX Joe

    PDX Joe Well-Known Member

    Hello Jack's users...

    I want to see if anyone has noticed if and how much Jacks 321 drops the ph of your tap water. My tap water is around ph 7 and when I mix my Jacks 321 it drops the solution to the mid- 5's. I'm testing with the GH drops and not a meter. So, I'm worried I might be getting bad readings. I'm seeing some issues with my plants and I'm wondering if the Jacks drops the ph too low then maybe I should raise the ph to around 6. I'm doing hydro w/ coco. I anyone else seeing this type of ph drop with the Jacks? I'm trying to avoid having to buy a ph meter. I like the simplicity if the ph drops.
     
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    boostedhonda

    boostedhonda Member

    that sounds about right. my water starts at about 6.4 and ends up about 5 maybe a lil bit lower
     
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    eastcoastled

    eastcoastled Well-Known Member

    If you are growing in coco, or any other hydro method with jacks, you need a PH meter. I don't know any other way around it unless you don't care about your yields/quality. I never understand this mentality, a ph meter will pay for itself with your improved results, it's a no-brainer.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Agreed 100%.

    And DON'T get a cheap one!
     
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    eastcoastled

    eastcoastled Well-Known Member

    yep, milwaukee mw102, and suck it up and buy a replacement probe every year. Worth its weight in gold.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I use Blue Lab equipment. Replacement probes are about $60, I need one yearly on average.

    There is no replacement for top shelf water quality instrumentation; if it's your eyes on how your nutes are doing, do you want to settle for anything less than perfect vision?
     
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    PDX Joe

    PDX Joe Well-Known Member

    I have a tendency to jump to the most expensive solution, so I was trying to resist the urge. Good gardening is always my goal, so I might have to go the ph meter route.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    A good meter will save you money, heartache and lost yield.
     
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    PDX Joe

    PDX Joe Well-Known Member

    I bit the bullet and just ordered the Milwaukee 102. It actually wasn't terribly expensive for a unit with a replaceable sensor. I'm looking forward to not having to interpret colored drops. Thanks for the assist from you and ttystikk. I wasn't aware of these pro meters with reasonable prices. I was worried I'd have to drop $300 min.
     
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    eastcoastled

    eastcoastled Well-Known Member

    I think most people don't realize how much stress ph swings can put on a plant. Probably one of the most unnatural environmental factors in indoor gardening.
     
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    eastcoastled

    eastcoastled Well-Known Member

    Nice, you won't regret it. An ec meter is helpful to dial in your dosage, but if you listen to your plants, they will tell you what they need. I used mine when i first started with Jack,s but now that i have my formula down, i haven't used it in over a year.
     

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