Nutrients for soil grows

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by SOMEBEECH, Sep 4, 2013.


    rchapmanitt Member

    Wow! That looks healthy and very green!
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    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    It took some patience I didn't have but I learned to water properly and to transplant at the right time.
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    OutofLEDCloset Well-Known Member

    Pure Blend Pro Gro only?
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    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Yes. There is a video on the Dude Grows show that has the president of Dyna gro admitting he only offers the Bloom bottle because of customer demand but recommends foliage pro all the way through for marijuana.

    The reason is that the potting mix is a buffer. The roots feed from the citation exchange in the soil. So we are only really re stocking our pots with nutrients and trace elements. They just need to be in balance.

    The common problems we keep seeing all over is from that nutrient reserve having too much pk.

    OutofLEDCloset Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the reply. Im guessing the plants stay fairly green all the way through. Dosage?
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    Bank Breaker

    Bank Breaker Well-Known Member

    whats your watering technique??

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    I only water when the pots are at least dry 3/4 of the way to the bottom. And I always water with 15 - 20% runoff.

    They feel alarmingly light at this point like when you lift the pot it feels like "oops". Like you forgot to water.

    Seedlings can take a week before dry in the 16 oz. party cups. 5 days is common for young plants in 1 gallon pots and 3 days is the standard in my garden for mature flowers in 3 gallon containers.

    And when the cycle hits 3 days or less is when I transplant up.

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Sorry I missed your reply.

    I use 5 to 15 ml PBPG. Only a couple of plants have needed 20. The goal is green all the way through. But I have learned to not to try to green up plants that want to turn some leaves yellow or purple. I taper feed off at the end. They tend to start and end with 5ml per gallon.
    Bank Breaker

    Bank Breaker Well-Known Member

    do you find 5gallons too big? i always thought 3g was a bit small.. had to water too often..

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Been doing it the way I describe for 3 + years with pretty great results. The sativa heavy hybrids I grow would get too big if I vegged long enough for a 5. More important to develop a better root ball for indoors IMO.
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    Nick Nugget

    Nick Nugget Member

    I'm loving the General Organics Go Box. Will continue to use in the future.

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    I keep my containers filled with 1.8 to 2.8 gallons of my latest organic mix in flower for ease of moving and train each plant to it's container. My mix is highly evolved for my use. My tent is always perpetual and I top dress with fish bone meal, castings and ashes at 4 weeks. Water clear then compost tea then molasses water and occasional alfalfa tea

    I made a mix with very high portion used which I will run soon to see what happens.

    Some of the most helpful amendments for me have been Alfalfa meal (which is magic), Black Gold castings mix is a bargain, Back To Nature cotton burr compost, Black Kow manure and I am developing a real liking for fish bone meal. Back To Nature is the only cotton burr compost I bother with and it is damn good and consistent.

    Basic medium is anything from middleweight like Fafard 3B or Pro Mix or similar.

    ChaosHunter Well-Known Member

    I wonder why this forum doesn't have a section to soil growers who don't go all the way OMRI organic ?
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    Javadog Well-Known Member

    "Nutrients for dirt grows"



    The floor is pretty open to non-organic ideas too.

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    I'm in. I like potting soil and bottled nutes. :-)
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    Ovah Member

    Non-organic fertz?

    jimihendrix1 Well-Known Member


    For Organic I mainly use Peruvian Seabird Guano ( Veg/Flowering formulas ) , Bioactivator, Calcitic/Dolomitic Lime, Kelp Powder, Azomite, Mycorize.

    In veg in organic I use 2 parts Veg x 1 Part flowering formula, and in flowering, Reverse it.
    Kevin Pickford

    Kevin Pickford Well-Known Member

    I started growing years ago with PBP grow and bloom (and still use) but switched primarily to CNS17.. THE SMELL!
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    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Why would the cns17 improve smell. That is their only formula without added organics.

    They made the Kind Trio to combine minerals and organic fertilizers. That is for the terpene content. Wider array of micronutrients with the seaweed added.
    Kevin Pickford

    Kevin Pickford Well-Known Member

    Sorry.. the smell of PBP grow is slightly offensive.. not the final product..PBP had one of the best result/tastes end result.

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