Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by SOMEBEECH, Sep 4, 2013.
Wow! That looks healthy and very green!
It took some patience I didn't have but I learned to water properly and to transplant at the right time.
Pure Blend Pro Gro only?
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.
Thank you for the reply. Im guessing the plants stay fairly green all the way through. Dosage?
whats your watering technique??
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.
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.
do you find 5gallons too big? i always thought 3g was a bit small.. had to water too often..
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.
I'm loving the General Organics Go Box. Will continue to use in the future.
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.
I wonder why this forum doesn't have a section to soil growers who don't go all the way OMRI organic ?
"Nutrients for dirt grows"
The floor is pretty open to non-organic ideas too.
I'm in. I like potting soil and bottled nutes.
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