Flushing Advice! A little confused about the process

hotrodharley

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I’ve done side by side twice. I’ve let others be the judge. Not a single person could actually tell and they admitted it “except I was thinking that first one”. BS. White ash is a sign of a good dry and no unwanted retained moisture. Black ash is because it is not dry even if you can keep a fatty going passing it around. Green grass fires smolder forever.
 

Hollatchaboy

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I’ve done side by side twice. I’ve let others be the judge. Not a single person could actually tell and they admitted it “except I was thinking that first one”. BS. White ash is a sign of a good dry and no unwanted retained moisture. Black ash is because it is not dry even if you can keep a fatty going passing it around. Green grass fires smolder forever.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't there still be nutritional value to the soil at the time of harvest outdoors? I mean, i know the cold locks out P, so that explains color change, but outside of that, aren't other nutrients still available?
 

piratebug

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Flushing is the worse thing you could ever do to a plant because if it cannot find the nutrients it needs in the root zone it has to start moving stored up energy in older growth, and anytime it has to do that, bud development slows way down.
 

AlChemist333

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Flushing is the worse thing you could ever do to a plant because if it cannot find the nutrients it needs in the root zone it has to start moving stored up energy in older growth, and anytime it has to do that, bud development slows way down.
So do you cut off nutes a few weeks out and give them plain water or do you continue to feed them up until they are ready for harvest?
 

707Patrick

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't there still be nutritional value to the soil at the time of harvest outdoors? I mean, i know the cold locks out P, so that explains color change, but outside of that, aren't other nutrients still available?
Yes... I would assume... but if your feeding them out doors in the ground they have a lot more nutes than if you were depleting the soil.
 

707Patrick

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I don't think I had negative affects not feeding mine a couple weeks out... as you can see I had plenty of green leaves and I did get a huge yield.
 

Hollatchaboy

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Yes... I would assume... but if your feeding them out doors in the ground they have a lot more nutes than if you were depleting the soil.
Nah, I mean naturally. Like in the actual ground, not a fabric pot with soil, but actual ground dirt. No added feed, just what nature provides. I can't imagine to much microbial activity goes on, in frozen dirt. So springtime comes, there has to be nutritional value already in the ground.
 

pulpoinspace

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flushing: running extra water through a pot past 20% runoff?
or
flushing: using little to no nutrients in the last week(s) of a soil or soilless grow?

problem is there are 2 definitions. one is normal practice and one is not.
 
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