My first grow.
Posted the stats in the grow support but I wanted to start a thread here for advice/comments as well.
Sprouted, sown, broke soil on 1/30/23 so that males it 5 weeks now?
Need a hand with the whole aging of the plant if thats wrong.
Had a helmet when it broke through, took a wet q-tip and gently massaged the pod til it was loose then slid it off with the qt.
I keep the LST going until after the stretch or I’m happy with how the canopy looks. My main goal using LST is to expos as many lower bud sites as possible keeping the canopy as even as possible. This also helps tremendously with air circulation
@OGIncognito many thanks.
that leads to my second question. (and 3rd)
Using the ILGM/Bergmans nutes.
The amount I mix using these is that supposed to be used in every watering or couple times a
week and plain water in between?
How are those charcoal filters that are rated to remove chloramine and various other compounds?
I have run 2 gallons through it and have it sitting for any additional off gassing.
As long as the ppm are below 200 I can consider it acceptable for use?
Yes and no, this is where testing run off let’s you know how much nutrients are in the medium, if your plant is eating or not. I target 900 PPMs in veg and feed to approximately 20% run off, catch a sample and write the PH and PPMs down with a date. Depending on your vessel size the dry cycle could be 3-5 days then repeat the feed cycle and run off recording these numbers comparing the previous to the current run off. This will become easier with a few more grows and testing only as needed or the plant is showing you something usual. A water day in stead of feed would be when you run off PPMs are considerably higher than the input PPMs and watering to run off will help lower that back in range
no help here but see a benefit if your tap water source has a high TDS. 350 PPMs would be the high mark I think. A lot of growers here use an RO system and some cut RO/tap 50/50. My tap is 70 PPMS and a PH of 7.1 so I got lucky.