If the Fox Farm is prefertilized…it’s too hot. Dilute with regular unfertilized.
Mixing most 3 parts require #1 to be added FIRST…THEN 2 n 3.
It is prudent to START NUTES AT 20% of feeding schedules. Add more as needed.
Learn to read the leaves. Krinkled leaves, curled leaves, splothes…all signs of problems.
better too little…than too much. It only takes one overdose to kill a grow that is big healthy and ready to harvest. Seriously
I totally get it, @Bandwidth. For being such a large player in the nutrient game, Advanced Nutrients website, calculators and Bud Labs tool are not beginner-friendly at all. The answers aren’t there for someone without experience. I have found that my local hydroponics store and the people here are the best resources to get this stuff figured out right the first time.
FYI, there is a nutrients section on this bulletin board. It can be found here: https://support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/c/plant-care/nutrients
For what it’s worth, I am also growing in Fox Farms Ocean Forest soil. Following advice given here(based on that soil), I have not added any nutrients until the plants reached the flowering stage. I went to my local store today and purchased Advanced Nutrients pHPerfect Bloom, parts A & B. I will be trying it out tomorrow evening for the first time.
In case you are interested, I will be logging notes in my Grow Journal, which can be found here:
How often would you recommend to flush and for how long? I only flushed 2 weeks after clawing had started (about 5 weeks into bloom) in some effort to save the plant. I could never get the soil ph down and I was running about 1.5 gallons through a 5 gallon cloth pot almost daily for two weeks.
I have read many post that swear by FFOF + 25% pearlite. I have no loyalty just trying to find the best medium to produce a nice bud. I am 150% open to any community suggestions. I plan a grow log for this time around in hopes that I can spot problems faster.
A real flush means running about 10 gals through that 5 gal pot. Do it mid veg (if long veg period), when you transition to bloom, mid bloom, and before harvest. If you use a product like Sledgehammer or Florakleen, you can probably get away with a 5 gallon flush.
Pay attention to your pH & ppm’s to tell you what to do.
I have used Advance Nutrients for years and I highly recommend them.
I just need to ask. Why in the world would you want to use an online calculator to calculate the amount of nutrients to feed your plants ?
When it clearly states on the bottle.
Any way… you did and now to fix it. Just add what it says to on the bottle and yes you can use more than one nutrient at a time but only two…Vegg Micro and Grow together Flower Micro and bloom together
Great question, I wish I had a good answer. Went with what was highly recommended found their website and used to the tool they provided incorrectly. Wrote it down and never even looked at the label until the Nut burn set in. A dumb rookie mistake is the best answer I have for you.
Hell, it was not till 3/4 through the grow I figured out what the N-P-K values meant and how they relate to soil/plant health.
Wanted my first grow with bag seeds to be off the cuff, learn on the fly. So what I didn’t get in my yield I certainly got in knowledge.