Hey there. So I have been using a 55 gallon barrel most of this year to hold my premixed jacks 3-2-1. I then just can water the plants 9-12 by hand. In flower the drum is usually empty in 2-3 days any longer than that it does not look so good. However in veg I have only been mixing half a barrel. And this run i have smaller not quite 5 gallon pots and having to water less and have a question regarding regarding aeration.
I currently do not have a pump or air stones in my barrel. Should I? I was also wondering about keeping it covered. I have also been just leaving the lid cracked but don’t know if thats even right or should it be sealed up? I am wondering if I have been screwing this up for a year now and feeding my plants shitty water. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you