First post ever. Semi beginner. Growing my first single plant in years lol. In a approx 4 gallon pot plant is about 20" tall. I’m in a somewhat humid area. Average 40 to 50% humidity. Using fox fire soil and trio nutrients. Giving the plant about a half gallon of water gets a slight drainage out the bottom. However it takes about two weeks to dry out enough to water again. I’m a little concerned about the nutrient feeding schedule. If I water once then feed every other watering it’s basically getting nutrients only once a month. Its California Dream. Wondering is less water more often would be better in order to regulate better feeding practices. Tia also trying to learn my way around in here ugh.
I would continue watering to run off. Especially at that age. Won’t hurt any, unless you do this every day. Lol.
So should I add 1/2 dose of nutrients to every watering once every two weeks or? The plant seems to be doing fine. Just want to work towards max resin/thc ability. Even though it’s only one plant just got a 4’ grow tent using a 650w led full spectrum light and plan on scrogging. Since it’s my first grow in years I’m in total experimentation mode lol.
1/2 dose sounds good.
I think something is going on, watering every other week is not normal. Plants that are growing properly go through a fair amount of water. You better fill out a grow ticket at tell us what you have.
I was wondering the same thing CMich. I did just remember another reason why the soil takes so long to dry out. I was given this plant and it came with what the gifter thought was fruit flies. Turns out they were fungus gnats. I did get rid of them and replanted into new soil however a few still around found their way back so I added about 3/8" of sand on top. That abruptly ended the gnat issue but the sand is still on top of the soil. Thinking that may be a big reason why the soil stays wet longer.
Welcome aboard ! Next grow you might consider the cloth or fabric pots. My cloth pots dry out and plants need water every 3 days . Good luck moving forward.
Sand is added to soil to improve drainage. What kind of pots? Do they drain adequately? If hard plastic have you drilled holes into its sides?
Thanks and I do plan on using cloth pots moving forward.
Didn’t think of drilling extra holes but I will now. Drains fine out the bottom though. Didn’t realize being newb I can only make 8 posts in 24 hours lol. 2 down so far.
I didn’t know that either about limited number.There are a lot of pails on the forum that aren’t much good for anything with of the holes in them.