day 32since flip?
big defoliation today. Removed a ton of inner fan leaves and some more sucker branches. I was really worried about air flow. not so much now. Next grow I am going to try and go for the less is more approach for reals this time.
jacks full strength around 950-1000ppm . watering every day. recharge every couple 2-3 days and a snort of tribus maybe twice a week. Silica Blast every day at about 5ml a gallon. Using silica Blast because it was what was at the hydro store. I am watering to get good runoff. Maybe half to 3/4 of the tray of runoff.
I’ve completely moved off the Ro and have been straight tap for a while now. Running through a rv water filter. Can’t see any adverse effects. I think of all the water I wasted last grow and the first half of this one. Lesson learned.
Mixing nutes is so easy now. It was so tedious to mix FF nutes for 12 plants in 2 gallon jugs and that wasnt even every day. Even with jacks doing it that way sucked.
I am EXTRA careful not to mix up my containers of part A and B. (label the container and lid.) wasting a barrel if nutes and water would suck.
I start with a clean 55gallon drum. add water so I have ab
out 10-15 gallons and then add my silica blast. Mix it up good and then add the part A and mix the crap out of it. Then I add the epsom and mix the crap out of that. I then use a hammer and smash up any part A that didn’t dissolve. I then fill the drum about half way and add the part B. Mix it really good.
I then let the Barrell and mix sit with he top off all day or night depending when I mix it up. (wanting it to get close to room temp) I ph it (ph down)after it has sat a good long while. I also check ph every day before watering. 6-6.2 normally around 6.2. not seeing much drift now with regular ph down compared to the citric acid I was using.
The smell like fruity candy and are super sticky. Way frostier than last time.
Temps are averaging right around 79F with Rh 55-60
The sensor push units now have VPD and Dew Point but I haven’t looked into it as I just noticed last night the app had changed.