Depends on pot size, when I have plants in 3 gal pots, they get 1/2 gallon. 5 gal pots get 3/4 gallon. 7 gal pots get 1 gallon. Those are all starting amounts, they generally go up over time so I add more water as need to get a nice amount of runoff with each watering. I like to see 20-25% runoff at every watering or feeding, makes for healthy plants and soil.
I use the same as he said, in fact he probably told me how.
@Hellraiser @SKORPION I followed what you both had recommended. I chose to do a flush with about a gallon of water on each pot. The next day I fed them by splitting two gallons of water between the three. Used 1 tsp of the floranova grow and 2 tsp of floranova bloom… it has been 2 days since feed and these are results below. Some terrible looking leafs popped up on one plant and the other two still look very yellow… not sure if I need to feed again or if over time it’ll correct itself?
Could it have anything to do with the fact I’m using tap water?
Absolutely even if it’s with range ph wise there’s still chlorine (bleach) and other additives usually you fill up a bucket and let it sit 24 hours for additives to evaporate.
Yeah, depends on your water, but I had much more trouble free grows when I switched to RO water. Problems take a while to correct, just need to keep her on the right path with water ph and feeding as needed.
@Hellraiser what is RO water? New to the term. Also I was wanting to lollipop my plants (I’ve read that can help your top colas). When is a good time to do so… also do you trim any of the fan leaves that are near the top of the canopy?
RO = reverse osmosis, water that has been purified by running through a RO filter. Not as pure as distilled water but very close. My city has these water machines everywhere that you fill up a 5 gal water bottle for a dollar. Many growers buy a RO filter and use it at home to make their own from tap water.
2 ways to lollipop, wait til before flowering and then remove everything on the bottom half of the plant is the traditional way What I prefer to do is remove the branches as they grow in, why bother letting the lower branches grow big just to cut them off later? Seems like a huge waste of plant resources doing it that way. Better to cut them off as soon as you can.
On this plant, I removed lower branches as soon as they came in for the first 10 nodes, then I let 5 or 6 sets of branches (all at the top) grow in before flowering, making a monster bud tree.
@Hellraiser that is beautiful… love the shape to it! I see some people do a very heavy trimming of leaves during flower… besides the lollipop, what are your opinions on it?