I know NOTHING about hydroponic, but read recently that at least one guy considers coco coir (more specifically, a 50:50 coco/perlite mix) to be a “hydroponic” grow. By which he was referring to feeding nutes multiple times a day.
Is this legit? I don’t care so much about the technical stuff as I do the maintenance requirements. Like constant feeding of nutes and watering. Could this be the perfect balance between soil and hydro?
I recently did an experiment with 4 cuttings, 2 in a 50:25:25 soil/perlite/coco mix and 2 in a 50:50 coco/perlite mix. It is UNREAL how much faster the pure coco mix is! It’s like they’re 2 weeks older than the soil clones!
I’m VERY excited about the grow potential, just from switching mediums in my established soil grow, without the fuss of having to go pure hydro. Am I being unrealistic, or what? Any thoughts from the experienced hydro folks?