started the nutrient mix off with 2 ml of micro, 2 ml of gro, 1 ml of bloom with a gallon of water.but ppm was still half way where i wanted it to be so i doubled the dosages. 4 ml micro, 4 ml gro, and 2 ml bloom. Mix came around 500 ppm and pH was set at 5.8. I also brought the lights closer to the plant. Its currently 18 inches away @Myfriendis410
Better to mix to your ratio, stronger than your target TDS then add water to dilute down to your TDS. Once you’ve done it and recorded the amounts it should be easy to replicate. If just wanting to add a bit to bring up; at this time of life add Grow. If you were in flower I would have said Bloom.
You should be feeding or watering daily at this point. Not to runoff yet but daily. Wet coco is not the same as wet soil.
mixing the nutrients with half a gallon last night didnt do it for me. with 2:21 ratio, ppm was around 489 which was still close. had to add 2ml more for gro to bring ppm to 600. so it ended up being 2:4:1. not sure if that was the way to do it or not
Some additional N in the Grow is a good thing so you did exactly as I stated. So for 600 ppm, use the same 2:2:1 ratio but up the amount to give you 600 or so. Or reduce water further to make more concentrated.
I shall mix my nutrients with quarter gallon, tonight, rather than half gallon and start with 2:2:1 and see how that goes if still low, i’ll add some Gro
to maintain the right ratio, 2:2:1, but up the amount can i do 4:4:2 then?
when i add the nutrient in order of micro, gro, then bloom, if i need to up the amounts to adjust ppm, does the order matter again?
Absolutely. As long as the ratio remains the same as the feeding schedule callout you can use quarts haha.
This is the nice thing about a ratio in that you can apply it to any amount of liquid: just up the amount of ingredients while maintaining the ratio. If you have to err up; use the Grow in veg. If the same in flower; use Bloom. It’s really better to keep your ratio so refer to your notes and once you hit 700 to 750 ppm you should be able to replicate that easily.
I use a syringe labeled in ml for my nutrients. Remember to always mix in the order called out: Micro first. If you decide to add silica (Armor Si), not a bad idea. THAT goes in before anything else. If using cal mag along with other nutes it goes in AFTER silica and BEFORE Micro.
Fair enough. What i think is mixing me up a bit here is increasing Gro in veg or Bloom in flowering. For example if i increase my Gro the ratio ends up being 2:4:1, which doesnt equal to the initial ratio. Will that cause any issues? Again this is to reach the right ppm.