"long-lasting" 5-3-3 for WW auto


#1

Hello All,

I am growing WW Autos for the first time and would love to get a great yield.

I have this fertilizer in my shed and am wondering if it will be a good fertilizer to feed my plants and if so, when should i add it? its a 5-3-3 and mentions “long-lasting”.

I heard nitrogen is good early on in the plants life, which is why i thought the 5-3-3 would be good. I also have plenty of wood ash which is rich in nitrogen.

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If this isnt good what should i look for in a fertilizer. Autos lifetime is short apparently, so should i get something more apt to help during the flowering stage?

thx


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#2

I’m sure it would work but I have never grow autos so I don’t want to give you bad advice so I’m gonna tag a couple people who can give you a good start…@Floridason @BIGE @Sasquatch…I’m sure it’s not a big difference but I’m the last person who wants to give you bad advice…


#3

I tried using off brand nutrients and auto are so sensitive I have burned one up with manf recommended doses so be careful


#4

that is a good brand used it for years its all organic so its hard to burn plants with plus the bio tone is microbs that liven up the soil , the tomato tone was better before they change the mix.


#5

I just saw that same braND beING used in the news for arbor day tree planting


#6

@greentree @sirsmokes

and to confirm: i would use this early on in the plants life because its higher in nitrogen, right?

and I should find a 10-10-10 or 10-15-10 for flower?

thx


#7

@Budbrother

would you mind sharing a nutrient timetable for autoflowers?

and what nutrients to buy?


#8

Lots of nutrients out there. I use Fox Farms for my grows, and their feeding chart is on their site. If you order from Amazon, most come with the FF feeding charts.


#9

Interesting as the Arbor Farm is just down the highway from me. I guess I’m going to pay it a visit :slightly_smiling_face:


#10

yes i the frist month you will be good unless they show signs of switching


#11

do i flush the plants when switching fertilizers?

do i need to flush other than for harvest with autos??

@Budbrother


#12

When switching, I don’t know for sue. I’ve always used FF nutes, so I’ve never had to before.

You should be fine with just the final flush, unless you run into a problem during the grow. I only flush as a last resort with autos.


#13

Check that, if it’s released over a month and a half or longer, don’t use it. With autos, their veg time is normally a month, month and a half tops, then you’ll want more flower nutes. A three part nutrients system like generalhydroponics or foxfarms would be better


#14

@HornHead @Budbrother

any idea how they would turn out without using any fertilizer, just having good soil?


#15

The plant would use up all the nutrients within the first month, month and a half. Then you’d need flower nutes


#16

We have been growing WW for the last 3 turns now. Last one in coco so i cant really advice u anything cuze u are growing in soil. But from our last 6 month of experience i can tell u this:

  1. We grow in coco with the lucas formula and the GH feeding. That means they are getting less of the nitrogen than recomended. If u use to much of nitro for autos it gonna be either a !@#$ing tall plant. Also the autos is much more sensitive to getting to much nitro so it get poison for them
  2. Autos and especially WW are turning at 4 weeks normally and then u need the flower feeding.
  3. Autos is also sensitive to flushing, cutting and other extreme action u take with them. They grow best when left alone. But still u have to keep an close eye on them cuze the conditions can change from one day to another.
  4. If u grow under LED light make sure u give them extra calmag.

#17

There are so many options for fertilizer at the store.

I ended up buying a 2-3-1, which i think will be good at the flowering stage. correct me if i am wrong or if there is a better ratio for flowering stage. ( i even saw a 0-45-0- WOW)

Anyway, what npk ratio should i get for the veg stage? 5-10-5? 10-10-10? 4-3-2? 3-2-3? another one?

thx


#18

I am not using FoxFarm because they are run by monsanto apparently :frowning:


#19

From those choices… veg 10-10-10 & flower 5-10-5


#20

what would you recommend in general, not specific to those choices?