A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks
Sorry I am a little confused by the feeding schedule # of weeks. It shows grow period 0-3, and then bloom 1-9. For outdoor, in my area Southern Cal. Assuming Bloom starts when days start getting shorter on June 22. So my grow period is longer than 0-3 weeks. Its approx. 11 weeks. So interpreting the schedule, should I be using grow fertilizer from weeks 4-11, then switching to bloom in week 12 for 8 weeks ?
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Are you growing autos? or photos ? how old are they? What kind of nutrients are you using?
I don’t grow autos but from what I
I’ve learned in this forum that for autos, a “growing season” really doesn’t exist. Autos are on their own schedule . I’ll tag a few of the auto growers see if they can help.
Well done @Sasquatch
We will need more info fir sure what nutrients line are you using
But bloom nutrients would be used for flowering stage not veg
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Thanks. I purchase a 20 seed kit (white-widow, non auto flowering) with flower power fertilizers. I germinated 2 weeks ago and they have now sprouted and are 1-2 inch tall. So I’m just trying to understand the feeding schedule that flower power provided. Its only showing grow at 0-3 weeks. when I think my grow is until June 22.
Just feed then veg nutrients until you see pistols then switch to your bloom nutrents if they are photo period plants nature determines grow veg and flower time not your nutrients
@Sirsmokes is on point @SCalNewbee
Just extend veg schedule to fit into your grow schedule and switch to flower nutrients when you see first signs of flowering
Schedules are loose for all nutrients and most are set for 12 week grow cycle but with MJ that doesn’t always work so yeah you can extend either veg of flower feeding schedule as need
Thanks to both of you. And so just to confirm the veg fertilizer would be “grow” and the flower fertilizer would be “bloom”.
Yes you are correct veg period is your grow and bloom is flower. However when the plant pops from seed it is in seedling stage and doesn’t need food until they get 4 to 5 nodes and the two small round feeder leaves will brown and die
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Great, thanks again !! Will likely have more questions in the future. So will post when I do.
Welcome to the forum! I’m up north of you near Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Something to clarify on outside and flowering; you won’t see any of your plants go into flower until the sunlight falls below 8 hours and DAYLIGHT under 12. June 21 is the longest day of the year and you won’t in all likelihood see a short enough day until August or September.
I would also suggest that you prepare yourself for all kinds of pests: raper butterflies, louper moths, spider mites etc. A good horticulture cloth and a regular de lousing is a good idea.
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Thanks, yes last year - my first grow - my 3 plants were riddled with green moths/caterpillars, any good remedies for dealing with them ?
I’ve heard Spinosad(sp?) is good and BT. I can’t remember what that stands for, but @highcountrygal and @SmoknGranny could be of help to you as well. I tend to go with search and destroy, but they can hide really well.
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@SCalNewbee Howdy and welcome! I am in San Diego’s East County, I am an outside grower as well. For all those pests the best stuff is BT Monterey
I was totally wiped out two years ago found this and now swear by it! Last summer '17 I did not have a problem with worms. Now this is very important and I think time wise you may be okay, you have to start using it when your plants are about 4-5" tall. Spray the plant everywhere, topside, underside, stalk, stems, leaves, everywhere. Now this HAS to be done on a weekly basis without fail. The worms have to eat it to die but it is not instanteaous it takes a day or so but they do not live long enough to do damage. It can be used up to the day of harvest, it won’t hurt anything, when in bud saturate them with this. Please come visit my grow journal ‘come grow with me by HCG’ and while you are there start one of your grow! We love pot porn!
That and some inexpensive horticulture screen will do pretty well. I use the BT as well.
I am a first time grower and hoping it is ok I ask for your advice.
I was reading this post and your information about a seedling is the best I’ve seen. I was wondering if you could tell me for the feeding schedule on fox farms nutrients for soil. When do you change from seeding to start counting the weeks in Veg?
Again thank you for any help you can give
Hey sorry im not on here much. I usually count 2 weeks as seedling then start my veg.
Fox farm nutes… Many people say start at 1/4 doses. I never have i always start with bottle instructions. I only did a few weeks of fox farm nutes. Then i went back to ph perfect nutes… Less hassle for me
Happy anniversary @Sirsmokes, great to see you still kicking.
Hey @merlin44 thanks. Im more active on the lab side but do check in on here from time to time