First, hello everyone! Sorry if this is in the wrong section, didn’t see a specific section for feeding questions.
Growing indoors, potted. I’m getting help from a family member that’s been doing it about 4 years, and he’s easing me into it so I unfortunately don’t know everything he’s using as he’s giving me the plants out of veg until I get moved and set up my own veg space. He said he didn’t want to overwhelm me early on which I get to an extent. And since he’s been doing well for so long I’m happy to trust him.
Anyway he bottom feeds and that’s what I’ve been doing(by hand), but is there a reason to top feed? Pros and cons to each? I’ve had one harvest bottom feeding, averaged a little over 1/2 pound per plant(after dried) using 1000 watt bulbs, at about 1.5 plants per light. I have been letting them soak up what they’ll take and adding about 1500ml extra on a 2 day cycle.
I’m in the middle of setting up a auto-watering system and am curious if top or bottom would be better. Also if it’s easier or more difficult to overwater them bottom feeding. This harvest I’ve had to feed them everyday(making sure they dry out between), as the only way to get them to last 2 days between feeding was to let them sit in water overnight, which just makes me nervous.
The only other thing I’m concerned about is my temp is hanging around 83-84 during the day, dropping to about 76 at night. My understanding is that since I’m adding CO2 that a bit higher temperature is ok. Is that right?
Thanks for any advice.