First time indoor growing in my basement (no tent). Wondering if I need to add nutes and a question on sun leaf removal at the bottom of the canopy.
Plants are 4 weeks old
Soil - Fox Farm
Room temp 75 degrees, RH 42%
Water - distilled
Light- Bestva 1000 (currently on veg mode)
I have several fan leaves at the bottom of the canopy which are receiving little light due to overhead canopy. These lower fan leaves each have a branch with sugar leaves that are extended to the edge of the canopy with several sets of sugar leaves. SHOULD I REMOVE THESE BOTTOM SUN LEAVES? Also, I have never fed either with any nutes and they are growing great. Should I expect to feed them some nutes at some time in the future? I’ve attached a couple of pix to try and help.
Good morning! your plants look good! You should check the ppm in your run off. That will let you know if you need to feed. I believe if it is under 1000 you could be feeding. I will tag someone that could give you more advice. @MrPeat@kellydans@merlin44
By the way any leaves that are touching the soil should be removed.
Looking good Growmie, what’s your watering frequency and is that to run off each time? Testing the run off will let you know how much nutrients are in the medium. I start feeding at 800 and maintain 900-1000 PPMs in veg and bump that up to 1100 in flower. Shoot for the sweet spot of 6.5 with your PH. I would clean up some of the bottom, these lower bud sites won’t amount to much and removing them will focus needed energy above
As for watering schedule, I’m only providing 3 cups of water to each plant every 2-3 days. . Should I kick up the amount of water? I’m not soaking the entire 5 gallon bucket. Now that I think about it, the amount I’m using probably isn’t getting to the bottom of the root system.
Their old enough for run off and the amount you put in will depend on weather you get the run off. Did you add additional perlite to help with drainage and holes in the buckets. Start watering slowly and you’ll want about 20% of what you’re putting in to run out the bottom. Catch a sample after about a cup has ran out and test the PH and PPMs. Soil like a wet to dry cycle
Yeah , cleaning up around the bottom closest to the top of the pot is always good. Will Allow access for water and feedings much easier.
I’m with @OGIncognito has you covered. Good luck Keep us posted !