Help for another grower: I need help with nutrients for my hydro drip feed system I purchased the Gold Leaf Complete Package – however after receiving, it became apparent that I need a LOT more nutrients for a hydro system My grow tent and system is a 52 litre reservoir and can support up to 4 x plants
What type of nutrients are you using
Any grow store will have numerous nute choices. The big retailers have finally realized the profits from home growing are massive. WalMart, Lowe’s, and others have an extensive section of supplies. Nutes, tents, lights and additives.
Once you have a reputable nute…you will have to adjust the strength as the plants indicate.
Purchase was from Bergman for the Gold Leaf seeds and their own ‘Bergmans Plant Food’ - however their initial statement of ‘feed 25 plants’ is for soil NOT hydro
It appears using their fertilisers is going to be VERY expensive - in particular if I follow their in flush every week rule
I’m in the same situation. Well almost I haven’t started yet. But my system will be around 70 to 80 gallons of water. @Grandaddy013 and @bryan both recommended general hydroponics Maxi series powdered nutrients. So that’s what I’ll be trying. I was going to try Bergmans or Fox Farm but after reading a bunch I realized I’m going to use a lot more so cost becomes a issue. Hopefully they can add more info to help. I’m going to attempt to never drain system except for the switch to flowering. Just add more water and nutes to keep the right ppm. But that’s just the initial plan. It could change.
Thanks for your input
If I knew up front about the soil/hydro quantities - I would not have gone with Bergman’s! But to keep in with their ‘guarantee offer’ I would need to use their nutrients. I’ll do 1-2 grows with it and see how it goes.
Flushing: I have found, topping up with water and any nutrients, over a course of time once I have topped up a total of the reservoir by 1/2 its holding capacity - I drain/flush the system with new water and nutrients - this seems to come around every 10-12 days with my system
Sounds like you’ve got a good plan. My setup will have so much water in it I’m not sure how long it would take to use even half. I’ll probably hit flowering stage by then. Mine is approx 300 liters.
300 litres! - DUDE!!! The price on nutrients must cost you a testicle or two
Calculation using the Bergman’s Feeding Schedule Hydro required for a grow of 4 x specimens via drip feed 52litre reservoir
o Seeding 52g
o Growtime 218.4g
o Flowertime 499.2g
o Plant Boost 20.4g
Purchasing the ‘Master Set’ which is oddly measured out for a complete grow, clearly states “at least 25 plants from start to finish” – however for my hydro system, I would only get 2 grows of 4 plants per grow, before having to purchase again.
This should work well for you
That was my initial plan, but now I change every 2 weeks in flower.
What kind of setup are you building
I’m doing RDWC but it’s 2x 40 gallon totes and a 27 gallon reservoir. And the reservoir should be nearly full since the size difference will put it right around the height of the nets. I’m assuming 30 gallons per tote and 20 to 25 in reservoir for 80 gallons total. I know it’s a bit overkill but their height makes it where I don’t have to bend over very far to work on plants or can work on bottoms sitting down. And the totes are heavy duty compared to the other brands.
How many plants?
4 it’s in a 5 x 4’ space. Mostly running autos for a while.
I’ve never had any dealings with autos. I know with regular ones, if you grow that many roots, you’re going to have some monster plants
Lol I never even thought of that. I’ve got enough room they can grow to about 6 feet tall but I’ll need a ladder to check on the tops lol. Also I can expand out to 5x5 if I need to. Will be pushing it for lighting though.
Top them and they will get bushy