I have two autos growing right now in buffered coco mixed with perlite & a small amount of fox farm ocean Forrest (won’t mix that ever again) it’s my first grow. These girls are into 5 weeks now and I water each plant roughly a half gallon of water every 3 sometimes 4 days they seem mostly dry. I’ve been using general hydroponics flora series but only the micro and bloom and cal mag, in between each nutrient feeding I’ll do a water with recharge. I never really get any run off which I think is weird considering I use a half gallon of water to each plant. After I water by the end of the day they look wilted and what not. Can anyone suggest what I can do to help my girls look healthier
I would skip a couple days of watering and let them dry out. I think you’re Overwatering.
I agree or so it appears. I should be getting run off though right? I’d figure with a half gallon per plant I should see runoff. Should I wait until they are fairl dry then water in less?? Or stick to a half gallon?
Just allow them to dry out before checking.
Like show signs they are dried out lol? Should I wait longer then the 3-4 days? Seems kind of long like most people water every 2 or 3 days it seems. My first grow I’m just scared of messing them up
Yes, that soil is saturated. If you stick your finger in the soil, and it’s still moist to the touch, they’re fine.
I forgot to water a couple rows this is what I came back to:
But they’re okay:
When you do let them dry out lift the pot/bucket up. You can get a good idea by the weight that they are wet or dry. If you are unsure on if its time to water or not you can get a cheap meter. I got mine at Lowes. It supposedly measures ph too but like some of the more experienced growers I only use it for the moisture level. It has an 8" or so probe so it can go deeper than your finger. Good luck!