Hey guys, in my first week of my first grow. Im growing in FFOF but right now im in Burpee seedling mix. I have the GH flora trio(grow, micro, bloom) and was wondering if I should add some things for my plants to use along with what I have. I know the ffof is pretty hot for the first few weeks. Whats some other nutes I can add for better flower and overall plant growth. Im growing 2 autos at the moment if that makes a difference and I think I may stick to autos depending on how this grow goes. Thatnks in advance guys!!
If I were you I would subtract the “grow” part of the trio and run the Lucas formula.
Silica and mychrorriza are good adds
I was most definitely gonna go with that formula. I have just been reading and watch a TON and I notice people use alot of little things here and there like bud candy, and all kinds of stuff.
@Hogmaster you use the GH correct?
I will look at what you mentioned. Thanks for the input
The Lucas formula simplifies things and makes it very easy for you, especially being your first week of your first grow
As @TDubWilly suggested, I use the Lucas Formula myself (1:2 Micro/Bloom) and in flower I add in Liquid Koolbloom to boost PK. Throughout the grow (I am a hydro grower) I add in Calimagic and Armor Si (also GH products). Second half of flower I am doing something new this grow and switching from Liquid Koolbloom to Dry Koolbloom.
It def is my first, but I’ve been siiting back and watching for a few months figuring I would have some knowledge before starting and slaughtering a bunch of plants haha. I haven’t fed them anything yet except 6.5 ph’d water
Thanks for your help. Being in soil I think the calmag might be different for me. As far as when to use it
Could we discuss your nutrient load on my journal in the lab sometime? Interested in your thoughts. My RDWC is going to be flipped in two weeks.
Absolutely - just tag me in so I make sure to go there.
I have to admit at this point I just kind of “do it” and don’t really spend a lot of time considering what I am doing. Heh.
That would normally be the case with me but I’ll feel better with a wingman for this first hydro. So far; no issues other than it being a PITA to change the reservoir out haha!
I use a transfer pump with a long ass hose on the output side of it… run the hose out the back door of my basement into the yard and turn the pump on. Easy peasy.
The DRAINING isn’t the problem; it’s the lugging buckets of water in and loading the system back up lol.
Well, this is how I do that. First, I start with a 40 gallon reservoir and I generally try to put 30 gallons of water in it. So after I empty it…
Second, I fill up a large tote (17 gallons) with 10 gallons of water, and mix in all my nutes. I put that in my reservoir using the transfer pump.
Third, I have running water in the basement with a garden hose and nozzle, so I literally just take the hose and fill up the remainder of the reservoir directly from the hose until I get a PPM number I want, and then I PH it.
So yeah, I don’t do things other people recommend, like letting my water sit out and/or aerate for a day, etc.
I strongly recommend using a large tote for mixing your water so you can just pump it all in and not carry stuff around.
My problem is the crappy city water; I have to make 33 gallons of R/O and keep it staged in a separate barrel. I pump it into 5 gallon buckets then fill my standing reservoir, nute and PH then pump into the (empty) totes which drains the 15 gallon res. I fill it a second time, nute and PH then circulate and do a final top up and any miscellaneous stuff.
I’m just lazy lol. It’s actually much less work than hauling the plants out in the yard every day. Not that I COULD this winter: we’ve had 20 days plus of rain in February and 5 days in March (this being the sixth).