My grow center had a customer appreciation day yesterday. It was awesome. I met a ton of local growers. Vendor booths all over the parking lot giving away samples out the wazoo. The store itself was giving away a ton of full-size nutes via raffle and “spin-the-wheel”. Nobody walked away unhappy. Some of the raffle items were high dollar. $1500+ all the way down to $20 items. Here’s my haul.
Some standard variety swag bag stuff
The reps that most caught my attention were Advanced Nutrients and Nectar for the Gods. I was intrigued by both lines. I’m also intrigued by Heavy16 because holy shit… the price! BUT, then the rep was thoroughly underwhelming in his explanations. Kind of a “use it or don’t. I don’t really care.” feel. I mean I didn’t expect him to tap dance, but he wasn’t really interested in talking about what separates them from the rest. I won a nice starter set, so I’ll still research further, but I wouldn’t have dropped that kind of $ based on his answers.
Everyone swears theirs is the best. Everyone claims follow the chart - don’t half it. Few publicly admit theirs is specifically formulated for mj. To me, it should start there right? If you can’t/won’t tell me your product is specific to my crop, why should I use it? Are the non-mj growers (that aren’t really using your products anyway) going to turn their backs on you? Seriously, I’ve been vegetable and flower gardening for 40 years and I never even heard of any of this stuff before looking into growing mj. Of course there really are people growing hydro tomatoes and such, but there’s no way that’s the real target market.
Who here has seen any of these product lines at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menards, Walmart, etc? If you ask, they don’t even know what you’re talking about. Not entirely shocking given that big box stores tend to hire anyone who passes the UA. Now I’m ranting aimlessly.
The real point is how to decipher what’s true. I trust the experienced growers. There are several on here that walk the walk and have the bud porn to back it up. I have my favorites. I’m sure we all do.
Let’s try to discuss it without insisting one line or another doesn’t work. As soon as someone says a particular line is crap, someone else posts a picture showing otherwise. I’d rather know your favorite and why. What you’ve tried before and why you changed. Stuff like that.