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420Maru started grow question 3 years ago
Hi guys, might be a noob question but when is a good time to start giving the plant nutes? Not sure if its too early to start feeding it now.
9 weeks
Bubblelicious 420Maru
Bubblelicious Auto
15 comments · 3 years ago
Week 2
Techniques. Defoliation
HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
@420Maru its not to early to give nutrients! I start giving nutrients day 1 at a quarter strength! Soil like yours contains nutrient that come with it naturally so its best to slowly lead into the nutrients so you don't cause a nutrient lockout! She has been enjoying the Nutriplex you have been giving her and i'm sure you will continue to see good growth just do you best to lower those temperatures some! Hope I was able to help answer your question! Please feel free to ask me anything you need @420Maru! :sunglasses:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello! Today most of the soil are pre fertilizer, if yours is too then no need to feed during 3/4 weeks and if you use tape water you will provide enough cal mag to you girl. If you'r using a light mix then feed 1 week earlier and you will also need to feed a bit more than with a all mix. I hope it will help you :grin::+1:
Green_Friends_Inc answered grow question 3 years ago
Looks nice and healthy. Otherwise you may begin to feed just start off light (ie 1/4 recommend dose).
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Agreed on many answers, since you're using soil, if its decent quality and it looks good to me, great dark color with a nice amount of perlite. Id say your definitely gonna need to start adding around the 3 week marker. So you are right on schedule at 3 weeks for the 1st one. With your autos id go with 1/4 to 1/2 recommended dose and then increase from there each week or two.
Happy growing, they look great perfectly green and healthy. :v:
BoredSangheili answered grow question 3 years ago
If you have soil with nutrients in it I would wait 30 days, The plant will tell you when it's ready for nutrients as well.

Your plant looks very healthy and happy. Goodluck with your grow!
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @420Maru! With autos - in soil - you can start feeding by the middle of week 2 with a very slight dose of nutrients (mostly Nitrogen). Otherwise, only root stimulator for the first days. Hope this will help, enjoy your beautiful garden :facepunch:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
Yes, it's too early. When you start depends mainly if you plan to transplant or not. If you are going to leave ir in the 1 gallon pot, start after the 4th week, if you transplant to 2 gallon, feed after the 6th week and if you transplant to a 3 gallon pot, then start after the 8th week. This are guidelines, you mileage may vary. I start after spoting the first signs of deficiency, that way i'm sure it's the right moment.
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
You don't really want feed them when they are young like that . Typically people wait till they see a deficiency in their plants before they start feeding in order to prevent nutrient excess like nitrogen overdose and things of that nature . You're medium should have a base of 1-1-1 which is plenty to start with for the first 3 - 4 weeks . When you start feeding with nutrients its important to understand that you don't have to do it every watering , every 2nd or 3rd watering is plenty this will ensure that your plant uses up all available nutrients in the soil or as close to all of it as possible before adding new ones . This will prevent your root zone from getting to hot ( that is when the PH of your root zone is either to acid or to base and your roots burn or it comes from having way way way to much nutrients in your soil which also affects the PH ) and thus saving you from root burns and that lead to foliar burning ( nutrient burns ) . It is also important to understand the dosages you're giving your plants . It's ideal that you start with 1/4 strength and work your way up from there as the plants needed . This will help you judge the plants reaction to the nutrients your feeding lowering the risk of possible damages in case the solution is to strong . In between nutrient feeding your going to want to feed your plant PH corrected water . This will ensure you don't suffer any nutrient lock outs as well as keep the PH in your medium stable which is important for your roots to prosper . You also want to ensure that you don't over water your young seedlings remember at this stage less is more . You should only water when the medium is dry up to your first knuckle or 1 inch into the medium this will prevent over watering damages and will allow the root zone to go through a wet and dry phase making it expand vigorously . There are lots and lots of nutrient line ups out there so be patient in choosing one that suits your needs best do your research and select one that will help you meet your needs and goals . Another thing people often don't talk about is CalMg your going to want to get some of that as well to add to what ever nutrient line up you choose . This product will help your plant stay nice and healthy giving her robust stems on her leaves and nice healthy colour as well . Over all your in great shape an excellent start nice and green no signs of over watering keep up the great work . I hope this information serve you well on your journey ! -Happy Growing
Sgtoso answered grow question 3 years ago
I use a potting soil called Roots Organic. According to the guy at my hydro store you don't need to feed nutes in this soil until you start flowering. Personally, I would let the plant develop a little more before feeding nutes. I also use some microbial supplements to help speed up healthy root development and start adding those towards the end of the third or fourth week. I'm using Primordial Solutions' Rootamentary & Sea Green during veg. Bloom nutes are added when flowering commences. Good Luck Bro!
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
hi, and no its no noob question. better to ask than to give her now^^. ok it look like a prefertilised soil your girl sits in. so she has enough nutes for minimum 4 weeks in her soil. And generally said, before the girl dont show up the 4th node there is no need to feed. 4th node shows up around week 4. A plant can wonderul survive with alack of nute, therefore an excess makes her sick/may kill her. If you are not sure ther are helping sites with a lot of pictures, or you post a picture of your plant and ask the helping growers. Happy growing