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Sirius_Appleleaf started grow question 4 years ago
What is a good watering/feeding schedule?
Code name: Detroit Red
8 weeks
Code name: Detroit Red Sirius_Appleleaf
Crystal METH
22 comments · 4 years ago
Week 1
Techniques. Defoliation
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello and welcome to GD, At first, your plant dont need a feeding for minimum 4-5 week, She sits in a 26.5 l pot- so she has enough soil around to feed her for weeks. . You can give her aloe, or a aloe based root stimulatior.In my previous photoperiod grow i use 20 l pots and the plants dont needed any fertiliser in the hole vegetation stage(10 weeks). watch your girl, and if she gets pale or limy around week4 or later you can add Growing fertiliser ( N)until she stops stretching. when she stopped stretching you can start with blooming fertiliser (P+K). But always use half of the recommend amount, and look how she responds.............................................................................
Watering regime; I start with 100ml , pouring around the plant, so the roots have to search for the water and spread. 100 ml should last for 3-4 days or longer. if water is used earlier then double the amount, and wait for 3-4 days. and so on. You can control it by lifting the pot when soil is dry, or putting on a scale, and noticing the dry-weigh of pot and plant. So you avoid overwatering. If you are unsure, just wait another day. In water and feriliser its like LESS IS MORE. A plant can handle to have less water and no fertiliser for weeks, but overwatering and overfeeding makes her sick. Happy growing, feel free to ask per pm
The_Projexx answered grow question 4 years ago
To answer your question about the feeding . At that stage of growth I would feed only 1 and half cups of water at a time and slowly expand the range of the water meaning water around the base of the plant for a while to ensure that the roots are getting water and over time expand the circumference of the are watered . To test if your plants need water you could do a variety of things but the most simple and effective way to do it would be to stick your index finger in the soil . if the soil is moist up to your first knuckle on your finger you likely don't need to water . Remember when they are young less is more . I say this because younger plants are fragile and cant fight off root rot very well at young ages. If you stick your finger in and it's dry then you need to water your plants . It's ideal that you have abit of run off every time you water that way you can test the water to ensure the PH of your soil and you can ensure the medium is well watered .

I hope this information helps understand the "when" to water your plants . Sending lots of positive vibes so your plant recovers well !!

-Happy Growing!!!
S_V_F_O answered grow question 4 years ago
The bush is OK! But the mutant! Maybe slow growth, if you still have seeds, then it is better to plant a new seed! Good luck!
Fast_Buds answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey there!

What a wonderful welcome to growdiaries, you've got Master Growers already giving you some great advice=)

It seems like they've covered it all, so if you need anything else just let us know! We will follow along. :green_heart:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
The watering should be done by following a wet/dry cycle. This means that you will need to lift your pot when the soil is dry ( remember the weight ) then water and lift when watered ( remember the weight ) , so now you will need to water when the pot will recover the light weight ( not too light/ not too dry ) , here is the best watering schedule. Now for the feeding it mostly depend on the brand you are using , if It's a cannabis related nutrient then follow the manufacturer schedule ( 1/2 of the recommended among to start ) if it isn't then remember that canna need more N in veg and more PK in Flo so watch at the nutrients values :blush:
souljasam answered grow question 4 years ago
Honestly, it depends on the exact soil and strain being grown. If the soil is a good rich soil you should be able to just use plain ph6.5 water for a few weeks. If you transplant you can skip nutes for a couple weeks again. Right now you should only be watering immediately around the plant, feeling for dryness by sticking your finger into the soil and feel if its dry about an inch down. As far as how often to water when it's a little bigger(couple sets of true leaves) if you have a spare pot fill it with dry soil. Then water the pot and lift it to feel how heavy it is. every day lift the pot and compare it to the dry pot. When it feels really similar to the dry pot then its time to water. If the plant doesn't like being that dry it will tell you by drooping and you should adjust watering accordingly. When it comes to feeding nutes there are a few different feeding schedules you can try. I recommend starting low with your dosage(start at 1/4 dose) and working your way up. I would also start with a feed- water-water schedule. If the plant starts to look hungry just bump up the nutes. If it seems like a heavy eater I would switch to a feed-water-feed-water schedule.