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Jayou413 started grow question 3 years ago
These plants are starting to drink more. Should they be getting more than a litre of water each time I water? I’m not trying to have a lot of runoff and I make sure to pour half, wait a min then then pour the rest so that no water pockets form in the soil. Any insight?
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Mephisto biotab grow Jayou413
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Thee_HoffGuyy answered grow question 3 years ago
Keep watering like you have been and if you do the pot lifting method to feel the weight of it when dry and the weight after watered. even if they are drinking more you could either give them more at the one time you will most likely get runoff or give them the same amount but more often. Personally I will do both depending on what the plant is an how it is doing. Just make sure you do not over water it can cause a plethora of problems. and as for the yellowing on your leaves you have right now it is a little hard to tell from the picture but it looks like it may be a Phosphorous deficiency. That or a pH being slightly off So make sure to check runoff pH to ensure that it is good and if it is then you might want to try to add a little more of something with higher PK amounts. Hope this helps!!
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey Jayou, you're absolutely right about avoiding runoff right now, but what I can see is you're actually overwatering slightly each time ! Since you're in such small pots (3L pots, really?) you should be watering something like 600ML max, but three times a week, preferably at "sun up". when "day breaks" the plant naturally sucks up more water, so it's better for the plant if you "follow the cycle" by feeding in the morning, rather than at night. Beyond that, to make sure you're watering enough and following the wet dry cycle correctly, i suggest you use the "lifting method" to assure you're not over or under doing it. Hope this helps ! :rocket:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
It sounds good the way you do it. Plants dont need everytime the same amount in water, watering in short steps is the same way i do it. My plants need atm around 1 liter, per Day, and i give it to them but mst time after 4- waterings i recognize they not need more. ( i check everytime the soil if its dry and lift them. ) this is a good method not to overwater. Iam tending to the opposite, letting them a little drier. But the best is to give them the amount they need atm.... and thats by "potlifting" and looking at the pant what she tells you. It sound you rmethod with waterig works
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
You got the right method about it , essentially what you want is 25 % run off every time you water . If you find your plants are getting thirstier then give them more water at once but wait extra time in between feedings . Its important to have that wet/dry cycle when growing this way your roots can expand nice and evenly without risking the damages over watering brings (root rot , nutrient burns , nutrient lock outs ...) This will also ensure your plant uses up most of whats in the medium before you go pounding new nutrients in . Bigger the roots bigger the fruits , just a little something to remember . You also gotta remember that mature plants can store water really well so they can whist-and a good amount of time without being watered . As it stands now I can see that there is some light water damages to your roots , its being displayed through the yellowing on your leaves eventually they will curl up and fall off and if left soaking wet you will get sepsis and that is just no fun to deal with in a grow . My best advice to you when choosing a time to water is to do it when the leaves are drooping not too much but a good noticeable amount . For the time being how ever to prevent further damages to your roots and plant , I would water the plants lightly until your medium is dry enough for a good watering again , you can do this by placing fans around the pots so air circulates around them helping dry out the medium abit faster , you wanna ensure that the pots are elevated so that the bottom drain holes can get air too so it drys evenly . You will notice the yellowing come to a stop and your plant resume to grow :) I hope this information helps shed some light into your grow ! -Happy Growing!
BedroomGrower answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi friend, give the plants the necessary water, you can notice the difference in weight by moving the pots, adding water to the lighter ones, and you'll get used to it over time. If a layer of one or two millimeters of water comes out of the bottom don't worry, it's not a problem, if it comes out more you just need to eliminate the excess water :wink: