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Bubbasparks24 started grow question 4 years ago
When should I start feeding the plant nutrients?
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Kindbudz answered grow question 4 years ago
Your plants are very young. At this stage you won’t need to add any nutrients for a while. I would say you shouldn’t really worry about adding any until week 4 of the vegitative stage. Make sure that when you are feeding you start off with a 1/4 the recommended dosage that the bottle of nutrients tells you. Make sure to not over feed as this will cause more problems down the road. It’s a good rule of thumb that if you don’t see any dificiencies don’t worry about adding nutrients. Only when you start to notice deficiencies should you really start feeding. Good luck on your grow! Hope this helps!
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
If this is your first grow, let me share a few tips: first and foremost, forget about nutrients for now. and put them last on the list of stuff to watch for.
First, learn to water appropriately, give a glass or cup of water at this stage (16 or 17 oz / 200 cc), that should last 4 to 5 days, when the soil is dry, repeat; when the soil is drying every 2 days, you up the amount of water to twice the amount you were using, rinse and repeat.
Learn to transplant, in 3 or 4 weeks, you'll have to up pot, 4 or 5 times your current pot size is a good next step. How do you know your plant is ready to transplant? Even if you saturate the whole pot, the water will last 2 or 3 days and the soil will be dry again ans growth will be really slow or even stop at all.
Temperatures are key to fast growth, keep them in range and the plant will thrive.
Train the plant: TOP/FIM and LST, an even canopy is key to get a great yield.
As for feeding, "if it's not broken, don't fix it". Let the plant feed itself from the soil, once it has began to exhaust the media's nutrient, you can start feeding, you'll notice when the plant displays the first signs of deficiencies.
Do yourself a favor and get an EC/PPM pen, it will make feeding a lot easier, no guessing games about strength.