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hufflepuff started grow question 4 years ago
Plants are 2 weeks old, approx 2 inches (5cm) tall in 3 gallon (11.5L) pots. I'm watering them with 1/2 cup (125ml) twice a day, and only around the base of the plants. Should I be watering 1 cup once a day? Am I under-watering? Do they need more water than what they're getting?
Greenhorn Grow - Candida (CD-1)
16 weeks
Greenhorn Grow - Candida (CD-1) hufflepuff
Candida (CD-1)
40 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 2
Techniques. Defoliation
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
Wait until the soil is barely moist at all, one inch deep, before watering. During early veg, water 3" away from the actual crown of the plant in a circle to make sure the roots breathe and are seeking outwards. Mist with a foliar at pH 6.4 and maintain humidity, approx 65-75% depending on temp.
B4RNS answered grow question 4 years ago
Give them a good watering, pour water until it starts to come out from the bottom , then lift the pots , keep the weight in mind , just lift your pots every 2-3 days when the pots start to get lightweight it means they need water ....
Kaya666 answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi! While there is no set schedule for watering, twice a day is generally too often for small plants. Only water when the soil near your plant is dry up to the first knuckle on your index finger. If you want more precision, weigh your pot when it's completely dry & only water again when it returns to that weight. You can also use a spray bottle to mist from the top while the plant is in veg, as they like a little humidity at this stage. (Misting isn't a substitute for watering; just a way to increase humidity). Best o' luck!
PharmaZ answered grow question 4 years ago
Far to small to be watering everyday. In soil, water before you plant the seed, rooter or transplant. Then literally wait till the pot feels light and dry. By feeding soil like that she won’t be searching for water with her roots. Just getting lazy sat in a mud bath and not actually growing :(
Best thing to do now is wait till the pot dries more could be 1 week with out water. Then water till a little bit of water comes out the bottom. Things should pick up in a week with no watering. Soil grown plants like to have wet/dry cycles... coco or hydro grown plants like to be wet always
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
How's your humidity? These little plants love that high humidity, so if you're going to do the watering in a specific area lightly, rather than a full soak and dry. I'd really recommend placing a cup or bottle over the top to boost that moisture for the leaves to take in. I believe, similar to clones, when they have minimal roots, they will drink more moisture from the air.
Happy growing :green_heart::seedling:
ChillumMafia answered grow question 4 years ago
Water not in the center, but from the center a few centimeters - so that the roots stretch and look for water. You can pour a pot around the perimeter - 1 liter of water. After 3-4 days, look at how the soil has dried. Determine the weight of the pot to water or not
Michka answered grow question 4 years ago
Don't give twice, once by day is perfect.. You'll see the difference ! Your roots need water, but also oxygen.. So be sure to let your soil dry a little bit before giving water again...
Jeff123fish answered grow question 4 years ago
Less is better than too much. If you wanted to water once a day that would be fine. A 3 gallon pot can hold a surprising amount of water and it is easy to over water so do t be afraid to skip a day if the soil seems damp before you water for that day