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    Originally posted by Ioni Botani View Post
    Ive been using Coco, but can't seem to get the feel for it, while experimenting with Rockwool I found it to be simpler (for me)...
    However Evl is quite the opposite....kicks ass in Coco, and had to get a feel for RW.

    That's why I suggest KISS to be more of a lifestyle suggestion, than a growing formula. Really, like cloning, whatever works. Don't think you should HAVE to do something if your feelings (or wallet) tell you otherwise..

    Don't forget about Occam's Razor.


    You should find, that it's the most simple method that works the best..
    Example: for Evl, Drain To Waste is easy in his garden...so that's what he does. He can rock RW or Coco or whatever.

    My garden doesn't have a drain, so maintaining a rez with drippers (or EbbNFlow) is easier for me, thus the Rockwool is more beneficial in MY garden (probably not a coincidence, more than likely it's relative)...
    Also, Evl started in soil : he knows how to water; I started in DWC : I know how to maintain H20 and nutes...ETC ETC ETC....The list goes on, the variables are too many to even know.

    If your budget and lifestyle permits, try a couple different ways, see what works best for you.


    Whew!!!

    There I go again with the 2 hr. explanations...sorry all..I was a writing major..
    Not at all Ioni! I sure apreciate your experiance.

    You and Evlme and everyone elce whose doin the K.I.S.S. is doin real well!

    Im about to restructure my flower room to acomadate a K.I.S.S.

    How often do you feed your RW? Do you use them bits in pots, or them big cubes? Whats a good feedin scedule?

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        How bout you Evl? Whats your feed scedule with the coco?

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          Originally posted by BashertofCyndi View Post
          How bout you Evl? Whats your feed scedule with the coco?
          When I first transplant a seedlings in coco I let the coco dry out in between waterings until they start needed water everyday, then I water everyday, to run off.
          *when I say "water" I mean with nutrients. I'm one of those who never flushes his coco unitl 2 weeks before chop time

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            Originally posted by evlme2 View Post
            When I first transplant a seedlings in coco I let the coco dry out in between waterings until they start needed water everyday, then I water everyday, to run off.
            *when I say "water" I mean with nutrients. I'm one of those who never flushes his coco unitl 2 weeks before chop time

            gotta love that. those who have to flush all the time are doing something wrong. mb has a relativley low ec compared to what alot of people feed.

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              Is two weeks too long to flush if growing in perlite/vermiculite?
              Prov 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

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                dubwise, I use two weeks flush for soil, coco and rockwool. I imagine it would be fine in perlite/vermiculite. Just my opinion of course

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                  thanks evl! I was kind of hoping that I would be able to flush for a shorter amount of time...I imagine that there is a percise cutoff point where feeding ends and flushing begins. I've been waiting for the trichs to get cloudy and then flushing until the amber was overwhelming....
                  Prov 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

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                    Two weeks seems to be the "rule of thumb". It's the way I was taught and I notice most guys follow that same two weeks.
                    I've gone as short as 10 days but I was able to tell the difference.
                    Some dudes I know only do a 3 day flush, and it tastes like it.

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                      I'll be sure to keep it at two weeks. I was unsure if it was a method type issue or a medium issue. Thanks!!!
                      Prov 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

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                        There isn't any problems with the plants but if the runoff ph is 4.6... thats okay? Was always told runoff should be at 6.5 in soil. If mine is at 4.6 should I use plain water to flush em till they are back in range?
                        You see me?

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                          Originally posted by dubwise View Post
                          I'll be sure to keep it at two weeks. I was unsure if it was a method type issue or a medium issue. Thanks!!!
                          I'm unsure as well so I started a thread and posed the question. Let's see what others have to say.

                          Originally posted by BIG JT View Post
                          There isn't any problems with the plants but if the runoff ph is 4.6... thats okay? Was always told runoff should be at 6.5 in soil. If mine is at 4.6 should I use plain water to flush em till they are back in range?
                          BIG JT, I am not well versed on the nuances of ph run off in soil. Whatever medium I grow in, I never check run off. Especially if my plants are thriving. That said, you might want to ask in the soil forum.

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                            Has anybody ever measured runoff after feeding with maxibloom in soil? That would be absolutely rediculous if nobody has...
                            You see me?

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                                Has ANYONE with a meter read the ppm's after adding MB to RO'd water?

                                Im not trying to be rude, Im just trying to compare to other simple feeding methods. Thanks friends
                                If it weren't for ideas, we'd still be throwing seeds in the dirt and waiting for rain

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