Originally Posted by Mr Blah
Holy Shit! Gman.
Thanks for the write up.
It helps a lot.
Back a while ago when I started doing PPK D9 told me he was doing 1/3 cup of both Jacks/cal. and walked away. with a 44gal and RO.
So that's what I did without checking it.
Advance a yr and it is time for me to re-up and order more Jacks. So Ebay it is, (When it came) and I thought it was the same 5/12/26 as I bought before with a light tint of blue when mixed.
NOPE, this 5/12/26 from the same vendor is a tint red when mixed with water.
So I am back doubting what I've been doing for the last yr.
I am now mixing 360jacks and 240cal. in stock tank
In another control bucket is say like 2600ppms with a 5.8ph growing like a motha in Veg. I am feeding that one straight RO to bring it down but I might just drain that one and start over.
No bugs. Just PPM and PH out of control from the get go.
Thanks again Gman
no problem man, u see the first version of the reply before i edited it? what a mess. there was to much action in the house. i couldnt type or remotely even think straight. hope now it makes more sense. i have since gone back an editted a few things.
at this point in my experience i dont think jacks an cal nit are ideal for cannabis. probably just good with young seedlings an up to middle veg, thats it. the change ive seen moving to the veg bloom has made me feel this way.
tighter internodal, plants are more " flexible " an less brittle. mothers seem to produce better healthier clones.
then the density of the product is very noticeable. the increased coverage. less stretch over all, .......wayyyyyyyy less stretch. not even funny.
another thing that proves it , TO ME, the colas directly under the light show less deficiencies then ever before. this is the prime spot for par, without a doubt, an the worst spot for radiant heat. increased areas of photosynthesis. plants have grown within 12-15" from the light showing very little yellowing where as before those fuckers would be toast. that just another point that proves to me the food is a better blend and or more readily available.
2600ppm is way off the charts. im even starting to feel my 1100 target in flower is to much..
the first 2 bags of jacks i had was the tint of red, basically the powder was white with red specs in it.
the 3rd an 4th was blue.