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Old 08-19-2018, 03:19 PM #1
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How often do you feed?

Simple question and I know the answers will vary but, how often do you feed your girls, both in veg and flower? I am sure more questions will follow the discussion. I am trying to dial my grows in
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Obviously not enough. My girls are always looking hungry.
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In veg I feed with every watering up until a week before I am ready to harvest. I just changed nutrients however. Now I feed with Maxi-Bloom right up to the formation of sizeable buds and now I am feeding those with Cha Ching to finish them off. I was using Miracle Grow at quarter strength with every watering. I used to use Peter's 20-20-20 when I was a commercial grower with every watering.
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In veg I feed with every watering up until a week before I am ready to harvest. I just changed nutrients however. Now I feed with Maxi-Bloom right up to the formation of sizeable buds and now I am feeding those with Cha Ching to finish them off. I was using Miracle Grow at quarter strength with every watering. I used to use Peter's 20-20-20 when I was a commercial grower with every watering.
@ what strength? Full, 1/2, 1/4? I do know that feeding more often with a milder solution is better than let's say once a week with a full solution.

BTW I am growing in HP promix in 3gal cloth pots. Nutes are "gobox" by GO.
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GO is a good line.


IMO, your best bet is to start light with nutes then work your way up to full strength (until you can visibly see burning) then back off until you visibly see hunger then bump it up just a notch to keep the gals healthy.


I dont recall where I read the above... I just need to follow this protocol but I'm using dry nutes and that makes it difficult to titrate, so to speak.
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I concur. Remember the part about backing off till they're hungry again. Most growers feed till burning then back off a bit, which really grows much lower quality. Less is more with cannabis.
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I concur. Remember the part about backing off till they're hungry again. Most growers feed till burning then back off a bit, which really grows much lower quality. Less is more with cannabis.
Please expand. Your post unfortunately is a generalization.
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If I can, I like to feed 3 to 4 times a day when I get hungry.
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If I can, I like to feed 3 to 4 times a day when I get hungry.
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It depends how often I water. Usually, I will feed full strength nutes one time and then plain water the next watering. If I am watering every other day, they get fed twice a week.

However, there are times during rapid root growth that I water every day. If that is the case, I still only feed about twice a week.

I used to do 1/2 nutes every time I watered. Now, I alternate with full nutes and plain water. I think I get better results this way. Seems like the plain water in between feedings is sort of a 'mini flush' each time.
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