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The Grow Room forums; I have noticed that a lot of people have questions about the Fox Farms feeding schedules so I thought I ...
Fox Farm Feeding Schedule
I have noticed that a lot of people have questions about the Fox Farms feeding schedules so I thought I would post up this info. All this info is courtesy of the marijuana mastermind that is Lady Zandra at Planet Skunk.
FOX FARMS SCHEDULE
Big Bloom --$16
Beastie Bloom --$23
And the Optional : Bush Doctor Sledgehammer--$26
The last 4 Products are used in small quantities and only at specific times during the grow.
Here's the FoxFarms Feeding Schedule for Soil... Hydro is MUCH more complex, unless you use bubblers then you can follow a Phasic feeding schedule (At end of weekly schedule!)
FOX FARMS FEEDING SCHEDULES
WEEKLY FEEDING- per Gallon
Sprouting and week 1--BigBloom 2TBS
week 2-- 2tsp Grow Big + 2TBS Big Bloom
Week 3--3tsp Grow Big + 2TBS Big Bloom
Week 4--JUST 3 tspGrow Big + 1/4 tsp Open Sesame
Week 5 same as week 4 unless going 12/12--
Week 5- OR--day 1 of 12/12-- 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/2 tsp Open Sesame
Week 6--same as above
Week 7-- 2 Tsp Grow Big + 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/4 tsp Beastie Bloom
Week 8-- 2Tsp Grow Big + 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/2 tsp Beastie Bloom
Week 9-- 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/4 tsp Cha Ching
week 10-- Same as above
Week 11--2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/2 tsp Cha Ching
At beginning of week 11--Check Trichomes-- Flush if ready.. otherwise, continue as with week 11 every week until you flush!
Also recommended--but not a necessity--
Bush Doctor Sledgehammer (prevents lock-out)
use 2 drops per gallon of water between feedings starting in week 4 of 12/12
PHASIC SHEDULE: (per gallon)
(follow this for bubblers, OR you can use these amounts when watering in soil but is not as good as the weekly schedule for soil!)
New Clones, or when seedlings get 3 sets of leaves- 1tsp Grow Big + 2tsp Big Bloom
Week 3 of veg (unless going 12/12) ADD 1tsp Grow big + 2 tsp Big Bloom
4 Days Before going 12/12- Add ¼ tsp Open Sesame
Day 1 of 12/12 Drain Reservoir & refill. Add 2 tsp Tiger Bloom + 1TBS Big Bloom + ½ tsp Open Sesame
Week 3 of 12/12Add ¼ tsp Beastie Bloom
Week 5 of 12/12Drain and refill reservoir Add 2 tsp Grow Big + 1 tsp Tiger bloom + 1 TBS Big Bloom + ¼ tsp Cha ching
3-5 Days Before harvest-- Drain and refill reservoir add 2 drops Sledgehammer
keep the res filled in between feedings with ph adjusted water--
The reason Fox Farms doesn't list nutes for weeks 2 & 4 is that it ASSUMES your res won't go down, so you won't NEED any additional nutes (if your res stays full- great!)..
but if the plants are pretty big, or the room is warm/dry-- they can need refilling up to 3-4x a week!!! The chart doesn't take that into account--
Remember-- feed AT MOST 1x each week-- only water in-between!
Use additional nutes from week one at 1/2 rate until in flower (between recommended feeds) then in flower-- for additional feeds, use the nutes from the 1st week of flower at 1/2 rate in between...again--NEVER feed more than 1x a week!
Bubblers MAY use the weekly Schedules-- BUT ONLY if you use an ec/ppm meter to keep the levels where they should be....
an ec around 1.2-1.5 in veg.. then 1.5 -1.7 in flower until the last 2-3 weeks... then can go as high as 2.0. Watch your plants! they'll tell you if you are over/under feeding!
NOTE FOR PHASIC FEEDINGS
Week ONE is NOT as soon as they are sprouted and have leaves! Week one is after they have 4 sets of true leaves---
Start your new seedlings in JUST Ph adjusted water (can use hydrogard & superthrive)
When they get their 3rd set of leaves--add HALF of the amount called for in phase 1 of your phasic schedule--
When they open another 2 sets of leaves (fully!) then add the other 1/2 to bring it to the amount required for "Phase 1" this will greatly reduce the possibility of nute-burn or over feeding...and allows the babies to adjust to the nutes easier.
Note about flushing
If growing in Soil, you usually Start flushing (running clear water thru the soil to rinse out the unused nutes) 2 weeks prior to harvest. This is necessary to force the plant to use it's stored nutes & proteins, that otherwise result in harsh or grassy product.
But flushing also OFTEN results in losing yield; since you will reduce the available nutrients to the plant during the last 2 weeks of growth when the plants usually put on the most weight.
Simply STOP Nuting at whatever week you are at when time to flush.
IF you use the Emergency flush method, follow the entire schedule until the plants are ready to harvest.
Hope this helps all that use Fox Farms nutes.
so use those levels for every watering? This won't lock out nutes?
Why are some ppl saying use every watering and some say use every other or every 2 waterings, feed.
What should the ppm be?
Shold the ppm comming out the bottom of the pot be the same as it going in?
What abot when I transplant and the runoff is at 1000 or 1100ppm already? Do I go full strength? Do I just water If I just water, at what point do I go to feeding? Thanks, I am working thru my FFoF grow now, it was WAY WAY harder for me to understand compared to DWC. Thanks!!
Sorry for the late reply edux, I dont use FF products but I thought this info would help others because I see a lot of questions about FF nutes. Personally I would be using nutes everyday with the odd flushing and flooding. Im not sure what the PPM should be but remember that you can adjust the strength to suit your plants needs. They will let you know if your giving them too much.
I was hoping other FF users would add to this thread and give their imput aswell.
I have a whole lineup of different feeding schedules available here: Nutrient Feeding Schedules
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I just realized how extensive the FF feeding schedule is. I'm straight with just the Grow Big and Big Bloom for now. All that other shit is just redundant.
Whats the foxfarm hydro range like?? i was thinking of going with advanced nutrients for hydro, is this a good choice?
I dont think it matters too much about what brand you choose aslong as you use them correctly to get the maximum benefit out of them. I use about 5 different brands during various stages but its not as easy to do it that way and is easier to stick with one brand..
Originally Posted by ste147
I've been using FF for a long time and i find with most strains (in soil) 3 tsp of grow big burns. Just my $.02 Love the FF line-up.
The other nutrients provided by Fox Farm are not redundant unless you only see yourself producing the basic crop. Using the other products will increase yield, etc noticeably.
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