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Revised Feed/Water Schedule (Would Love Input)
Previously I was feeding once a day 300mL per day, I have been advised that this is not an effective schedule. So I have revised my weekly watering and feeding schedule to provide a similar amount of water with slightly less feed, and left more time for the soil to spend "dry". Keep in mind this schedule is for mature plants in vegetative growth.
Ph is balanced on both water, and feed to 6.4. I'm not positive on the PPM however the proportions of feed are balanced exactly to the recommended amounts of the General Hydroponics feed schedule for soil.
Monday: Water 600mL
Tuesday: Feed 300mL
Wednesday: Dry (no water or feed)
Thursday: Water 600mL
Friday: Feed 300mL
Let me know your thoughts;
Is this enough, not enough, or too much?
Should I do less more often, or more less often?
Does it matter whether I let the feed sit in the soil or the water? Not that feeding comes after watering so the nutrients are able to sit in the soil, and be absorbed.
If you have anything else you would like to add I'd love the advice.
It depends on what you are giving them as well as how much. As for watering your plants, when you stick your finger into the planter "about 2-4 inches" if it is moist don't water them and when it's dry, well you get the picture. You could also split up your amount of fertilizer and give it to them with every watering.
Ex: 557 ML Water + 43 ML Diluted Fertilzer with every watering.
Last edited by MoonRaver; 09-29-2011 at 08:45 PM.
Thanks for the advice.
So they can probably go a solid 3 days without being watered/fed? Then hit with about 600mL water, and maybe around 100mL feed solution?
I believe a fixed watering/feeding schedule is a bad idea, as watering/feeding frequency change as the plants grow.
For mature plants, I usually go with a dry/wet cycle (not too dry!), which means when I finally water I always water till runoff.
When the pot is finally dry enough to water again, I lift the pot and notice the weight. Then I lift it again after watering is done.
After a while, you'll get a feel for when it's time to water again - based on pot weight.
Hope that is the back of your couch!
Originally Posted by MoonRaver
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