ebb and flow feeding times

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by padz, Sep 25, 2011.

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    padz

    padz Member

    hi i have a ebb and flow system i currently feed 3 times a day when the lights are on there 18 hours on cycle, i would like to know when to increase the times my girls are on week 3 of veg
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    lordjin

    lordjin Well-Known Member

    I don't think a meaningful recommendation can be made without pix.
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    padz

    padz Member

    pics attached

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    lordjin

    lordjin Well-Known Member

    Give 'em another week and increase frequency of floods. They look like they're staying pretty low, so you can safely veg 'em out some more imo.

    disclaimer:
    I am not an ebb and flow user and so give advice only on a conceptual understanding of it.
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    padz

    padz Member

    gonna veg for atleasrt another 2 weeks ive also been topping them every few days
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    lordjin

    lordjin Well-Known Member

    That's fine. It's looking good so far.
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    padz

    padz Member

    they do seem very short tho, do they stretch more in flower
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    lordjin

    lordjin Well-Known Member

    You're doing a good job at keeping them low. There is no such thing as too low in my book. They can triple in height and overall mass in flower.

    Give 'em some more veg time to develop those shoots left on the stalks u topped from. Once you see a pattern of developed tops forming the upper canopy, you should start to flower.
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    Rick Ratlin

    Rick Ratlin Member

    they are short probably because the root system is getting set. If that is hydroton in the basket, which is what i use, I run ebb and flow and water 8 times a day in flower, but by flowering time the root system is pretty large. if you are drain to waste and don't want to waste water, you can water less. Hydroton can hold water for quite a long time.

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