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How much do you water and how often?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by whulkamania, Aug 12, 2008.


    whulkamania Well-Known Member


    My Baby sprouted last week and I have been watering it everyday however it has been raining alot in Rochester so I did not for a few days.

    How often should you water it and how much....


    Twistyman Well-Known Member

    Seedlings....about every 3-4 days, till runs out bottom... no nutes till 3-4 weeks... don't over water..... Luck

    gangjababy Well-Known Member

    water when the soil's dry and water until there is some runoff

    whulkamania Well-Known Member

    But will it still grow if I do not give it water everyfew days?

    ALuckyShot Well-Known Member

    Sounds to me like you should be more concerned with over watering... I am a naughty newbie myself and my one soil plant and I get wet and wild every day or every second day. You gotta play it by ear though, before I ever give my plant water I stick a finger about 2.5" into the soil and see how wet it is down there. If it is dry it is a big water day if it is moist, I frown, give the leaves a quick spritz and leave the thing alone. I water with only a 455Ml bottle and have a HUGE pot so it is hard to go overboard :D

    dew-b Well-Known Member

    the way i do it i first check the weight of the pot if it feels light i then put my finger in the soil down to the first or second joint on my finger to chechk how moist the soil is if its not very moist i water it till i get water coming out the bottom of the pot. tyhen wait atleast a week till i check again. by leting the soil get a little dry it makes the roots go looking for water. you get better root ball the healther the plant. if your still having trouble with watering get a moister metertry to rember how much your pot weighs when its just been watered & how much it weights when its dry. water weights 8 lbs per gal. gl on your grow may you be curesed with many buds

    KILL EM ALL NOW Member

    ive got a freind that produces killer buds, great size and quality, and he grows in soil and waters just a little everyday like in a 3 gal pail he would give it 1/2 a litre a day ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,any one ever here of watering everyday, ? i know he flushes it in the last 14 days and the stuff is allways good,,,,,,but to water everyday ,you think youd get a salt build up, or root rot ...........any replys much appriciated :)

    CanBud Well-Known Member

    Actually I watered my first outdoor grow every day and my first indoor I have been doing the same once they were bigger and so far so good! Just singles not pints!

    Voidling Well-Known Member

    Alternate days with just water to minimize salt build up.

    Unless there's is a lot of perilite I wouldn't water soil daily. In general with plants you get better roots with fewer deep waterings than frequent light waterings. Though hydro is a different animal

    bigsteve Well-Known Member

    Seedlings -- water daily with 1-2 tablespoons warm water. I also mist them a couple times a day during the first week.


    Sensimilla! Member

    is there any rule of thumb to go by when watering?

    Dwezelitsame Well-Known Member

    lot to do with sizees
    size of light
    of plant
    size of pot
    size of root system

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