How often do i feed my plants epson salts?_+REP

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by irish519, Nov 2, 2010.

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    irish519

    irish519 Active Member

    They turned yellow and were diagnosed with cal/mag deff.
    I fed them 1 teaspoon of epson per 5litres of water and also used nutes 1 mil per litre but they dont look much better or worse and one of them is in need of a watering
    do i use the epson salts again? How long am i meant to use them for?
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    Serapis

    Serapis Well-Known Member

    Nutrient uptake through the roots may take awhile. The damaged leaves will not look any better. If they haven't gotten worse, then you have probably solved the problem. You can also sprinkle about 1 tsp of epsom salts around base of plant for continual feeding.
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    irish519

    irish519 Active Member

    Thanks for the quick and usefull reply.
    How does the plant absorb the salts around the base?
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    irish519

    irish519 Active Member

    wait but do i feed them more salts now that one needs water? and if i hold back on the salts this watering, when should i feed them next seeing as im 31 days into a white dwarf grow and they all have budsites. The plants are on schedule it seems though!
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    The Ruined

    The Ruined Active Member

    The plant will absorb the salts as they are broken down into the soil. I personally would only use it untill the problem went away then I would assess what nutrient I was using maybe picking up some cal/mag in addition.
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    suTraGrow

    suTraGrow Well-Known Member

    Dam Ruined that u in ur avatar?
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    Serapis

    Serapis Well-Known Member

    +REP Very good point. I didn't bother mentioning cal-mag because he had already used Epsom salts.

    Keep an eye on PH poster, if it falls below 6.4, you can lock out Calcium. Adding more will do no good. It will build up in soil and possibly kill the plant if PH ever goes above 6.4
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    The Ruined

    The Ruined Active Member

    I feel it would be irresponsible for me to do such a thing. But it's never stopped me in the past ;)

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