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My latest Vert garden

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by PKHydro, Jan 31, 2016.

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    Big_Lou

    Big_Lou Well-Known Member

    You just don't know your stuff, man. I've got some killer strands at the moment. One time I pulled a 14" strand from a 9" stem!

    Do you even strand, bro?
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    fucking hilarious. sounds like a winner
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    nah I dont strand, guess I'll just miss out on that one :wall: @Big_Lou
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    You gotta hold them up to the light to see them.

    Then you'll be one who under strands...

    :bigjoint:
     
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    digging

    digging Well-Known Member

    Hey PK, how are things going ?
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Not sure if @PKHydro is still around but one thing I never saw mentioned - What nutrients does he run?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Dang, he said once but i don't remember.

    He's only got a few threads though. It's here somewhere.
     
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    cloneseed

    cloneseed Well-Known Member

    cutting edge solutions
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Ah. I will admit that it was that very stuff that convinced me to learn more about nutrients and ultimately switch to dry nutrient salts.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    What's the issue with CES? Hear solid things about it
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I was poor and I was never confident about its contents.
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    The GH flora series; micro, grow, bloom, that's it.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Any specific formula you like to stick to? Your plants always look on point :hump:
     
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    cloneseed

    cloneseed Well-Known Member

    Lol whoops, I confused you with someone else! bongsmilie
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    I'm in a lot of pain currently and high as fuck, so I don't know how much sense this is going to make...but I'll give it a shot.

    I keep It pretty simple, a ratio of 3-2-1.

    In veg it's:
    3 parts grow
    2 parts micro
    1 part bloom

    I start rooted clones at ~500ppm and work up to ~1000ppm by week 5

    When I flip to flower I'll give them 1 week of equal parts at 1100ppm-1200ppm.

    After week 1, it's back to 3-2-1 but it's switched to

    3 parts bloom
    2 parts micro
    1 part grow

    There are some times in flower I'll notice my plants are a little heavy with N, I'll usually cut the grow and go 4-2-0.5 or even cut it all together and go 4-2-0

    Also when mixing food I always mix in micro first, the rest doesn't matter.

    I'll try and break it down a bit

    Veg
    Week 1: ~500ppm
    Week 2: ~600ppm
    Week 3: ~700ppm
    Week 4: ~850ppm
    Week 5: ~1000ppm

    Flower:
    Week 1: *Equal parts food* @ ~1100ppm
    Week 2: 1200ppm
    Week 3: 1400ppm
    Week 4: 1500ppm
    Week 5-8: 1600ppm, and at this point, depending on how things are looking I may increase my food to 1700-1800 or even reduce it back down to 1500ppm

    Weeks 9-10: I'll usually give the plants a 10 day flush, replacing the res every day with fresh clean water....depending on what's going on in life at the time, it may be more, it may be less.


    Edit, I don't know what conversion rate my PPM pen uses but this is the one I have.
    Screenshot_20170829-113352.png
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    All good.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    This is excellent, thank you.

    Now, all we need to know are the ratios of nutrients in those three bottles and we'd be able to figure out what the actual applied ratios of nutrients are.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I enjoyed watching your grows. Are you still doing any growing these days?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    That TDS pen very likely converts to several different scales. It should be able to tell you which ppm scale you're using. The most common ones are EC x500 and EC x700, so it's likely to be one of those two.

    I've been using EC for years specifically because of that confusion. When someone asks me to convert to ppm, I ask them which scale they need and it's easy to multiply.

    For example, EC 2.0 is 1000ppm on the EC x500 scale, and 1400ppm on the EC x700 scale.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Great info @PKHydro
    What I find interesting is all the bashing lately on GH products but when you see a journal of someone really kicking ass they are old school and rocking GH with no or minimal supplements.
    I have never used GH 3 part but it sure is enticing to try it :hump:
     
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