When To Start Nutrients For Coco Coir?

Discussion in 'Nutrients' started by bob the fabricator, Apr 30, 2011.

    bob the fabricator

    bob the fabricator Member

    I just started 2 seedlings in coco coir, i ordered General Organics nutrients but they were back ordered and will take about 2 weeks to get to me. I know with soil you dont feed for the first weeks, is it the same with coco or would i need to find some temporary nutrients to get me thru the first 2 weeks?

    IVIars Active Member

    What type of coco?

    Id feed from the beginning.
    sgt d

    sgt d Member

    Yep, you'll need some nutes right away. Straight coco has no food in it that you didn't put there. Any full spectrum nutrient will do...Since they've JUST been planted, I'd dilute the nutrient by about 25%, feed, observe, and adjust accordingly, to avoid any possible nute burn. If it's not impractical, I'd also add a little B vitamin to the water for the first few waterings, to help cushion the shock of transplant.

    decrimCA Active Member

    You need to feed from the beginning with coco.

    I'd use Sensi from Advanced Nutrients. That works for me everytime.

    good luck!

    My420 Active Member

    Its not really about percentages that does not tell you anything about the water that they are actually drinking from. It is all about PPM's. I use Cocoa Core and Perlite 50/50 Mix. Started feeding the day I put them in but I watered from the top and my PPM's started at 350. That was I ppm'd my rez to 100PPM with Cal/Mag and then added nutes. If it was to high I took water out and added fresh water from my Reverse Osmosis. TO bad I cant upload a Video of mine at 8 days old. But seedlings about 250ppm-350ppm depending on strain. Also make sure to PH at 6.0 in Cocoa core. That works the best with that mix. Check out some pics from when i started out at about 3-4 days old and some from a few weeks into flowering.

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    bob the fabricator

    bob the fabricator Member

    Thanks for the info guys, i still have not gotten my coco nutrients but i am feeding her a 10-10-10 1/4 strength dilution of some liquid fertilizer,+ a molasses tea with some mycorrhizae. Im hope this will keep them happy till i get my GO.

    TheLastWood Well-Known Member

    Actually regardless of medium, plants have all the energy they need for the first 2 weeks (sometimes more). Besides tap water (290 ppm) I don't feed any nutes for the first 2 weeks or until I see the first sign of yellowing.

    Coco doesn't have nutes in it, but ph 6 tap water should be all you need for the first 2 weeks. Before then, its very easy to over nute, and at 2 weeks I start with just grow nutes and tap water, working my way up to using cal mag and that's it. 1x a week I use liquid karma.

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