Best NPK Ratio for Veg and Flower

Discussion in 'Nutrients' started by Waiakeauka, Jul 31, 2011.

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    Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Well-Known Member

    IF YOU ARE GROWING IN SOIL YOUR BEST RATIO IS 12-14-24.
     
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    homebrewer

    homebrewer Well-Known Member

    I think the dark green leaves is possibly a dosage issue.
     
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    giorgos

    giorgos Active Member

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    ="Darth Vapour, post: 11660933, member: 901909"]it will work like a charm start off slow and work nutrient feed up[/QUOTE]
    Hello again I am in flowering and i am using like I told you my 20 20 20 npk I read that changing the npk in flowering will give me bigger better buds is this true or I will be ok continuing my schedule thanks ...
     
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    firsttimeARE

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Yeah? I've gotten it in like .8EC (400ppm) on a 2 foot late veg plant. I never exceed 1.2-1.5EC even in late flower. This is DWC under a 600w.
     
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    homebrewer

    homebrewer Well-Known Member

    I think those flower feeding levels are high but to each their own. I wouldn't recommend a 3-1-2 for flowering in hydro. A 1-1-1 would work better and a 1-2-2 would be even better yet.
     
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    firsttimeARE

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    What do you go for in flower? You run dwc dont ya?
     
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    taGyo

    taGyo Well-Known Member

    :taking notes:
     
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    homebrewer

    homebrewer Well-Known Member

    I think a 1-3-2 or a 1-3-3 works best in hydro but I also think tweaking that as flower progresses is a good approach. Ultimately you've just got to experiment and find out what keeps those plants healthy.
     
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    taGyo

    taGyo Well-Known Member

    Would FP/Bloom for the first three weeks of flower in rdwc at a 3:1 1:1 1:3 work well?

    Finally bit the bullet and bought FP for veg instead of grow.
     
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    homebrewer

    homebrewer Well-Known Member

    Foliage pro has a lot of N in it so it's not going to take much to keep those plants green later on in flower. Experiment and take notes. I think you only really need enough to keep the plants green.
     
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    churchhaze

    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    I've never used FP, but I know that it has a higher amount of ammonium N than most formulas. I think FP is most comparable to AN connoisseur, which I think is also relatively high in ammonium for a hydro mix.

    Ammonium based N is known for making leaves a darker green, almost a glossy green color, while nitrate N does not do this, even at toxic levels of nitrate.
     
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    taGyo

    taGyo Well-Known Member

    So grow would be a better choice in your opinion Haze?

    Haven't opened it so I can return it.
     
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    churchhaze

    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    I've never used FP. I'd go with homebrewer's recommendations.
     
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    taGyo

    taGyo Well-Known Member

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    j.ride

    j.ride Member

    Silica can also cause this. You can't really kill a plant with too much silica but there is definitely an optimal range.
     
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    D&J

    D&J New Member

    You seem to know your nutes, what is a optimal veg to bloom to flower npk ratio?
     
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    homebrewer

    homebrewer Well-Known Member

    For me the 'optimal' NPK ratio varies based on my medium/growing method. What are you growing in?
     
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    churchhaze

    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    Your head is making this up.
     
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    bankcee

    bankcee Active Member

    so if I added several different ammendments to a super soil with varying npk ratios, how do I get what NPK is in my soil. say I add 1-0-0 ewc 3-16-0 fish bone meal, 2.5-0.5-2.5 alfalfa, 4-3-0 crab meal, 1-0.-1-2 kelp? what npk ratio is in my soil at the point my bennies are there doing their job and everything is in tip top shape?
     
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    taGyo

    taGyo Well-Known Member

    good question
     

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