Using Super Thrive Properly

Discussion in 'Nutrients' started by ganjaluvr, Jul 9, 2010.


    Gumplestilsken New Member

    I have used it in the past. A drop or 2 per gallon. I did notice plants treated to much popped a seed now and again so i stopped using it.
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    Goodweed Active Member

    The correct dosis is 1-drop x liter (weekly) for vege fase only, is all...

    Terpenedave Member

    Kinda late but for others also wondering:
    1 drop per cup, 1/4 tsp. per gal, and 3oz. Per 100 gal.

    Copied straight from the front label of my bottle of superthrive.

    marcospartida Active Member

    You are off it 1/4 teaapoons per gallon..people will fry there planta with your ratio..not gonna take advise from you sape

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    Bump. Good read

    kristoffolese Well-Known Member

    Kind of a dick comment... the entire POINT of this site is to exchange information. That ppl come here for info FIRST, is a good thing for the site. No need to try and make ppl trying to learn feel stupid. Especially since half the "expert" advice I see here is total bullshit. Such as the fool above advocating a tablespoon a gallon of superthrive. I call BS. No WAY you have used a table spoon a gallon with success.

    kristoffolese Well-Known Member

    I call you a liar if you insist you've hadn't success using a tablespoon a gallon.

    kristoffolese Well-Known Member

    It USED to be their slogan "a drop a gallon"... obviously that tends to slow down repeat business, so they diluted it a bit. It's now a drop per 4oz (they SAY a drop a cup, but then add "based on a 4oz cup"... as if anyone's using 4oz cups, but whatever lol), or 1/4teaspoon a gallon. You can go as high as 1tsp per gallon, that's what I use at transplant. Otherwise, just the 1/4 teaspoon/gallon in veg. Never tried it in flower, so I can't speak to lengthening flowering times. It would surprise me, though.
    Raven Heart

    Raven Heart New Member


    It's not often that I see a forum question that spans the years like this one, and is still actively being added to.

    I am the true hobbyist grower. My first "crop" gave me more weed than I will use over the next year, but this plant is just SO much more fun to grow than anything else I have grown indoors that I have just kept going, kept growing...

    I have had a bottle of Superthrive on my shelf for months, and I am experimenting with it on my current "graduating class" of 6 plants. All my current "girls" started with seeds from Seedsman. I have two of the blueberry fems they give away as freebies, also one Barney's Farm Pineapple Chunk, two Eva's Gipsy Haze, and one "Anubis." I suppose I should have set up proper control / experimental conditions, superthriving one of each of the paired plants and leaving the other untreated, but as I said, I was feeling very experimental, so I abandoned that part of caution and superthrived all six. Okay, so I also compensated by honoring the "less is more" principle, and added just two small drops to a gallon of water, and giving each plant pot one mixing cup, about 250 ml, of that solution... but then threw caution to the wind again by dosing them twice, with about 10 days between the doses... I also have two largish Candida-1 plants that I am vegging even though they are already a good meter tall, and gave one of them a "little taste" of the additive the other day with that second dosing, too early to see what impact it will have.

    Anyway, it's an interesting visual that the younger plants are presenting me with now. I am getting "Frankenleaves" of enormous proportion, with a leaf span bigger than my hand, a few of those leaves approaching 6 inches in length, very thick and woody stems for plants so young, and overall squat, ground-hugging plants. (If that property persists, in future I might be superthriving other strains that tend to grow tall, to "check and balance" that feature and keep them from crashing into my LEDs when they hit flower stage.)

    Also, and I have never seen this reported on any forum and am attributing it to the superthrive, on three of the plants, the two blueberries and the pineapple chunk, I have some but not all leaves turning themselves near-vertical relative to the LED lights instead of the usual horizontal to maximize light capture... lol, have I induced a kind of "tripping" on these plants, I wonder? Like the time I poured a quart of cheap wine in a bucket of brine with two lobsters waiting for the pot, to anesthetize them, and they started swimming in a loopy way, have I gotten my plants drunk?

    It's reminding me of this H.G. Wells science fiction story about a farm in rural England that's taken over by some unseen alien presence. The farmer finds that both his plants and also his livestock start growing in truly gargantuan proportions for no reason he can identify... lol, but in the Wells story, everything he grows turns out to be inedible by humans, he was just being used for some alien species' purposes. We shall see. Meantime, this curious little monkey (me) is DONE with using this additive on this graduating class. I will try to stay with this narrative and keep this readership informed.


    kristoffolese Well-Known Member

    Great post... entertaining writing style Still reading, but wanted to throw that bone ;)
    Raven Heart

    Raven Heart New Member

    Thank you. My doc recommended a low-flame, low trash-talking, high "keep 'em laughing" diet to me. Bones are definitely welcome. (I bury them in my weed pots and let the plants forage them for the calcium.)

    Yeah, this batch of plants belong on that farm in the Wells story. A few, not all but a few of them, are making leaves that are thick and dark green and of a shape that says, hi, I am a mutant from Mutantville!

    Hey, it's a hobby, and for me, one of the things that separates a hobby from a more serious enterprise is that, especially when you are just starting out, you give yourself permission to play, even to fuck up.

    I have only been growing for a few months, and I told myself when I started that I would chalk off both the successes and the screwups of the first year to just gaining experience.

    Like the seedling in my first "graduating class" that my cat half ate. My wife said, you gonna throw that one out? I said, no, let's see what happens... it recovered just fine.

    Like the White Widow I was growing outdoors in a wicker basket as part of an experiment with the principles of air layering, still the prettiest plant I have grown so far, did well till I brought it in, flowered it, and accidentally gave it a good dose of a nitrogen supplement before taking off for a weekend... all the flushing I did later, all too late, poor baby never recovered.

    Like the Northern Lights fems I grew outside that somehow formed the shells but not the "guts" of seeds - stayed plenty potent though - made me think, I can't be the only one in my western MA town who's growing outside, and someone around here has to have a male plant blowing pollen my way...

    All grist for the experience mill. All part of the first year newbie's intro.

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    kristoffolese Well-Known Member

    Ugh... pollen. Thats the one thing that sucks about growing outdoors (besides being easier to be ripped off)... you never know whats floating in the air - especially in the city.
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