Since the day I started my first cannabis plant I have been using the "Hydroponics Flora Series" of nutrients. At the time I had no clue if the seed I sowed would even germinate and grow, I was just learning the difference between male and female plants and I was completely a new cannabis grower with no experience or knowledge; so I entrusted this learning process to the guys at the hydro-store.
As time has gone on (I started growing in the summer of 2017), I have expanded my knowledge, learned new grow techniques and have battled spider mites, root issues and when to harvest the plant to get the most THC by looking through a microscope. To say I have become more comfortable with cannabis, growing, making edibles and harvesting is an understatement.
But I have come to a crossroads in my cannabis grows.
Like all of us who grow, we want the best flavor plants, we want the biggest buds with each grow and we want every new harvest and crop to be better than the last, right?
Once a week I haul out the Flora box, the plastic jugs, the Big Budz and all the other vitamins and nutrients for my girls. I spend about a half-hour precisely measuring each bottle, I make sure the pH is spot on and I mix the jugs up. I take my time making sure every little detail is accurate.
I have converted the ml measurements to teaspoons, etc as I am not a metric measuring person. I make sure the water temperature is not too cold and not to hot- just call me Goldilocks.
If I ever have a question, I usually ask the hydro-store guys, but I only go there once every few months as it's quite a drive distance from my rural home and I don't travel from the homestead. Plus the location of the store is in the middle of crowd-haven suburbia and I don't care for crowds and too much traffic. So I can only ask the guys when I go there; and I know sometimes they are referring me to what they would use on their own crops, plants and harvests... but I am wondering if it's time to change up the formula and with the new clones and seedlings should I consider starting a new brand... a new nutrient... a new way to get a better yield.
ALL of my nutrient knowledge comes from the hydro-store staff/guys and when they vow and swear by a brand, product or additive; I just go with it because they are my support team.
WHAT do you use? And why?
I remember reading a few posts from months ago on SMOKE.io or other cannabis blogs and websites and, of course every one has their own preferred brand; so today I bring to my fellow SMOKE members... WHAT do you use? And why?
I'm curious as to what caused you to gravitate to the nutrients regimen and brand you use. If you've changed brands, did you get a better yield?
Right now I'm getting about 3 to 4 ounces per plant; depending on if it's a sativa or indica- and honestly the indicas produce more usable buds.