Now that we’ve learned about the stock AeroGarden nutrients, let’s take a look into the different nutrients available.
The differences between each brand vary, but for the most part, they all work well. Each brand will have different setups, such as three part systems and A&B systems.
If you are using foxfarm or some other kind of nutrients, follow their schedule.
Materials [ ]
There are several different brands to choose from, including: General Hydroponics, FoxFarm Nutrients, Canna, Dutch Nutrient Formula, etc.
See the Legal and medical status of cannabis Wikipedia article for information on the legal status of growing personal use marijuana in your area.
Feeding/Nutrient Schedule [ ]
pH Level – You want your water’s pH around 5.6-5.8, anything from 5.4-6.0 is acceptable, but the closer to 5.7 the better.
Each brand will also have a feeding schedule that you should follow to achieve the best results. Follow their recommended schedule.
This plant mutation caused each leaf to only grow a single point from when the plant was a seedling. This makes cannabis look like a completely different plant! This isn’t a re-vegging plant, this is how this plant naturally grew from seed to harvest.
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Giving the plant time with lower levels of nutrients can help use up all the extra nutrients in the leaves, and the color will slowly return to normal (though burnt tips never recover).
Myth #6 “More Nutrients = Faster Growth”
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The issue with the standard Miracle-Gro nutrient formula is that it’s one formula for the entirety of the plant’s life cycle. Even if Miracle-Gro soil is okay for the beginning of your plant’s life, it may not be as good in the flowering stage. The ratio of nutrients your plants need changes drastically between seedling and full flower, and marijuana needs a nutrient system to accommodate for those changing nutrient needs.
People love being able to do something productive for their plants while they’re growing and what’s better than giving them a treat like you’d give a pet?
Myth #7 “Adding juice/food to plants before harvest increases taste/potency/flavor.”
Let’s just start with this: do not keep male plants unless your goal is to have them pollinate your female plants. Pollination results in seedy buds, lowered yields, and in bad cases, the potency is also affected.
With that being said, don’t do this. There are many cheap, effective, and readily available means of giving your plants Nitrogen without involving urine.