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Growing weed with advanced nutrients

Hi I’m growing in Cocoa for the first time, and my first time using advanced nutrients as well. I’m using the Sensi grow / Bloom with a couple of supplements. My plants are watered once a day once a day. They get two and a half liters of water per day at 1.3 per liter of Part A and 1.3 per liter of part B. I was getting some burnt tips at a higher ratio so I dropped it down. The question is it still too much for daily feeding? Questions that is because now it looks like I’m getting some deficiencies after I dropped it down on one of the plants.

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I throw them away and bought again a different coco from BioBizz that is not buffered or anything. I did test the ec in the runoff to see if it has too much salts in it and yes it had a ec around 1.5 so i did flush the 50L bag with osmosis water until the runoff was around 0.1ec. Let i dry some over the next few days and at the same time i started with 10more seeds to see if this coco is going to be good or bad again. I used peat moss pellets for germination and after they were showing the heads out of the peat and had a taproot coming out of the pellets i did transplant them into the washed coco and did what the advanced nutrient chart says.
I also bought piranha/tarantula/voodoo juice, sensizym and somesupplements like overdrive/big bud for coco to find out if some bad bacteria are growing in the coco and to fight them with good bacteria/fungi and enzymes. I could also use all supplements in soil only the big bud doesn’t work in soil.
So i added 1ml/l sensi grow and 0.5ml b52 and all other supplements at 0.5ml and watered the plants. I only watered after 50-70% of the saturated weight was gone so the roots don’t stay wet all the time and no bad pathogens should grow i this early stage n also the roots will grow faster i think but i could be wrong and they would still grow without waiting for the coco to become a little dry.
I saw the next day they did grow way faster than the last seeds in coco so i did water like i said until the pots were full of roots and the waterings increased. This time everything worked perfectly like i want it. Healthy white root/no leaves twisted only the first lewves had a light wavy appearance and some websites said this could be calmag because i didn’t buffer it. But the next leaves didn’t had this wavy leaves so i think the plants had enough calmag and the first watering some calmag did go into the coco and buffer it and after it was buffered from the fertilizer the plants got what they needed.
Im three weeks in now and feeding 2ml of base nutrients and all supplements at 1ml so every base and supplement fertilizer at half strength.
I start grow in a small growbox with 100w cfl lights and some days ago i had to transplant from 2l pots into 7l pots because they dried out way too fast.
The plants had no more space so i transplanted and took them into my flower box. Now i used 3/4 of base and supplements to see if they can handle it, ec before was 1.1 and this feeding it was 1.5-1.6ec. Transplanted/watered and waited how they do.
Two days later i saw that the big lower fan leaves starting to get a little bit darker and some had clawing tips like too much nitrogen. So i went back to half strength the next feeding where they didn’t had problems.
Could it be that they maybe had some sort of stress? Like new growbox/400w hps and the humidity always is only 40% in this box until the box is filled with bigger plants. I read that stress could lead to overfeed faster like a plant that has perfect environment conditions. And maybe the 400w hps gave them too much light and the jump from 100w cfl to 400w hps were too huge and they got stressed plus the normal humidity in the smaller box and now the low humidity also did them not good.
I had this problem before with some coco plants they did nice and after i switched to the other box they showed signs of a beginning N toxicity. And low humidity and more light leads to more water getting absorbed by the roots so they also take up more nutrients because they will evaporate more water if its dry. I also read that a plant under low light intensity/low heat can handle more nutes as a plant that sits under high intensity light that also produces more heat.
Im not sure if it is the environment that lead to the beginning of the N toxicity or if it was the stronger feeding i should have done it different like use the same strength and put the plants into the box and see if they also getting this problem, but it is too late to find this out only if i had more plants so i will do this the next grow and see if it was the nutrients that got too much or if the plants only had stress because of the different humidity and the light that was stronger..
After i went down to half strength nutes it looks like they stopped getting n toxicity because the leaves lookin lighter as before and the clawing went away but i still cannot say if its now the feeding that went down to half strength or if they were stressed and did well after some days and the clawing plus darker green leaves only did come from the stress..
I also took the light some up after i saw they got problems.. So i never know what was the problem and hopefully i will find it out next grow. I will do the same in the veg box until they are three weeks old and rooted the 2l pots and than i will transplant them and put them in the flower room and try with half of the plants the 3/4 strength and the others i continue at half strength to see if only the plants that got more nutrients doing this or if all plants showing this problem and if all show the problem it would be the different environment causing it..
I also need to get a controlled ventilation that controls the humidity and temperature so i can always stay in a perfect condition and i need a meter to test the light intensity so i can give them the right intensity without stressing them. And if the environment is set up perfect i could do another test if they also claw and showing dark green leaves and if they would it were the nutrients mixed to strong..
The ec i always check what i feed and the runoff ec so i can see if the ec goes up in the drain so they don’t use as much nutes as water but i never saw a different reading always stays the same what i put in the coco
but drain ec isn’t the best for testing a plants health because you could feed full strength the ec in the runoff is the same but the plants would look unhealthy/overfeed/n toxicity and someone says; but the ec stays the same lol its always better watching the plants leaves for deficiency/toxicity and use the ec as a reference if something is wrong.
Don’t know what would be if the plants have an lockout because one of the minerals are too high in the solution
Checking the plants for signs of overfeed and deficiency at the same time and checking if the coco has the right ph and ec but using the 1/1.5 method that canna coco recommends for testing the right ec and ph in the coco and still after this the best thing would be a flush to be sure that no minerals are too high in the coco I think.

The Advanced Nutrients feeding chart, as you’ve just read, has four different levels; beginner, professional, expert and master. This distinction is made due to the differences in yield in each tier. The more nutrients and products used, the harder it is to control the outcome and your plants may grow out of control if you’re a beginner, too. According to the chart, each level means a significant increase in overall yield at the end of the harvest.


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In order to follow the Advanced Nutrients Feeding Chart you’ll need to choose between their long list of base fertilizers. They have mineral bases that use pH Perfect technology for hydroponics and soil, as well as 100% organic and certified base nutrients. They also have specific nutrient bases for those that prefer to grow in coco coir.


Piranha: Piranha is used to stimulate your plants’ roots, allowing them to absorb many more nutrients. It’s a combination of trichoderma and mycorrhizae that work symbiotically with your plants’ roots, increasing their size which thus increases general plant size.

pH Perfect Connoisseur Grow and Bloom A+B: Their Connoisseur range was designed and created for expert growers – the manufacturers state that these bade nutrients are for professional or industrial growers that supply medicinal dispensaries. These products are designed for growers that already know how to harvest enormous amounts and are looking to harvest even more.

Growing is a journey that can take us anywhere. It can test our patience, and it can provide a series of small victories along the way to the ultimate goal…

Big Buds: How did you start using Advanced Nutrients products?
Oaks: I came across them when I was looking for a good nutrient line to use in my Deep Water Culture systems. I was really attracted to the pH Perfect technology in the Grow Micro Bloom series, so I gave them a try and am happy to report good findings. Not having to worry about pH is a huge relief.

Growing is a journey that can take us anywhere. It can test our patience, and it can provide a series of small victories along the way to the ultimate goal…

Big Buds: How do Advanced Nutrients products differ from other products?
Oaks: They are user-friendly and provide results. They’re simple to measure and mix, and the pH Perfect technology works well and ensures constant nutrient uptake, which means constant growth. That’s something to celebrate right there.

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Big Buds: Can you share some pointers or tips you’ve learned over the years?
Oaks: The first thing is to be patient. Most of the time you can’t fix issues overnight, and being impatient may lead to overdoing something. Second: Take everything you hear with a grain of salt. Do a lot of your own research. Finally, the answers you find to the previous tip is key. Learn how and why the plant grows.

Big Buds: What was the learning curve like when you started growing?
Oaks: I’ll admit that I’ve spent a lot of time staring at my plants, scratching my head. I mean, there are a lot of facts, fiction and old wives’ tales out there — some good, some bad. Sometimes it gets hard to tell them apart. But once I realized that I really needed to start learning from the basics, everything became easier and plant growth accelerated.

Growing is a journey that can take us anywhere. It can test our patience, and it can provide a series of small victories along the way to the ultimate goal of a healthy, bountiful harvest. We spoke to three different growers who use Advanced Nutrients products about the ins and outs of their process and what they’ve learned in their growing journeys. We will publish a new interview each day through Saturday. We first spoke with Dane Oaks from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who is relatively new to growing. This is what he told us.

Big Buds: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned?
Oaks: Definitely to invest time in learning how the plants grow, and what encourages them to grow through each stage of life. Also, learning why it needs varying amounts of different nutrients, light, humidity, etc., takes away a lot of the guessing game. I feel more in control as a grower, and that makes my experience much more fun and therapeutic.

Big Buds: Where did you learn the foundations of growing? What were your resources or go-to materials?
Oaks: Fortunately for me, I started growing when there were plenty of YouTube growers online, so I learned a lot there. I swear, you can learn anything on there. Other than that, I have read good chunks of The Cannabis Encyclopedia by Jorge Cervantes. That is one of the best things I could advise buying for research. It covers so many aspects of growing and the plant itself.