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.
There are several different brands to choose from, including: General Hydroponics, FoxFarm Nutrients, Canna, Dutch Nutrient Formula, etc.
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See the Legal and medical status of cannabis Wikipedia article for information on the legal status of growing personal use marijuana in your area.
If you are using foxfarm or some other kind of nutrients, follow their schedule.
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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.
Now let’s take a closer look at the control panel. First, set the clock, and if you’re in the quick plant menu, select the grow anything option.
You may be wondering: Is it possible to grow weed in an AeroGarden? And is it worth it? The short answer is Yes.
On the top of the AeroGarden reservoir, you will find two water/air ports with rubber plugs that you can remove.
Key takeaway: pH problems can slow the growth of your cannabis plants and lower your yield.
5.1 Grow light settings
Some strains can grow big plants that are not suited for the AeroGarden small reservoir. The strains also determine the effects and medical attributes.
In my installation, I have added an external air pump with an air stone to make more bubbles in the root zone. This helps to prevent roots rot, and bring more oxygen to the roots.
They are the same size as the standard aquarium airline tubing. Just place the tubing inside one of them and put the air stone in the center of the bowl.
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Finally, the bigger models available are the AeroGarden™ Farm family with 60W of dual LED power and 24 inches of growing height.
On the other hand, yields are usually smaller with autoflowering seeds and most have a lower THC percentage.