I am a first time grower that purchased the Cyco Platinum set. I am using Fox Farms soil as a media and am growing autoflower. How can I work out an autoflower schedule with the Cyco Platinum package? Or did I get talked into a very good looking product for another type of grow?
@MJMgo if you are using RO water then you should be fine. Add Kleanse and go. Kleanse has Citric Acid in it which will drop the pH a little more but not by much. Some growers will still pH down to a 5.5-6.0 range out of habit but not necessary, plus it will save you some money!
@scroby definitely water your plants with Kleanse. It will remove excess salt build up in the root zone resulting in more efficient feeding. It is a good cleaner for pumps and drip lines as well is all. As far as setting your timer to feed there are a lot of variables at play. Best suggestion is a trial and error based solution. Basically, you want your growing media to dry out in between waterings in order to avoid root rot and potential pythium outbreak. General rule of thumb is to start conservative and add on waterings and feedings as your plants ’tell’ you when they are hungry/thirsty. A lot depends on the age of the plant as well as the strain and phenotype. Different strains at different parts of the life cycle are going to feed differently. Searching online for general feed instructions for your system would be a good place to start.
@Kexsta Hey mate, so dont feed the plants Kleanse through the system necessarily and instead just soak the lines and clean my reservoir every week, top up with next weeks nutrients? Just wanted to make sure, cheers
@scroby Go ahead and follow the Hydroponic Feeding Schedule and you will crush it. Just be sure to change the reservoir at least once a week and I would suggest soaking your drip lines in CYCO Kleanse in between grows to ensure there are no blockages. Take it easy!
@statefarmz The runoff is going to vary due to multiple reasons, especially in soil. I assume that you are using a peat based soil mix and peat itself is naturally acidic so that is what is most likely driving the runoff pH down to 6.0 from 6.8. Another factor could be which growth stage your plants are in. Plants require different amounts of elements at different stages (i.e. Phosphorous, Nitrogen, etc...) . If they are leaving behind Phosphorous and consuming more Nitrogen or Potassium lets say, that can lower your runoff pH as well. Having an ideal pH will allow ideal nutrient uptake I would stick to the soil feed charts as I recommended in my last post, pH levels and all, and you will have tremendous results. The pH around the Rhizophere or root zone is more important than what your runoff is. Therefore, knowing the pH of the soil and adjusting your nutrient solution’s pH is paramount. Hope this helps,
Hey eveyone, interested in getting a WILMA XL 4-POT SYSTEM going soon, can anyone help me out on a feed scheduled for using both the whole of cyco nutrients line and cyco coco lite? I have found the grow feed charts just not sure how it would work with the drip style system! if anyone could help would be greatly appreciated, cheers!
@ Kexsta Thank you for the information. I will adjust the pH to 6.6 and see how that goes. I am feeding about every 3 days - and a flush about every 2-3 feeds. If my PPM is 1150 what should my run off be?
@statefarmz How often are you feeding? if your runoff pH is 6.0 then it is okay, albeit not ideal. Try lower the pH 0.2 (6.6) before feeding next time which should get you in around the 5.8 range based on what information you have supplied. Also, be sure you are following the following feeding regime specifically for soil: http://www.cycoflower.com/feedcharts/me ... dchart.pdf