Best garden fertilizers according to redditors

We found 1,059 Reddit comments discussing the best garden fertilizers. We ranked the 421 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/ThePenguinGod · 26 pointsr/StonerEngineering

Thanks man!

Here's the fan controller I got:


1 Gallon Grow Bag:

Window sun reflector:
Any one will do.

Temp/humidity monitor:

Fox Farm Nutrients (not cheap, but last a long time!):

Fox Farm Soil (also lasts a long time, apparently any soil will do... Not sure why I bought this soil):

Hope this help!

u/5fingerdiscounts · 20 pointsr/NanoGrowery

Saved this comment from a fella in micro grocery to start my set up

These are suggestions - feel free to ask more questions if you need anything.

Read this guide - I wish I had had something like this when I started: Read this guide too:


• ⁠Grow Tent: 3 ft x 3 ft x 6 ft is the size you'd probably want. This is the one I bought:
• ⁠Light: This light is a fantastic LED quantum board that is very easy to assemble - I got the 3000K one with the epistar
• ⁠Fabric Pots: Head to Amazon and grab yourself a 5-pack of 7 gallon fabric pots
• ⁠Also get yourself a saucer (you can get this at any garden store) and a pot elevator for each pot (pot elevator example:
• ⁠Soil: Get yourself a bail of Pro Mix HP with mycorrhizae (it's cheap, reliable, and hard to overwater) from Canadian Tire, Rona, any store really and get also a bag of earthworm castings. Cover the bottom of your fabric pot with the castings (2-3 inches deep)
• ⁠Nutrients: Gaia Green Dry Amendments (All Purpose and Power Bloom) Mix the All Purpose in with your Pro-Mix HP and then top dress your "soil" every month, changing it to Power Bloom during flowering
• ⁠Ventilation: Get the AC Infinity Cloudline T4 - it's absolutely worth it. Then purchase a 4-inch carbon filter and 4 inch tubing from Amazon (branding doesn't matter for these two things)
• ⁠Timer: You can go cheap on this, but also consider a smart timer (like a Wemo)
• ⁠Seeds: - Canadian breeder, amazing beans, amazing price! Go with feminized seeds for your first round.

Extra accessories

• ⁠Pruning shears (seperate ones for trimming live plants and ones for harvesting)
• ⁠a lighter (for sanitizing)
• ⁠a set of tweezers, for planting your sprouted seed
• ⁠some garden gloves
• ⁠rope ratchets for your lights
• ⁠zips ties for protecting things
• ⁠binder clips (for low stress training)
• ⁠plant ties (soft rubber and wire kind)
• ⁠watering can
• ⁠two pairs of measuring spoons for dry amendments
• ⁠a clip on fan and rotating fan (for air circulation over and under the canopy)
• ⁠markers and a pack of tag plant markers for identifying plants
• ⁠soil moisture
• ⁠paper towels (for germination)
• ⁠Bucket Head Wet Dry Vacuum Powerhead Lid for 19 Litre (5 Gal.) Multi-Use Buckets great for gathering up the excess water and tipped soil)
• ⁠3 five gallon buckets (1 for the buckethead vacuum and 2 for extra water reservoirs) and two lids
• ⁠3 surge protector power bars
• ⁠Various AC power extension cables
• ⁠1 trellis net (for ScrOG training)
• ⁠USB microscrope (used to check the trichomes at harvest - if you want you can also get an adapter so it plugs directly into your smartphone, as opposed to plugging it into a computer)
• ⁠62% Boveda packs for curing
• ⁠Mason jars for curing and storage
• ⁠hanging rack for drying (you can substitute this for a hanger and some plant ties)
• ⁠Duct tape

It's a little more expensive at the start, but this setup will pay for itself within two harvests. With this setup you can expect to yield between 8 to 12 oz every run, once you grow accustomed to the cycle.

u/LydiaVonPuppington · 19 pointsr/microgrowery


Soil / Perlite mix (70/30)


pH test kit


Should be around ~$100 and good for 1 medium plant or 2 small plants.

I spent like 30 minutes on that list for y'all newbs. When you could have just gone through the sidebar and/or used the search function. Somebody better upvote me.

u/[deleted] · 15 pointsr/microgrowery

why in the heck are you watering 4 times a day? That's why you have this. STOP.

What I would suggest is you pour a little hydrogen peroxide mixed with water into a spray bottle, and spray this down. Then do nothing. Let everything dry out.

Watering 4 times a day is drowning the roots. They aren't able to get any oxygen. You should be watering once every 4 days or something. When you water, you should get 20% runoff each time. Only water once the soil is dry. You can check by dipping your finger an inch or two down.

Now setup a simple house fan to blow continuously on the plants. This will help prevent some pests as well as bud rot.

I think you might be looking at the onset of root rot so start using this alongside your nutrients: Hydroguard

edit: Your garden does look great though I just noticed the bonus pictures. Perhaps airflow is fine, but you really want to back off on the watering man

u/randiraige · 14 pointsr/succulents

Grow More 3130 Cactus Juice 1-7-6, 16 Fl. Oz.

This one?

u/wobblyparadox · 11 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Combination of parts from Amazon and ebay. Not all of them are necessary, fittings and Brute trashcans and such are from Home Depot.

u/pleasehelpwaterfloor · 11 pointsr/microgrowery

Fellow canuck! Welcome!

These are suggestions - feel free to ask more questions if you need anything.

Read this guide - I wish I had had something like this when I started: Read this guide too:


u/SuperAngryGuy · 8 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Never use baking soda on soil or to correct the pH! The sodium will interfere with potassium uptake and could kill your plant.

It's best to use pH up or pH down. pH down may be nitric acid, pH up is usually potassium hydroxide. These are both mineral acids/bases.

I use 5.5-8.0 pH strips since they are convenient, can measure a single drop, low cost, requires no calibration, and requires no special storage.

I measure the nutrient solution before it is added and the water runoff from the soil.

You want a TDS/EC meter for dosage if not just following the label.

> If you are growing in soil, I assume that you use a good soil that has aged and balanced itself.

What do you mean by "aged and balanced"?

Veg nutrients/formulas tend to have more nitrogen, flowering tends to have more phosphorus. This can depend on the plant to include how high the fertilizer levels are.

u/sam_1421 · 8 pointsr/HotPeppers


Inside this grow-tent, I'm using 2x VIPARSPECTRA 300w LEDs for the lighting. I have a 4 LPM air pump with tubes running into each container (plugged to air stones). This setup is running on a timer from 6AM to 10PM.

The containers are ~10L (a bit more than 2gal) plastic trash bins from Walmart. I found it was the most efficient containers as they are more high than wide (unlike most standard storage containers), which allows me to fit more in the tent. This also enables the roots of the plants to reach deeper which I think is good (but don't quote me on this).

As for the nutrients I use standard General Hydroponics Flora series. I started with small concentration first, then followed the general indications on the bottles (aggressive vegetative growth until they start to flower, then transition to bloom, and then bloom and ripening).

I topped them all at the beginning when they had about 4 or 5 sets of leaves. I also pruned them a few times, cutting big leaves preventing light from reaching the middle of the plant.

Temperature was kept at between 22°C and 28°C most of the time (71F - 82F). Humidity varied between 35% and 55%.

I also have a Raspberry Pi in there to which I connected (and soldered) a humidity and temperature sensor. I then wrote a little app to send the data to a database and wrote another app to display real-time temperature stats and charts. I did this mostly for fun but it was useful.

u/johnnychronicseed · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

Looks like a pretty good start there.

Pots: If just doing one plant I used something like this that filled my case perfectly and just wrapped it in aluminum tape

Soil: Fox Farms Ocean Forest is recommended alot around here and you can buy small bags

Nutrients: There is a plethora of nutrients you can use from GO Box to Botanicare to General Hydroponics and many many many many more. With almost as many methods.

Edit: Also case wise that mid tower is going to be too small, you will definately want to go for a full tower. Something like this

EditEdit: Here is something to power your fans with no DIY

Or Splice this onto you fans

u/JoNike · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

It can be used to "stress" more photosynthesis out of the plants.

see this product:

u/BarneyVarmn · 7 pointsr/weddingplanning

I bought rooting hormone and Succulent Food and of course a few succulents to start off with. I also bought succulent soil, and trays from dollar tree (and you can see a few small bread pans and an old tray that I don't use). The total for all this was about $30, plus I bought terra cotta pots at Home Depot for $0.77 each along with some copper paint and that's what each succulent will eventually be planted in for the final centerpiece. I'm following this guide and making some mistakes along the way but I'm 4 weeks in and 80% of my leaves are growing roots so we'll see how it goes! Worse comes to worse I wasted $30 and I'll have to spend a few hundred bucks on pre-grown ones next June. I'm hoping to have 4-5 small succulents per table plus a few for other table accents. We shall see!

u/house-gecko · 7 pointsr/aerogarden

The light scorching is probably due to root rot, the plant just kind of shuts down if its roots aren't working right.

The top part of the aerogarden is actually made of two pieces of plastic. Dead roots can get in-between the two pieces.

I don't think the instructions cover taking the top apart. there are little tabs on the underside that you kind of have to push in with a slotted screwdriver then pry the two pieces apart. I bet if you do that you'll find a bunch of rotten crud in there. I take the whole thing apart (including removing the water pump), wipe everything down with antibacterial wipes then run everything but the water pump through the dishwasher on "sanitize".

Beneficial bacteria (such as Hydroguard) will prevent problems. I can't recommend it enough, just add a bit with every water change. you can also use enzymes (such as Sensizym or the fertilizer Mega Crop) that will break down dead roots so they don't rot. You could also add a supplemental air pump to get more oxygen in the water.

also (sorry if this is obvious) make sure you completely cover any unused holes so that no light can get to the water reservoir.

u/major_wood_num2 · 7 pointsr/Hydroponics

I've used this with good results. One bag lasts forever too.

u/boredepression · 7 pointsr/Hydroponics

That is the wrong way to learn about growing. It's costly and slow. Just watch some YouTube videos and go try. It's how I got started. I knew 0 about growing anything 6 months ago. Now I've got a successful crop and have a single tomato plant with over 20 tomatoes on it and many bell peppers growing, okra, pablano peppers, raddish, lettuce, basil, potatoes, kale and brussel sprouts. I've only spent about $200 too.

Most Helpful links/videos:

Intro to NPK:

This is a great intro to nutrient deficiencies and effects on plants and how to diagnose:

Cheap Vinyl Downspout grow box:

Pool noodles instead of rockwool, rocks, or cups:

Common Veggie EC and pH:

Easy to use nutrients:

Cheap good EC meter (EC is shown in μs/cm instead of the more common ms/cm, as in above link, so the EC shown should be divided by 1000 to get normal EC numbers; it's easy, just remember when it shows 2300 EC, that's an EC of 2.3, or 700 is 0.7. Also note I've found with all these EC meters you need to dip and then swish them around in the solution and then read it, otherwise it will read inaccurate due to tiny air bubbles on the probes)

Cheap good pH meter:

Easy micro greens, which you use to sprout seeds you want to grow or eat as micro greens:

ReUse 2 disposable plastic food containers, a cheap poly wicking cloth, and your choice of grow bed (dirt, coco coir, whatever)...

Stack the two containers.

Make 2 long cuts in the bottom of the top container thru the lid of the bottom container, along the 2 longer sides.

Push the cloth thru the 2 slots, such that it's layered across the bottom of the top container and the ends are hanging in the bottom container.

Fill bottom container with water.

Place grow bed material in top container on top of cloth.

The cloth wicks up the water and keeps the grow bed moist. You don't have to water it but maybe once every two weeks and can leave the micro plants there for staging plant growth every couple weeks cause they will grow slow. If you don't use dirt as the grow bed, you will need to replace water with a weak nutrient solution after three or four weeks.

u/aaronofasgard · 7 pointsr/Hydroponics

MASTERBLEND 4-18-38 Complete Combo Kit Fertilizer Bulk (2.5 Pound Kit)

For when your tomatoes get bigger. Nightshades love this stuff. It's the dry ingredients so you get a ton of it and just mix a few grams at a time with water. It'll last you a while.

u/og_skywalker · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

Honestly, you can do much better for your money... There are kits in the Starter Shopping Lists to the right on the sidebar.

I was wondering the other day what exactly I would need for a turn-key grow setup, and put the following together. Mind you, this is not TOP of the line shit, but it will absolutely get you into the hobby!

600W Tube / Timer / MH & HPS Bulbs / Hangars / Ballast - $157.50

6 Inch Carbon Filter / 440CFM Fan - $149.75

25 Ft. 6 Inch Ducting - $19.10

48 x 48 x 78 Tent - $139.99

FFOF - $18.99

General Hydroponics Go Box Starter Kit - $35.95


Smart Pot Container - Pack of Five - $20.65

Micro-Tip Pruning Snip - $10.19

Light Duty Soft Wire Tie - $7.84

PH & Temperature Meter - $79.95

Water Quality TDS Tester - $15.59

LED Handheld Microscope - $16.81

Total just under 700$ and you are getting a LOT more for your money.

Don't blindly take that list, shop around, deal hunt, and do the research! There are many hidden costs associated with growing ><

u/FormerConflict · 6 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Beginners mistake, very common. Don't use miracle grow. Use something like the FoxFarms Trio

For now you just need Grow Big for veg, when you get to flowering time start feeding it Tiger bloom, the difference between the bottles is the ratio of each nutrient, bloom nutes are higher in P and K while veg is higher in N.

And watering is easy. After you water it, feel how heavy it is. Get a gauge for that, and check it every day as the plant consumes water, eventually it will be as light as it will get and the plant may get to the point of dehydration where the leaves will tuck inward, don't let it get that dry, water a day before that. Soon enough you'll totally get it. Also stick your finger in the top of the soil for about 1-2" down and feel how the dryness changes and use that and weight of the pot.

You may also need a bottle of Calmag at some point

Good to have handy.

You also need to make sure your water PH is in the acceptable range, probably by adding a weak acid to lower the PH

Also a PH testing kit like this

Here's the basics

I've gotten in to growing recently and really enjoy it :) I hop you do too stranger.

u/FoxingAroundMidnight · 6 pointsr/aerogarden

If you're going to use a different nutrient make sure it's made hydroponic systems, as outdoor fertilizers intended for soil don't typically have the same nutrients or the same ratios. I would also suggest using an ec and ph meter.

I use Fox Farms range of nutrients. The one aerogarden supplies is well balanced though and designed for ease of use.

u/IdStillHitIt · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

Make sure you feed her some calcium/magnesium if you're growing in coco. Have fun!

u/MyLittleGrowRoom · 5 pointsr/microgrowery
u/Combative_Douche · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

For veg/clones you should be using 6500k lights or T5 lights, not 2700k. 2700k is for flowering.

That soil says "feeds up to 4 months". In general, you don't want soil with built-in fertilizer. Get the FF soil and some perlite. You're going to want 25-40% of the mix to be perlite.

Don't use Miracle Grow. Go with Fox Farms Trio or GH GO Box. If you really want to save money on nutes (you don't), grab some fish fertilizer ($8 at Home Depot) for veg and Morebloom ($6 at Home Depot) for flowering. If you go with the cheap nutrient options, it'll show, but it's better than nothing.

HID isn't complicated. You don't need to be smart to set it up. A system like this comes with everything you need. Any real light system (including LED) is going to require ventilation (inline fan and duct).

Good luck! Keep us updated.

u/Newh90 · 5 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Hey! You can build your bucket in whatever way you would like. I suggest you check out for build ideas from others. There are so many ways to build and whatever suits your needs will be best to build for yourself. :)

The container adjust could work, but you'll need to make sure that it is all secure so it doesn't tip or fall over or anything.

  1. You need to buy ph up and ph down. This can be found in the hydroponics section of any good plant store. Something like this

  2. It depends on whether you're in veggie or flower mode, but usually anywhere from 3-4 days. Maybe 5 days max, so yea you'll need someone to water them for sure if its more than 5 days.
u/Halcyon_River · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

Second grow. 6 plants. Cherry OG. Emerald Triangle breeder. 4x4 tent active intake and exhaust. Two 440 CFM in-line fans with speed controllers.

600W six COB LED Vero29 3500k

Scrog vegged for 6 weeks. The net is 15” above start of stalk, which is higher than I normally have seen. More veg time and nutes used but I have so much room and it’s just physically easier for me

This is day 16 since 12/12 flip.

Elite garden nute line. Fox Farms Coco Loco in 5 gal fabric pots. Hand water and suck up runoff.

Mykos (added in grow medium and applied on top layer before watering every other time), Azos (added to grow medium and in feeding every other time), Mammoth P, Recharge (every other watering and will stop week 5 or 6), Bio Ag Liquid humic acid, dynagro protekt silica, dynagro mag pro, CalMag (0 ppm starting water)

They are needing water every 2 days now. RH is at ~50%

I added a box fan in the corner of my tent and it’s crazy good. I recommend. I have a 20” and on low setting it’s a gentle breeze AND it cools my light heat sinks. I have a 12” blizzard oscillating fan at pot level. Roots like oxygen.

Have been defoliating a lot. I’ll curve out on that as soon as I stop seeing them crowd. I really don’t want bud rot and want to promote good air flow to every top/bud.

And I like these

I did not pay that amount for mine, but if you can find them, it allows so much air to get under your fabric pots and great drainage. Same as bottom of a milk carton, but this is a good 2.5 inches off the flood tray

Anyone know how much UV-B I should add for more resin production? I read that having a UV-B light on for 4 hours in the middle of the 12 hour light is good but I don’t want to bleach my plants. Thanks!

u/Malfatta · 5 pointsr/Aquariums

IMO, despite the products being packaged very alluringly, they’re overpriced. The premium you’re paying for is essentially the perception of “prestige” you get with owning an ADA product. Although I respect the legacy & impact he’s left behind in the aquascaping hobby, I find his ideology & branding presumptuous lol. I have a personal bias, & am not discrediting the quality of ADA products at all.

However, I think there are other products out there that perform equally just as well (or better) for less. The thought of pricing would-be aquarists out of this hobby based on wealth/class leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

I’ll get off my soap box now lol, I apologize. As for fertilizers, I use & recommend NilocG’s Thrive. Very easy to dose, & have seen fantastic results in my own tanks. The NilocG website is down rn, but I would recommend buying it there instead of from amazon. Some other fertilizers I would recommend are:

u/ClosetCaseGrowSpace · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

I've used both fabric and plastic. In my experience, everything grows much easier in fabric. The pots you linked look fine. You can wash them in the washing machine and re-use them if your wife will let you, lol. I like these pot risers with these saucers. You can remove the run-off with a bucket head.

u/powercorruption · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

It should be fairly easy. If you want portability, buy some Smart Pots, they worked much better than the standard plastic pots I was using before. Spend some money on some good nutrients for the N-P-K phases. I used the Fox Farm Trio for my first grow, but I will be moving onto more organic products next year. Make sure to feed them less than what the bottles tell you to. Good soil is very important, I used Roots Organic. Then get some Molasses and feed it about cap full once every couple of weeks while it's vegging, and once a week when it flowers.

One mistake I made on my first grow, was ignoring pesticides. Next year I will be using Azamax once a week when it's vegging. Caterpillars can ruin a good amount of your crop in no time.

I think that's pretty much all you need for a cheap, and low-maintenance grow. Buy some Fiskars trimmers, and a microscope when you think they're ready for harvest.

u/jpiethescienceguy · 4 pointsr/weed

This was actually an indoor soil grow using a spacebucket type setup (you can see an album with pics of the bucket here if you're curious). I used the pretty standard issue fox farm trio as nutrients, watered with pHed tap water, and the soil was miracle grow nature's care.

u/fondledbydolphins · 4 pointsr/gardening

As others have said, it's a hydrangea. Buy something similar to this and you can turn that into probably 4-5 plants!

Fun fact: You can add aluminum sulfate and use a 25/5/30 fertilizer yearly to make those flowers become a more blueish color. If you want them to be more pink, add dolomitic lime to the soil and use a 25/10/10 fertilizer. (This works, but it's much more effective when the plant is potted. Typically the closer a hydrangea is planted to concrete, the more pink in color it gets because lime leaches out of the concrete and lowers the pH)

u/lordspidey · 4 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I really like this stuff:

For whatever reason my local "gardening" store sells it for much cheaper than amazon, I've had stellar results with not just weed.

A little goes a long way with this stuff even at 30 bucks you'll have fertilizer for years.

u/Danshardware · 4 pointsr/hydro

That stuff needs soil bacteria to decompose it into usable fertilizer and is designed to supplement soil grows. If you need organic, General Hydroponics has a line of nutrients that will work. If you need dry powder and organic, I have no idea.

If you don't need organic, Masterblend's 3-part formula is your best bet as it's super cheap and effective. If you want a 1-part, Maxigrow is good.

u/justmeinflorida · 4 pointsr/hydro

MaxiBloom is the easiest and I believe cheapest bet. Breakdown of cost: 2.2lb=997gms, 7gm per gl=142gl solution. $14.54/142=.10gl. And follow the Lucas Formula. Big Thanks! To MrMajors for pointing it out to me :)

u/growweedeasy · 3 pointsr/trees

Get some cheap CFLs (compact flourescent lights) from Home Depot so they are getting some sort of light. Get "daylight" (6500k) colored lights if possible. You can also use "Soft White" colored bulbs, though "Daylight" color bulbs are optimal for the first few months of growth. You will need about two 40w(150w incandescent equivalent) CFLs per plant to start. The bulbs shouldn't cost more then $10-$15 each. You can get a bunch of smaller CFLs if you can't find 40w bulbs. Make sure the plant gets at least 18 hours of light a day or it may start trying to make buds too early. You can give it 24 hours of light a day if you want during the beginning. If possible, get some good nutrients like "Fox Farm Soil Nutrient Trio" and feed the plants according to the directions. If your plants show signs of trouble, get a cheap pH test kit and make sure that the pH of the water you use with them is between 6.0-7.0, while trying to keep it at about 6.5-7.0. This will help the plant get the nutrients it needs.

Once the plants are about 60 days old (or older if you want bigger plants), then change the light schedule so that the plants get 12 hours of light and 12 hours of total darkness. This tells the plant to start budding. The plant will stay in this budding/flowering stage for 2-3 or more months. Then it's time to harvest (you can worry about that later).

I personally recommend growing in a soilless medium like coco coir as opposed to soil, because you have less of a chance of getting mold or bugs. If you're interested in growing in coco coir, it's pretty much the same as soil only the pH of the water will be different (5.5-6.3) and you will need to get nutrient made for hydroponics like Fox Farm Hydroponic Nutrient Trio.

Here's a full tutorial if you're interested. Good luck and email me at [email protected] if you have any questions!

EDIT: One more thing, try to keep the CFL lights so they're 2-4 inches from the plant at all times. You may need to adjust often if the plant is growing a lot. When the plant is still a seedling, you can keep the lights a bit further away for the first week or two or at least until they show their second 'real' set of leaves.

As far as when to water, feed the plant water only when the top inch of the growing medium feels dry to the touch and water well but not until the point of soaking.

u/duhblow7 · 3 pointsr/Marijuana

It's early dude. That plant needs to go until October at the earliest. You can give it some nutrients, maybe grab a quart of an organic nutrient like maybe this or this.

the castings will help, but they take time before those nutrients become available. the castings must go through the krebs cycle prior to the nutrients becoming available. it might be futile. the liquid nutrients above will be immediately available for the plant.

as far as the blackstrap molasses goes, it's not a fertilizer for your plants. it is food for your beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizae which will help promote a healthy root system. there are other carbohydrates out there like sweet that will help with flavoring, which i recommend above the blackstrap molasses.

you cannot tell the ripeness of the plant by looking at the hairs. different strains will behave differently. i have some strains that will still have all white hairs when i harvest all the way to strains that have orange hairs week before they are ripe. you can tell the ripeness by getting a 20x microscope and checking out the trichomes (crystals). they will start out clear and start to get cloudy then orangish or amber in color. as they get more amber this indicates higher levels of CBD's and less of the THC. most growers like to get their plants go until there are 25-50% amber trichs. i know it's hard to wait, but it'll be well worth it. you can snatch a couple of the bottom branches for now, but if you are patient she will yield 2-3x what she has on her now. happy growing.

u/BaronBaconPants · 3 pointsr/gardening

You've got the water. Do you have enough light on them? If you do, then look at your soil. If the large (relatively) wood chunks are throughout your germination medium (dirt), then that may be your issue. Try a liquid fertilizer to see if you can get those babies back in shape! I like to use this one for my seedlings.

Edit: my brackets didn't bracket.

u/wheedon · 3 pointsr/IndoorGarden

I use something like this and my plants love it! Neptune's Harvest

Warning: its REALLY stinky...

u/615wonky · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Start small. It'll save you money, let you get your feet wet, and help you learn how to grow better, and then you can buy bigger.

My "starter package" is:

  • A 2' x 2' x 3' grow tent - $55.

  • A grow light ($90). I prefer COB's as they're easier to fix than blurples.

  • A power strip zip-tied to a pole in the tent. Makes wiring prettier and easier. ($24) I chose a nice metal one, but you can use a cheaper one.

  • Hangers to hold the light ($8)

  • A fan and filter ($70), and variac ($90) to filter smell and move air to keep things cool. This combo is overkill for this tent, but I ended up using it on later tents so it's a good long-term investment. You can cobble something cheaper together with some work, but this "just works" out of the box.

  • 5 gallon Smart Pot ($7) for growing, FoxFarm Ocean Forest Soil ($16.50), Plant saucer ($7) for growing. You can save some money here by shopping around. In particular, Amazon's price for FFOF is about double what I pay at the (very expensive) local "indoor gardening" center.

  • Go Box Plant Nutrients. This should last you several grows.

  • Seed of your choice (let's say $10).

    So for about $420 (heh), you can get your foot in the door and start growing. This is a nice setup too, you can probably save $100 by shopping around, buying used, or doing-it-yourself. I've left off a few odds and ends like dryer duct, Fiskers for trimming, weed fabric pins for low-stress training, pitcher for watering, Mason jars for storage, but you can likely find those or suitable replacements around the house without spending money.

    I also have a Raspberry Pi 3 ($43) with Sense Hat ($37) and metal case ($15) in each of my grow tents to log temperature/humidity and other things. I'm interested in eventually using the GPIO functionality to water my plants too. Not critical, but definitely a nice thing to have, especially if you're the hacker type. If you go this route, you might look at too.

    I'm glad I bought a good intro setup because I still use it now that I've upgraded. I now have a 3' x 3' GG Shorty tent with HLG 300 LED for flower, a 2' x 2.5' GG Shorty tent with two 400W Roleadro COB's for veg, and my "intro package" is now my germination/cloning tent (and drying tent too since several people suggested that too). Being able to have three tents (germination -> veg -> flower) working simultaneously is increasing my output quite sharply. I'm doing this to help a relative with cancer, so you may not need to go quite as crazy as I did.

    You mentioned using 35+ gs (~1.25 oz) a month. You probably aren't going to be able to grow that much given the constraints of tent size and light wattage (plus being a first-time grower! You'll learn a lot!). So once you get used to it, you'll probably want to buy more stuff. Marijuana isn't addictive, but growing marijuana absolutely is.

    Once you've got your hardware, the variable cost is seed (~$10), soil (~$5), nutrients (~$20), and electricity (~$30). From that, I'm going to estimate you can grow ~1.5 ozs (you can do more as you learn more though). So you're looking at ~$40/oz after you've made the initial hardware investment.

    Hope this helps. Depression, cancer, and everything else can just go suck it.
u/LiveLongAndCultivate · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

The problem with all-in-one fertilizers is that they are usually too high in nitrogen for late flowering. I would use, at a minimum, two nutrient types, one nutrient type for veg, then another for flower that is lower in nitrogen and higher in pk. It's useful to have multiple fertilizers to help pinpoint your plants exact needs as well. I've used the GH GO Box then switched to their Flora Series and also bought some diamond nectar as well (because the GO BOX nutes aren't all suitable for coco)

Humic acid does wonders for soil and soilless applications. The GO box comes with Diamond Black which is humic acid for soil.

I would recommend the GO Box for anyone wanting to use 'organic' fertilizers (disclaimer: might not be considered ''organic' by everyone's definition of 'organic'), which, according to GH, don't have to be PH adjusted. But I use the Flora series now and love it, but it is a chemical fert and needs to be PH adjusted before feeding.

u/ID_Bay · 3 pointsr/microgrowery
u/blakegrows · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Had some fun with LST the other day and can't wait to work on the plants some more. I really love how quickly the plants bounce back from the training. I included some more details in the pics regarding what I believe to be a calcium deficiency. Plants were fed with 1/4 strength nutes for the first time last watering. I also sprayed both plants with neem oil as a preventative measure last night.


Plants: (1) Feminized Barney's Farm Vanilla Kush & (1) Feminized DNA Genetics Tangilope.

Tent: 3'x3'x6' Apollo Tent

Light: iPower 600w closed hood currently running at 100% power 15" away.

Fan: 440CFM exhaust fan

Carbon Scrubber: 6"x16" phresh filter

Soil: 3/4 roots organics & 1/4 big & chunky perlite

Nutes: General Organics GO Box 1 feeding of 1/4 strength calmag and grow veg last watering

Pots: RR > solo cup > 2gal smart pot (currently) > 7gal smart pot

u/Kramasz · 3 pointsr/PepperLovers

I use CloneX and TakeRoot. But I think they work better if using more than just water. If you absolutely need something to clone, I'd try these. If it's just an experiment, then water is fine and will probably do the trick.

Tomatoes clone super easy in water. Had one shoot out roots in 2 days.

u/james10486 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I used the Fox Farm Trio with this feeding schedule.

u/MrKungFuPimp · 3 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

Buddy we need to talk. Get this at the very least..

General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3)

Past this grab this and you will have a decent perfectly colored harvest. Though there is much much more you can add to get a better harvest..

General Hydroponics CALiMAGic Quart

u/Lexow · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

IMO the water your putting into your plant is wayyy to acidic. What I would suggest is to get some distilled water from the store, it can be either RO or steam distillation, and then add your nutrient additives. Your plant looks to be suffering from manganese and possibly a few other deficiencies, This is what I personally use and it should help.

All this being said I'm only on my third grow so there's still a lot to learn, hope this helps!

u/rleech77 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Don’t forget to get Cal-Mag too! You’ll need this with coco. Here’s the nutrient schedule he was talking about. Good luck!

u/MrGoodKat86 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

This link might help you more than I ever could. Also the top comment is probably right get yourself some cal mag.


u/Psyll · 3 pointsr/Hydroponics

This guide is pretty comprehensive

If you want a super quick start, get some nutrients (I recommend General Hydroponics), 2-3" net cups, rock wool, and hydroton/clay pebbles.

Plant seed in rock wool, put rock wool in net cup, fill the remainder with hydroton, place net cup in a container with some water in it (kratky method), and start watering it until the roots touch the water.

u/SpaceDurr · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I used Fox Farms Ocean Forest with General Hydroponics 3 Part Nutrients. Initially I fed until it ran through every other day but that required removing the plant from the bucket. As she got bigger, I opted to feed her 4 cups once daily as removing her from the bucket was difficult. I eventually made that watering tube which made things a lot easier.

Unfortunately I didn't have the foresight to measure from soil to the tallest plant but I would estimate was 24".

u/rapid006 · 3 pointsr/Hydroponics

I just transferred some Bell peppers into my system today. Below is the solution I used. Used about 5ml per gallon to get my water around 1400 ppm as I read somewhere they should in the 1400 to 1700 range. I'm just getting into hydroponics myself, and haven't tried peppers before so I've got no idea if this works or not. I did use this for some kale and lettuce and it worked very well (which I understand is totally different). Fingers crossed that I didn't just murder my sprouts. Would be curious to see if anyone else uses this or not.

u/huhthatscool · 3 pointsr/aeroponics

I actually didn't tally up the cost as that wasn't really of a concern to me, but I'll try my best to provide links to the things I bought for this. Feel free to add it up for me!

u/Republokrater · 3 pointsr/Hydroponics

Powder, namely the MasterBlend 4-18-38 fertilizer. With it I have successfully started and fruited 3 variety of Peppers, Cucumbers, Basil, Strawberries, and Tomatoes. Although the tomatoes haven't fruited yet. They have all been alive for ~3 months and are all 1 foot tall.

u/Kyla_420 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Most folks go with bottled nutes. There's lots of different brands I use fox farm trio. You only have to buy 3 bottles but for $33 all together it's a pretty good deal.

Here's a link to the 3pack

u/jonhova · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

> was ignorant and unaware of how to remedy her issues. But now, I'm back with a vengeance.

theres no nutrients in that mix which is fine for the first 2 weeks. have you thought if you want to go bottle vs organic? you might want to add one or all of these later: kelp meal/, kelp extract(trace minerals), oyster shell (calcium/chitin/), neem meal(integrated pest managment and nitrogen, gypsum (sulfur), dr earths organic fertilizer..
PHEW that was a lot of links. If you had to pick two id go with dr earths fertilizer with the liquid kelp and some quality compost preferrably local but this is good in a pinch.

theres bottle organics with biobizz thats not too expensive. they have a starter pack for $25.

by the way if you are having issues with PH you may or may not want to add a teaspoon or two of dolomite lime. this brings PH up to 7.0 as it is alkaline. this is good for PEAT based mixes as peat is acidic at about 5.5-6.0.

Since we all love videos heres one thing to take a look at

if you want to go bottle fox farms trio is popular or you can use pure blend pro grow/ bloom.

u/floodingthestreets · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

That company sells an all-in-one, thrive.

u/thewongcafe is correct, do not mix the two you have.

u/leonardskinner33 · 3 pointsr/JAHSeeds

This is my first time growing, so please feel free to critique/rip into my setup, as I really appreciate all the help and knowledge! I actually ordered my seeds from JAHseeds a year ago, but never got my shit together enough to actually do anything with them.


I do want to take a quick moment to thank u/AFK_ing for the seeds first, as they were actually gifted to me for free. I placed an order on a whim one night, and then completely forgot about it. Turns out that JAHseeds never ended up depositing the interac transfer I sent them, so it inevitably expired. I had forgotten about the order completely, when out of the blue one day I received a letter in the mail complete with 12 free seeds and a handwritten 'apology' letter. This absolutely floored me, and left me feeling super warm and fuzzy inside. I've been cherishing the seeds up until now, so I'm really really happy that I can finally bring them to life :) Anyways....thank you JAHseeds!


Onto the setup! Currently running:


2x alibaba 240w QB


Promix HP + 2inch layer of worm castings on the bottom


Strain is The Best My seeds are not feminized however, so still unsure of sex.


Right now they are in 1 gallon pots and I'm planning on moving them into 7 gallon fabric pots when the time is right.


I kinda went ham one night and bought the entire GH nutrient lineup (including all the additives....) so I'm planning on sticking to their schedule (halved) throughout the grow. I know I could have done without a lot (most) of them, but yeah it was still cheaper than buying an Oz from the LP....Currently only feeding them water.


The tent is a GA 48x48x80, with a Vivosun 6 inch duct fan and carbon filter


Holmes Lil' Blizzard fan (this thing moves a lot of air)


I originally had a smaller tent so I started out germinating 3 seeds by dropping them in a glass of water for 36 hours. After they all popped, I planted them directly into coco pots. At that time I decided to change to a larger tent, so I dropped 2 more seeds into a glass of water to germinate. 36 hours later one of the seeds had popped, but not the other. I planted the one that popped, and left the other in the water for another 12 hours. At this time it still hadn't popped, so I just dropped it into a pot with the others. The one that never popped didnt end up coming through the soil until about 2 days ago (I was actually just about to give up on it). It's the tiny coco pot in the middle. Pretty sure it's gonna be a retard plant but whatever, I'll give it some love and care. Don't tell Justin. The nice healthy plant on the bottom right is the other seed that I germinated with it at the same time.



Close up shot 1

Close up shot 2





tl;dr i love you all

u/Bugga_D · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

There's plastic stands that are the height of the tray that do exactly what you want.

like this

u/cutthroat_x90 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Heres what i ordered.

FoxFarm GLCMBX0006 Liquid Nutrient Soil Trio-Pints, Grow Big, Tiger Bloom, 16 Fl Oz Combo Pack Fertilizer

Heard good things on the brand

u/gr33nhand · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

definitely not the "best" but you can achieve great results with it, that said where are you seeing $100 for the trio? You can get enough for a whole run of 2-4 plants with this for $40ish

u/Gdubz989 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery
u/HVEFTE · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

get a pot lifter dude.. it will help with run off and drainage. As mentioned before the metal might damage your stalks.. or could make it difficult to remove.

u/Pharmy_Dude27 · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

The kratky method is a great beginners method to get into hydroponics. I currently have about 30 plants all doing the kratky.

General Hydroponics is a good brand and mix of nutrients. Its simple to use and doesnt require a scale to mesure stuff out. Use a tablespoon to measure stuff or a syringe.

Buy the PH up/down from GH too but be warned you will need to dilute it first or youre in for a fun time trying to correct your PH. (let me know when you get to this step and I can give better directions.

Get a simple PH tester. It will make your life a lot easier. Once I figured out that adding nutrients to my water brought my PH to around 5.9 I stopped testing everytime. (but i recommend that you do use it everytime)

You DO NOT need to grow in soil first, but like /u/BroposkisRump said you can just be careful washing off the roots. GOTO the youtube channels mentioned on check out Khang Starr's video first.

Some advice:

  • Kratky is BEST for leafy plants like basil, lettuce, kale, etc.
    You cangrow those with no effort.

  • Make sure all containers are opaque to prevent algae growth.

  • Get seedlings and sprouts under a grow light to prevent stretching!!

  • If you live in anything but a hot climate you will want a grow tent to grow peppers over winter - And a grow light - Get a digital timer and give your plants around 16 hours of light (you can get cheaper ones but I am showing you what i bought)

  • Get 2 inch net pots and a 2 inch hole saw for your containers

  • A fan on your peppers will help make then thicker and stronger plants and may help polinate them. You can also shake your plant ( thats what I do)

    Thats all I got for now. Once you understand this method try hydroponics using a different method as well.

u/dekusmashu · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

Oh my, I had bought this $4 Phillips light and it was a plant light... I quickly returned it! It was unbearable and a total misguided decision.
Innovation at its finest my friend! I might have to look into that.
I use
I’m a chem student and do research in a lab so I have access to scales but I couldn’t wait the weekend to weight out the nutes properly, so I just scooped it in by spoons and it works out! I didn’t shock the plants and every now and then I stirred the tote to dissolve the salts and that worked out too. I consider myself lucky that nothing really died on me. My heart would be crushed lol. I don’t know if these nutes are good for other difficult grows but I wouldn’t see why they can be used all around. There might be cheaper prices for greater amounts somewhere on the web!
The lights I use are regular house lights, I just found 2 Phillips LED that have high lumens and high temperature around 5000-6400K.
Thanks for the very much needed luck!

u/Im-Growing-Crazy · 2 pointsr/u_Im-Growing-Crazy
u/iquizzle · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I really like these:

They're cheaper other places than amazon.

u/Braddoc · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Great for getting your pots out of the puddles.

u/DoTheEyeThing · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

I ordered this combo of dry ingredients per Jeb's approach on youtube.

So far it's worked great for everything I've tried. It'll last me a looooooooong time too. Saves you shipping cost for all the water weight of the other stuff I would think.

u/ipodnano165 · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank
u/Immune21 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

nutes is short for nutrients. I bought the Fox Farm Trio. These are good nutes for a beginner like yourself. If it's a bit pricey because of all the other stuff you have to buy, there are cheaper nutrients around, but I highly recommend not skimping out on them. Like I said, get good nutes now and you will be able to use them for other grows in your future.

u/pwnytailjoe · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Thanks /u/PriceZombie.

Here's the hydro formula!

u/exoduscheese · 2 pointsr/outdoorgrowing

Doesn't seem far enough along to make fertilizing it a bad idea. Definitely needs nitrogen, as that deficiency starts at the bottom like that.

I like Fox Farms liquid fertilizer, it's organic and fast acting.

u/Closetmedicinegrow · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I went organic and cheap nutes my first grow with great results, ended up using Neptune's Harvest Fish/Seaweed (2-3-1) throughout veg and the first 2 and a half weeks of flower, eventually switching to Dr. Earth's Flower Girl (1-9-2) for the rest of flower.

Here's a pic of my bagseed girl that was never PH'd a single time right before harvest - here's the same bud after a couple weeks of cure.

400w MH for veg/400w HPS for flower.

For bagseed, my first grow and it going entirely un-PH'd I was happily surprised with the smoke. I think you can make cannabis work with any quality fertilizer as long as there's love/research/time going into it, is the point I'm going for.

u/duckgoesquach · 2 pointsr/gardening

I think it's around room-temperature. Maybe I should invest in a thermometer because I have no idea. I'm feeding it this maybe once a week diluted in water, do you think I should do it more often? I actually haven't fed them this in maybe 2 weeks because its been hectic with me having to move apartments. :/

u/Christianckc · 2 pointsr/succulents

That sounds like a good plan. If you want to order something from Amazon I would suggest the cactus and succulent mix. That stuff is amazing. I add some more pumice to the mix just for extra drainage Also I really enjoy putting a thin layer of lava rock for the top soil. It gives it that desert look haha. But yeah I'd water it maybe once every 2-3 weeks.
Sorry I got excited haha if you want to get really crazy you can use some cactus juice.

Hoffman 10410 Organic Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix, 10 Quarts

Grow More 3130 Cactus Juice 1-7-6, 1-Pound

u/Astrali3 · 2 pointsr/succulents

The general opinion is to use a fertilizer which is lower in nitrogen, although which you use depends on you. I typically suggest Cactus Juice.

u/TitoThelonious · 2 pointsr/whatsthisplant

this one is decent.
best of luck in your plant adventures!❤️

u/ingothwetrust · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

My favorite soil is Fox Farm Potting soil, but you're going to want to add a bit of perlite to it to help with drainage. I don't have a good link for cacti mix, but you could pick up almost anything and mix it with the Fox Farm soil.

edit: fixed links

u/aerogrower · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/SCP239 · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

For a few bucks less you can get can 2.5x the peat moss on amazon.

Combine with pearlite and for about $10 more you're getting a way better deal.

u/Alupang · 2 pointsr/weedstocks

Also consider SMG bought General Hydroponics. I agree Miracle Grow is shit for MJ but everyone knows that.

Does General Hydroponics make good fertilizer/nutrients for MJ?

I think SMG's aim is to give your average MJ home grower a "one stop shop" experience at Home Depot or Lowe's. Or Amazon shoppers too.


u/pennypots · 2 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

I'm concerned I might actually be under-watering, I've been just splashing a bit of water in the container. Last night I went down and they were bone dry, so I gave them a good soaking, hoping that maybe I'm just under watering. We'll see on that front. Here's the rundown on what I've been doing.
- Growing Medium - Soil - Roots Organic

- Nutrients - Bio Thrive 5ml/gallon - General Organics Grow Box -


I've got this PH Tester and have been keeping my PH between 6&7.

u/Jah348 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I have the grow box myself and it's done very well in my opinion. It gives the schedule all the way through the veg and flower. You can adjust the dosages to your liking as you begin to notice the habits of the plants you're growing. For instance I just set mine to flower and I'm feeding twice a week instead of once right now; white widow seems to love it.

I would also suggest getting a ph kit. You should be able to see one on the frequently purchased together listing thing on this Amazon page. Just a PH up and down bottle with small test kit dropper thing.

General Hydroponics General Organics Go Box

u/my_age_88forshort · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Honestly, you need to get on a forum such as rollitup and start reading the stickies at the top of each section until you have a better understanding. Read, Read, Read and read some more. Are you doing this for fun? Dropping a seed in soil to see if it sprouts? Or are you serious and really wanna grow some bud. If its the second option than lets be logical. How much bud do you think you could get off a plant that's growing in a small cup? I know some people start their seedlings in solo cups but from the pics it looks like your trying to do the entire grow in the solo cup. Man, there are just way too many bases to cover here but please do not give up. Keep growing the plants you have while you do more research from an informational dense place such as what I mentioned above. Just to touch on some bases you gotta get those plants out of those solo cups and into larger containers. You need A Lot more light (cfl's by the pic) and get them within 3 inches of the light or they will keep stretching the way they are. I wouldn't even expect much off those plants either. Just apply everything you learned from this grow and from your research to your next and hopefully it will be more successful. Here is a good complete line of nutrients for someone starting out and it should give you an idea of what your plant needs to thrive. Nutrients really don't matter if your plant isn't in a big enough container and is not getting enough light so take care of those two things first.

u/DarkyPoo · 2 pointsr/gardening

I started them in a 3 gallon SmartPot because I knew it would outgrow cells before I could get them outside. It transplanted easy along a fence. I fed them with an organic fertilizer (this one).

The soil was great. It was fresh soil in a spot that was never planted in before. Although a pine tree was near it. Could that have done it? It got sun around 12pm onward.

u/4twen_t · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Some things you can buy:

Full kit, no gel. I personally don't like the light directly on top of the dome. You can't raise/lower if needed.

Hothouse and mat. This is what I use, along with this light.

Rooting gel

Rapid rooter starting pods. I use this, but there are definitely cheaper alternatives out there.

Don't give up!! Read up, do some research, and keep trying to grow. It's a fulfilling hobby, well worth the effort.

u/OGHamToast · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I think at the beginning of April I'll be buying a bottle of this stuff to try out in my 10 gallon with some shrimp. I figure if the shrimp survive then it should be just fine for fish.

And totally unrelated but I haven't forgotten about the drift wood thing, but the reality is that it seems all the good drift wood is out in the inlets, so I have to wait until my wife and I get a pair of kayaks (which is actually going to be fairly soon, I hope!)

EDIT: I picked up research just now and found the product MSDS and it contains indolebutyric acid, which is listed as an agricultural chemical and pesticide, so my hopes have been dashed for this product. I'm going to confirm that this is dangerous and will advise as new information becomes available!

u/melodicrampage · 2 pointsr/botany

Here's a link on Amazon.
Exhale - Homegrown CO2 for Your Indoor Plants

u/dcabines · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

That is an interesting idea. There are mushroom bags that produce CO2 for this purpose. The mushrooms are supposed to produce a steadier supply of CO2 than fermentation would. A bucket of sugar water and yeast would be cheaper, but would require more maintenance.

u/Hardc0resh0t · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

ExHale - Homegrown CO2 for your indoor plants

Using something like this in my tent but I have 9 plants. Could try to look for something smaller. I read that in the list of most important things plants needs c02 is on a lot of ppls top 5. Exactly where on the list is just debate and bro science but the fact it helps is undisputed. Good luck!

u/_mycelia · 2 pointsr/shrooms

They sell (overpriced) co2 bags full of mycelium for that purpose. I keep my fungi and fermenting alcohol in my cannabis room just for that.

Amazon link.

u/PM_ME_GIFT_CARDZ · 2 pointsr/trees

Okay, I have made the mistake you are about to make, so I'm going to say right now : DO not make the mistake I made of not taking care of your plants.

In college I attempted to grow 7 plants at once. All of them were female, and all of them were coming along nicely. At the time, I was dirt poor, so my roommate was paying for any expenses of the grow op.

You run a really high chance of your plants dying if you do not take proper care. That means you have to keep soil pH in check, make sure it's getting enough light, and potentially adding nutrients to the water if something goes wrong (Like a nitrogen deficiency).

Cannabis can be produced cheaply, and there are hundreds of guides out there for all sorts of budgets to get your grow right. Refer to GrassCity Forums or 420Magazine Forums for these guides.

When it comes down to it, growing your own plant is like having a child. You have a connection with it, you foster it to go from seed to beautiful plant. There's nothing more disappointing than to watch your baby die before it grows old. So take what I've said to heart and make sure you're taking care of it.

Remember that grow materials are a 1-time purchase for the most part. Sure it sucks to get a pH reader, but it will save you many headaches in the future. Better to get a pH reader and some pH Up, pH down, than to throw away a couple plants from $30 seeds.

Preventive maintenance is huge here. It's much easier to keep the plant going good from the beginning, than to have it hurt and try to fix it after the fact.

Good luck!

u/SFjouster · 2 pointsr/succulents

If you want to give your propagations a boost in the right direction, I would highly recommend this product -

It basically takes the guess work of propagating and it essentially allows for you to "tell" the plant what you want it to do with hormones. It basically makes it so that any plant capable of propagating does propagate. And don't let the name "rooting hormone" intimidate you; it's just a simple dry powder chemical that is pretty easy to handle.

u/insertnamehere02 · 2 pointsr/gardening
u/Dr_Zeuss · 2 pointsr/gardening

Depending on the PH of your water, you might only need a little bit of PH Down Solution (an acid) and some sort of nutrient solution. The nutrient solution that worked best for me when I was doing lettuce was the DynaGro Grow. One step, no mixing A B and C.

Amazon Link

I bought a gallon of PH Down from my local hydro shop, with their logo and everything, it was like 10 bucks for a gallon. I still have 3/4 left after almost 2 years. You could just use this one in case you really need to. I found out that DynaGro lowers the PH at an Ideal level.

You should have a PH probe and a TDS probe. They make some cheap ones like these two. You might need to calibrate them often, so you need this and this

I use This to measure my nutrients. You can get the same one at walmart for 10 bucks. But you have to go to walmart, and that to me is not worth the savings.

Try to find the "Recipe" you need for your reservoir. I calculate my towers have about 20 gallons of water up to the hole where the wire from the pump comes out of. Once you have everything measured write it down somewhere and take notes. I do a full reservoir change at the end of every crop. Lettuce wont grow again once you harvest it. Make sure you clean your tower really well to avoid salt buildup.

I get my seeds from

I've had great success with [this one] ( and This one

You can also use your own Rockwool and make sure you get one of These.

I have something very similar to this but I can't find the exact one. You start your seedlings with that.

Let me know if you wanna go deeper down the rabbit hole. Sorry for the wall of text. And also, sorry about your wallet.

Good luck!

u/Manic_in_the_Midwest · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

If you don't already have plants in the planter, add some sphagnum peat moss and mix into the existing soil well. This will help to lower the pH. Water with slightly more acidic water (pH 5.2-5.5) for the first month. This should also help align the pH. To lower the water pH, you can get some pH down from General Hydro ->

u/dilynthehitto · 2 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

I love the fox farm trio nute line Fox Farm Liquid Nutrient Trio Soil Formula - Big Bloom, Grow Big, Tiger Bloom Pint Size (Pack of 3)

u/HTPCdebcor · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Not too sure yet,i was thinking of getting this stuff?
then i read that I could add epsom salt to the water (1tbsp per 5 liters) and that would help with magnesium. Still not sure what to use for calcium. Or if i should just purchase calmag on amazon

u/groregon · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I had this happen on my last grow. Turned out to be root rot due to overwatering. Picked up some hydroguard and it cleared it up in about 2 weeks. It only last 6 months so just make it part of your normal feeding schedule. 2ml per gallon from day 1.

u/sorrymissfofo · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Get you some Hydroguard

u/banduu · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

Here's what I have so far and my quick write up.

My dad started the tomato plant that I am using in soil. He had too many for his garden, so I used that instead of starting one from seed in rockwool. My next plant will be started from seed.

I picked up a 5 gal bucket and Lid from Home Depot. <$5.

I cut a hole in the Lid to fit the 3" Net Cups. I put one right in the center. I quickly found out the cup it too small to support the plant so I had to use a support stick. I just bought this 6" net cup bucket lid.

The plant is supported in Expanded Clay balls. I chose this material as apposed to 'Hydroton, Coco coir, Viagrow stones, pearlite...' because from my very little research I found the clay to be the most environmentally friendly and easiest to use, disclaimer: I could be very wrong here.

The nutrient solution used General Hydroponics Maxi Grow. Simple to use, add X scoops per X gal of water. I am about to switch to Maxi Bloom. She is flowering and starting to produce fruit. I do now know when the best time to switch solutions. I am learning by experiment here.

To keep the nutrient solution oxygenated, I used this Air pump,two of of these air stones, and tubing. Any items will do, I used this products because I know an employee of Penn Plax and got them for cost $. Any pump will work, I got a two outlet pump for future expansion.

You should also be sure to have the correct pH for your particular plant. Here is a chart and a great site. I used this pH Test Kit and pH adjust.

It's that simple. Right now the plant is outside and gets about 8 hours of sun. I plan on keeping it outside as long as possible, then will bring it in and have to choose a light source for it.

tl;dr What I used for my first DWC tomato plant experiment. Step 1: Click all links above. Step2: Buy. Step 3: Tomatoes

Edit: Also, Watch this video

u/Anylite · 2 pointsr/pics

Nah. Get some real hydroponics nutrients. Miracle grow is a soil additive.

I highly recommend Maxigrow by General Hydroponics.

That will allow the plant to grow like crazy in its vegetative stage. Then when you start to get flowers you can either stay with Maxigrow or change to Maxibloom (same company). Follow the instruction on the package for feeding.

Also, you might want to consider a larger bucket for your DWC your plants are going to be fighting for sunlight that crowded up, and some air stones/air pump to prevent root rot later in the plants life. The air agitation will also help mix any nutrients in your water and dissolves oxygen into the water.

Here are my plants which were started in April. now Over 7 feet tall.

Also doing cucumbers which are already producing.

Edited for some clarity on a few things

u/clean_rebel29 · 2 pointsr/hydro

Hey thanks for the reply! I do have a similar setup where the pH did not drop as drastically. The difference in this setup was that I was using a much weaker 5000k light, and there were only 5 basil plants in the tower vs the 10 I currently have. The prior setup also only had a 5 gallon (19 litre) tank where as the current setup has 10 gallons (37 litre). I can create a graph of the pH and EC of the prior setup and post it here if you'd like?

Edit: This is the nutrient brand I used in both setups. Maxi-Grow by General Hydroponics. Followed the directions of 1 small tsp per gallon.

u/pm_stuff_ · 2 pointsr/hydro

im using General hydroponics Maxigro. Just mix x amount of powder with x amount of water. Is easy to find in uk and rest of europe
You can buy it here

Or check their store locator

u/schwat · 2 pointsr/gardening

In dirt in my raised beds for peppers and tomatoes I amend the soil with cow manure compost, turkey manure compost & top dress with tomato tone.

In containers I like to grow in ProMix BX and I use General Hydroponics Maxibloom which is a dry, water soluble 1 part complete fertilizer that has all the macro & micro nutrients you need. It grows amazing peppers and tomatoes and doesn't require any additional supplements like cal-mag or epsom salt. From planting out til end of season it's the only thing I use for my peppers & tomatoes.

Plus it's super cheap at $12.49 for a 2.2lb bag on Amazon. If you have ever heard of the Lucas Formula Maxibloom at 7g/gallon of water is spot on.

For seedlings I like to use kelp & fish emulsion until planting out.

u/kittah · 2 pointsr/gardening

Yeah, Maxibloom is 100% complete and can be used in hydro, soilless or even soil (although I never use it in actual soil). At 1/2tsp to 1tsp per gallon a 1kg bag goes a LONG way. Growing like 14 plants in 5 to 20 gallon pots I went through just a little over 1 bag in a season from April til late August. Best thing ever IMO, peppers and tomatoes love it. Makes growing in inert soilless mix a snap.

It's pretty cheap too, $14.50 for a 1kg bag on Amazon:

I can't find any good pics of my tomatos but this is an Aji Lemon Drop pepper in a 20 gal pot of promix + perlite that was fed nothing but maxibloom its whole life:

u/Koblac_white · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

General Hydroponics MaxiBloom for Gardening, 2.2-Pound So this is all you need and your set ? You won't need anything else ?

u/archer011 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Yeah MG has a nasty habit of downvoting things that work but don’t look cool or are cutting edge.

I use maxibloom powder as my main nute. 5-15-14, calmag included. Plus suppliments of course (add N in veg, PK in flower), but I could get by fine with just maxibloom.

I’m pretty sure GH and Scott’s are all the same company.

u/raptor1jec · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

I doubt you have a 3D printer, but this is the pot I use:

Self-Watering Planter (Small) found on Thingiverse.

I also use General Hydroponics nutrients. They're so much better than the nutes that come with the Aerogarden. Here's a link, should last about a year:

General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3)

Follow the directions on the bottle carefully, ie purple, then green, then pink. Idk why it's in the wrong order on the chart, it's really stupid they did it like that. I alternate every other one with plain water. I use this for both my Aerogarden and potted plants.

Oh, use filtered water, not tap water. Plants don't like chlorine.

u/ihc_hotshot · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

The General hydroponics Flora series is generally recommended to newbies.

You can add to it but those three bottles will grow anything you could want.

u/mkwash02 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I used this and got fucking amazing results. 3 OZ from a room the same size. I was VERY impressed. I also used Flora ferts. I would highly recommend this light for your exact situation and at $160, you can't beat it.

u/Strel0k · 2 pointsr/hydro

1. Use something like this, adjust the ratio so that its 1-2-2 Gro, Micro, Bloom OR just follow whatever ratio they recommend for bloom when you get flower formation, before that use the vegetative growth ratio. You want a pH between 6.0 and 6.4, and an EC of 1.4 above whatever EC your water is before adding any nutrients. Always remove the runners; early blossom removal has no effect on yield.

2. Just use day neutral strawberries (get crowns or runners, not seeds):

> Day-neutral strawberries are a modern cultivar developed from everbearing plants. The modern day-neutral varieties were developed to produce continuously all summer and into the fall. In contrast, the older original everbearing types produce two to three separate crops each growing season.

u/st_samples · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/Baron164 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I plan to grow larger variant tomatoes such as beefsteak and want to make sure this kind of layout and these components will be good enough for that purpose.

Here is the list of components I'm planning to use:

  1. Buckets
  2. Lids
  3. Hydroton
  4. Nutrients
  5. pH Control
  6. pH/TDS Tester
  7. Water Pump
  8. Water tubing
  9. Air Pump
  10. Air Stone
  11. Air Line
  12. Growlight (Already own) Galaxyhydro 300w LED Grow Light Full Spectrum


    The remaining plumbing components I need I'll pick up from my local Home Depot.
u/AJUniverse · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Hmm... That makes sense, especially since my last grow didn't have this issue, but this is my first grow using these:

u/BuffiDoinks · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I grow in soil and this is what i use, and i feel many others do as well.

u/healthystealthy · 1 pointr/trees

I run fluorescent in my veg tent, and a 150W HPS lamp in my flowering tent but overall it affected my electricity bill about the same as an air conditioner or a mini fridge.

If you're interested

2x - Tent $90 each $180 total -

1x - Lamp for veg $95 -

1x - Lamp for Flower $80 -

6x 3 gal buckets - $30

4 Bags perlite 1 bag vermiculite - $25

Nutrients - $52 -

Misc other stuff - Timers, phing stuff, fans, scissors - $100

Add 6 months to learn how to make it all work properly and you will be chopping heads too!

All told about $550 for a set up that will yield 4-5 oz/2mo. Plus $35 utility per month. Cheaper if you run 1 tent, but then it takes twice as long. So worth it if you have the space. Oz around me range from like $250-$350 so...

u/kangrowru · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I dont see why you would need to water three times a day unless you are doing a hydro set up, but with a budget like that I would suggest you stick to soil. It will be cheaper and more forgiving if you mess up. If I were you I would go something along this route:

150 watt CFL-60$
Soil- 20$
pH test strips-13$

All you need after that is some pH up and pH down and an PPM meter and you will be good to go. Less than 200$.

u/Uh-oh_Microgrow · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is what I just started using last week. I started with 1/2 of what was recommended on the chart, just to see how the plant reacts. I plan on bumping up after the first few weeks.

u/bonyponyride · 1 pointr/druggardening
u/marcushasfun · 1 pointr/gardening

I would be inclined to remove the rocks then. Just use a flat blade screwdriver or similar and carefully pry them apart.

You don’t HAVE to fertilize, but if you want to I’m told Cactus Juice is good.

u/AskMeAboutMyThing · 1 pointr/succulents

Also do not expect to propagate any leaves you got from these plants. It may happen, but it is unlikely. I have tried many times to propagate leave from unhealthy plants, but they never work.

Once the plants get established again, and especially if you supplement them with some cactus food like this, then you can start trying to propagate their strong healthy leaves. But be patient for now. No supplements or water yet. Just let them sit for a while, either out or in dry soil. It takes time, but it is very rewarding to have a little friend that you brought back from the brink of death.

u/WSPLSD · 1 pointr/sanpedrocactus

I’m still learning, this is just my experience. cactus juice I really want to find a different feed or fertilizer before the next actual feed. I’m going to start doing some reading here before the weekend, if anyone has suggestions feel free to suggest!

u/innoculatethisbitch · 1 pointr/MushroomGrowers

perlite link

No, you don’t need a pressure cooker. A deep pot with a tight fitting lid will do just fine. You don’t really want to mix strains because different types require different factors for fruiting. a general rule of thumb is to stay consistent

u/aspect-creatio · 1 pointr/succulents

Woh, that soil is WET and looks like it needs some pumice or perlite or something less organic. How long have you had these plants?

u/frigginwizard · 1 pointr/microgrowery
I'm using this for my current soil grow, its directions state not to worry about PH, and so far that has been the case for me.

u/xx420jewxx · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Here is what I am currently using.

u/Growingupnorth · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yup. Using the General Organics GO box - it has a bit of everything in it. I'm following the schedule on the back of the box but keeping everything at half strength. I'm watering every 3-4 days, with nutes every time.

General Hydroponics GH5100 General Organics Go Box

u/kfa4303 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yes, if you needed to cover a larger area/footprint, then 2 x 600ws would make more sense, but in a single tent it would be overly complex, crowded and expensive. The small gain in light and yield (if any) wouldn't really justify doubling the expense and hassle IMO. A 600w will make plenty potent product ;) Again, it's 90% in the genetics. So long as the plants gets sufficient light, food and water the genes will do the rest. The key is to not get in its way.

All lights, including HPS, have an ideal range from the plants at which they work best. Generally, it's within 18-24" of the tops. As a result, if you have a 4 foot tall plant the top will get good light, but bottom will suffer. For this reason, various training methods (SOG, SCROG, FIM, LST, etc...) have been used to even out the canopy and put all/many of the tops close to the light source in a single, uniform layer. As long as the bulk of your tops receive light within this ideal range they'll be fine. Any closer and they may get damaged by the intense light and heat and farther and they may loose density and take longer to ripen. Many fellow microgrowers actually use nothing but CFL/Fluorescent lights and get very good results.

There is no magic formula or way to guarantee yield. Never let anyone tell you differently. However, there are some rules of thumb. If you can get between 1/2 -1 gram of cured bud per 1 watt of HPS light that's good, but there's A LOT of variation in there, and much of it depends on matching just the right strain with just the right growing method in just the right environment. So, when they say a 1000w "can" make a "pound" (16 oz), that is an idealized figure. Sure, it "can" be done by the pros using various whiz-bang hydroponic set ups and lots of fancy fertilizers, etc...,but not always easily or very reliably due to all the many variables involved. They aren't "lying" per se, but there's always fine print. If you have the time, money and patience to invest into it, almost anything is "possible", if not probable.

In terms of harvesting, remember, plants are 70-80% water, just like us. As they dry and cure, they're going to shrink considerably and loose the vast majority of their weight, just like tobacco, dried herbs and mummified pharaohs. If you've ever cooked fresh spinach, you'll know what I mean. You can watch an entire bag of leaves wilt into a pile the size of your palm in just seconds as the moisture evaporates in the pan. Of course, we need this to happen so the buds can burn, but we also want it to happen to concentrate the aroma and flavor too (ie "cure"). For these reasons and more, you start to see why good weed costs as much as it does, especially considering it takes months per cycle and you have to grow at an almost 10:1 ratio! If you want a single dry, well trimmed and cured ounce you'll need to grow about 8-9 "wet" pre-trimmed, ounces (that includes the fan leaves, stems, other bits, etc....) :/ It's kind of depressing the first few times you harvest, but you learn to anticipate it eventually and plan accordingly. It's also why folks can't/don't stay "micro" for very long.

The good news is that if you're legal you can grow presumably grow outdoors in which case you can literally grow "trees" that will produce 10-15 POUNDS each and still only count a "1 plant" !!!! They would be 20 feet tall and would take almost a month to harvest, but it can and is done all the time (r/trees). Of course, outdoor come with its own challenges, but the rewards can be HUGE.

As for nutes, there are gozillions of brands, but they all do the same thing. The main difference is in hydroponic vs. organic systems. Hydroponics are like sci-fi steroids and the results can be AMAZING, but there's lots more equipment and noodling around involved and when things go bad, they go bad hard and fast. Soil/organic grows are generally easier and more forgiving, but usually don't yield as much. You'll have to decide which you prefer. The "benefits" nute manufactureres espouse are again, mostly marketing. While there are some very expensive nutes (ex: Advanced Nutrients) they're not really necessary and seem to work as well as any other. I run an organic set up, so for small set ups like ours, I use GeneralOrganics GoBox. It only costs about $40 and has everything you need for veg and flower. I can usually get 2-3 cycles (veg and flower) per box. Considering it lasts for +6 months, $40 is pretty cheap. Other companies make their own kits too, but the GoBox is probably the most common/popular. Just follow the directions on the side and you'll be good to go. It's basically all I use and I have no plans on changing.

I'm not sure about the mechanics of becoming "legit"in Oregon, but my state will hopefully be following suit soon too (hopefully), so let's hope we both figure it out. One key is finding a robust, fast growing, large producing strain and the growing method it prefers (hydro v. organic). Every grower has their favorites, so I would ask around in your area, but Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies and just about any Kush variety perform well indoors and seem to be very popular and readily available on the West coast.

Hope that helps.

u/Accerbus · 1 pointr/microgrowery


Find a hydroponics store.
Find this

I'd say get a few CFLs or buy a t5/LED if you got the extra money.

Get some foxfarm soil and a ph test kit. And you'll be good to go.

u/agent_orange1 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

I use the General Organics GoBox at 1/2 strength and adjust if symptoms arise.

u/papi_chulo83 · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

no that was right Perlite and flush..... maybe more perlite next time? Ive heard of people usually sitting between 25%-40% I use roots organic Since its pre-mixed and nute content is a bit lax to reduce early burn... Pair that with general organics Box lets me have more control on the nutes for my plant instead of the soil over saturating.

u/2moreweeks · 1 pointr/microgrowery

If you want something simple, fairly affordable (grow and flower nutes come with) mostly organic and complete (even calmag comes with) and to have nutes also for flower I'd sugest the gobox

Will last a few more grows too depending on how many plants

I used on my first grow 4 years ago, started using it again this year

u/SoCoGrowBro · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'd recommend coco for sure, I mix in hydroton and perlite and use the GO box nutes in 5 gal smart pots.

I've done the Lucas formula with maxibloom before and I wouldn't recommend it. Definitely treat yourself to a good line of nutes and you'll see the difference right away. I'm really liking the organic stuff so far, I don't have to pH and my plants have gone crazy after I started adding zyme alive (thanks /u/Biloba414)

u/Eselkopf1 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

When I started I had nothing but disasters. Then I went to coco and general organics. Then I got some traction and started having success. Ive since moved on to more intensive stuff. I say Coco choir and get the general organics starter kit.

Just follow the instructions, its easy, its cheap, it works, and its pretty dang hard to kill your plants this way.

Edit: I did pull 1.25 pounds on 2 big plants in a scrog with a 600 watt HPS like this in about a 3.5x3.5 foot scrog. It was my second ever grow.

u/DotPealer · 1 pointr/microgrowery

It sounds like you should look into using the GO Box for nutes. I am coming up on the harvest of my first grow and I used the FF full line this time around with what looks to be great success. I got the hang of adjusting the pH pretty quickly, but the GO Box claims absolutely no pH adjusting is necessary. If you want something that is more or less just add nutes to water >>> shake well >>> water plants then I would check out the nutes I linked.

u/Ketamyne · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/unitool · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for the information! That is really helpful.

I'm currently using the GH Advanced Nutrient System -

I was using the GH Go Box nutes, but I switched to the ANS recently. I still have the stuff on-hand, tho.

I also ordered some GH Floralicious for this grow, but I have not used it yet.

u/mosqueraa1 · 1 pointr/proplifting

That's rotten. Cut right below that leaf to the left. Put it in water and change it weekly or when water looks gross (Don't let it get to that point) I use bottle water and have successfully root 3 fallen leaves I got from home depot. Now if you want to soil propagate, you will need some rooting hormone like this one. Create a hole in the soil, don't just stick it in. You want the root hormone to stay on the cutting.

u/DanFForbes · 1 pointr/orchids

I use Clonex.

u/kholven · 1 pointr/houseplants

I know a lot of people guarantee success with using a rooting powder or gel... I haven't purchased one yet but my coworker is obsessed with this one right now :

It obviously isn't necessary, but ups the success rate significantly. Good luck!

u/BuddyTrees · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yeah its just organic material that breaks down and releases co2. They're a lot cheaper and less equipment than co2 regulating system.

ExHale - Homegrown CO2 for your indoor plants

u/djwonderful · 1 pointr/MushroomGrowers

What are your goals with this? To provide CO2 or make editable mushrooms. I would go with Oyster mushrooms for your first run. They are much more forgiving, and as you stated Shiitake take months to colonize, while oysters take weeks.

Here is a product for what you are talking about:

I would assume it creates as much C02 as breathing on your plants all day.

Ok, for 2 pounds of substrate you would need maybe a half a gallon or so of liquid culture. Substrate is the low nutrition bulk that you grow on, spawn is the start of the process.

I use 3 ml - 10 ml of liquid culture for a quart sized jar of spawn.

Since you have nothing and are invested in growing plants, I would recommend just buying a bag of oyster mushroom grain spawn for about $24.
You can take this spawn and put it onto pasteurized straw (not hay). Toss in some gypsum and hydrated garden lime.
When its all cooled off, mix in your grain spawn. I use 3 quarts of spawn for a 5 gallon bucket.

Stuff the straw into a laundry basket or a 5 gallon bucket with holes drilled in the sides.

Here is a tek about it. You can obliviously just use pet bedding instead of straw too :)

Good luck!

u/rastapasta808 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have about 15 of these guys and all of their leaves are turning gray and crispy, and eventually yellow and die.

It is happening on the lower portion of my big plants too

Also, I used this C02 cultivator and I have a suspicion that the spores that create the C02 may be infecting my plants. Idk though, it could be from other causes

u/B_EZ · 1 pointr/microgrowery

there's some 40$ homegrown bags prepackaged, read you can make your own though, haven't tried co2 yet

u/bacon_flavored · 1 pointr/HerbGrow

I would buy ph up and ph down as well as some hydrion test strips (the ones that run from like 5.5 to 8 not the larger range). Use them to adjust the water after nutes are added, or if not adding nutes just adjust the water by itself (adding nutes to water affects ph so you want to adjust after, not before, adding them).

Your target range for soil should be 6.6.

6.4 or 6.8 is acceptable as well but no higher or lower if possible.

u/gojoep · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Do what he said but buy a digital ph meter and test the ph of your water. Some people have naturally high ph water, some have naturally low ph. You need to test to find out then figure out what you need to adjust ph.

I would also recommend "ph up" or "ph down" for hydroponic applications. Vinegar is fine but not great for plants.

u/skepsis420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Don't waste money on a pen. Get General Hydroponics ph test kit. The liquid kind are much more accurate.

u/bilen434 · 1 pointr/aerogarden

pH Up and Down, but I rarely use the pH Down

u/xXTheCitrusReaperXx · 1 pointr/Bonsai

Also, root hormone helped my juniper cuttings tremendously.

u/Totalweirdo42 · 1 pointr/whatsthisplant

They do look hideous and weird when it’s a stem! That does say to wait a week after cutting them but that’s when you are removing them from live plant. Yours have already been off a plant for awhile. I don’t know for sure though. Maybe make a new cut and wait a few days just in case? That also says to use perlite and soil. I did not do that! I just used regular soil. At first mine were a little slow but then they took off! So don’t panic if they haven’t grown in first month or two. They are making roots during this time. Mine Still haven’t flowered but it’s only been a few months. They come in different colors so it will be interesting to see what color you got. If you have time to get rooting hormone that may help too. I’m sure they have it at Home Depot but it’s also on amazon for a few bucks. You may want to remove those leaves that have grown when you cut other end. They do cuttings totally bald so it can put all it’s energy into make roots. It will put out new leaves there when you plant it. And take them out of the water if you haven’t already.

Garden Safe TakeRoot Rooting Hormone (HG-93194)

u/Alliebyers01 · 1 pointr/succulents

This is what I use. It’s available in stores as well.

u/GoldBankker · 1 pointr/plants

I set my water out to dechlorinate at least a day if I can't get rain water or air-conditioning condensate and use Garden Safe brand Take Root rooting hormone. I put about what fits on the end of a key in enough water to cover the bottom 1-3 inches of the stems.
Here is the Amazon link.. .
Garden Safe Rooting Hormone (93194), Case Pack of 1

u/ATL_Blew_a_25pt_Lead · 1 pointr/houseplants

This website has all the info you're going to need for your jade plant.

You can start a new plant from each one of those leaves if you wanted to. To do that, I would cut off a leaf at its base, apply a root starter, and then plant it in a succulent mix soil. A little plant should pop up within two weeks. However, if you're already seeing new growth just plant that Larry into some soil like /u/dirtyhippielady said.

Jade plants are absolute tanks so I have little doubt she'll survive. Always err on the side of too little water when it comes to Jades though, they don't need much. If you're worried about drainage I would recommend a smart pot. Cheers🍻

u/DevIceMan · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

This is the only thing I've used. I'm considering adding some nutrients to the water.

u/boinkerism · 1 pointr/whatsthisplant

Tahitian Bridal Veil

Gibasis geniculata or Gibasis pellucida

Not much on Wikipedia except for the genus. Googling "Tahitian Bridal Veil" has some helpful information.

Edit: Since it's pretty sad looking, rooting hormone may help.

u/unkmi3390 · 1 pointr/Bonsai

Adding an acid or base to adjust pH via the "change the water" approach is the most common and typically the most tangible solution (huehue) to pH problems. It's also super reliable because you know exactly what's going into your plants' rootzone. The tradeoff is simply that you have to monitor the water's pH. I do this during the winter with my indoor tropicals using a common hydroponics product called "pH down".

But let me throw another thing at you since SFGate mentioned it and you don't seem scared of chemistry.

If you'd prefer to take a more hands-off approach to pH adjustment, you can try elemental sulfur for an immediate adjustment or a Soil Acidifier for an immediate change and long-term effect. Since you won't know to what the pH the water is being adjusted, there's a bit of a learning curve here. That said, a sprinkle of this on top of the soil typically does the trick for my outdoor pots.

I'd avoid Nitric acid at all costs for home use.

u/WRipper · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You are gonna have a bad time. If you are not going to use nutrients. You should flip right now to preserve what’s in the soil. Just get the fox farms trio nutrients for 28 bucks on amazon. Feed half strength through the remainder of the grow.

Fox Farm Liquid Nutrient Trio Soil Formula - Big Bloom, Grow Big, Tiger Bloom Pint Size (Pack of 3)

u/beyondbeliefpuns · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Nutrients: Fox Farm Liquid Nutrient Trio Soil Formula - Big Bloom, Grow Big, Tiger Bloom Pint Size (Pack of 3)

Soil: FoxFarm FX14053 12-Quart Ocean Forest Organic Potting Soil

I believe pH was 6.6 or 6.7

Don't know what EC means

u/Dent7777 · 1 pointr/microgrowery


 |/u/Dent7777|Shady Angel Investor|Total|Strictly Necessary Costs
possible to replace or modify|32G Wheeled Trash Can|20||
fabric bags also work|Air-Pruning Pot|13.98||
 |Mylar Blankets|6.69||
NSN|Velcro tape|16.49||
 |Plant Ties|7.99||
 |Happy Frog Soil|11.95||
 |FoxFarm Trio|33.95||
 |Fem Blue Dream Seed|23.68||
 |2 Free Fem Seeds|0| | 
 |pH control & testing kit|18.5||
not strictly necessary (NSN)|Submersible pump|7.99||
NSN|2Liter bladder|12.99||
NSN|Clear Tubing|7.99||
NSN|tubing switch|7.95||
 |Humidity & Temp Sensor|12.82||
NSN|Rechargeable AAs|13.8||
 |Inline Fan|17.95||
 |Carbon filter|33.99||
 |Ducting hose|10.99||
 |ArcMyn Vent|14.99||
 |Axial Fan|11.99||
NSN|Fan Speed controller|17.99||
 |HGL 100w|149||
NSN|Smart Power Strip|32.99||
may keep for lights, might get rid of it.|Light Timer|12.99||

u/mythrowawayacct420 · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

No nutes right now. Have the FF bottles, ready to go. Have not fed them - was advised highly against doing that until transplanted. pH 6.4 when checked yesterday.

u/bortybear · 1 pointr/gardening

Hmm, i'm not sure about the tablets, but I know there is a liquid form made for plants you can buy like this stuff.

u/Sporteli · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You need to flush 2-3x the size of your pots. Use dolomite lime as a dry amendment in your future grows for cal/mag.

General Hydroponics CALiMAGic Quart

Any cal/mag works, but some brands have added nitrogen. Which can be good or bad.

u/juanitospeppers · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

well they don't look dead yet so that's good

have you seen any bugs hopping around or under the leaves?

what soilmix are you using?

My guess would be calcium deficiency or calcium absorption issue since you aren't providing it in either of the ferts you stated. get some lime or calmag see if that helps.

if you are aware of overwatering i assume you aren't doing it. letting the soil dry out some before watering. like only once or twice a week?

u/DirtyBongTokes · 1 pointr/microgrowery

calmag is pretty universal from my understanding so shouldn't be a big deal. You'll use so very little even if you feed everyday. It should last you a few grow cycles.

here is GH cal mag pretty cheap I'm also in canada



u/SighMana · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This ones least expensive cal mag don’t gotta be used too much only if you see signs of def.

Also I’ve heard of the epsom salt method I believe it works

u/IForgotMy1stPassword · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I feel like your pinching pennies with the oysters.

I use RO water and 1 of these lasted my first grow. Through all the flushes and mess ups I did too.

u/oregonsnail · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Epsom salt because it's part of the Lucas H3ad formula. Calimagic because the plants have been showing signs of magnesium deficiency, and now calcium too, if that was the rusty spots are.

u/seekingsuccess24 · 1 pointr/hydro

I have had the same issue multiple times with my aero system and my basil plants. It is root rot for sure. Here are the steps that I did to fix and save my plants.

  1. Remove the dead roots
  2. Add this to the water.
  3. Add an Air stone to the water. Even though the roots are sitting in air adding more oxygen to the water has helped a ton!
  4. give the plants a few weeks to regrow roots and they will shoot up!

    Good luck and I hope that helps
u/jgrotts · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I forgot the other day when I replied about the H2O2 above; but I have used a product called Hydroguard. I found it on Amazon - IIRC I used this in every water change at about 1/2 teaspoon per gallon but be careful that was a while ago. My memory might not be all there! In coconut coir pots I used the same 1/2 teaspoon per gallon in my nutrient solution - that's a measurement I'm sure of.

u/live2last · 1 pointr/hydro

I use this stuff in my buckets and haven’t had an issue, I change water once a week and add 2 ml/gallon and it has worked like a charm.

Botanicare HYDROGUARD Bacillus Root Inoculant, 1-Quart

u/heomir · 1 pointr/aerogarden

You can definitely use your own seeds and there is also no need to buy their expensive kit. There are much cheaper alternatives. Look at these links. baskets
sponge substrate

u/PaisleyPeppaz · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I use Rapid Rooters and the roots pop out within a couple days of sprouting or cloning. I also use MaxiGro. What nutes are you using?

u/windkitsune · 1 pointr/microgrowery


General Hydroponics MaxiBloom for Gardening, 2.2-Pound

General Hydroponics Liquid Kool Bloom Fertilizers, 1-Quart

how long will each of these last me? what's the better bang for buck?

u/CH1NENSE · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro

Dyna-Gro Bloom

You could try Maxigro and then Maxibloom when flowers start appearing. It's a very cost effective fertiliser and supposedly works well in soil although I use it in coco coir.

If you use the maxigro and maxibloom make sure it's fully dissolved before you feed your plants. You can mix a teaspoon of it in a small bottle of hot watter and shake the bottle and then add that to a bigger container with water.

There are other fertilisers you can use too. Any 9-3-6 npk fert will be fine and you can find that at most gardening shops.

u/blorgensplor · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

None of these are super hots so please don't beat me. I came here for pretty much all my pepper growing advice so I figure I'll "give back" by posting my "crop" so far. I'll post everything including today's update in this post and reply to this for future updates unless you'd rather me go ahead and space it out.

These were started from seeds on April 1st. A mixture of normal "hots"(pablano, jalapeno, cayenne, etc) and sweet peppers. here they are on 4/19/2016 right before I thinned them out to 1 seedling per pod.

On 5/2/2016 I transplanted them to solo cups. I kept them indoors for a bit longer before hardening off but I did it rather quickly due to not being able to get them adequate light indoors.

This was taken on 6/6/2016, which was about 1-2 days before I transplanted them to their forever homes.

Here they are today (7/5/2016) which is just a few days shy of 1 month since transplant. I know the spacing/pot size isn't the best but this is my first year attempting growing more than 1 pepper and I am honestly not looking to grow a huge amount of peppers. The ones in the container are planted in a "square foot gardening" approach with each having a 1ft space. The other ones (I have 5 in total) are in 3 gallon pots. Soil mixture in an approximate "mel's mix" and I currently just switched over to maxibloom as my fertilizer. Currently still cutting off buds as I'd like them to get a bit bigger before allowing them to produce(October is first frost so hopefully still have time).

Again, I'm really new to this so I'm all ears to any suggestions, comments, and advice (outside of the spacing, I know they need more than that lol).

u/MattsPeppers · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Could try some MaxiBloom

u/lrn2grow · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Maxibloom flower is all you'll need for basic growing. 7+ grams per gallon (for the explanation on the method) and you can get it here. I just did this for a tent in a soil grow and it worked pretty well. You might have to dial the amount depending on your strain and plant size but once you find it, you won't need 5 different additives to mix.

u/xfatdannx · 1 pointr/hydro

the 3 part set up. amazon link below. I have two 5gal bucket set up. About to replant bc i did not have goo luck with the lettuce and spinach. But the herbs i have (Cilantro and Basil) are doing great. Im going to try adding mint, thyme, rosemary, and probably sage.

u/Treekid46 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3)

u/Environmental_Act · 1 pointr/GrowingMarijuana

So, are you in a pot? How big? Now would probably be a great time to transplant if its in a little pot and is still in veg. It really depends on how big you want to try to get it. Outdoors is different too cause at a certain point its just going to switch over to flower with the light change depending on your latitude.


If its a 3 gallon or bigger pot and you want like 1-3 ounces you probably dont NEED a transplant. and can just feed it some Calcium+Magnesium (CalMag) and some of the General Hydroponics nutrients


just give a half dose of whatever the recommended feeding is to start every other watering.

u/mrnosbig · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

So the system I plan to have going is similar to the one in this video:

My basement is half finished, my room is about 18ft by 15ft, and the unfinished part, separated by a door, is about 12 ft by 30ft. Both have about 8ft ceilings. I was thinking of putting it in the unfinished room so I don't get bothered by the light or sound of the pump, but I'm not sure yet. This is my first time attempting hydroponics, so I really have no clue about all the technical details. Is there something you would recommend I grow first that would be easy to manage and not mess up? Also when it comes to lights, what is the difference between the red blue ones and the white ones? And how do I know what height to have them at and when to move them?

Thanks again for the help

Edit: General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3) Here's the nutrients I got

u/lopjae · 1 pointr/microgrowery

For Nutes I was going to try General Hydroponics, idk if you've tried but some people swear by it on this sub

So if I mix grow and bloom into outdoor soil it would give enough nutes to feed the plant? Do you think if I did take this route it would be wise to monitor pH?

u/hempwickbic · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hey quick question about using coco coir. From what I'm reading using coco coir is considered hydro...but I've also seen people blending coco coir with soil. When using coco coir blended with soil do you have to use nutes like these or are you okay not using those nutes at all and just whatever nutrients are in the soil? I'm reading about NPK and it's not very clear exactly how I achieve those ratios if i'm mixing my own soil and coco coir.

u/hvera51 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I this one? How do you use it? There are 3 of them, my plant is still growing

u/Billkr · 1 pointr/hydro

The miracle grow is fine for spraying your flowers in your yard but other than that I would steer clear of Miracle Grow for hydroponics.

Your plants will require different levels of nutrients (N-P-K) through their life cycle as well as a number of micro-nutrients. I will have to agree that you want to spend about $33 and get the 3 part Flora series from General Hydroponics. Amazon Link Here

Feeding schedule from General Hydroponics Recirculating is Here

Drain to waste is Here

u/cmokemtl · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Considering a good grower gets 1g/of LED real watt, you will not meet your expectations of 10-32 ounces with 600$, I am afraid. But have no fear. I am pretty good at budgets and enjoy a challenge so let's see what kind of setup we can generate.

Light - Your biggest and most important expenditure - 250$

I am an HPS grower that is actively is looking for an LED way out of the cooling I need to provide. I have read amazing things about viparspectra. This light has a real draw of 260W so you will be able to pull a half pound if you dial your environment right.

Pots - Fabric pots are the shit - 20$ CAD

I've grown in clay pots, nursery pots, dwc, rockwool cubes and I always go back to promix. And now I use Smart/Fabric pots. They are the tits of my life, ferreal. The handles help a lot.

Dehumidifier - You said you live in a bay area so i assume its humid af - 70$ CAD


Nutes - I've used these and have been successful. then again ive used 20-20-20 and been successul - 51$ CAD

PH adjusters - 30$CAD

PH Tester - You fucking need this, hanna is a+ - 140$ CAD


We are at 561$ CAD so 425 USD

Buy cheap ass dirt or go dig some up. I've used garden dirt successfully indoors but you will have to spend extra money fighting bests. Get bagged dirt.

5 gallon bucket to run your sauce - like 5$CAD - go to a hardware store

Hooks and chain - Max 10$ at a harware store

You still havent answered my question about smell. A carbon filter and inline fan combo will run you up another 200$ CAD

so like 650$ USD.


Sorry I'm Canadian.

u/TheSexyChexican · 1 pointr/microgrowery

please get some real pH up and down from the hydrostore and pH strips, drops or a meter to get an accurate measure. you dont need to use distilled water if you dont have hard water from your taps. whats your light cycle?

General hydroponics pH up+down w/ drops

General Hydroponics 3 part

u/mghoffmann · 1 pointr/hydro

Thanks for your reply!

All of the plants have roots in the water, and some of them have new white growth, but not a ton. About 7 out of my 24. I'm still not seeing new green growth on any of them.

I'm using this nutrient mix, with about 5 cups of the recommended mixture dissolved into my ~30 gallon tank. I'm using PH Up and PH Down from Lowe's. I don't know what acids/bases they are, but they're specifically marketed for hydroponics. I've only had to adjust the PH down, from 7.9 to 6.1.

I actually bought some larger plants that are already blooming and fruiting yesterday, so I was planning on refreshing my water and remixing my solution and then transplanting the more mature plants today or tomorrow, but if the crowns can be salvaged I'd like to save them too.

u/MrsAllOrNothing · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Sorry forgot to add those.

Lights: Full Spectrum

Nutes: General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set

Grow Tent: Grow Tent 96x96x80

Also using Mother Earth Coco+Perlite

u/joshthehappy · 1 pointr/hydro

I use Perlite in two gallon buckets, and these nutrients: General Hydropnics, CalMag both ordered from Amazon.

SImple setup, check out my post here: My setup.. I have most of the details of the setup in the thread.

Water with nutrients is pumped into the buckets 4 times a day, and it all drains right back to reservoir.

I have mine set up outisde, but i've had to put a tarp over the reservoir as it's been raining a fair bit lately.

u/bobby2552 · 1 pointr/hydro

Yes! I was in the same situation, trying to come up with a small but effective system in college, and in a small apartment.

My design was based halfway off of what I'd seen from Jeb Gardener on YouTube, and the other half just what I could throw together with what I had lying around. Jeb is a little... well... interesting, but very informative.

Basically, what I did was get a 10-gallon flat stacker tote from Walmart, drill holes in it, put net pots in, clay pebbles, and rock wool cubes, and now I have a garden! It's really tough to describe all of the little intricacies with it, but this community has helped me out tremendously. By no means is my system perfect, and in fact, it's super Jerry Rigged and super jank, but it works! This whole process has been a great learning experience. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in this community, or if you want to hear more about my system, feel free to DM me! Here are some photos!

Here are the various things I bought off Amazon to get me started!

pH down (the better kind)

pH meter (not available on Amazon anymore)

rockwool cubes (1.5")

General Hydroponics nutrients

pH up & down (the down didn't last very long, but the up seems to work fine. You probably won't need up near as often as down.)

air stones (these seem to do a fine job. Not the best certainly, but they work.)

clay pebbles (not sure what quality these are, but they do their job! Be sure to rinse very thoroughly.)

net pots (these work fine. Nothing special.)

EDIT: Added links to Amazon

u/budthrownewbie · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Most use the foxfarm or general hydroponics lines.

u/dudegrows · 1 pointr/microgrowery

So if it is a Nitrogen deficiency, how would I go about solving that in soil? Is there a specific product I need to add? I have this on hand but tbh I'm not entirely sure how to use it. Or something else I should be doing to correct it?

u/Kaevek · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I'll do my best to answer your questions. The plants in the red solo cups are in soil, but once roots come out of the interior cup I start adding a small amount of nutrients. I don't actually water the plants at all. I simply add nutrients to the bottom. I do that almost everyday. Since when I check them in the morning they've downed all the nutrients I put in from the day before.

As for the nutrients I'm using a pack I got off Amazon. Here is the link for that. Not sure if my hyperlink worked so I'll just add the actual URL.

I use a half a teaspoon of the Masterblend and Powergrow, and about 1/4th a teaspoon the epsom salt per gallon of water. Both the Ghost plant and the Reaper in the middle are full on Kratky method.

The Ghost pepper plant was actually almost 2 feet tall when I purchased it. I cut it real low and removed it from the soil it was shipped in. Cleaned it off and brought it inside and transferred it to the kratky method. Sooo what do ya think? Any suggestions?

u/CloudsonClouds · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Plant in ground or much bigger fabric pot asap. The smaller the pot the faster it'll dry out. Grab a basic nutrient profile like Fox farms trio; Basically a veg and a flower. The tri is nice because of the micro nutes. I've moved on to combining Fox farms Liquids, FF granular, and organic soil amendments myself but the trio is a decent place to start.

Good luck.

u/ratiocinator2 · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

In b4:

  • Yes, I know I need to wrap or paint those mason jars. I'm lazy and unmotivated, and the plants seem to do mostly okay despite all the nasty crap in the water.
  • Yes, I know I need to exchange the water more often. See above.
  • At some point I plan to add more mylar film to the blank wall areas and around the sides of the tomato stand.
  • My nutrient mix is the standard MasterBlend mix. I aim for a pH of 6.5 to 7, but I only measure it when I make the mix. I never monitor the water once the seed is started.
  • Seeds and planted dates are on the paper labels.
  • Yes, I know that number of chives is basically nothing. I ordered some microgreens stuff (thanks guys!) to grow things like that in larger numbers.

    Been doing this for several months now. I use the same nutrient mix and other configurations for all my plants. They seem to do mostly okay.

    With this nutrient mix/pH/lighting setup I have been very successful at growing lettuce, basil, cilantro, and dill. I am now expanding to other seeds to see what can survive without needing multiple configurations. That is, I'm not gonna make two different nutrient mixes.

    Only the Aerogarden is different because it uses liquid nutrients. Since the roots in different pods tend to mix, I've learned the hard way that transplanting from a mature Aerogarden into a mason jar or bucket is not realistic. So now I basically just let it go until I'm ready to harvest everything in the Aerogarden and start a new crop. This thing is pretty sweet.
u/stuckonadyingplanet · 1 pointr/microgrowery

If you're at 14 hours on they will not go into flower. There isn't a point to doing 15 minute intervals, you're over complicating it dude. Get on Amazon, buy this. Big bloom is for veg along with grow big. Tiger bloom is swapped with grow big once you start to flower. Use the nutrients at half strength. Veg them at 18 on 6 off until you see happy new growth and your plants are healthy. Do not flower a sick plant.

Edit: Didn't see that you were using the flora series.

u/DylanMcDermott · 1 pointr/Aquariums

If you're looking for an all-in-one you could try thrive ( is the option for low tech tanks). It was recommended to me but I can't give a strong endorsement as I've just started using it.

All-in-ones are convenient for very small tanks because measuring small amounts is a pain, and doing water changes to prevent imbalanced fertilizers from creeping up is easy. It gets pretty expensive for bigger tanks tho, and the convenience factor is less there, so a lot of people use dry fertilizers. You can get dry Potassium Nitrate and Monopotassium Phosphate from this site on the /r/plantedtank subreddit sidebar: to cover your macros then use a mix like "seachem's Flourish" for your micros.

If you're using very soft/ro/di water you should also get a remineralizer like seachem's "Equilibrium" product.

u/izlib · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

the heavy pellets do once they break surface tension, but the flakes disperse nicely. I have to feed the betta in the very corner of the tank behind the outflow tube or else he can’t catch his food.

My little bristle baby is definitely growing up. If he gets too big I would be happy to make that the catalyst to upgrading my tank.

I use this for fertilizer, although I admit I’m probably not using it properly.

Thrive Aquarium Plant Fertilizer - All in One Planted Tank Liquid Fertilizers - Micro & Macro Nutrient Rich Food for Aquatic Plants - Highly Concentrated for 2500 Gallons of Water - Handy Pump Bottle

u/diabetic_debate · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Second the GLA ferts. I use their dry ferts and mix my own liquids. Also look at NILOCG thrive as well.

u/Kemancha · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

NilocG Aquatics has an all-in-one liquid fertilizer (available on Amazon as well as their website). I know that as a beginner, this has made my life easier because I can focus on other aspects of the planted tank. Someday I'll switch to dry ferts!

u/Dinker31 · 1 pointr/PlantedTank
u/intencea · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Gro Pro 725675 NX Level Pot Elevator, 13"

It's what i use. Highly recommend vs those racks.

u/Prophet_of_Entropy · 1 pointr/microgrowery

if your fabric pot is on one of these they kinda are...

u/Mitten_Punch · 1 pointr/microgrowery

6' doesn't give you a lot to work with. But putting plants on risers (nurseries/garden supply should sell for a few dollars), and using a flood tray (again, cheaper locally) at the bottom, will keep the plants up and out of any runoff. Then you can vacuum out the excess.

u/FairlyUnbalanced · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Gro Pro 725675 NX Level Pot Elevator, 13"

Generic Pots 724928 Premium Plastic Saucer, Black 20"

u/sterling708 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

These work wonders. Locally
You should be able to find something similar either plastic or metal at like a Canadian tire or Home Depot or local garden nurseries.

u/myfishisbad · 0 pointsr/microgrowery

Just get this. I had shit luck trying to get the GH nutes to not burn the shit out of my outdoor plants. After using the GO box last year, I wouldn't use anything else with outdoor soil.

If you insist on the GH, usually once per week (using the GH feeding schedule from a Google search) and at about quarter strength.

u/iheardemsay · 0 pointsr/microgrowery

Add a c02 bag. It’s good for the plants and helps them tolerate higher heats. ExHale - Homegrown CO2 for your indoor plants

u/xXEpochXx · -1 pointsr/microgrowery

She sick, not sure what she needs.
Also, I don't have $ to buy shit to fix it so she probably going to die :'(
She was doing well up to the last two watering, the first one I saw a little discoloration and then I didn't gave her any nutrients and molasses and just PH'd water at 6.5 but she became worst... the discoloration worsened ..

If I buy those two or three products will she survive ?
Cal-mag but from another brand and some blooming nutrient ?

If anyone feels generous :

  • Strain : Northern Light
  • Vegetation State : 80
  • Flowering State : 14 Days
  • Earth : Pro-Mix ORGANIC VEGETABLE & HERB MIX Mycoactive Compost + Cow Manure
  • Light : Mars Hydro 300W LED Grow Light (135W±10% True Watt)
  • Tent : Mars Hydro 27"x27"x63" Grow Tent
  • Pot : 4 1/2 Gal with a over watering reservoir build in the bottom
  • Nutrient : Miracle Grow + Molasses
  • Timing : 18/6 Veg now in 12/12 Flowering
  • Temp & Humidity : 30° to 34° & 15% to 20%
  • Technique used : Lollipopping, LST, Topped, SCROG
u/Amphee3k · -2 pointsr/microgrowery

General Hydroponics Trio takes all the guessing game away from what to use and when.