I have been thinking about my choice of going with Fox farms trio ( big bloom , grow big , tiger blooms ) i am 2nd guessing now and really now happy with the results although i have not made it to the flowering stage but k was thinking i would be further along by now …could i switch my nutes this far into the growing process ??? Could i go to jacks 321 ??? Or can i do something else beside fox farm ??? I have used calmag on them and it did help …Any suggestions?? Im at work right now i will post some updated pics 6pm central time
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Yes. I switched from the Trio to Jack’s in the middle of a grow last year. No problems at all.
@MidwestGuy what strains were in the grow last year
I think it was a blue mystic. Are you concerned that different strains might react differently? Don’t be if so. There are some minor difference in strains like coloration or mold resistance, but the only big difference between strains is cannabinoid content and terpine profiles.
No …no worries about that just curious
There should be zero issues going from FF to Jack’s. I would like to see runoff TDS and PH and what soil is in use. You may also want to add a crap-ton of more holes in your buckets up the sides to improve O to the root zone.
Yea you can switch no problems hell I use Fox farms an ilgm nutrients in same grow plants love it… jus make the switch when u r ready
I made the same switch 3 grows ago, no issues and no regrets. Love the jacks, best buds I’ve grown. Also went from FFOF to Roots Organic original soil. A great combo from my results.
@Myfriendis410 i wondered about the soil level myself i will do that when i get off of work, and i will post more pictures of the ladies then as well these pictures were taken about 10 days ago. The soil is nothing special actually it is miracle grow potting soil mixed with some local dirt so it is a mix of home made …it did well with the tomatoes so i thought i would give it a try with this
Hi there. I switched from FF to Jack’s 321 and now am doing a trial with Gold Leaf Fertilizer.
I haven’t killed anything yet. This is week 4 with GLF.
@beachglass those r gorgeous ladies u have there !!! I have an outside grow , 1st timer too i gues thats the reason for all the dumb noob questions thanks for the info …much appreciated
This is the best place to hang out and learn a lot about this addictive hobby. There are a ton of great growers here.
@beachglass addictive is an understatement im already planning my next grow and planned my 1st indoor grow as well . I guess its the fruits of the labor that makes it worthwhile…im hooked
This may cause problems as M.G. runs really low PH. Your homemade mix added may have brought it up some but you might need to top dress the medium with dolomitic lime to buffer at a higher PH that plants can tolerate better.
@Myfriendis410 can you explain …do i mix this dolomitic lime to the soil that is already there or mix it with the soil that i will add adding to fill the top of the buckets? I was going to purchase some already mixed soil but u dont know what to get
If at all possible stay away from M.G. It has harsh fertilizers in it that you can not flush away and they will nuke your plants. There is no PH buffering to it so often you see PH numbers in the low 3’s which is way too acidic for weed.
Dolomitic lime can be mixed in to the soil or top-dressed and watered in. It should raise PH and hold it in a better range so cannabis can access nutrients. First you need to pull 1/4 cup of soil and add to a cup of distilled water, let stand for 30 minutes then measure the PH. If it’s low, 1/2 cup of lime should bring it up a point or two.
Ideally you want to use a medium designed for cannabis: FF, Scott’s Black Magic, Roots Organics etc are all designed for that purpose.
@Myfriendis410 thanks for the in depth information im gonna get a ph meter along with the jacks 321 …
Great Info here !! Jacks also makes a Bloom Boost that is for first 2 weeks of flower, then back to regular schedule thru harvest. I really dig the Jacks. Simple. Good luck !
You can do the dolomite either way scratch into surface of soil or u can mix it in before planting … An you can switch nutes In mid grow it’s ok I use 2 different nutes at same time