I know its easter but help please if able

im also seeing in organic grows you shouldnt have runoff? is this true?

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I usually water till the pot gets heavy, not always to runoff. Enough that within a couple days I can stick my finger in the soil about an inch and feels dry not muddy. Then it’s time to water again. Again take this all with a grain of salt cuz I have been doing coco for a few years now.

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Watering to runoff can be a good way to calibrate feeding though

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ok yea my topsoil does get dry in first two maybe third day at the latest but 1st grow and my main priority is noooo root rot so ive really heard and been stressed to let the soil dry out. first top inch or two being dry doesnt mean the bottom four inches is dry so ive really been looking at and feeling the pots bottom center drain holes along with the weight of the pot and appearance of the plant. ive seen ppl say theyve went two weeks with no water i soil but that scares me as well as that seems wild! but been stretching waterings as long as possible forsure but i know coco drys ways quicker than soil. but yea still trying to dial it all in and learn with some experience but not so smart ppl will repeat their mistakes smarter ppl will learn from their mistakes and the smartest will learn from others mistakes so im trying to learn as much as i can from others and the learn from mine as well. thanks for the replies my guy

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oh yea duh how would i know its time to feed before deficiencys show up… great point!

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There is no such thing as a stupid question my man. Ill answer any question i can to my knowledge or ill find someone who does. I dont mind repeating a simple question as long as youre takikg the knowledge and using it

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Just to clarify, that was how I used to water my soil plants. My coco would get watered as much as 6 times a day.

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@tryingtotry plants look awesome.

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oh ok gotcha thought you meant in coco thanks for clarification. so did you have a schedule like every three four five days? i was under impression to not have a water schedule until flower? whats max youd go with no water but no signs of plant needing water?

appreciate that, im trying!

I wouldn’t go more than 2-3 days without watering. Your plants need a wet dry cycle to pull oxygen into the soil. I live in the desert so didn’t get away with going more than a day so.

@Gl1tch makes a valid point: humidity, stage of growth, media, and pot size all make telling you how often to water difficult. My grow is in my basement, where humidity has ranged from 37% to 56% in the past month. I check my girls every morning when I rise from bed. If the soil is dry on the surface, I make a decision re: to water or not. If it is dry conditions, I will likely water. If the plant is young, I will water. If it is humid or the plant has a well developed root system, I will test the soil by lifting the pot, or sticking my finger a knuckle down in the soil and water if necessary.
Basically, watch the plant. If leaves are straight out, she’s happy. Droopy, she’s sad. Cannabis is called weed for a reason. a couple weeks ago my cloner went on the fritz and the rootless clones were literally laying flat and totally wilted. Fixed the cloner and 24 hours later they were standing proud.

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