There are a few different lines appropriate for cannabis. FF is a good product; I’ve grown some fine weed in it.
Roots Organics is a good name and so is Promix. Be careful as some of their products are not designed for our use so avoid them. Anything that says “moisture control” or “needs no fertilizer for 3 months” is to be avoided. PH is important with cannabis and they are a hungry plant; just in the right place and time.
Good you ask these questions now. If I were to advise you I’d suggest starting in HF or a nutrient-free starter (I use Promix HP but I’m soilless so have a bunch handy). Seedlings carry onboard nutrients enough to see them through the first three weeks or so.
Whatever soil you choose, you have to just respect the fact that when the roots hit the side of the pot, a week or so later there will be no food left for your plant. So at that time you must decide to either pot up into fresh soil or begin a feeding program.
Do not! Feed for at least 4 or 5 weeks in FF or other built up commercial premixed soils. Its tempting, but generally a recipe for disaster. You should, get @BobbyDigital or @Myfriendis410 to mentor you for a grow or maybe 2 grows? Use the same soil and food, they can walk you through the entire process from seed to bud. Have fun! And enjoy the process ! Its pretty addictive hobby!
Oh, incase you didnt know, you simply put an @ in front of the persons name you wish to summon with no gap. Such as @Fiefie and there you go!
I was reading about the roots organics original you suggested, it says it is a coco fiber-based soil. Is there anything, regarding nutrients, I should prepare myself for? For my first grow I used a miracle grow performance organics all purpose Container mix.
My nutrients are:
Botany care cal-mag
Fox farms boomerang, open sesame, cha ching, beastie bloomz, tiger bloom, big grow, big bloom.
General hydroponics pH up & down
Fox farms sledgehammer for flush
Yes… An opulent 4x4 tent with an inkbird humidity controller hooked up to a 4" vivosun exhaust with carbon filter. And a vivosun heat controller hooked up to a rigged intake with a small heater. I have a humidifier also hooked to the inkbird but have it off as the humidity is steady at 55rh plus i don’t know if it bad to have one in there when drying.
Inkbird rh is set at 55rh with a ± of 2.5
Vs heat controller set at 62f but room is at 69f due to the high temps lately… Usually at 62-65f
For curing i have quart wide mouth ball mason jars. Small digital hygrometers and boveda packs 62% ready to go.
Also have a 5 gallon tub, 4 gallons distilled water and hydrogen peroxide ready for a bud wash after the chop. Plan on rinsing in my shower & doing a 2 hour fan dry before hanging in the tent after the wash.
Thank you to everyone that provided feedback to this. I know this is an old feed but I am a newbie and this has been very helpful.
I am on my 2nd grow and have been using HF. I noticed burnt tips even at 1/4 to 1/2 strength of nutrients on both grows. First grow was typical newbie General Hydroponics, this grow I used the ILGM line up and still had burnt tips in early veg ( however much better results vs GH line up) . Next grow i will use Rooted Leaf Carbon based line up alongside some plants with ILGM line up to compare. I am sure that alot of my issues were related to my lack of knowledge vs products. However, I do at least test every batch for PH, TDS/EC as I should. With that thought does anyone know which TDS scale I should use for the ILGM nutrients- 500 or 700?
I use it from seedling through flower, with two pot transplants, with no additional nutes, (i use FF) until about 3 weeks after my last transplant. Other than using Recharge in between feedings. My feedings are to 10-20% runoff… Recharge about 3/4 cup. All pHed to 6.5. I veg about 8 weeks and generally don’t have to feed, other than pHed recharge, i just pH the RO water. Also no issues with burned leaves.
Since I followed his advice and watered properly… I have never needed to change. I have absolutely no gnat issues or any bug infestations at all.