Adding additional nutrients to Happy Frog soil.

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JaymzD91

JaymzD91

Can you add other nutrients to Happy Frog soil? Going to be repotting my girl into a bigger pot and was wondering if you can add other nutrients to Happy Frog soil, ya know?

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NewbieTed

NewbieTed

I'm growing in Happy Frog right now. The guy at the hydroponics store said that with fresh soil, I won't need to add any nutes until they went into flower. So, except for liquid kelp foliar spray, I gave no nutes at all untill the second week of flower. And I'm still using ⅓-¼ the recommended dosages of nutes. The girls are happy enough, 48 days into flower, just starting to see occasional minor leaf discoloration.

Ignore babbling above, just that I didn't start adding minimal nutes to the soil until into flower (except kelp foliar). So far, all is well.
Ted
 
LexLuthor

LexLuthor

Yes you can, but it might not be necessary unless the plants need it. How old and big are they? got pics?
 
euphoria526

euphoria526

Yes. Yea you can.
I used Roots Organic Terp Tea Grow/Bloom/microbe boost in happy frog. Sold for seedlings as it isn’t as heavily amended as ocean forest
 
JaymzD91

JaymzD91

Dont know the strain, she started out as a baggie seed. Bought some Happy Frog, I mixed in blood meal and bonemeal as a base. First time growing, and I am just happy I've gotten her this far.
 
Panhead59

Panhead59

What's in the soil and I mixed in some blood meal and bone meal. That's about it.
I am a new grower but i am using ff happy frog soil. One seedling, outta 3, had a little burn on 1st round leaf. Nothing added. It recovered just fine. I didn't add anything till 1-2 weeks into flower, just like Newbie Ted. Soil seems to have enough nutes or whatever, In it for quite some time. A more experienced grower suggested to just look for yellowing of lower leaves before adding anything. Seems like good advice. Then I went 1/3 to 1/2 of recommended dose. Just like watering, less is better. Or more accurately, go light till you get the hang of it- reading the plant for it's needs. So yeah, x2 on above replies.
 
lvstealth

lvstealth

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what was your logic in adding what you added and in those amounts? what aspect did you improve?
 
Edinburgh

Edinburgh

I grow autoflowers in ocean forest but could only get happy frog a hotter mix, at 3 weeks i start feeding botanacare pro grow lightly this time bc of happy frog i cut my nute dose to 1ml per US gal, this auto got it's first feed 2 days ago. Pic at day 23.
 
euphoria526

euphoria526

I grow autoflowers in ocean forest but could only get happy frog a hotter mix, at 3 weeks i start feeding botanacare pro grow lightly this time bc of happy frog i cut my nute dose to 1ml per US gal, this auto got it's first feed 2 days ago. Pic at day 23.
That’s weird, Ocean Forest is a hotter and heavier amended blend then Happy Frog. HF is great for starting seedlings to first feed after the first initial 3 weeks or so. But I am also not growing autos
 
JaymzD91

JaymzD91

what was your logic in adding what you added and in those amounts? what aspect did you improve?

I grow autoflowers in ocean forest but could only get happy frog a hotter mix, at 3 weeks i start feeding botanacare pro grow lightly this time bc of happy frog i cut my nute dose to 1ml per US gal, this auto got it's first feed 2 days ago. Pic at day 23.
By looking at mine could it be an autoflower?
 
mancorn

mancorn

Since this is in the Basic Grow thread, I’ll add that the “wait until it goes into flower” isn’t a very good matrix to judge when to fertilize. I presume Jaymz is growing indoors (from his pictures), so he may get to flower in 4-5 weeks. But if you’re growing outdoors it may be months before your plants go into flower and no way that Happy Frog is going to get you there. HF is wood (aged forest product), peat moss, perlite, and a little bit of fertilizer (.3-.3.-.05 primarily from worm castings & bat guano). It’s no super soil, not does it contain time released fertilizer, It’s just dirt. (And if you have to pay more then $15 for a bag, your getting hosed and will do just a well with something cheaper. Half the time I think the hydro stores are telling everyone how great it is just so they can justify charging crazy ass prices for dirt.)
 
ComfortablyNumb

ComfortablyNumb

Most commercial soils have enough food to keep your plants happy for a month or so. Sometimes less, sometimes more.
Fox Farms Happy Frog is not a hot soil. You will likely want to start feeding sooner. I use Ocean Forest instead, and it is a hot soil.

You can not just say, I'll feed at flower, the plant needs to eat just like we do. Unless you start with a hot soil, you need to supplement your waterings.
Your other option is to use an organic soil. Those you dry feed maybe 4 times thru the entire grow.
 
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