After around 6 months of herming issues and ending up with seeds in my entire flower room :( I have finally found the culprit.... My home made tea was obviously tooooooooo strong.
salts in your tea? how much would you say for a 5 gal mix?I have been concerned about this- top grade teas very often have high concentrations of PGRs, or plant growth regulators. These mess with a plant's metabolism just like hormones mess with ours.
I'm getting top quality results with Jacks and my favorite 'secret' recipe; Epsom salts... seriously. I add compost tea to this winning formula sparingly.
salts in your tea? how much would you say for a 5 gal mix?
I am no expert here, please ask Seamaiden, Capulator or any of many others for their recommendations. I put 10 grams of calcium nitrate in my 5 gallon tea bucket. I also put processed alfalfa in the tea for its triacontanol. I never use it in high concentrations, never more than 1:10.
Thanks , it's all a learning experienceI'm not explaining this well at all. The reason for the calcium nitrate is to give the triacontanol in the alfalfa something to chemically attach to when I cook it out of the plant. So, I chop up alfalfa, put it in water and carefully heat it to about 140. I add the calcium nitrate now. I let this sit at 140 for a few hours, stirring occasionally, then strain off the solids and let it cool.
The calcium and the triacontanol have bound and remain in the liquid in a plant available form. I fill the bucket with water and ACT ingredients and brew as usual. It's very concentrated, and so I use it sparingly. You can literally grab alfalfa from where it grows wild or use alfalfa feed pellets from the pet store. This is a PGR everyone can access on the cheap and it is THE SHIT for accelerating rooted starts of just about anything, enhancing growth, or kicking off flowering. I don't suggest using it after the first few weeks of bloom.[/quote ]thanks ttystikk
good answer:cigar:"Stay outta trouble"?
ya prob my problem will see if i feel adventurous again.I too use the alfy tea, but at about a 1/2 c to a gallon. The roses love it too about once a month
yep punk like 6 months too late ... thanks anywayGo easy on the alfalfa. it has pgrs ( i m a little late, ty said already)