Coast Of Maine Supplemental Feeding Schedule With Stonington Blend Plant Food For Autoflower

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Skram0

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So I just picked me up some CoM Stonington Blend for my autoflower grow. I also purchased a bag of their Stonington Blend Plant Food additional nutrient, a bag of Bone Meal and a bag of worm castings. I downloaded their feeding schedule "Canna-feeding-schedule-nutrient-chart-2020-8.5x11.pdf" but can't really map that into my autoflower grow time frame because they use time frames of 4-8 week veg periods. I assume their schedule is for photo period plants.

I'm using 3 gallon pots, so their info states I'll run out of provided nutrients in the soil in less than 30 days.

Has anyone done calculations on that schedule to remap to an autoflower?
My autoflower grows are usually about 90 days, and the seeds state veg period is about 4 weeks, so a little over 8 weeks flower time.
 
Schwer

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I find it interesting that your chart differs from the one I'm currently seeing on the back of the bag. 🤔
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Skram0

Skram0

I find it interesting that your chart differs from the one I'm currently seeing on the back of the bag. 🤔
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Ya, interesting. That info states Stonington Plant Food is only for "Extended Vegetation Cycle". But of course autoflowers don't have an extended veg cycle, mine are shooting out white hairs already at 27 days. I've already purchased some of that stuff, but not sure how and even if I need to use it now with autoflowers. I've got the bone meal, worm castings and ston plant food. But your charts states I only need bone meal once after 30 days. Plus, is that 30 days from the start of the transplant from solo cup, or just when it's 30 days old. I guess + or - 14 days ain't gonna hurt. I did grow in Ston Mix while in the solo cup.

So far so good either way at the 27 day mark. The first time I've used the Ston Mix and my plants are the greenest they've ever been. I stopped trying to PH down my water. I run it through a dechlorinator on the hose outside and that's it. It's usually around 7.8 PH. Every single grow before this I've had some form of lockout/deficiancy while using FFOF, but most likely due to water/soil PH.

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Skram0

Skram0

Well I did a scheduled input of bone meal at the recommended quantity. All four plants reacted badly and shitly to the addition. Some leaves didn't grow wide, a lot of brown tips, and a strange bright green streak in one leaf of a plant that eventually turned brown and dry. Nothing was the same since on all four. All I can think is the recommended dose was way too high.

Hindsight knowledge, don't add shit unless the plant tells me to.

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ComfortablyNumb

ComfortablyNumb

I do recommend adding Recharge to the soil up front. It helps complete the soil and it won't run out in 3 weeks.
You are pushing an auto thru in 90. It needs all the help it can get.
We're on our third grow with the same soil.
 
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