I'm betting the sodium caused the slow growth too.
"Recommended application: Foliar and spray applications, mix 1/2 tsp per gallon of water. Apply with even coverage directly to plant leaves. For soil drench applications, mix 1-2 Tbsp per gallon water."
I have the same Ca EDTA from the same shop. Save it for foliar. It can correct a Ca deficiency quickly.
If you don't want more N, and want Ca, then you can use CaSO4. I have no idea what are in the magic grow dots you are running, so I don't know what to suggest. But if you want Ca without N, try CaSO4.
Why are you growing autos instead of phtoperiod,just curious the reasoning as Ive never grown one,or even had the urge.Been growing steady since 1977.For some reason, I started this on Troll It Up but meant to do so here.
This grow started off with a rocky start. I'm total to blame. After non-stop grows from last fall, when I began doing this, I just took my eye off the ball with these seedlings.
As of today, I am on Day 22 with my Super Skunk and Day 17 with my Mephisto Double Grape, and it is not pretty. But, there have to be some beginner lessons learned here somewhere. So, let's catch up.
This journal follows my inputs for this year's Real Growers Challenge 2022.
Prizes are nice, but I do these Grow Journals/Diaries/Logs to keep my photography itch well scratched.
So, the question is, "can you really just throw some slow release 'dots' into a container and give water ... and an occasional bit of Recharge with a few biostimulants ... and still grow the dank?
Let's start with a confession, I am in my first year as a grower and I have yet to get a plant over 20 inches. I used LST early on so there may have been slightly taller, but they all looked like Bonzai trees. So, if this grow follows suit, let's not blame the nutrient delivery. I'll own it and keep practicing.
Here's the setup for this year.
(1) Super Skunk Auto (Seedstockers)
(2) Double Grape Auto (Mephisto)
Container: Fabric pots in the AutoPot system (bottom watering)
(1) AirBase (a new product from them that replaces the need for pebbles, etc.)
(2) AirDomes to bring O2 to the Root Zone
(1) Cana Coco (60%),
(2) 20% Perlite
(3) 20% Vermiculite
(1) R/O Water in 12 gallon reservoir (AutoPot standard)
(1) Grow Dots (required) - Mixed evenly throughout the coco mix before planting
Supplements Throughout Grow:
(2) Recharge (required) - Used to moisten coco initially - will supplement once a week
(3) Front Row Si (mono-silicic acid) - mixed directly into RO Reservoir
(4) Mr. Fulvic - mixed directly into RO Reservoir
(5) 5:2 ratio of Fulvic & Seaweed (foliar until flowers develop)
(6) Ca/Mg for the Coco (foliar early - add to valve area later)
(7) MicroGenics 0.75% (foliar early until roots settle in and begin using Grow Dot's Nutrients)
(8) SLF-100 Enzymes - mixed directly into the reservoir
Supplements at Beginning of Grow (solo cup phase):
(1) Prime Superior - Proprietary Friendly Bacteria (during germination and solo cup phase)
(2) Rhizotonic - Rooting Hormones (during germination and solo cup phase)
The timing of these plants is separated by almost a week. I started out with a Black Domina XL Auto from Oaseeds, but it dampened off, and I then replaced it with the Super Skunk Auto from Seedstockers.
Then, a day or so later, I decided to add in a Mephisto Double Grape. As of 07/14/22, I put a DG into a solo cup with a 1/2" long taproot.
For convenience, I will split the difference and come up with a germination day that averages them all together.
Today I am calling Day 11 for both strains (11 is real for SS and Day 6 for Double Grape). In time, the 5-day gap will be a non-sequitur.
I'll catch up below with my pictures taken so far. And after that, I'll post like a normal Journal.
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|12 gal Rez: 6.16; 6.24; 6.23; 6.20; 6.20 (Average: 6.21)|
|AquaValve Compartment (AVC): 5.56; 5.73; 5.56; 6.00; 5.19 (Average: 5.61)|