Most fresh bags of loose soil are pretty moist (with the exception of compact bales) so going beyond the original moisture content is ok and the plant weight is negligible for the first month, at least my first monthOk so you want it to go past the original dry weight before watering again? I figured you would wait till it gets close to the original dry weight...
The moisture probe has a scale, when the soils dry the needle points to a low number, when its wet the needle goes higher.I think the scale thing is too much extra work. I am trying to figure out a good watering pattern myself but I think it all comes down to just feeling out the pots since conditions vary so much. Putting a scale under each one and recording all the weights just seems like overkill to me. As you probably know, I just transplanted my ladies in 3.8gal pots yesterday and started their Veg, my plants have responded amazingly to the FFOF soil. They are all perky as fuck. I gave them a full watering tonight where each pot had runoff (probably a little too much actually), I am having trouble finding a good watering can that doesnt make a mess in my tent. So far I am 0/2. who woulda thought something as simple as a good watering can would be so difficult to find. I am going to try using this 2gal sprayer thing again. I think that may do the job.
For this stage, my light, my size pots, my size plants, and the FFOF soil... I am reckoning to have to water every 36-48 hours. In an ideal world, I would water every other night. That is what I am going to shoot for as long as my plants dont complain or seem too dry.
Is that moisture meter for the soil accurate at all?
More accurate than your second knuckle. The 3-way works ok for moisture at depth, light meter works but the pH scale is useless imo.Yeah, I get the general concept of how a moisture meter works. I am just wondering if they are actually accurate and reliable or a waste of 20$
Yeah, I get the general concept of how a moisture meter works. I am just wondering if they are actually accurate and reliable or a waste of 20$
Sketchy for a new grower, too much stress in veg and as they get bigger the leaves that droop don't recover turn yellow and die. I get what you're saying it's a goods sign they need water but I'd rather not see them hang too much.I wait till the plants start drooping a little, the lower leaves will drop first, I try to get it then, within 6-8 hours from there it will hit full droopy and takes time for it to recover.