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Plants have Just popped.

Growing in coco with 70/30 Perlite. 

Fabric 16l pots. 

Thinking of feeding them about 3l a day but unsure at this stage as someone said they just need misting early on?

Started a grow diary for anyone interested what I'm growing. 

Started Wednesday it's now the Wednesday following and have wee babies atm so in very early veg just little stalks with little green "leaves" developing

Do I continue with Vitalink plantstart which is low nutes or go onto Canna nutrients and use their online schedule for the feeding? 

Was going to use their light feeding setting and mix up 18-20l so I can have that run for maybe 2-3 days

Also my lights are at about 7000 lux ish?Maybe a touch more,when do I change that going forward? 

All help would be appreciated.

Sorry for hogging that chat guys being an OCD stresser! 

Thanks! 

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@silentbutdeadly224 hey mate, congrats on getting a grow going. Being your in coco I'm assuming you have an ec pen and a ph pen, these will be your best friends from here on out. 

I usually start with a very low dose of nutrients from the moment they pop out of the ground being that coco has 0 nutrients. If using rain water you should get almost 0ec with nothing added. I will add calmag, part 1 and part 2 (or a+b being your using canna) at 5ml each into 10L of water, this should get you around 0.2-0.25ec, assuming your starting water has a near 0ec. This ensures you have enough nutrient for their early life stage and enough calmag to offset the loss via the coco leeching it to fill the exchange sites. 

You then want to use roughly a tablespoon at the stem of the plant then move out an inch from the seedling and wet down the rest of the coco until you get about 10% runoff. At this stage you will find depending on pot size and the environment you have that may be as little as 1L or as much as 2-3L, at this stage you will only need to do this once per day. As your plants grow they will want increased feed amounts and frequency therefore you will increase both the ec and the amount of liquid being given, you will also increase your runoff requirement but for now 10% of the input is plenty. 

All going well you should see growth slowly pick up and start rapidly increasing around week 3. 

Always add calmag when growing in coco, being coco leeches nutrient to fill the cation exchange sites you want to ensure you are supplementing enough for both the plant and the coco, the amount will increase along with the other nutrients and you may require more or less depending on the plant itself and your lights intensity. 

With your light intensity you want to be shooting for 200-400ppfd at this young age somewhere around 250-300ppfd is perfect. You can achieve this a few ways the easiest of which is by using a dimmer, but you can also raise your lights until the tops of the seedlings are receiving the ideal range. 

Personally I like to keep my ph at 5.8ph early on in veg and then raise later as stretch begins and flower starts. But a happy medium of 6.0ph Is great to keep the ship running smoothly as most nutrients are available for uptake at that ph range. 

If you have any questions feel free to ask or you can check out my diaries in the completed diaries section of the forum, Iirc I outline all of this in detail on my "4 strain multi" diary and I am usually pretty explanatory in all my other diaries but I cover everything from buffering up to harvest so if your interested have a look. All the diaries I have on the forum currently are autoflower diaries but most of the info can relate to both photo and auto with a few tweaks. 

Most of all have fun and good luck and don't be afraid to reach out if you get stuck or just have a question Smile happy growing!! 

 

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@bubblehok Tons of info there mate. You're an absolute legend! 

Thank you! 

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Hi, there Smg here, 

So with coco, you water until run off. With small small you will. Only need small ec increase until you each around 1000 ec and keep. A steady ph 6.0 average 

Lights use the dimmer especially in the current living crisis. 

Just use canna coco a&b. However depending if you are in a hard or soft water area you may

Calmag.

Keep. It simple for your new grow. 

 

Kind regards 

 

Smg

 

 

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@smg_grows I got the full nutrient canna kit but I do everything a touch under and in light feed. So far so good! About to add photos to my grow diary uf curious!

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You growing a auto 

just wondering coz the pot size.

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@mix photoperiods mate, blue dream.

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It’s obviously upto you however with photos, regs you want to start in a small pots & work your way up.

a rough guide would be when you see roots coming out wait a few days then pot up.

maybe next time:) 

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@mix Yeah hahah already 3 weeks in at this point. 

I'll get Coco with nutrients plant starters next time. 

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Cool not long till flower Smile

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@mix 🤞🏻 I'm excited af bro. Also completely terrified!

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