Questions EC Diagnosis
Looking for more advice haha. Another question regarding EC. The last two evenings my levels have been good with EC at 1.4 and PH hovering around 6.02. Checking in the mornings I'm finding the girls have drunk shit loads and the EC has risen to 1.5. Also slight PH rise but within range.
Is my theory correct? I haven't trimmed these girls at all and we are towards the end of the first week in flower. The girls are incredibly bushy. Could it be that the amount of foliage is causing my girls to intake slightly more water than nutrients? Is this a thing? I don't really want to trim during the stretch but also want to avoid any lockout. Any advice would be amazing!
Your values look good and the action you took was spot on. I really can’t emphasize this enough, you should wait to do ANY trimming till you see actual white Pom Pom buds on the plant. If you start pruning to clean up that undergrowth and fan leaves it will shock the plant to do emergency growth to replace what it’s lost. The plant can sometimes literally double or triple size like this and it isn’t pretty or easy to deal with. Once the buds are forming the plant switches gears and stops stretching tall, setting a preference for flowers. Best to wait till 21 days after flip to 12/12 before lollipop and trimming her up. Till then just continue your daily adjustments and keep those values in range
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Don’t assume your girls are up-taking the nutes evenly, providing the pH is in the optimal range for nute uptake, the girls will only take what they need, between nute changes, this can cause EC to rise (water is being consumed, and the nutes not being consumed raise the EC in the water.
how are your girls looking, if they are not showing you issues in the leaves and stems, and your EC and pH swings are minimal, and they are drinking, all is well.
and I agree with @monkeydo , don’t trim until 21 days is up.
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@sevans1965, @monkeydo thank you guys! And sorry to bombard you with questions. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and want to get it right. So, just to make sure I'm on the same page, I shouldn't stress too much about a 0.1 rise in EC as long as the girls are drinking. Just top up and bring the EC back down to 1.2. Then go again. I was hoping this would be the case. Thank you!
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