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Ameth

CANNA COCO USAGE, I have questions

Hello there, For the first time Im growing in coco soil, and Im using canna range. Now I am gonna be soon in week three of 12/12 period and I want to find out from experienced canna users how are they using it.

What I gathered from schedule and my own experience with NFT, that I need to use all their products once a week and then just top it up everyday with PHed water and AB as its the base nutrient solution.

Can someone give me any tips how are you using Canna coco range, maybe im doing something totally wrong? And Im also using canna boost from day one of 12/12, increasing it until I will reach max usage in about week 4 of 12/12 according to their Medium feed shchedule, and using it only once a week as everything else in their range.

Tips are very appreciated. :)

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Really with coco you need to feed when watered and maybe flush once a week if you heavy feeding. . I don't use canna nutes but most people use bit less than recommended from what I see . You don't say if hand watered or using a res .you mentioned nft .

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Do you have an EC pen buddy? 

The stage your at no matter how much water you are mixing I'd take your EC to 1.0 pH 6.0

Best advice I can give is don't go with what the bottle says chances are you'll overfeed. 

I try to water every day but I can only store enough for 4 days feed, so I water every day for 4 days then they have a day without while my water warms up.

I personally use Canna AnB Canna pk 13/14 and advance nutrients budcandy in flower. 

 

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i use canna, only a+b, nothing else apart from a spray of seaweed extract now and again.

 

i have never used a ph pen, dont know how hard my water is, i just grow weeds, i'm a week into flower now, 4 plants in a 120 tent using autopots, i am up to feeding 5 ml per litre of a+b, will feed them this for the next 3 weeks, then reduce it to 4 ml for a week, them 3 ml, then onto 2 weeks flush, that will bring me up to 8 weeks, i then just keep them on water till harvest.

 

 

am old skool and just keep it simple and it seems to work.

 

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On 14/01/2020 at 10:01 PM, brainwashedsheeple said:

i use canna, only a+b, nothing else apart from a spray of seaweed extract now and again.

 

i have never used a ph pen, dont know how hard my water is, i just grow weeds, i'm a week into flower now, 4 plants in a 120 tent using autopots, i am up to feeding 5 ml per litre of a+b, will feed them this for the next 3 weeks, then reduce it to 4 ml for a week, them 3 ml, then onto 2 weeks flush, that will bring me up to 8 weeks, i then just keep them on water till harvest.

 

 

am old skool and just keep it simple and it seems to work

 

There's a difference between being old school and ignorant of the science buddy, sounds like with your approach; soil would be much more suitable.

 

Coco must be treated as hydroponics, even if the Coco looks like soil, it really isn't. 

 

Like GSZZ & Green demon have said before, water with 30% run off when your Coco is no longer saturated. If you can squeeze water from the top of your pot, it shouldn't need a water, if no water escapes your fingertips, you should water. You cannot accurately estimate the water levels surrounding the root zone, so it's better to gentle over-hydrate than under in Coco. Soil you do need a healthy wet/dry cycle but due to how Coco holds nutrients it's better not to.

 

Water PH & EC/ PPM are very important to ensure correct dosage of nutrients but also to ensure the maximum potential of the nutrients are absorbed by the plant. Water even in soft areas can swing depending on where the water comes from. If your based in the north west you occasionally may have your water distributed from Wales when there is a shortage. 

 

Plants aren't like people who's energies are directed by how they feel, plants are always trying to maximize their genetic potential and by understanding their needs you will always grow better bud time after time.

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@brainwashedsheeple with the state of your psycosis mum maybe u should look into ph and the hardness of your water lol

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winging it - without measuring ph of the nutrients is pretty reckless information to give anyone. 

 

Id advise you get a ph pen and ec pen. 

just use base nutrients at 1.2ec, ph at 5.8 you wont be far away from what they need

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Im sure you are quite correct and measuring PH and EC are strongly advisable. However I too have just completed a grow not measuring either. I simply grew intuitively using modetate feed and rain water, as I have with every other vegetable or flower I have over the years. Im sure I did not get optimum yield, however having now harvested I can at least say that a "simple" grow is at least possible.

 

I will soon start my second grow and will pay attention to PH and EC this time round.

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31 minutes ago, BazilEd said:

Im sure you are quite correct and measuring PH and EC are strongly advisable. However I too have just completed a grow not measuring either. I simply grew intuitively using modetate feed and rain water, as I have with every other vegetable or flower I have over the years. Im sure I did not get optimum yield, however having now harvested I can at least say that a "simple" grow is at least possible.

 

I will soon start my second grow and will pay attention to PH and EC this time round.

 

You can get a decent EC meter for a price of a Q these days. It's also a good idea to have one or two temp/humidity metres placed at different points in your tent. Remember your not just nuturing the plants but trying to control the environment too.

 

Cheap PH & EC meters die or produce incorrect readings quickly; buy cheap buy twice is very apt. A cheaper alternative are the Ph liquid test kits. Not accurate but they do give you a roundabout idea where your water/feed is at

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I haven't used a ph pen for a few years just not needed with coco in soft water area imo, I do however check ec if I do something different but just tend to feed the same unless I run into problems.

 

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pH pen is definitely needed for Coco that's just a given I'd die without mine lol

 

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