Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:00 AM
just got back from my local grow shop, and i found out that i need different ingredients for vegging and flowering
Dude - you do NOT need different ingredients for vegging or flowering in an organic garden. Yet another reason to stay the hell out of the damn hydro store - they simply don't have a clue when it comes to organic gardening.
In an organic garden we construct a soil in the beginning which contains everything needed to take out plants from veg through maturity and ten we use it over again. During your plants life bacteria (soil microbes) will break down the different amendments you added to your soil and changing them back to their elemental form, a form in which your plants can use it as plant food. As your plants grow and mature both the plant and the soil microbes (and fungus) will decide exactly what the plant needs, find it and use it. When it's flowering and wants a specific something they will find it and use it.
This isn't hydroponics where we force what's in the bottles down their throats. Again, they will figure out what they want and when they want it and use it accordingly.
I have never given anything different to my plants during different stages of life while growing organically. If I make a neem cake tea, all vegging and flowering plants get this tea. If I make a kelp tea, all flowering and vegging plants get this tea. If I use alfalfa, or or chicken manure, or comfrey, or humic acid - same thing. Get it? The plants and microbes know what the plant wants and will use it - or not. Let te plants and microbes decide; they know much, much better than you or I. All we can do is make sure that everything needed is there in the soil so that as something is needed it can be used.
Stop listening to the hydro store employees - if it doesn't have to do with bottle sales chances are 99.9% of the time they simply don't have a clue.
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