Alright, I have been majorly fucking up when it comes to feeding plants.
Correct me if I'm wrong but the optimal way to grow bud from seed is:
Place seed in cup with warm water, cover with saran wrap, place in warm, dry place.
After seed cracks and taproot appears, transplant (in my Hydro system case) into bubble bucket (which is a 5" net pot with a 2" rockwool cube filled with clay ball grow medium) with pH adjusted water to ~ 5.5. NO NUTRIENTS. Water level should be about 1/2" above the bottom of the net pot. (So capillary action draws water into rockwool).
After the first green shoot comes from the ground (hypocotyl) and first leaf set develops (cotyledons), it is safe to use small amounts of nutrients, (about 200-300ppm).
After 4th or 5th leaf set, it is safe to use half strength nutes (? or full strength?)
Im not even gonna get into anything past this point, because i haven't gotten past this point.
Please tell me if im wrong about this procedure ^^^
because what i did was follow the instructions on my nutrients. I used liquid earth (i bought "grow", "bloom", and "vigor") and they have the following instructions:
(it also says [not shown] that one unit is equal to 1 teaspoon of nutrient per gallon of water)
So i followed them and put 4 teaspoons of grow and 4 teaspoons of vigor into my 5 gal bucket filled with 4.2 gallons of water. changed ph to ~5.8.
so now i have 8 teaspoons of nutrient solution (.01 gallons) in 4.2 gallons of water.
According to the way my plants got fucked up, im assuming this was way too much.
At what point is it safe to use the half or full strength nutes?
please any insight would be extremely helpful