Alternate advanced nute schedule

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by Arcticgrower11, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. I was given a significantly different schedule than the bottle recommended schedule for my advanced nutrients line from my local hydro shop and wanted to get some feed back

    First I want to describe my setup and experience

    Medium: readygrow botanicare (coco mix)
    Years growing: 3
    Issues: nitrogen overdose/ calmg deficiency
    Temp: 75-82
    Humidity: 20-40% (low yeah I know, never seen a difference except when too high)
    Ph balanced: no - tried to before but had problems when adjusting. AN ph perfect line and don't see ph problems anyways so not worried
    Strain: LSD & super lemon haze
    Light: 750~1000 adjustable

    Sensi a/b
    Big bud
    Bud candy

    So typically the base (sensi a/b) gets 4 ml/ltr
    The additional supplements get 2/ml. Yes I know how to read a bottle

    The schedule I was giving is way different
    A/b gets 1.5 ml/ltr and eventually peaks in week 4 around 2.5
    B-52 starts week 3 @ 3.5 ml
    Sensi @ week 1 @ 5ml !
    Bud candy @ 2ml (standard)
    Big bud week 3 @ 3.5ml and increases

    So before I've had cal/mg problems which is typical in coco so I added calmg+. That lead to nitrogen overdose (dark leaves and cats claw)
    For any ph nazis - ph controls the absorption of Nutes so if I lowered the PH then it would absorb less even less cal/mag (I did the research)
    So the more cal/mag I added the worse the nitrogen overdose got

    I fed my plants with this new schedule in week three, the plants were showing the early signs on N overdose (dark and leaves starting to curl under) after the feed I saw a HUGE improvement. Straight beautiful lighter leaves and significant grown.

    Has anyone else strayed from the AN schedule and seen similar results?

    I'm worried about the long term effects cause even with minimal N overdose I've had spectacular results but wanted to improve.

    Thanks fellow growers I look forward to your thoughts

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