Feeding question in coco

Discussion in 'Coco Coir' started by Hashtastic, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Just started playing around with coco after being organic for the last few years, but there's sooooo much conflicting information about watering/feeding. I'm getting people telling me to handle it like soil(i know thats wrong) some tell me to water once a day on a water, water, feed schedule, and I have another guy telling me to feed every day. I can only water/feed once a day by hand right now, but eventually I'll rig up an automatic system with a res if I like what i produce. So what would be best for a hand water setup in coco? I'm using Dakine nutrients btw.
     
  2. Welcome to the party!

    Never water, its always feeding time with coco. Its hydroponics.

    I feed daily from sprout, twice daily in early flower, 3 times a day in late flower.

    2 gallon airpots, 60/40 cocoperlite mix

    Check out Cannabis Grow Guide - Coco For Cannabis - Science and Practice for great info on growing in cocoperlite.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Feed eveylry watering. Water as often as possible.

    Here are old pictures of when I dipped my foot into Coco but it was too much of a hassle mixing nutrients all the time

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  4. mix bigger batches. most guys only mix weekly nute batches
     
  5. Start out in solo cups water to run off every feeding 50/50 mix coco perlite that’ll give roots chance to grow fast when ya transplant 3 weeks down the road do a 30/70 coco perlite mix. Seedlings feed 200-250 ppm and work ur way up as plant grows.
     
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  6. This was years ago. I kept rocking rdwc instead where I can add back nutrients directly to a reservoir. Since then I've moved on to organic peat based potting mixes where I just water everyday and topdress once a month
     
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  7. Awesome, thx everyone. I've grown a LOT of bud in my life but hand feeding coco every day just seemed wrong lol. Glad to know I'm not gonna nuke my kids.
     
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  8. keep an eye on your ph. don't let it out of the 5.5 - 6.5 range

    best to allow ph to swing to allow better uptake of nutrients.

    take a look at the chart

    cheers
     

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  9. Build a automated system to feed on a timer next go around saves ya 20-30 min a day feeding.
     
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