So just use Flora Nova nutes instead of the Mix of Foxfarm products i have?
If you like simplicity and great results, Yes.
Its not that the nutes taste like crap, my whole plant tastes like a plant - it doesn't have the nice "herb" flavor or rich smell - the 2nd batch definitely smelled and tasted better - but with only a few weeks of only 2 types on nutrients going through it, its really hard to say if its going to help my 3rd attempt - so far it looks a lot better but with only a 27 days left the smell has yet to be pungent.
Some plants don't smell, most won't if stressed. If you turn your lights off for 24hours and they smell really strong and good when you open them back up, your normal growing routine is stressing them. Nutes really won't have that much to do with it.
As for taste? That's a nute and dirt thing. Some nutes leave that earthy taste others leave nothing until used in strong enough concentrations.
FloraNova is tasty unless you go above 2800ppm. I never mix at over 1400ppm so the flavor of the strain comes through very well without flushing.
(Lucas formula is 8ml of FNB per gallon of RO water during the entire bloom cycle)
I got a cheap Ph reader from home depot but im not sure if its been working properly - some parts of plant it reads 1,2,3 - other parts its 5,6,7 - and it jumps around a lot.
I paid $7 for a pH drops tester kit from General Hydroponics. Simple, accurate enough and will last for years.
I highly recommend them.
I'm not sure how to measure the PPM and E.C? How would i go about doing that?
Personally I don't. I only check pH since I use the simple version of the Lucas Formula.
I mix my res and then top off with an equal amount of RO water and then change it out. (For a 10 gallon res I would mix 10 gallons of nutes. Once I've used 10 gallons of RO water topping off I dump the res and mix a new batch)
Also, i mix the nutes in a 1 gallon water jug (shaking by hand), why must i use a drill bit head with Flora Nova?
The FN line is extremely thick and cannot be properly mixed by hand shaking unless diluted.
If you dilute the FNGrow at 1:1 with RO water you'll be able to completely hand shake it after a while.
If you dilute the FNBloom at 1:2 with RO water you'll be able to do the same.
If you don't dilute, you'll need the drillbit mixer head
Last but not least - your telling me to only run those two nutes(Flora Nova FNG,FNB) during the entire flowering schedule?
Yep. Grow during vegetative and Bloom during bloom.
Wait for it.........Whats the low down on Lucas Formula? Whats that?
The Lucas Formula is a nutrient mix developed by pH (from Overgrow.com before it was shut down).
It's called the Lucas Formula because Lucas is the one that made the information public and spent years answering people's questions on it.d
Do an internet search for "Lucas Formula" and you'll find references on tons of websites.
Put simply, pH advised using only the micro and bloom portions of the GH 3-part Flora nutrients at 8ml of micro and 16ml of bloom per gallon of RO water during the entire bloom cycle. NO ADDITIVES
GH glommed onto this after a few years and came out with the FloraNova Bloom formula which is basically the Lucas Formula with additional pH buffers and some beneficial acids added.
8ml of FNB is spot on Lucas Formula.
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