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How much Fox Farms nutrients do I feed to my marijuana plants? (in soil)

Question: How much Fox Farms nutrients do I feed to my marijuana plants?

So I have the Fox Farms growing nutrient trio for soil-based plants.

I was wondering how much to feed to my plants which have been in the vegestative stage for about a week now. My plants are in small plant pots for individual plants so I’m not sure how much to use and how.

Do I mix all three nutrients in one container or do I add one at a time?

Answer: In soil, you can usually wait for a few weeks before you need to start feeding nutrients, as high quality soil usually has enough nutrients to get your plants started. If you were growing hydroponically, you’d want to start feeding nutrients almost right away.

If you started with quality soil (not dirt you found outside), you probably won’t need to start adding nutrients until your plants are about a month old. Or you can start right away if the soil was low-quality. When you do start with nutrients, here are some guidelines in soil.

Follow the feeding instructions at half strength, but only add nutrients to water with every 2nd or 3rd watering.

Like I said, follow the chart they provide except add the nutrients at half strength, and only every 2nd or 3rd watering. This nutrient line is very strong, and too much at once will burn your plants.

Only raise the strength if your plant is a heavy feeder.

For example, if you notice a lot of lower leaves are turning yellow and falling off (before you reach the last couple of weeks before harvest when that’s normal), then it’s a sign that your plant wants more nutrients. At that point, you may consider raising the dose.

Still, treat the official guidelines as a MAX level of nutrients. Never go above the amounts listed in the feeding schedule or you will burn your plants.

Never mix the nutrients together.

Always add nutrients directly to your water.

And even when you’re giving plants plain water, remember to continue managing your pH or you may get nutrient deficiencies from pH lockout.

[Answer inside!] I was wondering how much to feed to my plants which have been in the vegestative stage for about a week now…

Fox Farm Nutrients and Soil

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Okay so I’ve grown some decent stuff just using straight Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil and tap water.
But now I’m starting to use the ph up and down, still the same fox farm ocean forest soil, and fox farm nutrients.

I’ve included the Fox Farm Soil Schedule in this thread.

what Info. I’m looking to find is

1. What nutrients (all) do I use when growing in Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil? Do I use all the nutrients offered in the schedule or just the first 3 listed? (Grow Big, Big Bloom, Tiger Bloom, Flowers Kiss, Boomerang, Kangaroots, Microbe Brew, Wholly Mackerel, Kelp Me Kelp You, Bembe, Open Sesame, Beastie Bloomz, Cha Ching)

2. Now I understand the feeding schedule that comes with the Nutes., but WHEN do I start using the nutrients and HOW MUCH do I use after my clones root and I transplant into “Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil”. (considering day 1 is the day the clones are transplanted.)

3. Also when transplanting what is the ideal pot size in (gal.) to transplant the clone into if I’m only maxing at a 3 Gal. bucket?

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gcrumpets
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I want to preface this by saying I’m not a fan of using fox farms nutrients in fox farms soil, they make pretty a pretty decent soil mix but then for some reason tell you to muck it up with there salty fert line, if you wanna use bottles id pick something organic based that will feed your soil and break down within it over time. Biobizz, GO, nectar, age old, neptunes, earth juice Etc etc.

But if this is what you want to use, here’s my advice.

1)at a bare minimum you should use grow big/big bloom/tiger bloom.
If your not planning a long veg time(long to me is more than 4wks) you probably won’t need grow big just the combo of big bloom and tiger bloom during flower. That supply’s your bread and butter NPK and friends, the other stuff they make is optional but can be beneficial if used right. Is stay away from the PK boosting dry powders (cha Ching. Beastie blooms etc) the ones that are like 0-50-60 that stuff is poison for soil and imho throws your n-pk relationship to far out of whack often causes stress and yellowing. The microbe stuff they make is good, can’t go wrong with microbes in dirt.

The wholy mackerel and kelp are new to me, honestly using wholly mackerel, kelp and big bloom looks like it would probably be a good feed for nice soil. Maybe top dress with EWC every few weeks too.

2) ocean forest has about 4 weeks of nutrition in it for moderately hungry plants, so if your begging for 4 weeks for less dont using anything until you transplant and flower, I’d start in cups for 2 weeks, 1 gallons for 2-3 weeks then move to te biggest pots you can fit, wait a week then flip to 12/12, and then wait another week to start feeding.

3) start in cups or 5×5 pots for clones and seeds move to 1 gallons for veg and use the biggest you can fit for flower.

But again, I’d suggest trying a different line than fox farm if your using ocean forest. It does work okay if done right, I manage a garden shop and it’s a super popular combo but over time people usually grow out of it and ask what might work a little better. Using thier salt based on thier soil is basically like waiting for the soil to deplete and die and then force feeding the plants with already digested and chelated food that doesn’t really need the help of the life in your soil. It’s like trying to grow 2 different ways at once. I’d rather just keep building up the health of the ocean forest base with top dressing and teas and let it do its thing. Alfalfa, kelp, neem and fish bone do a pretty good job, put a little on top every few weeks during flower with some EWC. Wet with fresh brewed tea and you’d be good to go. Nicer herb at the end too.

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I want to preface this by saying I’m not a fan of using fox farms nutrients in fox farms soil, they make pretty a pretty decent soil mix but then for some reason tell you to muck it up with there salty fert line, if you wanna use bottles id pick something organic based that will feed your soil and break down within it over time. Biobizz, GO, nectar, age old, neptunes, earth juice Etc etc.

But if this is what you want to use, here’s my advice.

1)at a bare minimum you should use grow big/big bloom/tiger bloom.
If your not planning a long veg time(long to me is more than 4wks) you probably won’t need grow big just the combo of big bloom and tiger bloom during flower. That supply’s your bread and butter NPK and friends, the other stuff they make is optional but can be beneficial if used right. Is stay away from the PK boosting dry powders (cha Ching. Beastie blooms etc) the ones that are like 0-50-60 that stuff is poison for soil and imho throws your n-pk relationship to far out of whack often causes stress and yellowing. The microbe stuff they make is good, can’t go wrong with microbes in dirt.

The wholy mackerel and kelp are new to me, honestly using wholly mackerel, kelp and big bloom looks like it would probably be a good feed for nice soil. Maybe top dress with EWC every few weeks too.

2) ocean forest has about 4 weeks of nutrition in it for moderately hungry plants, so if your begging for 4 weeks for less dont using anything until you transplant and flower, I’d start in cups for 2 weeks, 1 gallons for 2-3 weeks then move to te biggest pots you can fit, wait a week then flip to 12/12, and then wait another week to start feeding.

3) start in cups or 5×5 pots for clones and seeds move to 1 gallons for veg and use the biggest you can fit for flower.

But again, I’d suggest trying a different line than fox farm if your using ocean forest. It does work okay if done right, I manage a garden shop and it’s a super popular combo but over time people usually grow out of it and ask what might work a little better. Using thier salt based on thier soil is basically like waiting for the soil to deplete and die and then force feeding the plants with already digested and chelated food that doesn’t really need the help of the life in your soil. It’s like trying to grow 2 different ways at once. I’d rather just keep building up the health of the ocean forest base with top dressing and teas and let it do its thing. Alfalfa, kelp, neem and fish bone do a pretty good job, put a little on top every few weeks during flower with some EWC. Wet with fresh brewed tea and you’d be good to go. Nicer herb at the end too.

Okay so I've grown some decent stuff just using straight Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil and tap water. But now I'm starting to use the ph up and down, still…