Giving your precious garden of weeden the proper amount of nutrients is vital to the success of any grower. Many new growers experience problems such as nutrient burn from giving their plants to many nutrients to fast. In order to not experience nutrient burn in the first place, you should start giving your vegetating or flowering ladies ¼ of the recommended amount and work your way up to ½ and finally full, over the course of several feedings. It’s easy to get nutrient burn in vegetation, since the plant has less mass for the nutrients to be dispersed throughout.
However, if you do get nutrient burn, it’s not the end of the world and can be fixed with a little bit of effort. Nutrient burn is most recognizable shortly after a feeding, where the edges and/or tips of the leaves begin to turn a lighter, often yellow or light-green color. To fix this, you must leach your plant(s) by giving them 3 times the amount of water you normally would for one watering. Give them a few days to recover, before slowly and gradually beginning the feeding schedule again.
Many gardeners prefer organic nutrients, where minimal to little flushing is required at the end of the flowering cycle, however for those using synthetic nutrients, it’s recommended to flush your plants for 10 to 14 days with plain, clean water when in soil and for 5 to 7 days in hydro.
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