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Best Answer Forest , 04 April 2019 - 07:56 PM

ive been bottom feeding for two years now  it dont mater what nutes or if organic only feed what you know they will take or it will get smelly fast in the tray

 

once a week or two just  do a good water only feed to lower nute levels , gravel isnt the best in your  bottom as it dont wick,  if coco and fabric pots no need for  anything in bottom but you can use clay ball or perlite,  which can stop root rot if they are likely to be in standing water much ,

 

i use capillary matting in my trays to wick the water around the trays and the plants can draw as much as they need

 

if using compost it is better two have a drain area with about  two inches of clayballs or perlite as it can suck up a lot of water and drown them the clay  perlite will wick just enough

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:40 PM

No, @Marcus and @ The Dude Abides , not food for farts :P

But, if i had plants in gravel bottomed pots of soil and wanted to bottom feed them, which type of nutes would I need to use? Hydro or soil or does it make no difference as long as I'm consistent?
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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:56 PM   Best Answer

ive been bottom feeding for two years now  it dont mater what nutes or if organic only feed what you know they will take or it will get smelly fast in the tray

 

once a week or two just  do a good water only feed to lower nute levels , gravel isnt the best in your  bottom as it dont wick,  if coco and fabric pots no need for  anything in bottom but you can use clay ball or perlite,  which can stop root rot if they are likely to be in standing water much ,

 

i use capillary matting in my trays to wick the water around the trays and the plants can draw as much as they need

 

if using compost it is better two have a drain area with about  two inches of clayballs or perlite as it can suck up a lot of water and drown them the clay  perlite will wick just enough


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:09 PM

Cheers !@ Forest. that covers all the bases in one fell swoop.
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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:24 PM

Awkward buggers why the fannying around you just want to be different :P


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:07 AM

not for a full on grow @ Dekay. Thinking I might stick a noodler in while sorting out groom ;)
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