Cheap Home Grow is pleased to have on returning guest Dr. MJ Coco from Coco For Cannabis. Dr. MJ comes on the show again today to answer your coco coir growing at home questions. He talks about the differences between growing with synthetic and organic fertilizer. He also talks about the Coco for Cannabis New Years Grow Challenge that he’s launching and I’ll be a part of. As usual with Dr. MJ this episode is packed with precise detail and filled with useful information for your next coco grow.
Show Highlights and Summary:
Questions asked during the Q&A:
(Around the 2: 30-minute marker) – I would like to hear thoughts on organics with coco instead of synthetics and how you would manage watering/ fertigation. How is the direct uptake affected? And do you really need to buy pricey nutrients to establish a well-balanced garden?
Synthetic fertilizers are in the most readily accessible form for the plant. There’s not much you need to do in order for the plant to absorb those nutrients from synthetic fertilizers.
Organic fertilizers often aren’t readily accessible in a form for the plant and often need to be broken down with microbial activity. In the solution or soil itself there are certain products designed specifically for soil grows or for grows that have heavily amended for growing in coco.
There are other organic lines that are more readily accessible. These are the lines that are more appropriate for growing in straight coco or coco perlite. Products like General Hydroponics – General Organics General Line and General Hydroponics GH5100 – General Organics GoBox is designed to work in a fertigation regime very similar to how the Flora Series works.
(Around the 6: 30-minute marker) Managing Water:
GE Organics product as an example this would be suitable for straight coco or straight coco perlite. They advised the nutrient solution within one hour or keep it aerated.
Organic nutrients solution doesn’t have the same shelf life as a synthetic nutrients solution has.
With the Flora series, Dr. MJ is able to mix nutrients once a week with aeration.
With organics, Dr. MJ is planning to mix daily with his organic solution.
Must keep aerated during the day.
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