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autoflower feeding schedule

Autoflower feeding schedule

All autoflowering cannabis plants , like any other plant, need nutrients to stay alive and grow. Plant nutrients are divided in Macro and Micro. Macronutrients are nutrients plants use in large quantities: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). Micronutrients are the secondary elements and are absorbed in much smaller amounts: Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Sulfur (Su), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn) among others.

But the truth is that almost any fertilizer will do just fine. You can be very precise and if you have a lot of experience you can boost your yield with appropriate fertilizers but for beginners and medium level autoflower growers it is not as crucial. It is always best to give your cannabis plants less food than overfeed them.
No matter what the percentage of the other nutrients is, just make sure that Nitrogen (N) is available more than those other two elements. Autoflower cannabis also needs those secondary nutrients but commercial fertilizers usually have a mix of the other nutrients your plant needs in the solution.

Not only autoflowers but all cannabis plants are different in one way or another. You can follow schedules like the one we provided above but the optimal way to feed your plants is by understanding the environment you’re growing in and the cultivar you’re growing.
On top of that, you will have to adjust the amount given to an autoflower to avoid wasting nutrients (organic) and to avoid burning your plants (inorganic). Manufacturers usually make available instructions with an approximate schedule and amounts for the products they sell but they usually are directed to photoperiodic plants. Having that in mind, we recommend always starting with half the recommended amount with autoflowers.
Both macro and micronutrients are delivered by watering with mixed nutrients, pre-amended soil, or slow release powder.
Tip: Water-soluble feeding gives the plant access to the nutrients immediately.
Phosphorus is essential for bud production and has to be available when your autoflower enters the flowering stage. Once your autoflower starts really producing bud you should start feeding only blooming nutrients.

At this stage, you must be very careful not to overfeed. You can start your autoflower with 1/8 of the recommended nutrients or better yet, just give the plant water for that first couple of weeks. If you overfeed your plant at this stage of growth it is highly possible that the baby plant won’t survive or if it manages to survive then the overall yield of the damaged autoflower will be greatly diminished.

All autoflowering cannabis plants, like any other plant, need nutrients to stay alive and grow. Plant nutrients are divided in Macro and Micro. Macronutrients a

Sensi Bloom A&B at 2ml per L.
Carboload at 1ml per L.

Sensi Bloom A&B at 2ml per L.
Sensi Bloom A&B at 1.5ml per L

Heres a nice easy feeding schedule with very few ingredients that can grow big plants. all you will need is a good light soil mix,I’ve developed this with Plagron Light so that’s what I would suggest, a reasonable water supply, mine is PH7.4 and EC 0.4 most tap water will be around this range and the nutrients.
I’ve based this on a 70 day grow but if your plant takes longer or are photoperiods just extend the Overdrive phase. Non of the plants I used this schedule on had a ‘mid grow flush’ which makes this method even easier.
Base nutrients are Advanced Nutrients Sensi Bloom A&B then for bloom AN Carboload and Overdrive. Two of the test subjects were grown simply with these ingredients but the third needed extra Calmag so that’s advisable to have. The nutrients are PH perfect so no need to check or adjust PH, I don’t even adjust the starting 10 days water or the final flush water,it goes in at 7.4.
Sensi Bloom A&B at 2ml per L.
Carboload at 1ml per L.
Overdrive at 1ml per L.
Sensi Bloom A&B at 1ml per 1L (of both A&B)

For fine tuning watch the leaves,if the tips burn, back off the base nutrients slightly or if the leaves start to pale then increase the base nutrients slightly.

Heres a nice easy feeding schedule with very few ingredients that can grow big plants…… all you will need is a good light soil mix,I've developed this…