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    Excellent info there GG Thanks for taking the time to do such a detailed report doubt I shall be doing it, but none the less a very interesting read
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    hi gg thanks for sharing ,i have bought an oxypot dwc bubbler which im going to grow chillis in next year ,im wondering about the feed side of things ,can you tell how you feed yours please ? cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by the big lebowski View Post
    hi gg thanks for sharing ,i have bought an oxypot dwc bubbler which im going to grow chillis in next year ,im wondering about the feed side of things ,can you tell how you feed yours please ? cheers

    I'm so sorry for the late reply, I've only just seen your post.

    Anyway, I'm a Canna girl. When I first bought the Ikea stuff I used their fertiliser just to get started as it was all new to me but I now use Canna Aqua Vega A & B, Canna Aqua Flores (for when the flowers first start to appear) and Canna A & B Coco for the ones that have coco coir in the net pots rather than clay balls.

    All my plants are in the Vega solution or the Coco solution right now but once the flowers form I will be switching from Vega to the Flores solution.

    I initially balked at the price of the Canna nutrients but I didn't buy them all at once and I scanned the internet regularly to find the cheapest seller. It's better value to buy the 5l size but you can buy a 1l size to start off with to see how you feel about it. You also only use a small amount it lasts a while.

    From what I've read, the nutrient choice seems very much a personal thing, there seems as many people happily using x or y as there is z if you see what I mean. There are also many who make up their own nutrient solution but I'm not at that stage (yet) so I prefer to use something that is commercially available until I get more knowledgeable, then I will likely make my own as I expect it will be cheaper.
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    hi ,thanks for the reply as this is my 1st attempt im going to keep it simple with and just go for the yeg and bloom nuits ,do you have a ph meter and a cf meter to measure the strength of feed ?
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    I have a ph meter and that's it. I fill a 5 gallon bucket up with tap water and use a pump/airstone to keep it bubbling up for a couple of hours to get rid of the chlorine. I then just measure out the nutrients as directed on the bottles, mix up a batch and that's it.

    We have quite good water here the ph is usually fairly good so I've not had to ph up or down but again, if I had to, I'd just buy a couple of bottles of the PH UP/Down solution to start with.

    That said, the Canna Aqua is supposed to be balanced so that you don't have to adjust the ph level at all.

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    hi , i already have some ph up and down as we have hard water around here ,i also have a pump and airstones so i`ll try what you did to get rid of the chlorine ,not sure on what type of feed i`ll get yet but i have a while to think about that,cheers
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    Just wanted to give a quick update as I am amazed at the growth of this (I took it out of the Ikea cultivation tray and gave it a bucket all to itself).....

    Picolino Cucumber on the 10th September (small plant back right) ....

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    ...and on the 22nd September....that's only 12 days and there are around 10 small cucumbers growing.

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    Looks fab GG! Funnily enough I'll be doing a large Ikea trip some day soon so they might just fall into my trolley
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