im a biiiit late to the party but my current grow is coming to an end in a few weeks, and im finally able to upgrade my closet with that sweet system.
Things i want to discuss / ask / know:
I saw alot of you guys start from clone. I want to start from seed. I figured jiffy pads are not an options since the soil in it could plug the nozzels. So i thought rockwool is a good alternative? What would you do if you start from seed? I only ever started in soil. Im a total beginner to hydro and there are hella lot of options… vermicultie, perlit, expanded clay, glasswool rockwool. Asking the DWC pros here Is there a possibility to start in a veg greenhouse and translant afterwards? I dont know if thats smart.
Just to make things clear: Long breaks, and longer spraytime in the early stages (like 3/900) and shorter breaks and intervals once the roots are showing up in the air (like 1/360) is what i was reading right now. Is that the ballpark? Im sorry if thats already stated somewhere, we might need a wiki or somekind of structured resource soon. Did someone already do a youtube series with general values?
Nutes. I already asked Wanjun. Im going for the GH line, since organic stuff could plug the nozzels, also no medium to buffer anything at all. Plus 1/4 of the initial values seem to be alright for starters. Do you guys use tap or destilled water?
pH/ec: 5.8-6.2 is what william texier says in his book. But that accounts for hydro systems. What is your experience? EC should be gradually extended from 0.2 up to 2.6, but i think thats pretty much dependend on the plant. less is more i think.
The STRAIN: Oh well im thinking alot about that lately. So i wanted to make a comparison grow with two autoflowers from the same breeder (kind of like greenhouse seeds youtube series). On the other hand i like to have a massive tree in there with 8 to 10 weeks of training before flowering. What did you do? just go 2 weeks veg and flower just to test the system? I have a variety of stuff to chose from…
Im thankful for every input you guys have!