Bloom boosters: Need some experienced advice

Discussion in 'Hydroponics' started by SAP420, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. SAP420

    SAP420 Registered+

    Sooo, I have never used a bloom booster before. I am wanting to know just how effective is it and what would be the most ideal product? Also I almost bought a bottle of kool bloom but wanted to get some opinions on the product. Anyone have experience with these? Your opinion is greatly needed. Thanks!:thumbsup:
  2. xcrispi

    xcrispi Registered+

    I use Kool Bloom powder myself ,
    It's npk numbers are like dbl. the npk numbers on the liquid = powder lasts a hell of a lot longer . 1.5 lb. container has lasted me 3 yrs now and somethings always growing here . :D

    It's crazy strong - I suggest starting off w/ 1/8 teaspoon per gallon -n- not 1/4 teaspoon like the directions recomend to avoid any possible burning .

    I use it week 4 of bloom till I flush . I noticed a huge difference in smell , so be prepared for odor control . Yeilds also went up too .

    Crispi :stoned:
  3. SAP420

    SAP420 Registered+

    kool, anyone else ever use kool bloom?
  4. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    I'm running the GroTek bloom booster suite. Um, I think one is called Bloom Plus and I forgot the other lol.

    Same deal with Crispi... use less than directed, starting when you start saying, WOW I see some bud mass- about the 4th week unless something is wrong, in which case skip the bloom blasters entirely and fix it.

    I understand you are in hydro? Watch your total EC numbers with bloom blasters, and be prepared to partially change out the res with fresh plain water if you see scorch, and RECORD the number that burned your plants for next time.
  5. SAP420

    SAP420 Registered+

    Sooooo.... Bloom boosters will make a difference then yeah? And I only need to use them towards the last week of bloom.. right before I flush?
  6. herbie the love bud

    herbie the love bud Registered+

    No you need to use your bloom boosters in the middle towards the end of bloom. I use AwesomeBlossoms and Sugar Daddy from technaflora. I've used carboload and big bud from AN before.
  7. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    Bloom lasts 7-9 weeks for an average indoor strain.
    Use from week 3-6 for a short strain, and from late3/early4 - 8 for a long strain.
    As soon as you see that bud mass getting fat, start dosing bloom boosters- CAREFULLY.
    When you see your trichomes mostly cloudy, stop using them and change out your res to pure water with just a touch of carb booster, a minimal level of calmag if you are running it, and at correct pH of course.

    Time your ferts based on what your plants need for that life stage. Bloom boosters all have instructions printed on the back. I'd suggest reading them before use.

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