Regular liquid fertilizer in hydro

Discussion in 'Hydroponics' started by Csaocsao, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Csaocsao

    Csaocsao Registered

    Hi!

    Can I use regular liquid fertilizer(made for rhododendrons and evergreens)in a DWC setup?

    It contains:

    N: 10,9
    P: 3,7
    K: 4,7
    Mg: 1,25
    Fe: 200
    Zn: 100
    Mn: 100
    Cu: 100
    B: 200
    Mo: 10
    and EDTA

    little bit acidic

    regards
     
  2. elcheapo

    elcheapo Registered+

    I don't think so. It won't contain all the necessary macros. And some elements will probably require breaking down from micro organisms in the soil before they can be taken up by the roots.
     
  3. latewood

    latewood Banned

    you probably could...I would go with no more than a 50% mix to start with...values are OK for veg...You couldn't use this to flower...TOO MUCH Nitrogen.

    BUt!!!!!!!!! Wait!!!!!! How old are your plants? Don't put that on seedlings unless you want to fry them.

    lw
     
  4. mountainman

    mountainman Registered+

    I've heard of people doing it, but your potency, taste, and overall plant health will suffer greatly. Do yourself a favor and buy some real hydro nutes.
     
  5. latewood

    latewood Banned

    I 2nd that...good advice mountainman
     
  6. SinZofTeagan

    SinZofTeagan Registered

    i admit when i first started hydro i did indeed use some regular first that werent even liquid, my plants did well, the potency was even good. and i did use them in dwc, i had them in soil then after two weeks i had gently flooded the soil out and set them into perlite dwc with 1/4 to start strength
     

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