A Look at Jack's, Greengene's and Other Salt Ideas

Willie

🍓 Crush Genetics 🍓
How long does your concentrate stay stable? Or do you go through it fast enough it isn't an issue?
I can't really say 100% how long it would last. For me, the 3 gallon of concentrate will do 1 grow round with both flower tents running plus whatever is in veg at the time...........and still be consistent ppm wise. When I do the next round I mix up a new batch.
With this method, the gravel is important. Without it, the concentate can be a little "milky" when you get to the bottom of the jug and skew your ppm #'s.
 

Chunky Stool

Plant Destroyer
I usually grow "semi-organic" in containers w/amended soil + Mills nutrients.
Synthetic nutes hit the spot when plants are young, then they finish flowering with plain water.
Today I’ve got a dozen plants in dollar store buckets that need to go into 10-gallon bags…
C33BF58C-D084-4D9D-8690-DAF401EE9ECD.jpeg
 
Last edited:

ExNavyInSTL

In Bloom
@Willie

I don't know if this is a viable alternative to your "gravel."

I bought each of these paint mixers for my drill.

The skinny mixer is a perfect fit for the opening of my 3-gallon water jugs, which are similar to the typical 5-gallon water jugs you use in a water dispenser.

The fat mixer I use when I use a 3-1/2 or 5-gallon bucket for mixing.

When I use the skinny one, it is a tight fit. So, as I am pulling it out of the jug, I make sure to get a good grip on the head, just in case the Chinese glue gives out and that head drops to the bottom of the jug, never to be gotten out. : )

Another way to say it is to imagine that you are helping pull a baby out during delivery. : )

Mixer Skinny 1.png

Mixer Fat 2.png
 

Captain Sternn

In Bloom
I got my kit out to see what I did last year. I had 10-52-10 and 2-15-15 for flowering and alternated them, but never gave the full dose of the 52 P. That went pretty well but I think I'll probably need to find a trace formula, I only pee just so much lol. And, the SA Power Pak I was using was 20-20-20 not 30----.
 

ExNavyInSTL

In Bloom
My plan for the next garden is slightly different from Greengenes's. He stays all Jack's for his Veg and Flower mix. I've come up with a similar but different path.

For Veg, I will run Jack's newer definition of 3-2-1 per gallon (3.79g of 5-12-26) + (2.52g of 15-0-0) + ( 1.00 Epsom). This keeps Nitrogen near 150 elemental ppm—estimated E.C. 1894.

I switched it up for Flower. I will use Jack's NEW Alternate Part A, 0-12-26, to remove the Nitrogen from Part A and compensate for it with my Part B. By doing this, I can drop N down to about 100 elemental ppm but raise CA from 119 to 140 elemental PPM.

I use Custom Hydros Part B, which is low in N but has a higher percentage of Ca. The recipe looks like this: Jack's New Part A 0-5-26 option (3.8g (A) Jack's New Part A 0-5-26 option) + (2.9g Custom Hydro Part B 13-0-0) + (1.00g Epsom) -- estimated E.C. 1823.

Of course, everything is subject to change. : )

Here is a visual:

CWA - Veg - (A) Jack’s 0-12-26 + (B) Jack’s 15-0-0-2.png



CWA - Flower - (B) 13-0-0 + (A) Jack’s 0-12-26-3.png
 

Willie

🍓 Crush Genetics 🍓
@Willie

I don't know if this is a viable alternative to your "gravel."

I bought each of these paint mixers for my drill.

The skinny mixer is a perfect fit for the opening of my 3-gallon water jugs, which are similar to the typical 5-gallon water jugs you use in a water dispenser.

The fat mixer I use when I use a 3-1/2 or 5-gallon bucket for mixing.

When I use the skinny one, it is a tight fit. So, as I am pulling it out of the jug, I make sure to get a good grip on the head, just in case the Chinese glue gives out and that head drops to the bottom of the jug, never to be gotten out. : )

Another way to say it is to imagine that you are helping pull a baby out during delivery. : )

View attachment 202449

View attachment 202450
Nope, those are neat but adding a mixing bit and a drill to the equation is not for me. :) The gravel works and it's simple. Never wears out, never needs a charge, so far it's lasted 4 years. Probably got a few years left on it ;)
 

Willie

🍓 Crush Genetics 🍓
Everything gets compost....well until I run out. :) I used 40 gallons on my tomatos....still have another20 in one can and 40-60 on the ground (needs sifting)

All these containers I'm testing it in are holding 90% old grow soil and 10% compost. Basically miracle grow potting soil and Pro-mix......dumped and cover cropped, over wintered outside. I'm not sure how potent a soil it is so the compost and then the osmocote should cover it. I'm reaching the end of my soil supply now. Also running short on pots!
 
Top Bottom