Borat visited my tent. #1 excess K

HughJass69

In Bloom
First run with autos and I was trying to give tiny bits of boost consistantly instead of in periods like a photo cause I was lost on the time frame. Well I boosted the hell out of it seems and got a lockout from excess k. I'm in coco. I thought I was burning them with the light for awhile so they went like that for too long. Now that I'm here I've flushed and been feeding low ec. But my feed is mega which is high in k as it is. I been giving like a half gram mega and feeding organic bloom feed which is lower in k the last few. Does this sound reasonable to slow intake and try to get on track. Any complete nutes etc without k? Lost on how to not provide any more k but still feed them.
 

Willie

In Bloom
First run with autos and I was trying to give tiny bits of boost consistantly instead of in periods like a photo cause I was lost on the time frame. Well I boosted the hell out of it seems and got a lockout from excess k. I'm in coco. I thought I was burning them with the light for awhile so they went like that for too long. Now that I'm here I've flushed and been feeding low ec. But my feed is mega which is high in k as it is. I been giving like a half gram mega and feeding organic bloom feed which is lower in k the last few. Does this sound reasonable to slow intake and try to get on track. Any complete nutes etc without k? Lost on how to not provide any more k but still feed them.
Go to a real light feed until they look like they are improving/hungry. Then start increasing until you get back to normal. Granted your time frame may be limited with the auto's but your choices are limited I think.
Switched to Jacks 321 and I am not missing mega one bit.
 

HughJass69

In Bloom
have you looked into the mega crop 2 part? I too use the 1 part, but I might just eat the minimal cost, keep the remaining single part for the outside veggie garden, and order the 2 part so I can dial it in a litle bit better.
You can always veg with the one part and flower with the 2 as well!. I looked into it. Gotta fo the math etc to figure out the numbers though. A 1 part bloom would be dope but alot have edta or they are organic. Hard to find bloom nutes with amino chelation it seems. Maybe cause they carry so much N
 

Willie

In Bloom
Stickin my 2 cents back in..........
You can use Triple Super Phosphate and a synthetic N source to feed without the K. Granted.........that's not an organic solution but it might be cheap, quick and effective. Dry organics will take months to become available. You can dial in what you want with synthetics and they will be immediately available to the plants. You said "auto's" so you're on the clock so to speak :D
 

Inferno Mike

In Bloom
First run with autos and I was trying to give tiny bits of boost consistantly instead of in periods like a photo cause I was lost on the time frame. Well I boosted the hell out of it seems and got a lockout from excess k. I'm in coco. I thought I was burning them with the light for awhile so they went like that for too long. Now that I'm here I've flushed and been feeding low ec. But my feed is mega which is high in k as it is. I been giving like a half gram mega and feeding organic bloom feed which is lower in k the last few. Does this sound reasonable to slow intake and try to get on track. Any complete nutes etc without k? Lost on how to not provide any more k but still feed them.
I'm playing a bit of devil's advocate here for a minute, forgive me, I do mean to help.
This is why autos are more difficult, and not worth the trouble, in my opinion; They are unforgiving.

When I read your post I had the following thoughts/suggestions/well, actually/mansplainations/hot-takes, whatever you want to call it.

If you've already flushed you need to resume feeding them a low EC ~1.0 balance of all the macronutrients, at least. N P K Ca Mg Fe.

If you've still got lockout, flush again. I tend to always add micros, but you can sometimes pause that and be okay.
K tox is actually fairly hard to get, wouldn't stress it.

Calcium Magnesium and Iron imbalance is usually what causes lockout in my coco grows. As long as your solution is not too high EC and the solution pH is around 6 I wouldn't worry about excess K.

As far as switching to Jack's, I fully support that. I use one JR Peters' Labs other products "Oasis Hydro16-4-17" aka Hydro Feed to make my custom program and I find it to be very high quality.
 
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