Fox Farm Nutrients
Fox Farm Nutrients are used in the vegetative and flowering / budding stages of growing marijuana, as they are formulated specifically for marijuana plants, giving each plant the proper amount of nutrients it needs to grow healthy. Fox Farm plant food nutrients are a very popular brand of indoor marijuana growing chemicals and nutrients. Fox Farm is sold in most every grow supply store as well as online (where I prefer to buy due to price). Fox Farm product line consists of Tiger Bloom, Big Bloom, Open Sesame, ChaChing, Beastie Bloom and Bush Doctor Sledgehammer. The last 4 Products are used in small quantities and only at specific times during the grow.
Fox Farm Feeding Schedule for Soil
Here’s the FoxFarms Feeding Schedule for Soil… Hydro is MUCH more complex, unless you use bubblers then you can follow a Phasic feeding schedule (At end of weekly schedule)
WEEKLY FEEDING- per Gallon
Sprouting and week 1–2Tbs week 2– 2tsp Grow Big + 2Tbs Big Bloom Week 3–3tsp Grow Big + 2Tbs Big Bloom Week 4–JUST 3 tspGrow Big + 1/4 tsp Open Sesame
Week 5 same as week 4 unless going 12/12– Week 5- OR–day 1 of 12/12– 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/2 tsp Open Sesame Week 6–same as above Week 7– 2 Tsp Grow Big + 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/4 tsp Beastie Bloom
Week 8– 2Tsp Grow Big + 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/2 tsp Beastie Bloom
Week 9– 2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/4 tsp Cha Ching
week 10– Same as above
Week 11–2 tsp Tiger Bloom +1TBS Big Bloom + 1/2 tsp Cha Ching
At beginning of week 11–Check Trichomes– Flush if ready.. otherwise, continue as with week 11 every week until you do the final flush.
Also recommended–but not a necessity–
Bush Doctor Sledgehammer (prevents lock-out use 2 drops per gallon of water between feedings starting in week 4 of 12/12
Using Fox Farm for Hydroponic Growing
PHASIC SHEDULE: (per gallon)
(follow this for bubblers, OR you can use these amounts when watering in soil but is not as good as the weekly schedule for soil)
New Clones, or when seedlings get 3 sets of leaves- 1tsp Grow Big + 2tsp Big Bloom
Week 3 of veg (unless going 12/12) ADD 1tsp Grow big + 2 tsp Big Bloom
4 Days Before going 12/12- Add ¼ tsp Open Sesame
Day 1 of 12/12 Drain Reservoir & refill. Add 2 tsp Tiger Bloom + 1TBS Big Bloom + ½ tsp Open Sesame
Week 3 of 12/12Add ¼ tsp Beastie Bloom
Week 5 of 12/12Drain and refill reservoir Add 2 tsp Grow Big + 1 tsp Tiger bloom + 1 TBS Big Bloom + ¼ tsp Cha ching
3-5 Days Before harvest– Drain and refill reservoir add 2 drops Sledgehammer
keep the res filled in between feedings with ph adjusted water–
The reasonFox Farms doesn’t list nutes for weeks 2 & 4 is that it ASSUMES your res won’t go down, so you won’t NEED any additional nutes (if your res stays full- great!)..
but if the plants are pretty big, or the room is warm/dry– they can need refilling up to 3-4x a week. The chart doesn’t take that into account–
Remember– feed AT MOST 1x each week– only water in-between!
Use additional nutes from week one at 1/2 rate until in flower (between recomended feeds) then in flower– for additional feeds, use the nutes from the 1st week of flower at 1/2 rate in between…again–NEVER feed more than 1x a week!
Bubblers MAY use the weekly Schedules– BUT ONLY if you use an ec/ppm meter to keep the levels where they should be….
an ec around 1.2-1.5 in veg.. then 1.5 -1.7 in flower unlitt the last 2-3 weeks… then can go as high as 2.0. Watch your plants! they’ll tell you if you are over/under feeding!
Fox Farm Nutrients are best for soil growing!
Fox farm big bloom during last weeks of flowering
- Jun 3, 2010
Hi, can you feed your plants big bloom during the last two weeks of flowering?
Normally I feed them straight water the last two weeks to flush them, but since its all organic nutriets I wondered if it its ok. Thanks
- Jun 3, 2010
- Jun 3, 2010
If you use any nutes in the last week or two, even if they are organic, I would still recommend using a clearing solution for the last 3-4 days, to help leach all of the excess nutes from the soil/growing medium and from the plants themselves.
Plants DO NOT starve when they are given pure water.
Plants store up massive amounts of reserves in their leaves, in the form of starches. They know when their lives are going to end — they are annual, not perennial plants. As such, the idea of flushing is to encourage this process, to help the plant eliminate as much of those stored resources as it can, and to encourage it to use up the remaining, undigested nutrients in the soil medium and in the plant itself.
It is normal, and in fact preferable, to see significant yellowing and necrosis of fan leaves in the last few weeks, if you are successfully leaching out the excess nutrients and encouraging the plant’s natural “death” process, something it WANTS to do.
A person that does not eat for a day or two does not starve — they fast, and many times feel much better afterwards. In the same way, a plant that does not receive an infusion of nutes for a week or does not starve — plants have reserves just like humans, analogous to our fat cells.
Long story short — “organic” nutes do not equal “no residue” nutes — regardless of whether they were derived from “natural” sources as in the case of organic nutes like Big Bloom, or synthetically created nutes, such as the rest of FF’s line, they are still chemicals and they will still be taken up by the roots and dispersed into the plant. Thusly, all nutes will affect the taste of the final product. Don’t forget that there are plenty of available compounds in the soil that will be taken up by the plant when it is on a diet of water only — these too will contribute to a “chemmy” taste.
So you see, flushing is essential to help to reduce those concentrations, after all, why in the world would you want to smoke anything you don’t have to??
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