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What do you like to use to max out your roots for a seedling?

As I just usually start with just a soilless grow medium, and wasn't really liking how my roots were. Understanding that the cost can exceed your weekly funds. Sometimes we make due with what we have. 

So when I have the funds I'd like to start using mykos and azos  some budcandy... Am I going in the right direction... Kinda been stoned for too many years and I am lost

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    • this is how i get my roots attention !!

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      • I made a mix of liquid kelp, fish shit, and humic acid. It seems to do a good job so far. Have to shake it up real good !

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        • I make a mix of of liquid Kelp, Amino acid and Humic acids for coco grows. I tried it as a root drench last grow and just makes too much of a mess in RDWC 

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          • Going to have to pick up some humic acid, will it effect pH 

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          • For roots I use advanced nutrients Voodoo Juice and Piranha. I also use Bud Candy which feeds the microbes. 

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            • I just started to use a few advance nutrients and like it better than tecna flora starter box set. Wasn't sure about bud candy for mycos azos but was using it for flower with kelp and RAW npk all in one flower nuts. I am also going to check out voodoo juice and piranha

               

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            • i use canna rhizotonic....

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              • This is useable for all grow methods, coco and dwc? Would you say it's simple and effective?

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                • This is useable for all grow methods, coco and dwc? Would you say it's simple and effective?

                  yep sho nuf...

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                • Forget the Bud Candy. Get the Mycos and Azos and add Rapid Start into your feeding regiment then an occasional teaspoon per gallon of Recharge and you will have more roots than ever. You can't stick your finger a knuckle deep in my pots after harvest because of the density of the roots!

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                  • Ah thought bud candy might not be right wasn't sure as mycos was a fungi. Everyone has awesome input now I should learn a bit about these products

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                  • Humic acid does lower the PH a bit.

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                    • I use recharge in coco as a root drench every couple of weeks, if you read the ingredients it really has all the microbes including the food they need.  As much as I like it, it is not for water grows unless you want black roots and clogged pumps. I alternate every other week in coco do a root drench in coco with Amino and Humic Acid, that is over kill but it keeps me happy and I am on a mission to hit a brix of 20%. I put Orca and Hydro guard in the auto feed res.  Orca is Great White in a liquid form.

                      I stopped using Mycos WP in, drain to waste and recirculating water grows after cleaning out the out the res and totes a few times. The people at Extreme tell me what doesn't dissolve and has to be cleaned out is the vessel that carries the bacteria but it makes a freaking mess in the res and ever grow site tote. So I use Orca its liquid and it can swim so no mess to clean up or discolored roots works great too and I use Hydroguard as much out of respect as anything, it saved a few grows for me and I wont forget. This grow I am going to try Tribus Original and see how that does. I also started using Flora Blend in the last grow but I didnt use floralicious, I think that may have been a mistake. I will find out this grow.

                      I measure my root ball by the amount of water they displace when I do a res change. The last grow they took up the equivalent space of over 10 gallons in six 13 gallon gallon grow sites and one 13 gallon control bucket. For years I didnt foliar feed but I started 3 grows ago, what you feed your roots should complement your foliar feed. My rule is if it stains the roots use it as a foliar feed up until about the 2nd week after the flip. 

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                      • Thanks for the shared experience, I'd like to try what everyone has recommend at some point to see what works for me. Thanks for the heads up on mycos wp clogging up line. Think I'm going to have write down a list of products everyone has recommend and learn about them. So far I have been learning a bit about compost teas and  feeding them molasses or bud candy. I mean about microbes, Still learning.  

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                        • That sounds like a good plan, my best suggestion is try it all and see what works for you

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                        • what I use works and is simple...most any nutrient will lower the ph...

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                          • I like that it's simple, I'll definitely try it out. Just thought it's away nice to know if it affects pH an case of a heavy feeding. Sorry sometimes I feel like that probably being pushy but that how I understand the parameters. 

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                          •  Get my roots started early I like to use rapid start and of course Mycos on every transplant I want to get some Azos but I haven’t yet... and ya justme got me on that recharge that stuff does make a big difference in overall plant health

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                            • I first heard recharge was great from my hydroponic store. Can you use for the entire plant life cycle?

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                              • Dyno Myco -- it's an incoluant    best thing out their ( have use Re-charge, Great White< oprca<Arzos, King Crab, ect) this product  gave excellent results (rooting) better than anything I used.    check this stuff out

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                                • I'll check it out at the hydro store, I have a bit of learning to do. Everyone posted great tips

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                                • It's like starting kindergarten again , I have so much to learn .

                                   

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