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06-03-2006, 10:25 AM
I UNDERSTAND THE BASIC GROWING, I'VE DONE SOIL GROWING. I JUST DON'T GET THE NUTRIENTS AND TESTERS. I JUST SEEM TO GET LOST IN THE PROCESS.SOMEBODY PLEASE WALK ME THROUGH THIS FROM START TO FINISH.I QUESS WHAT I'M SAYING IS DOES THE PPM TELL YOU WHAT NUTRIENT I AM LACKING, OR A COMBINED TOTAL OF WHAT I AM USING.
I'M A MAN-DON'T LIKE TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS :confused:

mwaldron
06-03-2006, 12:00 PM
You may want to start in our Hydroponics FAQ, it has lots of useful information: http://forums.bghydro.com/faq.php

Hydroponics FAQ: http://forums.bghydro.com/faq.php?faq=faq_hydro_main#faq_faq_hydro_whatis

dhill
06-03-2006, 12:53 PM
PPM is used to measure the strength of a nutrient solution. The meters will not be able to tell you which nutrient you are lacking or running low on. pH is also very important when feeding plants, especially hydroponically. For hydroponic plants the pH should be kept between 5.5-6.2.

A basic guide you can use for your plants:

Seedlings/Clones: 400-600ppm
Early Veg: 600-800ppm
Late Veg: 800-1000ppm
Early Flowering: 1000-1200ppm
Mid Flowering: 1200-1400ppm
Late Flowering: 800-1200ppm

These figures will differ from plant to plant and variety to variety. The best advice I can give you - Watch you plants, they will tell you if they are unhappy!

For more reading about PPM/pH read this:
http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/static/articles/0406_tdspH.asp

bonneau pepper farm
06-15-2006, 11:09 AM
If you don't like asking question's...You better buy 2 books...'The Indoor Bible'...and hydoponic solution's.

they will run you $35-40, and are worth every penny.
then you will have more understanding, you will be more comfortable asking question's, if only for confirmation of your ideas. peace roger