The right tool for successful growing !
Two bio-mineral nutrients for the flowering stage. All micronutrients in the mineral part are chelated. The iron is a Fe-EDDHA chelate which enables the plant to use the iron in a wide range of pH values. The biological part contains more than 30 micronutrients, carbon hydrates, amino acids en a vegetable hormone which stimulates chlorophyll production.
Nutrients needed in relatively large quantities are called macronutrients and those needed in relatively small quantities are called micronutrients.
Sweet Jane combines main nutrients with biological stimulants
Sweet Jane 1 for the first half of the flowering stage ( NPK 7-7-7 )
Sweet Jane 2 for the second half of the flowering stage ( NPK 2-4-9 )
( So it is not a 2-component nutrient nor a Grow and Flower nutrient. )
The maximum advised dosage for Sweet Jane 1 and 2 is 5 milliliter on 1 liter tap water for mature plants. Use half the dosage for for plants smaller than 30 centimeter. Use the nutrition with every watering.
A standard diagram does not take into account the many differences in substrates . Also the volume of soil influences the additionally required nutrients. Given sufficient good organic soil, you can grow without nutrition at all.
Instead the following guidelines will help you to determine the right concentration.
- With increased temperatures you must use less nutrients to prevent leaf burn.
- If for some reason the plant slows down you must decrease the amount of nutriments.
- More soil, means less nutriments.
- If you start in rich soil you should water the plants without nutrients at all for at least the first two weeks. The usage of a leaf fertilizer is recommended in the first 10 days to ensure that all micronutrients are available to the seedling.
Why two nutrients for the flowering stage ?
During the development, different ratios of nutrients are required by the plant. The first weeks the plant will still grow while the flower production is low. This changes during maturation.
Especially when growing on soil we run the risk of giving to much of one the elements N,P or K. Nutrients not used by the plant will remain in the soil. After time the EC (or TDS) value gets to high and salts build up in the soil.
This is a disadvantage for the plant because it affects the ability to take up water. Also a large concentration of minerals in the substrate is harmful to the micro-life. This I why the right dosage of nutrients is important to prevent excess salt buildup. You need some foresight especially on soil because it is impossible to flush the nutrients without drowning the roots.
Roots take in water easily when the concentration of nutrients is low, a low EC value. The ion concentration in the plant cells remains higher than the surrounding substrate causing osmotic pressure. Water is pulled into the plant by this osmotic pressure.
If the ion concentration surrounding the roots is higher ( high EC) than inside the plant cell, the plant has to make adaptations to be able to take in water.
At this point the production looks fine, but the ability to take in water is largely reduced. Raising the EC any further will slow down the plants development.
In short: Feed it , don't store it.