THE DOSING OF THE FEEDING
We advise the following: begin with 1 minute watering (50ml) and
that approximately 6 times per day.
Only water the plants during the day period!
- During the growth period we advise 18 hours of light
18 / 3 = 6 so drip water 1 minute every 6 hours.
Begin with dripping a couple of minutes before the lights come
on. During 18 hours of light (out of 24, so a night lasts 6 hours)
you stop 6 hours before the lamps go out, with 12 hours (out of
24, so a night lasts also 12 hours) the last watering is 2 hours
before the lamps go out.
- During the flowering period we advise 12 hours of light
12 / 6 = 2 so drip water 1 minute every 2 hours.
Provide for a minimum of 25% of drainage. Because sometimes we
hear from people that they measure an EC of 7.0ms in the slab.
This is often caused by too little drainage, which creates excess
salt build-up in the slab. If the EC in the slab has increased
to extreme highs then flush the slabs through with normal tap
water with an adjusted pH of 5.8.
In the flowering stage, don't overwater because then the tops
will become long and whispery. With too little water the mat
will quickly become acidic. Choose therefore for a golden middle
GUIDELINES FOR FEEDING DURING THE ENTIRE CYCLE
N.B .These are only guidelines and should not be strictly followed.
(If for example your plants have had a slow start, our day 8
might be your 11th).
- Day 1 up to and including day 8; 18 hours of light - CANNA
Drip 1 minute water, approximately 3 times a day
pH: 5.7 - 6.3 EC: 1.4 - 1.6 ms in the slab.
- Day 9 up to and including day 20; 12 hours of light - CANNA
Drip 1 minute water, approximately 6 times a day.
pH: 5.7 - 6.3 EC: 1.6 - 1.8 ms in the slab.
It is advisable to stop with all nutrients and only use tap water,
without pH correction, a week before harvesting. This forces
the plant to use up all its nutrient reserves, considerably improving
the sweetness and taste. During the whole period, monitor the
EC and the pH in the slab at least once a week.
- Day 21 up to and including the last day; 12 hours of light
- CANNA Flores feeding.
Drip 1 minute water, approximately 6-10 times a day.
pH: 5.5 - 6.3 EC: 1.6 - 2.4 ms in the slab.