Choosing the best nutrients for your weed is as important as choosing your strain. All nutrients are not created equal. I use Dutch Master nutrients, specifically the Dutch Master Gold.
I have tried many different nutrient formulations, most were OK but I really turned the corner on my growing when I started using the Dutch Master nutes.
I grow aeroponic weed so I need a really clean formulation that wont leave deposits and clog my misters. So I use dutch master gold flower for all my grows now and it works great.
It is clean, has a pleasant smell and is very stable PH wise. I check my PH at least once a day out of habit, but I never need to readjust it with these nutes. In the past I have had PH swings that lowered my yields, but none since switching over.
My yields are higher and my plants are healthier and I have had no more problems with nutrient lock outs either. It is a 2 part system that you mix in equal amounts. The 2 parts are there to keep deposits from forming. I have tried one part nutes and had problems with precipitation and don’t recommend using them.
One thing I really like about the Dutch Master Gold is that it is loaded with calcium and magnesium so I don’t need to add any. I grow in Washington and my tap water is soft and has none so it needs to be added.
Some parts of the US have hard water and calcium and magnesium levels are high enough naturally. But these are critical elements and calcium in particular is not very mobile so it is important that plants get it right from the start.
I only use dutch master gold flower and nothing else. You really don’t need separate grow and flower formulas. In fact I don’t see a need for all the expensive supplements many growers use. Save your money. Keep it simple. You don’t need to concoct some complicated witch’s brew to grow good weed.
The flowering formula will give young plants more than enough nitrogen to grow well and I don’t think long veg times are a great idea either. Big plants grow a lot of popcorn buds unless you prune them heavily. So you wind up pruning away a lot of what you are trying to achieve size wise anyway. Don’t waste your time, just grow a few more plants to fill the grow area.
If you want great yields and healthy plants I really suggest you give Dutch Master gold a try. Once you do you will never look back.