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This Advanced Nutrients feeding chart is one of the most complete feeding charts you can use for growing your own cannabis. Their experts know exactly what cannabis growers need, which is why their products contain quality minerals for growing hydroponically as well as in organic substrates. As well as their incredibly large range of mineral products, they also stock organically certified products for those that prefer to grow natural cannabis. This particular version of their chart chart comes straight from Advanced Nutrients and is known as the Advanced Nutrients’ Bigger Yields Flowering system.

Advanced Nutrients Feeding Chart

Advanced Nutrients is a professional brand that stocks an enormous amount of quality products, and sometimes it can be a bit hard to figure out what products you need and what plant stages you need them for.

Keep in mind that these products are quite highly concentrated, so you need to make sure not to go overboard with them. Feeding charts are simply a guide that you can follow, but the individual doses involved may need to be decreased or increased depending on the strain you’re growing, the method used and the amount of experience that you have. When in doubt, always use the lowest dose or you could end up burning out your plants.

Advanced Nutrients stocks so many products that they have had to divide their feeding chart into four different sections for beginners, experts, professionals and masters. Each category increases the amount of nutrients you’ll be giving your plants and you’ll need to have the experience to go with it or else you might have some issues with your plants.

If you grow cannabis inside but you don’t have much experience, we do not recommend using anything more than the products considered apt for beginners. You may have issues controlling your plants’ height with such potent products.

Advanced Nutrients Feeding Chart – Base Fertilizers

In order to follow the Advanced Nutrients Feeding Chart you’ll need to choose between their long list of base fertilizers. They have mineral bases that use pH Perfect technology for hydroponics and soil, as well as 100% organic and certified base nutrients. They also have specific nutrient bases for those that prefer to grow in coco coir.

pH Perfect Grow – Micro – Bloom: These three products, when used together, make up the perfect nutritional base for your plants. Thanks to its pH Perfect formula you’ll be able to keep the pH in your nutrient solution at the perfect level for up to a week. Three-part nutrients aren’t generally used when growing hydroponically, but Advanced Nutrients have figured out an efficient and professional way to do so.

pH Perfect Sensi Grow and Bloom A+B: These might be the most efficient nutrient bases by Advanced Nutrients due to the amount of extra product in them. The manufacturers state that when you use Sensi Grow and Bloom, you’re using up to 5 premium products in one.

It contains humic and fulvic acids obtained from volcanic rocks that were chosen specifically for growing cannabis. It also contains up to 20 types of amino acids that increase growth and flowering spectacularly. Just like their other bases, it contains chelated nutrients that your plants can absorb easily, and pH Perfect technology that makes the process much easier.

Also available in coco coir format.

pH Perfect Connoisseur Grow and Bloom A+B: Their Connoisseur range was designed and created for expert growers – the manufacturers state that these bade nutrients are for professional or industrial growers that supply medicinal dispensaries. These products are designed for growers that already know how to harvest enormous amounts and are looking to harvest even more.

Just like the bases we’ve already mentioned, Connoisseur products contain pH Perfect technology and all of their main and secondary nutrients are in chelate form so that your plants can make the most of them and absorb them all.

Also available in coco coir format.

Jungle Juice Grow – Micro – Bloom: After years of work and lab testing, the scientists at Advanced Nutrients were able to create a three-part nutrient base that’s perfect for both hydroponics and soil/peat substrates.

These three base nutrients are used together, changing the amount used of each depending on the stage your plants are in. The manufacturers ensure growers that Jungle Juice is capable of giving your plants everything they need to grow and flower successfully.

Iguana Juice Grow + Bloom: Iguana Juice is Advanced Nutrients’ renowned organic base fertilizer. It’s the only organic base that comes in one bottle and still contains such a large range if macro and micro-nutrients in chelate form, as well as being fully organic and certified. Many products that advertise as organic don’t actually have any official seals or certifications, and tend to contain non-organic ingredients.

All of its ingredients are fully dissolvable, so you can use these products in hydroponic systems, although you might want to keep an eye on your pH and EC levels; their organic range does not contain pH Perfect technology. Also, remember to change your nutrient solution regularly, as organic nutrients don’t last as long as mineral ones.

As well as containing a large number of beneficial organic ingredients for your plants, these organic bases are designed for indoor growing. Advanced Nutrients has managed to get rid of many issues caused by using organic products indoors, increasing absorption rates and decreasing the nasty smell that they tend to emit.

Advanced Nutrients Feeding Chart – Additives

Advanced Nutrients has an incredibly long list of additives and nutrients for your cannabis plants; each product has a different purpose and they’re all used alongside base nutrients in order to improve yield and general performance in your plants. Most of their products are mineral based and designed for hydroponics, although they can be used in other substrates such as soil, and they also have a small range for organic growing and in coco coir.

Nutrients for beginners

Voodoo Juice: This additive is used at the start of the growth and flowering periods in order to increase growth considerably. It’s a stimulant that gives your plants microbes and bacteria that are incredibly beneficial for their roots.

The bacteria make sure that your plants can absorb all of the nutrients available in their substrate and from the other products used. We also recommend using Voodoo Juice when transplanting and when working with clones in order to strengthen their root systems.

Big Bud: This flowering stimulant is used to increase the quantity and quality of your buds. They’ll begin to produce a lot more pistils and, thanks to its smooth phosphorus and potassium content, your flowers will begin to grow quite a lot. You can then fatten them with the necessary nutrients.

B-52: If you’re looking to improve your plants’ general health, B-52 is the perfect additive for you. It helps improve the photosynthetic process, allowing your plants to move nutrients around much easier and faster.

Your plants will start flowering much earlier and they’ll be able to deal with stressful issues such as low or high temperatures, drought, intense light etc. They should flower without any issues at all.

Overdrive: This additive contains a series of potent ingredients that stimulate flowering in cannabis plants. Towards the end of the flowering period, plants naturally stop fattening their buds; with overdrive you can trick them to keep on fattening up, reaching enormous sizes and increasing resin yield, flavors and aroma.

Nutrients for experts

Piranha: Piranha is used to stimulate your plants’ roots, allowing them to absorb many more nutrients. It’s a combination of trichoderma and mycorrhizae that work symbiotically with your plants’ roots, increasing their size which thus increases general plant size.

Another great benefit is that Piranha protects your plants’ roots from pathogens and other stressful factors.

Bud Candy: This is the perfect combination of carbs, calcium and magnesium for cannabis plants; Bud Candy increases resin yield, filling your buds up and creating trichome sos big that you can almost see them individually.

You can increase yield quite a lot by using Bud Candy, and that extra layer of resin will also increase flavor. This product improves flavor in cannabis flavors without altering it.

Flawless Finish: You’ll need to use this product in order to wash out your plants roots, especially when using mineral products. This is done in order to remove any chemical residues or organic material from your plants roots, as it can alter the final flavor of your buds if not done properly.

This product is perfect for aquatic growing media such as hydroponics and aeroponics; let it circulate for around 6 hours and your plants will be complete clean. When growing in soil, we recommend watering with plenty of Flawless Finish at least twice. Make sure that the substrate is fully dried before you water again.

Nutrients for professionals

Tarantula: This product works beautifully with Piranha and Voodoo Juice thanks to its combination of beneficial fungi that protect your plants roots from insects, stress and pathogens.

Nirvana: If you’re looking for an organic flowering stimulant, Nirvana is the additive you need. It essentially gives your plants an explosive flowering period. It contains bio-catalyzers that your plants’ roots absorb super-fast – it works amazingly with Iguana Grow and Bloom, Advanced Nutrients’ organic base.

Sensizym: This enzyme complex is designed to decompose any residues leftover in your plants substrate, turning them into carbohydrates that your plants can absorb. It also finds your plants’ dead roots and decomposes them, allowing new roots to grow in their place.

This product is also used in hydroponic systems in order to make sure that minerals don’t end up accumulating in the tank, which could accidentally end up turning into toxic molecules.

Nutrients for masters

Bud Ignitor: In order to give your plants the best possible flowering period, we recommend using Bud Ignitor. They’ll begin flowering much earlier, producing a lot more flowers in much less time. Keep in mind that produces designed for “master” growers increase your plants’ size quite a lot, which might not be in your best interests if you’re growing indoors or if you’re a beginner and still haven’t mastered topping and pruning.

Rhino Skin: This product contains silicon, a basic element that is essential when growing hydroponically or aeroponically as it’s not included in the substrate. It’s not recommended for soil growing, as soil already contains normal levels of silicon.

It’s used to reinforce your plants’ cell walls, kind of like giving them armor. Their trunks, branches and leaves will grow much stronger than before, capable of dealing with more stress and heavier buds.

Bud Factor X: Reinforce your plants’ immune system with Bud factor X, avoiding nutrient deficiency and creating a natural protection against intense UV light from the sun and excess heat from your lights. As well as strengthening your plants, it increases flavor, resin and aroma thanks to the ingredients, increasing essential oils in your plants.

Organic nutrients

Big Bud Organic: This organic stimulant is used alongside Advanced Nutrients’ organic bases in order to naturally and organically increase yield, aroma and flavor. It’s OIM certified, guaranteeing fully organic results.

Bud Candy Organic: If you’re worried about altering your buds’ flavor you can always use the organic version of Bud Candy in order to make sure that your plants have a fully natural diet. You can increase aroma and flavor via organic ingredients and carbs.

Sensizym Organic: Keep your plants’ healthy and strong thanks to Sensizym organic, a product that uses enzymes to decompose dead roots and create more, while also protecting them and increasing growth in general.

Ancient Earth Organic: This product is perfect for hydroponic, soil and coco substrates. Ancient Earth is an additive that essentially allows your plants to absorb a lot more nutrients from their substrate. It also helps to stabilize pH, decreasing fluctuations when growing using Advanced Nutrients’ organic range.

How to use the Advanced Nutrients Feeding Chart

The Advanced Nutrients feeding chart, as you’ve just read, has four different levels; beginner, professional, expert and master. This distinction is made due to the differences in yield in each tier. The more nutrients and products used, the harder it is to control the outcome and your plants may grow out of control if you’re a beginner, too. According to the chart, each level means a significant increase in overall yield at the end of the harvest.

      • Beginner: At least an 11.37% increase is guaranteed.
      • Experts: If you consider yourself an expert, you can increase yield up to 19.73%
      • Professional: Professional growers can increase their overall yield up to 28.96%
      • Master: If you manage to gain mastery of growing cannabis, you can increase your final yield up to an incredibly 37.89%

Keep in mind that these numbers refer to hydroponic grows and when using mineral products. Advanced Nutrients’ products can be used in soil and coco coir too, although they are designed for hydroponic growing. You’ll also need to figure in the fact that these doses are relative, too; these charts are simply guides so that you can find the perfect balance for your plants.In the following charts we’re going to include all of the additive from each level; consult the above list or the photo in order to see which ones you should be using for your level. Choose one of the six Advanced Nutrients’ base nutrient ranges and begin growing!

When working with any type of grow schedule, you need to keep in mind that they are a simple guide that you shouldn’t follow blindly. You should generally use the minimum doses while also keeping a close eye on EC levels and take notes for the best possible results. Make sure to keep an eye on your plants and how they react after every feeding in order to get a better feel for how they’re doing with their current dose.

Peat/Soil:

Before you start growing in soil, you should know that you should only add fertilizers to your water every second time you water your plants. The amount that you water your plants may vary depending on their state and period, as well as the environment surrounding them. make sure to be patient, and only water your plants with nutrients when they need it with a normal watering in between.

Hydroponic grows:

When growing hydroponically, you’ll need to change the nutrient solution in your tanks at least once a week. After a week, the pH and amount of available nutrients in your plants’ substrate can begin to vary. For that first week however, thanks to their pH perfect technology, you shouldn’t need to touch the pH at all. make sure to keep a pH and EC meter handy just in case.

Coco coir grows:

If you’re growing in coco coir you need to include nutrients every single time you water, or else your plants may begin showing signs of nutrient deficiency or they simply may begin to die. Make sure not to add calcium and magnesium to coco coir, as the base nutrients are already equipped to deal with the lack of calcium and magnesium in coco coir substrates. When watering in coco coir you should always make sure that some water drains out the bottom.

General recommendations:

When mixing your Advanced Nutrients products in your water tank, the first thing you need to do is add in the additives needed for that particular week, and then add the base nutrients until the EC reaches the desired limit. All doses below are in milliliters and are per liter of water used.

We don’t mention EC levels, as it may be slightly counterproductive depending on the conditions in your grow room, the strain that you’re growing and especially the quality of the water you’re using – many different elements affect EC levels, so we recommend that you should check out the AN charts that come with the products themselves.

Grow – Micro – Bloom pH Perfect Feeding Chart

These nutrient bases have pH perfect technology, so they will automatically adjust the pH in your nutrient solution or tank. If the growth and/or flowering periods are longer, keep using the dose from the last week mentioned until two weeks before harvesting in order to flush your plants roots with Flawless Finish by Advanced Nutrients.

GROWTH
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
Grow 6ml 6ml 6ml 6ml
Micro 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml
Bloom 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
B52 0.5ml 1ml 1.5ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
FLOWERING
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7+
Grow 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Micro 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml
Bloom 6ml 6ml 6ml 6ml 6ml 6ml 4ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
Big Bud 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
B52 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Overdrive 2ml 2ml
Piranha 2ml 2ml
Bud Candy 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Tarantula 2ml 2ml
Nirvana 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Sensizym 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Ignitor 2ml 2ml
Rhino Skin 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Factor X 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml

Sensi Grow and Bloom pH Perfect Feeding Chart

These nutrient bases have pH perfect technology, so they will automatically adjust the pH in your nutrient solution or tank. If the growth and/or flowering periods are longer, keep using the dose from the last week mentioned until two weeks before harvesting in order to flush your plants roots with Flawless Finish by Advanced Nutrients.

GROWTH
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
Sensi Grow A+B 1ml 2ml 3ml 4ml
B52 0.5ml 1ml 1.5ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
FLOWERING
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7+
Sensi Bloom A+B 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
Big Bud 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
B52 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Overdrive 2ml 2ml
Piranha 2ml 2ml
Bud Candy 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Tarantula 2ml 2ml
Nirvana 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Sensizym 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Ignitor 2ml 2ml
Rhino Skin 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Factor X 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml

Connoisseur Grow and Bloom pH Perfect Feeding Chart

These nutrient bases have pH perfect technology, so they will automatically adjust the pH in your nutrient solution or tank. If the growth and/or flowering periods are longer, keep using the dose from the last week mentioned until two weeks before harvesting in order to flush your plants roots with Flawless Finish by Advanced Nutrients.

GROWTH
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
Connoisseur Grow A+B 1ml 2ml 3ml 4ml
B52 0.5ml 1ml 1.5ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
FLOWERING
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7+
Connoisseur Bloom A+B 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
Big Bud 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
B52 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Overdrive 2ml 2ml
Piranha 2ml 2ml
Bud Candy 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Tarantula 2ml 2ml
Nirvana 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Sensizym 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Ignitor 2ml 2ml
Rhino Skin 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Factor X 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml

Jungle Juice Grow – Micro – Bloom Feeding Chart

These base nutrients, unlike the previous ones, do not contain pH perfect technology, therefore you will need to measure pH in nutrient solutions and adjust accordingly. If the growth and/or flowering periods are longer, keep using the dose from the last week mentioned until two weeks before harvesting in order to flush your plants roots with Flawless Finish by Advanced Nutrients.

GROWTH
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
Jungle Grow 0.3ml 1.3ml 4ml 4ml
Jungle Micro 0.3ml 1.3ml 2.6ml 2.6ml
Jungle Bloom 0.2ml 1.3ml 1.3ml 1.3ml
Sensi Cal-Mag 1ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
FLOWERING
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7+
Jungle Grow 2.6ml 2.6ml 1.3ml 1.3ml 1.3ml 1.3ml 1.3ml
Jungle Micro 2.6ml 2.6ml 2.6ml 2.6ml 2.6ml 2.6ml 2.6ml
Jungle Bloom 2.6ml 6ml 6ml 6ml 6ml 6ml 4ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
Big Bud 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
B52 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Overdrive 2ml 2ml
Piranha 2ml 2ml
Bud Candy 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Tarantula 2ml 2ml
Nirvana 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Sensizym 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Ignitor 2ml 2ml
Rhino Skin 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Bud Factor X 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml

Organic Advanced Nutrients Feeding Chart – Iguana Juice Grow and Bloom

If you prefer growing organically, Advanced Nutrients’ Iguana Juice bases are perfect for you. Keep in mind that you still need to measure pH and adjust accordingly. If the growth and/or flowering periods are longer, keep using the dose from the last week mentioned until two weeks before harvesting in order to flush your plants roots with Flawless Finish by Advanced Nutrients.

GROWTH
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
Iguana Juice Organic Grow 1ml 2ml 3ml 4ml
Bud Candy Organic 2ml 2ml
Ancient Earth Organic 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
Piranha 2ml 2ml
Sensizym 2ml 2ml
FLOWERING
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7+
Iguana Juice Organic Bloom 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml
Big Bud Organic 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Bud Candy Organic 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Ancient Earth Organic 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
Piranha 2ml 2ml
Sensizym Organic 2ml 2ml
Nirvana 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml

Sensi Coco Grow and Bloom Feeding Chart

Advanced Nutrients also have a nutritional base range designed for growing in coco coir. Keep in mind that you’ll need to measure pH and adjust accordingly. If the growth and/or flowering periods are longer, keep using the dose from the last week mentioned until two weeks before harvesting in order to flush your plants roots with Flawless Finish by Advanced Nutrients.

GROWTH
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
Sensi Coco Grow A+B 1ml 2ml 3ml 4ml
B52 0.5ml 1ml 1.5ml 2ml
Voodoo Juice 0.5ml 1ml 1.5ml 2ml
Piranha 0.5ml 1ml 1.5ml 2ml
Tarantula 0.5ml 1ml 1.5ml 2ml
FLOWERING
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7+
Sensi Coco Bloom A+B 3ml 3ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 3ml
Big Bud Coco 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Bud Candy 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Overdrive 2ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
B52 2ml 2ml
Bud Factor X 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Nirvana 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml

In this particular case we’ve left some of the coco safe products out of the chart so that it’s simpler to follow. If you want to add the rest of the products, simply add 2ml of each additive to your nutrient solution. Some specific coco products may not be available for purchase in your country – find out at any of our retail stores.

Connoisseur Coco Grow and Bloom Feeding Chart

GROWTH
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4+
Connoisseur Coco
FLOWERING
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7+
Connoisseur Coco Bloom A+B 3ml 3ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 4ml 3ml
Big Bud Coco 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml
Bud Candy 1ml 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Overdrive 2ml 2ml
VooDoo Juice 2ml 2ml
B52 2ml 2ml
Bud FactorX 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml
Nirvana 1.5ml 2ml 2ml 2ml 1.5ml 1ml

– I’m a new grower, and have bought Grow-Micro-Bloom, and have seen the weekly ratios for each. My questions are:
– Is this the amount per plant per (week) (or per watering)?
– How much water should this amount of “plant food” be added to?
Thanks

Autor del post 10/06/2019

Hi Mark!
These amounts are per watering, although we would advise to water alternating between using nutrients & fertilizers and then just water. If you water twice a week, then technically this would be the amount per week. This helps to avoid accidental nutrient build-up and is generally a much safer way to play it than feeding every time, especially if you’re just starting out. The amount of milliliters in each chart is per liter of water used.

Keep in mind that a lot of this depends on your experience, your climate, the strains you’re growing, etc. The charts are there as a sort of guide, you should always trust the signs your plants are giving you over a chart. I recommend watering with “food” every second time, following the guidelines of ml per L of water. It all comes down to experience and genetics. I hope that helps!

Do let us know how you get on!

Hey i use the Advanced nutrients fertilizer for coco. My seedlings are two days in the coco and i was feeding 1ml/l sensi grow and b52 0.5ml/l. I have a calcium deficiency.. If i add their calmag product i would add more N because it has 5.0.0 and their coco grow fertilizer has 4.0.0 bottle A which has nearly the same amounts of calmag in it. Should i increase the coco nutrients to 2ml/l? I always get calmag deficiency with my seedlings and i have to add calmag or increase the coco nutes. I read an article from canna coco and they say if you use osmosis water the nutrient solution has to go up or the coco will rob the calcium. I should not compare this both manufacturer but canna coco has way better articles how to grow in coco as advanced nutrients. Advanced nutrients contain 3.5%calcium, canna has 5%calcium.. Dont know why their fertilizers are so low in calcium.. The seedlings always stop grow after i put the seeds into the coco.. With soil i never ever had such stupid problems.. If seeds have a calcium deficiency they can die really quickly and i dont get it how advanced nutrients use so low levels.. They also say you dont need to add a, calmag product. Most people i wrote with use tapwater that contains about 50-80mg of calcium. But advanced nutrients say to use the ph perfect only with osmosis water and a calmag supplement can give problems with the ph.. Dont know what im doing wrong here. Another grower i wrote with uses 2ml/l of sensi calmag for the first two weeks in seedling stage and after that he use 2ml sensi calmag and the sensi coco grow at 2ml.. Another grower also had really bad calmag deficiency after a week and he also had to use their calmag supplement. I will start every seedling with 2ml sensi coco grow now so i never get this problems again
Did you ever used their ph perfect coco line? And do you know what i should do? The coco maybe contains a lot of potassium if its not buffered right, sodium and ammonia also inhibit the uptake of calcium. So these minerals are in excess and causing this problems. If the soil/coco temperature is too low it also can cause calmag deficiency. Too dry area also inhibit the calmag uptake and last the last i could find if the plants are in too dry or too wet soil also cause calcium deficiency. And i dont know which of this problems causing the cal deficiency. I use small pots so the seedlings dont need to long to suck up all the water. But my seedlings dont drink anything from a 0.2l pot and every seedling has this problems.

Autor del post 02/09/2019

Hey Herz,
As mentioned in the article, Advanced Nutrients are specifically designed for hydroponic growing, although may be used in soil and coco.
First of all, when growing in coco you should really buffer your coco with CalMag before planting, as adding in more during the seedling stage can cause the EC to rise too much for your little plant to absorb.
As you’ve already planted, you have two possible solutions. You can use a foliar CalMag spray so that it acts faster and doesn’t need to compete with the coco in order to be absorbed (calcium reacts differently in coco) up to twice a day, making sure the EC isn’t too high.
Choice number two, is switch out one of your regular nute waterings with a full CalMag dose as high as the EC will allow. You can do this every second watering if needed, but it’s paramount that you make sure the EC is the same as it would have been using regular nutes. This kind of cheats your plants of the proper doses of their other nutes, but it’s a speedy way to fix calcium deficiencies.

Next time, buffer your coco before planting using a CalMag solution and then flush it until the EC is reduced so that you don’t burn your seedlings. I hope this helped!

Hey i wrote you some time ago and i couldn’t fix the problem with the calmag. Maybe it was a toxicity of some nutrient that looked like a calmag deficiency. I tried another coco and the seeds also had a hard time to grow,that coco was buffered said the manufacturer. Also i could not find out what was wrong. Maybe the coco wasnt processed right because i read if the coco don’t composed over a period of time it can lead to toxicity symptoms because the coco realse/has alcoholic/phenols in it that will harm your plants.
I don’t know if that was the problem and i used 20seeds and with every 5seeds i did different tests like different watering techniques/more often/less and used only half of the recommended dosages for some seeds, all plants had the same environment.
Nothing worked and all seeds had the same issues with poor root growth, wavy/deformed leaves/yellowing at the top and nearly no growth. I used soil for years and never ever had that problems and always harvested nice smelling and tasty buds, white hairy thick roots in soil so i think i have some experience after all the soil grows i did.
I tried more nutrients for the seedlings and they were growing a little more but not as fast as my soil plants i had at the same time to see if the soil seedlings doing better or if im doing something wrong and the seedlings were 3 times faster and bigger as the coco plants.

I throw them away and bought again a different coco from BioBizz that is not buffered or anything. I did test the ec in the runoff to see if it has too much salts in it and yes it had a ec around 1.5 so i did flush the 50L bag with osmosis water until the runoff was around 0.1ec. Let i dry some over the next few days and at the same time i started with 10more seeds to see if this coco is going to be good or bad again. I used peat moss pellets for germination and after they were showing the heads out of the peat and had a taproot coming out of the pellets i did transplant them into the washed coco and did what the advanced nutrient chart says.
I also bought piranha/tarantula/voodoo juice, sensizym and somesupplements like overdrive/big bud for coco to find out if some bad bacteria are growing in the coco and to fight them with good bacteria/fungi and enzymes. I could also use all supplements in soil only the big bud doesn’t work in soil.
So i added 1ml/l sensi grow and 0.5ml b52 and all other supplements at 0.5ml and watered the plants. I only watered after 50-70% of the saturated weight was gone so the roots don’t stay wet all the time and no bad pathogens should grow i this early stage n also the roots will grow faster i think but i could be wrong and they would still grow without waiting for the coco to become a little dry.
I saw the next day they did grow way faster than the last seeds in coco so i did water like i said until the pots were full of roots and the waterings increased. This time everything worked perfectly like i want it. Healthy white root/no leaves twisted only the first lewves had a light wavy appearance and some websites said this could be calmag because i didn’t buffer it. But the next leaves didn’t had this wavy leaves so i think the plants had enough calmag and the first watering some calmag did go into the coco and buffer it and after it was buffered from the fertilizer the plants got what they needed.
Im three weeks in now and feeding 2ml of base nutrients and all supplements at 1ml so every base and supplement fertilizer at half strength.
I start grow in a small growbox with 100w cfl lights and some days ago i had to transplant from 2l pots into 7l pots because they dried out way too fast.
The plants had no more space so i transplanted and took them into my flower box. Now i used 3/4 of base and supplements to see if they can handle it, ec before was 1.1 and this feeding it was 1.5-1.6ec. Transplanted/watered and waited how they do.
Two days later i saw that the big lower fan leaves starting to get a little bit darker and some had clawing tips like too much nitrogen. So i went back to half strength the next feeding where they didn’t had problems.
Could it be that they maybe had some sort of stress? Like new growbox/400w hps and the humidity always is only 40% in this box until the box is filled with bigger plants. I read that stress could lead to overfeed faster like a plant that has perfect environment conditions. And maybe the 400w hps gave them too much light and the jump from 100w cfl to 400w hps were too huge and they got stressed plus the normal humidity in the smaller box and now the low humidity also did them not good.
I had this problem before with some coco plants they did nice and after i switched to the other box they showed signs of a beginning N toxicity. And low humidity and more light leads to more water getting absorbed by the roots so they also take up more nutrients because they will evaporate more water if its dry. I also read that a plant under low light intensity/low heat can handle more nutes as a plant that sits under high intensity light that also produces more heat.
Im not sure if it is the environment that lead to the beginning of the N toxicity or if it was the stronger feeding i should have done it different like use the same strength and put the plants into the box and see if they also getting this problem, but it is too late to find this out only if i had more plants so i will do this the next grow and see if it was the nutrients that got too much or if the plants only had stress because of the different humidity and the light that was stronger..
After i went down to half strength nutes it looks like they stopped getting n toxicity because the leaves lookin lighter as before and the clawing went away but i still cannot say if its now the feeding that went down to half strength or if they were stressed and did well after some days and the clawing plus darker green leaves only did come from the stress..
I also took the light some up after i saw they got problems.. So i never know what was the problem and hopefully i will find it out next grow. I will do the same in the veg box until they are three weeks old and rooted the 2l pots and than i will transplant them and put them in the flower room and try with half of the plants the 3/4 strength and the others i continue at half strength to see if only the plants that got more nutrients doing this or if all plants showing this problem and if all show the problem it would be the different environment causing it..
I also need to get a controlled ventilation that controls the humidity and temperature so i can always stay in a perfect condition and i need a meter to test the light intensity so i can give them the right intensity without stressing them. And if the environment is set up perfect i could do another test if they also claw and showing dark green leaves and if they would it were the nutrients mixed to strong..
The ec i always check what i feed and the runoff ec so i can see if the ec goes up in the drain so they don’t use as much nutes as water but i never saw a different reading always stays the same what i put in the coco
but drain ec isn’t the best for testing a plants health because you could feed full strength the ec in the runoff is the same but the plants would look unhealthy/overfeed/n toxicity and someone says; but the ec stays the same lol its always better watching the plants leaves for deficiency/toxicity and use the ec as a reference if something is wrong.
Don’t know what would be if the plants have an lockout because one of the minerals are too high in the solution
Checking the plants for signs of overfeed and deficiency at the same time and checking if the coco has the right ph and ec but using the 1/1.5 method that canna coco recommends for testing the right ec and ph in the coco and still after this the best thing would be a flush to be sure that no minerals are too high in the coco I think.

Lol sorry for the long text and maybe you know what the problem was with my plants showing N toxicity.
Was it the transplant/new environment or was it the feeding that went up?
I always feed and never water the coco with plain water because i read if you do this will stress the roots because of high ec, next feed low ec so the plants roots always need to change the salt content in the roots but it still works i read.. But i think its better to find the right nute strength for each stage of grow ☺️
So i feed everything at half the recommended dosage and many people use it full strength like the feed chart sayx and do not have the problem with the excessive Nitrogen like i have.. The only thing is the different environment.
I think if you use a 600watt led compared to the 600watt hps the plants under led would take more nutrients and don’t show overfeed symptoms because the light doesn’t have soo much heat as the hps and so the humidity with led would stay stable and the plants don’t evaporate as much water as a plant under hps and so they would not take up excess N like a plant that is under the hps which has more heat and the humidity goes down because of a stronger ventilation to get rid of the heat.. I also read that somewhere and i think that the only reason that people can use more nutes as i do and also if their environment heat/humidity is right they would not overfeed if the humidity is too low like its in my box. I think about a control for the box but its not cheap and i don’t know how to setup it

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Plant Food 101: How To Feed Plants So You Get Big Buds And Huge Yields

Just like humans need proper food packed with healthy nutrients to help us grow strong and vigorous, your plants also need the right foods.

Feed your plants the right foods in the right ways and you too could see consistent yields of 3-plus pounds per grow light, like many growers today who follow these feeding guidelines.

To help you on your path to successful growing, in this article we’re going to cover everything you need to know about plant food and what you need for your high-value plants and specialized strains, including:


  • What plant-specific nutrients do and why they’re so important for high-value crops.
  • How to know exactly what to feed your plants during every stage of their growth cycle to get maximum yields, potency and performance.
  • And common feeding mistakes, along with how to fix them as quickly as possible.

Let’s start with the basics…

What Are Plant Nutrients, What Do They Do, And Why Are They So Important?

Just like food for people, your plants need food to survive, thrive, and grow into the high-value performers you want them to be.

Nutrition and food can be broken down into three categories: macronutrients, secondary nutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are the big nutrients that are required for health and growth, secondary nutrients are slightly less important, and micronutrients are the small nutrients.

For example, with people food, macronutrients are protein, carbohydrates and fats. These are the most important nutrients you must have to be healthy and to survive.

For plants there are 16 important nutrients that can be broken up into macro- and micronutrients:


  • Macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K)
  • Secondary nutrients: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Sulfur (S)
  • Micronutrients: iron (Fe), boron (B), chlorine (Cl), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo)

The bottom line is, your high-value plants need macro-, secondary and micronutrients to thrive.

A Quick Guide To Nitrogen, Phosphorus And Potassium (N-P-K)

Once you get into growing strains of high-value plants, you will find that nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are also commonly referred to as N-P-K.

That’s because these are the three most important nutrients for plants. Without these three nutrients in the proper amounts, your plants will eventually die.

Early on, growers of high-value plants recognized the importance of these nutrients in combination and so began formulating plant food with specific ratios in mind. When you pick up a bottle of base nutrients, you will often see the three numbers on the label:

These numbers stand for the N-P-K ratio in the product. The first number is nitrogen, the second is phosphorus, the third potassium.

Keep in mind, these are the ratios – not a specific amount in the product.

If N-P-K are all essential nutrients for your plants, at this point you may wonder why the ratios in the bottle would make any difference at all.

Why Your Plants Need Specific Nutrients For Each Phase Of Growth

Your plants not only need the right nutrients, but they need them in the right ratios, only at specific times in their life cycle.

To keep things simple, there are two main stages to your plant’s life and they each require a specific ratio of N-P-K for optimum performance:


  • Vegetative stage: high nitrogen, medium phosphorus, high potassium.
  • Flowering stage: low nitrogen, medium phosphorus (much less than most growers have been led to believe), high potassium.

If all this seems confusing, don’t worry, the important thing to remember is this: You have to make sure your plants are getting the optimal levels of nutrition and the nutrients they crave during these times in order to keep them healthy, growing, and later enjoy a great harvest. That’s why scientific testing, research and development with the distinct strains you grow (as opposed to other typical food plants) is so important when choosing your nutrients.

How Often Do You Need To Feed Your Plants?

How often you nourish your plants will be determined by both the type of growing medium and the nutrients you are using. For example:


  • Soil growers: Some growers who plant their seeds in nutritious soil in a vibrant outdoor area may find they hardly need to feed their plants at all. You will have to keep them watered, though, and can add nutrients as needed when you water.
  • Soilless mediums: Using a soilless medium such as peat or sphagnum-based mediums, you’ll have to water and feed your plants often. When the top of the growing medium feels dry, it’s usually the right time to give them water.
  • Coco coir: Using coco coir, you’ll want to feed often, with ample runoff. Coco should remain wet and usually be fed at least daily. You’ll also want to use coco-specific nutrients.
  • Hydroponics: Your plant’s roots are interacting with water constantly, which also contains your nutrients. In some of these hydroponics setups your plants are feeding all the time.

As you might imagine, answering the questions of when to water and feed your plants at this point can get complex and there are many variables based on the strains you’re growing, where you’re growing, the strategy you’re using, and the medium you’re growing in.

How To Know Exactly What To Feed Your Plants For Strong, Healthy Growth And Maximum Yields

In order to figure out exactly what’s right for your personal grow situation, the good news is that you don’t have to guess. There are experts that have done the legwork and experimentation for you.

These are commonly called feeding schedules and they’re a very convenient way to get your grow going.

In fact, here at Advanced Nutrients, we have three excellent ways for you to determine the optimum feeding schedule for your plants:


  1. Nutrient Calculator: When you use our nutrient calculator, you’ll quickly be able to see how much of what nutrients to feed your high-value plants growing hydroponically.
  2. BudLabs Mobile App: If you’d like to take our nutrient calculator into the grow room with you, this is the best way to do it. Simply download the app to your phone (available for both iOS and Android) and you’ll have everything you need in the palm of your hand.
  3. Customized Growing Recipe: To completely customize your grow recipe, you’ll want to use the free recipe generator we provide. With this one page, you can receive a completely custom recipe based on your experience level, growing medium (including coco coir, hydroponics, Pro-Mix/Sunshine Mix/soilless or soil) and more. It’s literally your step-by-step guide.

Once you have the recipe you want to follow, the only thing left for you to do is visit a local store to find your nutrients and get started.

A Quick Guide On How To Mix Nutrients

It’s pretty simple to get your nutrients ready to use.


  1. Vigorously shake your nutrients: The base nutrients you’re using may have been sitting on the shelf for a while, so it’s a smart idea to agitate them to make sure the active ingredients aren’t accumulating at the bottom from sitting too long.
  2. Ready your reservoir: Get your pure, preferably reverse osmosis, or RO-filtered water reservoir ready. Depending on your setup, this could be your reservoir or the container you’re going to use for hand-watering your plants later.
  3. Measure out each nutrient as directed into the reservoir, according to label rate: Using an appropriate measuring device, pour the nutrient from the bottle into your measuring device and then into the water container.

For example, when using pH Perfect ® Sensi Grow Part A, the label states:

Use 4 ml per liter during all weeks of vegetative growth.

That means you pour 4 ml of the nutrient into 1 liter of water and use that mixture to feed your plants. Simple!

How To Know If The Nutrients You’re Using Were Designed Specifically For Your High-Value Plants

Many growers are not aware that there is a huge difference in fertilizers that were designed for traditional agricultural crops such as corn, soybean and wheat, and fertilizers that were developed for high-value plants.

A study conducted by the University of Mississippi demonstrated the dramatic difference specialized fertilizers can make when growing specialized strains. It is the only scientific study of its kind, proving that the Advanced Nutrients fertilizers delivered 21 percent bigger yields when compared to regular fertilizers.You can download the free white paper to see the science for yourself.

The fact is, in this day and age, there is no reason to use regular fertilizers for growing high-value plants.

And whatever you do, don’t make the common beginner mistake of using something like Miracle-Gro for your high-value plants.

Miracle-Gro nutrients and Miracle-Gro soil (or any “extended release” soil, really) will leave you with all kinds of nutrient problems — everything from burning your plants to starving them. Your best bet is to leave those plant formulas for the tomatoes and flowers they were intended to feed.

Here Are Some Common Feeding Issues And How To Fix Them

While growing great plants is not always simple, here’s a quick and simple list of some common feeding issues and how to fix them:


  • Underfeeding: If your plants are looking pale green instead of vibrant, then you could be underfeeding them. You need to give them more nutrients.
  • Overfeeding: Likewise, you could be overfeeding your plants and not know it. This is often accompanied by nutrient burn and could be caused by problems like nutrient lockout.
  • Nutrient lockout: This occurs when the nutrients you’re feeding your plants are unable to be absorbed and so they can’t feed. Discover what you need to know about nutrient lockout here.
  • Nutrient burn: When you give your plants too many nutrients and they end up with brown/black/dark burn spots on the tips of their leaves. This can happen if you don’t recognize signs of nutrient lockout and think plants are underfed, so you add more nutrients.
  • Overwatering: Your plants can be drooping because they’re starved of oxygen if their roots are sitting in stagnant water caused by overwatering. This is one of many plant root problems you can run into.
  • Nutrient deficiencies: Often looks like underfeeding in the form of droopy, sad, sick-looking plants. Goes hand in hand with underfeeding, but you could be lacking specific micronutrients even if you’re feeding them enough.
  • pH problems: Your pH levels are critically important to your plant feeding program. Click here to see why pH affects everything you do.
  • Don’t forget to flush! Many nutrient and feeding issues can be fixed by knowing how and why to flush your plants. Don’t forget to do this.

Feeding Your Plants The Right Nutrients At The Right Time And In The Right Amounts Will Give You The Results You Want

Plant food and proper nutrition is so important that it can mean the difference between losing a harvest or enjoying the most bountiful, potent yields of your life.

It’s that important.

So take the time to educate yourself on plant nutrition. Use the tips in this article and check out the recommended resources to see what a big difference the proper plant food and fertilizers can make, and you’ll be improving your growing results in no time!

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