Well so far i’ll give a rundown on what i’ve been doing and my thoughts on why without going too deep and idea’s on where i would like to go.
First lets throw out the thought about Excess… are we using too much ? consuming too much ? or creating unnecessary waste ? Whether growing or in life I think we all can say in this “time of excess” it’s easy for us to indulge, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it better and is something to figure out specifics for and how to be more efficient in the end.
So past issues ive run into more so as of late is overwatering, and over feeding issues leading to unstable environments, and myself taking a step back and reevaluating what and how i’m doing things.
Goals - First is to make things as simple as possible, easier is better unless for a purpose, second goal is to become efficient as possible so long as the first goal is kept in mind.
So to start what am i doing, first i’ve raised my chamber temperatures to aid in transpiration of the plants, due to changing lights to ones that run cooler coupled to having way more air extraction than needed i’ve been running plants on the colder and drier side than i probably should have… So with some actual programmed settings for my fan it’s only turning on when temps chamber temps get above 28c and above 60% humidity “note my actual fan settings are a bit higher due to my sensor placement” but it’s currently on its lowest setting to even out the bouncing when it turns on, but the fan is just sipping air at the moment.
Next im running at two different feed levels just to dial in things, one on the high side “1.4ec of maxi” using a pH adjuster to bring me up into appropriate levels and an extremely low side of 0.2ec that allows the water to fall into the appropriate pH range without adjusters, and will adjust as time goes on.
And third i have a group of seedlings running on low feed megacrop “0.55ec” where the pH comes out to acceptable levels to start.
The silver white cups are the megacrop, the others are maxibloom and divided by left and right plants per cup color, low feed on the left high feed on the right at the moment. Obviously the plants will all have some differences regardless but thats where were at
Oh and the Silver/white cups were multiplanted for better selection “only the best will move on” that and i didnt have any more small pots… but here is a picture from this morning to show which ones already got pulled, they would of been darkspark crinkles/lesser plants which im just running as testers.