What fertilizer should I use?

Hello guys, I would like to know which fertilizers should I use since I live in Portugal and I only have acess to european/international brands like advanced nutrients, biobizz, general organics, canna, and only a few more and I dont have brands like foxfarm, and a lot more that I cant remember right now. Also Im unable to create my own organic fertilizer for now. My medium will be soil, so what do you think from the ones listed above? I know advanced nutrients is good from what I read but they are expensive, and I would like something cheaper. Thanks for your time.

None of them are that special. Go with a cheap but reputable line and you should be fine.

Cannabis likes a lot of calcium.

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The only problem is that I have no idea which one is a reputable brand but I think I already read Somewhere that general organics was good and they have a camg+ fertilizer so I’ll probably stick to them.

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Probably the cheapest option would be Maxigrow/Maxibloom or just straight Maxibloom using the old lucas formula…personally I’d stick with the dry powders as they last a lot longer per $ spent. I’ve never been to Portugal so can’t speak as to exactly what’s available, but everything is available on the internet :smiley: Also, since you’re the first friend I’ve made in Portugal, you’re the first couch I’ll crash on!

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I have been using good old soluble garden ferilizer in my DWC and coco for more than a year now and there in no discernible difference from the maxi grow/bloom I used to pay a lot more for.
I have been using a product called Thrive, wich is probably only sold here in OZ, but there will be something very similar wherever in the world you are. This cost me $9 a KG. Cheap.
If you are going organic, then manure, blood and bone, and guano.

I use this at 1.94 g per litre of water.

I also add some Fulvic and Humic acid, and some kelp extract, mostly during flower time

https://shop.nutri-tech.com.au/products/fast-fulvic


These guys have an awesome selection of good value organic fert and supplements.
Again you may not be able to get these where you are, but there will be similar and these are all pretty cheap. I have used their triple ten in soil with great results.

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All of the nutrient lines (and probably most not) mentioned in this thread would work. You can get really complex with it if you want, and true organics can get very complicated, depending on how forced the system.

But growing in a pot in potting soil with bottle nutrients is mostly all the same. Don’t get taken for a ride by advanced nutrients; its not that different from miracle grow powder.

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If it’s just soil, just use sh*t of various types. Bird crap for grow, bat crap for flower. Worm juice and kelp is the only other thing that you might want to add, fulvic and humic also helps but you can get them from compost tea. Seriously it’s no more complicated than that IMHO. Soil is very forgiving so if it’s not right, the plant will let you know.

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I don’t think you will get a definitive answer here as everyone is so varied. Personally, I grow in soil and had a hard time with all of those hydro nutes. I’d say trial and error, whatever you do though… Start with 1/4 of the manufacturers recommended dose as those chemicals are strong.

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OP- soil can be as difficult as you make it. I don’t know any EU companies so i am not able to comment on which to use but I will ask a growmie in UK.

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I can vouch for the general hydroponics maxibloom + calmag. Super simple and works good for me :+1:

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@SpikPT Is this your first grow? There isn’t a whole lot of difference in good fertilizers. Any quality nutrient will do. Regardless of what some may think, IMO there is a HUGE difference between low quality garden shop miracle grow type nutes and products like AN, Fox Farm, Botanicare etc etc. Almost any good base grow/bloom line will do with some cal mag/epsom supplemental and optional bloom booster. Choose whatever is the easiest to obtain and the best price.

A good soil mix with adequate aeration, drainage and well maintained pH is more important than any nutrient brand. The only thing I would suggest as another option would be adding microbial/fungi as you grow along.

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Sure this is very true, but to be honest the amount of difference I have personally gotten spending lot of time making up a super soil hardly seems worth it when I get very nearly the same results from 6 months slow release pellets and guano. I guess it depends a bit on the base soil. In my outdoor patch I add a fairly generous amount of coco peat to the soil which helps a lot with moisture retention and structure but it’s river loam to start with so a poorer soil will require more work.

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Thanks for all the answers, I was quite impressed. This is my first time growing and I’ll be doing a growing diares but this run is mostly to get some experience so I can do a sativa run on the summer. That’s the main objective. Probably next friday I’ll start getting the soil ready and next week I will germinate my seeds. I’ll keep you informed, no worries, so you can pass by there and give some tips :wink:

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Hi SpikPT, I started with General Hydropnics Grow+Micro+Flora but then switched to Advanced Nutrients pH Perfect, as it controls your pH and you forget about measuring it every day, so far so good. Better start with few plants at the beginning, cheers …

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I’ll second that comment !

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For soil I was thinking to use canna terra professional http://www.canna-uk.com/terra_professional it seems good with perlite and it isnt too hot like canna professional plus so I’ll stick with it unless someone suggests me a better option available in europe. We have only a few brands like canna, atami, biobizz and plagron.

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People get so pissed when I say it, but miracle gro is actually great for veg (only). It’s cheap and available just about anywhere, just mix it really weak to start.

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Everywhere except portugal ahah

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Do you know www.florganics.de ?

I use it and its awesome and later for blooming time I used my last grow Bloombastic

https://www.atami.com/en_gb/ata-nrg-bi-bloombastic.html

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Also a fan of keeping things simple.

GH MaxiGro
GH MaxiBloom
GH CalMag

GH pH up/down (for balancing the acid/base)

With those 4 things you’ll grow some really nice stuff.

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