- Mar 17, 2019
Do salt based nutrients have a negative effect on brix levels. I'd like to start measuring and messing with my plants brix, but don't grow organically. Is that something worth looking into.
Brix is something I would love to delve into once I get my grow style mastered. At least I would love to know the brix levels of plants I think are doing good.ALL plant nutrients are salts, minerals, and elements. Plants only use the ionic form of several nutrients, and which is either a cation or anion. These are "salts" and are exactly the same as what is created thru organic means. Brix levels are sugars created by the plants. any balanced and properly dosed nutrient should create good brix levels in a healthy plant.
Pops is correct, all nutes come on minerals and elements. Salt based nutes use a sodium molecule to move nutrients into the plant, ie sodium nitrate. Most organic growers use sodium as well as the transport molecule (blood meal is high in sodium nitrate)Brix is something I would love to delve into once I get my grow style mastered. At least I would love to know the brix levels of plants I think are doing good.
I’ve never heard of brix before, oddly enough, since it sounds rather important. But that’s why I love reading all the wisdom here. Yet another thing I don’t know, so off to research I go. Learning new shit everyday
On the fence too, although it does help with the diagnosis.I'm not convinced of its worth for cannabis flowers, although its a great way to show how worthless the "flushing" myth is by measuring the sugars remaining in the buds.
So what’s your average EC on meph strains? I just burnt the shit outta my deez nuggs at 1.7 EC. It’s my first auto run. Using mega crop in coco DTW. Do autos not run a higher EC/PPM like photo period plants?