The ounce just keeps the rice hulls bound to the top soil so they keep in place.I missed this earlier..
Did you water these pots already? Organic soil should be treated differently than inert soil-less mixes.. Instead of wet and dry phases, you want to keep the soil evenly hydrated at all times. Not water logged, but evenly hydrated.. Sometimes watering a bit from the top and the bottom helps,,as well as watering 50% then waiting 10 minutes and watering the other 50%... that's what i do (cloth pots) and it works pretty well. Ive not had any issues.
Just a heads up that unless you already watered these pots in when you filled them up, 1 oz isn't enough to do so. You kinda have to water soil like its got a plant in it, even when it doesnt, to keep it going. Especially the top dress!
Organic black strap molasses 1tbsp /gal!!
I don’t water very much when the plant first goes in. I usually just give them the same amount as the cup size they get transplanted from when doing regs. So they will get around 12oz the first watering. I try to water around the plant. If it doesn’t cover the pots surface, I’ll come back and spray the top surface with a couple sprays just to get it moist but not sopping. That watering usually gets em the first whole week in the larger pot.
I try to adjust as they grow. I’m gonna try and water only once a week.
I haven’t bottom fed but I will try for the first time with the fabric pots. I threw in a handful of perlite and another handful of rice hulls to avoid soggy bottoms. I could just flood the table...idk.
Those plastic maxxx yield will just get top watered because they are a pita to bottom feed.