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Does anyone have a system for seed to harvest?
A tea for seedling. Probably not necessary.
A recipe for early veg, mid veg, early flower...
Would love to see a comprehensive stage by stage progression of teas to use.
I would like to use as little other nutrition as possible. I.E. dry amendments etc.
I do want to use foliar
 
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One good tea is all you need. Organic growing is unique to the grower. Everyone does/uses something different that works for them. Most people add a sugar or carb source to the tea for flower.. Some add kelp or alfalfa to the tea for flower. Veg is more about enzymes, so aloe vera, coconut water ect. are often used in veg teas... But having completely separate teas for each stage kind of defeats the purpose of simplicity. Especially if you're brewing all those teas yourself.
 

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One good tea is all you need. Organic growing is unique to the grower. Everyone does/uses something different that works for them. Most people add a sugar or carb source to the tea for flower.. Some add kelp or alfalfa to the tea for flower. Veg is more about enzymes, so aloe vera, coconut water ect. are often used in veg teas... But having completely separate teas for each stage kind of defeats the purpose of simplicity. Especially if you're brewing all those teas yourself.
Right. I was thinking alfalfa and kelp for veg. Adding bat for flower etc. Trial and error is great except for the errors. :)
 
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It also depends on your medium or soil. Most people growing organic are mixing their own soils and adding everything the plant will need into the soil mix.. That's what allows them to use just teas. Most store bought bagged soils only have enough food available for a month or so... So it will eventually need to be fed some sort of NPK. Your soil will be much more important than the teas!
 

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Right. I'm mostly coco with pearl, peat, worm, some FFOF. Amended 2x one veg one bloom. I lean on kelp, alfalfa, neem meal, worm, with some benies. Also some cal mag, fulvic, humic, silica. Obviously molasses.
 

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From what I've read (and tried) Heisenberg's tea seems to be a good general purpose mix. The very minimum seems to just be earthworm castings, they are the overwhelming majority of the "goodness" from what I've read (from Heisenberg himself on forums).
 
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I'll look it up thanks. I have everything at my disposal. Dont want to brew a tea with everything and it seems reasonable that one tea may be a better for flower and another for veg. I have a new bean that popped a few days ago. I think I'll experiment with this one. Leaning on higher nitrogen parts in veg and higher potassium parts in flower. I.E. Bat Guano/Neem meal...
I will try to journal the grow here.
Thank you.
 
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well,a few things. Teas are truly my thing. been brewing them since I was a teenager actually. lol Im coming up on 50 before long. Me?I have wonderful success with mixing soils and feeding and letting the tea feed a bit and help the soil relax. why?well almost in every situation your soil will deplete with a few things from foods to life. so maintaining with medium feeders to larger heavy feeders especially,is going to require a tea schedule ime. I always fed teas at roughly week 2-3 for veg....after it starts spinning up after a watering or two after the first feed ill do a top coating and a flower feed.My top dressing has a good bit of N too as well as the tea. essentially its a potent transition feed. but many neglect nitrogen and many see fade earlier than they would like. thats why a rounded soil firstly,a solid top dressing and tea schedule or even just a simple few recipes which I have several I truly love.and lastly,I would do a flower feed about 2.5 or even 2 weeks out.at this point with a rooted pot you are probably watering several times a week or so. so that ime works really well for taste and quality if all these things are decently rounded.
 
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