I grow in coco/perlite 5 gal hempy’s. Hand feed. Veg plants under HLG quantum boards (4 board fixture, 240 watts) I also run quantum boards in flower. Two 600 watt fixtures. Genetics is Barney’s Farm Peyote Cookies. This particular strain has been steady in my garden for over two years.
I got back into growing in 2018. I remembered using the GH flora 3 part series from back in the day, saw that it was still available and went with that. Eventually adapting my feed to the cocoforcannabis schedule. Everything was great. I got beautiful bud which rivaled anything you could find at any dispo in Colorado. There was really no problem and I was very successful with GH.
About a year ago, I switched to Megacrop. At that time it was version 2. The only reason I switched was the allure of only having to mix one thing into my res. I did a full run with the small batch I ordered, and it was pretty great. Very similar results to my GH schedule. I reordered and received Megacrop V3. It wasn’t the same. Plants weren’t doing as well as they should be, and it was a miserable time trying to dial in the Megacrop. Even now that I’ve got it mostly worked out…. They still aren’t as healthy and vibrant as they should be.
I regret ever using Megacrop and I’m done with it.
My first impulse is to go back to what I have had success with in the past. gh flora nutes following that same cocoforcannabis feed schedule. I am not experienced enough to be trying to mix up my own dry nutrients, or anything like that. In retrospect, mixing up 6 or 7 different things into my reservoir wasn’t difficult at all. I’m curious if anyone has any alternate suggestions. I don’t mind paying a bit more than I was for GH, if there’s a justifiable reason.