Bonnie & Clyde Mixing Guide: 101 - Autoflower Nutrients Guide

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Welcome to the definitive guide on mixing Bonnie & Clyde with CalMag, brought to you by Cronk Nutrients.

Our mission is not only to provide top-quality nutrients for your autoflowers but also to ensure you know how to use them to get the best results for a wide range of plants, including fruits and vegetables. This guide is your one-stop resource for mixing and applying these nutrients to achieve optimal growth and health for your plants.

Understanding Feed Charts

Starting off, it's crucial to get familiar with our feed charts. We cater to growers of all levels - Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. These charts are meticulously designed to guide you through each growth stage, specifying the precise nutrient amounts your plants need. Regardless of your experience level, following these charts ensures your plants get exactly what they need to thrive.

Feed charts are straightforward, providing nutrient measurements in mL per gallon or mL per L, allowing you to mix according to your preference and convenience.

The Right Time to Start

When to Begin with Bonnie: Your growing journey with Bonnie starts when your plants display their first true set of leaves, typically about a week after sprouting. This marks the perfect time to introduce Bonnie into your feeding routine, propelling your plants into their vegetative growth stage with all the essential nutrients they require.

Mixing for the Vegetative Stage

Mixing Bonnie with CalMag for the vegetative stage is simple. Let's take an example from the Novice feed chart for Week 2:

  • For a 5-gallon batch: You'll need 10mL of Bonnie and 10mL of CalMag. Add CalMag first to lay a solid foundation, followed by Bonnie. If using RO water or products like Armadillo Armour, adjust the order of mixing accordingly to ensure optimal nutrient absorption. Stir well after each addition to ensure the nutrients are fully dissolved and ready for your plants.

pH Levels: A Key to Nutrient Uptake

After mixing, checking, and adjusting the pH level of your nutrient solution is vital. The ideal pH range for this stage is between 5.8 and 6.2, ensuring maximum nutrient uptake. Use a reliable pH meter, like the AC Infinity All-in-One pH Pen, for accuracy. Adjust with pH up or down as necessary, aiming for gradual changes to reach the optimal level.

Watering Techniques for Different Growth Stages

Watering needs vary through different stages of growth:

  • Seedlings: Use a gentle approach, ensuring the soil is moist but not waterlogged.
  • Week 3 of Vegetative Growth: Increase watering to achieve about 20% runoff, facilitating proper nutrient delivery and preventing nutrient buildup.

Transitioning to Flowering with Clyde

As your plants move from vegetative to flowering stages, introducing Clyde alongside CalMag is crucial. Before making this switch, flushing your grow medium is recommended but not required. This step ensures a clean slate for the flowering nutrients, promoting a successful bloom.

Mixing for Flowering: For the initial week of flowering, mix 45mL of Clyde with 20mL of CalMag for a 5-gallon batch. This combination supports and enhances the flowering process, preparing your plants for a prosperous bloom phase.

Final Thoughts and Tips

  • Rotate watering: Alternate between nutrient-rich water and plain water based on your plant's response.
  • Storage: A mixed batch can be used for up to 10-14 days. Ensure to stir and check the pH before each use.
  • Mixing Order: The sequence of adding nutrients, especially with RO water, is crucial for the effectiveness of the solution.

In Conclusion:

Mixing Bonnie & Clyde with CalMag is straightforward when you follow our guide. Whether you're a novice or an experienced grower, these tips and steps will help ensure your garden's success. We're excited to see your results and hear your stories. Reach out with questions or to share your experiences at Happy growing!

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