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Why A Proper Feeding Schedule Is The #1 Secret To Growing Success

At Advanced Nutrients we spend a lot time developing feeding schedules and recipes for growers and there’s a very good reason for that …

Because, no matter if you’re a complete newbie grower or a “grand master” grower — following the right feeding schedule is the #1 key to success.

Here’s why they’re so important …

The Complete Newbie Grower With ZERO Experience.

If you’re a newbie, relax!

We all were in your shoes at one point and you’re about to embark on your very first grow.

Obviously, for a complete beginner that has no idea what he is doing (other than hearing some well meaning but potentially confusing and/or inaccurate advice from friends and the internet) a growing schedule is absolutely essential.

In fact, after the nutrients, it’s probably the most important part of your first grow!

That’s because you truly need all the help you can get at this stage, and the best way to learn is simply to follow in the footsteps of a PROVEN recipe that you know works.

That way, it’s one less thing to worry about. After all, by this point you’ve probably invested hundreds if not thousands into your first grow and the biggest question in your mind is “Is this even going to work?”.

The BEST thing you can do at this point is to eliminate as many potential variables as possible by following a proven growing recipe that we provide you at Advanced Nutrients.

The Hobbyist/ Recreational Grower With A Couple Years Experience…

For you, you’ve already made that all important jump over the first big hurdle–you’ve successfully completed your first grow!

And boy, did you learn a TON of things you never thought about didn’t you?

After that, whether you’ve had just a few or half a dozen grows under your belt in the past few years, you’re starting to get the hang of things.

It’s at this point that you’re probably starting to look for a little something “extra” for your grows. You are thinking about supplements and ways to really tweak a proven basic formula.

That’s why it’s so important to be following a proven recipe like we provide for growers with your experience level.

By this point, the marketing teams of big money hydro companies are like sharks circling you in the water. “Try this! Try that! You need this! You need that!”.

At this point in your growing career, while you will learn a ton from experimentation, it’s important to remember how easy it really is to still lose an entire grow. Weeks of work and potentially thousands of dollars down the drain.

It pays to experiment but not too much. That’s why following a proven recipe that allows you to try out some new variables and tweak some growing dynamics can be so valuable.

At this point, you’re no longer totally clueless but you might be running into some frustrating new problems.

The good news? You wouldn’t be running into these problems unless you were a successful grower so far! The bad news? they’re still problems!

You might find yourself struggling with sick plants … nutrient burns … unsatisfying yields and a whole slew of other challenges. The best bet? Follow a feeding schedule tailor made for you.

The Recreational Or Commercial Grower With 2-5 Years Experience

You’re well on your way to greatness by this point. In fact, to many people you’re a “pro” because you’ve been doing this so long.

First, congratulations because most people don’t stick with ANYTHING long enough to see the results that you have.

Second, you know that at this point you want MORE.

More yields … faster growth rates … healthier plants and less sickness in your grow room … better, more quality product.

It’s no longer enough to just pull off a few grows a year. Now you’re thinking about things like quality and your reputation.

That’s smart.

And the easiest way to improve?

Follow a feeding recipe specifically designed for your more advanced growing needs. You’ll be tweaking and fine-tuning everything now from early growth stage supplements right up to cranking your plants till just days before harvest for the maximum resin, aroma, weight, and overall yields.

At this point, every little tweak will show you big results so you need to follow a step-by-step plan as much as possible to make sure you’re producing like you should.

The Master Commercial or Recreational Grower With Years of Experience

This is the pinnacle is it not?

You probably make a living from your grows and at this point it’s like you’ve seen it all.

You’ve heard all the marketing promises and you’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t. Much of that was trial and error.

At this point in your life though, you still want more because you’re still hungry. You would not have made it this far if you didn’t want to be the best, right?

That’s why you’re still searching for the little tweaks here and there that can take your crops to the next level.

Why follow a recipe or feeding schedule at this point in your career?

Because you and I both know that there’s always room for improvement. And the smartest, most successful, most respected people in the world absolutely HATE to be the “smartest guy” in the room. In other words, you’re always seeking to learn what others are doing so you can take it and apply it to your own grows to get better results.

Second, you know that the “Trial and error” method — while it worked for you in the past — takes time. And time is the one thing you do NOT have a lot of now. In fact, it’s your most precious commodity so you can’t waste it trying a bunch of junk that doesn’t work anymore.

Today, we have Truckee growers getting 3+ pounds per light. They’re doing and you know you can too with the same boring regularity. You just have to follow the right recipe.

Of course, we know in the future you’ll take it and tweak it to work better for your own personal needs and make it yours — to customize it — but it’s always smart to start with the baseline feeding schedule and go from there.

Get Ready For Something Special Coming Soon

All this talk about feeding recipes has us excited.

Look out for something big from Advanced Nutrients very, very soon. In the meantime, don’t forget that you can check out our nutrient calculator.


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Over time, components within the nutrients settle on the bottom of the bottle. When you pour a bottle without shaking it, you can potentially be pouring out an unbalanced solution. Shaking up the nutrient bottle ensures you are pouring the right blend into your reservoir, giving your crops the nutrition they need.

Usually, it’s not a problem. But some products are incompatible with each other and can damage your plants when they’re used together. For example, bloom boosters with high PK numbers or low-grade silica products can destabilize your nutrient mix and cause nutrient lockout.

Nutrient manufacturers design their products to be used with each other. In doing so, they include specific portions of each nutrient in each product, so crops receive the right nutrition through each stage of the grow cycle. When you stick with one manufacturer, you don’t have to worry about inadvertently destabilizing your nutrient mixture. One example of why you need to stick with only one manufacturer’s products is Advanced Nutrients’ pH Perfect line. These products are designed to keep your crops’ root zone within a specific pH range. When you use them alongside products from another manufacturer, we can’t guarantee your root zone will maintain its optimal pH level.

Yes! If you’re growing with Advanced Nutrients products, you can use our easy nutrient calculator to generate the correct nutrient chart for your crops in seconds. Check out Advanced Nutrients’ nutrient calculator here. Another great resource is our library of free custom-growing recipes. Try our expert grower-tested nutrient schedules here.

You can also download our official BudLabs app to generate nutrient schedules and receive real-time notifications for specific tasks, including feeding your crops. Upgrade to BudLabs Pro to maintain profiles on an unlimited number of crops.

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Advanced Nutrients has spent many thousands of man-hours developing a technology that automatically balances your pH for you — putting it in the “sweet spot” and holding it there for one week.

And the technology is so “smart” that it can account for many of the aforementioned variables in your grow room. Our proprietary pH buffering agents and stabilizing mechanisms became the foundation of a new system aptly called pH Perfect® Technology. Learn all about it here.

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