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Old 04-23-2017, 06:45 PM
Agraco Agraco is offline
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Default cucumbers shriveling...

I need some help to focus my efforts with respect to cucumbers. I was following the advice of my local weed store but when I realized that the advice was contradicting itself, I realized I needed a different approach.

Step 1:
• Superman B1: 1-2-1
• Calcium / Madnesium: 2.3-0-0

Step 2: once the plants are growing well and about to flower, I should do the following:
• Gigaboost: 0-3-3
• Optical (Calcium / Magnesium): 2.3-0-0

• The plants did indeed flower quite fast, but then from the bottom up everything started to yellow and dry.
• I ended up with 1 cucumber for each of my two plants. So at least I am consistent.
• When I went back to the store, I was told that I must have surely misunderstood the previous salesperson because “Gigaboost” is the wrong way to grow cucumbers. (I bought what I was given).

Current status with new crop:
Still at Step 1. The stem is about 12 inches. The link below shows the following pictures:
1. The different nutrients I am using
2. The type of cucumber seed
3. growing medium (mix of rock wool and rocks)

What do I do next?

thank you very much!

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Old 04-23-2017, 06:47 PM
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:52 PM
GpsFrontier GpsFrontier is offline
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Hello Agraco,
First where are you located?

Do you have a link to the Superman and Gigaboost? I've got a hunch they are just additives. The Cal mag is defiantly just an additive, and the NPK numbers are extremely low for a balanced fertilizer on the other two as well. For a stand alone balanced fertilizer I would expect to see a NPK ratio of something like 6-12-28. not 1-2-1 or 0-3-3. Trying to get a balanced nutrient solution out of additives is very hard to do, not to mention very expensive.
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:42 PM
TexasT TexasT is offline
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I use a mix of these

Masterblend 4-18-38
YaraLiva Calcinit 15.5-0-0 (Greenhouse Grade)
Magnesium Sulfate(epsome salt)

we mix it 2 to 2 to 1 in a gallon jug of water to put in my hydro setup.

I get it off ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5-lbs-Mas...item2a7cef73b2

Works great so far.

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