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The DWC Nutrient Guide

A Deep Water Culture (DWC) growing method involves suspending your plants’ roots in a highly oxygenated and nutrient-rich water solution. This allows you to grow healthier and stronger crops in an extremely convenient and easy way.

We understand it may be difficult to know exactly what nutrients and how much to provide your plants - and at what times - which is why we’ve compiled a DWC grow guide for you to follow and get the most out of your plants. Follow this ultimate guide, keeping pH levels between 5.7 and 6.4 throughout both the grow and the bloom stages, and see your crops flourish.

 

The First Days

When you’re getting started, make sure to adjust the electrical conductivity of your solution, and adding DWC and a root stimulant for the best start:

  • Add 0.5ml of DWC per litre of solution.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 0.8.
  • Add 2.5ml of Root Stimulant per litre.

 

The Grow Stage

This stage is ideal to provide your plants with an armour for endurance and to speed up the growth. This is when you start introducing a bugicide, an enzyme to break down dead roots into nutrients, a tonic to revive your plants, a product to improve your plants’ resistance, and a continuous flush to prevent salt build-ups.

 

Week 1

  • Add between 0.5ml a 1ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.0.
  • Add 5ml of Root Stimulant per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Spray Evolution once a week until run-off.
  • Add 0.5ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 0.5ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 2

  • Add 1ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.2.
  • Add 5ml of Root Stimulant per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Spray Evolution once a week until run-off.
  • Add 0.5ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 0.5ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

Growing Plant Stage | Plant Magic
 

The Bloom Stage

The bloom stage allows you to add boosts for the best possible flowering and yield. Boost the production of oils and sugars and add a boost of magnesium and calcium for stronger plants. This stage typically lasts for nine weeks.

 

Week 1

  • Add between 1ml and 1.5ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.4.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 5ml of Root Stimulant per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Spray Evolution once a week until run-off.
  • Add 0.5ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 0.5ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 2

  • Add between 1ml and 1.5ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.4.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 5ml of Root Stimulant per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Spray Evolution once a week until run-off.
  • Add 0.5ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 0.5ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 3

  • Add 1.5ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.6.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Add 0.5ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 0.5ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 4

  • Add 1.5ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.6.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Choose between adding 1.5ml of Bloom Boost per litre, 0.25ml of Platinum PK 9-18 per litre, or 1x sachet of Boosting Powder per 100L.
  • Add 1ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

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Week 5

  • Add between 1.5ml and 2ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.8.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Choose between adding 1.5ml of Bloom Boost per litre, 0.3ml of Platinum PK 9-18 per litre, or 1x sachet of Boosting Powder per 100L.
  • Add 1ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 6

  • Add 2ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 2.0.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre
  • Choose between adding 2ml of Bloom Boost per litre, 0.4ml of Platinum PK 9-18 per litre, or 1x sachet of Boosting Powder per 100L.
  • Add 1ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 7

  • Add 2ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 2.0.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Choose between adding 2ml of Bloom Boost per litre, 0.5ml of Platinum PK 9-18 per litre, or 2x sachet of Boosting Powder per 100L.
  • Add 1ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Hydro Silicon per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 8

  • Add between 1.5ml and 2ml of DWC per litre.
  • Electrical conductivity needs to be 1.8.
  • Add 2ml of Ignition per litre.
  • Add 2ml of Enzyme per litre.
  • Choose between adding 2ml of Bloom Boost per litre, 0.5ml of Platinum PK 9-18 per litre, or 2x sachet of Boosting Powder per 100L.
  • Add 1ml of Magne-Cal+ per litre.
  • Add 1ml of Pure Clean per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Week 9

  • Add 5ml of Flush per litre.
  • Spray Bugicide until run-off anytime an infestation happens.

 

Whether you wish to know more about the products for DWC growing systems or need advice about any other issue with your plants, contact our team on 01695 554 080. We’re always happy to help!

 

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