Thanks for the advice. Delaying a day. The stalk is filling in but the leaves are a bit small still.
Not sure about the double grow. Since this is my first I will probably stick to one.
Our tomato recipe testing is going great, we've nailed down a recipe that produced AMAZING, JUICY, and BEEFY tomatoes! The perfect texture with just the right amount of sweetness. Recipe to be uploaded soon.
You may have noticed your BLOOM awoke today with a software update available.
The update includes some bug squashes and improvements under the hood.
If you did not see the message, you can still find the update by going to your BLOOMs Wi-Fi section and selecting Software Updates.
As always, let us know if you have any questions or issues about the update.
Are you interested in creating your own Grow Recipe? Here are some of the basics to explain what each of the Grow Recipe variables mean. You can find more tips by tapping each variable on the BLOOM Control Panel or BloomGrows App.
Stage #, Stage Name & Time/Days:
This will vary depending on the plant you’re growing, but a BLOOM Recipe is divided into various stages such as Germination, Seedling, Vegetative, Early Bloom, Bloom
1, Bloom 2, Flowering, Fruiting, etc. You can even set a drying and curing stage if needed. Choose the duration of each stage by selecting the number of days and the BLOOM will alert you when it is time to move on to the next stage.
PPM (Parts per Million):
PPM is measured every few seconds by BLOOM AI and ensures that your plant is receiving the proper nutrients in the proper ratios. Your Peristaltic Dosing Pumps will automatically dose as needed to maintain your target PPM.
This is your FloraGro nutrient solution. It contains more Nitrogen, which is crucial to build strong roots during the vegetative state.
This is your FloraMicro nutrient solution. A higher ratio of this may be used during a plant’s growth and bloom cycles. FloraMicro also contains high levels of Calcium needed for tasty tomatoes.
This is your FloraBloom nutrient solution. It contains a higher ratio of Phosphorus and Potassium as well as Calcium, which will all be needed during flowering and fruiting.
Each plant type has an optimal pH level that will allow it to take in the optimal level of nutrients. Most plants like a pH of between 5.5 and 6.8, but it is best to research the ideal pH level of your specifi c plant when setting this variable for your Grow Recipe.
This variable sets the target hours of “sunlight” for a plant in a 24 hour day. Many plants have different lighting needs at different times in their “season.” Longer and shorter light cycles can force certain behaviors (delaying or inducing flowering, for example) in many specific plants. Lights can be dimmed from “Advanced Settings”.
Setting the correct target daytime temperature ensures that your plant can metabolize at the ideal rate. The BLOOM has a cooling and heating system to maintain your target temperature and a day/night temperature differential of 7 degrees Fahrenheit to mimic a cooler nighttime temperature. Day/Night variance can be customized from “Advanced Settings”.
BLOOM will maintain humidity levels at 60% throughout your grow. You have the option to leave the Humidifier Reservoir empty and to pause the humidifier for one week at a
Go ahead and take a stab at creating your own recipe or reach out if you would like some help!
Buds continue to fill out and color is going from opaque to solid whites and the typical trainwreck burnt orange. Based on the strain grow diaries online, we should see some bright greens in due time. The Trichomes are not full and frosty yet so feels like we have a little while before this baby is ready for the next stage.
Has the nutrient level reading flat lined despite maintaining the “increasing” indicator?
Test the dosage pumps through the system check feature on the Bloom. If those are working it may be just a hiccup in the software. Sometimes turning the unit off and on helps.
I am by no means an expert but had similar issues come up with mine.
Hello Bloom community
My plant is about 112 days into the grow and showing signs of stress. It’s a Indica hybrid called LCD and attaching the recipe details and a few pics. Appears to be nutrient burn which came from a sensor error so I have disconnected the mixing tubes and manually monitoring the PPM with a handheld to stay within the target range. Also post water change the Bloom ventilation and cooling locked up and the internal temperature reached 90+ degrees for a half day before I noticed the condensation on the door. After powering off and back on, the Bloom functions were restored and all is back to normal.
Do you think the visible stress is the remnants of the heat exposure and/or the nutrient escalation? Overall PPM reached 2200 for about 3 days. Also any advice to restore the health or will it cycle through?
Been a while since I last updated the forum on my grow. As mentioned earlier, I extended the veg state (PPM 1275, 9/9/5 ratios, 18 hours of light, day time temp 78) to 5 total weeks which provided significant girth to the plant. Since then I have flipped from early bloom (2 weeks) and completed the first flowering stage (2 was, 1350 PPM, 1.5/7.5/7.5 ratios, 12 hrs of sunlight, day time temp 74). Here are some pics.
Experiencing some nutrient burn so conducted a water change on the stage flip today.
Trellis has been overtaken by the plant so its held by one suction cup to stand the plant up more vertically. Getting another trellis to support the overweight buds from leaning toward the sides of the bloom.