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    I've got 6 plants 4 weeks into flower I've got 5 that I've just started giving molasses to and the other one on old timers pk 4-8 only light though. I'm also feeding old timers bloom at 3ml per litre. Anyway I've just been in to feed them and the one that's on pk 4-8 started leaking over the top of the run off tray, so I lifted it up to try stop it flooding my tent floor and there's loads of little white bugs in the run off water. I've checked the plants and can't see any bugs on any of them. Does anyone know if this is normal in a soil grow? I've done a couple of grows before but 1st time being organic.
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    I'd guess they're probably springtails mate. I read it in a hydro diary as they seem pretty common in hydro and I think they are beneficial for your plants roots.
    Someone who is a bit more experienced with your problem could explain better. Like I say it's a guess. Can you get any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannabug View Post
    I'd guess they're probably springtails mate. I read it in a hydro diary as they seem pretty common in hydro and I think they are beneficial for your plants roots.
    Someone who is a bit more experienced with your problem could explain better. Like I say it's a guess. Can you get any pics?
    Cheers cannabug, I didn't get any pics as I was to freaked out?? and the water's been absorbed back into the soil now but will try get some on the next feed that's if my phone can picture them as they're tiny I thought it was just bits of soil floating on top of the water until I seen them swimming all over and on closer inspection they looked white.

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    Is there a space between the tray and bottom of the pot? You shouldn't let it sit in the runoff water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quotientcatalysed View Post
    Is there a space between the tray and bottom of the pot? You shouldn't let it sit in the runoff water
    There's no space i usually let the water run off then go back after 15 minutes to check if the soil has absorbed the water back up and if not I empty the run off tray, but to be honest I hardly ever need to do this as its usually absorbed back.

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    Why would u want the run off water to be absorbed back into soil? U don't want that water to be touching the pot at all, have something in between the pot and tray.

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    Springtails are beneficial as they only eat dead stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quotientcatalysed View Post
    Why would u want the run off water to be absorbed back into soil? U don't want that water to be touching the pot at all, have something in between the pot and tray.
    I like to let my pots dry out a bit before watering again, usually the 1st lot of water runs straight through the pot if I don't let the water sit a little they would hardly be getting anything. How much water are you thinking I should be putting in a 20L pot? And what do you suggest I raise the pot with? I've done this with previous grows without any problems as I thought it would cause dry patches throughout the pot. I'm always happy to hear of ways to improve my grow though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Geddon View Post
    Springtails are beneficial as they only eat dead stuff.
    Hopefully that's all they are then, as I've checked all over my plants with a scope and there not one bug insight on the plants. Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millio123 View Post
    I like to let my pots dry out a bit before watering again, usually the 1st lot of water runs straight through the pot if I don't let the water sit a little they would hardly be getting anything. How much water are you thinking I should be putting in a 20L pot? And what do you suggest I raise the pot with? I've done this with previous grows without any problems as I thought it would cause dry patches throughout the pot. I'm always happy to hear of ways to improve my grow though.
    About 20 % of runn off from what u putting in, it takes how much it needs, u can't force it, and by letting old shit suck back in is no good mate.. Good luck

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    I use a 20ltr fabric pot and she takes 5ltrs every 2 days. With about 400/500ml run off maybe a little more.

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    I have 15L fabric bags, and I water 1L every other day with hardly any run off.

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    You need to learn to water slower mate, one of our Mods, Easy-T, has a solution for that
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    You need to learn to water slower mate, one of our Mods, Easy-T, has a solution for that
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    You need to learn to water slower mate, one of our Mods, Easy-T, has a solution for that
    Yeah go with spray bottle, 4 Lt lol

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    An advantage to regular pots is that once they've started growing well, I can slosh in their feed.

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    I'm using something like this :

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    I'm scooping the water out when it gets full, atleast don't have to lift them.. Get creative.

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    I have a garden tray on a bench. The runoff goes from a hole in the tray into a bucket below. A mate does similar except that he uses upturned buckets instead of a bench.

    If I ever run out of height, I have some diy Rhizo Stands that have the pots only 4" above the ground.
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    I use one of these to suck out the run off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue61 View Post
    I use one of these to suck out the run off.


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