Let's Talk Silica!

So i’m still wet behind the ears when it comes to growing. I grow with coco coir and organic amendments like 4-4-4 all purpose and a 3-9-4 bloom from Dr. Earth. Also earthworm castings a 1 tbsn per 1 gallon of medium, for the top dress feeding. Im thinking of adding silica to the mix to help strengthen the roots, get a strong veg cyle on some autos. Does anyone use it? How do you use it? Whats the best way to use it? Thanks! :palm_tree::kissing_closed_eyes::dash::palm_tree::peace_symbol:

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I’ve always used silica when feeding, from seedling to the last week of flower @tastynugz. It really helps your plants throughout their life cycle. A.N. Rhino Skin is a great silica product. It’s all I ever use. Tried and true my friend!
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Looked it up, keeps the grow full organic and builds tissue to hold up those footlongs! Definitely adding to the regiment next run. Thanks for the info @Tygrow78 !

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Nice question @tastynugz . We had a soil talk recently and silica was one of the super soil requirements, very small quantities needed but works very well. I would like to know more as well. Subbed.

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I started using Power Si, haven’t noticed a difference but I’m only on week 1 so I guess I’ll have to be patient to see benefits

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Dont forget growershouse.com have a wide variety of silica based products, check this video below:

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I’m actually considering adding silica to my next coco grow as well heard it helps make plants stronger to hold bud weight just ran into an issue with that lol

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@chrisj Do the Gn family get any discounts or deals perhaps?

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I ran the same clone multiple times before adding Potassium Silicate mid veg, I found that the silica did infact increase stem strength and fairly quickly in aprox 1 week I also noticed the branches become more solid and less flexible. Another benefit that I noticed was when taking clones from the plant that was fed silica they were much more rigid and resisted the drooping that I had been experiencing with this cultivar during cloning. This was the only strain to droop in trays containing multiple strains. I now use potassium silicate in all my hydro grows as the nutrients I use Jack’s 3/2/1 contains no silica, and to me the results are worth the cost/benefit.

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That’s what I use for silica. I add a teaspoon per gallon every time I feed.

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Yeah for sure. Im adding the Rhino Skin Silica on my next run!

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