Jump to content
  • Sign Up

How do i care for mums.

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

I want to start keeping some mums for future clones but i need some help on keeping them alive.

I will have 4 under 3 CF's, Do i need more light?. They are in dirt so i dont have to care for them to much.

How often do i feed? and at what strength do i feed?.

At the moment i have some Miracle-Gro 15, 13.1, 12.4, Will this be ok or should i use something else?.

I will also be adding some more CF's in the future, The size of space is, 2ft x 1 1/2ft x 2ft high.

Thanks heaps, Much appreciated,


Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 - 2 mums are all the average grower needs unless keeping multiple strains, I use one 20w CF on 24/0 for my 2 mums, I add another when starting clones and my nutrients at half strength. Check the link in my signature.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got 3 boxes the same size but I got 2 CF's each.

But yeah, why bother with 'fish and kelp plus' if you need to add epsom salts, use a cheap Hydroponic fertilizer I say,

You should do a look for a thread called 'bonsai mums' or sumthing like that. Root pruning is the key to keeping your mums small, and only feed 'em when they show defficiencies. Root pruning is much harder in soil.

if they are all the same strain, I say keep just 1 and grow it as wide as 4.

I make my mums by taking a cutting from mid branch not the tip, then you have very low branches.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Can you explain how Epsom salts only masks Magnesium deficiency as I was under the impression That Epsom Salts is Magnesium Sulphate? And to 'mask' the deficiency would mean that it was nolonger noticeable?



I advised fish and kelp because it has ALL trace elements including Magnesium for MJ, it was Miracle Grow that does not. I'm sure there are plenty of other nutes that do. I agree that hydroponic nutes are good too, as long as they contain Magnesium, Fish and Kelp was just my preference as I grow organic.




Edited by Buster
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using the community in any way you agree to our Terms of Use and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.