Q. What if my plant genotype is not listed?
Research the plant you are using and determine if it is a late term or early term variety. Then choose one of the 2 generic programs listed. You can further manipulate this schedule by learning more about AG420 nutrient manipulation.
Q. Can I use my old holes and soil, and still get the production yields projected by AG420?
Calculations for plant yield are determined greatly by quality of soil media and other foundational requirements. Please read over AG420 Install section before making a decision. You should note that the most important task of a good soil is, ideal water to air ratio at full saturation. You may be able to accomplish this with your old soil through means of conditioning.
Q. Can I yield more than the calculations AG420 generates?
Yes, by adding additional infrastructure. An experienced grower can also push this envelope with impeccable tending techniques.
Q. Can I experiment with altering the nutrient schedules for my plant variety?
Yes, alter an AG420 feed program, by integrating it with AG420 nutrient manipulation techniques. Check out our infrastructure area.
Q. Can I use AG101 products and AG420 programs for both indoor and outdoor?
Yes, all products and schedules work for both indoor and outdoor. Check the feed schedules for more info.
Q. Can I use other nutrients with AG-101 nutrients?
Yes you can, if you wish to spend more for the same or lesser quality and yield. Before you make a decision take a look at AG420 programs and pricing to understand industry price structures and their misfortunes. AG101 products are compatible and will indeed make other fertilizer products work better, so you can do what you want.
Q. How many people/gardeners does it take to install and grow a 25 plant garden that yields 8-10 pound plus plants?
Please look at AG420 install section and review the infrastructure necessary to accomplish this type of production. It takes 2 persons/gardeners and 1 small bucket loader/tractor 3 days to install a garden with 25- 800 gallon pots, double wire trellis/support rounds, and irrigation spray system. It may take one more day to install feed tank and fencing, but should not take any more time than that. With a system of this caliber, you only need one person/tender throughout the season to perform the daily operation of adding nutrient to feed tank and flipping the pump switch (takes 15 minutes/day tops) If you chose to train your plants within a trellis system for the “sea of green” effect, it will take one person another 8 hours per week until flower stage of plant growth. Foliar sprays for bug prevention can take up to 1 hour every other day for a few weeks. For harvest you will need a crew of at least 3 to work day and night for a few weeks. You know the rest.
Q. Should I grow my garden from seed or clone?
Depends. The market tends to want specific clone varieties such as OG and Sour. The problem of clone varieties is that they usually yield less than seed stock, but you guarantee quality and consistency. A seed variety has the benefit of the tap root and tends to be stronger than clones. Elite growers have been breeding high-end clone varieties into their seed stocks to make hybrids. These hybrids are beginning to stabilize more each year. If you go with seed, make sure your breeder is experienced. Otherwise, learn how to increase yield on a guaranteed clone variety and call it good. If you are tech savvy, find stem cell clones, they are grown from cell cultures taken from the stalk of a clone variety. Stem cell clones are identical to their mother (like clones), and grow a tap root (like a seed). They own the benefits of both.
Q. I want to grow a 10 lb plant. What do I do?
Visit AG420 Brain Calculator to see if your climate and sun exposure is sufficient for the task. If not, click Super Size your garden in the AG420 Brain Calculator and perform additional installation requirements. If the updated calculations are not satisfactory, either pick a different strain to grow or move to a climate more suitable for the job.
Q. I have problems with the leaves discoloring. What is going on?
If you are using AG420 products, I guarantee that it is not a nutrient issue. Take a magnifying glass and look closely at the underneath of the unhealthy leaves. You may have bug problems. If not check you waters Ph and EC/PPM. The Ph of your water is satisfactory between 6.0 and 7.2. Use citric acid in your water to lower Ph if needed. If it is none of the above, expect it to be a problem with your soils density. In this case, there is no remedy after planting. You can go big next year.
Q. Branches are dying off, sometimes over night. What’s happening?
Two things could be occurring. You could have moles/gofers/voles in your garden. Are your holes protected from ground varmints? Secondly, and usually the case, you are causing anaerobic activity in your soil from water saturation. If this is the case, your soil is reaching an oversaturation state making it possible for pathogens, fungi, and bacteria to attack your roots. Your soil should be an ideal air to water ratio at full saturation. If it is not, then yes, you are in a jam, and there is not much you can do. Change your soil out for next year and try again.
Q. Some plants are woody, stunted, and seem never to get enough water. They are drying out. What’s happening?
A little windy? Your plants are getting air dried. Put up wind blocks and reduce its speed. You can easily do this using row cover fabric and T-stakes. The wind takes a lot out a plant and causes it to use much of its energy to replace moisture lost from its drying effects.
Q. The tips of all the tops are curling and deforming. What is this about?
It is helpful in you tending practices to understand that the plant is a mirror image of its roots and vice versa. There are pathways/veins that connect each branch system to its root counterpart. If the tips curl, it is guaranteed that the problem is in the counterpart. The lowest roots reflect upon the tops of the plant. You are experiencing water pooling under your hole, raised pot, or garden bed. Even if you raise the soil, pooling can still occur. Water less and more frequent. You will need to dry out the base of your soil while continuing to provide water to your plant. Next year raise all beds above ground if you haven’t already, and line the bottom of all problem holes with plastic with a gradual lift to the center.
Q. My garden was growing great, but then it just stopped growing all of a sudden. Why?
Refer back to the AG420 Brain Calculator and calculate your strain, hi temp, low temp, sun exposure of your garden. Do a comparison of your garden and the outputs. Is your soil sufficient? Maybe that your roots ran out of space. It is usually the case. The roots can cover a yard of soil in one month of vegetation (est. 60 inches growth).