Part 2 ----> Getting away from the bottles was the best thing for my medicine, , security (all leaves goto the worms, lol), overall health and the environment, etc... Everyone who is growing out of dirt or on the fence should give the "True Living Organics" (TLO) method a read and a shot, to try organic growing, or start flowering using the TLO method, just do a transplant a week before flowering and a flush so that the bene's can thrive, oh, no chlorine in the water either, those are the main rules. If you read the book, understand it, there are not many people who would continue using just bottled nutes, basically because if you pull a finished plant out of the pot and look at the roots, you will notice a pattern, the root ball size and health always determines the plant's final yield. Using the TLO method, you will have numerous amendments, micros, bene's, etc... all working to provide the best environment for the root zone or Rhizosphere as you will come to know it. This method not only yields the best tasting herb, but the healthiest, they are able to fend off insects better, mold, high and low temps, etc... above ground and below, guarding your roots from all sorts of invaders and at the same time it is helping to expand the plants reach by giving the roots the best environment to thrive, resulting in a much better result above ground. For anyone who wants to improve their gardening skills and understand what the plant is doing at any given stage of it's life is very liberating, it allows you to not just reach for that bottle of chemicals, but think which remedy can I use that will also benefit the plant based on the stage of growth it's in. Once you have that knowledge, there are not many strains that you can't grow from seed to harvest and get about as much as you can out of the genetics you started with, after all, that's the main indicator of success, the genetics, but that's been covered and seems to change weekly. There is no doubt that the above plants would never look like that if I had followed a manufacturer's directions off a chart and 20 bottles, it just doesn't taste the same and the yield is lower (despite claims on the label) Fits the current grow style as well with numerous strains at different stages. Very easy to tailor the tea you add to them. The Bene's in the tea activate the nutrients in the soil, the more PPM I give them the more nutes (with PK boosters and bud enhancers at the start and PK boost at the end of flowering). The biggest improvement of organically grown herb over the chemicals is the taste and the fact that you don't need to flush them during their most productive part of the cycle. I use a fermented nutrient mix in a seaweed emulsion I made, it's a great way to make your own nutes for veg, bloom and micos. At almost no cost since you already should have the materials, it's a lot better than all those bottles. While you can't mix them all into one for practical reasons, you can cut them down to just a few bottles added every few waterings with the tea/water mix, not a dozen or more. This seems to work best with smaller pots that may not hold enough nutes for the entire grow cycle. The above HB#6 was grown in a 2 gallon pot. Some ML were grown in 1 gallon pots, tho small required water daily, won't be using them anymore. Seems 3 gallons is a good size for the fabric pots for 10+ Week flowering, 2g pots work for 9 weeks or less in flower. Depends how many plants you have under the light and it's size really. Could have grown 4 plants under the same 1K watt light in 20g pots and received the same yield, I prefer the variety and just make sure they are clean of larf at the bottoms. There are so many ways to skin a cat, if you aren't completely happy with the results from your current hydro or soil less gardening, why not give TLO a shot? The yield boosters in organics actually boost the yield visibly and all the other nutes/amendments work as they are supposed to because you have full control over the quality and amount used per batch, which can be different than the manufacturer to keep costs down, no strict labeling requirements, so they take full advantage of that. That's why we see such outrageous claims printed on the bottles in the grow store or online, they have no need to back them up, it is what it is. With the HB, they were flowered early due to the stretch and not much was done to them, only the bottom 2 or 3 branches were pulled to take clones. Not one of them has needed support and could hold many times the weight that these produced, Hell Breath is very sturdy (all phenos). I did stake them up when I transplanted to avoid any breakage, but they were only needed as a precaution and removed in a few days.