General Hydroponics Nutrients Flora Trio Review and Usage Guide

​Guide to Using General Hydroponics Flora Trio

When it comes to agriculture, understanding nutrients can be a bit confusing. There are a plethora of different companies that produce plant nutrients, which have multiple lines of nutrients, supplements, and additives. Once you decide on which nutrients to use, you must then determine the amount needed and how frequently the plants must be fed. Now, I will explain to you which nutrients I prefer to use and how often to use them. General Hydroponics Flora Trio is one the simplest, easiest, and least expensive nutrient lines on the market, which provides a simple solution to your problem while keeping your plants healthy and fed.

​Understanding General Hydroponics Flora Trio

General Hydroponics is a company that produces nutrients, potting mixes, and pH adjustment kits, which also includes the nutrient line “Flora Trio.” Despite the name, there is nothing general about General Hydroponics, which is great for the soil, coco coir, and hydro.

The Flora Trio includes 3 bottles, including Grow, Micro, and Bloom, which differ in ratios and are later combined depending on the maturity of your plant. By using the 3 products above will provide your plants with the nutrients they need, which saves you plenty of time and money.

Why You Should Use General Hydroponics Flora Tro

Affordable

At $14 per 32oz bottle, General Hydroponics Flora Trio is extremely affordable, which means you can get all 3 bottles for less than $50. For only $50 the product can end up lasting up to 5- years, and as long as it’s stored properly, you’ll never have to worry about it expiring or going bad.

Effective

When it comes to growing medical-grade cannabis, all it requires proper care and nutrients. Nutrients are what provide every basic essential for which a plant needs in order to grow. These nutrients may differ, depending on minerals and formulas. Growing cannabis also requires patience, water, which must have the correct pH levels, and plenty of light.

Easy to Use

One of the benefits of using GP Flora trio is that it provides a long-lasting solution, which is also extremely easy to use. As long as it’s properly stored GP Flora can last up to 5-years after being opened.

Easily Found in Stores or Online

GP Flora apart from being effective is also fairly easy to find. You can easily find it online or stores that carry Hydro products. Although Miracle-Go may be more commonly used, which is sold in most mainstream stores; studies have shown that it is proven ineffective for growing cannabis.

gallon of flora trio nutrients

​Custom Drain-to-Waste Nutrient Schedule For Cannabis

Custom CalMagic Application for Drain-to-Waste

​During the vegetative stage before you’re seedlings begin to sprout; this is when they’ll require the most watering, which you may add 1tsp of CalMagic, but this is entirely optional. You may continue to add 1tsp up to the 2nd week, at which point you will only need to add ½tsp until you reach the 11th week.

Custom FloraMicro Application for Drain-to-Waste

​During the first week, you may add ¼tsb of FloraMicro, after which point you may increase the dosage to ½tsp until the 11th week, which you should then decrease the dosage to ¼tsp.

Custom FloraGrow Application for Drain-to-Waste

​When applying FloraGro, you should initially only add 1/8tsp, which you should then increase to ½tsp for the following 3-weeks. On the 5th week, during the early bloom stage, you may increase the dosage to ½tsp, which you should continue until you reach the 6th week. After the 6th week, you may decrease the dosage to 1/8tsb, which should be continued for the following 2-weeks.

Custom FloraBloom Application for Drain-to-Waste

​During the first 2-weeks, you should initially apply 1/8tsp. After the 2nd week; you may decrease the dosage to ¼tsp. For the following 5-weeks, you should increase the dosage to ½tsp, which should be continued until you reach the 8th week. For the final 3-weeks, you will only need to apply ¾tsp, which you should continue until you reach the 11th week, at which point the flowers should then begin to ripen.

​​​​​​​Instructions:

  • ​Do not premix Nutrients
  • ​Add Floramicro to water first
  • ​Maintain a pH of 5.5-6.5.
  • ​Add all nutrients before testing pH
  • ​Make sure you water it regularly

Custom Recirculating Nutrient Schedule For Cannabis

Custom CalMagic Application For Recirculating System

​During the first week, you may apply 1tsp of CaliMagic, but this is entirely optional. You should continue to add 1tsp of CaliMagic until you reach the 3rd week, at which point you may decrease the dosage to ½tsp.

Custom FloraMicro Application For Recirculating System

​During the first week, while the flowers are seedling, you may add 1/4tsb, after which point you may increase the dosage to 1/2tsp until the 3rd week. You should then increase the dosage to 1tsb, up until you reach the 9th week. During the following 2-weeks, you may decrease the dosage to 1/2tsb, which is when the flowers should begin to ripen.

Custom FloraGrow Application For Recirculating System

​During the first week, you may add 1/4tsp of FloraGro, which you should later increase to 1/2tsp for the following 2-weeks. On the 4th week, you should increase the dosage to 1tsp, which you should continue until you reach the 5th week. After the 5th week, you should decrease the dosage to 1/2tsb.

Custom FloraBloom Application For Recirculating System

​During the first week, you will only need to apply 1/4tsb, which you may then increase the dosage to 1/2tsb for the following 2-weeks. On the 4th week, you may increase the dosage to 1tsp for the following 3-weeks or until you reach the 7th week, at which point you should increase the dosage to 1 1/2tsp until you reach the 9th week, then you may decrease the dosage to 1tsp.

Instructions:

  • ​Do not premix nutrients
  • ​Add Floramicro to water first
  • ​Maintain a pH of 5.5-6.5.
  • ​Add all nutrients before testing pH
  • ​Change reservoir every 7-10 days

For those who are familiar with the GH standard formula, which is half of the recommended dosage and is typically proven to be too high for growing cannabis. We strongly recommend using the amount listed above and if the plant happens to show signs of deficiencies, you should first check the pH balance, which will more than likely resolve the issue.

If your plant continues to show signs of nutrient deficiencies and if the pH level is correct, you should then increase your amount of nutrients, which should never increase the amount recommended by GH Flora. For those using coco coir or reverse osmosis water must add magnesium and calcium supplements. If you happen to be using tap water, it’ll likely already contain more than enough magnesium and calcium. (See the standard instructions below)

General Hydroponics Recommended Usage


Drain-to-Waste Nutrient Schedule

Applying FloraBloom - According to GN for Drain To Waste

​During the first 2-weeks, you may add one 1 ml of FloraBloom. During week 3, you may then adjust the dosage to 2.5 ml. You should continue to adjust to dosage, increasing it 1 ml weekly until you reach the 8th week, which should not exceed 6 ml. From week 9 until the 11th week, you may increase the dosage to 8 ml, which is when your flowers should begin to ripen.

Applying FloraMicro According to GN for Drain To Waste

​During the first week when the flowers are seedling, you may initially apply 2 ml, after which point you should increase the dosage to 4 ml up until the 10th week. After the 10th week, you may decrease the dosage to 2.5 ml.

Applying FloraGrow According to GN for Drain To Waste

​During the first week, you may add 1 ml of FloraGro, which you should then increase the dosage to 5 ml for the following 2-weeks. On the 4th week, you may decrease the dosage to 4 ml. For the following 4-weeks, you will only need to add 1 ml, until you reach the 8th week.

​​​​​​Recirculating Nutrient Schedule

Applying FloraBloom According to GN for Recirculating System

​During the first 2-weeks, you may apply 2.5 ml. During the 3rd week, you may then increase the dosage to 5 ml, which should be then increased to 7.5 ml during the 4th week. During the 6th and 7th week, you may increase the dosage to 10 ml, which should then be increased to 15 ml up until you reach the 11th week. At this point, your flowers should begin to ripen.

Applying FloraGrow According to GN for Recirculating System

​During the first week, you may add 2.5 ml of FloraGro, which you should then increase the dosage to 10 ml for the following 2-weeks. During the 4th week, you may decrease the dosage to 2.5 ml for the duration of your growing period.

Applying FloraMicro According to GN for Recirculating System

​During the first week when the flowers are seedling, you may initially add 2.5 ml, after which point you should increase the dosage to 10.5 ml. After the 2nd week, you may decrease the dosage to 7.5 ml until you reach the 11th week.

​​​​​​Tips for Using Flora Trio

  • ​Nutrient-water can be stored up until 1-week in advance.
  • ​Should be stored in a cool, darkened area; if stored properly can last over 5-years.
  • ​Careful when opening the bottle to avoid spillage.
  • ​You should carefully measure the nutrients and never use more than instructed which will produce a lighter color and make it easier to use pH test kits.
  • ​Before you apply the Flora Trio, you should place a mat down, which will make it easy to clean up

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