Dosing seedlings

I have found that when I put seeds onto cotton wool and water them with 4,000 ppm vegetative fertilizer for two weeks after the seed pops (no more), the stems are much thicker and stronger and the entire plant is more vigorous than plants grown from the same seed stock, but treated with a normal 1,400 ppm mix.
After two weeks, the high fertilizer dose burns the seedlings. I have tried this many times with different strains with the same results. Now I use this method all the time. Why doesn’t the seedling burn during the first two weeks?


That’s a very interesting observation, Jahoon. I haven’t tried this experiment or observed the phenomenon. Have any other readers tried this? This calls for more research. I encourage any readers with information on this phenomenon to contact me. I hope to have an answer for you soon.

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