CO2 is an ethylene inhibitor, and you will get denser flowers with better smells and tastes if you cut back on CO2 at this final stage.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) is one of those “unseen”components that re essential to the health and well being of our gardens
OK, in Grozine UNO we discussed CO2 (carbon dioxide) as one of those “unseen”components that re essential to the health and well being of our gardens. We also highlighted the fact that by supplementing or “Boosting” CO2 levels in the growing area that we could improve growth rates, plant health and maybe even yield 10 to 25% more.
But this info has been discussed, so here’s some grow tips for co2 you can follow to realize the benefits of having your plants breathing in more of the good stuff!
Cuttings/Seedlings: Use CO2 pads under the domes for improved success it works!
Young Plants: When plants are first starting out, a small boost of CO2 will provide benefits, however, the plants are throwing down roots-or should be; preparing to explode into full on vegetative growth during this “pre-veg” phase. 600 PPM is plenty.
Veg: Starting out at 600-800 PPM of CO2 when plants are smaller provides noticeable benefits. As plants gain more leaves an stature, increase levels. 1200 PPM by the end of veg is plenty; it cuts down on the time you have to spend when your power bills are highest with the improved growth rates.
Early Flowering: If your plants aren’t going to fill out as much space as you need them too, you can amp-up their developmental stature by running CO2 levels in the 1200-1400 PPM range at this time. If you are running out of space, lower down to around 800 PPM until flowering sites are established, and the “stretch” has subsided.
Peak Flowering: Here’s where replacing all of those cylinders seems all the worth while. If your plants are healthy and you have good lighting, try going as high as 1600 PPM in this phase; assuming nobody is going to be spending much time in there-if so, 1200 PPM -MAXIMUM- (>4000 PPM can be harmful or deadly)
Ripening/Late: Save your money and improve your quality. Just run 600 PPM last 10 days before harvest. CO2 is an ethylene inhibitor, and you will get denser flowers with better smells and tastes if you cut back on CO2 at this final stage.