Reefertilizer Feeding Calculator
The feeding calculator is an interactive version of our basic feeding schedule you can see here at the top of this page. This handy table calculator below will help you create a feeding schedule for your plants no matter how many you plan on growing. It shows you how much nutrient solution you will need to mix for your plants and how much fertilizer you will need for the entire grow.
Below the table are a few pointers to better understand how it works.
How to use this chart
There are three fields you can edit. They are marked by green boxes.
Number of Plants – This is where you out the number of plants you’re growing
Water Per Plant – This is how much water you normally use to fully saturate the planter your plant is growing in. 5 gallon planters usually need 4L of water but this may vary depending on the medium you’re growing in.
Total Solution Volume – This is the number of plants times the amount of water for each plant. This will tell you the total amount of water you will need for all your plants and the chart tells you how much fertilizer to mix in.
Feeding Style – This is where you select the feeding schedule type you would like to use. Double click the box. Choose an option. Click the table.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using this calculator
- The values are approximate – You might see a recommended dose of 18.7ml in which case you should just round up or down to make it easy on yourself.
- PPM values are also approximate – When measuring the strength of your solution it could be slightly higher or lower than what’s on the chart. Your source water is a big factor. Filtered and RO water will have a ppm value closer to 0 while heavy tap water could increase the number by up to 200. Most tap water source are not that high though. Small granules in the powder can settle over time so it’s good practice to shake up the bag of powder nutrients before measuring it out.
- There are a few options for choosing a feeding schedule:
Reefertilizer Classic – Our recommended feeding schedule that’s super simple and grows good weed
Reefertilizer Classic (autos) – Same as above but tailored to autoflowering cannabis plants
Gradual – A more gradual approach that slowly increases nutrient strength over time
Gradual (autos) – Same as above but tailored to autoflowers
- Every plant is different – Small plants will need less nutrients than larger plants. Watch your plants grow and adapt your feeding to what your plants are telling you.
- Account For The Unknown – A slow start or longer than expected flowering time can change how much fertilizer you will use overall.
If you’re having problems using this calculator. Send us a message.