Posted 4w ago by @ForrealBetel

Fertilizing in Milligrams?
I’m sure this gets asked a lot, but I’m enjoying Greg quite a bit (I just started a few days ago), and I’m curious how best to interpret the fertilization recommendations that appear in milligrams? I use a liquid fertilizer already (Super Thrive), but I’d love to dial in my application more precisely and track it, which seems to be the point of using Greg. I’ve searched for answers and all I’ve really found is stuff like, “oh, you know, just use it as a general guide and use your intuition.” Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of Greg? Why recommend a dry weight dosage of fertilizer when the most common application is a liquid? 🤷🏻‍♂️ #Fertilizer #GregFeedback
Im pretty sure there is a way to change it the way you can change the water from ounces. #TechTeamTuesday
Hey Kevin!! Great question!

While our fertilizer recommendations are accurate, you don’t need to follow them to a tee. The reason we give explicit amounts is to drive home how little fertilizer is actually required to replenish a plant’s nutrients.

Fertilizer companies have a great reason to encourage you to fertilize your plants a lot (spoiler: because they sell fertilizer 🤪). Our suggestions are a reminder that less than a quarter teaspoon of fertilizer is usually more than enough. Much more will burn your plant’s tiny root hairs and it’ll struggle to get enough water.

We strive for accuracy above all, so while our recommendations are sound they may not be super practical and 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of most fertilizers will set your plant up for success.

I hope this helps!!! Happy to chat all things fertilizer if you have more q’s

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