Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

General Marijuana & Forum Questions

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

Same question as the subject. Just picked up a bottle to help combat root rot on my bagseed that's been in flower for almost 10 weeks now >.> and I was wondering how it would be used to aid in germination as it says on the package.

Thanks in advance for the help. :P
User avatar
MagicBud
Dank Dabbler
 
Posts: 625
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:21 pm

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

Ferengi420 wrote:Works a treat, your supposed to use it in seedling, and veg stage. Dont use it in the flowering stage though.


Thanks for the speedy response. Guess I'll probably just chop the biatch then, I need to set up a new light cycle for these LR2s anyway. :D
User avatar
MagicBud
Dank Dabbler
 
Posts: 625
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:21 pm

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

Yo, Ferengi -

Why do we need to avoid using Superthrive during flowering????? Is this gonna turn into a big "whoopsie" for me?

Thanks!

-CBM

I just found this:

Superthrive is simply Vitamin A,B,C,D,E and K with IBA and 1-Naa, two hormones that control elongation and can be used to promote rooting. The rest of the solution is water.

Superthrive is real handy for cloning, but don't overuse it as the 1-NAA becomes inhibitory if too much is used, in other words it stops the plants rooting. IBA also causes elongation in flowering, it leaves the buds with large gaps where there should be pungent female flowers, don't use it ever during flowering for this reason.
User avatar
Could_be Maturin
Senior Skunk
 
Posts: 445
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:59 am

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

Ferengi420 wrote:It causes deformed/fluffy buds, and elongation of flowers.


I will stop using it immediately! My buds look OK, thank God - but I hate to think they could'a been a bit nicer. Maybe I wasn't using enough to make a huge difference.

Thanks!
User avatar
Could_be Maturin
Senior Skunk
 
Posts: 445
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:59 am

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

I always use ST to assist in germination. Had some trouble with skunk #1... thought they were done for, ST pulled them through!
User avatar
buzzballast
Junior Skunk
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:57 pm

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

Google up "Seed`n Clone" excellent stuff for babys!!!
CHRON ;)
champagne for mi real friends...... and real pain* for mi sham friends....If ya dont like it.....ya can fuck off
User avatar
CHRONMASTA
Senior Skunk
 
Posts: 396
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:12 am
Location: Australia

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

I use a liter spray bottle and add 5-6 drops, moisten up my towels then seal in tupperware and it then sits on top my seedling lights for 5-7 days. Through seedlings and veg i use the same spray bottle but add a splash of ST, water and foliar. never caused any problems. Just DONT use in flowering... it will cause elongated flowers and they will NOT be dense. :(
User avatar
buzzballast
Junior Skunk
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:57 pm

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

buzzballast wrote:I use a liter spray bottle and add 5-6 drops, moisten up my towels then seal in tupperware and it then sits on top my seedling lights for 5-7 days. Through seedlings and veg i use the same spray bottle but add a splash of ST, water and foliar. never caused any problems. Just DONT use in flowering... it will cause elongated flowers and they will NOT be dense. :(


i have found this to be the case also. excellent for seedlings and rooted clones, great in the veg, but will fuck flowers up BAD! buds are dense, but they are spread out, and elongated.
User avatar
red.com
Senior Skunk
 
Posts: 441
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:01 pm

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

Superthrive is a simple mix of Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NNA) and vitamin B1. Plants make vitamin B1 themselves, but by giving them superthrive vitamin B1 can be put strait to use. This allows the plant to transfer the energy saved by not making B1 to more productive things.


Although superthrive is a great reviver, superthrive can also mess things up in medical plants in flowering stages. Superthrive's other ingredient is an auxin called Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NNA). Auxin regulate the plants in many ways, Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NNA) is a man made auxin to substitute the natural auxin indole-3-acetic acid (IAA). Adding Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NNA) into the flowering stages can prolong flowering times, and retard growth. Also adding too much superthrive in any stage of the plants life can retard stem and branch growth.


Although there is no date stated on the bottles, Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NNA) goes out of date in around 3 years in room temperature.


Add in the grow stages at 1ml per 10 litres of water. Excellent clone rooting booster aswell. Watch for strechy growth because this is signs of over dosing.
User avatar
jimmy_pop
Dank Dabbler
 
Posts: 719
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:18 am

Anyone use Superthrive to assist in germination?

really great info on superthrive everyone thanks
User avatar
e_rock_ps
Dank Master
 
Posts: 1028
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:17 am

Next

Return to General Questions