The line was created for commercial operations where you use the least possible plant food. I suggest that you stick with the feed schedule and in some instances you can use less than what we publish. The feed is very strong and formulated for ECWAM™. Your lab numbers will increase by maintaining a lower dose as noted in the ECWAM™ method and Redman’s Rules. Many grow stores and plant food lines preach that more plant food equals better plants. This may be true for some hobby plant foods but not for the Elite line of plant food from Flying Skull.