Just an FYI for you or anyone who has to unexpectedly leave their plants alone early on, this programmable drip system is only $40 and works splendidly for 6 plants.
I had a work trip hit me that I didn't plan for about 10 days after sprout and ordered this on the fly. It's programable by the hour down to the second, for as many waterings a day as you need. I absolutely did not trust anybody to properly water plants 10 days out.
My plants absolutely thrived while I was out for a week. It was early I needed them not to dry out, but also not be overwatered, so I put two or three water spikes an 1.5 inches out from the plant on either side, and programmed it to water for about 8 seconds twice a day.
I wouldn't say this system is enough to take half a dozen plants through a full grow (spikes aren't great for that, watering rings are better when the plants get large), but for the early critical stages, it worked like a dream. For 40 bucks it was a life saver.
Definitely defoliate next time, might even want to get a dehumidifier. You really don't want anything past 45% RH when flowering. I get nervous when I see it get 55-65%.
Also these fans changed the way I look at fans.
They oscillate in two directions so they can provide circular motion and superior air flow everywhere. They sell these fans at my local Costco for 21.99 sometimes so I would check there if you have a membership.
Leave them for now. Still looks 2/3 healthy on each leaf, just a leaflet on each one damaged.
Hop on Amazon and get some 1” sticky back cable tie mounts for LST. Just stick where you want on top of your silver tape.
Kable Kontrol Cable Tie Mounts – 1” Square - Adhesive Backed | For 18-50LB Tensile Strength Cable Ties | Black | Nylon | 100 pcs/pack | Zip Tie Mounts | Cable Tie Anchors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079GDTNGT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_555VWY3HP6D4Z382Z72Y
Actually check these out. Only $5 more than the bloomspect, with coupon applied, but its actually better. Same diodes and driver, but it also has UV, it has a dimmer, and it covers more grow space. Think I might actually pick one up......
I've used one of those in my 2x2'. I found it really helpful to measure the light intensity at the canopy and use that to inform light distance / dimming. With a white LED light like that HLG QB, a cheap lux meter (I use this one) will be accurate enough. A PAR meter would be better, but they cost significantly more.
The light intensities that make my plants happy have been fairly consistent across grows, though they depend on the light schedule -- which makes sense, because 24/0 is already giving them 20% more light per day than 20/4. I'd suggest starting with less light, watching how your plants react, making gradual adjustments, and keeping notes. My numbers might be different than yours, due to other environmental factors like ambient levels of CO2, but in 24/0, I tend to use something like 6-8k lux for seedlings, gradually increase to 14-18k in veg, then 20-25k in flower. (Each would be a little higher for 20/4 or 18/6.) In practice, that means I start with the light about 30" away, bring it down an inch or two if the seedlings are really stretching, but otherwise let them grow towards the lights. Once they're close enough that they exceed those thresholds and risk light stress (roughly 18") I raise the lights, checking the light intensity daily during the flowering stretch.
Oh that’s amazing. See now you have me dreaming about a 3ft Pringles vertical hydro tower. I think you can do it ;)
Here you go! Credit to /u/mutedsongbird for the find. They posted it here back in May and I had to have one after seeing it.
PSA: There is significant off-gassing of VOCs from the foam container holder inside; I'd suggest opening it up for a few days and leaving it in the garage or something before putting it to task.
Swap that thin wire out for something like this. I'd also go with a regular water spout over the spray thing. After a while, watering slowly with a sprayer will get tedious. Lastly, those shears ... they suck. They will bite your hand. Get one of these instead, and you'll never need another. I run with two of them for when it comes trim time. I keep one soaking in alcohol while I use the other.
Well, I set out to explore drying using desiccant packs in sealed jars, but I figured I should kill as many birds with one test run as was feasible. I guess you could say this was a general test of drying methods and of the materials I'm using for the tests themselves. It was a calibration and prereq data gathering exercise.
So, the things I learned:
I didn't know if the Silica packs would absorb fast enough to be useful in the test environment (1 gal jars), but now that I do, it's opened up a bunch of other possibilities.
On top of the fact that I was going to gather this data anyway because it's something I enjoy, I'm also hoping that over time I can inspire and enable others to gather and share data. You never know what you're going to find or how what you find might be useful going forward!
I got it here:
ARTDOT Diamond Painting Storage Containers, Portable Bead Storage Container 64 Gird Diamond Painting Accessories (Storage Box) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P5YDBZR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_FHEAXT5EV2S2YRN3A7YM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the one I’ve got. Apogee MQ-200 PAR Quantum Separate Sensor with Handheld Meter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q2C8C1P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WPDR7V76G4VS5267PQ70
For photo period plants it seems easier bc you know for a fact which stage you’re in and where you’re limits are on PAR but with autos it’s different especially with how fast Mephisto grow. Basically my light is super powerful and I’m trying to find the right balance of height and dimmer.
I used cheap 30ppm colloidal silver from amazon.
Put it in a misting bottle, sprayed the cola 2-3x a day fan leaves too, for 3 weeks. Worked very well, used about half the bottle.
I get rolls of tie cheap
All-Purpose 328 feet Twist Ties - Multifunctional Twist Plant Ties with Cutter, for Plants Support Garden Office and Home Cable Organizing (328 Feet/ 100m, Green, Set of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W6VD3XD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_0qw3FbR2BTK02
Costs about half that local
I tie use medium size binder clips to attach to pot
ENPOINT Nursing Growing Pouch, 100 PCS 7.87 x 13.77 Inches Breathable Non-Woven Plants Grow Bags, Aeration Fabric Seedling Pots Container for Vegetable, Flower, Plant Grow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TGB2QVK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_5mSTFbTZR267E?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
These aren’t the exact ones but close it’s very hard to find the real size.
I was using a Blumfeld battery power timer and pump (amazon) to water. This pump is sitting on the edge of a 5g bucket outside the tent. The bucket has the same nutrient mixture as what is in the res for each plant. It was set to water every 7 hours for 25 second run time. This provided about 100-150ml of water to the plants each time it ran.
The Strawberry Nuggets took 7 days for roots to reach the res, Cookies took 8. I turned off the auto-water pump on day 9. Today is day 11 and they are happy girls.
I do tips indeed my friend.
Trichomes stay clear most of their time and then go to clear and amber near the end. As they become cloudy this is an indication that it’s getting there. The closer to the end of the color cycle it is the more mature the terpene profile and cannabinoids have become.
Some people mistake amber for meaning CBD when CBD is dependent on the type of seeds you’re growing with so disregard anything you hear about that.
Cloudy trichomes are associated with a more mind high and goes to the actual psychoactive aspect of a high. Amber are indicative of a more body type high that you can feel from your head to your feet. It’s the more classic couch lock high.
People, myself included, try to go for a 70/30 cloudy/amber mix or less. Like many things opinions vary. It’s important to not let them go too long as the thc will eventually degrade and trichomes can and will fall off.
That loupe looks like it’s doing a great job. I’d recommend this microscope if you ever want an upgrade it’s what I use for the pics on my profile.
Nectar is one line where you don’t necessarily want to feed at lower doses, your not feeding the plant like you do with a salt based nutrient.
Here is a copy of the nectar bible.
If you join the Facebook group you will be able to get a copy of the newest one.
From my experience the line is very complicated and pH is extremely important. Like extremely. I will not run NFTG again.
I had the most beautiful plants in veg and did great in flower until I stopped using recharge(which I believe was helping buffer my pH). I followed the chart to a t and my feed pH was spot on, I found out later that my soul pH was off which caused sugar leaves to die on me towards mid flower. Looked like botrytis but thankfully wasn’t.
I also followed the chart on flushing the plants and I still had lower quality flower than I would’ve hoped for and a lot of residual potassium in the flowers.
When smoking a bowl the bud pops and crackles and sometimes sparks.
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Not that specifically but it’s the same concept, I just knew I was going to have to be gone longer than a week, hence the 2 liter bottle setup..
These are the lil guys I picked up, had some used seltzer bottles, jus be sure to pop a hole in the bottom(top when flipped over) of the bottle as to release the pressure when the plant pulls the water out:
Blumat Bottle Adapter XL (4 Pack): Self Watering Spikes/Houseplant Watering Stakes, Automatic Irrigation System, Use When On Vacation,Terracotta Spikes to use with Recycled Plastic Water Bottles https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FB3LGYY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_42R2WRW2179Q5ZB292CV
I bought it on Amazon, but it looks like it's not in stock at this time. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QW4YK9S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I amend my soil so I just water, no Nutes in my water. I was a little skeptical of this little guy until I got it. Now I own 2.
Automatic Watering System, DIY Automatic Drip Irrigation Kit Self Watering System with Timer, USB Power Operation & 30-Day Programming Vacation Plant Watering Devices for Indoor Potted Plants https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086BHHPR3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NPVX6QDBZX8NMKFTD3YG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
For smoking quality, I have not yet noticed any consistent differences between drying methods. I fully expected the MHN dried stuff to be worse off because there's added heat and the drying time is so fast, but really it's hard to tell any difference at all that's not just regular variability between nugs once each treatment has had ~6 weeks curing time.
That said, I don't think I have enough data to really speak with any authority on that. We're still in anecdote land.
As for the smushing, yes, I did have the nugs smushing up in my jars. I tried to create little compartments with the silica packs, but the parts of the nugs touching glass will have the stigmata smushing into the rest of the cola. I suspect you could pull off similar drying inside of a non-permeable plastic bag, like something made of PVC (like these). I will be testing those exact bags (and others) against Grove bags later this week/early next week, so I'll be able to report back on the smush factor in those rather than inside of the glass test jars I used.
I'll take some pictures of the finished nugs when I get a free moment, and I'll let you know when they're in the shared folder on Google Drive.
What makes you say that? I've got some small ones like this, and I've got a bigger more standard one like this. I keep them sealed, and I have weight keeping the bottoms on the ground.
I'm honestly interested in potential issues. You have to know about of issues to effectively deal with them (or to make an informed decision on ignoring them).
The light power is dependent on the size of the tent. I would invest in a Lux meter such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Meter-LX1330B-Digital-Illuminance-Light/dp/B005A0ETXY/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Lux+meter&qid=1620990593&sr=8-3
Once you understand the Lux output of your light at different heights you can dial in your tent. I got one after not having one for a year and it changed my growing life. It's possible to give the plants TOO much light and waste energy as a result (and money). Grab one, you won't regret it.
Pots: 3 gallons
Nutes: Greenleaf Nutrients (Mega Crop, Sweet Candy, Bud Explosion)
Light: Mars Hydro TSL2000
Here’s the one I got! But you can also just search for ‘Diamond Painting Case’ and find other styles too
Spray paint will work, but I'd recommend using some actual insulation like this. I also ran with an IP67 rated water temp sensor.
Unfortunately it’s out of stock but I got it here.
I’m newer to all this and when I saw Mephisto seeds I bought them blindly without knowing what they were. I’m hoping it can help my celiac disease when I get an attack because weed is the only thing that helps.
Thank you for the info. My last grow I got 5oz off one plant so I’m hoping to shoot for the same. That’s exactly the kind of high I’m looking for. Thank you very much for the reply!
I store mine that way in a Black Tight Vac container with desiccant packs. keep it in my kegerator that hardly opened. Have had no issues so far. We will see how it works as time goes by.
Tightvac - 5oz to 24 Ounce Vacuum Sealed Container - Black Body/Black Cap https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048Z5KUI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_N27Y5N8411B38Y58DHMA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Yea... I've had one flood so far. Got one of these, but so far haven't really needed it. Still, it's nice to have the extra assurance that you're not going to wake up to 3 inches of water filling up the bottom of your tent.
Man, I love those pre-rolled cones! My old head smoker friends give me shit for not doing it the hard way, but I'm happy to take some jeers if it means producing perfect Js every time.
I have a thin little wire I use. Once I fill the J, I jam the wire through from the top down to the filter. Then I roll the J around with wire in to loosen the MJ up around the wire. Pull the wire out, give it another little roll ... boom, perfect pulling J that won't run! I use this to make it easier to fill (and for about 1000x other things).
I also love making little half sized personal Js for parties. Forget that whole puff puff pass shit, this is the age of COVID. Everyone gets their own! I like some traditions, but others need to get out of the way of the future! (puff puff pass? I'll pass. Hand rolling Js and licking them closed? I'll pass.)
Skelang 2 Pcs 13.39" Plant Caddy Plant Saucer Pot with Water Drawer, Movable Planter Dolly, Plant Stand Pallet for Heavy Planter, Loading Capacity 180 Lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086SR6P9W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_70F18B56MHQJR8V31GQS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 only 3 left
Iv been on Amazon browsing some clip on fans that seem powerful,. Came across this one, going to order it come Wednesday.
That's really amazing! What's the difference between your super nice microscope and one like this? I've been looking at testing pollen viability in a bunch of scenarios, and so I've been shopping around for a microscope ... any advice would be appreciated!
What dye would you normally use if looking at pollen? The papers I've read said I can expect that pollen put into sugar water to create tubes, and if I see the tubes that means the pollen is most likely still viable. Have you seen pollen tubes under your microscope before, and if so ... how did you pull it off?
Phone apps are inherently incapable of measuring lux accurately, because the phones don't have a dome for cosine correction -- making tiny change to the position of the phone can cause the reading to jump around. Since lux meters are pretty cheap (I use this $22 one) it's worth picking up one if you're using QB or COB lights.
I have seen several people use this product to dechlorinate tap water
But also chlorine is a necessary micronutrient ur water might be fine once in awhile.
Defiantly go with the 6" one if you can. I tried to cheap out with this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZL6FDYG/ and its not powerful enough to move any air. The AC Infinity CLOUDLINE T6 has 10 separate levels of air flow and defiantly moves air around allot better. Good luck with your setup :)
It'd probably help to pick up a cheap loupe so you can check the trichomes, but looking good. Some of the stigmas are darkening, but with another 2-3 weeks it might fill out a lot more?
This will do 😅
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Also, make sure your hygrometers are calibrated: If you put 1-2 tbsp. of table salt in a small bowl, then add a couple drops of water (enough to moisten part of the pile, but not really make it damp), and seal that in an air-tight container, the air inside should settle at 75% RH in about 8 hours. If you put hygrometers in there, then some say 72%, 76%, 78%, 74%, put +3, -1, -2, +1 labels on them, then you're good to go. The cheap ones tend to be off by a couple percent, but consistently so.
Blumats with coco works great for me. Switched the whole garden over to this setup. When I was growing photos, I even kept “bonsai” moms in 6” pots of coco using “Blumat Bonsai” sensors (shorter than regular). I use 1-part Mantis Buffered Nutrients from CanGenX in BC. Always mixed at 5ml/L from Day 0 to Harvest. Easy. A 1L bottle mixes up 200L of solution.
This is the exact model, $69 and it does a great job, I tested the heat with a laser temp gun, Fan Only is the setting I use and it stays around 70F, if you need more space you can take the middle part out of one of the trays and it will act as an extension:
Cuisinart DHR-20 Food Dehydrator, Steel Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IA3HCTU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_qQSTFbBCPTNHK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here is a link to the Apera pH meter I bought.
60/40 coco/perilite, fed her tomato nutes from Dr. Gold Pure Earth (1-1-1) and did basically everything wrong, but she's still going! Amazing plant!
For the jars (if anyone is interested) I bought some glass amber jars that had plastic lids, some silicone waterproof sealant, used an electric drill (that cost like 25 bucks at Walmart), a 1 3/4" holedozer bit, and these round hygrometers from Amazon. Took about 30 minutes to get it all done as someone who is NOT very good at crafty things, and lids were dried by the next day.
I tried to stab the holes with a knife - bad idea (hence scratched up lids lmao). I bought a 1 1/2" holedozer and it was definitely too small, we had to use sandpaper to get the hole big enough to fit the hygrometer inside. The 1 3/4" bit was questionably the right size, if not just a hair too big. Hence, the thick ass line of silicone sealant. The hygrometers do come out of the box slightly off, but leaving them out to air for like 2 hours got them all regulated. The batteries can still be accessed and changed from under the lid, so these should be able to be continually used! I just wish they were prettier, but hey, you learn right?
Most places say you need PPM of 30 or higher. I used this and mixed in about 5ml of this just to be sure I had high enough PPM, and it definitely worked to reverse the two testers I used it on.
Tap water is fine as long as let the chlorine evaporate and as long as your tap water isnt hard.
You can test your water for chlorine and chloramine with test strips. If you let your water sit out and then you test with these, you'll notice there isn't any chlorine after however if there is a difference in total chlorine that means your water is treated with chloramine and you'll need an activated carbon filter to remove the chloramine.
It depends on your water whether RO water is necessary for a DWC setup, as for distilled water I don't think that is necessary.
What an absolute beauty!
If you're into the idea of flushing, you might want to consider trying out a side experiment I've been toying with.
Whether you do the RO flushing process in the light or dark ... eh, not sure, but I'd go with the dark under the theory that the plant is still alive and can still photosynthesize. We'd rather have her eating her energy stores instead of creating more because flushing theory is all about the consumption of said energy stores and the usage of excess nutrients.
I've been testing this with fan leaves (will eventually release that data), and I can tell you for sure that osmotic pressure is drawing something out of the leaves. The leaves are also soaking in more weight in water interestingly, which might give the added benefit of lengthening your drying time.
Great looking flowers! <3<3<3
It's this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R586J37/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I like it a lot, mainly because it keeps track of everything and you can pinpoint when your humidity or temp might be too high/low. It's awesome.
If your seeds are fuzzy, then you have storage issues (too much moisture). Meph beans usually come in a plastic vial with a piece of cotton stuck in there to avoid moisture buildup. Going forward, consider putting your seeds into a dark sealed container (still in their vials, still in their plastic ziplock bag) because this sort of consistent failure to pop usually means there's a storage issue rather than an issue with your approach to germination.
If the issue is the age of the seeds (which I doubt), then there are some common recommendations.
Some people also add rooting hormones to their water. I do not, so I can't speak on that.
I personally go straight from soak to medium under lights in a warm environment.
Not Vivosun. That's the only brand of carbon filter I've seen several people complain about (here and on r/autoflowers), consistently mentioning them stopping working after a couple months.
I use this one by G-HYDRO. While it may not be the best, it seems as good as the Phresh filter I was using, but significantly less expensive.
If you use a humidifier, use distilled/RO water in it -- minerals from the tap water in my humidifier clogged the Phresh filter, which was a pretty expensive lesson. :/
These are the fans. Highly recommend those. I have them in both tents. They have really secure clips, and the speed is fully variable.
LED Grow Light, Aceple 2 Sizes Configurable 20W Ultra Thin Plant Growing Panel for Greenhouse Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0761KKJGQ/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_ftfhFb8129Q7G
This is mine, have 3 plus a 300w
There are some people selling the mounts on IG and around reddit if you don't have access to a 3d printer
No fear, it was $70 on Amazon. That’s where I got it from.
It has a few light leaks here and there, but it’s not bad at all. Works good for an auto or a seedling starting tent.
When you start to see fewer white pistils and more brown pistils is when you should start thinking about harvest, but that’s just a rule of thumb.. the only way to know for sure is to get some kind of magnifying lens or glass so you can check the trichomes. Amazon has tons of options. I use this lens for my iPhone
I was hoping to get Grandmas molasses - but I just had some from whole foods or trader joes that worked fine. You just want to make sure you get unsulphered.
I did about 1 tbsp per half gallon I think I overkilled it but you cant really burn with living soil the plant just wont respond to taking that much in. I would say around now is a good time to introduce it.
I use a plastic curtain, and the non-smokers in my place tell me it works wonders. I have no vents in that room, but if those were there, I'd block them off with plastic, too.
This way, I just keep my dehumidifier going. Having to run my filter fan as well would be more heat than I could manage.
I just bought this one. I have a spider farmer sf2000 as well and I like the viparspectra more.
If you have a metal plate that you keep in the fridge then press the bags against it while you work. In guessing itll work. Thats how you play with rosin and wax. Something like this but any metal plate will work. https://www.amazon.com/Cooling-Plate-Collection-Aluminum-inches/dp/B0B6R9DR6M/ref=asc_df_B0B6R9DR6M/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598858875358&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6305439447031980682&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&a...
Was considering getting these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PBGRGCB/ref=ewc_pr_img_2?smid=A1V31LM9AH9FRH&psc=1 as they are the same brand of light that I am using.
Currently running a pair of Bestva BP2000 (205w LED x2) for my 4x4 tent, ordered the Spider Farm G860 (860w LED bar-style), planning to switch my current grow over around ~day 30. Anything to worry about going to more powerful lights beyond heat?
Great job! Might consider using reflective insulation on your next grow so you don't end up with a soggy/moldy box ;).
I use dr earth flower girl organic. I mix dolomite with the soil when potting up dirt then I top dress with dr earth once they hit flower.
Vornado desk fans. They go on sale for half off all of the time. Just need to keep an eye out for it. Some times only one of the 3 colours will be half off.
I've struggled with slow starts as well, and I think I've zeroed in on the issue in my case: temps too low early on and humidity too low early on. Lots of California growers in here I think are facing the same issues without knowing it. For my current run, I started in heated/domed incubator thing, and while the girls were breaking out of their seeds, I had their pots already filled and sitting under the lights. I even watered the empty pots to try and let some water get caught up and warmed up. As soon as the cotyledons were showing, I took the plugs from the incubator and put them into their final homes and topped off the coco. I put a plastic dust cover/curtain thing over the door to my grow area, so now it stays more toasty in there, and humidity is trapped and can be controlled with a dehumidifier on a sensor (despite my being in a dry climate!).
This cycle has gone much better in the early days than I've had previously. More than anything, I think it's the heat, but you'll not that I talked about 2 of 3 main variables for VPD. At the end of the day, if you can focus on VPD early, that should really help the youngins.
Both on Amazonn:
I have had good luck with this model. I have had it for 9 months and have only had a calibration issue once. The issue was my fault I dropped it about 6 months in. After recalibration it has been functioning as intended since.
I used a cheap one like yours at first, was a complete waste of money. Got one of these and it works great.
This is the best cheap option
I use this cheap 15$ TDS meter.
Here’s an Amazon link https://www.amazon.com/Accurate-HoneForest-Temperature-0-9990ppm-Aquariums/dp/B073713G5F/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=3OL0NCUTVLY0I&keywords=tds+meter&qid=1665317274&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI0LjcxIiwicXNhIjoiNC4xMCIsInFzcCI6IjMuOTEifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=td...
It's a 5-7-3 fertilizer
Daz recommended growing in 5gal buckets, bottom half using his soil mix. I usually grow in 3gal, using his recommended method, and only have to top dress once throughout the grow. Currently I'm running 4 1-gal and it's just not enough volume to have enough nutrition to make it through a grow. Daz hasn't mentioned top dressing at all from what I've seen, but I don't have his space to grow in 5gals.
I use recharge every week or two, and it does great as long as I haven't overdone it with the dry amendments. I didn't mention, but I also will use worm castings from my bin to mix with the happy frog. As I water my plants, the soil gets a bit more compacted, so I kinda top off my pots with worm castings while I top dress. I haven't really noticed a difference like I do when I use recharge though.
My first few grows I was using a vermicompost tea that I made from my worm bin, mixed with molasses. I got better results from the recharge though, so I've kinda been sticking with it this grow.
It's super-simple, just get yourself a few syringes with 4" barrels for measuring your nutes. Check out this website for everything you need to know.
It had some yellowing between the veins just starting to come in and a few copperish colored spots. Gave it some of this:
I am debating getting a larger light like a Mars Hydro TS3000 or a Spider Farmer SF2000, or maybe something smaller + an air intake. Scent isn't an issue. I just want to grow dank, fat plants. Thank you in advance for any advice.
I think that you really need a 6 inch fan for a 4x4 tent. Here is a 6" Vivosun on Amazon with accessories for $127.50 https://www.amazon.com/VIVOSUN-Ventilation-Inline-Controller-Ducting/dp/B08WZGLGYQ/ref=sr\_1\_3\_sspa?crid=OD8RBFCDOR82&keywords=ac%2Binfinity%2Bventilation%2Bkit&qid=1663714347&sprefix=ac%2Binfinity%2Bventilation%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-...
Do you spray this on buds also, does it not mess up the taste? Also it's oil, would that not disolve the trichombs?
Bought it on amazon, 40 ppm.
Started spraying as soon as I saw preflowers twice per day and stopped when I saw male flowers (about 2 weeks).
The one I linked even has a small spray bottle which is useful.
What are you using for pots? Are there holes in the base of those? You need drainage and air holes if you plant in a plastic pot.
If you want a foolproof method for popping seeds get a propagation kit and some rapid rooters.
I've never had a seed fail using this method. After a week or so above ground you will see roots popping through the bottom of the plug. When that happens the plant is ready to transplant into the final home.
The rapid rooters are moist, so if you have to store them for a while leave them in the ziplock bag and put it into a sealed tupperware container in a cool dark place. They will last for years that way.
Those cheap, small dehumidifiers are basically worthless for this purpose. You need a bigger one, and those are more expensive. I know you said you have a $100 budget, but if you can find a little bit more (or finance it) I have this one and it works great. I put it outside my tent next to an open intake vent, with an oscillating fan inside the tent on the other side of the vent, so the fan pulls freshly dehumidified air in. I was able to get my RH down to 40% in flower when the ambient humidity was 70%, though it could take a couple days to get it down that low and stabilize. I use a VPD chart these days so I don't really try to get it that low anymore, but this method was very successful for me. Good luck.
Selvim Macro Lens phone attachment from Amazon:
I opted for a 50 pint for my 10x15 lung room. Allows me to set anywhere from like 35 on up. I use the pump feature so true continuous operation with no emptying.
I set the lung room about 10 percent lower than what I want my tent to be. It’s always running in the summer.
Are you trolling me?
Medic Grow I listed has 2136 umol/s at 2.8 umol/j
Spider Farmer has 2045 umol/s at 2.8 umol/j
The Medic Grow is actually ahead I just said it was the same for simplicity sake.
There is a total of 2,800 Samsung LM301Z+ diodes. In addition, there are 64 Osram 660 nanometer diodes.
I’m seeing the Spider Farmer SE7000 for $900 on Amazon New.
Idk but I feel like we’re not looking at the same things here since we’re off on the specifics.
The Chikamasa Grape scissors are great. $15 on amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UHNI7O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They work much better than my Fiskars.
Thanks for your in depth answer coco is reused run. Buffered in my nutrient solution which is jacks.321. Also Jack's 321 with my tap water runs 950 ppm. I was concerned for this also but this is Jack's 321 millions of people use it this recipe with no issue. Also my pots stay wet for damn near 30 hours like heavy to life it doesn't just pour out also.i bottom feed so.theres no pouring out anyway they drink it . there growth is vigorous they just droop way more than any other grow . a my.profile if you want to see Ive had some solid results in the past
if you really want to be accurate grab some of these or something similar
fish shit recommends 2-4mL / Gal. The marks on these syringes are in 1mL measurements. So up to the 4mL mark / gallon.
Here you go! It's nice, not too expensive. Doesn't have a temp cutoff function (easily fixed with an Inkbird controller) but I really like it. Perfect for my 5x5. My tent is in a basement that doesn't get above 68 on the hottest days of the year so it's essential!
No, I got 5 gallon and 3 gallon off Amazon. I like em, the grommeted holes makes LST easy, they drain really well. Next run i need to add perlite, the soil gets really compacted. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099DMRKC3?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
I was without a/c for a 5 weeks during my grow. Get a pro breeze portable a/c unit. The one I have is an absolute beast cooled my entire massive basement.
No dimmer :/ although I was just looking at this:
i got both from amazon because it was full-blown pandemic when i was shopping for them so shopping around was a bit challenging. here's some links.
Air-Pot Container, Number 3 (2.2 Gal/8.4 Liter, Yellow Base)
Skelang 2-Pack 13.39 Plant Caddy Plant Saucer Pot with Water Drawer, Movable Planter Dolly, Plant Stand Pallet for Heavy Planter, Loading Capacity 180 Lbs
the air-pots you could probably get other places, not sure about the planter saucers. i like the saucers - they're pretty awesome, i bought them twice. i modified them by drilling more holes in them above the trays, not sure if that's necessary but i tend to overdo things. i really like air-pots too, although i may be making the jump to autopots one of these days.
Hard to tell, get a loupe, or zoom lens for your phone and go by the trichs. Someone posted this the other day and I think that's what I'll be using.
Not sure of your dimensions or budget. But here's a nice kit that'll have set! Or this.
Limited-time deal: VIPARSPECTRA Latest XS2000 LED Grow Light with Samsung LM301B Diodes & MeanWell Driver, 4x2 ft Coverage Dimmable Full Spectrum Grow Light for Indoor Plants Veg and Bloom Hydroponic Growing Lamps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CHCFCG1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dl_M04G541RNW4KMDDHBJES
I use the spider farmer 27x27x62 tent kit which comes with the dimmable sf1000 LED (Samsung diodes), 4 "online fan with a 4" carbon filter very similar to what your looking at.
I just grew three plants at the same time from seed to harvest without any issues. My set up is similar to this one and there is a zero percent chance that I will get a bigger tent and have the urge to upgrade sizes because I don't have the space. Basically, I am not worried about upgrades unless something breaks and I try a different light or exhaust fan. I am completely happy with my set up and would buy this exact kit again.
Spider Farmer Grow Tent Kit Complete with SF-1000 Dimmable Samsung Diodes & Meanwell Driver, Grow Tent Complete System 2.3x2.3ft Growing Tent Kit Set 27"x27"x62" with 4 Inch Inline Fan Carbon Filter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088R3JHHD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_18WSNNCG74N1E5VRM7CN
Get an EC meter and pH meter. They are absolutely crucial for dialing in a dwc setup.
Bluelab PENPH pH Pen, Digital Meter for Water with Easy Two Point Calibration and Double Junction Probe, Test Kit for Hydroponic System and Indoor Plant Grow, White https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B005POOJHG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_65F2GJQN308QK9JBF3SJ
Get storage solution and the calibration solutions to keep the pH pen functioning properly.