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  1. Euforia auto

    From the album Passionate dutch girls

    © bluntz27

  2. New Product Just in!! https://www.gro-zone.co.uk/product/ecothrive-eco-life-organic-potting-soil-40l/ After a few requests here on UK420, we are now proudly stocking Ecothrive Eco-Life Potting Soil. Ecothrive & Indoor Organics have teamed up to bring you Eco-Life, a new supercharged potting soil for growers that want the very best for their plants. 100% organic living soil, crafted from natural ingredients in small batches to enable growers of all abilities to grow healthy and productive plants. Eco-Life contains everything a plant needs from seed to harvest, fully loaded with the basic nutrition required for full term growth, with minimal additional inputs required. No deficiencies, no lockouts, no burn… Just perfect beautiful vigorous plants. All you need to do is keep it moist, and use enough soil for the size of plant, it couldn’t be easier. Plant something. Water it. Watch it grow. Organic full cycle nutrition UK made living organic soil Perfect soil structure and aeration Bursting with biology Eco-friendly production process No animal by-products Suitable for beginners and experienced growers What makes Eco-Life different? Eco-Life is a real soil, made with compost and other natural inputs to replicate what happens in nature. It is based on a thriving microbial population to make nutrients available to the plants just when they need it. Healthy plants lead to happy growers, and you will be delighted with the results you can achieve with little more than a pot of soil, some water and basic amendments. No longer do you need to mix up several feeds for different plants, just develop a good watering technique to maintain the optimal soil conditions and you will be amazed at the quality that can be produced. Eco-Life soil is different to traditional bagged soils and soilless substrates. You do not need to feed your plants with a liquid nutrient formula each time you water, the nutrition is already loaded into the soil, you just need to help the microbes make it available. The basics is just to use good quality water, applied in a sensible manner, and allow the plant to take control. We have created a blend of naturally sourced inputs that replicates a humus rich fertile soil. All of the ingredients we use are multi-nutritional and offer growth stimulating benefits to maximise plant health, vigour and immunity and by mixing in a range of long, medium and short release ingredients, Eco-Life gives plants everything they need from seed until harvest. We have done all the work in advance to charge the compost with our special blend of amendments, and mixed with premium grade peat and just the right amount of perlite, to give growers a high quality organic soil that can be used straight out of the bag. At the end of the plants life it will begin to mature naturally, with no need to ‘flush’ in conventional terms. If no additional feeds were added during the grow then there is nothing to remove from the soil, the plant will just stop feeding when it is finished and slow down it’s processes until ready to harvest. There is no need to heavily flood the soil or using any flushing agents. Perfect soil structure By blending a custom mix of coarse and fine Irish Sphagnum Peat Moss with just enough Perlite, we have developed the soil to have the perfect structure for good water retention whilst maintaining optimal aeration. It will hold water well to reduce run off but also minimise the chance of overwatering due to good aeration. This enhances optimal root development and aerobic conditions for good microbes. It all starts with the perfect soil structure! Bursting with biology Without bacteria and fungi your soil is dead, and we need this beneficial biology to bring it to life! The millions of microbes in your soil is what unlocks the nutrition from the raw materials and without them nothing can grow. We have developed our own supercharged compost to kick start the life we need for healthy soils. Compost is the key to healthy soil and we’ve got it covered! No animal by-products The easiest way to add fast nutrition to a soil mix is with slaughterhouse waste products such as blood, bone, hoof, horn, or feather meals, but these sources come from intensively reared animals fed on animal feeds often supplemented with GMO grains. These animal by-products often contain growth hormones or antibiotics; contaminants we certainly don’t want in our gardens. We have higher standards than this and prefer to only use clean sourced natural inputs. We will never use any slaughterhouse products in our mix! Eco-friendly production process Our soil is blended and bagged in the UK and all of our inputs come from sustainable sources so you can be sure every effort is taken to protect the planet in the making and mixing of Eco-Life. We are fully transparent with all sources and investigate all inputs back to origin before approving them for our production process. There probably isn’t a more sustainable way to grow without having to go to the lengths we have! What’s in it? Eco-Life contains Irish Sphagnum Peat Moss, Perlite, Thermophilic Compost, Worm Castings, Mealworm Frass (Charge), Neem Cake, Kelp (seaweed) meal, Crustacean meal, Volcanic Rockdust, Gypsum, Magnesium Limestone & Humic and Fulvic Acids (Nutrimate). Loaded with organic nutrition, these natural inputs supercharge the compost. Some more info on what we use in Eco-Life and why… Kelp Meal Our kelp meal comes from the species Ascophyllum nodosum and contains a broad spectrum of minerals – over 60 trace elements that your plants need for a fully nutritional diet. Kelp also contains valuable natural plant growth hormones including; cytokinins to help drive cell division and speed up growth, indoles for faster root development, auxins and gibberellins for assisting the mobility of essential nutrients. Probably the best overall organic soil amendment known to man! Neem Cake Neem is ideal for soil fertility due to being a nutrient accumulator itself, with deep reaching roots, pulling up nutrition from down below the soil surface where other plants can’t reach. Neem is rich in N,P & K, as well as calcium and magnesium and also has a good effect against soil pests and pathogens. Crustacean Meal Another multi-nutritional input, our crustacean meal is 100% Krill and offers N, P, K as well as good levels of calcium, magnesium and sulphur to really help bring out the flavour in the product. It is full of Essential Fatty Acids (Omega/EFA’s) which are beneficial microbial foods. Most importantly, Krill meal is the most sustainable crustacean input because the harvesting of Krill from the ocean gets virtually zero bycatch and is only taken from regenerative fishing zones. Worm Castings We add worm castings to Eco-Life to bring a more source of beneficial soil microbes into our mix. We use castings from an outdoor worm farm, where the worms are allowed to feed naturally on a diet of animal manure and fruit pulp, the is quality unbeatable. Also containing useful amounts of NPK as well as micronutrients, our worm castings really help bring the soil to life. Basalt Volcanic Rock Dust or Basalt is also another source for diverse trace minerals and for it’s high silica content. Silica is essential for optimal plant health and vigour but is often lacking from soil mixes. Having a good Silica content in your soil will allow plants to grow big and strong, with thick stems and branches to support heavy yields. Compost This is the magic ingredient that makes everything else work – the engine room of the soil mix. We supercharge our thermophilic compost before blending into the soil to maximise nutritional and microbe diversity. It brings in the bacteria and fungi required to break down the other inputs and make nutrients available to the plants. Gypsum Not only does gypsum bring additional calcium and sulphur for improved aroma and flavour development but it also conditions the soil by improving water penetration and reducing water logging. Mealworm Frass (Ecothrive Charge) Boosting nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, as well as providing a good dose of beneficial microbes, the addition of mealworm castings naturally charges up our soil mix. As a secondary benefit, frass contains mealworm skins and body parts, these are a good source of chitin which activates the plant immune response and elevates its defences. Nutrimate Humus is the final product of decomposition, and is rich in humic and fulvic acids. Nutrimate is a natural mined deposit of ancient vegetation that has a high humic and fulvic acids content. These key fractions are great at chelating nutrients making them easy for plants to uptake, as well as stimulating microbial activity and improving plant health and root growth. How do I use it? To get the full benefits of using Eco-Life, we recommend using approximately 160-200L per 1.2m2. We highly recommend using 1 x 40L bag per pot, with 4 x 40L pots per 1.2m2. Other pot sizes will also work, as long as you get the soil volume to area on point. For example; 2 x 80L pots, 6 x 30L pots, 9 x 20L pots, or one big 200L bed would all be suitable. Of course, if you want to learn more about what our soil is, why it’s different and what we make it with then please get in touch with Indoor Organics or Ecothrive. We are working hard to change the way growers think about the materials they use and in turn grow better plants, easier and more cost effectively than ever before!
  3. Good morning to you all. 3 1/2 weeks into my Fast Buds grow - 2 x Blue Dream'matic & 2 Mexican Airlines. Gorilla Shorty Tent 3 x 3 x 5.8 Grow Northern Telos 0008 [Supplementary GN HS1 + HLG 100 QB should either or both be required at flowering stage.] Phresh 6" Hyperfan + CarboAir 50 carbon filter. Soil grow with 70/30 mix of Biobizz All Mix & Biobizz Light Mix. [15l Root Pouches] Ecothrive Charge & Biosys -[Will add Biobizz Bloom or Molasses once flowering commences.] At day 26 with all the plants - due to my daft decision to grow 4 in a small space I've experimented with fimming on 1 and topping on another - all 4 have had some defoliation in order to open up the budsites. Will keep you posted on a regular basis. Any advice most welcome. Ciao 4 now, Harry
  4. So Ive been using canna tera pro and bio bizz all mix. Im about to fill eight 45cm pots and not looking forward to shelling out the price... so much so Ive even contemplated going hydro ! Thinking it might be cheaper in the long run and less hassle but have since leaned more on sticking with soil. Ive noted places like BandQ selling soils much cheaper I did once in my early days use some Westland Veg Soil of some kind and I think it was ok I didn't yield well but it was my first go on a entry level setup. My worry with even trying it again is the fact there usually stored outside and the risk of pests and so on scares me especially given the spring season upon us...is this a legitimate worry or am I just being paranoid? Ultimately are these premium soils really giving us that much benefit to be almost double sometimes triple the price even when using the same good quality nutes? Can anyone recommend a soil that I can just pick up from a garden centre and have had good solid stable results? I have looked at the threads on all this theres mountains of them been tested it seems....And Im a bit lost. Any input much appreciated.
  5. Hi all, I have a question that I can't seem to find the answer to on the usual search engine searches ..... I recently planted 2 seeds .... 1 has come out perfectly looking and going great... The other I fear has had an issue with damping off.... I see a white spot on the stem and it just generally doesn't look a healthy plant ... From what I can gather the plant isn't going to make a recovery therefore I have taken it out of the tent. My question is ... The soil the seedling was in is this now contaminated ? If I plant another seed in the same soil am I going to risk the same thing happening ? Thanks for the help CannaZ123
  6. Hey there, Nice to meet you all and say hello, unfortunately my first post is a bit if a call for help! So got a bit of a multi grow going on and one plant in particular is looking a little unhappy. Group shot we have clockwise from top left, #Dinafem blue Kush auto #1(the unhappy one), Critical auto, blue kush #2 and finally a Dinafem CBD auto. The BK #1 os growing in biobizz allmix as are the other two. BK#2 is in jacks magic with perlite. Alll are at week five from germ and on their second feed of plantmagic grow at 1ml/L they all have been getting until first feed silicone, root stim, maxicrop and Ecothrive Biosys. Stopped the boosters when the feed started. My water is hard, 7.8 to 8.4ph. Temps at 22 root and 27 canopy. 400W mh switched to hps last week Here are some closer photos of the particular plant. I thought that it was nute burn splashed onto the lower leaves when watering but had them out for a closer look in normal light and this one has damaged leaves all around the lower base. Any thought on what deficiency this may be? Started under 400w hps/ Basically the mh was 400w, temps were a little low (22deg C) so moved to 600W dual spec hps. Better temp and more light? Feeding started at week four so two feeds ago at half strength. Apparently they are light feeders? They are now at Thanks for the help. So doesn't look like hardness as I am at the bottom end of the scale.. My water is apparently 272ppm, so not super hard.. PH is 7.2 of water inc nutes. Runoff is 6.8. Tap water is 7.3 out the tap after sitting for 24hrs. I guess I could try a soil pH kit? Could is be lack of nutrients as I left feeding of the bk1 a little late? Also feed recommended at 2-4ml L and I started on 1ml/L? Failing that should I switch to the bloom nutes as they have a much broader spectrum of nutrients. Manganese iron etc I have a feeling its just hungry?
  7. i have brought biobizz All mix potting soil and some light mix potting soil and have some Canna coco professional soil i was told just to use the Canna soil but someone else told me to use the biobizz one
  8. OK, I'm planning to switch from living soil to something a bit more cost-effective. Growing only one or two autos indoors. I've thought about using H&G Batmix, mixing in some worm shit and going with a basic Biobizz Try pack, possibly with ES on stand-by. The problem is the cost. I'm pretty sure there are growers out there doing it for a fraction of the price. Does anyone have an economical solution? I just discovered Vertafort - dead cheap. Anyone use it?
  9. So need some help not sure what to do! Noticed some mould in the tops of the pots of the soil can kinda see it in the images below! Should I harvest the plants as they still smell good no signs of mould yet and about 90% cloudy. Or should I wait the few extra days - week they and not worry so much about the mould in the soil? Maybe its the biosys I used early on? Don't want to lose my grow! Any help appreciated im pranging out can't see much info about mould spots in the soil though
  10. Hello sisters and brothers. I start an ultraorganic crop. Without growshop products. Only lentils and canary seed, to create rooting. Spirulina, Peruvian maca, brewer's yeast, molasses, nori seaweed, neutral gelatin, and banana tea, to make various fertilizers. Propolis as fungizide and lemon juice to lower the ph. I will use Atazyme de Atami and Cal & Mag from Advanced nutriens for watering moments only with water. The water is osmotized with pH 8.2, which low with lemon juice up to 6.0 / 6.2. With ec's 0.002. The substrate is Atami Light Mix soil. In pots of 7 liters, in indoor of 80x80 with hps 400W. Ventilation and extraction. That's all folks.
  11. bubbas gift H.S.O.

    From the album odds n sods

    was impressed by this lady, only 1 as originaly only to fill a space, 3oz and 13 grams bone dry stem snaps clean etc nice dense solid bud nice smoke but wait till its cured a bit, put the 3oz on cure so happy camper.
  12. Hey there, Nice to meet you all and say hello, unfortunately my first post is a bit if a cry for help! So got a bit of a multi grow going on and one plant in particular is looking a little unhappy. Group shot we have clockwise from top left, #Dinafem blue Kush auto #1(the unhappy one), Critical auto, blue kush #2 and finally a Dinafem CBD auto. The BK #1 os growing in biobizz allmix as are the other two. BK#2 is in jacks magic with perlite. Alll are at week five from germ and on their second feed of plantmagic grow at 1ml/L they all have been getting until first feed silicone, root stim, maxicrop and Ecothrive Biosys. Stopped the boosters when the feed started. My water is hard, 7.8 to 8.4ph. Temps at 22 root and 27 canopy. 400W mh switched to hps last week Here are some closer photos of the particular plant. I thought that it was nute burn splashed onto the lower leaves when watering but had them out for a closer look in normal light and this one has damaged leaves all around the lower base. Any thought on what deficiency this may be?
  13. I have a slight issue if anyone can help!? Have you ever had your roots grow out the top of the soil? My pots are absolutely packed with roots can see them everywhere under drain holes etc, and now coming out the top, but not like 1 or 2 root heads, its like a full cobweb of roots slowly appearing, i have been reading its a sign pots to small but damn im in 10L pots and they’re ament to be autos?! Any advice? Already at 28” tall start of week 5 been in flower for one week, any idea how tall they could get little worried im going to have plants touching the ceiling soon!
  14. Hi all hope every one is good an well an I’d like to take this time to firstly introduce myself I’m 80s-lad so ok here goes I thinking of making a return to growing my own as there’s so much shit around it braces my heart a lot has changed since I last tested my green fingers (2007) so advice is what I’m looking for an any would be much appreciated so I’ve found me a small space 900mm x 1100mm by 2400 tall pots an soil oil is my previous background but my method has changed drastically Ie , feeds have been reformulated (Mother Earth grow an bloom) an soils seem to of been played with (canna terra pro plus) which resulted in a lot of what I think to be ph issues on my last venture so I thinking it time to introduce my green fingers to the way things work in the future (or that’s how it feels) so im after some suggestions/ideas on a nice simple set up to try/use ie soil (if this is advices) coco’s willma’s nft Systems to go in the small space I like the way 60/40 sounds (drip,Wilma) but have very limited hydro knowledge so im open to an advice an it would need a lot i have a few bits to build my room 600watt light (spudnik air cooled shade) Limatek ballast Sunmaster 600watt Metal HalId an a 600watt osram sun t 5inch rvk out an 4inch rvk in an climavator controler (think the controller needs updating) aswell as a 5inch Carbon filter my room will be finished very soon so any ideas please get involved
  15. Hi all, running Coco, I usually feed with a consistent pH of 5.9. Doing some studies into Nitrogen and it's major component chlorophyll I came across some range charts. I've previously seen people use Cal Mg with Coco, this would tell me I'm dropping both to potentially zero on feeds. With this in mind, I noticed a 5.9 pH feed actually prohibits the absorption of other compounds. Would it be good practice to range the feeds at 5.9 then 6.5 (progress or at the very least repeatably) to ensure the full range is taken? Any experience on this welcome.
  16. Hi there, Need a hand diagnosing some odd nute issue as it is different for each plant, leading to thing something is off with the roots. Growing in Plant Magic supreme soil and using PM nutes as per their own schedule (following exactly). Root temps are 19-21C range and canopy 22-23C range. I think my water schedule is ok, potted them up 4 days ago when was the last time I watered. I wait till pots feel light to water again. Growing under 24/0 for now till I get the heating sorted for lights off. Current suspect is that my tap water ph might be too high messing things up (7.5-8), but after a bit of research, ph in soil should not be an issue (correct if I am wrong?). Anyway, let the pictures talk themselves:
  17. So I'm going to order some nutrients and soil today .. What shall I order .. how much do I need .. i have 8 pots .. newbie to growing .. how do I measure and mix them do I use a jug or ?.. any feeding plans would be a real big help .. tia
  18. Hi guys onto my 3rd soil Biobizz grow and still regard myself as a beginner and needing that extra help in certain things. So I have a few questions need to get my head around ..... i have been using grow (throughout the grow) introducing bloom in 2nd week of flowering . With the occasional mix of fish mix too. However I just want too try clear up doubts in my head that I’m feeding correctly . Should i I use fish mix and grow together or is it ok to use just grow then use the fish mix as a foliar spray 2 times a week on the whole plant up until flowering??.. been trying too do my own investigation but so many different opinions can’t seem to make my mind up on the right way too go. Or or should I just add grow and fish together throughout the grow with the odd foliar spray and then all 3 together when I get into flowering with the bloom? hope I have made it clear enough . also while I’m at it anyone used 1000watt mezhi led light just got my hands on one and going to use it with a air cooled hps 600 watt in my loft grow . Any advice love to hear back
  19. What are your favorite 'SOIL' based reliable go to nutrients that you swear by? I'm currently using the BioBizz range with Maxicrop Original Seaweed, but with BioBizz its seemed easy to overfeed, so you have to keep them lite but i'm still not convinced by BioBizz. I've also tried DutchPro but didn't get on with these at all. So i'm looking for an alternative nutrient regime to feed the Auto OG KUSH strain i've just acquired. Looking possibly into the Fox Farm, Plant Magic - Oldtimer Organic Grow Bloom, or Advanced Nutrients range but still undecided. I'm interested to know what the seasoned farmers on here use to feed their autoflowers with successful results.
  20. Hi all. Forgive me if I sound dumb, I have never done a full major run in soil I have just done one experiment at minute alongside some coco plants to see the difference, and that was simply lightmix then into allmix, which is working fine and given me the kick I needed to go further with it. So I will be potting up soon with my 5 choc mint OG and I have been scratching my head listening to others about what to put in my mix. So will the following work ok, I know deep down it will but I dont want to pot up and burn the plants because the mix is too strong for them: Im guessing the Biobizz will make it non organic, although it says so on the bags... 1/3 of Plagron batmix 1/3 of Coco cior for airation 1/3 of 50/50 Light/Allmix (just what I have left) Mix in recommended dose of Ecothrive charge (Organic beetle shit) Leave for a day or two Pot up plants with a good watering Feed with Ecothrive Biosys every 7-10 days (for those micros), then use Oltimer organic bloom if needed in flower as and when. Maybe a wet/dry cycle, but Im having joy with the current soil plant being watered daily. Its far bigger than the coco plants. I don't really have the capacity to buy new stuff at minute, a friend recommended BAC nutrients to mix in but Im maxed out cash wise so this is what I have been aquiring over time. But if the ratios could be changed I'm open to suggestions as the seedlings are only 5 days old and need some more time before going into a proper mix. Thanks MMT
  21. i have opted to buy an autopot system with 15 litre pots, generally i grow skunky type genetics or medium sized indicas, so they would be around ten weeks ish under 13/11. My question is this, am i going to struggle with coco and clay balls ? could someone please recommend a pre mix that they've used that was reliable and gave good results. i am researching this as i am a half whit when it comes to hydro, grew in coco a couple of times but got an attack of the borg so cleaned out and started again with soil. i will be going with dutch pro coco 2 part base plus pk 13/14 ??? i need help ! thanks in advance peeps
  22. white widow novice indoor grow

    From the album in the tent

    Just finished building the tent.
  23. Hi guys, I've been messing about outdoors on and off for the last 10 years now. This year I was fortunate enough to be in a position where I could set up my first indoor grow at last! Currently got some exodus cheese clones in coco which will be coming down in 2/3 days I also have 11 Disco Biscuits (thanks @VRG for the extra bean and free Blues!) in 1" rockwool cubes. I originally went with the coco as that's what my friend who helped me set up uses. I thought it would be handy in case I ran into any problems, at least I'd have someone with experience to guide me. Luckily no major probs and although I'm absolutely chuffed to bits with my first attempt, I have decided I will be using soil this time round. I've always used bio bizz nutes in the past outdoors and from reading I've realised soil is a more suited medium for them. Plus it's what I've been used to in the past. Just trying to get a game plan together in my head so I don't panic when it comes to doing something and fuck up! I spoke with@FARMER G via pm and he kindly answered my queries, but I keep coming up with more and don't want to pester the man so thought I'd ask a few on here and hopefully someone else can learn from the info too First question is potting up.. I've read that several re pots are good through veg. I've bought 0.7, 1.5, 3.5, 6 and 11ltr pots. Do you think 5 re pots is overkill and will stress the plants more than do them any favours? Also I understand the idea is to fill each pot with roots before moving them on to the next. With the final pot, do I want to fill that with roots before flipping them to 12/12 or do I need flip them soon after the final pot up, so as to leave room for roots to grow in flower and not become root bound? Or do the roots stop growing in flower!? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.. Just can't learn enough at the minute! Aphat