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  1. Here's a little update from my post http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?/topic/403784-building-a-100-gallon-living-soil-bed/#comment-5265474 from last month. I mixed everything in which took a good few hours. Added a couple of inches of mulch collected from local woodland and watered in. A little doubt crept in at this point as I started seeing things crawling around the surface and I wondered exactly what creatures I was introducing. Removed a few snails and slugs, some kind of moth or beetle larvae, a stink bug and a giant bumble bee that flew out and made me jump in surprise. I then realised that I had forgotten to sow the cover crop seeds (clover, yarrow, basil, Thai basil and borage) so I just added them to the top of the mulch layer before adding straw and hoped they would still germinate ok. I had planned to let the soil sit for a few days but I was a little concerned that my vegging plants weren't doing too well in their small pots. I had a little vape to ponder over this and on impulse I decided to add them to the pot immediately. As this was my first time using such a massive bed, I accidentally watered a little too much in the first ten days as I was concerned the top was drying out. (I am definitely getting Blumats for the next round) I think I have the hand watering dialled in now though. I'm using a moisture meter and watering every 4-5 days when it's showing about 15% moisture. Saw a few comments saying the meters should be chucked in the bin as they are useless but the readings seem consistent and enable me to check moisture without disturbing the soil. Three weeks later and I've taken a few clones of each plant and started a gradual flip which will be complete in 2 days ( -1 hour each day) Just taken this photo and as you can see they are going crazy. Having to do daily LST as the growth is so vigorous but I'm pleased with the way the canopy has spread out. All leaves looking very healthy! (sorry about the shitty orangey light from the HPS) Was thinking of trying a SCROG net for the first time but I'm worried the Strawberry lemonade (top left) would take over and the Do-Si-Dos (bottom left) would get dwarfed. Not much of the cover crop showing apart from a load of grass from the barley straw. A lot of the seeds germinated and stretched out loads but now seem to have vanished. Not too worried though as there is plenty of nitrogen in all the worm castings. There's not much going on in the mulch layer yet but I expect it will take a month or two for the worms and other beneficials to settle in and start doing their thing. Will be adding the first lot of amendments later today. I had planned on using nettle and horsetail but there's nowt available this time of year unfortunately. Very pleased with things so far but the next few weeks are unchartered territory for me. Will post another update once flowering is established.
  2. Northern lights auto

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  3. Hello, Happy Xmas Ive always wanted to have a go at setting up irrigation! It seems like a great idea, saving time and if done well, improving quality. What are the favourite options out there? Ive only heard of blumats before which i am keen to try I have a 250 Litre water butt and am hoping to set up a basic beginner irrigation system with it. Struggling to get my head round the concept, what kind of system do i need to set up? Im growing with 15 Gallon pots of living soil - contains worms (so i cant let get too dry), seaweed, garden compost etc 15gal is quite big so they need a decent amount of water - my first question is how many 15 gallon pots can a 250 litre water butt supply water to? People say hand watered is best, but ive also heard that blumat watering systems can be even better, ideally I am hoping to set up a Blumat watering system with a couple of moisture sensor carrots in each pot or something along those lines At this point im considering all options so a basic cheap and easy option may win me over, but if someone can advise on a blumat or 'moisture sensor' setup, i think that could be a very good option also Any help with would be greatly appreciated!
  4. cheese xxl auto bud

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  5. seedlings

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  6. all seedlings in.

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  7. cheese auto xxl 2

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  8. cheese auto xxl 1

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  9. cheese auto xxl

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  10. cheese auto xxl

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  11. auto euforia bud

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  12. Auto euforia bud

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  13. Auto euforia 1

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  14. thanks to @Dinafem-Mark for the chance to test out these new orange juice beans this will be mostly pics as my living soil growing style/technique leaves little to measure or record and does most of the talking in the final product have already placed the 3 beans into some pre soaked(water and aloe juice) eazy plugs and into a prop on Monday at 22-25c..... of which 2 have popped up so far pics and maybe a bit more info to follow
  15. cheese auto xxl

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  16. cheese bud

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  17. seedlings

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  18. euforia 1 bud.jpg

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  19. euforia 1.jpg

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    recovering now.

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  20. euforia 2 bud.jpg

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  21. euforia 2.jpg

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    doing ok now. got rid of bloody scales insects.

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  22. mulch euf 2

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  23. mulch euf 1

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  24. auto Euforia 2

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  25. Auto Euforia 1

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