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  1. placeholder while my current grow finishes i will make a start on this diary,for now heres what the above will be getting grown in 6x14L builders buckets with holes drilled in by myself,and the 2 50l bags of lightmix which i will be adding some ecothrive charge(on pot up) and biosys as well as nematodes from the start,i will be doing 3 of each strain going to veg for 1-2 months before flip. i have had good result with these buckets so far after testing one in my current grow so im switching,its cheaper than pots too,worth it if you dont mind a bit of extra work imo the handles pop in and out too so thats nice. H4rdc0r3.
  2. In the Night Garden... Welcome to this, a first for the Night Garden and that being a Dutch Passion grow Years ago and before I gave up growing for a good few years, Dutch Passion were my go to breeder. I was so taken by their White Widow that I wouldn't deviate from it but for the odd occasion here and there. At that time regulars were the go to seed as I didn't really subscribe to the feminised and then burgeoning auto market which was relatively early on in development. Times change and of course and I've been growing again for a couple of years, indeed it is welcome return to be growing some Dutch Passion smoke. The chosen strains are new and the first is Lemon Zkittle, with the second being the Bubba Island Kush. Without any further ado I'd firstly like to offer my gratitude to Dutch Passion and Tony for the opportunity to try out these strains, it's great to be growing some Dutch Passion ganja once more and long overdue so looking forward to it . They were sent out and delivered in quick time, well packaged and also Dutch Passion threw in a few packs of skins (they're excellent wraps btw ), plus some branded planted markers to identify the different plants, many thank guys Right then, I'll crack on and get this diary kicked off First thing I've noticed that's different from old is the packaging. Swanky new tins to ensure the beans are well protected from damage during transit and not just a paper packet..cool little tins too Plant markers to be used for the run and also the skins which are great to use The Lemon Zkittle seeds, all are uniform in size, very dark and well matured, all hardened off tidy too The Bubba Island Kush were not so uniform, a couple, as can be seen, are slightly larger and they are all paler with mottling more prominent, they were all hardened off with no give. Some may know that recently I decided to run a perpetual type system because I keep running out of smoke This means I pop a couple of beans every few weeks and then do all my vegging under the reflector I put together, running 8 x B22 coupling fittings. That reflector became the top of my vegging box which is strapped to my bloom box for the purposes of running the one extract fan for two and performs lovely, however it's not large and neither is my bloom cab. Well when I was giving this grow a think over, I decided to go back into my 5L pots for the finals, truth be told the 7.5's I'm finding a bit tall and with the stretch my lamp is too close to the buds for 400W and hence the switchback to the smaller pots as I found them great in there but it means running two more plants and so I've put two of each into starters of coco (I'm finding a starter of coco better for initial rooting and quicker to the next pot over compost). From there, they'll go into my next pots which will be compost (reused as I'm waiting for the new stuff to come in), they are 6" and the finals will be the 5L tubs. All the vegging will be done under my LED/CFL combo (6500K LED & 4500K/2700K CFL) and they do ok in there, will get a full veg and when the time comes for it, will go into bloom, the room SHOULD be available For now though, the pots are in the prop and sitting on top of my veg box with the constant warmth underneath providing a stable temperature for them to germinate. In a few days with some luck I'll be reporting in on some sprouts, until then though, thanks for watchin'
  3. High all, here we go then make ya self comfy. A massive thank you to @HSO-Mark for these seeds. Looking forward to watching everyone else's diaries develop too. Gonna be a bit (or alot) of California Sunshine in the UK for the late winter blues I had 5 Lemon Thai Kush and 5 Chemdawg feminised seeds arrive, and they were put pretty much straight into compost... Chemdawg Lemon Thai Kush all the LTK popped up, and 3 of the Chemdawg's did too. Happy with that. I had a spare 1.2m roof qube empty (been waiting years to say that!!), so they're already out of my little veg cab, in the tent under 600w of hps. They look happy, and are growing quickly now they're in the big tent with lots of space, airflow and light. Just given water uptill yesterday. I thought i'd try some root stim. Went with biobizz as i'm using thier grow and bloom. Didn't clock that it's fecking £40 till after i bought it it better be good!! Just tweaked my set-up a bit, and i'm extracting both tents straight outside now, instead of 'vaguely poiting towards a window' and it feels much better all round. Not sure how i'm going to play this grow yet. My self imposed constraint is that i would like to try and get both tents in sync, harvesting one every 5/6 weeks. For that to happen, i would need to flip this tent to 12/12 in about 4 weeks. I have various cuttings from my previous and current grow i can add to or replace with. For now i'm thinking to add 4 plants from my cut's. That should work out about right, aiming for twelve plants in 7.5 ltr pots Also hoping to get the same seeds but in regular versions and get hacking, but for now, i'll focus on these. Nice one, Tigs
  4. Multi-Strain 2018

    From the album Multi-Strain 2018

  5. Evening all I realised I’ve left my stuff, compost, ewc and most of the other stuff in the packaging it came in. Black bag then in a box. Pretty anaerobic . Would that kill off the microbes that I want? Also ruin making compost/ewc teas etc?
  6. Please please help, currently growing dinafem autos in my garden shed in 11L pots with biobizz all mix and just gone out to do my weekly watering and just found what I can only describe as micro maggots underneath my pot betweem the pot and the tray of that makes sense. i am currently at day 56 and well into flowering so any help would be massively appreciated
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    From the album First indoor grow

  8. I follow his monthly updates and highly recommend others do too! Especially from February 'til May when seed sowing occurs most often, his February update this year discussed the perils of using green waste based compost and how common it is for them to have aminopyralid present, he recommends sowing peas in a pot of green waste based compost (or any compost for that matter) and doing a 4 week trial, if after 4 weeks the plant is looking healthy and not stunted in any way the compost should be good to go! He also has picture comparison accompaniments which are fairly scientific, comparing different composts, home made, green waste and non green waste based general purpose compost, he also does experiments in sowing directly into well rotted manure and claims you don't need to worry too much about nutrient rich compost for seed starting. He asked West Riding where they get their materials from for making their compost, they said they source their green waste from a small firm who just compost tree waste, saying it eliminates the chances of aminopyralid being present but they test for it anyway! I don't know the rules about posting links, if it's OK I'll post some.
  9. Thought I'd share this with y'all, minimal DIY skills required... http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/horticulture/documents/25gallonRubbermaidbrewerplans_2_.pdf Needless to say I found it after I went out and invested in another system
  10. @@Claude Many thanks to the Serious Team - Claude and Simon -that boy Thomas deserves a payrise You've put a beaming smile on my grumpy face. Well, this is my second crack at writing this! I had just finished and thought I'd posted but it vannished into the ether! I've been lurking on UK420 since about 2007/08 but until the last year I've not posted. The reason I've not posted is a number of reasons - because I was always far too paranoid about securtiy risks, about the amount of keyboard warriors on all forums who talk loud and say nothing and lastly because my grows never look as tasty as the numerous diaries I've read. Anyway I'd seen that Simon or Claude from Serous were asking for volunteers to test the reworked bubblegum line and thought "nothing ventured nothing gained". To my complete shock and delight I was notified that I had been selected to be a tester so thought I'd better get over my shyness and get started. A wee bit about me - this is my second incarnation of growing the first was when I first joined the site. I grew Serious Seeds White Russian (a couple of runs) CrazyX Lemon Stinky and was about to try Serious Bubblegum but had to shut down partly due to security but more realistically to do with my paranoia. So last year came about and I got to thinking about how much I was wasting on wet crap weed and that I knew that even if the stuff I produced was crap it would still be a huge improvement over the crap I'd been getting so went about setting up a micro grow in a cupboard. This grew arms and legs and although my space hasn't really grown any, the equipment has and beginning to think my environment is slowly but surely getting there. Area = 50cm deep x 80 cm long x 220 ish high lined with floorsafe then mylar type stuff spray glued on top Lighting = Sunmaster FX 250-660W dimmable digital ballast, 150W + 2 x 24W T5 Fish tank luminaire, Various CFLs, 250W MH250W HPS (not dual) + 400W dual spectrum lamps Fans = 4 x 125 mm pc fans, TD 125/350 + 150 Hyper fan (not using yet) Filter = Rhino Pro 200/800 Reflector = 125 mm/ 5" Silver Star air cooled hood Medium = Plant Magic Soil Supreme (seeds), Biobizz all mix for potting on, Plagron Batmix for finals Nutes = Hesi soil - about to run out of a few bottles so currently pondering Biobizz Fish Mix, Bloom and Topmax although the guy in the shop recommended Bio Nova saying they're cleaner than Biobizz whatever that means - just to add hesi have been superb up to now so might just stay with them. Also have in the medicine chest - Vitax Q4 myro fungi, PM Biosilicon, Maxicrop green top, Vitax Rootzone (feebie) The plan is to pop four beans into 500 ml water 0.5ml maxicrop for a 24 hour soak (bathing as we speak), pop them onto paper towels until the tap roots show then put into first tiny pot of compost (used root riots before but prefer them for clones not seeds). Then pot them up going 0.5L - 1.5L - 3.5L - 6L then not sure if I will stick 5 6L pots in the space of go up to 2 x 10L as finals - we'll see how well they take off. So that's it from me for now, go easy folks as although I talk loud I'm a sensitive soul who does over think stuff. That's not to say I don't enjoy a giggle so all kinds of nonsense and good fun most welcome however if you're a xenophone, a homophobe, a bigot or generally just a narrow minded person maybe go find somewhere like minded cause it's no here. As for the rest of us then let the craic commence. I will no doubt make a shed load of mistakes and really do appreciate any advice/constructive criticism and even a bit of banter as well. All the best folks stay safe.
  11. Hi All i have just started my first grow. Trying to keep this cost effective and simple. Currently have 3 white widow autos growing indoors under LED Grow light. They are in a pretty standard multipurpose compost. After spending sometime researching I am noticing that compost is not used that often and can be to strong in nutrients which isn't great for me. I am now also seeing these tiny little flies so had to get some fly paper to help but they not all gone. I am started to get concerned now and wonder whether I should get them out the compost and into soil. If they are these tiny flies I have been reading up on they can cause a maggot of some type in the compost which can harm the plant. Can someone please help me with this. Do I need to get them out the compost asap will this damage them? They are about a week old and about a inch high with small leaves still. Or is there something I can do to the compost to make it safe. Will be a real shame to start from scratch. Thanks all
  12. Hey all, Just been randomly searching stuff online and come across Wool Compost, anyone ever used it? very good water retention and the wool contains high levels of N, plus trace elements. Tempted to grab a bag, would prob add a few handfuls to each pot. Sounds interesting I reckon. Nudge
  13. Hello everyone - I hope that 2017 brings you health, happiness and wealth. The truth is that I don't even smoke but I am a very keen gardener. After many years of "thinking" about it I am just about to start experimenting with an organic compost (based on sub cools mix and a few additives), 3 x auto flowering feminised Six Shooters - under a 360w dual spectrum LED system. ANY & ALL advice would be VERY welcome....
  14. Hi everyone I've got a pile of massive 11l air pots at my disposal if I need them and was wondering if these are any good ? Or are they just gonna take an age to "root out" ? Are they only for coco really Or are they not really fit for purpose as I don't see anyone on here using them ?
  15. easy peeps I came across what is being called air injection technology by one company, using a spider like air diffuser in the bottom of a compost pot, they had it set up as a kind of dwc for soil has anyone used this idea? I want to grow in compost preferably organic but im not clued up at all when it comes to composts i can think of benefits for pumping air into the soil but is there any reason why it wouldn't be beneficial? Any knowledge? Thoughts? Theorys? Thanks
  16. Anybody got any more info on this soil is it suitable ? Its in bnq £5 for 50 litres and looks pretty good imo has anyone else used this stuff ?
  17. Hi I have just used the last of the westlands with added JI, the old trusted blue bags, I got a van load last year as they were going cheap, but not sure what to use now. I'm not 100% sure about coir as it may dry out too quicky with my routine. The alternative is that jacks magic.Anyone using it? Other option is like plant magic or bio bizz but I have never used a branded pre-mix and am worried it will be too hot. any chance someone can help here.
  18. Hey What brand would people recommend or like ? Im intrested in the pro brands from grow shops like G+H's range, like plagron, canna, biobizz, plant magic etc I want to be as natural as possible but am starting here before I lern more and move on to the no-till style. Im indoor growing. Im still unsure what nutes to go with, if you have prefrences that would help too, as well as any decent additives or extras Cheers