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  1. 7th Sweet Seeds® Grow Diary Competition Just reserving a place for when the time comes to get involved in my first Sweet Seeds® Grow Diary Competition. I initially purchased And included along with my order So I initially thought that I was gonna go with this line-up Sweet Zkittlez®, Sweet Tai®, Red Hot Cookies® and Big Foot® Then after reading what some others here on UK420 were growing for the competition, reminded me of a couple of other strains I'd been interested in for ages. So back on to Sweet Seeds website to place another order. This time I've bought Mohan Ram® and Sweet Afghani Delicious S1® as I do like a high Indica content to help with the pain management and getting a decent sleep Next update will probably be my a photo of the additional seeds and my equipment list and germination plans(once I figure it out). Best of luck to everyone competing on UK420 and on the other included forums I look forward to following along and hopefully having a good laugh with my fellow competitors.
  2. Hiya folks Time to pop my LED cherry with a huge thanks to @diyledukAdam and @Diyleduk Craig who have very kindly and generously sent me one of their new Par+ 240 Pro lights to play with ( not sure they thought this one through ) Will tag in @NanoGrows as I know he is keen to see how this baby performs Anyways here is some official blurb from the Diyleduk website PAR+ 240 PRO Introducing the latest in performance, efficiency and photon distribution, the PAR+ 240 PRO is a seriously impressive bit of kit. High-quality Manufactured to an extremely high standard, the PAR+ 240 PRO doesn't compromise when providing you with the best in photon quality and intensity. The PAR+ brand has worked tirelessly to build a reputation for creating the highest quality LED grow lights. All of our lighting systems go through a final assembly process and rigorous quality control in the UK by trained technicians before leaving us. With an absolutely massive diode count over a large surface area, anodised plate heat-sink, and enhanced further with additional high-quality deep and far red diodes, you'll be fighting a serious urge to show this off! Top-end Performance - Full Spectrum Lighting With each light boasting a whopping 1664 Samsung mid power diodes and 28 deep/Far reds which provides a full spectrum lighting solution, suitable for a wide range of crops from seed to harvest. This light is able to provide an impressive distribution of light over a recommended canopy area of up to 80cm x 80cm or 1.2m x 60cm, while achieving a genuine system-level efficacy of TBA (to be tested and confirmed by a third party EST at 2.5µMol/j with XLG driver). Greater Protection Featuring a waterproof conformal coating to protect diodes and make for easy-cleaning, combined with a 5 year warranty from a UK company, you can be confident that you'll never be left in the dark. Dimmable With a linear dimmer that can take your lights all the way down to OFF, you'll have the flexibility to adapt to specific growing situations as they change. You'll have full control to select the exact intensity you want with a linear dimmer and won't be limited to a few power options. You can also connect multiple light together and dim with just one dimmer using the built in RJ ports. Remote-Mounted, Highly Efficient Drivers Powered by a single, remotely mounted and disconnectable MeanWell XLG driver; you'll be benefiting from lower temperatures and hang-weights than competitor equivalents. You'll have a total of 5m cable length from the plug to your light (2.5m either side of driver). All connectors are waterproof for your safety. Like we said... we don't compromise. Technical Specifications. Hanging height Veg 24" Flower 18" Wattage +/- 5% 0ff-240w Full linear dimming. System Efficiency@ full power TBA μMol/j EST 2.5µMol/j Average PPFD in recommended areaTBAμmol/m2/s Size Weight 240mm (W) x 600mm (L) x 50mm (H) (including gland) (H) ?.kg Coverage veg Up to 1.2m x 1.2m Coverage Flower Up to 80m x 80cm or 1.2m x 0.6m Course me bein me I dinna hae a clue what most o that means But I will take it on faith that it all means good things What I do know is that this is without a doubt the single sexiest piece o grow kit I have ever had Aye this is some bit o kit like Setting up is ridiculously easy... As long as ye dinna take stuff out the box and then forget ye took it out the box like me 5 minutes wondering how the fuck I plug it in till Mrs McHazy pointed out the power lead was sitting behind me from when I took it out the box Other than that it literally takes 2 mins to setup I intend for this to be a rolling diary regardless of what I am growing be it diary comps seeds 4 diary or just my own grows I will always post some pictures on here At the moment I am well into flower with my seeds 4 diary grow for @Dinafem-Mark so not gonna get a full idea of performance this time round but will gie me a chance to get used to them a bit before the next grow kicks off in the new year (and hopefully they well enough established that I winna kill em wi noob mistakes ) Here's a few pics under their new sun Blue Cheese Critical Cheese And the Moby Dick And a quick group shot The light is hung 20" above the canopy running at 80% which I will dial up over the next few days and maybe tweak the height as long as they dinna stress too much So I reckon that will about do fer now thanks again to Adam an Craig for the opportunity to try this wee bad boy out an hopefully I can do it justice an not just learn to kill my plants in new and interestin ways aye Laters fowks
  3. The PAR+ 240 PRO and PAR+465 PRO full spectrum LED lighting systems are here! This is a day I've been looking forward to for a long time now....the announcement of our new PAR+ V2 range. Take a look at these stunning new designs PAR+ 240 PRO - LED PAR+ 465 PRO - LED We have all worked really hard (but especially Adam) to again bring the highest standards possible and we hope you guys will appreciate the absolutely cracking price vs performance and complete peace-of-mind we're trying to establish and maintain with this brand. Every light has been assembled here on site and is personally tested by either myself or Adam before it leaves the door. Take a read through some product info below or click for a direct link to the 465 PRO. The 240 PRO we're currently sold out of but a restock won't be far away. We're also getting these lights sent away for some third party lab testing, so once the results are back with us we'll post them up here. HIGH QUALITY Manufactured to an extremely high standard, PARPLUSLED doesn't compromise when providing you with the best in photon quality and intensity. The PAR+ brand has worked tirelessly to build a reputation for creating the highest quality LED grow lights. All of our lighting systems go through a final assembly process and rigorous quality control in the UK by trained technicians before leaving us. TOP END SAMSUNG LEDS - FULL SPECTRUM LIGHTING With an absolutely massive diode count over a large surface area, anodised plate heat-sink, and enhanced further with additional high-quality deep and far red diodes, you'll be fighting a serious urge to show this off! With each board (2 x PCB's per 240W, 4 x PCB's per 465W) boasting a whopping 832 Samsung mid power diodes and 14 deep/Far reds, the PAR+ PRO range is a full spectrum lighting solution suitable for a wide range of crops, from seed to harvest. SPLASHPROOF CE COATING Featuring a splash proof conformal coating to protect diodes and make for easy-cleaning, combined with a 5 year warranty from a UK company, you can have real peace-of-mind in the longevity of this light. FULL LINEAR DIMMING With a linear dimmer that can take your lights all the way down to OFF, you'll have the flexibility to adapt to specific growing situations as they change. You'll have full control to select the exact intensity you want with a linear dimmer and won't be limited to a few power options. You can also connect multiple light together and dim with just one dimmer using the built in RJ ports. REMOTE MOUNTED POWER SUPPLIES Powered by a single, remotely mounted and disconnectable MeanWell driver; you'll be benefiting from lower temperatures and hang-weights than competitor equivalents. You'll have a total of 5m cable length from the plug to your light (2.5m either side of driver). All connectors are waterproof for your safety. Note: this light is plug and play out of the box, no assembly required! WARRANTY FROM A UK COMPANY We offer a 5 Year warranty as standard with all our PAR+ PRO fixtures PAR+ 240 PRO TECHNICAL DETAILS AND INFORMATION: Hanging height Veg 24" Flower 18" Wattage +/- 5% 0FF-240w Full linear dimming. Light engine efficiency System efficiency EST 2.8µMol/j EST 2.55µMol/j Average PPFD in 80cmx80cm Average PPFD in 1.2mx60cm TBA TBA Light Size Driver Size Weight 240mm (W) x 600mm (L) x 50mm (H) (including gland) 195.0mm x 63.0mm x 35.5mm 3.kg Coverage veg Up to 1m x 1m Coverage Flower Up to 80m x 80cm or 1.2m x 0.6m PAR+ 465 PRO TECHNICAL DETAILS AND INFORMATION: Hanging height Veg 24" Flower 20" Wattage +/- 5% OFF-465w Full linear dimming with no steps. Light engine efficiency System efficiency EST 2.8μmol/j EST 2.7μmol/j Average PPFD in 1MX1M Average PPFD in 1.2MX1.2M 900-1000 μmol/m2/s 700-800 μmol/m2/s Light Size Driver Size Weight 480mm (W) x 600mm (L) x 50mm (H) (Including cable glands) 235.2mm x 125.0mm x 43.8mm 7.kg Coverage veg Up to 1.5m x 1.5m Coverage Flower Up to 1.2m x 1.2m We're also creating a new dedicated PAR+LED website with some helpful resources: including things like PAR maps and stockist information. Click on the link to check it out - https://parplusled.com/ Any questions or feedback is most welcome on here! Take care guys
  4. What up fellow farmers?! I am pleased to be back with another diary on the forum so quickly! This has been strange times with lockdowns, restrictions and so forth.. Nothing to do really but crack on full force! That said, plan has been in motion and I am converting to shed growing... That's right, living the mans dream! Not only that, but the lads at DiyLedUK HQ have kindly put me down as a tester for them to grow and document with the new SCOPEX-680 grow light! Would like to say a BIG thanks to @diyleduk and @Diyleduk Craig for the support and motivation booster to crack on. This isn't just giving me new equipment to use, but has also made me pull my finger out to get a diary going and growing back on form, bigup! I will do the usual format with my diaries and of course, it will be a Living Soil / No-Till diary. This won't be a regular weekly updated diary, but a consistent one seeing various genetics grown out with the light cycle after cycle in the same soil un-tilled. As usual, tap water only: No EC or PH ever measured or adjusted meaningfully. Photos during the diary you are going to have to bear with me to be fair... I am shooting in Manuel mode on my DSLR and still learning my way around the camera in different scenarios and mostly lighting, so they will vary as I experiment with settings, tripod etc THE SHED The shed is a basic 5.52m2 kit shed snapped up at a lumber yard during winter sales. The dimensions are 216 x 256 x 220cm, it didn't come with a floor - so I have ordered 6 skid beams and an 18mm sheet for the floor which arrives this week. For insulation, 75mm cellotex panels will be added and then covered with 12mm sheets. Intake will be a 6 inch inlet, outtake 8 inch as per my RVK fans. The flower chamber will be 1.5 x 1.5 x 2m which is all I can really confirm at the second to be honest. I am a build and go guy, difficult for me to take a sketch and plan rather than stepping inside and seeing what actually works functionally and practically. So anything else in the shed will be built around the flower chamber on the fly with ducktape and a hammer like a true pro Anyway, a chippy mate is coming down to give me a hand, so should be more than a pile of wood on the weekend The plan moving forwards, is to add a 3000w inverter, solar panels and batteries so that it can take some strain off the grid consumption. However, my budget has been spunked - so it will be an addition Easter time greatly welcomed being based in south east of Spain. Got to be worth a go right?! SCOPEX-680 LED GROW LIGHT This is the latest in LED lighting, I shall just start off saying I have owned and used 5 different makes/models of LED lights including; HLG Quantum boards, Scope V1/V2, Atreum ARA-20 and Highlight V1 - so definitely feel in a good position to stretch the lights legs and give some honest feedback. The light I have is the SCOPEX-680 ADVANCED model which is similar to the PRO, the difference being a 0.1 μmol/j as the ADVANCED uses Samsung LM301H white diodes and the PRO uses Osram white diodes. They both feature Osram 660nm deep red diodes (to my knowledge). Unboxing it was quite the experience, I have owned a 6 bar strip LED light thinking it was a big fixture, this box was big! I genuinely thought the Mrs had ordered a new TV, so sent Adam a message excited after discovering it was from him. Adam replied something like "Wait until you get it out the box..." - it was folded in half! These are big fixtures and really look smart folded, and unfolded: The brightness impact on them is 10/10 really, they are blinding! The photos above were taken with the light dimmed to 280w or it would have been tricky to get exposure haha! I do have a sticker kit on route so excuse it's nakedness. With the fixture itself, the kettle power lead input is a dream. I had 4 Meanwell drivers and cables hanging down on my last grow combining LED fixtures - so this a huge plus for me having a single cable and plug for my lighting. Dimming is done with a dial on the fixture, which is amazing compared to using a screw driver to adjust a dimming screw. I will get the controller hooked up when they land, but this is just peachy for now: GENETICS IN DA SHED I am on a bit of a Strain Hunter mission right now - after losing loads of time running seed packs, losing mum's and generally not being satisfied with the final outcomes after having a vast mother collection in the past..... So with a little help, I am not cycling through some genetics. Current mother plants in my cab with T5 lights is: Apple Fritter - Lumpy's Flowers Unknown information on this strain heritage, that I know of anyway. Root Brother - The Source Genetics / ThaRealOGKushman Rootbeer BX1 x Pure Thai x Face Off #4 Sour Lime Glue - Unknown Info No info currently on this strain, it may come soon though. Bit of an animal though thus far! I also have Jungle Cake, Runtz, Ice Cream Cake cuts with a mate I will grab in the next couple of weeks and will probably give MAC 1 a run at some stage also. That should keep things interesting cycling through different genetics, some of it being "Cali Hype" I guess too... The overall game plan here, will be to keep track of flavours, effect, THC tested levels etc in a spreadsheet or similar I can refer too (geek!) and filter down the mum's to personal keepers/faves. I am no connoisseur by any means, but I would like to end up with 4 mum's I can pull cuts off on repeat and keep it to that... Probably a bit ambitious, but I do like a challenge! LIVING SOIL MIX I will be using the same soil mix as my previous cycle/diary in the DiyLedUK 2020 Grow Diary competition. This will be cycle 3.... For anyone not following along from last time, my soil mix is: - 40% Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss - 40% Worm Castings - 10% Coco Coir - 10% Biochar Per cubic foot, the soil is amended with: - 3/4 cup of Kelp Meal - 3/4 cup of Neem Cake - 3/4 cup of Crab Meal - 1 cup of Malted Barley (2-row diastatic ground fresh only) - 7 cups of Basalt PEST CONTROL Anyone following me last time will know I had massive spider mite issues on my last cycle towards the last week of flower. This is something I really will be going to town on this time! Basically, it took me over a month to get rid of the spider mite completely AFTER chopping. The main conclusion, was that my Emerald Mountain Royal Wedding was a fucking beacon for spider mite indoors! I figured this is not really an issue outside, as you have environmental factors such as; wind, rain, humidity what don't make it so habitable for an infestation. I have passed the cut to a friend who grows outdoors, so it's safe should it be worth keeping for outside runs only. Since getting rid of it, I have not done any pesticide or neem foliar treatment - only lots of Dill seedlings growing, occasional Aloe foliars and good air circulation using an oscillating fan. Being a new grow room, I don't have any predators established now, unless they have hung out in the soil for 6 weeks or so outside! That said, I will be making full use of Indian warefare in the forms of; Beauvianna Bassiana,Verticillium Lecanii and Metarhizium Anisopliae. These are organic fungus that as a foliar blended, will paralyse, shut down and kill off any soil or leaf critters. This was information passed to me by FarmerPalmersNT, so shout out to the badman! Once the grow room, bed and girls are established - I will start adding predators, millipedes and all sorts to get the soil food web and pest prevention back into full flow as quickly as possible. SNIP AND GO! I think that's everything I can say, so down to business! First step was to grab snips off the mums. I take my cuts using tap water and freshly squeezed gel from Aloe Vera plants. I let the stems sit in the water for 24 hours to eliminate oxygen entry and then plug them into eazycubes. Set and forget in the prop for 5 days, then start hardening in with air so they don't wilt when you remove them from the prop: Apple Fritter Root Brother Sour Lime Glue With the cold nights at the moment they have taken way longer than usual to throw roots, so I put a heat mat on 2 days ago and the Sour Lime Glue shot roots the 24-48 hours. I expect the rest will follow in the next day or two: Right, that's enough waffling! I do struggle with these first posts to condense info.. Should probably just link to a previous diary, but hey ho! I will check back in on the weekend with the shed build completed and hopefully everything potted up into 1 litres ready to move into the No-Till bed soon after. I will also get cover crop and companion plant down in the main bed - or the cuts will just out grow it within 2 weeks Thanks for looking, stay safe everyone!
  5. Right I’m looking at upgrading my lights for the summer but not sure which unit to go for out of the lumatek Zeus pro 600 or the new diyleduk scopex 680 advanced it will be replacing my 600watt HPS any feed back of either of them would be very helpful. cheers in advance
  6. Welcome growers.. This is my micro grow in the shed stealth style! (Attempt) I've been growing outdoors in the UK for the last 5 years with only a cabinet to get my seedlings going. Done the odd seed to harvest with CFLs but nothing special. Then I came across the QX-75 LED board from @diyleduk which looked made to measure for my cabinet and ideal for temps being in the shed. Never using an led before excited to get going was a understatement. Yesterday I received my QX-75 LED through the door from @diyleduk and it's obvious these lights are miles above anything iv seen before for light output to wattage! On full power 75w is crazy bright! Couldn't believe how bright it was. Would like to say a massive thank you to Adam for sorting it out! The light QX-75 Each QX board has 128 leds in total. 120x LM301H (3500k) 6x LM351H (660nm deep red) 2x (730nm far red) And looks pretty The driver has a nice length of cable to reach outside my cabinet and the dimmer switch is a very easy way to adjust wattage The cabinet I decided the cabinet needed upgrading ready for the new light to give me the best chance possible.. Dimensions, 35x35x80cm I put a mini tube heater in and usb fan to help control temps. Then decided I know longer like access from the side. Swapped set up around so I could get to the plants from the front. Both pc fans have acoustic ducting attached. The bottom one bringing in air through the bottom of the shed The top one is connected to my 4" rvk fan that's boxed in for silence sitting on a rhino carbon filter. I then insulted the cabinet.. I put the inkbird probe under shade from the light. Attached a wac1 step controller to my 4" rvk to reduce noise further. Then yesterday I got to do the exciting part.. getting the light in and set up
  7. Acinfinity Clouidline Ec fan UK EC motor high efficiency phresh gas After much anticipation, we're extremely excited to announce that the new AC Infinity Cloundline range of EC fans have officially landed! https://diyleduk.com/collections/ac-infinity-cloudline-ec-dimmable-fans Introducing the high efficiency exhaust fans that wont break the bank. Featuring an EC motor, high air flow rate, low power consumption, quiet operation and a choice of controllers as standard. Possessing many qualities found only at higher price-points, if you're looking for quiet and effective extraction, then look no further than the cloudline range of energy efficient, EC motor fans. https://diyleduk.com/collections/ac-infinity-cloudline-ec-dimmable-fans We've invested a considerable amount into bringing you this range of fans, and have bought as much stock as we realistically could. But as usual, the demand is crazy so we don't anticipate this round of stock to last long! - Craig
  8. Lumatek Zeus 600w and 600w PRO led grow lights now in stock at diyleduk. Please use this thread for any information requests, inquires and general talk about this range of products. You can find Craigs overview and comparison blog here https://diyleduk.com/blogs/news/introducing-the-lumatek-zeus-600w-and-600w-pro You can buy them here- https://diyleduk.com/collections/lumatek-zeus-led/products/lumatek-zeus-600w-led-grow-light https://diyleduk.com/collections/lumatek-zeus-led/products/lumatek-zeus-600w-pro-led-grow-light 10% off use code "ZEUS" will end on Monday. Thanks Adam.
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  10. Hi all DIY'ers, I thought you might like a look at a hybrid light I made from 2x @diyleduk products. First purchase was a 'Scope 275' back in the day, later upgraded just the lighting strips to Scope V2, which offer more deep reds than the original Scope. Then came a High Light 240 lighting board, which I bought after reading the following blurb: "The extremely popular highlight board kit - for true connoisseur growers - is back and better than ever! With new features and an improved spectrum; these are amongst the most advanced LED grow lights on the market.The new "High Light 420" Horticultural LED pcb takes growing to the next level. With a broader UV range, increased Far Red, splash-resistant coating, and a waterproof plug-and-play cable system. With 20% better efficiency than the original High Light boards - over 3 umol/j at low current - these Australian-made grow lights combine top-bin Nichia LEDs with an array of customised highly efficient LED Teknik diodes (420 total), that cover the entire spectral range from UV to Far Red (390nm-780nm) with no supplementary lighting required. A collaboration between Grow Lights Australia and LED Teknik, the High Light 420 board is the most efficient “true” full spectrum, single-channel LED grow light on the market. These new lights have 5% UV and near-UV (390-420nm) and 10% Far Red (700-780nm) for faster growth and essential oil production." Most of which I didn't understand except the bit that says "faster growth and essential oil production", and I was sold. The High Light 240 alone is possibly overkill for an 80x80cm tent but I knew they'd be great together. I bolted a frame together using 40mm aluminium u-channel for the Scope V2 strips, wrapped the frame around the High Light pcb, wired the Scope strips back up in parallel and hung the beast up for my next SCROG. I even sprayed the frame in black paint to make it look nice. Both the Vo ADJ & Io ADJ on the original Scope driver now at lowest setting, which I believe to be 50% - The dimmer on the High Light is set to around 1/4 turn off the lowest setting. In action, both on: Using the Scope V2's to replicate sunrise and sunset, they're on alone for 2 hours before the High Light kicks in, same in reverse, the Scope's fly solo for the last 2 hours. Full sun Temps and RH% sorted My Sassberry (Purple Haze x GG3) looking happy with all that light. Another week and there's no space in there, especially once the grid is installed for an even canopy. So that's it, both lights really compliment each other. With 2x drivers on separate timers, I can play with both to respond to the plants needs. Both on 100% would create a lot of heat and probably burn the plants, but reducing both to half voltage, using only the Scope for the first and last 2hrs, I should keep running costs and heat down.
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  15. it was exciting to see this competition a few month back and i was likeing it, thinking ill be involved but i never got around to the entry so im going to do my photo diary from now as the plants are at a stage were it gets interesting and hopefully you can just enjoy what you see... just thought about maybe i should look at the camera setting to compensate for the brightness so i try that next time.
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  17. A massive thank you to everyone who's taken part in our diary competition - @TheGreenShabeenReturns, @HEAVY_SMOKER, @Notorious B.U.D, @Mischief-Crew, @Shumroom, @growinggold, @SYZYGY, @lildaveham, @vince noir rock n roll star, @Moju, @Lazy Dayz, @Dan t, @Ranec, @Văru', @Larry Badgeley, @Sid the sloth, @Geoff, @iShouldCoCo, @Dirk-Diggler There have been way more entrants worthy of the shortlist than I could reasonably list for voting. Me and Adam really felt ruthless not including so many of these but we had to narrow it down as much as possible. With that being said, we couldn't bring ourselves to nominate any less than 8 of you guys. And big shout out to @InTheSystem who has very selflessly bowed out to allow someone else to make the shortlist. Please take a look through each person's amazing diary (link to each below in no particular order) and drop a vote for whoever you think is worthy of winning the £1000 prize, out of the 8 we've shortlisted. Sorry to everyone who didn't make it, it was very close.
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  19. Hi lighting folks, does anyone have experience with the Highlight V2 boards? I was looking at the (sold out) Par+ 240v which offers 2x panels for roughly the same price, when the High Light V2 240w caught my eye. I'm def a sucker for extra spectrum, especially when they entice us with 'faster growth, and essential oil production' Spectrum porn: 120x LT-3030 Narrow Band 3000K (CRI 95) 120x Nichia 3030 NF2W757V3-F1 “Vitasolis" 3000K (CRI 80) 90x Nichia 3030 NF2W757HT-F1 5000K (CRI 70) 30x LT-3030 PC Blue (1x 405nm die + 2x 420nm dies) 40x LT-3535 Deep Red (660nm) 20x LT-3535 Infrared (730nm) Anyone use these, or have experience with the V1 High Light boards?
  20. Hey everyone hope your doing well. Wacky times at the minute, I was in the shop and some old fella looked at the till assistant and outreaches his hand after he dug out a treasure trove load of coins from his pocket! Then drops them all on the counter which seemingly took forever haha sounded like hail! But whilst doing this he says "Put them in the charity box Son." and the best it about it was the bloody box was literally 4 inches from where he dropped them onto the counter. The till assistant must have been looking around for Jeremy Beadle. This here diary will be one containing glimpses into what beers I'm drinking for instance, I'm drinking birra moretti tonight. Night before it was erdinger dunkel, that will make your pish smell alright. Usually hit the holsten pils though. The odd funny pic may slip on into the diary and even the occasional joke if they are PC enough. Really looking forward to doing this diary for everyone and a big thanks to the UK420 team and @teehee @splifi @Professor_X @Slippy One @zeroG @diyleduk @Lamster67 Sometimes for me just talking/writing shit and trying not to be a dick is the best medicine going about! So pop open your can of smingles or get tucked into your Jen&Kerri's here comes the first wave of my diary hope y'all enjoy so dim the lights and roll up a doob for the one time extravaganza the one and only Why"A"Ree! nudge nudge get it, don't be too mean about my bushweed botch up hoping it's more of a Wow"A"Ree than a Why"A"Ree. Enough of me talking gobbledygook. The grow will be of a plant I germed and vegged so far under a 6000K 40w light 600mmx600mm in size. Once my last grow has finished drying I will be moving it into the room with a lumatek attis 200 the whole way through from when I re pot it into a bigger pot from the 3.5 litre pot it is in at the minute, until its flowered and I get our auld danye son to go in and karatekid the fuck out of it. I'll be using the highly recommended clover multi purpose soil straight out of the beg, right! The beg! I have some blood bone and fish meal and also some potash I might or might knock into the soil when potting up. Don't know, think of this grow like the pantomime, feel free to shout in yer 2p, like don't be adding that ya gluebeg! Lucas formula with some other stuff added in. I know it was devised for general hydroponics nutes but I'll be doing it with advanced nutrients because I heard ya can, so spit your tea out, bite your tongue or call me a buffoon that's what we are rolling with. The room size that it will be moved into under the influence of the attis 200 will be 1.2high x 1.1wide x 1.4long. Snugger than a family of unwelcome roosting pigeons under your PVP panels. Thanks again everyone really hyped to have a stab at this comp, took me ages even just getting thisone post up but I really really don't mind I like to pour the contents of my grey matter onto the white matter in the latter half of the day. Right must stop with the rambling her patience is wearing thin and my eyes are on fire looking at this screen for 4 hrs! I'm so not handy with computers and phones, or maybe it's the water fuckits and morettis I've been doing. Thank fuck this saved I thought it wiped, phew here's the plant porn Bye everyone
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    Lumatek Zeus 600 pro. Probably overkill for a 4x4, but I have room for an upgrade now so its future proof for a while. Love this thing. Its an absolute beast. Shout out to @diyleduk for supplying this absolute monster.
  22. Yes now fellow farmers! Hope everyone is well during these unique times going on in the world...So I thought about packing up on doing forum diaries entirely as I seem to have a lot of misfortune on the last 3 grows/diaries from roofs falling down, old bill issues, COVID-19 lockdown (quite draconian in Spain) and so on.. Despite this I am back with a diary for this competition and to stop myself going crazy bored - I am hoping to break this diary curse and get through a grow and diary successfully again like I used too! Bigups to @diyleduk and @Diyleduk Craig for running this competition and a shout out to the guest judge Mr @tokenroll. I will go all out with my usual diary layout and chatting/sharing gardening information (aka potential bollocks) - as it stops me chewing the mrs ear off about horticulture The Genetics & Story The Royal Wedding is pheno hunted and selected by myself - but due to COVID-19 restrictions: I got locked down far away from home with no proof of address resulting in a big fine trying to return home and as a result - lost all my plants (3 tents including mothers), but a mate did a run of the Royal Wedding I got samples of and this was the best out the 6 girls I got in the pack.. It was not grown to full potential by any means, but still really good smoke - so I am very keen to see how they perform for me. Royal Wedding Breeder: Emerald Mountain Legacy Selection: IntheSystem Strain: Wedding Cake x Royal Kush 8 I actually retrieved the cuttings off another friend (5 hour round trip once was allowed to travel). I left the original cuts from my run with him prior to flipping and getting locked down for 2/3 months visiting my gf for the weekend with just a backpack - This friend is not a grower really, so he ended up putting the mother cut outside in MARCH. Very grateful he kept it alive nonetheless! This was when her when I got the cuts: This was the plant (pheno 4) about 2 weeks or so later - it's off my mates phone so sorry about the photo inconsistency here: Equipment So after the lockdown and losing crops I decided fuck it and moved down south with the mrs. I brought a new tent from local grow shop as I only had big 2.4 x 1.2's before. I stood in the tent for light leaks and picked it up for 80 euro on sale and I have to admit, the quality is nearly as good as my expensive Hydrolabs tents! Don't always have to spend more 1m x 1m x 2m Darkbox tent 420w Atreum LED custom made for me by Adam. 220w Highlight Full Spectrum 8 inch RVK silent extractor in a DIY HDF soundproof box 6 inch RVK silent intake GSE Fan speed controller 10 inch Mountain Air filter with 8” reductor Klarstein 16l/day dehumidifier Pure factory humidifier Custom built SCROG net 170l Smart Pot Blumats irrigation system. 4 carrots, 1 long carrot on a 25l reservoir. No-Till Gardening For those that don't know (I see topics pop up often): No-till essentially means the soil is never dug/turned/tilled. It’s living soil made from simple components and relying on the natural cycle of the soil food web thus, recreating what happens in nature. Along with a strong mulch layer to replenish, improve and give back to the soil as time goes on just like how the biggest and healthiest forests and trees in the world do. This is essentially the 2nd cycle in this bed and has a lot of Cannabis mulch beneath the straw and cover crop. Here is the old stalk: Soil Mix 40% Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss 40% Homemade worm castings fed only kelp, neem, skrill and barley 10% U-Gro rehydrated coco coir 10% Biochar (charged via worm castings and an air pump for 24h) Per cubic foot I amend with: 3/4 cup of Kelp Meal 3/4 cup of Neem Cake 3/4 cup of Crab Meal 1 cup of Ground Malted Barley 7 cups of Basalt (rock dust) Cover Crop & Companion Planting Cover crops give a whole host of benefits from improving aeration in the soil via more roots thus more pathways, increased soil life activity with interactions/exchanges of bacteria and fungi and of course when chopped and dropped; give back to the soil. My Leguminous (nitrogen fixers) cover crop is: - Crimson Clover - White Clover - Red Clover - Buckwheat (also draws phosphorus in its leaves making it bio-available when culled). - Alfalfa - Vetch (sparingly, found it attracts a lot of green aphids where I am) - Rye Grass Companion plants this cycle are: - Greek Basil - Mint (need to cull it back haha) - Marigolds (if they re-seed from the last cycle natuarlly) Diversity is the aim of the game here... Hopefully it stresses the point that plants exchange nutrients with each other and live in harmony to thrive - they do not pull or suck from each other. Again, look at the biggest forests in the world with the healthiest trees. This is what we are trying to mimic in a pot ultimately - also why big pots and companion planting help tremendously Outside Inputs - Top dressing of 2-row diastatic malted barley seed ground fresh every time - Kelp/Neem teas every fortnight providing immediate and complete source of nutrition - Mountain Organics Botanicals foliar providing supplemental minerals/hormones/enzymes and IPM (insect pest management). I do drench the bed in it sometimes too, particularly the seed sprout tonic (sst) Predators - Greenhouse Rove Beetles (Fungus Gnats & Thrips) - Swirski (Thrips) - Phytoseiulus persimilis (Red Spidermite) Let's do this! I think that is all the background info and introduction done (finally you say!) - so it’s time to put this into practice! This really is all in the preparation and it quickly becomes permaculture basically topping a 25l reservoir up every couple of days in full flower.. Plain tap water straight out the tap - you can lookup my chloramine opinion in the many topics but essentially it's a non-issue simply as the soil is the filter (microbes take care of the ammonia once the bond to chloramine is broken basically). The cuts were taken off a flowered plant but still shot roots out in around 5 or 6 days using Aloe Vera from my terrace: They were potted up in 3 month old living soil to slow them down as the intention originally was a multi strain grow with OgKushman’s/Source Genetics "Root Brother" off my pal @Sargares, but again due to COVID delaying post and everything in general - the post took way longer so they are a fragile state to run alongside: Once rooted firmly, they were then transplanted into the bed: The girls were watered in with Mountain Organics seed sprout tonic (sst) at around 2ml per 4 litres just to get some fresh minerals, cytokinins, enzymes etc in the soil and I also gave them a heavy foliar/IPM spray on equal parts of: Mountain Organics SST, Citrus Tonic, Neem and Ritha (soapnut) tonics at 2ml per 4 litres. The aim will be to update this diary weekly, it will keep me out of trouble! haha Finally, I would like to Wish the best of luck to everyone else in this competition! I am still learning how to take photos with a DSLR properly, so bare with me on that front... I am getting better slowly. I shoot mostly in Aperture Priority mode using the exposure compensation with standard Nikon D3500 and lens kit on a tripod. Stay safe all and catch you in a week for the 1st update Cheers
  23. Hi all This is my first attempt at using leds and my first diary so its a bit of an experiment for me. I'm using a lumatek Zeus 600 bought from Adam @diyleduk and growing a bubba's gift which was a freebie from my hso order @HSO-Mark. I'm in a 1.2 x 1.2 tent growing hydro with an oxypot xl using shogun nutes. The Bubba's gift was a bit slow in veg but I take some of the blame for that as I was experimenting with the light settings/distances etc. All in all shes had a 5 week veg just using a+b with an ec of 0.8 up to 1.2 and ph from 5.6 to 6.1 then taking it bk down to 5.6. Any advice/tips is appreciated ✌
  24. We're on to the last round of this competition. Sorry I'm starting it a bit late, we've been flat out getting them lovely new PAR+ boards made. Well done to @Dan t on winning last month's competition with his very impressive results. £100 voucher and some seeds for you sir! So as always, please drop your best diary photo for December in this thread please. The winner from this round, the main diary competition and new competitions will all be announced at the start of the new year. Thanks to the main man @tokenroll for his continued support. Good luck guys.
  25. DIYLEDUK Competition time has officially landed! One lucky member will be winning £1000 worth of DIYLEDUK vouchers! Additionally, we're offering members a chance each month to win another fantastic prize for the best photo. Currently, our monthly prize will be a QX75 board (more details to come, in separate thread) Here are the details for how you can enter our £1000 prize draw..... Entrants must have purchased a light from us or from an authorised reseller OF OUR PRODUCTS and must submit a completed diary by 01/01/2021 in our diary section (*Please see FAQ's for more info) to be eligible for entry into our £1000 prize competition. Now we want everyone who's using one of our lights to be able to create a diary and enter into this competition. We're not looking for every entrant to be a growing master. What we're looking for in these diaries are regular, honest, detailed and engaging posts by the grower. A shortlist of potential winners from the best diaries will be drawn up by myself, Adam, @Joolz and @tokenroll. We'll then present our shortlist in a new thread and give you all the chance to vote on which of these diaries you think is most worthy of winning the prize. Once a winner has been chosen by all of you and announced by us, they will recieve a gift voucher from us - at the value of £1000 -to spend in our online store. Please keep reading below for some additional information. If there's anything we've not covered or made fully clear, please feel free to post below and we'll do our best to clarify. FAQ Q. Can I buy a light just to enter? A. When stock is available yes, you can buy a light anytime this calendar year and still enter (providing your diary with said light is also complete by the closing date). Q. I run your LED's mixed with HID/CMH or other LED's.... Can I enter? A. Yes. Mixed equipment is fine, providing you're not entering with a 75w LED light in a 5,000 watt HPS room . Q. I have a product you sell but I didn't buy it from you, can I enter? A. Any PAR+ products are accepted. Anything else would not be, unfortunately. Q. I made my light myself, can I enter? A. Providing you purchased some of the parts from us. Q. Can I use a preexisting diary I've already started in this section? A. Yes. Q. *Your section isn't private to non members. Can I post my entry in the grow dairy's forum and just link it here for security? A. Yes, of course. WE MAY ASK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER NUMBER AT ANYTIME DURING THIS COMPETITION, FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION! WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ENTRANTS AT OUR DISCRETION, IF WE FEEL THE INDIVIDUAL IS OPERATING WITHIN AN UNFAIR OR UNSPRITIED INTERPRETATION OF THE COMPETITION Good luck everyone! DIYLEDUK - Craig