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  1. Welcome to my new thread which will be used to document my fun goings on down the back end of the garden for the remainder of this year. Current status: The Sweet Seeds competition has ended and I have a variety of plants in various stages, plus competition-winnings-seeds to germinate. A Cream Caramel clone who nearly died months ago, was waterlogged and took forever to root, the others were fine but this one I have nursed and nursed - Now she has rooted, taken off and I have topped her twice and had some bonsai type fun. I hope she will, in the end, bring nice large half metre long sticks of lush sticky buds: The Cream Caramel clones which did take off well, there were three, are well into flower, I think week 6 is now completed, could be week 7 I am unsure. There is also a single Cream Manderine which rooted well but its other 3 failed to take, so on the left side of my shed I have these four ladies: There are also four smaller Cream Caramel clones nestled in the middle of the shed between the larger Cream Caramels and my new Crystal Candy ladies which were sprouted from seed when I made the original clones. Here are the Crystal Candy ladies, I tried some LST but they were just unwieldy and two grew real high and fast for the sky Here is the largest bud forming up well: Since all of the above are a month from being cropped I have put on some new seeds, Sweet Cheese (on the left), Green Poison (middle row), Gorilla Girl (right side): Here they are in the tent, I had to take out one of the four legs to fit the box in as it is too big but with some black awning covering it - No light escapes. That's just a 125w CFL to keep them happy during night time. During the day the box is moved into the garden to get the best the sun has to offer That's where I am at right now. Fingers crossed ! So my setup is 2 x 400w Sylvania bulbs, not dual spectrum, brand new. Biobizz All Mix soil. Biobizz nutes: Grow, Bloom, Fishmix, TopMax, AlgaMic, RootJuice.
  2. A new composts hitting the shelves, it veganic, has nutrients for several months of growth and costs £30 for a 40l bag. The idea being you reuse the compost by amending it with their other product Ecothrive Life Cycle, which costs £8 (1kg) to recycle 160l of compost. So expensive initial outlay but relatively cheap on subsequent grows. So now for the spiel... 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. Okay well another dodgee adventure begins! Poor spelling/Atrocious grammar/Haphazard updates/ Shite photography... We got it all! But if you can put up with the nonsense we might see some interesting things along the way. So I somehow managed to blag myself some bags of magic mud.. By all accounts this stuff is the shizz nizz, the bees knees, all singing, all dancing all bah a bleeding blowjob compo!! AND wait for it.... You just add water. Couldn't be simpler than that right? Even an idiot can't fuck that up surely you say?? We shall see! All this supersoil/no till malarkey is completely new to me so expect a few fuck ups along the way but I shall do my best like. Where are we then, 4 x 40L fabric pots have been filled with a bag each of ecolife, and 2L of water per pot have been added, Next i opted for these mulch mats made from jute, they just seemed a quick easy fix hopefully my laziness doesn't kick me in the balls at a later date, Next i divided 100g worms between the 4 pots, I say I divided but it fair to say the bulk went in the two front most pots, I'll pickup some more, next up I installed a blue mat in each pot and placed the feed lines in a 5L jug of water, I'm gonna leave them a couple of days to hydrate properly and for the worms to settle in. meanwhile I'll germinate 5 x dinafems og cookies, the 4 strongest looking will go into these. Next update will be in a few days when the lil ladies get into there new beds for the next few months.. Many thanks @diyleduk for the chance to try this stuff out, if you see any obvious mistakes be sure n shout plz mucka!Lol Thanks for looking folks, for now take care n I'll be back soon Nice1 dodge
  4. 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
  5. Welcome to my little part of the world, please do pull up a comfortable seat and sit back to enjoy my offerings for your viewing pleasure. Firstly, I must express my continued thanks and appreciation to the Sweet Seeds team, @Sweet Seeds-tommy, @Sweet Seeds -Jaypp, and all the rest of the gang who make the magic happen for the rest of us ! Last year, I was the lucky winner of the Sweet Seeds 2017 Best Video, I have the trophy in pride of place in my living room, can't for the life of me get a good photograph of it as its glass with white etching on it, will try again later.... This year I will be doing a timelapse of a Cream Devil, from seed to harvest. I have my fingers crossed for many shades of red towards the end of the video to give it that wow factor, we will see ! As I am mid project at the moment I will be starting my main grow for the competition around the 2nd week of December, this will be a wide variety of Sweet Seeds offerings : So, that is me committed, the ball is rolling, tomorrow I shall set up the 40 x 40 tent with a 125 CFL for the Devil Cream. Get the camera all set up, and hopefully next weekend I will have a little 20 second video to show you of her popping out of the soil Until then, keep safe and have sweet smokes
  6. 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
  7. Hi Folks, Welcome to my diary. I am a massive Sweet Seeds fan, working my way through their selections one by one - So many done and so many great choices still to try ! I have tried standard non organic soil, and also WILMA pots too. Overall, having done 13 grows now I think I prefer the organic route. Am only growing for myself and a friend with MS so flavour takes priority - Although getting a good yield comes a second place This grow will be a long and slow one and am starting this diary with one week of veg time left before flipping to 12/12. By my reckoning the 9th January will be 10 weeks of 12/12, so no rushing it just to get to Christmas as was the original idea. Equipment : 180x70x180 Tent. 2 x Maxibrite enclosed cooling hoods - I was going to dump these as the last few grows I have burned the tops of my plants but have concluded this is me turning up the power from 400 to 440 to 600 on some days - I can be an idiot..... this grow both are staying at 400w each ! 125w CFL - Started them all with this but found bits of it looked a little melted so I have disposed of it now. 60w CFL - Running the Sweet Trainwreck Auto under this now in a separate 40x40x160 tent. Omega Blue 600w bulbs - But running at 400w. Omega Red 600w bulbs - Think I will buy some new 400w bulbs to put in, will get the purchase made after making this post Rhino Pro fan and filter - 6" with ducting connecting through both hoods then onto the filter. 3 years now, time for a new one soon. Acoustic fan and Rhino Pro Filter - 8" this is an emergency spare in the same room but outside of the tent. Brand new, hardly used. Root Riot Cubes - Started all seedlings in this with a small plastic propagator 11 litre WILMA square pots BioBizz AllMix organic soil - Used for the first couple of potting up's. Plagron Batmix organic soil - Used for final pots. Ecothrive Charge - 50ml per 10 litre for potting up, top dressed with this just last week. Plagron Worm Humus - Added a 5 litre tub into 100 litres of soil approximately. Biobizz Fish Mix - Giving 5mil per litre every watering Biobizz Bloom - Not used yet, will do during flowering. Neem Oil - Got a 250ml bottle from ebay to combat little aphids, added 8ml of this and 1ml of fishmix to a litre of water, using the awesome pressure mister I got as part off my winnings in the Sweet Seeds 2017 competition - Totally drench plants on their way to sleep twice a week. 3 x Killer Kush fv 4 x Cream47 1 x Green Poison 1 x Sweet Trainwreck Auto 1 x Killer Kush fv clone - Just rooting, on day 7 now as I accidentally snapped a top off whilst bending it over. Photos will follow later today to complete the start of this diary
  8. Welcome to my new diary ! I shall be trying out a long slow grow with organic ingredients. All my Sweet Seeds ladies are clones from my competition run, I have just popped 5 Ugorg Blues and they are also in the tent but I shall not be concentrating on them in this diary, they will be in the background The soil I have to hand is clover, I'm not sure this is 100% organic but thats what they have all started in for the moment. I am getting a couple of bags of biobizz all mix for the next potting up in a week or two. I am mixing in Guanokalong powdered batpoo, a bit of volcanic rock dust, some additional Mycorrhizal Fungi, a generous serving of ecothrive charge, and finally some additional plagron worm humus. For additional fertilisers I shall be using Canna Rhizotonic (yup it's organic), BioBizz Fish Mix and Biobizz Bloom. I dont think there will be a need for grow, we will see. There are two Jack47's which came from a very healthy branch and big sticks of bud making mother, the mother was small but did really well so I am in the process of lots of LST and topping. They both have about 16-20 main branches on the grow - I intend to have to Jack47 trees, they may get topped once more yet. The plants are enjoying being manipulated, they are thriving as you will see below. The Sweet Cheese and Sweet Skunk clones I have one of each, they are survivors from their wicks not sucking up water whilst I was away on vacation. They will catch up with the jacks, but for now they just have 4 -6 growing tops happening. There are 5 x Urgorg Blues babies I have just moved into the tent also. If I can get the work done on my new shed everything will be transferred to there giving me much more space to grow. Thats the plan ! Heres a couple of pictures for now A closer look at Jack47