Welcome to UK420

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more!

This message will be removed once you have signed in.


Search the Community: Showing results for tags 'living soil'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Welcome to UK420
    • New Members
    • Announcements
  • Cultivation
    • Strain Base
    • Breeders Help Desks
    • Compost and Pots
    • Hydroponics
    • Outdoor Growing
    • Propagation, Cloning and Mother Plants
    • Auto Flowering
    • Growroom Design
    • Problem Solver
    • Harvesting and Processing
    • Grow Diaries
    • Cream Of The Crop
  • Cannabis Culture
    • News, Views and Politics
    • Medicinal Cannabis
    • Smokers Lounge
    • Uk420 Competitions
  • Sponsor Support
    • One Tree Horticulture
    • Ledgrowlights.co.uk
    • Vapefiend - The Vaporizer Specialists
    • ControlLED

Calendars

  • Community Calendar

Found 69 results

  1. Greetings all! it's that time of year where I should be knees deep in to veg and getting in to bloom, I'm almost there! I've just been getting a few things ready that I'm ready to share and get the ball rolling with another diary here in the ledgrowlights.co.uk forum! This year I am trying out the ecothrive range available in the shop https://ledgrowlights.co.uk/collections/ecothrive I like the idea of no till but not willing to go down the rabbit hole or having the time to dedicate myself to it like some of our amazing posters on UK420 so we are using amendments when needed by top dressing as well as the mulching concept used in no till. This will be taking up half of the space in my tent so I can flower rooted cuts to keep the jars topped up with top quality organic produce, the other half is used to find new keepers (you might see some in some of the shots but I won't be sharing them in general here) I'm expecting the arrival of the PAR+ ULTRA soon which is due to be released not long after I'd imagine, I'm thrilled to be getting my hands on it a little early to show you all! - So it's been a while in the making I started this back in February or March we had some good weather and I nipped out to the lumber yard and came home and built this (some of my edges are shit I used a hand saw) it's 600mm high - 400mm wide - 800mm long - the bed depth is 300mm and should comfortably take 2 boxes of the ecolife soil.. I lined the bottom with membrane and stapled secure, mixed the ecolife soil with a "light" application of the Life-Cycle amendment, this was watered in with a tea made with 0.5ml/L Fish-Mix and the recommended dosage of Psycho Myco (which came free with my order, thank you guys!) I put slightly too much in to my first drench and what started out with a few drips in the bottom (at least the drainage is working) became a bloody swimming pool in the tray overnight, good job I bought one of those flexi trays with the high sides This is the full range I will be using with the bed, the Fish Mix is onboard too as it's a great recovery feed and long term the beneficials love it! A couple of weeks passed here as I let the bed dry out, I went out and got some worms for the mulch layer as well as a bag of Westlands New Horizon Peat Free mix and some Meadow Hay, the New Horizon stuff is decent but it stinks of well rotted manure which took a while to settle, thank fuck for negative pressure in tents! When bedding the worms I built a bowl shape on top of the ecolife soil with the New Horizon mix and then poured the worms and their bedding mix in to the bowl and covered with a New Horizon and Meadow Hay mulch mix before watering in with some plain water to settle the mulch. New Horizon Peat Free up close, well rotted material, coco coir and grit Few days later and the hay had seeded the bed, at this point I was covering the bed with sheets of cardboard to protect the worms which like to make an appearance, I hope the Worm Lord approves... Another week or so and I receive the lob worms for the deeper parts of the bed, so we have the mulch layer guys working the top and the lobs just generally turn everything over as is my understanding, I let the worms get over the shock of being squeezed through my letter box and then settled each bags contents in it's own end of the bed.. While waiting for the first round of cuts to fail (long story, short one is I wasn't on my game and still in winter hibernation skunked to fuck mode) I decided to pull my finger out and install the soaker hose I am going to use to water the bed when things get thirsty, I also was going to use the light hours in the tent vegging new plants to establish a cover crop so I ordered a kilo bag of clover mix online and threw more on than I probably needed! About a week later and you can see where I was heavy handed the most with the seed doesn't take long for this stuff to grow once it gets going New round of cuts rooted I have now plopped them in the bed and watered in with the Biosys Tea 1g scoop per litre, I only need it to water in the first few waterings (will do 3 rounds) @buddy13 Subscription seeds Psycho Animal Stomper x M.A.C. 1 keeper, she produces sublime ripe mango trichome laden buds that reek of skunk, not a heavy yielder so I'm looking forward to topping up the jars. This first run is a test run first and foremost to see what the bed can do, some reports say that it needs a grow or two in before things get going so I plan on using the amendments to counter that, considering the soil should be good for nitrogen I am looking at options to specifically target bloom like 0/15/0 guano. And that's where we are now up to date, would like to thank a few people just to end this post, first off @Ledgrowlights-Adam and @ledgrowlights-Craig for their stellar service - I am really pleased these guys have started stocking select quality nutrients and additives all my purchases came as well packaged as my light, snug as a bug in a rug I couldn't even hear the grainy amendments in the tubs. I would also like to thank @blackpoolbouncer @FarmerPalmersNT and @lildaveham for answering all of my questions and putting up with my banter, these are just a handful of people whose diaries I have gone through that have inspired me to take on this method of growing but these 3 lads helped me the most with realising my limitations with their documented efforts To everyone else reading, thanks for looking in! The fun's just getting started
  2. Hey all, Wanting some information on a good recipe for Organic Living Soil/MPC as im wanting to venture into this. Also I currently use Clover MPC which has been amazing so far, I wondered if I could use this and just top dress with organic dry ammendments or if I can reuse my old Clover MPC and add the ammendments in to cook and recharge it Thanks
  3. So i've been trying to charge my Biochar today. Ive added some horse manure, ewc, kelp and some gk ferts. After adding bottled water to the mix and making a good slurry I noticed the bottle said there was 0.25mg of chlorine/chloride in the water. I thought to myself "oh fuck i've ruined the batch, ill have to dump this and start again". I didn't dump it immediately, but went to tesco to try get water without chloride in it. To my surprise there were no bottled waters in the whole of tesco without chloride in them. So if this is the case where do organic living soil growers get their water from? won't the chloride kill the bacteria? or is the 0.25mg negligible? I'd love to get some clarity on this so i can know if my batch of biochar is fucked and if I should start a new one. And also where my water for the grow is going to come from moving forward.
  4. Hi all This will be my first non hydroponic grow. I will be using eco life soil by eco thrive, this soil is supposed to be used without the need to add bottled nutrients, just de chlorinated water. However I see on here and a few other places people are saying it still needs to be amended in order to live up to its purpose. What is the general consensus on the best way ? It’s my first time and didn’t want to have to amend the soil that’s why I bought this stuff haha. But I still like the product and don’t mind buying more of their line to make it work better. the seeds are fried ice cream by lit farms, I’ve popped 4 in 2l pots of light mix they’re about 1 week old now and look great grow area is a grow box ambient 1.2x1.2x2.2 tall tent, I picked it because it blends in from the window with its beige outer, and I wanted something white inside for a change. lighting will be 2 hlg 350r Diablo leds but only one is in the tent at the moment ventilation is taken care of by ac infinity s6 with their 67 controller and carbon filter, I’m blowing out of the filter into a crawl space, the fan and filter are both out of the tent and insulated from the room, so only a duct is in the tent I have a smart humidifier maintaining constant 65 rh, a oil filled radiator for if needed, and the fan set to ventilate the room if it gets above 30c or 75rh. I would post some pics but can’t seem to figure out how to on this site, but they’re over on my Riu account if anyone wanted to see. thanks guys peace out
  5. So lately I've been looking into all things living soil. I stumbled upon The Future Cannabis Project channel on YouTube some months ago. They cover all kinds of topics but there is a huge focus on living soil. It's probably one of the best sources of good information I've come across so far. In a few of the live streams I've watched Leighton has mentioned the horizonal soil method but I'd never seen any content on it specifically. Last night I noticed FCP had uploaded a video covering how to build a soil bed according to this method. I thought I'd share it here for all the living soil freaks. It takes the mimicry of nature that we try to achieve with living soil to the next level. Check it out:
  6. cop

    From the album Dutch passion girls

    © bluntz27

  7. gbog1

    From the album Dutch passion girls

    © bluntz27

  8. Easy all I've got some issues happening on one of my plants that I can't work out the cause. There's two plants in my tent at the mo, and one of them is doing a lot better than the other, although I can't how there is much different between them - they are both in the same pot of living soil (think it's about 80 ish litres, I made by connecting together 3 airpots so not sure of exact size). I think my first guess was light burn, but the leaves should start praying rather than drooping if so? The light is pretty powerful though and I've not really got it up to 100% yet (Lumatek Zeus 600w). Also I think the problem got a bit worse when I did try it on 100% for half a day recently. I've also been considering under/over watering, which fits with the drooping leaves but not sure if it fits with the discolouration on the edges? The soil seems a bit on the dry side at times recently but it's hard to tell properly as it's now dense with roots and I can't get my fingers in there properly to check it out anymore. I've measured it with one of the £4 moisture/PH meters on sticks you can get from B&Q, and it doesn't seem too bad, at times a bit too wet and at other times a little too dry. Not massively so, but I don't know how accurate those things are at measuring it. I'm mainly watering with blumats, which I'm still fiddling with quite a lot, probably not helping the situation... Finally I've been considering wind burn too, as the damage does seem to be nearest the fans in the tent, vaguely anyway. But the leaves have been barely moving, just a tickle really. The fan wasn't ever pointed directly at the plants, and the branches definitely were nowhere near swaying, so I doubt the air movement has been too strong really. I have seen some fungus gnats from time to time, but only one recently, and that wasn't actually inside the tent but in the room the tent is in. There's a shit load of rove beetles in the pot though, and earlier in the cycle it was also treated with nematodes and hypoaspis miles (I got a bit of a thing about fungus gnats a couple of months ago... probably didn't need to worry so much to be honest but I've got a colony of rove beetles now thanks to @FarmerPalmersNT's post on the subject so I'm not expecting to have much trouble from them really. Environment has been a work in progress, lights on temps are around 28c ish, and RH is around 45% now. I think the humidity is rising to 85% at some points though according to my hydrometer , presumably just after lights off (not entirely sure I trust the readings from this, it's pretty old and the external probe has defo conked it). Min temp is showing around 21c. So not great... but I can't afford to buy/run a humidifier or any other heating gear really so I'm hoping for the best like this... I'm a proper beginner in case you couldn't tell so any pointers will be greatly appreciated. I'm gonna get a grow diary going at some point as it sounds like the best way to receive advice, but not able to do that just yet. Cheers!
  9. gbog1

    From the album Dutch passion girls

    © bluntz27

  10. critical +2.0

    From the album Dinafem girls part IV

    © bluntz27

  11. critical jack auto

    From the album Dinafem girls part IV

    © bluntz27

  12. critical +2.0

    From the album Dinafem girls part IV

    © bluntz27

  13. Welcome to my next foray into LED growing and living soil. I grow in a Budbox 160x75x75 with a @diyleduk Scope 220 V1 and have a 100l pot of living soil with blumat drippers to keep the moisture levels in check. I use a AC Cloudline T4 fan connected to a Mountain Air 4” Filter for extraction and passive intake. I also have some Buddies that diyleduk kindly sent to me to try out but I am struggling to install them in a way where I can have the driver outside the tent hmmmmmm This diary will cover my adventures in crossing a Psychosis bx2 male with a Psychosis bx2 female and three Smile females within my pot of living soil. I dont intend to seed the whole grow just a branch of each plant, I am in no way an experienced breeder just a pollen chucker that would like to see what results I get. Also being my last seeds of these strains I hope to preserve them in some way. I started this grow a while ago and planted my last 3 Smile seeds from @oldtimer1 and my last 3 Psychosis bx2 from @ratdog . I hit lucky and got 3 Smile females and 2 PsBx femails and a male. The best looking PSBX female the male and the three Smile females got cuts taken whilst I finished up my last grow and the seed plants were disposed of. The female cuts are now in the pot and have been for the last week, they are just starting to find there feet and have greened up as they were held back in small pots. I have started to flower the male in my small 90x0x60 veg tent under a 65w @diyleduk veg board it’s 5 days in flower in a 3 l pot of plagron batmix and will be fed just fishmix . So here are some pics to bring us up to date..... They are the cuts I took and now they are in the living soil pot..... This is the boy I got with some double serrations going on and his balls that are developing So that’s where we are at at the moment, I have made sure that the pot is well watered and the bottom of the pot is damp to the touch as @icki keeps hinting that this is what should be happening. I also have made some hash recently for my “rainy day” stash so would like to share that with you too.... From right to left is Sift, Bubble and some hash I picked up last December. That’s it for now folks. Hope you enjoy the ride!! peace lil d.
  14. Critical +2 auto

    From the album Dinafem girls part IV

    © bluntz27

  15. sk47

    From the album Seedsman

    One week into flower. sativa leaning pheno

    © bluntz27

  16. sk47

    From the album Seedsman

    one week into flower. Indica leaning pheno.

    © bluntz27

  17. Northern lights auto

    From the album Seedsman

    Starting to flower now.

    © bluntz27

  18. Northern lights auto

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  19. Northern lights auto

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  20. Hello all, This is my diary for the foreseeable, I am in a 75x75x160 budbox with a 112l fabric pot filled with about 100l of ecolife soil from indoor organics. This is the second run in this pot and have amended with neem meal, MBP, life cycle all watered in with biosys. I have also planted some crimson clover as a cover crop. Above the plants is a dimmable scope 220, I have a mountain air with a 4” ruck and passive vents for intake. Water is being delivered by blumat drippers fed from a 47l tank sat outside the tent with an air stone in. Not currently using the full capacity of the tank but handy if I want to go away at any point. Plants are 2 x Serious seeds AK47 and 1 x macf1 x zkittzo subbies by @buddy13 All plants are cuts I took about 3weeks ago and have binned the seed plants. Pics. Day 1 veg all the best folks peace. lil d.
  21. auto northern lights

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  22. auto northern lights

    From the album Seedsman

    © bluntz27

  23. skunk47

    From the album Seedsman

    Getting bigger now.

    © bluntz27