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GrowingViking

Outdoor cheap greenhouse haveagrow!

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SOIL:

 

More specifically Biobizz soil. I have just ordered 2 50l bags of Biobizz (1 all mix, 1 light). What's the verdict on either of these? 

 

Should I start them in the light mix then transfer into All mix? 

 

Is it possible to use All mix right from the get go?

 

ive been reading lots of conflicting opinions on this so would be good to get a bit more clarity from some of you :) 

 

ASIDE: I am looking to create an organic pesticide to keep some of the more sinister critters at bay from my plants. Has anyone had experience of this? I might take some photo's of the process too if you guys are interested?

 

Thanks again everyone :) 

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24 minutes ago, Irishgirl said:

Wow, they have come on a treat, well improve :yep:. They look  healthy & happy out :yep:. Keep up da gud work :yep:.

Thanks! I was shocked when I came home to find them looking bushier than ever :)

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1 hour ago, GrowingViking said:

I am looking to create an organic pesticide to keep some of the more sinister critters at bay from my plants. Has anyone had experience of this?

I know @botanicsmakes up an organic pest spray. I have also read on boiling, onion, garlic & hot chilli peppers, da hotter da better, leave seeds of chilli & all in, den leave 2 soak over nite, stain & spray with da juice/water. B lucky :yep:.

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Can anyone explain why this is growing so strange?

 

I've been rotating it lots to try and even it out a little but it just wants to be its own weird self it seems.

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1 hour ago, Irishgirl said:

I know @botanicsmakes up an organic pest spray. I have also read on boiling, onion, garlic & hot chilli peppers, da hotter da better, leave seeds of chilli & all in, den leave 2 soak over nite, stain & spray with da juice/water. B lucky :yep:.

Thanks! I'll check it out. Do you ever mist your plants? 

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41 minutes ago, GrowingViking said:

Thanks! I'll check it out. Do you ever mist your plants? 

I have lightly sprayed them in organic seaweed extract but this year I plan to spray, feed them with different homemade natural remedy tea's :yep:. Such as, stinging nettles & old tea bags steeped in rain water 4 a few days, malted barley,  corn seed & alfalfa :yep:.

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They've picked up nicely. It's about learning on here, I haven't stopped since I joined. If I were to do a soil mix for Autos I'd do ;

15 l pot or builders bucket ,

5l any premium compo from the garden centre,

Food

5 l John Innes No2 

Food and drainage

5 l Coco Coir (from Poundland )

Moisture retention and easy for roots to penetrate 

30 g Mycorrmax or similar Mycorrhizal product (look it up)

Good soil bugs add strength and resistance to a plants system. 

 

You could then use the BIoBizz grow and bloom for the flowering cycle before plain water for last couple of weeks. (Using water drawn and allowed to sit for 24 hrs to rid the chlorine which kill the soil bugs)

 

I've never had a problem with pests overly and have never used an insecticide spray in 20 years of OD growing. 

Slugs and Snails are a problem, Copper slug tape around the pots , slug wool pellets in the pots but no blue pellets in the pots :skull:

 

Saw this system and was wondering about Guerrilla applications, would work in large pots too I guess. gallery_95176_12578_427851.jpg

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Nice info @Lea Valley, must check out tat slug guard tape, nice one :yep:.

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 Ha ha @Irishgirl

I've got my hand in your pocket again with more ideas. I've cost you a fortune this season what with the Seeds I made you buy lol 

 

I'll put that slug tape pic on the random thread in a bit and see what the general population thinks about it.  

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4 minutes ago, Lea Valley said:

 Ha ha @Irishgirl

I've got my hand in your pocket again with more ideas. I've cost you a fortune this season what with the Seeds I made you buy lol 

 

I'll put that slug tape pic on the random thread in a bit and see what the general population thinks about it.  

lollol @Lea Valley, ya it's costing me a fair wack to my pockets, small change left now but I guess coz I'm only starting out really. I guess I  will be more set up 4 next season I hope.

I'm loving ur ideas & advice tho :yep:. I did have a look at free seeds sub list & listed a few strains that sounded nice & tagged Joolz on this 4 a response but nothing as yet has come back. Maybe I shud have tagged ya also lol lol.

Now, I'm just wondering with this pricy items u keep recommending, advising & suggesting,  I was wondering do u or can u contribute to the cost or even voucher codes to help with cost/s pmsl lollollol . 

Did anyone ever tell u that u wud make a great sales man with ur approach, in 4 da kill den softly, softly suggestions lol . I'm loving it, straight 2 da point & softly, softly with ur suggestions :yep:.

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Thanks @Irishgirl , You're not far from the mark with "salesman."  We're hijacking VGs thread but if you post £25 to Joolz he'll send you some more subbies Seeds

 

Voucher code is 420 I believe lol 

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Baby Groot! First signs of life from  Critical Kush (front) and Blue cheese (rear) :)

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15 hours ago, Lea Valley said:

@GrowingViking

They've picked up nicely. It's about learning on here, I haven't stopped since I joined. If I were to do a soil mix for Autos I'd do ;

15 l pot or builders bucket ,

5l any premium compo from the garden centre,

Food

5 l John Innes No2 

Food and drainage

5 l Coco Coir (from Poundland )

Moisture retention and easy for roots to penetrate 

30 g Mycorrmax or similar Mycorrhizal product (look it up)

Good soil bugs add strength and resistance to a plants system. 

 

You could then use the BIoBizz grow and bloom for the flowering cycle before plain water for last couple of weeks. (Using water drawn and allowed to sit for 24 hrs to rid the chlorine which kill the soil bugs)

 

I've never had a problem with pests overly and have never used an insecticide spray in 20 years of OD growing. 

Slugs and Snails are a problem, Copper slug tape around the pots , slug wool pellets in the pots but no blue pellets in the pots :skull:

 

Saw this system and was wondering about Guerrilla applications, would work in large pots too I guess. gallery_95176_12578_427851.jpg

 

 

Coco coir eh? I don't know anything about coco which is why I chose soil (not that I know much about that...) 

 

i had a look around some garden centres at the John Innes ranges and got a bit confused about which one to use which is why I ended up getting both versions of biobizz. 

 

Have you you had any experience of budrot? Is it possible to get this at any stage? 

 

I found some black marks, a little like mildew but then discovered the corpse of some insect. Not sure if the marks that remain are bug gloop or budrot. Didn't want to handle the plant too rough! 

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After 7 days as a root system develops and 10 days in them pots max , get the compost wet so the mud and rootball stay as one ( Absolutely crucial you don't disturb the tap root or you will likely stunt the growth) and transfer into final 15L pots. 

Get on the Auto section and read up on this. 

There's plenty on here about bud rot in the outdoor section, have a read up. We all get it and more so on autos but Imo the Mycorrhizal type fungi supplements do assist in combating bud rot by strengthening the plants resistance to disease. 

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Golden delicious...

 

I wanted to share with you the apple tree we have growing in our garden. It started off pretty bare but I managed to get it going in the greenhouse and now we have it in it's final pot.

 

Speaking of, it looks granite but it's actually a plastic £8 job from Morrisons! Most pleased.

 

Has anyone else got a fruit tree?

 

Here she is:

 

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