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LancashireBotany

UK Windowsill / Outdoors / Greenhouse

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Hello fellow growers and erb lovers. First time here on the site and I’m glad to be here to share my experiences with you. I’ll tell you a brief little bit about myself and then elaborate on my plans for this summer

I first started growing autos back when I was a young lad a fair few years ago. My and my mate picked up a Critical 2.0+Auto seed from Rhino seed bank? If I’m not mistaken back in 2010. We used a small plastic green house in the middle of a big gauze bush on a southernly facing slope near some farm land to grow it out. We visited it every couple of days using basic equipment, cheap tomato feed blah blah. To our surprise it grew almost 5 ft in height almost wanting to outgrow the green house. We couldn’t believe it at the time, being still kids and all that. I’m not mentioning any ages but you know. Safe to say we were young snappers. We didn’t know much about the anatomy of the plant although we just knew you smoked the flowers. 2 months and a couple of weeks into the grow we could tell it was starting to flower and things were looking amazing for our first ever grow! Our dreams were quickly cut short when the farmer clocked onto us. There was a corn field at the top of the hill which you had to get over a fence to get into but we believe when the farmer was collecting all of his corn at the end of the season he saw our little green house from up high in his tractor over he banking of the hill. Needless to say the green house was destroyed and thrown down further into the gauze bushes! Wewere gutted, tried to salvage what we could but they were premature flowers. Looking back it was an experience I’ll never forget! Class!

Fast forward a few years and a few more grows, some successful some not and here we are. This year we plan to grow mainly Mephisto autos, a few Dinafem and maybe a couple of others I’ve yet to decide on. Few plants on the windowsill as an experiment, a few in my greenhouse in the garden and as many as we can getoutside! Currently I have two Mephisto beans out of 12 popped. 1x Double Grape and 1x Strawberry Nuggets. These two are going to be my windowsill beans, if I manage to Harvest 14g off both plants combined I’ll be chuffed. The rest of the Mephisto Beans (1x Double Grape 1x Strawberry Nuggets, 2x Alien v Triangle, 4x Northern Cheese Haze, 2x Forgotten Cookies will be going in the green house and outside along with the Dinafems. All of our spots are south facing, expecting to get 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Including my windowsill! As for what I’m using for the grow, here’s a list.

BioBizz Light Mix
3L, 5L & 9L airpots.
Bio Bizz Nutes- Bio Grow, Bio Bloom.
Advanced Nutrients Calmag, if required.
Mycorrhizal Fungi (Great White)


Things I’m thinking of adding-

-Some sort of top feed to increase themicrobial life in the soil.
- A foliar feed.

My water source is nice and soft water from a local source. I was consideringgetting a ph meter a couple of years ago, but I’ve had no issue with my tap water in plenty of years growing. I believe the Light Mix will act as a buffer to and that has a pH of 6.2 if I remember correctly! The latitude where I am is 54 If anyone is interested to know.

Let me know what you think! Here are a couple pictures of the Double Grape and Strawberry Nuggets that are currently on my windowsill. They are exactly 7days old from sprout as of 11 o’clock this morningUK time. C08B166A-39DE-4C04-8D96-1CA33B4BDBB7.jpeg2EE15DF6-DDB5-469A-9700-8FCBDB06933A.jpegE107390A-A8CE-415A-ABF2-A4A416808A84.jpeg

I’m not sure why the images have been rotated but hey ho! Feel free to ask any questions or just drop a comment thanks guys!

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Nice to see a fellow grower from the red rose county on the boards.

 

Good luck with the outdoor adventure this year 

 

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@blackpoolbouncer Thanks for the warm welcome. I wish you luck with your endeavours too! 

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Following and sounds like you’ve got quite a season ahead of you. 

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Back with a small update for anyone who's interested! These pictures were taken yesterday on day 18 from sprout. 

 

First picture is Strawberry Nuggets, the second is Double grape. On the last picture Double grape is the plant closest and Strawbs is the furthest away. Both of the plants are looking healthy, I've been feeding them nothing but water so far. I think I'll start with a very small dosage of Bio-Grow in the next few days. The weather hasn't been ideal up north but these ladies seem to be doing okay on the windowsill, fingers crossed for better weather soon. :cowboy:

 

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Hi what are those pots never seen them before girls looking good by the way

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30 minutes ago, Davemate said:

Hi what are those pots never seen them before girls looking good by the way

 

Cheers bud! The pots I'm using are called Air Pots, they help the soil to become more aerated and prevent the roots from becoming root bound. When the roots hit the side of the Air Pot they are "Air Pruned" and shoot out more little roots for a bigger overall root mass!

 

I'm sure google will explain it better than me :yep:

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Updates please. 

How's it going. 

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Those airpots look very......erm.......sexual.  :naughty:

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On 4/29/2019 at 5:03 PM, blackpoolbouncer said:

Nice to see a fellow grower from the red rose county on the boards.

 

Good luck with the outdoor adventure this year 

 

ahem

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