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  1. I follow his monthly updates and highly recommend others do too! Especially from February 'til May when seed sowing occurs most often, his February update this year discussed the perils of using green waste based compost and how common it is for them to have aminopyralid present, he recommends sowing peas in a pot of green waste based compost (or any compost for that matter) and doing a 4 week trial, if after 4 weeks the plant is looking healthy and not stunted in any way the compost should be good to go! He also has picture comparison accompaniments which are fairly scientific, comparing different composts, home made, green waste and non green waste based general purpose compost, he also does experiments in sowing directly into well rotted manure and claims you don't need to worry too much about nutrient rich compost for seed starting. He asked West Riding where they get their materials from for making their compost, they said they source their green waste from a small firm who just compost tree waste, saying it eliminates the chances of aminopyralid being present but they test for it anyway! I don't know the rules about posting links, if it's OK I'll post some.
  2. Hey guys, Im wondering where to get good base soil potting mix for the purpose of building quality soil for no till/clackamas coot soil recipe. Most of the base soils are complete crap, infected and infested. I would like to buy something in big package so I would mix it in larger batch and then left it to cook. I was suggested to buy compo sanna but they only make small packages which are quite pricy. I would be very grateful for your help since Im looking forward to solve this issue for very long time ( years) and trying out commercially available mainstream soils only made my heart cry when I saw the plants were suffering. I originally posted this into different thread and since building a soil is basically composting Im posting it here.
  3. On biobizz all mix it states to mix with warm water and sit in a warm dark spot for 3 days to allow the microbes etc to activate. How much water am I supposed to mix in with the soil.? What consistency does it need to be, and what temperature is ideal.? Thanks for the help.
  4. Hi folks, Been doing some testing before starting another compost grow, as it's quite new to me and trying to get watering right before I start proper. Just checked one after circa 2 weeks growth, roots well developed around edge but when pulled apart found very little in center. Not noticed this before, is it typical ? Plant obviously not rootbound but thought getting there. Would they have eventually grown in the middle if I'd left it longer ? Thought I'd had it on a wet/dry cycle, growing well and in the death had to water daily, possibly due to temps in high 20's, never let it wilt but no sign of overwatering. Anything I've done wrong or can I crack on ? These were regs, Auto's now it little pots.. Cheers,
  5. hello and welcome to The Cave, This will hopefully be a record of a successful grow but, I'm promising nothing more than a really good go from a crazy old bear. First the Space(s): I will update each space as we reach it (veg and flower are also separate) Nursery is a small cupboard with mish mash lighting and clip on fans for air (not ideal but it is only a nursery) The lighting for the seedling stage is 1/2 a T5 4 tube (half is fookeded) Nutrients and compost : Thanks to @Intense Nutrients Matt for kindly helping out so I could run the full organix range on this run! Top man So, I'll be using ; Granules Runzyme Foundation Grow Bloom These will run according to schedule, I will make any adjustments as we go but from what I have seen that won't necessarily be required... we shall see. Compost: Clover Multi-Purpose (on it's own for seedlings) Wormcast Kelp Meal Dolomite lime Ecothrive charge Other information: Water - my water is horrendous out of the tap (very mg heavy) I amend it with Canna Mono Calcium to a ratio of 3.5 : 1 Cal : mg I add this information as I get asked a lot about water and I hope this will be a good reference point for future enquiries. Ok thats it for the intro on space etc .... heres the pics, 2 of each got dropped in for a soak and all came up! Out of the gates and we have 4 runners Cheeky shot to show non destructive seed removal Runty PM on the right was the last to show and has been a tad slow in getting herself going but its only very early and everyone is alive!!! and now , in keeping with bear necessities... We have the "Pandometer" for measuring level of excitement Week 1 rating is .......... back in a week to see if its getting the Panda up SSAS (Stay Safe and Stoned) Obie
  6. Welcome Folks! Afternoon all and welcome to this test run with the OGKZ FV & Green Crack FV Well, I'm late with this diary and so first of all, apologies to @HSO-Mark for it taking a while as these magic beans were sent out a good while ago (before crimbo if I recall correctly) and my head was in the shed at that time what with stress and it being being winter with the dark nights and cold etc. However, 'better late than never' was the mantra learned in my school days and so here it is, finally and looking forward to seeing what these can do I'd like to thank Mark and HSO for the opportunity, plus the patience too, these seeds don't come cheap and having the opportunity to run them and record the journey is an honour so lets hope I get a decent run and we smash it!! Okay, so the plan, as per usual, is fluid and plans change in my system anyhow because I always end up fighting with them besides it could be that these go into a new area come the bloom time (all depends on how things pan out financially at the moment though due to these strange times that's going on in the world). If it doesn't happen, it's no bother as a screen is getting used, whether in my current system or in the new one and I intend to put 400W down onto them for a fuller and tighter nugged bloom than I get with 250. The screen will allow me to manage that and keep them out of the lamp ( aye, we'll see ). They'll be run with the usual setup regarding medium/nutes etc and details below: - Medium - Westlands MP with John Innes (with additions of either vermiculite or perlite, if I find it a little too hot which it can be) Nutrients - Chempak 2 & 8 (Shouldn't need the 2 unless they're really hungry feeders and 8 is for the bloom) + Seaweed Extract (VeloKelp) + Epsom Salts (Vitax) + Miccos (Vitax Q4) + Rockdust (B&Q) Lighting - LED (Standard B22 fit x 8 = 120W) for the veg stage. 250W Halide (early bloom until 3 weeks) following with 400W Sodium (SON-T Plus) (until last ten days then back to the halide) Pots - Starters, then six inch rounds, followed by 5L finals And so it begins... Earlier today I put a drop of VeloKelp and some water into a couple of glasses and put in two of each strain. They've now gone into the airing cupboard where it's a consistent temp and they'll remain in there until I see some root (a couple to five mm). And that's basically it for now folks. I'll update when I put them into the starters and from there it'll be a weekly progress report on how they're moving on with the usual pics and what not Until next time though, thanks for watching!
  7. Hello i'm first time grower. i want to build soil mix, but im bit confused how much should i mix into the soil, then how much can i put into teas? i have EC meter but i does not found any thread about how tea EC should look like. What i have: Plagron Lightmix soil Fish Hydrolyzate NPK 2-1-1 Plagron Bat Guano NPK 3-15-4 Blackstrap Molases NK 0.6-2.8 Kelp Hydrolyzate NPK 1-0,1-21 Leonardite extract humic/fluvic acid Botanicare Liquid Karma Bacillus IT35 Amyloliquefaciens Volcanic Basalt Epsom Salt Perlite Root Pouch Peace
  8. Welcome! Well folks, I suppose it's about time I got this pot noodle compo on the go and after spending the last two weeks in the relative paradise of heat and sunshine on holidays, I require something to brighten me up as I've only been back in this shit hole country for a few days, my head is already done in with the desire to go on another, foremost in my cognition! It seems that I've not missed anything whilst away really, the madness within our society still ensues I see after perusing the current affairs board and catching up, which in turn thus brings it right home to the craziness that is this competition. I'm a late starter to events but matters not as plenty of time available to get these here lovelies grown and budded up, all being well of course. For my last grow, I went all zen about it and returned to simpler times, whereby I grew with little complication or overthinking and the results I am very happy with (it's been doing lovely whilst I've been away aye! ). Consequently, this compo grow and bit of fun, will again be a simple affair. There'll be no fancy jiggery pokery, sorcery and magic or dark voodoo arts going on in here! Nope, all flowing like water and as it happens. Of course, the detailed plan is, I'm going to grow these seeds in pot noodles and "King" pot noodles at that....Well, I've scratched up a couple of wins elsewhere and so no serf sized self respecting receptacle will suffice after careful consideration. Yep, they will be the Bad Boys of the noodle empire and contents were removed and eaten sometime ago see (no pussies in here mind, hardcore noodle slurping is the order of the day!). Thus it begins and just a moment ago, these OGKZ seeds, went for a swim in a solution of water and VeloKelp and put into the airing cupboard. I'll leave them a day and we'll see how they go. If we have signs, then I'll pot them up and put them straight under the halide (250W) They are all a bit pale (photo doesn't really demonstrate) and one is only half the size of the largest, with the other in between (I'm hoping they're all goers but took clones before going away that can now be potted up, in order for a backup plan and to ensure I get some flowers at the end of this run ). The mum for those is from the last grow (Purple Moby Dick) and she did lovely with a wick system I set up for here to survive whilst away. (I'm quite shocked at how good the wick system is and may incorporate it into these pot noodles as under HID, I'll be watering them every five mins otherwise) Other than that, not much to say apart from my hugest of thanks to Mark and HSO for putting up these beans, doing the work etc and running this competition...Thanks guys, its great to be a part of this madness you're fronting and hope the show is good one!!!
  9. Welcome to the Humboldt Seed Organisation fast flowering express terminal... Toot toot! It's a simple idea, isnt nuts, crazy, stupid or indeed a grow gamble as with some of my other ideas and infact I think others may actually try it, honestly they might I have popped the seeds,written the introduction and the express will depart this week. "Tickets please" said the fat controller
  10. Hi People, Hope your all keeping well and getting prepared for the season ahead! I'm having a nightmare trying to get hold of some Clover Multi Purpose what with most nurseries closed or only delivering locally because of this virus. One local said they will possibly have some next week but they said even they were struggling to get hold of any at the min... So I know a lot of the composts aren't very good and I'm going to be growing in bags so not even mixing it with existing soil. What's the next best thing to Clover from somewhere like B&Q or Wickes?
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    Multi purpose compost from B&Q
  12. Does anyone have any experience growing with Dalesfoot Wool Composts and can you offer me any advice on which one to pick? Dalesfoot Wool for Tomatoes Dalesfoot Wool for Vegetables and Salads Dalesfoot Wool Compost In case anyone is new to the compost, it's Soil Association verified and is made up of composted sheeps wool and bracken.
  13. Well, after much nail biting my pot noodle seeds have arrived and I have managed to extricate the neatly sealed seed pod and wetted the compost and popped one in a small pot to start as I want to give the little lady as much chance as possible, so that's all there is to say atm. Not sure I could handle the contents of the pot, we will see As you can see, I have bucked the trend and gone for the OG curry flavour, I'm sure it says it's the best one for growing pot! laterz fellow noodlers, I will take this opportunity to wish all who enters the best of luck, but that's as far as it goes! e2a, let it be known this is my first go at the comp, and I crossed a road to get my pot noodle!
  14. Right, so I thought I'd do a diary. Truth be told, I've been missing it and need to get back to nature a bit more as the matrix is doing my head in Anyway, I had these Purple Moby Dick seeds sent out with my prize last year and thought it's the right time to give them a go. Earlier today I opened up the tin and put four into a Maxicrop solution for a pre soak and stuck them in the airing cupboard. They'll love it in there and I'll give it a day or so and check for some indication of growth. This grow is back to my old method of compost however and I'm done with solely using coco bricks tbh. They're too much fucking around see, what with giving them a rinse out and then all this constant PH and EC stuff throughout the grow and not managing to get the Calcium/Magnesium ratio on point etc. is all a load of hard work in my opinion! Yep, back in the mud but not using Jacks Magic this time as I picked up some Westland's MP with John Innes (I don't tend to favour JI mixes usually as I've found they compact and go a bit too hard, but my current plants are well happy with it and without many additions too, except for some rockdust and miccos) I am going to put a little bit of coco in with these PMD's though just to ease it up a bit and give the roots an easier time of it when they go into their pots Light's wise, well it's the usual story for me and these will go into my little nursery (LED/CFL combo mix) and will start them in my pot noodle starters and pot up when ready until finals of 5L. I have been running under 250W lately as the fan is getting a bit old now and not as efficient thus 400W gets a bit hot unless in the coldest months and then I hit 30 C. I'll be upgrading the kit later in the year though with some fancy new gear and doing the research to ensure the investment is a wise one. Photo of the beans before I put them in the solution (don't know what the ratio was as I just put 'a bit' in ) I'll update when they show and ready to go into the mix folks so until next time, thanks for watching
  15. High all, here we go then make ya self comfy. A massive thank you to @HSO-Mark for these seeds. Looking forward to watching everyone else's diaries develop too. Gonna be a bit (or alot) of California Sunshine in the UK for the late winter blues I had 5 Lemon Thai Kush and 5 Chemdawg feminised seeds arrive, and they were put pretty much straight into compost... Chemdawg Lemon Thai Kush all the LTK popped up, and 3 of the Chemdawg's did too. Happy with that. I had a spare 1.2m roof qube empty (been waiting years to say that!!), so they're already out of my little veg cab, in the tent under 600w of hps. They look happy, and are growing quickly now they're in the big tent with lots of space, airflow and light. Just given water uptill yesterday. I thought i'd try some root stim. Went with biobizz as i'm using thier grow and bloom. Didn't clock that it's fecking £40 till after i bought it it better be good!! Just tweaked my set-up a bit, and i'm extracting both tents straight outside now, instead of 'vaguely poiting towards a window' and it feels much better all round. Not sure how i'm going to play this grow yet. My self imposed constraint is that i would like to try and get both tents in sync, harvesting one every 5/6 weeks. For that to happen, i would need to flip this tent to 12/12 in about 4 weeks. I have various cuttings from my previous and current grow i can add to or replace with. For now i'm thinking to add 4 plants from my cut's. That should work out about right, aiming for twelve plants in 7.5 ltr pots Also hoping to get the same seeds but in regular versions and get hacking, but for now, i'll focus on these. Nice one, Tigs
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    From the album Dinafem girls part IV

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    From the album My plants from '08 onwards

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    From the album Dinafem girls part IV

    getting new lot ready, mixed some super compost in with the living coco.

    © bluntz27

  19. Hello All This Is My Budget Set Up: 80 x 80 x 160 tent 6 liter pots Mother Earth Multi Purpose Compost single QB132 Board running at 70w (18 inches from top of plants) the first 2 weeks they were under a cheap ching chong light carbon filter 3 x fan 2 x seeds are royal dwarf from RQS my plants are 34 days from popping out the soil whole setup pulls 106w from the wall so is about £2.80 a week to run I've only been feeding water from the tap (wet & dry cycle) light cycle is full blast 24 h could someone please tell me what the light green tips mean on some of the leaves?...……….thanks
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    1 - Fruit (runt of the crop, was a small seed tho, on the plus side she's very well behaved) 2 - Kush n Cheese 3 - Blue Amnesia XXL 4 - White Widow XXL 5 - Fruit (Big sister of the runt) 6 - Critical 2.0 All on day 28 from popping their heads up.
  21. Afternoon. I've mixed my own living soil and have some spare 20L air pots that I'm thinking of using outside. Being pretty new to growing with living soil, will these pots be big enough given they will purely be living off the soil? Should I just keep an eye on the nutrient/microbe levels or just start with bigger pots? Cheers
  22. First off thanks @Dinafem-Mark for the opportunity and apologies for the delay in getting this going. I decided to give compost a go for the first time with the aim of growing them organically so 2 of the 5 seeds were placed into two little pots of Levington seed and cutting compost, watered and then left on a sunny window sill. Four days later and we have two seedlings. The one in the last picture looks a bit odd... sort of like it has more leafs than it should do. You can see it a bit in the picture but I couldn’t get the camera to focus close enough to be able to see it properly but it’s certainly not a normal seedling lol. Anyway that’s all for now I’ll update again in a few days.
  23. Hi guys, I am getting a cutting for my tent and was thinking of chucking it in some sohum soil. Would i be needing anything else like calmag or teas etc. I have the ISH240 DIY Horticultural lighting Kit powered by Samsung LM561C S6 light marshydro 70 x 70 x 160 tent and an ac infinity t6 fan with thermostat Obviously i still need to buy a few bits and bobs but I would like advice on the soil and maybe watering kits or something. Cheers
  24. HI I decided to run a few autos I got as subbie seeds in Levingtons compost along side my plants in dwc. I believe one has started to flower. Currently being fed rootit first feed @4ml/L and calmag @1ml/L (soft water). Should I introduce the bloom feed now? I have biobizz grow and bloom nutes that i ordered in error when purchasing my dwc setup. The plant was started in its final pot Thanks
  25. In the Night Garden... Welcome to this, a first for the Night Garden and that being a Dutch Passion grow Years ago and before I gave up growing for a good few years, Dutch Passion were my go to breeder. I was so taken by their White Widow that I wouldn't deviate from it but for the odd occasion here and there. At that time regulars were the go to seed as I didn't really subscribe to the feminised and then burgeoning auto market which was relatively early on in development. Times change and of course and I've been growing again for a couple of years, indeed it is welcome return to be growing some Dutch Passion smoke. The chosen strains are new and the first is Lemon Zkittle, with the second being the Bubba Island Kush. Without any further ado I'd firstly like to offer my gratitude to Dutch Passion and Tony for the opportunity to try out these strains, it's great to be growing some Dutch Passion ganja once more and long overdue so looking forward to it . They were sent out and delivered in quick time, well packaged and also Dutch Passion threw in a few packs of skins (they're excellent wraps btw ), plus some branded planted markers to identify the different plants, many thank guys Right then, I'll crack on and get this diary kicked off First thing I've noticed that's different from old is the packaging. Swanky new tins to ensure the beans are well protected from damage during transit and not just a paper packet..cool little tins too Plant markers to be used for the run and also the skins which are great to use The Lemon Zkittle seeds, all are uniform in size, very dark and well matured, all hardened off tidy too The Bubba Island Kush were not so uniform, a couple, as can be seen, are slightly larger and they are all paler with mottling more prominent, they were all hardened off with no give. Some may know that recently I decided to run a perpetual type system because I keep running out of smoke This means I pop a couple of beans every few weeks and then do all my vegging under the reflector I put together, running 8 x B22 coupling fittings. That reflector became the top of my vegging box which is strapped to my bloom box for the purposes of running the one extract fan for two and performs lovely, however it's not large and neither is my bloom cab. Well when I was giving this grow a think over, I decided to go back into my 5L pots for the finals, truth be told the 7.5's I'm finding a bit tall and with the stretch my lamp is too close to the buds for 400W and hence the switchback to the smaller pots as I found them great in there but it means running two more plants and so I've put two of each into starters of coco (I'm finding a starter of coco better for initial rooting and quicker to the next pot over compost). From there, they'll go into my next pots which will be compost (reused as I'm waiting for the new stuff to come in), they are 6" and the finals will be the 5L tubs. All the vegging will be done under my LED/CFL combo (6500K LED & 4500K/2700K CFL) and they do ok in there, will get a full veg and when the time comes for it, will go into bloom, the room SHOULD be available For now though, the pots are in the prop and sitting on top of my veg box with the constant warmth underneath providing a stable temperature for them to germinate. In a few days with some luck I'll be reporting in on some sprouts, until then though, thanks for watchin'