By zrex - 34 minutes ago
By farmer-mike - 42 minutes ago
By farmer-mike - 47 minutes ago
By madmaster420 - 49 minutes ago
By mowgli - Today, 02:11 PM
The "so easy a beginner can (hopefully) do it" KF(fem) + JB F4 T5 Grow thread
Posted by - 34 minutes ago -Seed Selection:
Since I don't know and can only make assumptions, I chose to go with Sannie's Fem Mix and also bought the regular Jackberry F4. For my initial grow (which I will post with pics in a more appropriate forum- probably Sannie's area unless advised otherwise), I have chosen to go with 1 seed of the feminized Killing Fields and 3 seeds of the Jackberry (hoping to get at least 1 female). I assume this combination will work without serious issue. Seeds should arrive next week.
I wanted to use FFOF, but have read conflicting reviews of it. I would rather NOT use what the stores around me carry which is Miracle Gro and other like soil with fertilizer added, moisture control, etc. Just want good dirt I can rely on. I live on a horse farm and have a ton of rotted manure, but probably full of bad juju. Anyway, if I want something other than Wally World or Lowes soil, looks like I'll have to buy online. I also have a couple or few pounds of worm castings and thought I would mix that in with 30% perlite into whatever soil I go with. Also have some General Hydroponics Grow, Bloom and Micro liquid I can use (as long as it is still good. It's about a year old). Have some Neptune's Fish and Seaweed fert too. Plan to use 10" or 13" pots and leaning toward 13". Will start seeds in jiffy pots or spongepots.
I have a 4' 6-lamp 54watt T5 setup that I will use start to finish. I have 6 each of the AgroMax Grow (6400k) and Bloom (3000k) lamps.
Grow Box (under construction):
I tried to get creative by using two old bookcases that I have turned to face each other, spacing them far enough apart to allow my light fixture to fit into one side with enough space on the other side (with a shelf) for clones, which I will add another small floro lamp to do. I've taken some heavy white fire retardant plastic material that is used in construction with scaffolding, doubled it up and wrapped it around the backs and sides of the bookcases. I'll hang it in the front too making curtains for access. The back of the box is placed in front of a window that I've boarded up except for about 3" along the bottom so I can crack the window open for ventilation as necessary. This may turn out to be a problem as the material doesn't completely block the light that comes through, but I figure I can eliminate that by hanging mylar to line the insides of the box. I'll cut some kind of vent through the material and add a piece of 6" hose from the box to the window crack....
More in the grow thread later- with pics of it all. I'm determined to do this without asking for help. But I see that with a grow log, experienced growers often chime in when they see a problem that goes unnoticed. So I will welcome inputs but will try not to ask for them. Wish me luck!
Price changing on beans daily.
Posted by - 42 minutes ago -Fill a bit silly but need to ask. I placed a order for some beans last Thursday, 2/27. sugar punch $47.98 and nepalma $30.85. I am new to sending cash, done orders with C cards in the past. Well when I sent my cash the total was 91.86, sent $92.00. Today just looking I notice the price has gone up a little $48.52 for sugar and $31.19 for nepalma, total $92.89. I've also notice my account shows the higher price $92.89. I'm just getting worried over everything going right, like the cash reaching Sannie and all and now the price change. Please tell me everything is right. I'm looking at my paper invoice and the online invoice, 2 different prices. I do understand the flucuations on euro's and dollars and all. Should of threw a fin in, huh? that online invoice worry's me. Tomorrow it could be higher. Freak out????
First Post……It could be a good one.
Posted by - 47 minutes ago -Hello Opengrow,
I decided to bypass the introduction and jump straight in. To say that is a bit of a lie as I have been a lurker here for years, reading nearly every post on the site. If you are a frequent poster, I already feel like I know you and you will get to know me here.
I have never posted anywhere for security concerns. I do however read and study to great lengths on this site and on other sites primarily focusing on organic growing. I am a big fan of Sannie and crew products as well as the attitude on this forum. I decided if I was going to finally take the plunge that I would try to add my value here. So as a great Indican might say. Fuck it, here I go.
I plan for this to be an ongoing thread where I can show everyone how I do things and try to help others. There are many ways to grow great pot. I don’t discount the ways of others. This is just my way.
I am on a current mission to break 1GPW. Let’s just go ahead and make this controversial for fun right off the bat.
The things I do “wrong”:
I grow organic in soil, no nute bottles here. I would say water only, but I do make teas and use a few limited organic products in addition to my soil mix.
I defoliate, heavily…..this should be a good conversation.
I re-use my soil, over and over and over…..
My soil is full of bugs…..Gasp!
I don’t keep things “clean”, as you will see leaves are mulch.
I don’t pH and use shitty water.
I grow in a tent.
I jam pack that tent.
I don’t have a watering schedule. I would prefer every 2-3 days but I am gone a lot, so sometimes they go slightly under/over watered for my taste.
I do not run one strain or one type of plant structure. Big clone trees, small clones, seed plants…. I top, bend, break, LST, SCROG, SOG, supercrop, lollipop, leave it alone…. Everything goes, all mixed together in a beautiful mess.
I will do my best to dispel why I think many of these “wrongs” are not necessarily as wrong as some may believe. Ultimately this comes down to your goals, environment, constraints, etc. More to come on this and I welcome questions.
Things I do “right”:
I run a Gavita 400V 600W. Good lord this thing is impressive, Whazzup isn’t selling snake oil.
I run C02. I use a natural gas burner. Its very cheap, hard plumbed and no bottles to deal with.
I control my environment very well, though it can be a challenge at times of the year.
I understand organics and plants very well, though it’s a voyage I am always improving on. My goal is to always do what the plant tells me. Props when you can predict the future and react to it before it happens.
I preventatively treat for pest with organic methods that build more of a defense than anything.
Most importantly, I keep things very private and control for sweet, sweet, dank odors.
As my name might suggest, I am an organic freak. It is amazing what you can do with organics and careful tuning. It can be extremely low cost as you are working primarily with raw, cheap ingredients. Organic soil growing can be as low maintenance as it gets. This is my hobby and obsession. The amazingly potent, pungent, colorful and fragrant flowers are my reward.
I will elaborate on different aspects of my growing over time. Ask questions if you have them. This is my passion.
So there you have it. Lets see if we can hit 1GPW this run! Next post should have pictures if I pull it off right.
What's the dumbest thing you've ever done in the growroom?
Posted by - 49 minutes ago -What's up everyone -
Just sitting here with the girls thinking of some of the dumber things I've done...Whether it be from being too high, or just plain ol' ignorance, I sure have done some dumb shit.
Anyone else out there relate? Not feeling sorry for myself or anything, but I'd like to hear about others foibles just out of curiosity.
The other day I got some brand new 55gal drums to keep my water in. I like to let the water sit for a couple days with a pump and airstone in it to let the chlorine gas off Well, I think you know where this one's going...Was filling the last drum and went to grab a smoke
Out of smokes, so I turned the water down to a trickle and ran out to the store (2min away). Hmmmm
Got stuck in the snow, had to walk back to the house to grab a shovel and gloves (was only gonna b gone a sec!) and proceeded to unstuck myself for the next hour or so. Got back in the house at 1am, sweaty and pissed, grabbed a shower, smoked a hashbone and passed out. Yep. Bonehead.
Woke up the next morning like, "F@#K!" and ran downstairs to see lake douchebag in my basement with one of my empty reservoirs peacefully floating around - i dubbed it the S.S. I'm A Dick. On the brighter side...at least the floor's real clean!
1st legal grow
Posted by - Today, 02:11 PM -Well, here goes, fellas...
Gonna document the goodies for those that are interested:
My Death Star momma...she's been through hell but is pulling through nicely.
FireOg - growing strong. best looking in the group so far. Nute hog, but I found some PM and bugs when I got all of these, so I'm bringing them back to life. Never grew any Og's, but this looks like a keeper!
My ChemD momma snappin back and looking good so far...
I'll keep posting pics as I figure how to use the camera better.
Keep it GREEN!