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Misterdirt

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  1. It's cold outside where I live, gray and dreary, but this is a good day, nonetheless.
  2. That's a 5 x 5 in the first picture, a 3 x 3 in the second. Something seemed missing...
  3. HLG. One of their vendors had a sale last year, late November/early December, so I got an HLG-600H Quantum Board V2 RSpec DIY Kit - 620 Watt (Full-Cycle / Flower). That's my hope! The Bebop is going to stink to high heaven. The others seem to be more at a normal level of stink.
  4. It's flip day, so for the record, here are the gals at flip: Made a lazy-ass stoner mistake and must have added too much dolomite to at least one batch of soil I mixed. The pH of the soil slurry in the light colored plant, up front, was 7.15. I think she's zinc deficient, along with one other plant. Several others have slightly lighter colored tops, but they're much stronger cultivars (see @gardenartus! I'm learning from your diploma'd theoretical reefer growers!) than the two Golden Goat girls who are suffering the most. If Planet of the Grapes was given too much dolomite, they don't seem to give a shit. Neither do the Sugar Punch gals. The Bebop gals must have gotten some. I've been bending and popping stems all over the place to keep them at a relatively even canopy. When popping the Bebop gals, I couldn't help but notice the overwhelming stank. I think these gals will be putting the carbon filter to the test. On another note, the aero cloner is definitely a big step up from just putting the cut into spongy blocks, as I've done for a few years. These cuts have been in there for 4-5 days, still looking fresh. The only other exciting, grow-related event was the introduction of beneficial nematodes. I had/have a few thrips. No new signs in a week after hitting them with Nuke 'Em a few times, but since they have a portion of their life cycle in soil, why not? There were a few gnats flying around, anyway. Hope to show a few flowers in weeks to come. I have to get my lazy ass in gear and put my LED kit together. This will be my first partial LED grow.
  5. Rolling the dice is what growing from seed is all about. It's also about having a half dozen jars full of not-your-favorite-weed hanging around for a year.
  6. A two-year cure might be a little more than I'm willing to do, unless I just misplace a jar.
  7. I'm sure you're correct. When I lived in NC, about once or twice a year, they'd find a "big" grow of less than an acre. The rest were small gardens with a few plants. In my work, which takes me to places people don't often frequent, I've found a number of old, abandoned geurilla grows that were pretty well hidden. But they were small time operations.
  8. In North Carolina, they trained weed-finding pilots by putting a single potted plant in various settings to give them an idea of the pattern. Then they look for foot paths, which are very noticeable from the air.
  9. Looks great. Is aerial surveillance no longer a worry in NY?
  10. A guy on another site, who grew organic soil, until recently, said he thinks LEDs create a bigger demand for nutrients in the plant, and he doesn't think organic soil can supply those nutrients quickly enough. I guess I'll find out, soon enough. I have a couple of gallons of Urban Farm nutrients (the vegetable fert and Garden of Eden) so I can supplement, if necessary. I used to use Canna's organic line, to supplement during flower, but a lot of plants seem to show P deficiencies. Purple stems, purple veins — yikes.
  11. Spider Farmer seems to be popular on other sites. They use quality components. I got an HLG kit for $607 that is going to replace my 1000W HPS, though I'm interested in seeing how it changes the temperature in the tent.
  12. I have done that, but it was before I became aware that seeds were sold over the internet (a major revelation for me, about 16-17 years ago). What I noticed was that weed I grew from bagseed was almost alway (two exceptions) better than the weed in the bag. I once had a freak that had no trichomes visible to the naked eye. (My eyes were nudists back then.) The other freak looked great, covered with trichs, but it had a one-hit ceiling. I now think it was high in CBD, but who knows, at this point.
  13. Genetics-wise, Ethos has some good stuff. I have not tried any of the strains you mention, but I'm growing Planet of the Grapes now. Ethos strains are often on the menus of Michigan dispensaries. The word on other sites is that the guy who runs Ethos threw a dog out a window. So unless I find out it's an untrue rumor, I am going to hold off on buying any more Ethos seeds. I do have two other strains, though. I've never grown them but I'm sure I will.
  14. I would try the ocean version. Kite boarding is huge on the Outer Banks. Last time I rented a vacation home there, I promised myself that NEXT TIME I was going to learn to kite board. Of course, I never rented another vacation home there and have since moved about 1,000 miles away, so...
  15. Moving from Illegal Land to Michigan a few years ago made me realize that every pothead is at least a little different in their needs and the way weed effects them. I think I'm in the minority for seeking out crazy, racy strains, since most are not that way anymore (IMO) but I'm thankful that a breeder or two still likes that sort of thing.
  16. Things are vegging boringly along. One of my Golden Goats seems to have come out of her deficiency. I'm going to try and lower the pH slightly on the other two and see what happens, bringing them down to the low 6s. The Whiny Little Bitch is in the center row in the back. Her also-deficient sister is in the middle up front. Their sister that has pulled out of her problems is the second one from the rear, center row. The Bebops, on the left, last 3 pots, are strong as can be, as are the Planet of the Grapes, on the right. The Bebop gals will be a bit taller. The Sugar Punch gals are right front and center position 2, also doing great. The stringy looking gal, left front, is a Lemon Sunrise clone. The one in the small pot up front is a Storm Shadow clone. Her mom got seeded, and I want to see what she's like as a full sin semilla. I should have transplanted over the weekend into final 5 gal pots. Roots are peeking out the bottoms. I'm a bad plant daddy.
  17. I have found a breeder who has met my immediate paranoia-related needs. BTW, back when Colombian was the main weed we had available, decent red or gold could get me in a paranoid frenzy [my formative years]. It's not that I enjoy paranoid frenzies — I do not (though they make for good stories later). I just like the buzz from weed that has the ability to put someone in a paranoid frenzy. Besides, I'm way too much of a stoner now to get into a paranoid frenzy.
  18. Those E. coli are just pawns in their game. They'll get no royalties. It's either like factory farming or the NCAA.
  19. I can relate one incident that happened to me. When I was young, I was VERY allergic to pollen from grasses. I'd get an asthmatic reaction from it. One bad "June grass" season, I could barely breath and couldn't sleep. So I was sitting there, listening to the radio, and decided to do a bong, against my instincts about doing a bong when you can barely breathe. My lungs cleared up instantly. It was 1979, so I think it's safe to say it was either Colombian Gold or my homegrown, which was also Colombian Gold, but Connecticut grown.
  20. I guess it will all depend on which process is cheaper: growing the plant and extracting, or growing genetically modified bacteria. I see it's E. coli. Puts a whole new twist to the term good shit.
  21. I kind of went nuts buying Irie strains, but I do not have Strawberry Starburst. I'd like to see Irie available at Sannie's Shop to make it easier for European growers to get their hands on it. Rasta Jeff is clearly scent and flavor oriented.
  22. @gregster and @baqualin: I recently ordered from a newer vendor called Golden Ticket Seedbank. Prices are very good (Irie at $45/10 pack, Ethos at $51/10 pack) and you can pay with Venmo (I don't know how long that will last before Venmo figures it out). My first order: No problems, plus freebies. Second order: They only put one of the two packs in the order. So I emailed them right away and they refunded the full amount through Venmo, no questions asked. Third order: So since I suddenly had a bunch of money in Venmo, I made a third order. That hasn't arrived yet, but I have a tracking number. Anyway, seems legit and they are concerned about their reputation. I thought I'd mention it.
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