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Vasco de Gama

My little grow.

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Good day to you all.

I want to share something special with all of you guys.

I decided to build a greenhouse and put a few(still illegal) plants in it.

The breakdown of what and how:

Soil- Biobizz allmix 40% Biobizz cocos 40% perlite 15% Plagron bio Supermix 5%

Pots- Smartpots 5x 15 Gal and one 17 Gal as a test from AliExpress

Greenhouse- Greenspan plastic covering a solid wooden frame.

Temperature overday peaks at 30* C and at night drops to about 22/23* C

Airflow in is passive from underneath and also passive outlet which creates negative pressure.

The complete greenhouse,

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Inside its also starting to look half decent,

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From left to right,

Think Big x Asian Haze autoflower,

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If you don't see them don't worry, they're there.

Next are the two sisters, my lavender and my beautiful critical.

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After these two ladies I have my blueberry autoflowers,

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And second to last but certainly not least the infamous hindu kush(also autoflower) ,

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My biggest plant in this greenhouse is the 707 Truthband standing proud at 70cm.

She can be seen on the second photo from the top.

I also have two plants left from a window sill grow,

These are both from baggie seeds

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I am not very proud of this plant, it looks very unusual with little trichome formation.

This girl however can't wait to jump into my mason jar,

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I love nature and I'm sure you all do to so I took a few photos to add some color to this topic

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(edit ; sorry for the sideways picture r.i.p neck)

Anyway, this is my garden and I intend to keep track of it on OG until its harvest season.

Looking forward to tips and questions

 

Greetings Vasco

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the marygolds are a good insect repellant ..

 

every thing looks good..love all the colors of the flowers..

 

welcome

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Very cool, Vasco, thanks for sharing. R.I.P. Neck haha :P tru.dat

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looks pretty nice,Vasco :tu but now you´ll need some bigger flowers in your feltpot...the Camo-effect is gone lol

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looks pretty nice,Vasco :tu but now you´ll need some bigger flowers in your feltpot...the Camo-effect is gone lol

 

Maybe some shrubbery, like a rhododendron, would do it.

 

I never tried marigolds for pest control for Cannabis. I've heard lavender can help repel moths, but even though moths were my biggest outdoor pest, I never tried that either!

 

What are the marigolds effective for? Which pest?

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Marigolds for thrips, tomato hornworms, aphids, squash bugs, whiteflies, nematodes, beetles and rabbits... there are more, but I can't think of them right now.

 

There are other herbs & flowers that work great to help repel insects, rodents and mammals.

 

Nasturtiums are a must for greenhouses as they repel the very difficult, almost impossible to get rid of, greenhouse whiteflies.

 

Chrysanthemums repel/kill ants, spider mites, silverfish, root-knot nematodes, mosquitoes and roaches.

 

Lavender will keep flies, moths, mosquitoes & scorpions away.

 

Petunias repel leafhoppers, tomato hornworms, aphids & asparagus beetles.

 

Dill repels aphids, small white & spider mites.

 

Coriander repels spider mites.

 

Chamomile repels flying insects.

 

Crown Imperial repels voles, ground squirrels, mice, moles and rabbits.

 

Basil for thrips, beetles, flies & aphids.

 

Nitrogen-fixing plants (legumes) are also beneficial.. these plants pull nitrogen out of the air and store it in the soil. Lupines, cow peas, beans, clover, alfalfa and vetches just to name a few... also Rhizobium & Bradyrhizobium bacteria are nitrogen-fixers.

 

Not all companion plants repel insects, some attract beneficial insects to feast on undesirable insects and some plants act as a decoy by attracting insects to eat them instead of the insects eating the plants you're trying to protect.

 

This is not a complete list by any means, but it has some of the most effective insect fighting, repelling and killing plants, flowers and herbs known.

 

I apologize for hijacking your grow thread Vasco, hopefully this information may be of some use or importance to other greenhouse/outdoor growers.

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Vasco, cool greenhouse, that's big enough to give you a nice amount of cannabis for your needs... and you've got a very diverse grow of strains and flowering times. I like diversity in my grows too... keeps you on your toes and it makes you a better grower, imo anyway.

 

Is that the HSO 707 Truthband?

A buddy grew some last year in a greenhouse and they can get to be pretty big plants.

The OG Kush/Sour Diesel/Chem Dawg genetics make nice big plants with large, dense flowers that yield like big plants. If you've ever grown Sour Diesel in the ground outdoors or in a greenhouse, then you know what I'm talking about... that size.

After a good cure, the smoke had mellowed and the initial lung expansion wasn't so bad that it made you cough on every hit.

 

Thank you for showing us your beautiful, beneficial flowers... they all have a place in any garden and some smell amazing while they naturally repel or kill many different types and/or attract beneficial insects to keep insect pests in check.

 

I'm looking forward to keeping up with this grow Vasco... you should be having a blast growin these plants!

 

The pic of the first bagseed plant looks like it may be growing genetic foxtails... it also looks like it's a nice sativa-leaning hybrid.

In my experience with growing sativas/sativa-leaning hybrids over the years, I learned that not all plants stack on tall, obvious trichs. Some plants only grow short trichs that may be difficult to see at first, but give them some time to multiply, mature and begin changing colors... you'll see them sparkle. I doubt you'll be disappointed with the final product, even if she does have small trichs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi all,

A little update from the backyard.

Its been quite wet the past week so I haven't watered until today.

The dosage today was 1,2mL/L.

Total water was 15L.

Next watering will be Thursday.

I had some fun with my girl and we had an amazing bondage session.

She was done eventually and looked like this:

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She has been growing like crazy with the bright sun over here.

The stem has a diameter of about 2,5cm.

Top view:

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Side view:

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She also has some weird holes on the leaves, I put a dozen marigolds in the pot to ward off lice so I'm at a loss as to what this is.

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My Electric Durban Passion (Apollo13 x Durban Poison x Passion #1) is also going good, I checked for pre flower today and its confirmed: She's a girl!!!

Very happy about this, one of the only two sativa strains I have in this years grow.

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And now as always some nature photographs.

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So this was my update.

Tomorrow Ill add a update for the greenhouse which is getting out of hand.

Leave some nice comments, tips and questions.

 

Greetz Vasco

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The holes in the leaves look like insect chewing damage... could be flea beetles or inch worms... if it's a moist or wet climate where you live, it could be slugs and/or snails. I've also gotten similar leaf damage caused by wind too. It doesn't look too bad from the pic and seems to be an isolated attack, but the whole plant isn't in view either.

 

As a part of regular plant maintenance, go and thoroughly check out your plants at night, top to bottom on stems and branches and on/under every leaf. I have a green light app for cannabis on my Android that helps me out a lot and it's bright enough to see if anything is on my plants.

 

If nothing else, it'll give you peace of mind.

 

Beautiful flowers Vasco!... Amaryllis and Lilies are favorites of mine... along with fresh homegrown strawberries.... you have a very nice backyard.

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Hi All,

update is a little late but better late than never.

This update is at night so the plants are a little droopy, but that won't stop me.

The blueberry auto's are all in bloom and the longest is about 70 cm.

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And up close

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The hindu kush auto's are all in bloom except for one, it's still growing and hasn't showed signs of flowering.

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And the runt:

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The critical hasn't really grown too much the last week.

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The lavender is pretty nice but it looks kinda deformed.

I'm wondering if it is possible that its because of the lice(infection)

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The 707 is at about 1,10 and has a ton of branches.

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The Asian Haze x Think Big are also coming along nicely

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I popped a few seeds

All reg(rascals kush x dieselryder , Afghan skunk auto and thai haze auto)

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I plan on taking a few cuttings of the 707 for later so I built a clone box

2x 18w 865 lights and 2x LED strip 2x white and 1x blue from AliExpress

1x 28w heat mat

Spongepot for cuttings with bacto, bionova roots and cutting powder.

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The temp and humidity tonight:

temp at midday is 28-30* C and at night minimum 20-21 * C.

I have a fan for air circulation but I'm still trying to get the humidity down to 45=50%.

This is only possible when the door is wide open but then the temp drops again and so it goes on.

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Its a little dark for nature photos so I got some photos of MY clean up crew:

Wet--->

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Wild--->

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That's all for now.

Lots of love to all of you!!!

 

Greetz Vasco

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Don't know how I missed this thread. I will camp out and catch up quietly. Gorgeous plants, cute cats also. Hehe. Thanks for sharing!

 

AGP

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Maybe some shrubbery, like a rhododendron, would do it.

 

I never tried marigolds for pest control for Cannabis. I've heard lavender can help repel moths, but even though moths were my biggest outdoor pest, I never tried that either!

 

What are the marigolds effective for? Which pest?

I marigolds also. They are supposed to be for aphids and several other bugs. Mosquitoes don't like them either. I put them in my room because an old friend I knew I the early 80s said "Son, if you ever decide to start doing this, make sure you have marigolds. If you don't grow marigolds then don't grow weed!" He had been growing about 25-30 years at that time. I think he is still alive, I should make a trip and see what kind of beans he has from back in the day.

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Hi all,

AGP, thank you and welcome to the garden.

I hope you enjoy your stay.

Justcozz,

Marigolds have helped a lot but I noticed the branches about 3ft away from the marigolds are still infested with lice.

Ill have to get some more tomorrow.

I would love to know someone OG like that guy, just to talk to and hear his stories.

AND NOW

My girl recovered well and is growing upwards again.

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I might train a select few branches to the sides to fill up some spaces.

Otherwise I'm happy with how she is progressing.

Still another 5 weeks to grow until end July.

I haven't grown 707 so I don't have any idea about how the stretch is in flower but I'm assuming its normal.

I'm hoping for a plant of at least 5ft high and she is already 4ft wide so that can only get wider(which is ok provided the branches can hold the weight in the fall).

One Electric Durban Passion which showed preflower a few days ago will also be transplanted to either a 60L Smartpot or the bare ground.

I'd love to hear from you guys.

 

Tips, questions and comments welcome!!

Until the next update,

 

Greetings from Vasco de Gama

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Beautiful lillies, and garden in general. Thanks for sharing Vasco :wave: I love how we all share this love of plants (and this plant in particular) across the planet.

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Super nice plant brother!

 

If your local soil is nice, planting in the soil is a great option. What soil do you have there?

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