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Summer 2020 Start

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Had a good Summer last year, hoping for another.

Had good luck with the organic no till, no nutes forumula, hope that's still working.

I planted clover in the winter then put hay on it not too long ago. Always kept it watered so if there's worms in there hopefully they're still kicking.

Also added more microbes with the clover.

Added coconut water one week on the straw, did Alaska fish a different week. Might add some carbon and then bio live then that should be it for any additives.

We put these clones in cups last Monday the first of June. Late start for some. I try to fit the growing cycle to the natural lighting.

Going to start flower earlier this year maybe. Have to wait until the days get long enough to hold them in flower. I add LED light in the morning and evening so just stopping that could get them to flower but if the lighting isn't right they get all messed up later on.

I want to start earlier because the plants had 3 feet of bare stalks last year and the buds on the ceiling.

 

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I am so jealous of your setup.  My ideal setup would be centered around a greenhouse dug into the ground using thermal heat from the ground to keep the temperatures in check.  It would be integrated into the design of the home.  And it would grow a lot more than just cannabis.  

Someday i will die.  Until i do, it's a dream to sustain me.

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Didn't have any problems for several days then two days ago found this in the morning.

Also found a road runner over under the tables, noticed it had a rat trap on its leg.

Got it loose and went around outside and shooed him out, he was running and flying fine.

Hope he learned lesson.

Actually only lost one plant that was cut off at the ground. The rest perked back up.

Next day lost another plant and found a big rat with a trap on his nose but still alive.

I let him go and he ran off, I think he flipped me off when he was leaving but hopefully lesson learned.

 

I usually go from cups to 1 gallon but I'm going to put 30 in the beds, the rest into gallons.

I could have done it yesterday but it's hot right now and cooling tomorrow. So tomorrow afternoon transplant day.

 

 

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Been fighting with mice, rats, and grasshoppers. Some plants were lost, some were half eaten, some doing good.

I have more plants than I need and tomorrow is a cool day so I'm putting the big ones in pots to replace the ones that were eaten in the boxes.

I dust the plants with dipel dust and flower 50-50. Flour for the grasshoppers and dipel to keep bud worms from hatching from the eggs laid by moths.

 

 

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I took a picture of this plant that had all leaves eaten off. Usually death, but this gal is coming back, probably going to be a patio plant but still.

Anyway if you look at the top right corner I captured a !$@$^@!! Grasshopper.

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Trying a new thing (for me) this year, netting.

Hopefully It will hold things up so I don't have to do so much string tying.

 

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Coming along...

I've been cutting the led night light down little by little, so should be off of light in a few weeks.

Hopefully that won't throw it right into flower.

Last box on the right wasn't working, something going on there, those plants aren't drinking the kool-aid.

That was one of the last boxes filled and might have to be rebuilt.

I started giving those plants General Organics. I used to use that in pots, still have some left over.

When the roots find those microbes they grow a lot more.

 

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Still have one bed back on the right that is doing ok, just not keeping up with everyone else there.

Just sprayed Diatomaceous earth on the leaves last night.

Only have one click on the lights left then I'll be running no lights and they can flower when they want.

 

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Early flower is looking pretty good. One box didn't get going but is coming back.

They won't be able to catch up but they will be some good little plants I believe.

101 today and started to rain. I thought, this feels like Texas.

Got some wilted leaves few days back on a 107 degree day. I'm running swamp cooler 1/2 hour on 1/2 hour off when it gets that hot.

 

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They're getting along well now.

Day before yesterday it was 115-120 around here.

Today it was in the 60's with mist.

That's Vegas heat! I don't know how people live there.

 

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Thanks guys

Coming along getting closer to harvest for some.

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wow just freaking wow. congrats. glad the road runner was ok. i drew the cartoon version as a kid fpr dental week. they never returned it. grrrrrrrr it was actually outstanding. had serious skillz i allowed to go to shit. ijs 

can't wait to see the lady porn you have o the way.

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Things are coming along, now it's down to me or the bugs, who gets the grow?

Couple of weeks ago I found some bud worms, over several days I picked off about a dozen.

Haven't seen much damage and now haven't seen any more worms, so maybe I got most of them but they're out there.

I had used half and half flour and dipel dust. The flour for the grasshoppers and the dust for bud worms.

Found a giant grasshopper in there but that's only one I've seen in a long time.

Must have stopped a little early or just got re infected but it's been pretty bug free.

I did some harvest, I have these 3 plants that are the same strain and are early finishers and they were really ripe and juicy.

Remember roli poli bugs? Those were only on these really ripe ones!

I could see they were eating a little leaf but they were on the buds too. Never seen them before on MMJ.

Organic!

I haven't seen them since I cut off the ripe parts. I didn't kill them, just let them fall into the beds.

I see stink bugs in the beds, a few.

Next week is probably the last heat wave of the Summer so they should finish the late bloomers hopefully.

 

We have 3 days of 100+ now so should be good to finish up. This was the ripest but not typical, some have a bit to go.

 

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I'm still waiting!

Usually the grasshoppers or the bud worms are forcing a swift harvest to save it.

This is hanging on so I can get more mature buds for medicine.

Takes more patience than I got almost, I'm wanting to get chopping!

The plant above was an early finisher and I harvested the tops of 3 plants. Now the regrowth is purple!

Should be interesting.

We have some warm weather coming up, only in the 80's but I take it.

After that I will have to start in on them.

 

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Cut some of the ripe second growth, guess it's the same strain as the purple I was given before.

The first harvest was green but the second growth was purple...

 

 

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Same plants, dryer. I keep waiting.

I'm enjoying the meds, actually helps my arthritis. This helps with pain but seems to work like an anti-inflammatory too. 

 

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Ya I think I start Harvest today. 

That's a gradual harvest so will take some weeks.

Had a few early girls and cut their tops twice now.

Second pic you can see how the smaller buds fluff up after you take the tops.

 

 

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Thank You, this is the place to learn about growing!

I'm always learning something here.

Just copied this from newsletter:

The 2020 elections were a mixed bag for Democrats and Republicans, but the undisputed big winner was cannabis which won legalization initiatives in four states - Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. Mississippi and South Dakota (along with passing outright legalization) passed medical marijuana ballot initiatives. With one out of every three people in the United States now living in states that have legalized the adult-use of cannabis for any reason, another nail in the coffin of cannabis prohibition has securely been driven in. 

So maybe legal coming to where you are!

 

Another bud pic, this is Fat leaf, I think we can squeeze a few more tricombs in there...

 

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This concludes the Summer grow. Tune back in next Summer for Summer Grow 2021!

I have to change the plastic before then. Also putting in a drip system.

I have cases of bananas to use as worm food, have to think about how to do that.

But I'm also planting seeds for Winter cover crop and adding minerals and things.

Always a learning experience.

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

  

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