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#51 GarageGrower

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

you criminal! well i guess it depends where u live. nice grow. like the pictures of eclipses.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

Beautiful Garden Ohm!!! and second what GG said above... seems I'm always on the wrong coast for stuff like that LOL Hugs!
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

The carpenter uses a master plan of the building, and the Way of strategy is similar in that there is a plan of campaign. If you want to learn the craft of war, ponder over this book. The teacher is a needle, the disciple is as thread. You must practice constantly. Like the foreman carpenter, the commander must know natural rules, and the rules of the country, and the rules of houses. This is the Way of the foreman. I tried to plan building this garden so that a minimum of money was spent of equipment that we would not use down the line. So far I have two retired batwing reflectors that don't fit in the final plan for the room and another to add to that before summer. I think that is very good considering I paid roughly 30 for each batwing. The first picture is a group photo of the jillybeans in bloom week five.Attached File  Jillygroup.jpg   247.23KB   23 downloads The second picture is that of my air cooled hoods and six inch ducting that connect in a 8"x6"x6" ducting T. Attached File  hoodcooling.jpg   115.08KB   25 downloads The eight inch ducting runs through two walls and into an 8" HO duct fan. I currently have all this held up with two loops of zip ties. I want to firm this up after the jillybeans are out of the way. The six inch ducting continues on the other side of the air cooled hoods and through the wall to suck in air that doesn't stink. This is the workbench photo. Attached File  workbench.jpg   113.69KB   21 downloads This workbench is being taken out into the garage where tools should be used. This will allow future floor space for the AC and dehumidifiers. The ballasts currently sit on a metal filing cabinet to reduce fire risk. I don't know what I am going to hang them on the wall with considering how heavy they are. Prolly bolt to hardwood backing. There is a smoke detector 5 feet from where I plan on hanging the ballasts. Attached File  ballasts.jpg   130.51KB   22 downloads Now for some nug porn. The first close up is of an orange smelling sativa pheno of jillybean Attached File  closeupB.jpg   228.69KB   18 downloads and the second one is of the hybrid pheno(sweet pungent odor that isn't clearly defined yet)Attached File  closeupA.jpg   199.96KB   13 downloads Both are in their fifth week of bloom. Namaste all

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

Oh My.... Beautiful girls Ohm! WTG! Hugs!
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Like the foreman carpenter, the commander must know natural rules, and the rules of the country, and the rules of houses. This is the Way of the foreman.


This is an important part of strategy. I am fully legal and compliant under state medical cannabis laws. I am also personally very discreet. This is The Way of The Grow.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

The garden of ohm is smiling :) I know how very heavy a single ballast can be, when I get my 600 wHps up and running I will point it out to you, its a work of art, something I had nothing to do with but was very grateful for the gift, anyway, it is mounted on some type of wood board, hard to explain it since a picture tells alot.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

I made a thread on how to make cuttings with dip and grow using rockwool. If there are any questions on it please share so I can make my article as clear as possible.

https://www.greenpas...l-and-dip-grow/

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Book-marked ty
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

That dip and grow is very easy to use. Thanks for the great info in the thread you mentioned. I tried it in my early cloning tests with that mystery seed I started. Seemed fairly easy to do. Famous last words I know. Those plants look fantastic! I hope I have something to show soon. Good thoughts to you and yours.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

great product and available usually at walmart
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:24 AM

https://www.greenpas...r-garden-build/ Wrote a first draft for an article on budgeting your first garden. Please help with editing by leaving feedback!
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

There is timing in everything. Timing in strategy cannot be mastered without a great deal of practice. Timing is important in dancing and pipe or string music, for they are in rhythm only if timing is good. Timing and rhythm are also involved in the military arts, shooting bows and guns, and riding horses. In all skills and abilities there is timing. There is no timing in the Void. There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this. In strategy there are various timing considerations. From the outset you must know the applicable timing and the inapplicable timing, and from among the large and small things and the fast and slow timings find the relevant timing, first seeing the distance timing and the background timing. This is the main thing in strategy. It is especially important to know the background timing, otherwise your strategy will become uncertain. You win battles with the timing in the Void born of the timing of cunning by knowing the enemies' timing, and thus using a timing which the enemy does not expect. All the five books are chiefly concerned with timing. You must train sufficiently to appreciate this. Efficiency saves money and maximizes yield. When one plant is harvested, another is ready to fill that spot. When a plant is ready for harvest, it is taken out from under the lights as they are essentially finished and another plant is put there immediately or the lamp might need to be turned off. To be able to do this takes practice but more importantly planning. This is the Way of the Grow. I have all of my plants on calendars from the moment they go into bloom. This way I know what days were feeding days, what week of bloom they are in, what the plants last looked like, and what they were fed. I don't harvest by the calendar, but it gives me knowledge of when to start flush(ten days prior to projected harvest.) I harvest when the hairs are 50% brown. I know this can be affected by heat stress(browns early) but it is the best I currently have since I am without a microscope. This is the next equipment to be purchased for the garden. As I am limited most by my plant count, I want the plants I have to be as big as possible. Therefore I take clones whenever I put plants into bloom. This can even be done a week ahead of time since they don't count as plants until they have roots. I find this unnecessary with the strains I run but is an option. I grow bush style hybrids and tree style sativas generally as a monocrop under each light. I am currently harvesting six superskunks and will have a separate post for the pics and details later today.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

Before the harvest pics, I staked up the jillybean plants. They are in week five so the addition of stakes helps aerate the soil that has been compacting the last month. The photo is of just the "small" jillybean(hybrid phenotype) and one of the heads. Attached File  jbhybridpheno.jpg   200.16KB   14 downloadsAttached File  JBhead.jpg   262.06KB   19 downloads Attached File  ssweek7done.jpg   123.15KB   16 downloads This is the box that had the two smallest superskunks in it that were seven weeks into bloom. They are fully flushed and had a smaller yield than I am accustomed to, granted, this is the shortest I have bloomed a superskunk. It was harvested early because it was too far into bloom to receive an azamax treatment. The plants are trimmed down and both plants barely fit half of a nursery flat. Here are some of the heads and the manicured buds ready for drying. Attached File  sshead1.jpg   137.2KB   17 downloadsAttached File  sshead2.jpg   200.29KB   19 downloadsAttached File  sstray.jpg   145.28KB   23 downloads Attached File  bluedream.jpg   67.67KB   17 downloadsHad an opportunity to sample a gram of bud from a local dispensary called Club Medz in Flint, Michigan. The pickings seemed to be a bit slim but I did find a sample that had good density, though appeared drummed and had mediocre odor. It was a variety that is all over the west coast, but it is the first time I have seen it around here. It is the Blue Dream! The lab test said 19.82% THC and 1.26% CBD. I actually didn't know the lab result and after vaporizing the sample guessed 19%. It is good stuff. It has the blueberry flavor with some added pungency and what felt like a 60-40 sativa/indica mix. I now want to get a cutting of this if able to find.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

here is one I forgot. a shot of a superskunk bud. Attached File  ssbud.jpg   62.97KB   8 downloads
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:58 PM

Attached File  group.jpg   109.41KB   5 downloads You may wonder why so many pictures of the vegetative area? Well there is lots of action there that shouldn't be ignored. First cloning, then transplant and hardening, then vegetative growth and topping, then another transplant and a bit more topping til there is room in the bloom room for them. The photo above is of the HIDs and the CFL in my vegetative area, mothers up front with jillybean on the left and superskunk in the back right. Attached File  readySS.jpg   221.68KB   7 downloads The superskunks are ready for bloom. The only thing left is to pick the healthiest four of the five for bloom and then transplant into earthboxes filled with the perlite/vermiculite mix. Attached File  JB alpha1.jpg   230.96KB   6 downloadsAttached File  JB alpha 2.jpg   258.72KB   6 downloadsI chose the healthiest two jillybean to put into my soil-less mix and the remainder went into the hempy buckets. Attached File  JBhempys.jpg   140.91KB   5 downloads The hempy buckets are keeping pace but not catching up or falling behind when compared to the standard pots. Clones looking healthy at roughly day five. Attached File  cuttings.jpg   131.91KB   10 downloads Attached File  carbonfan.jpg   131.31KB   11 downloads The odor is controlled for the entire vegetative op with this scrubber. it is a cat litter box filled with charcoal and two four inch holes(one inlet and one outlet) combined with some scrap 4" dryer vent and a small 4" desk fan.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

The spirit of the Ni Ten Ichi school of strategy is based on water, and this Water Book explains methods of victory as the long-sword form of the Ichi school. Language does not extend to explaining the Way in detail, but it can be grasped intuitively. Study this book; read a word then ponder on it. If you interpret the meaning loosely you will mistake the Way. The principles of strategy are written down here in terms of single combat, but you must think broadly so that you attain an understanding for ten−thousand−a−side battles. Strategy is different from other things in that if you mistake the Way even a little you will become bewildered and fall into bad ways. If you merely read this book you will not reach the Way of strategy. Absorb the things written in this book. Do not just read, memorize or imitate, but so that you realize the principle from within your own heart study hard to absorb these things into your body. From one thing, know ten thousand things. This is the Way of the Grow. The time has gone by quickly for the jillybeans as it is already the start of week seven. I flush for ten+ days and today was the final feeding. I had to stake up the plants that were in the earthbox as they could no longer support themselves. They are taking up one and a half lights(1000 watters.) There is still plenty of time to fill in even further than they already have. Attached File  jb 7weeks.jpg   186.22KB   8 downloads Attached File  growth regulators.jpg   94.21KB   8 downloadsI have too many experiments going right now to add any more to it, but I recently was given samples of many plant growth regulators. I have not experimented with them as I am uncertain of their safety on consumable plants. There is very little out there at all for the stack and multiply products, and most of what little I have read was negative about the purpling agent and the snow storm product. Another day perhaps.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Grip the long sword with a rather floating feeling in your thumb and forefinger, with the middle finger neither tight nor slack, and with the last two fingers tight. It is bad to have play in your hands. When you take up a sword, you must feel intent on cutting the enemy. As you cut an enemy you must not change your grip, and your hands must not cower". When you dash the enemy's sword aside, or ward it off, or force it down, you must slightly change the feeling in your thumb and forefinger. Above all, you must be intent on cutting the enemy in the way you grip the sword. The grip for combat and for sword-testing is the same. There is no such thing as a "man-cutting grip". Generally, I dislike fixedness in both long swords and hands. Fixedness means a dead hand. Pliability is a living hand. You must bear this in mind. The gentleman warrior must learn the feel of his sword and the farmer using agricultural instruments, sees springs through autumns with an eye on the changes of season. This is the Way of the Grow. I was unimpressed when I used the one vial of azamax per gallon in soil drench in the bloom room. I tried more than double that dose in the vegetative garden and it was a near knockout. There are a few stragglers and expect them likely to all be gone after ;one or two more weekly applications. I found a cheaper brand of essentially the same product(azatrol) that allowed for the heavier dose in the veg room. I am happy with this product and will continue with it.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

1.Do not think dishonestly. 2.The Way is in training. 3.Become acquainted with every art. 4.Know the Ways of professions. 5.Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. 6.Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. 7.Perceive those things which cannot be seen. 8.Pay attention even to trifles. 9.Do nothing which is of no use. I had a couple minor setbacks in the veg room. It is mainly the plants that were in the hempy mix when I started using Ionic brand one part grow nutrient. I always shake bottles so that can't be a cause but it lead to multiple deficiencies in each of the plants. Now that the suspected problem is identified I switched to using GH 3 part(10ml-10ml-10ml per gallon.) If the problem is not corrected with this then the problem is likely the medium. I would hate for this to be the case and suspect it isn't as the hempy earthboxes in bloom are doing fine. Here are the shots of the Jillybean hempy planters in the bathtub. Attached File  JBA.jpg   102.67KB   11 downloadsAttached File  JBB.jpg   71.19KB   14 downloads the other setback was not using enough nutrient when feeding the freshly rooted plants. They are now getting roughly 900ppm in effort to correct the severe deficiencies. Attached File  youngA.jpg   95.78KB   16 downloads I previously used a blue ceramic plate to collect the butane when blasting and wasn't able to tell when the botanicals were done being extracted. I switched to a white ceramic dish and this worked out great for me except it was more difficult to get out of the corners.Attached File  bho.jpg   72.5KB   13 downloads I learned that I was using plenty of butane and can probably even use less and achieve the same yield. This time I ran the same amount and got the same yield. Consistency was of earwax. The recent GDP cuttings have a few that are well rooted now. Everything looking fine in there on day eleven. Attached File  cuttinggroup.jpg   135.33KB   10 downloadsAttached File  gdp roots.jpg   126.9KB   7 downloads

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Lookin good Ohm... hope the sick ones come back around for you! Hugs!
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

Therefore the sages:
Manage the work of detached actions
Conduct the teaching of no words
They work with myriad things but do not control
They create but do not possess
They act but do not presume
They succeed but do not dwell on success
It is because they do not dwell on success
That it never goes away


A wiser person than myself once said something to the effect that without the darkness we would never appreciate the light. Health comes and goes for us and for the plants. Same with gardening successes. Nothing is permanent but impermanence.

I am currently going through some trials with the vegetative plants that are in the hempy mix. Things haven't turned around quite yet but they aren't looking worse. They are losing pace compared to the two that were put in soil-less mix. Only a little sparse growth and no improvement of the leaf color. Pics to come tomorrow.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:54 AM

Attached File  headgasket.jpg   147.47KB   11 downloads Attached File  drysift.jpg   58.42KB   11 downloads dry sift received in trade for cuttings. Weighs about a gram. Unknown lineage. Doesn't bubble and not as potent as the first run water hash or BHO, but great taste. Attached File  GDPyoung.jpg   161.56KB   12 downloads GDP cuttings transplanted and going through hardening under fluorescent T12 bulbs. Attached File  hempyA.jpg   204.37KB   16 downloadsAttached File  soilJB.jpg   325.7KB   19 downloadsAttached File  hempyB.jpg   217.51KB   18 downloads the first pic is of the best two JB in the hempy buckets behind a soil comparison plant. The middle pic is of another jillybean in soil starting to get large. The third pic is of the other four jillybean plants in hempy mix. Attached File  skunkhempy.jpg   180.62KB   17 downloads 4 Superskunk in two earthboxes containing hempy mix. It doesn't appear to be a deterrent for the fungus gnats. Waiting for the Jillybean in bloom to be harvested to reapply a stronger dose of azatrol in the bloom room. I couldn't get a good pic of the week 4 superskunks due to the light causing weird bars on my phone, but they aren't much to look at anyways. Attached File  JBbloom.jpg   234.64KB   12 downloadsAttached File  JBcloseup.jpg   215.33KB   10 downloads The Jillybean plants are too big to get a good photo, though the lighting was an issue also. I could only get one close up of a top. wasn't a really impressive one but gives an idea of the maturity of the plant.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:56 AM

Looking good, Ohm! Everythings moving along nicely. I'm interested at some point in possibly growing some Jillybean. I'll be curious to see what you think once you've harvested and tried some. Looks like it's gonna be yummy! Sending good karma your way. -Scoob
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

I was reading up on Jillybean. That looks like a great strain! Short, sativa high, C99, Romulan and Orange skunk. Yum!
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:43 AM

lovely jubbly gardening skills ohmless bigsmileythumbsup

very neat set up actionleaf.gif are you putting a new head on the block ?



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

Attached File  comparo.jpg   123.98KB   10 downloads Here are better pics of the problem plants. All have generally the same findings. Plant A and plant B are both the same genotype as the soil plant in the first pic/comparison. Attached File  topA.jpg   114.78KB   14 downloadsAttached File  bottomA.jpg   141.49KB   15 downloads Here are pics of the top and bottom leaves on plant A. Attached File  topB.jpg   129.43KB   15 downloadsAttached File  bottomB.jpg   121.78KB   11 downloads Here is plant B. PLEASE HELP!
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