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#1 Verwegener

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:41 PM

Starting my new grow by soaking seeds in camomile tea today.

The aim is to have 9 plants in the greenhouse, not as big in height as last year, and 8 plants outdoors in the garden under open skies.

Plants in the greenhouse will be:

- 2 Trap Star
- 2 Pink Kush
- 2 Purple Kush x Hashplant
- 2 Fruity (Thai?) x Afghani
- 1 Nightingale

and outdoors:

- 3 Gorilla Glue auto
- 3 Jackass auto
- 2 Fast Caramell

And off we go  dazzler.gif


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:44 AM

:hungry:

 

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Looking forward to it! :D hehehe

 

 

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:35 AM

Good luck


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 12:27 PM

BAM!!!

BIM!!!!

Off they go!!!!

But .... Question....

Is it not too soon for autos outside?

Rock em!!!
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#5 Verwegener

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:07 PM

For sure it´s too early, should have written that in the starting post.

Will start with the autos at the beginning of May.


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#6 IammuA

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:56 PM

If they are auto's and you have enough seed, you could constantly strike a few beans every month perhaps? :D

 

Ya dont HAVE to wait for perfect weather to grow auto's...they are like a firecracker...set the fuse and wait.

 

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:34 PM

Well, here we expect last frost nights around May, 15th. So I have to wait a bit.

 

Changed the 2 Purple Kush x Hashplant in the plan with 2 more Pink Kush.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:54 AM

If you start the seeds in early April you could veg them inside for 6 weeks, gradually moving them to larger pots from the small seed striking pots and get some size on them before planting them out. You can keep them outside and bring in each night or simply keep them growing inside until planted out using a couple of flouro tubes or CFL's. You DO NOT need a huge professional growlight setup for seedlings and small plants... they are not big and cannot take a huge amount of light when this age/size. 

 

Using either of these methods will not get you the full growth of summer but it does give you a 6 week head start on building a root system and some foliage on the plants before planting them out after the 15 May.

 

 

 

I mentioned the frostguard tower to you a while ago and I have since then come up with some variants which might be worth trying if you can get your hands on the materials free and easily.

 

Will dig them out for you. One of them involved something simple like a metal umbrella frame, a battery and a few discrete electric components :D: hehhee

 

 

If you choose to try a single bedframe SCROG as I have this summer I can pass on some observations of my experience with it.

 

First....I used 2 Painkiller plants and they filled the screen almost completely by the time the plants began flowering....next time I will use one plant instead of 2 [I planted out late this year...missed a whole 4-5 weeks of growing time so 1 plant should be enough to fill the screen].

 

Second....I placed both plants evenly spaced in the centre of the bedframe and spread them to grow outwards from all sides of the plant. Next year I shall not just use one plant but I shall plant it in the middle of the length of the bed but right on the side of the bed so I can have access to the base of the plant for watering, maintenance and inspection. I shall feed the branches under the bedframe as they grow. If a plant is vigorous enough I might consider 2 bedframes placed 14" apart with the plant in the center space between the bedframes and feed each side of the plant under the corresponding bedframe. The 2 plants I have this year under the bedframe are growing around the SIDES of the bedframe...all sides of the bedframe....enough so I am confident one plant can fill a single bed frame easily.

 

Third....I would place bricks under the legs of the bedframe so I can put weight on the bedframe [leaning or sitting] without it sinking dangerously deep into the soil. This can split the stem of the plant if it is pushing upwards on the SCROG screen!! Being able to lean or support oneself on the bedframe is an important part of plant maintenance.

 

Fourth....I used a simple garden stool and a milk crate to sit on when tending the plant, inspecting, looking for bugs, doing bendybendy [ bending the growing shoots back UNDER the SCROG screen and leading the shoot towards open areas of the mesh]. This saves MUCH strain and stress on the body, makes the process fast, painless and less hassle.

 

Fifth... I got a head mounted LED light from a buddy and it has revolutionised my plant tending [thanks toke   :coolpunk:   ]....not just night tending or spotting for bugs in the dark [always useful to try when growing....some bugs like to come out @night and predators are also active] but also during daylight hours. Eyesight fades with time, this is a given....having a bright head mounted light makes plant inspection even in direct sunlight or shade, much easier, less strain on the eyes and with the extra light you pick up things you would not otherwise.

 

Sixth...I would be sure of the 'stretch' time the strain I am going to grow is known...this Painkiller is very sativa-like in its growth habit and form and I should have continued with my bendybendy another 2 weeks until 'the stretch' had stopped. As a result I have very tall cola's some of which are shading out others and lower on the cola's less bud will develop due to crowding and lack of light there. I have an uneven SCreen Of Green. By continuing with bendybendy until the stretch period has ended one would get a much more level and level plane to the layer of buds/cola's.

 

Sorry for droning on in ya thread, V... I just  :pns:  a few  :joints:  from the PK plant harvested 4 weeks into flower [the hermie one, full-O seeds] and am  :catchawave:  quite nicely :D: muahahaaa

 

muA

 

PS

Consider growing a few extra plants for juicing their leaves [does not matter if vegging or flowering] 30ml cannabis leaf juice 3X a day is a general ballpark idea.

 

muA


Edited by IammuA, 11 March 2018 - 07:22 AM.

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#9 Verwegener

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:03 AM

You are ALWAYS welcome, lammuA!

 

I have to wait until we don´t expect frost outside, as I have no space indoors, for several reasons.

I will also put the autos directly into the garden soil, no pots.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:03 AM

Sprouting Day 2

 

 

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:17 AM

Those are some lovely pics :toking:

 

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:30 PM

Soil temp is important for outdoor plantings. Two inch soil (5 cm) temp should be in the 50's (10+ Celsius)....


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:33 AM

Agree, KD :passit: plant growth slows @15*C and practically stops @10*C...plants in pots outside might sit on bricks with bricks stacked around them as well to act as a heat sink and survive a night or two of lower temps.

 

If you had a 80L-200Ltr barrel, fish tank heater and an aquarium pump you could wrap hose around each pot and have warm water constantly pumped through the hose to keep the root system and plant warm....this might be too much $ or effort or it might be easy and possible with parts onhand, I don't know....its just a stoned suggestion :D muahahahaa

 

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:37 PM

Most (and enough) seeds germinated, and put into their baby shoes.

Waiting for the Fruity x Afghani to come.

 

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:43 AM

Day 4, this Pink Kush is in a great hurry.....

 

 

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:21 AM

Most (and enough) seeds germinated, and put into their baby shoes.

Waiting for the Fruity x Afghani to come.

 

 

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Peace, Martin

good luck with those , well travelled beans


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 11:40 AM

Just a pastime in-between...

 

 

 

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:33 AM

Just a pastime in-between...

 

 

 

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

The Fruity x Afghan  will not sprout, will give them 3 more days, then replace

them with some Master Kush x Hindu Kush


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

Day 8, the first Pink Kush, and a latecomer

 

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:27 AM

Just got the info from my landlord, he will renovate the roof in May, so

I have to calculate the germinating day of the auto seeds again, not so

wise to plant plants while craftsmen walk around....

 

 

Day 10:

 

 

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:02 AM

Just a pastime in-between...

 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:32 AM

some seeds take a very long time to sprout , those MS X MF took weeks and kept showing up with their sibblings


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:48 AM

some seeds take a very long time to sprout , those MS X MF took weeks and kept showing up with their sibblings

 

Will give them more time!


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