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2017 Grow your own thread

Discussion in 'Canadian Patients' started by HerbalRelief, Jan 21, 2017.

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    HerbalRelief

    HerbalRelief Well-Known Member

    So I thought I would start a 2017 grow our own thread. Enough with the LP not LP or BM or CC. This thread is about growing our own.

    So I will start. I am doing a DWRC grow with a "Bubbleflow" setup (see: ) that I had built special for me. It is almost identical to the Bubbleflow system except mine has a drain (you need a drain why they didn't put one I don't know). Plus I am doing a 5 pot soil grow for a sick friend.

    I am using 3x600W + 1x400W digital ballasts with HPS lights (2.2KW) . I can turn the ballasts down to 400W for veg and still use the HPS. I found it makes little difference using HPS for short veg periods, and starting seeds with HPS continuing all the way into flower works fine too. So I never bothered with the added expense of vegetative lights. I also don't use LED but a buddy had decent results recently so I will revisit that at some point.

    This is all for 12 pots connected in a recirculating system of 6 pots + 20G res with large air stones in each pot. One 6 pot system for Sativa and one 6 pot system for Indica. That way I can flush the Indicas and Sativas at different weeks since they finish at different times. Plus the 5 soil plants are all Indica since my friend gets pain and sleep relief the best from strong Indica.

    So strains...

    818 Headband
    Deadhead OG
    Blackwater Kusk
    Durban Poison
    Great White Shark
    Lemon Jack
    Blueberry
    Blue Cheese
    Bubba Kush 2.0
     
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    Brewery

    Brewery Well-Known Member

    Im in!

    I've been running a RLOS system - will be transitioning to a No-till RLOS.

    Finishing up this pollen chuck (Schnazzleberry #2 X Scotts OG):
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    Currently vegging up some of these pretty girls (Cookies S1)
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    mojoganjaman

    mojoganjaman Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting on spore syringes...March will see myself and the crew sifting soil and refreshing my holes...early May I should have 25 clones dropped into said holes....mid May will see me at the resort fishing for a couple days...then no breaks until my annual fishing trip in mid July...early Sept will be back at the resort...then the heavy lifting starts...a link to one of my fav fishin' holes... http://www.tunkwalakeresort.com/


    keep 'em green folks!!!!!



    mojo:bigjoint:
     
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    SirLoweed

    SirLoweed Well-Known Member

    I need to find a cannabis friendly Ontario Northern fishing resort. #BucketList....
     
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    HerbalRelief

    HerbalRelief Well-Known Member

    Really healthy looking plants Brewery! I forgot to add to my introduction that I recently moved and now I am on a WELL. I started off with well water (bypass softener of course) but it was really hard, hard water at 400PPM at the 0.5 scale. I did some basic water strip testing and it was all CACO3. I tried to use a balanced for hardwater nute formula like Flora micro for hardwater, but my plants developed all kinds of nute deficiencies and excesses, way too many to diagnose. I then bought a http://evolutionro1000.com/ which meant I could make RO water on a scale enough to power the DWRC system.

    Now, my almost dead plants are becoming green again. Life goes on in the grow room. But how scary it was there for a minute.
     
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    mojoganjaman

    mojoganjaman Well-Known Member


    I'm friends with the owners...one friends' wife has cancer...I help them...I stay for free with boat motor and gas...firewood is always stocked...and the guys often feed me....its a skookum deal!!!!

    I miss tying flies and building flyrods...fricken old eyes...grrrr

    mojo
     
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    SirLoweed

    SirLoweed Well-Known Member

    Nice save!
     
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    Bubba 2 was mediocre..nice yeild but kinda blah
     
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    HerbalRelief

    HerbalRelief Well-Known Member

    It's not one I will be cloning. Durban Poison was the most virile of all of them. Will take a pheno of that for sure. I'm going to order a 1:1 CBD clone and a bunch of others from THCBIOMED for outdoors this summer, it will save me from having to mother them.
     
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    Using well water you should consider running a steriliser or bennies...you will have problems if you dont
     
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    HerbalRelief

    HerbalRelief Well-Known Member

    It's RO now, but I still use hydrosparkle and grozyme. Due to the damage sustained, I needed a root primer so I am using some kelp extract of nitrogen.
     
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    HerbalRelief

    HerbalRelief Well-Known Member

    I like things that sporate. Magical things.
     
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    HerbalRelief

    HerbalRelief Well-Known Member


    I noticed right away that this form of Nitrogen was way more bio-available to the plants than other forms. I added it to the res and my one plant pretty much moved its leaf in front of my eyes. It was all krinkled and shit and then it straightened out. Wild.
     
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    HerbalRelief

    HerbalRelief Well-Known Member

    Also Redi. res temps come into play too right. Under 68 and we are good? But the brown slime cyanobacteria doesn't care about temps?
     
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    I have gotten a clear slime before even though my (res) temps were under 70. So I believe there are some kinds of bacteria that are temp resistant.

    I use tap water but I always add chlorine to my system when fresh water is added.
     
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    bigmanc

    bigmanc Well-Known Member

    How is your undercurrent 13gal doing?
     
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    They're doing great...I love RDWC. Less work, faster growth, bigger yields...whats not to love?
     
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    bigmanc

    bigmanc Well-Known Member

    I sure don't love the startup cost but ive seen people post some ridiculous size plants pulling huge numbers with those setups.
     
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    Brewery

    Brewery Well-Known Member

    This OG leaning pheno is starting to win me over - smells like the inside of a tire. Her resins are very greasy - brushing up to her makes you good and sticky.
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    Dude have you ever smelled the inside of tire?..not a good smell
     

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