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DB's organic gardens and DIY projects thread.

Discussion in 'Organics' started by DonBrennon, Sep 24, 2017.

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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    So after a brief hiatus from growing, my affinity for weed and the extortionate prices being charged for it, have forced me to get it on again, although on a smaller scale than previously.

    Those of you who are familiar with me will already know that I like experimenting and making my own shit. I've been growing organically for around 3-4 years and consider myself far from experienced and despite reading what feels like every bit of information available on organics, still find myself flummoxed with it all sometimes.

    Here's what I've got growing currently:

    One Mr Nice seeds 'Shit' plant under my DIY COB fixture, which has 10 x citi CLU048 V6 1212's 3500k 90cri, driven by 2 hlg-185h-c1050a's and with 12v arctic8 & 14 case fans on each heatsink for active cooling. It can pull 430w at max but that's way to bright for my little 80x80 cm tents. I've currently got it running at 310w IMG_0293.JPG IMG_0280.JPG IMG_0248.JPG IMG_0233.JPG


    This is my very fussy Bodhi 'Space Monkey', I honestly think this (stress/deficiency symptoms) was caused directly by the change from my 400w hps to 300w of really efficiently driven cobs(700mA), my soil just couldn't keep up with the growth explosion and I've been feeding her tea's ever since as well as backing the light off. The light in this tent was actually originally built by @Colanoscopy and traded in a deal I believe both parties were happy with. It's build was covered here http://www.rollitup.org/t/colas-big-citi-lights.943861/ I've since cut it down to fit my tent, added 4 of the latest version vero18's to fill the drivers voltage capacity and fitted it with a 24v driver I had lying around at the time, which is way overpowering the 3 fans on the heatsinks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the fans hold out till the end of this run and I'll change the driver out for a cheap 12v one I got off ebay.
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    More on my latest DIY projects to follow soon, I forgot to adjust the pixel levels on my camera and just how long doing this shit takes

    Stay safe folks

    DBbongsmilie
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    OK..............one more shot before I reduce the image size on the cam...................shit at 24 days IMG_0243.JPG
     
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    dubekoms

    dubekoms Well-Known Member

    Looks fantastic man, I like how the tents are filled up to the max-no wasted space!!
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    Cheers brotha, I gotta keep plant counts low and maximise my available space, it's really hard not to tinker and try to drive the plants hard under these circumstances.
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    First of all. I was 100% happy with the trade. My intentions were to see a fellow grower put to use what I (at the time) thought I couldn't.it turned out to be a nice Co operative diy project anyway and I get to see it grow nice weed. Im a happy man.
    That ballast and metal halide are still cracking on nicely btw. Only running it at 300w and my temps are regularly creeping up to 29c. I may have to switch out for a dual spec hps in the hope it runs a bit cooler.

    You'll have to give me a shout when you crop and cure these and I'll let you know about cuts Thankyou bro.

    Found some of my last runs bud hanging still on the plant. (the widow x big bud you tried) and I shit you not after a long cure it ain't that bad at all.
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    Have you got a new dual spec knocking around? If not, I'd just give one of them new 400's a go, I didn't get that much stretch using em'. That cootube's still here too.................if I'm not too rough on Sunday, I'll call down with it, but I am on an all dayer in town on Sat, so no promises, lol

    Can't beat unexpectedly finding old bud that is well cured, definitely one of life little treats. I've had a couple of small finds over the last several months, but I also found over an ounce in my freezer which had been put there in prep for making qwiso and totally forgotten about, lmfao:bigjoint:
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    Think i still have a 600w dual spec somewhere. but it's been used so I may just crank a 400 at 300w. Rooms running at 30c at the min and it's barely warm in the land of the bees as you know. In all honesty mate I'm far too broke to buy it at the moment so don't worry too much about not being hungover.
    The found weed was...... Well..... A good find lol. Not quite a freezer Oz but a bonus still.

    I gifted the purple badlands to a mate. On the premise I get a cut of a female of choice too. Looking forward to that coming joining my stable
     
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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    Dam those are lovely plants and that DIY cob setup is badass! Wish I knew how to rig up something like that...
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    I'm sure we can work on some kind of agreement, 1/2 a pack of bodhi's A11 F4's for example, would have me delivering the tube direct to your door on Thursday evening, nowt like a bit of cheek, pmsl

    Update on the light...............the fan on the middle heatsink has blown, ffs, my own fault, I know, gonna change that driver out soon.

    .........and yes, from the pics I've seen on the GPS forum, the PB looks badass, shit man, all these strains and so little space and time..............I need to move somewhere legal:bigjoint:
    Thank you Mr Drysift, I like your work, so take it as a big complement. I'm having to brew 'tea's' ATM because my soil alone doesn't seem to be keeping up. I've got plans for new 'beds' in the tents and was thinking of making diy 'Spikes' in them, because they're not available to buy here. I am gonna read TLO, but not got round to it yet, hope you don't mind me picking your brain once in a while for your actual experiences with them, when I've read it and when I'm actually trying to put it into practice.
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    The bodhi a11 f4s were donated to a mate out in florida who lost all her plants in irma. I could do a full pack of sunshine daydreams though cheek returned
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    As hinted at in the above post I wanted to build a sort of mini raised bed within a 800x800cm tent (roughly2.5x2.5ft) with materials I already had on hand and this is what I've come up with....................an 'air bed' or 4 air pots glued and screwed to a piece of 650x650cm plywood

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    I realise from experience that this is gonna be a total PITA to water, so I was thinking of sitting them in trays with strips of capillary mats running from bottom to top to either soak up run off from top watering or act like some kind of sip............any opinions would be more than welcome as it is still very much WIP
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    Props on the donation bro, you got a good heart(for some reason, that was really hard to type, I want a11 4's, pmsl).

    No comprendo on the SSDD's though, have you got some?.............if so then YES, you've got a deal..................or are you after some of my SSDD F2's?................sorry, back on that stardawg, expensive, but it does the job tho!!!
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    It's good karma bro. I was offering you your SSDD f2s back. Told you I was returning the cheek. Currently watching city so responses may be slow/incomprehensible haha. I've been smoking pineapple chunks today. Not rating it particularly well on the flavour/pleasantness of smoke but it gets you high
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    Hahaha, I've got enough of them, cheers............and totally forgotten you've already got some, LOL. I've actually had some feedback of them being pretty good, very recently. Can't divulge too much, but here's a direct quote "However, someone up here just finished some SSDD f2 and it took outdoor shock well, was super frosty, tasty, and easy to train and mainline / top".............Hmmmmnnnnn, could be some nice pheno's hiding within them F2's.

    ps..................my old man said be a city fan and I said bollocks you're a c***............ I think we should keep our relationship strictly to ganga.......come on shakthar........hahahaha:bigjoint:
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    I might have a go of them in that case. Was considering an outdoor with a mate of mine
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    Sorry DB for the short responses last night. But I was slightly preoccupied with city shafting shaktar haha. We will just not be friends derby day haha.

    Edit: just been upto my room. Jack herer cuts are rooted so there is one here whenever you're ready. It's in a jiffy in coco for the minute but I'll keep it in a small pot for you so it's less drama when you transplant so soil for organics. I'll even keep the ph up around 6.2 in coco so there is less stress when you transplant to soil
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    Hey Cola, no worries Bro, we had our best performance away from home since Sir AF retired, but I still fell asleep at half time, FFS!!!

    I hope you don't mind, but I haven't got room to flower that JH out ATM(my next planned run will be revealed in the next post), so my plan is to pass it on to my mate who is desperate to get hold of decent JH pheno, the one I told you about who killed 2 packs of sensi's version, lol, he's been growing for over 20 years as well, but only ever worked with cuttings. He's also taking my only cuts of the Space monkey and Shit as well, with the intention of vegging em' out a bit and making them into mother plants. So I do trust him to keep the genetics going, if they're actually worth it and I'll be able to get em' back soon enough. He grows in coco, so no special treatment required and I've got a bottle of Ionic on hand and all my old tools for testing ph and ec to be able to keep her alive till he can take her.
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    Good evening fella. Funny you should say that about your mate struggling. The mother I have can go Aswell as the cuttings. We got the keys to the new place yesterday so had my first opportunity to check the loft...... Or lack of one. So after huffing and puffing for a little while I notice some hinged floorboards....................... To be continued.
    As for the footy mate I'm not an avid fan. I don't like pubs or crowds or tv too much for that matter. I'd rather be learning or doing. Let me know when you wanna grab the jh mate.

    Peace cola
     
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    DonBrennon

    DonBrennon Well-Known Member

    Shit man, hope that's a hidden basement you're on about, or otherwise I understand your predicament. I helped a mate with 3 kids grow in a strictly 'off limits' converted loft for a few years and that didn't half take some explaining to inquiring minds. It's now his oldest sons smokin/bachelor pad LOL

    I used to be into the football in a big way, I came of age at a very lucky time to be a utd fan, although I am old enough to remember the time when beating Everton in the FA cup was absolutely huge, cos we were shite.

    If I'm compus mentis on Sunday I'll give ya a shout & pop down.
     
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    Colanoscopy

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    It is indeed bro. 3 boards wide hinged. Need a nice way to disguise it but I've dreamt of finding a place like that my entire life. I'm sure I'll come up with something. No worries about Sunday just let me know in advance cos I'm split between the 2 places at the min getting work done. Could do with about 8 more arms but yaknow lol.

    In a good few years it's gonna be a similar situation for me as your friend I can imagine. I'm only gonna use a small section. See if I can knock a false wall up. Same reasons as you. I can't chase big money with big numbers. My sons a priority and I could swing CS as "just gotta nip out" rather than the Mrs saying. "you won't see daddy for a while"
     
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