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  1. Hello to the Green House Seed Co. Crew, Community and all the hard working men and woman of this stoked out industry!! It has been roughly a year since my last journal posted here! This is going to be another fun round! Currently there are two great seeds that were germinated and started! Caboose! This is going to be an organic soil with compost teas for feeding and One being transferred to a solid indoor ebb and flow hydroponic application that is of my own production. Lots of stoke and excitement going on over here and I am very happy and humbled to be able to share my techniques, grows and info to the great community here! Looking forward to bringing this to you with maybe some kool things you have not seen or really payed attention too....? Thanks for taking the time to scope things out! Saludos! MultiTech!
  2. Hi day 1 here is my second grow dwc super lemon haze auto greenhouseseeds. Light 600w HPS 18h on, 4h of, ph 6, tap water EC 0.6 Sorry for my English is not my first language. Peace
  3. Hi All, me again back with another journal this time with Heavy Weight Seeds - Fast and Vast, which are supposedly producing 600-800gms ms2 in just 8 weeks from germination to harvest! Well, I'm five weeks in with three of them and four weeks in with one and as you can see they are nowwhere near ready and ain't goning to be in three weeks! Although that may be down to my pH keep rising, up to 7.5 at one point, and they were also getting a bit cold when light was off for 4 hrs each night. They got some serious growing to do if they are to produce anywhere near 600gms let alone 800gms! I reckon by the end I'll be lucky if I get 200-300 off all of them but that's not a problem, I'll have some NL autos on the go later this week so 200-300gms would carry me through 6 weeks till they're ready. They're currently under my Viparled 675w LED light and will get swapped to 600w HPS at the weekend. Anyway, here's some pics. Peace y'ole Toaor
  4. Heya folks, October 31st, 2016 -- Happy Halloween! Hope everyone is ready for another work weed *blah* and has their medicine all ready for the week. I used to keep my current journals and logs on this forum, however this will be my first post/grow journal on this forum in many years so allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ryan(or ECCannaCure), I'm in my early 30s and have been growing cannabis for 12years now. I mostly grow for the purpose of creating my own supply so to speak, however I do help a few of my close friends obtain quality and fully transparent medicine. I'm constantly trying/creating new strains and techniques as I believe that we have only begun to scratch the surface on this most sacred of plants, and any idea that makes sense on paper should be experimented with at least once. If it works - great, if not, lesson learned. It's a bit late here and I have just finished doing some maintenance so I'm going to cut this introduction short for now, with the intentions of filling in the rest when I have more time but to get down to business, the great folks at GreenHouseSeeds/StrainHunters have provided me with the magical beans in order to create a journal for you all on 3 different strains they currently carry. Those 3 strains are Super Critical, Nevilles Haze, and The Church. The only strain I have previous experience with is The Church, and it quickly became a favorite among my inner circle of friends. I have grown other Critical strains, but never Super Critical by StrainHunters so I am very excited to see the results as StrainHunters always provides top notch genetics to their customers. I started the Super Critical 2 weeks ago, and tomorrow depending on how busy I am with trick or treaters I will begin to add pictures of the progress so far as well as provide a list of the equipment and nutrients I am working with. I love doing side by sides, and with 3 tents in production at the moment this will be constantly upgraded with all the strains I am working with. Hopefully someone reading this will maybe learn a thing or two and hopefully I am able to learn a thing or two from the commentators, as I am always interested in hearing new ideas and construction criticism. TO BE CONTINUED -- Check back Oct31st-November 1st. Updated: Nov. 15th (SORRY For the delay, was very busy with work) Work has kept me away from updating this journal, however it is never to busy to deprive me with my time with my ladies. I have kept a log for the journal but have yet to copy it over to the forums so without further a do, my progress so far with these 3 beautiful strains. (Super Critical, Neville's Haze, The Church) With only Super Critical in production at the moment along with one Critical + Sensi Star I carried over from a previous batch that I had pollinated myself using a beautiful Critical mother and a Sensi Star stud. Super Critical -- 56 Days Flowering Time, Mostly indica strain. Consists of: Big Bud x Skunk x White Widow genetically. (yum yum, just the genetics sound like a winner). A very good producer providing an above average yield. 4 Plants will be flowered in a DWC-R system under a mix of 2 Mars Hydro 700W LED lights and a 600W digital HPS light running at 450-600W. Plants veg veg'd under a Mars Hydro 600W LED light, however I usually use a 4 Foot 4 Tube Fluroscent grow lighting system by HydroFarm, but decided to try the 600W LED for this harvest. These plants will be housed in a 8x4 grow tent and given ample room to spread their branches and grow. My plan is to flower these strains using LST during the final weeks of veg and beginning of flower and ultimately a controlled canopy using a SCRoG net. Plants will be grown using mostly nutes from the Advanced Nutrients product line for both Veg and Flower. Complete line up will be displayed in photos detailed within this grow journal however off the top of my head I'm using Sensi A & B, B-52, House and Gardens Roots excelleratur(excellent product! well worth its expensive cost.), and Liquid Karma for the vegetation period and for flower my nutes cosist of Advanced Nutrients Connoisseur A & B, B-52, Big Bud, Bud Factor X, Bud Ignitor, Rhino Skin, Liquid Karma, and Advanced Nutrients all natural PH up and PH down for pH Control in the reservoir. Black strap mollasses are also used in the final weeks of flower, which replaces advanced nutrients Bud Candy. I do have a hand in a friend of mines ebb and flower 4 table 8x4 open room growand we recently made the switch to Remo Nutrients 7-part nutrient line and have been enjoying fantastic results at a fraction of the cost. With that I will probably do a side by side with remo vs AN on the Church Strain.. Not sure if I'll use HPS or LED lighting but it will be a true side by side and if remo continues to out preform then I will be using the stock I have left of AN and changing all my grow areas to remo nutrients. Seeds began germination October 6th and were germinated using the wet towel in a book method, all seeds popped and looked to have healthy looking tap roots. Plants were transported into rapid rooters and placed into their DWC-R buckets October 11th to begin their vege period under 2 700W LED lights in a 8x4 tent. <Pictures are being uploaded> A photo of the seeds and packaging received from my friends at Green House Seeds. Inside of the tent ready for the ladies. A group of some of my nutrients being used on this grow. First week of vegetation. Start of the second week of Vege. Looking nice and healthy. Topped and lollipopped. Aftermath of some SuperCropping LST More aftermath of supercropping, dont worry they will be looking happy as ever in a few hours. Back to their old selves and beaming for the light a few hours after getting SuperCropped. Building a custom SCRoG net for this new tent. Just changed the lighting sched and starting first week of Flower. Another small trimming and 1st day of Flower for the ladies. A bit more SuperCropping to get the limbs partially trained for the SCRoG net. Ill be adding captions and time lines to these photos later tonight. Real life calls at the moment but they look upet in some pictures due to the supercropping and LST Ive been doing.
  5. Hello and Welcome to my First blog...... Thanks for stopping by, I'm EastCoastCannaCure(Ryan), am in my early 30's and have been learning from growing for 12 years at this point. Basically I'm 12years inexperienced as we are just learning so much about cannabis at a mind blowing rate these days, and the leaps and bounds being taken each day by notables such as Remo, and Horatio, the guys at StrainHunters and GreenHouse Seeds for some amazing genetics, that a vast part of the true "experience" and knowledge is still out there and being attained and sought after. With colleges being started and the science and techniques themselves being truly explored, and the amount of knowledge being gained, it sure is a great time to be a part of such a positive change and developing a quality and natural medicine. I have somewhat trickled over from the forums (after only one post I had been updating) as the schedule I keep and the time I currently spend with my favorite ladies seems to transfer over well with the context and delivery of a blog.. well we will see anyway. I will continue to update both of them and see which one works best. Now.. why I'm here. I maintain at this moment 3 grow tents 2 are 4 x 4 and one is 8x4. I just moved and had to start from seed, as quality clones locally were not available at the time and luckily enough the great folks at GreenHouseSeeds/StrainHunters gifted me a pack of Super Critical, The Church, and the long flowering Neville's Haze so I could share my grow experience with these strains to you.. each in its own set of lighting (I use both LED, HPS, and CFL( for mothers and clones)). I like to run side by sides and test different strains in different ways. I plan on doing a advanced nutrients vs remo nutrients side by side very soon. I have always been a loyal Advanced Nutrients user, but a friend of mine introduced me to Remo Nutrients and a side by side he was conducting... and I must say Id have to be a fool not to give Remo a try(I have not yet tried any of StrainHunters nutrients but do plan on trying them and testing results with them as well as I do like their packaged approach and would love to test its simplicity and how well it produces healthy, deficient free medicine.) I guess in this post I'll detail what I have currently in progress and where I plan to be and of course how I am getting there. Basically right now I have popped 3 Super Critical Beans and I had one Super Sensi Star + Critical bean left from a previous grow and wanted a mother from that so I popped that as well. I am growing them in a top and bottom feed 4 plant DWC-Recirculating hydroponic system, they were seedling'd under a 600w LED and then veg'd under 2 600W LEDS and 1 600W HPS in the middle, and are now in week 2 of Flower with a 1200W LED and a 600W HPS in a 8x4 tent. My next post will detail some pictures of leading up to where I'm at, and some information on my techniques and how they work for me.. I am open to suggestions as there is definitely more then one way to skin a cat, and yes some of those ways are simply proven to be more efficient or more beneficiary then others. Stay tuned.
  6. Hi Brothers & Sisters I have decided to do another SSH from GHSC, i love this starin and have had nothing but success with it in the past. I'll be using a 100w LED COB style for the grow cycle on 18/6hr with a Wilma Big 4 Pot System. 400W HPS for the flowering stage GHSC Long Feed Clay pebbles for the medium Tri-meter to keep an eye on Ph, Temp & nutrient levels In-line extract fan with carbon filter Small desk fan Tubular heater and room stat to help stabilize temps Aero-pot for the early growth after germination Currently germinating been 2days since adding seeds to tap water Ph6.9, I have never germinated in Ph5.5 More updates will follow in a couple of days or maybe sooner.
  7. Enough talk of a journal, time to start one!! Here are the basic plans, some pictures, as well as my journal chronicling what has been happening over the past 9 days. Tonight they are being moved into their new bigger 23 L homes and I will have an updated post with pictures of the procedure soon. I wish everyone in the cup the best of luck and hope that I can provide both an informative and entertaining journal for all to read/view, and once again showcase the awesomeness of the Greenhouse Powderfeed! Peace GHSC Autoflower Cup Grow – 4 Strains – 6 plants Seeds: 2 x Super Critical Auto 2 x Sweet Mango Auto 1 x Northern Lights Auto 27/05/2013 - ** One NLA did not sprout so I am going to germinate 1 Big Bang Auto tonight. 1 x Big Bang Auto Growing media: Jiffy™ Peat starter pots – will transplant to 23 L pots once rooted in Jiffy’s 23 L pots - Pro Mix™ High Porosity/Grodan™ Growchunks/Hydrotron™ clay pellets @ approx. 40/40/20 mix Lighting: 18 hours on and 6 hours off entire grow Seedlings : 2 x Sunblaster™ T5 fluorescent - hung vertically on each side of the LED and angled towards the seedlings 1 x Sunshine Systems LED ** Lights will be kept a fair distance away as I am going for a mixed spectrum here not a ton of intensity Vegetation: 4 x 28W Sunshine Systems™ LED’s Flower: The 600W Hortilux Super HPS bulb w/cool tube reflector will be added once they are getting closer to flowering + 4 x LED’s Ventilation: Intake – (will be added once they are in the 23 L pots) via a 4 inch (10 cm), 176 cfm (300 M3/hr) Typhoon™ inline fan with a Mountain Air carbon filter attached on the intake end to provide some protection against fungi or bacteria etc. from entering the tent. This is new as so far I have relied only on passive intake, but I believe this could definitely improve yield. Extraction – via a 6 inch (15 cm), 280 cfm (475 M3/hr) CK™ inline fan with Mountain Air filter Water, Nutrients & Additives: Seedling transplant: All plants will receive Botanicare™ ZHO (Rhizosphere root inoculant w/trichoderma & mychorrizae) at transplant to 23 L pots Water & Nutrients: All plants will receive R/O (reverse osmosis) water + Botanicare™ Cal-Mag Plus and GHSC™ Mother’s Powderfeed once they are rooted and into 23 L pots until signs of flowering at which point they will be switched to the GHSC Hybrid Powderfeed. Unfortunately I don’t having any Indica powderfeed (other than 2 x 20 g sample packs that I will try out) which is recommended for autos but I was happy with the results once I started using the Hybrid feed last auto grow and hopefully using the Powderfeed from start to finish this time will only improve things. Additives will be used but not 100% sure which ones yet. And again, I will also use ZEO2™ CO2 producing pads for now, but am looking into other CO2 producing sources/methods for small spaces and this may change during the grow. 19/05/13 GERMINATION: Soaked seeds at 7:11 pm 19/05/13 in mineral water EC of 0.66, pH 6.8, temp @ 19 degrees to start, temperature should rise a few degrees. Glasses were placed in a box sealed from light and on top of the fridge where it will stay consistently warm. **EDIT** Having done more research, and having done this with the last Big Bang seed, I will in the future germinate with r/o water + tiny bit of Cal - Mag with EC no higher than 0.15, & pH @ 5.5. I was lazy and didn't pH and should have, and mineral water or not 0.66 is waay too high to germinate seeds considering they have all that they need in the seed to germinate. 20/05/2013 PLANTING: I opened the box 18 hrs later to find some seeds split their shell and others hadn’t. What is disturbing is that the water in each glass had a film on top of it L I used spring water that I’d opened a few months ago and sealed again, but with nothing persistent in the water to disinfect it (like chlorine in drinking water) something must have grown in it. I really should have known better with what I’ve learned in my water course in school and should have used fresh unopened spring water. I am hoping for the best but I fear the worst and I may need to purchase new seeds this coming weekend when I go to the Treating Yourself Expo in Toronto and start over if they don’t sprout into healthy little seedlings. Currently using one LED panel 18 inches directly above jiffys to germinate – with 2 x T5 Sunblaster fluorescents hanging vertically and angled towards the jiffy’s waiting to add mixed spectrum once they sprout and are a few days old. Once they are moved into their 23L homes I will have all 4 LED’s running until they are strong enough to add the 600W HPS Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25 - 26°C rH = 55 % LED Light Height – 45 cm’s (18 inches) T5 = 23 cm’s (9 inches) from seedlings on the end Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 21°C rH = 65 % 21/05/13 No change 22/05/13 Today I added a heated seedling mat (* a new one, the old one would burn em up if not careful) to speed up the process a little I can see one SMA baby making her way up so far – I planted them a little deeper this time to help give them enough distance/friction to shed the seed and keeping them nice and moist while doing so. Having to spray and pry them off works but not always and having them worked off naturally is much preferred. @ 8:30 - one of each auto is showing signs of sprouting Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 23 °C Temp at base of jiffy pellets = 27 – 28 °C rH in room = 60 % average 23/05/13 @ 6 pm- approximately 77 hours after planting Sweet Mango Auto’s – both have split their shell and the bent stems are surfaced with cotyledons on their way up Super Critical Auto’s – Both have sprouted fully and look healthy Northern Lights Auto – one baby sprouted fully with healthy cotyledons, but 1st true leaves tips are looking white, I will keep an eye on her. The 2nd hasn’t shown signs of much yet so we will see. Watered - mixed new water: reverse osmosis w/small amount of Cal-Mag Plus EC = 0.4 pH = 5.5 Temp = 21 °C @ 8 pm - Now that almost all have sprouted and most have visible taproots I turned off heated mat, and turned on small ceramic oscillating heater to maintain proper temperature air temperature around 25 – 27. I want to get them into their new 23 L homes a lot quicker than the last autos and plan on transplanting them on Sunday or Monday most likely (in 3 – 4 days). Also started using the large humidifier to maintain target rH – around 65 – 70% for my set-up at this stage. Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25 - 26 °C rH in room = 60 – 68 % 24/05/13 Status: Sweet Mango Auto’s – Both sprouted fully and with the exception of the very tips of the 1st true leaves looking a little white they look healthy. Super Critical Auto’s – Continue to grow 1st leaves and taller Northern Lights Auto – Still only the 1 baby sprouted outta 2, positive news is 1st true leaves looking more green and less brown and growing quickly. ** Going to buy a 5 pack of GHSC auto seeds this weekend, just not sure which ones yet, and may have 4 autoflower strains in the tent this time – maybe Big Bang? After time spent thinking about the cause of white tips on the first true leaves of some plants I considered that it is very unlikely that the autoflower seed-stock, especially of the new strains, would be very old and soaking them could create excess moisture causing the issue? Just a thought and maybe I’m wrong and it probably has to do with whatever was in the germination water – I’m sure these strong plants will fight anything nasty, crossing my fingers. LED Light Height = 40 cm’s (16 inches) Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 26 - 27 °C rH in room = 65-70 % Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 21°C rH = 65 – 70 % 27/05/13 – 4 days since sprouting Growth has been moving along nicely for the 5 babies. Second true leaves are already visible and the initial issues with white tips on some are already becoming a thing of the past. Taproots are visible as well as multiple feeder roots, especially on the Super Criticals. I’m going to wash up the 23 L pots tonight and transplant them in the next couple of days so as not to slow the rapid growth down. Tonight I’m also going to soak a Big Bang auto seed to take the place of the NLA seed that didn’t germinate, it’s my first try at growing 4 different strains together, and my first try at growing the Big Bang Auto last Auto grow I did 8 plants and 3 strains. Mixed new water: Reverse Osmosis (r/o) water +Cal Mag Plus to 0.4 EC + GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed to 0.6 EC total. pH = 5.6 Temp = 22 °C @ 10:45 pm – soaked a Big Bang Auto seed in r/o water + a few drops of Cal – Mag Plus = 0.20 EC & temperature @ 21 ° C. Placed in a light proof box in the grow room where it is about 25 – 26 °C LED Light Height = 35 cm’s (14 inches) T5 – 23 cm’s (9 inches) Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25-27 °C rH in room = 65-75 % Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 22 °C rH = 70– 78 % 28/05/13 Planted a Big Bang auto seed after soaking it for 18 hrs in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 0.30 EC & pH @ 6.0. Trying out a clear glass over top of the Jiffy to help improve rH and maintain a higher humidity around it until it sprouts. There are a number of gaps between the glass and the seedling tray which will allow some air exchange Noticed a few small orange/brown spots on the one Super C. auto and the Northern Lights auto. I don’t think it is anything serious and growth continues nicely. I am going to consider transplanting them tomorrow.
  8. First at all, sorry 'cause I have been already posting in the "Grow Area" section before presenting my self here in this part of the forum! Well, we are a couple of friends from Paraguay, South America, and we are happy to join this community and this forum! At this time we are going to write about our first grow in our 4x4 grow tent indoor (we already made it by the name " 4x4 tent first grow (3 DAMNESIA, 3 FB, 3 WSS) from PARAGUAY"). Also, you have to notice that in my country we dont have grow shops, or expertise people on self cultivation, and every decision that we make about the changes that we have to improve in our indoor comes from the result of our own experiments or decisions. We need the know how and experience of all the weed growers in this forum to get the best results!! so we are here to extend the culture of cannabis cultivation around here in Paraguay and all around the world with you Irie &Bless to all of you people! farmer44
  9. The “learn from your mistakes” grow!! – 28 days from seed This grow has been a rough one from the start with a decent amount of my own mistakes and various mishaps, on top of being swamped with school and homelife, and that has meant that this crop has not had nearly the attention it deserves and has definitely suffered. As you will see from the pictures, these plants are definitely not where they could be at this stage for a number of reasons that are in the details of the journal. I just hope that I learn from this rough beginning and don't repeat the mistakes that are in my control again. That said, you will notice a very strong Super Lemon Haze that I f’ed up FIM’ing (I know, how do you screw up a FIM?), a strong El Nino, and then in the rear a Trainwreck and a second Super Lemon Haze that both have had a really rough start but have seen much improvement since transplant into non compromised soil (read further ahead in the journal if interested in the moldy Pro Mix!). Even though not a contest I’ve still kept track when I can of what has been happening for my own sake, and for anyone who actually enjoys the often boring dirty details. Please don’t follow exactly what I’ve done, as I said and want to repeat, I made lots of mistakes this time around and I hope that others can learn from them!! There are not many pictures yet, I will pick up the pace on those once flowering has set in. Speaking of flowering, haven’t 100% decided how much longer to veg them, I definitely want the roots to start to fill the 23 L pots before I switch em over though, so at least another 1 or 2 weeks. This time will also allow them to catch up to where they should be. I may have to do some bending and training of the bigger SLH as things progress. Enjoy the few pictures and the tons of details (as always ) for those interested. I will take more pictures of course as they get bigger and into flower..not much to see right now Peace ** IMPORTANT** - PPM's MEASURED AND STATED USING THE 0.1 EC = 70 PPM "TRUNCHEON" CONVERSION Seeds (Surviving ones): 2 x Super Lemon Haze 1 x Trainwreck 1 x El Nino Growing media: Jiffy™ Peat starter pots 3.5 L pots – Pro Mix HP/Grodan Growcubes/Hydrotron clay pellets 23 L pots - Pro Mix™ High Porosity/Grodan™ Growchunks/Hydrotron™ clay pellets @ approx. 40/40/20 mix Lighting: Early Vegetation: 18/6 with 28W Sunshine Systems™ LED’s + Sunblaster T5 fluorescents Once established & Flowering: 18/6 with brand new 600W Hortilux super HPS bulb (more blue in spectrum) enclosed in a cool tube reflector, plus 4 x LEDS Ventilation: Intake (once tent is closed)- 4 inch (10 cm), 176 cfm (300 M3/hr) Typhoon™ inline fan with a Mountain Air carbon filter attached on the intake end to provide some protection against fungi or bacteria etc. from entering the tent. Extraction – via a 6 inch (15 cm), 280 cfm (475 M3/hr) CK™ inline fan with Mountain Air filter Water, Nutrients & Additives: Transplant: Botanicare™ ZHO (Rhizosphere root inoculant w/trichoderma & mycorrhizae) Water & Nutrients: I use the full line of GHSC Powderfeed as a base nutrient then use additives which I feel help in specific ways and compliment the PF. Full strength additives are almost never used, and the plants main source of nutrition is the PF. Vegetation - R/O (reverse osmosis) water + GHSC™ Mother’s Powderfeed as a base nutrient + Botanicare™ Cal-Mag Plus (required when using reverse osmosis water) + Advanced Nutrients B-52 + DNF™ Enhance (pine oil) + DNF Potassium Silicate Flowering – R/O water + GHSC Short Flowering PF (El Nino); GHSC Hybrid PF (Trainwreck); GHSC Long Flowering PF (Super Lemon Hazes) + Cal-Mag Plus + Advanced Nutrients B-52 (during weeks 3 – 6 of flowering + DNF™ Enhance, Advanced Nutrients™ Overdrive, DNF™ Carbo Logic + Advanced Nutrients Sensizym + DNF Potassium Silicate Boost Buddy CO2 boost bag – Trying this out instead of the CO2 pads as it is much cheaper and simpler, but I am doubtful as to how well it will perform. 18/10/13 @ 7:30 pm soaked beans: 2 x Super Lemon Haze, 2 x Trainwreck, 1 x El Nino Water: Reverse Osmosis + a few drops of Cal-Mag Plus to enable measurement of pH ppm = 140 pH’d to 6.1 w/toothpick and pH Down 19/10/13 @ 7:30 pm - Planted in 230 ppm/0.32 EC (r/o + cal-mag plus) soaked peat pellets @ 5.6 pH Dome fully closed for maximum humidity, temperature @ 26.5°C 21/10/13 Added seedling CO2 pad Leaving the light on to add heat until 1st baby sprouts then I will set the timer. @7:30 pm – 48 hours after planting 1 slh & 1 TW have sprouted 22/10/13 Woke this morning to find the 2nd SLH sprouted fully; waiting on the 2nd TW and the EL Nino. Watering the ‘unborn’ peat pellets when necessary with 0.17 EC, pH 5.6 r/o water achieved via a little bit of Cal-Mag plus. - @ 7:30 pm: 72 hrs after planting the El Nino baby is born! 4/5 sprouted. - Watering the seedlings with r/o water + Cal-mag plus @ 250 ppm /0.35 EC, pH @ 5.5 Temp = 25.5 – 26.5 w/lights on rH = 50 % 23/10/13 The2nd Trainwreck baby sort of sprouted, grew a tiny taproot but was not healthy and would not open so in the garbage she goes and RIP. Soaking a 2nd El Nino seed for 6 hrs then going to try planting in a rockwool starter cube this time that I got off a buddy to try instead of the usual peat pellets. I’ve had good success with the peat pellets with only 2 or 3 seeds lost out of 29 (if I’m counting correctly) but have read negative things about them in numerous places and I would like to try some new ideas. Soaked rockwool cube in r/o water adjusted to 0.35 EC/245 ppm w/Cal Mag Plus, pH @ 5.6 & planted El Nino seed after a 7 hour soak. 24/10/13 Lights on enviro: Temp = 25°C rH = 40 – 45% I’ve been reading multiple places that say you don’t need any higher than 55% max to veg weed, but rH has been a little too low. I’m trying out a smaller ultrasonic style humidifier that is having a hard time keeping up, since I’ve had to return the large wick-style one I keep using twice and it’s screwed up again so this would be 3 units. They don’t handle being close to heat sources (ie. portable heaters) very well. 26/10/13 – 4th day since sprouting ***NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT GROW!! THIS IS AROUND WHERE I SHOULD HAVE STARTED VERY LIGHTLY WITH THE POWDERFEED TO ADD SOME PHOSPHOROUS AND OTHER BENEFICIAL NUTES – ONCE MULTIPLE ROOTS SHOWED The 2 SLH, 1 Trainwreck, 1 El nino babies all are looking very healthy with multiple root tips already showing through the bottom of the pellets Mixed new feed water: r/o water + Cal Mag plus + pH down 300 ppm (0.42 EC) & pH @ 5.6 Lights on temp. = 25 - 26°C rH = 45 - 50% Lights off temp. = 22°C rH = 55% 27/10/13 Some light coloured spots developing on the 1st true leaves of the Trainwreck and the SLH#2, hopefully nothing serious. Hung and opened the Boost Buddy CO2 bag above the plants. I will see how well it works compared to the pads. 28/10/13 - The 2nd El Nino has sprouted! 29/10/13 – 7 days since sprouting TRANSPLANT – Both SLH, 1 x TW & 1 x El Nino transplanted Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growcubes (smaller ones for 3.5 L pot) for 30 mins in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 7 L = 7 mL ppm 280 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 7 L = 5 mL ppm 60 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.1 g/L x 7 L = 0.7 g ppm 120 pH: 5.6 Total: ppm 460 Step 2 – Soaked Hydrotron clay pellets in r/o water + nutes for 15 minutes and agitated a few times to wash thoroughly and clean sediment from pellets then drained Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 6 L = 6 mL (EC 0.3) ppm 220 pH: 5.6 Total (EC: 0.3) Step 3 – Added dry Pro-mix HP and mixed 50/50 with Grodan rockwool Growcubes, watered to drain with: Cal-Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL (EC 0.40) ppm 270 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 0.5 mL/L x 10 L = 5 mL (EC: 0.03) 20 ppm Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 10 L = 5 mL (EC 0.08) 50 ppm GHSC Mother’s @ 0.15 g/L x 10 L = 1.5 g 160 ppm pH @ 5.6 Total ppm: 500 Temp: 21 °C Step 4- Lined the bottom of the 3.5 L pots with a double layer of Hydrotron pellets Step 5 - Filled the pots with soiless /growcube mix leaving room for the peat pellet/seedling and a top layer of hydrotron Step 6 - Sprinkled ¼ tsp as per directions of Botannicare ZHO root inoculant (mychorrizae, trichoderma, amino acid) in circular area where seedling was to be placed Step 7 – Cut mesh from top of peat pellets and rolled down ¼ of the way down the pellet so water penetrates and reaches root ball. Step 8 - Placed pellet in pot on top of sprinkled ZHO and filled in with Promix/growcube mix then topped with light layer of hydrotron Step 9 – Watered around pellet with same nutrient mix as Pro-mix wetting Step #3 **used about 70/30 mix of rockwool cubes to soiless this time. Added 2nd LED with T5’s hanging vertically as side lighting. The spots on the two seedlings continue to spread a little. They have lots of roots so I’m hoping they just wanted a bigger home and that the transplant helps them 30/10/13 El nino #2 is looking great in the rockwool cube, taproot is showing through the bottom of the cube. The plants already look like they love the transplant with the SLH#1 and EL Nino both reaching high for the leaves and both showing excellent growth. The new leaves on the 2 “spotted” plants look great and they also show decent growth overnight. Mixed water for El nino seedling: r/o water + Cal-Mag Plus + pH down Ppm = 300 pH = 5.6 Temp = 20 ** Note: El nino seedling water got higher ppm than the others, @ 300 ppm it’s the same as my tap water but with a different form of Calcium and Magnesium than in tap water, one much more available to the plants. 02/11/13 – Main group @ Day 11 since sprout The spotted SLH#2 is coming around the best out of the two strugglers, but the spotted TW is still smallish and struggling the most. With less healthy leaf tissue to photosynthesize I think it is holding it back. The good news is that new growth is healthy with the 2nd set of true leaves looking good, she is just on the small side for now. 03/11/2013 – El Nino is 6 days old The SLH#1 and EL Nino #1 are both thriving in their new pots and are quite large compared to the other 2, but even they even have a tiny bit of spotting on the leaf fringes. I think I might have ideas about what could have caused the problems: By day 4 I should have added a tiny bit of Mothers PF and lowered the Cal-Mag a little to add phosphorous etc. – MOST LIKELY the CAUSE AND NEED TO REMEMBER FOR NEXT GROW!! The rH was too low causing issues with uptake of calcium and magnesium MY LAZYNESS – I was mixing water and using it 48 hours later, maybe even 72 hrs once. And although it is only Cal-Mag Plus, it is best to mix fresh water every watering, at least every 24 hours. Being seedlings they deserve better treatment than adult plants and I would never premix water like that as the nutrient ions could possibly come out of solution after a certain period. I won’t do this again. Cleanliness and sterilization – nothing big, again lazy/busy in this area ie. hand washing, cleaning AND sterilizing tools etc. Things you take for granted until something goes wrong. It’s been 3 days since the main taproot showed through the bottom of the el nino rockwool cube and shes very healthy but still no other roots. I would like to see a few more poke through before I transplant them. After some reading, I should be letting the cube dry out a little more before I water it, and she is super green so no more than 220 - 250 ppm is probably good since rockwool pretty much gives up all the food to the roots with its excellent cat ion exchange properties **ALSO SEE BELOW UNDER “DISSAPOINTED IN MYSELF” ** DISSAPOINTED IN MYSELF – I forgot one of the bigger things that I learned last grow L: I noticed now that last grow the PF was started very lightly by the 4th day of growth with the Big Bang plant and I was trying to model the feedings in this grow somewhat around it..damn L The PF has phosphorous, Cal Mag plus has none. I’ve started the El Nino #2 on light PF as of today at 6 days, I hope it helps. This could be reason for the spots and issues with the 4 main seedlings before I transplanted as well, and I ‘m also noticing a bit of bluish colour which could be phosphorous deficiency. I’m staying calm, carrying on and hoping for the best. LOTS OF LESSONS TO BE LEARNED AND REMEMBERED AND I’M FEELING VERY MUCH LIKE A NEWB RIGHT NOW! Sometimes it is good to remember you still have lots to learn BUT I should have taken more time to look over my notes from my last regular photo grow if I’m gonna take the time to keep them L Mixed up 500 mL new water for El Nino – now 6 days old: Cal – mag Plus to ppm = 220 GHSC Mother’s PF @ ppm = 80 pH = 5.5 Temperature = 20 °C Lights on temp. = 25 - 26°C rH = 45 - 50% - it was around 55% for a couple of days but it’s very dry outside again. Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% 04/11/2013 – El Nino#2 is 7 days old – transplant time The El nino baby has nice fuzzy multiple roots now coming out the bottom of the cube and it’s time to put her in a 3.5 L pot. I’ve again made a few slight changes to the nutrients used at this step with slightly more Powderfeed going into step #3. Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growcubes (smaller ones for 3.5 L pot) for 30 mins in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 2 L = 1.8 mL ppm 240 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 2 L = 1 mL ppm 40 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.15 g/L x 2 L = 0.35 g ppm 180 pH: 5.6 Temp: 20 Total ppm 460 Step 2 – Soaked Hydrotron clay pellets in r/o water + nutes for 15 minutes and agitated a few times to wash thoroughly and clean sediment from pellets then drained Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 6 L = 6 mL ppm 220 pH: 5.6 Total: ppm 220 Step 3 – Added dry Pro-mix HP and mixed 50/50 with Grodan rockwool Growcubes, watered to drain with: Cal-Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 2 L = 1.8 mL 240 ppm DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 2 L = 2 mL 30 ppm Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 2 L = 1 mL 50 ppm GHSC Mother’s @ 0.15 g/L x 2 L = 0.3 g 200 ppm pH @ 5.6 Total ppm: **520 Temp: 21 °C ** used a little too much PF, diluted to 470 ppm with r/o **Bad news – gonna be one of those crops While transplanting the El nino#2 I noticed the smell of the ProMix was more musty than normal, and there was a bit of moisture it seemed between the outside of the bale and the package, the area that was already opened looked ok so I went ahead with it. Keep in mind this is the bale I opened about 4 or 5 months ago but I didn’t use much of it (maybe 10 L out of 109 L) and thought it would be ok to store and use but I decided it would be best to throw it out and purchase new Promix after the transplant. $32.99 isn’t worth a ruined crop. When I took it outside and cut open the entire bale to spread it out I noticed mildew or mold growing on the compacted outside of the bale L So, I basically transplanted the 5 plants into compromised Pro-Mix. Very shitty and I can only hope that the entire bale isn’t full of it. My second hope is that I used Botanicare ZHO mychorrhizae /trichoderma root inoculant at transplant and that this stuff beats out any nasty fungus that might be present. They will all get another dose in about 1.5 weeks at next transplant, as well as new Pro-Mix HP + Grow chunks. I’m also going to foliar spray the leaves with the DNF Enhance pine oil additive at half the recommended strength for foliar to start. It is specifically used to fight pathogens in the plant tissue and is supposed to be good for seedlings even. Misted the plants at lights on with/ Reverse osmosis water + DNF Enhance pine oil @ 0.7 mL/L x 1 L = 0.7 mL pH = 6.8 Temp. = 21 ppm = too low to read *Raised the LEDs up to 60 cm until the leaves were dry Added 3rd LED and set up the 2 T5 Sunblasters vertically on either side of the LEDS, also angled the outer LEDs slightly towards the centre. 06/11/13 – Main group of 4 plants are 15 days old Today is the 1st water since transplanting the main group 8 days ago. Watered Trainwreck, El Nino#1, SLH#1 & #2 each w/ 1 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 4 L = 3.5 mL ppm: 260 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 40 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 4 L = 2 mL ppm: 50 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.25 g/L x 4 L = 1 g ppm: 260 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.6 Total ppm: 610 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 950 SLH#2 6.3 930 El Nino#1 6.3 950 Trainwreck 6.4 950 07/11/13 There hasn’ a lot of growth up top from El nino #2 since the transplant. I’m concerned that either it was transplanted a little too soon and there weren’t quite enough roots, or that the soiless peat surrounding the rockwool cube is wicking the moisture away from the rockwool cube and root ball which from what I’ve read is a common problem when transplanting from rockwool to soil or soiless. Watered rockwool cube of El Nino#2 w/ r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 500 mL = 0.45 mL ppm: 260 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L x 500 mL = 0.5 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.15 g/L x 500 mL = 0.075 g ppm: 40 Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.6 Total ppm: 400 FIM’d SLH#1 @ 5th node: She is getting tall quickly, and the El Nino is staying short and squat true to her genetics. I figure it’s time to try some new tricks and control the SLH height at the same time. I may or may not FIM SLH#2 depending on how she does. She is a little behind her sister due to her struggles at the beginning with the spots. Lights on temp. = 25 - 27°C rH = 50% - 55% Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% 10/11/13 – 21 days old Last night the 600W cool tube was installed and was set at 80 cm above the plants. It was lowered to 70 cm today and they seemed to respond well last overnight. The T5’s are being used horizontally right now as side lighting to help the lateral branching develop under the big fans. The LEDS will be added soon as well. Damn cat snuck downstairs and into the tent while doing the light install, I turned around and there he was having already taken a big bite outta two SLH#2 leaves L Every single crop he manages to get a taste somehow I’ve at least positioned the T5’s to take advantage of the leaves not shading as much of the lateral growth. I learned a hard lesson about transplanting seedlings too early from a rockwool cube into soilless. The little El nino was doing absolutely nothing and I tossed her out a few days ago. She didn’t have enough roots coming through the cube and the few that did started to rot. SO it will be a 4 plant grow it looks like. I was looking at rapid rooters at the hydro store and may try them next. The owner has had amazing results he says and they can be transplanted into soiless without worrying about water being wicked from them. Watered El Nino, SLH#1 each w/ 1.5 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1.25 mL/L x 3 L = 3.75 mL ppm: 300 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 3 L = 3 mL ppm: 30 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 3 L = 2.25 mL ppm: 80 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.45 g/L x 3L = 1.3 g ppm: 340 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 3L = 0.4 mL ppm: 20 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.7 Total ppm: 770 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 1000 El Nino 6.2 1010 11/11/13 Watered Trainwreck & SLH#2 each w/ 2 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 290 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 40 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 4 L = 3 mL ppm: 70 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.4 g/L x 4L = 1.5 g ppm: 340 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 4L = 0.5 mL ppm: 20 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 21°C pH: 5.5 Total ppm: 760 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#2 6.3 970 Trainwreck 6.2 1010 pH has really been rising, rH also has been down to around 45%, I need to get the bigger humidifier working, hopefully it just needs a new wick. TW & SLH#2 still are not anywhere near as robust as the El Nino and SLH#1 plants. It almost looks like overfert with leaves curling under a little and a dry paper feeling, but run-off numbers aren’t that high, so possibly the pH rising with the Pro Mix gone bad. After some reading I now also know that when the Pro-Mix got damp, it activated the lime which is part of the reason the pH is climbing so rapidly. I will see how they do over the next couple days after this feed, hopefully transplanting them later in the week will help. 12/11/2013 Now that the plants have had 2 days of HID light, 2 of the LED’s were added. 13/11/2013 – 24 days old Two days since last water for TW and SLH#2 and they look much improved. With the addition of the 2 LEDS all plants were nice and erect with leaves reaching for the lights. I’ve witnessed this every grow now with the LEDS, it is amazing the response they create in the plants. Lights on temp. = 26 - 27°C **rH = 40-45% Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% ** still battling low rH with the lights on. I would be happy if I could get it up to 50% lights on. Once the plants get a bit bigger and I close up the tent I’m hoping the rH rises a little. By the time I get a new wick for the big humidifier I will want the rH to be 40% J Watered El Nino, SLH#1 each w/ 2 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 4 L = 3 mL ppm: 230 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.25 g/L x 4L = 1 g ppm: 280 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 4L = 0.6 mL ppm: 40 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.7 Total ppm: 650 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 860 El Nino 6.2 870 14/11/2013 – 25 days old – Transplant time Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growchunks (BIGGER THAN GROWCUBES) for 30 mins in r/o water + (made in 2 x 17 L batches) Cal Mag Plus @ 1.25 mL/L x 17 L = 19 mL ppm: 310 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L x 15 L = 15 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.4 g/L x 15 L = 6 g ppm: 350 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 15 L = 1.875 mL ppm: 40 pH @ 5.5 Temp: 22 Total ppm: 800 Step 2 – Mixed in the dry Pro-mix HP, 50/50 ratio with the pre-soaked Growchunks Step 3 - Lined the bottom of the 23 L pots with a nice layer of Hydrotron clay pellets Step 4 - Filled the pots with soiless /Growchunk mix leaving room for plants and a layer of Hydrotron on the bottom and watered to drain with r/o water + Cal-Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 12 L = 12 mL ppm: 280 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 12L = 9 mL ppm: 70 DNF Enhance @ 1 mL/L x 12 L = 12 mL ppm: 40 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.25 g/L x 12 L = 3 g ppm: 260 pH @ 5.5 Temp: 21 Total ppm: 640 Step 5 - Sprinkled ¼ tsp as per directions of Botannicare ZHO root inoculant (mychorrizae, trichoderma, amino acid) on the root ball and the circular area where plant was to be placed Step 6 - Placed plant in pot on top of sprinkled ZHO and filled in with Promix/growcube mix then topped with layer of hydrotron Step 7 – Watered around plant root ball with same nutrient mix formula from Step 4. Root ball was best formed and super healthy in the El Nino, then came the SLH#1, SLH#2, and the Trainwreck last with some decent roots formed still. They were definitely not root bound, but I think in the future I can still pot up to the 23L a little sooner even if they are healthy. Added the other 2 LED’s for a total of 4. One for each plant, they’re gonna need all the help they can get this grow. The addition of the large pots has added a little bit of much needed humidity to the room with the rH staying @ 49-51% It looks like my first attempt at FIM’ing on the SLH#1 was a total fail. It looks like I cut too much of the 4th node as well which served to slow down the growth of those leaves, and I didn’t cut enough of the 5th node to produce the proper hormone response to get multiple shoots. So at least it was a learning experience, and in the end it served its purpose of slowing the upper growth of the SLH#1 to keep it manageable and allow the others to catch up, and it allowed lateral growth to increase and all is not lost. By the time they get switched to flowering she will be recovered. FOR ANYONE WHO ACTUALLY MADE IT HERE READING AND IS STILL AWAKE..CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO LIGHT UP A FATTY!!
  10. hello Green house cannabis cup contestents and just fans of the site. today i planted 4 GHSC White lemon's, and with that it is time to start my grow journal for the contest. So Below i will give you all the information with regards to my grow / nutrient test i am conducting for my first entry in the cup. For this grow, i will be using a straight Coco medium. No perlite, no vermiculite, no added nutrients to the medium. i am doing this so that the plants will be be responding souly to the nutrients i feed them and nothing else. As i said i planted 4 white lemon seeds today once the seeds pop i will start them on a floresent bulb until they are developed seedlings then slowly introduce them to the MH 400W blub for veg, after a short veg period i will start flowering at which time the MH blub goes back on the shelf and out comes the 400W HPS. a quick list of all the ingredients involed in this grow: 1. 4 GHSC White lemon seed's - free, thank you green house 2. 1 brand new powersun 400W digital ballest , mogel and reflector - 150$ canadian 3. 1 brand new 400W sylvania Metalarc MH blub for veg - 25$ canadian 4. 1 brand new 400W sylvania Lumalux HPS bulb for flowering - free with light kit 5. 4 2 gallon pots to start with catch trays for run off - free with lighting kit 6. coco for medium - so far i have used less then 5$'s worth of a 15$ brick 7. GHSC Powderfeeding Hybrid - free, thanks to green house seed co 8. General hydroponic's Flora nova - free left over from previous grow 9. make shift watering jug - 99 cents total cost for this grow $ 180.99 canadian, mind you i will get many crops out of my ballest and probably 4 - 6 crops out of the bulbs. so let's see what kinda damage i can do. a picture of the free kit i received from green house for entering the contest within the first 300 entries. i don't germinate seeds before planting them i just throw them in the medium about an inch down asshole up and apply water. so for now all i have to share is photo's of my set up but stay tuned as i will be updateing this journal very often, and share loads of pictures. GHSC White lemon not yet ready to come out of its shell but soon enough!!! stay tuned for an update as soon as they pop!
  11. High together, I want to welcome you to my Autoflowering Grow Journal. After my White Widow (GHSC) harvest and drying procedure I put 3 Kalashnikova Auto seeds to germinate. Today the 3 seeds where put in soil, after germinating them with the Greenhouse method. (soak for 24h, then put on wet toiletpaper for 24h) The top of the pots where covered with plastic foil to create a humid enviroment. (initial root lengths when planted: about 4mm) The first medium I am using for my seeds is a premixed soil mix with perlite and low nutrition made by "ASB GREENWORLD". [N:150-500 mg/L,P2O5: 40-300 mg/L, K2O: 50-400 mg/L] My Kalashnikovas will recieve Greenhouse Powder Feeding when first growing stage is over (i guess in about 3 weeks) Everybody starts their Journals with some nice pics, right now I havent got any but will ad them soon when the babys sprout. All of us just have to be a bit patient untill we can see our babys.
  12. WELCOME TO MY AUTO KALASHNIKOVA GROW Equipment list Green room 100 grow tent (1.2m x 1.2m x 2m). 600w lumatek digital dimmable ballast. 600w sunmaster dual spectrum mh & hps bulbs. 120w Led Grow Lights - Seven Spectrum by PRAKASA (ideal for all stages of plant growth. Deep Red, Red, Blue, Orange, White, UV and IR LED) Cooltube reflector 5” rvk 125 extractor fan 250m3/hr.(plus fan speed controllor) 5” phat filter 125mm x 300mm (408m3/hr) 5” duct pipe Arcadia dual t5 12% uvb/uva strip lights with reflectors. Strip heater with thermostat for night heating( if temperature is to low) Digital mix/max recording thermometer/hygrometer. Clip on oscillating fan. Bluelab PH and EC pens with cleaning / calibration kits. Dutch pro ph down veg/bloom & ph up. Jiffy 7s 50mm coco coir fibre plug. Plant training bendz (for bending branches to get more light) Yo Yos (for plant support if needed) 10 x 1 gallon root pouches. Coco pro plus, and perlite. Ghs mother plant & mostly indica powder feed. Liquid Oxygen Cal/Mag supplement (if needed) Clip on normal light bulb for taking photos 22/05/2013 ive caliabrated my ph and ec pens soaked 10 coco pellets in a ph of 5.8 ec 0.6 ive germinated my seeds by putting spring water inside the seeds sealer bag that they came in the next day they have craked ,then i planted the seeds in the coco pellets, ive still got 2 plants in the grow room so in the night the seedlings are gorwing in the tent under hps light then taking out and put in the window to get natural day light when the hsp lights are off ,this will only be for 1 week till i can up the hours in the grow tent and get the l.e.d set up
  13. From the album ARJAN STRAWBERRY HAZE

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  14. I ordered it on amazon. It works rather well for a small consistent garden of 4 plants or so. Its a High Pressure Sodium Bulb 150w with 1600 lumens fer square foot.Almost orange pink light eminates from its almost foot long bulb. High Amount of light. Decent temperture with vented ballast. Its not a digital ballst so it only works with HPS Bulbs, but it does have alot of penetrating light for dense veg growth . 70 bucks and it included the light bulb and hanging racks. In my opinion this model is extremely well built and durable with steel rivets keeping its metal reflector held together. Has removable reflectors that reflect high percentage of light. On off switch is also on the back side. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4177PzrBH%2BL._SX425_.jpg
  15. Hello Community! I thought I post a few Updates to my grows I will have this year. I work with the following System: Vegetation: 200x400x150cm Room 2x 110w HCI lamps 1x 96w HCI lamp 2l & 6l Pots with Gold Label "Light Mix Special" Water: EC 0.4 PH: 6.3 Flowering: 100x100x200cm "Home Box" L 400W HPS "Hammerschlag" with EVG 6.5L Pots with Gold Label "Special Light Mix Fertilizer: Plagron Alga "Blom" (Organic Ferilizer) Water: EC 1.3 PH: 6.0 I startet with my "Motherplants" in September, begin of Oktober i "harvestet" the first 10 Clones of my AMS Plant. They are now about 43cm tall, and will be starting their flowering period end of this week. Attached you will find Pictures of the Motherplants on Vegetationday 73 and on the second one the AMS Clones at Day 28: I will Keep updating in 6 Day periods if you have Inputs, Questions or improvements I willl be very greatfull! May the force be with you!
  16. EMERALD TRIANGLE SEEDS BLUEBERRY HEADBAND
  17. Comienzo este mi primer test como tester oficial de Green House Seeds, agradeciendo la confianza puesta en mi para desempeñar esta labor, Gracias Fuzzy y demas colaboradores que hacen posible este foro (Fran, Jose, Tokage, Dust, mr X, etc.....) Bueno manos a la obra, este test va de un genotipo llamado DAMNESIA ( Amnesia X A.M.S. ) al parecer es un hibrido con un tiempo de floracion de unas 9 - 10 semanas y con un tamaño medio, estos datos es lo unico que conozco de ella si alguien puede aportar algo mas sera muy bienvenido ademas de una gran ayuda para mi. Start this test as my first official tester Green House Seeds, thanking the trust placed in me to do this work, Thanks Fuzzy and other collaborators who made this forum (Fran, Jose, Tokage, Dust, mr X, etc ... ..) Well get to work, this test is called a genotype Damnesia (Amnesia X AMS) apparently is a hybrid with a flowering time of about 9 to 10 weeks, with an average size, this data is the only thing I know of it if anyone can provide will be very welcome something else besides a great help to me. Para el comienzo de este cultivo dispondre de los siguientes materiales: For the beginning of this crop will order the following materials: Iluminacion: Lighting: 2 fluorecentes ( Sylvania grolux y Phillips Trifosforo ) 2 fluorescent (Sylvania grolux and PhillipsTriphosphor) Recipientes y Sustratos: Vessels and Substrates: 1 Tupperware como pequeño invernadero durante la estancia en algodon 1 Tupperware as small greenhouse whilst in cotton 6 Recipientes de 7x7x8 6 Containers 7x7x8 6 Jiffys 6 Jiffys
  18. Day One Kalashnikova Automatic (Feminised) = Greenomatic (Ruderalis x Moroccan x White Dwarf x Low Rider) X Kalashnikova (AK-47 x White Widow) - Sounds promising. Indoor - 7 weeks flowering time with a yield up to 800gr/sqm. Can be flowered at 18 or 12 hours photoperiod. 9 weeks total crop time. Hi Strainhunters, I have got some room coming up this week under the light, so i am not going to waste it. I have gratefully received some Kalashnikova Autoflower seeds Which will be fed with Short flowering Powderfeed from start to finish. This will be my third attempt at growing autoflowers, the first time with Greenhouse Auto genetics, previously i have grown Think Differnt from Dutch Passion and Northen lights Auto from Royal Queen seeds. So will be happy to see how they compare. I will be using one of my trusty HPS 400w lights on a 12/12 light schedule.i have previously been growing them on 18/6 for two weeks then 12/12 on my previous two attempts. I am changing this time as i want to keep my electricity bills down, and if i have the light on 12/12 constantly, So I can grow a wider range of varieties, auto and feminised, all on a 12/12 schedule from start to finish.This will be my last indoor grow till August/September as I hope to start outdoors on the 1st May if spring ever arrives this year. Free light always a bonus and with a decent summer can get some good results outdoor. I will start my plants in small 2 litre pots then transplant them after a week to 10 days into 11 litre pots where they will stay for 9-10 weeks.I will fill the pots with my usual soil easymix from the local grow shop,then add clay pebbles when I come to repot them. I will start by filling the pots with soil, I will then drop the seed in a 1cm deep hole I have made,cover gently, I then give the soil a light watering with warm tap water over the seed, cover with a sprinkly of soil, mist that with tap water, I will then put them in a dark cupboard and wait patiently. i have only failed once using this method and that was my first attempt ever. So away we grow. Thanks Greenhouse
  19. Welcome fellow gardeners This is my go on the famous Autoflowering World Cup. I have recently upgraded my growroom to a sercret jardin growtent (90x90x160cm). In it i try to keep a perpetual SOG but my pots sizes vary from 3-14L. Also iam from Scandinavia so my measuring is metric (L,ml,Kg,etc). I do not grow with any special kinda soil, i get it at the grocery store for little money - if any . Well on to the plan for theese Auto Kalshnikova babies They will be started in jiffy pots in a platic dish with a dome over - it doesn't seal. They will veg under some CFLs for 1week running at 18/6 with about 30W in all. Not professional veg-room, i know, and i will probably not be providing pictures for the first week of growth(nothing exicting in that week neither;). The seeds are in fact already in the jiffy pots. After 1. week they will move to 12/12 room wth 250W. They will be transplanted into 5,5L an 7L pots- to compare optimum size pots for autos. The soil is as said standard soil and then i will use the king of kings of fertilizers, the holy grail of growing, the mothership of feedings.... GREENHOUSE POWDER FEEDING. Iam really exited about seeing how this will go, i already gave my other plants a feeding with the powder feeding. The plants looks really good and the fertilizer ratio within looks perfect for cannabis. Only shitty thing is that it stings in the nose Thats about it, i will be back soon with pictures of the seedlings as they get alittle older. They have already been in plain water for 24hrs. Then in papertowel for alittle over 24hrs and then transplanted to jiffies.
  20. Hello everybody, this is my first grown report and my first grown session.... so be indulgent please, i never do that before.... Let's have a look about my gear: mylar box 900x500x1600mm 400W MH/HPS with cool tube. home made hydro system include mixing pump, air pump, water heat. air intake 100m3/h. air out with carbon filter 300m3/h. cool tube 300m3/h. T° controller with 2 speed dimmer, 1 for the cool tube and 1 for intra/extra linked together. 3 liters airpots. root riot starting cube. powder feeding mostly indica. auto controlled humidifier. ec and ph tester. starting with 4 kalashnikova from green house seeds... now the pics... the empty box: seeds in germination: all seeds popped in 2 or 3 days then put them under 400w MH in my mini green house.. babies in veg: hydro veg +5 hydro veg +9 this one died, she was the most beautiful... hydro veg +23 hydro veg +25 babies in bloom: bloom day 00 bloom +5 (today) Settings: for the germination phase: just tap water ph 5.5, EC 1.1 in spray over the root riot, once a day (before night). air temp 26-29°C. hygro 80-90% RH. for the veg phase: ph 5.5~5.8 EC 1.8 (with tap water EC 1.1) at the start then went to 1.3 before bloom with only powder feeding (addition of 12 liters of tap water PH 5.5 EC 1.1 every 5 days). water temp 22~24°C air temp 25-26°C the day and 19-17°C the night. hygro 60-70% RH. for the bloom phase: ph 5.5~5.8 EC 1.72 (with tap water rectified to EC 0.7) water temp 22~24°C air temp 25-26°C the day and 19-17°C the night. hygro 55-60% RH. these settings will change along the time.... I lost a babie because between the 2nd and the 3rd week of veg, PH went to 3.5..i saw it 2 or 3 three days later.... this one never heal.....god bless her.... i wil try to put some pics and comments at least once a week, and hope to have your feedback to be sure not to bullshit... thank you all in advance...
  21. Hey everyone, in the latest of times ive finally started germinating 2 Caboose's! They will be grown in soil! 8 Feb Germination started, Little general info: Both seeds germinated in less then 30hours. Powder feeding started -/-. Technique used; I am using acouple of cotton pad's, keeping them in a pitch-dark box with a humidifier on the left and a heating-element to the right, with the lid ontop of the box semi-open for letting fresh oxygen and a fine fog from the humid'r down & in. Condititions; For the first 8hours of germination i had 26°C (78,8F) & 99% RH, i later changed this to 23°C (73,4F) & 75%-85% RH. I'm keeping such a low temp since seeds are indica. Keeping them moist & a steady eye. Setup i will use for propogating & vegg'in is my 200W CFL & a little Vents-100 fan. The setup i am using for flowering is a 400w hps at the moment, hoping to get another one before week 4 flowering. Mylar on the walls. I have prepared a container for their seedling stage, it is a small pot made out of mainly peat, i have some positive experience from it, but i've done alittle experiment this time; I first made a very "airy" mix with only the smallest hydroton pellets, a soil already containing "mini-clay-peb" & some vermiculite. I put the mix in theese peat-containers, i dig out the middle of the mix, putting only soil i the middle of the container, then i water it heavy, like flush them. GreenHouse powder feeding all the way! My other Caboose, you can find it here! Peace!
  22. Hi Hunters! So while waiting to join the cup i decided to make a "mini" grow. I plant 2 Super Critical Auto's under 400W HPS on 18/6 on/off.(mm.. 200w each) Changed to 16/8. Ty HC01! Status: Growing/Blooming. (last edited 3/12) Started 5/11 Day: 29 [100% germination rate] _____ The soil i'll be using consist of: (Starting EC is 1~. PH:6~) 45% "Bright" -Sphagnum moss peat. (http://en.wikipedia....i/Sphagnum_moss) 45% "Dark" -Sphagnum moss peat. 5% -Sand. 5% Bark mulch (grinded pretty fine, looks like coco) Mixed this with alittle Hydroton(clayball)* and Vermiculite.(i put rougly 1 part verm/5 parts soil) *=Also on bot & top. (" Decayed, compacted sphagnum moss has the name of peat or peat moss. This is used as a soil conditioner which increases the soil's capacity to hold water and nutrients by increasing capillary forces and cation exchange capacity. This is often necessary when dealing with very sandy soil, or plants that need increased or steady moisture content to flourish. A distinction is sometimes made between sphagnum moss, the live moss growing on top of a peat bog, and 'sphagnum peat moss' (North American usage) or 'sphagnum peat' (British usage), the latter being the decaying matter underneath ") ________ The nutrient i'm using: Greenhouse Powder Feeding "mostly indica".(4Free on the cup) Started lightly day 11, with around 0.1g~/L. Up'd 0.3 day 14 before Dam. (50%feeding/50%tap) 0.5g/L day 18/19. Flush atm. ________ And my pot's for my pot: 3,6L > 11L. (made 14/11) Handwatering. Peace.

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