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Hi mates, 

 

We started a new contest where you can try a known strain, amazing strain: 

 

  • White Rhino
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We can send 10 feminized seeds and BIO Feeding / Feeding to each grower interested, that meets with the requirements. 

We would like to make a little contest, about grow diaryes (the work performed and exhibited in the forum). 

The contest start  January 1  and finish June 1 of 2018, you have 5 months for grow, bloom and harvest.

 

Also we have some prizes for the best works

 

  • 1st prize: IPad 4 mini
  • 2nd prize: T-Shirt + Hoody + 3 Pack of seeds
  • 3rd prize:  T-Shirt + Hoody + 3 Pack of seeds

 

The Grow Diaryes, should be initiated at:  http://forums.strainhunters.com/forum/212-test-area-white-rhino-contest/

 

We will be given preference to users of this forum with more seniority, and / or grow diaryes.

Limited:  Limited participants.  

Excluded all people who requested seeds in previous editions, and did not do a grow diary, without exception.

 

Do you want to participate?

 

Reply to this post, write your answer: say me how many pots will you use.

If you are selected, we will contact you by private message on the forum.

IMPORTANT: You can start cultivating at any time, but should start your grow Diary in January.

If you can not grow at this months, please not write to be a competitor.

 

IMPORTANT: We do not ship to USA. Federal laws forbid it.

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Thank you @Jose.gh for bringing the post back to life. 
I was scared it was cancelled due to unknown reasons but i guess it has been a forum error.
Happy growing to all!

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2 hours ago, LedCherryBerry said:

Thank you @Jose.gh for bringing the post back to life. 
I was scared it was cancelled due to unknown reasons but i guess it has been a forum error.
Happy growing to all!

 

Me too 😂😂

 

Thx Gh team for the contest

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i droped you some mail into your box, can wait for new year :D 

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Should be great if I can participate to this contest... Will try to do it the best way as I can... 6 or 7...

Cheers & respect from Belgium.

 

Arnaud

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i would love to join the contest please.

with 10 feminized seeds i would grow them in 10 pots, was that a trick question?

i look forward to hearing if im in :) 

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tbh id rather come 2nd or 3rd for those prizes than the 1st for the i pad

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Not sure where the other post is that I subscribed to this competition in, but for completeness, I'm in for 5 pots so picking the best 5 seedlings to go to the finish :)

 

Regs, ShaggyGrower.

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Hi Jose, iv recently set up a new greenhouse in a safe location. I have space for 10 pots and a nice new camera for photos.

 

Chat soon

Organicz

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Muy buenas José! Me encantaría participar en el concurso. De hecho corto el armario en un par de semanas y quedaría disponible para la las fechas del Concurso. Tengo macetas de distintos tamaños, dependiendo la cantidad de plantas a poner, pero me decantaría por 8 macetas textiles con mi doble CoB led. 

Espero noticias, abrazos y muy buenos humos. 🔥💨

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Por mí parte me apunto con mí armario, el cual ya está vacío y limpio esperando por un nuevo cultivo. Como entrarían 9 en el armario , seguramente coloque la restante en exterior( De este lado del charco estamos entrando en verano próximamente)

Saludos y suerte para todos los concursantes

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Same as @ShaggyGrower, i too am writing again for my participation.

I'll be using 4 pots. 
4x6 LT ==> 4x11 LT per VEG
4x11 LT ==> 4x18 LT per BLOOM.

I've bought a new grow tent, and crafted some new lamp supports. 
The new tent will be 60x60x170 cm. 
I've also bought proper extractors and carbon filters, and timers (which i'll need some time to learn setting hehe).

I'll be using LED lights:
3x35W 6500K + 1x45W F.Spectrum per VEG
4x35W 6500K + 4x45W F.Spectrum per BLOOM

Total Wattage VEG: 150W
Total Wattage BLOOM: 320W

I'll place the lights at 18" (45 CM) for VEG, and 12" (30 CM) for BLOOM.

I'm quite curious to find out how the White Rhinos will adapt to a close-quarter enviroment.
Cannot post pictures of my last grows, as i am not near the ganja-bunker, but ye guys can find some in my last diary.

Anyway, wish everybody good luck, and good buds.
Cheers!
 

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5 hours ago, LedCherryBerry said:

i too am writing again for my participation.

I'll be using 4 pots. 
4x6 LT ==> 4x11 LT per VEG
4x11 LT ==> 4x18 LT per BLOOM.

I've bought a new grow tent, and crafted some new lamp supports. 
The new tent will be 60x60x170 cm. 
 

 Hi again @LedCherryBerry, I think you will have to revise your plan because 4 x 18ltr pots will not fit in a 60cm x 60cm tent.

 

Each 18ltr post has a upper diameter of 30cm at the very least.

 

4 x 11ltr pots even will be a very tight squeeze, betting on impossible I'd say or rather you than me, in a 60cm x 60cm space without even considering any higher size pot.

 

3 options:

 

1, Much bigger tent of at least 1.2m x 1.2m to get the 4 x 18ltr pots in.

2, Same tent with 4 plants in far much smaller pots

3, Same tent with just 2 plants in the 11lts or the 18ltrs if you dare.

 

Remember, it's not about squeezing as many plants in as possible and you get more fruits.

 

In most instances, less is more.....this is a perfect example.

 

4 x 18ltrs is out of the question because they don't fit.

4 x photo-period plants in a 60cm x 60cm is a REAL squeeze in any size pots to see any real result from a grow which has high potential to be problematic.

Less is more......less plants well cared for and trained means more fruits. Easy choice if you want to avoid a potential disappointing and troublesome grow.

 

Takes a long time to realize less is more but it actually is.

 

Same applies to the feeding schedule where less is more, certainly more but that's another story...........

 

 

 

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Hey Sal,

My pots are airpots. They squeeze easily.

I don't want to get you angry, i've read the whole message, and i thank you for the tips.

Back in the days (when i was 17) i've grown 21 plants in a 200x100x160 enviroment, all together, and managed to get 600 dry grams out of 3 mothers and 18 30cm clones.
I used a 250W HPS 3000k for the whole grow. 


I know squeezing ain't a good thing, plants suffer a bit.
I'll try sticking with 11Liters, but i'm afraid 11Liters isn't enough. 

Point is, to me, i got 3 options:

4x18L
4x11L
1x30L

I cannot grow a monster, i just want 50-60 cm plants :D

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1 hour ago, LedCherryBerry said:

60 x 60 x 170 cm tent

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Point is, to me, i got 3 options:

4x18L
4x11L
1x30L

I cannot grow a monster, i just want 50-60 cm plants :D

 

 

Seems like one 50-60cm plant will go into a 60x60cm tent, no?

 

Unless you're growing 4 plants that are ~30cm x 30cm, which'd look very interesting as I can only imagine them as plants with one long stem/cola.  Also interesting for me as my propagation tent is 60x60x90.

I'm with @I'm Sal on this and would be worried about putting too many plants in too small an area.

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Hey guys,

I think you guys are right.
Upon reading again, with more time on my hand, i realized i should use 11Liters pots instead of 18.
11Liters are 27cm wide, should give them more room.

I was also considering some rotating-bases for the plants, in a way that they receive light on every bud, everytime. But i guess they're too close-quartered to work out.

Anyway, 11Liters it is.

Peace!
 

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1 minute ago, LedCherryBerry said:

Hey guys,

I think you guys are right.
Upon reading again, with more time on my hand, i realized i should use 11Liters pots instead of 18.
11Liters are 27cm wide, should give them more room.

I was also considering some rotating-bases for the plants, in a way that they receive light on every bud, everytime. But i guess they're too close-quartered to work out.

Anyway, 11Liters it is.

Peace!
 


Just to throw a pleasant spanner in to muddy the waters further (love mixing metaphors), what about one big 60cm x 60cm [square] pot with 4 (or 2) plants sharing it? :) 

My bagseed grow was two plants in one pot and they seemed to do ok.

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1 hour ago, ShaggyGrower said:


Just to throw a pleasant spanner in to muddy the waters further (love mixing metaphors), what about one big 60cm x 60cm [square] pot with 4 (or 2) plants sharing it? :) 

My bagseed grow was two plants in one pot and they seemed to do ok.

I've always heard that if you put 2 seeds in the same pot, you should be tied to a pole and burned alive.
It's a BAD, BAD thing, even for regular plants.

Plants should have their own personal space.
Growing a plant on top of a dead's roots is another talk.

(I'm sorry i didn't catch your metaphors, as i am italian and we use different ones hehehe)

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5 hours ago, LedCherryBerry said:

Hey Sal,

My pots are airpots. They squeeze easily.

I don't want to get you angry, i've read the whole message, and i thank you for the tips.

Back in the days (when i was 17) i've grown 21 plants in a 200x100x160 enviroment, all together, and managed to get 600 dry grams out of 3 mothers and 18 30cm clones.
I used a 250W HPS 3000k for the whole grow. 


I know squeezing ain't a good thing, plants suffer a bit.
I'll try sticking with 11Liters, but i'm afraid 11Liters isn't enough. 

Point is, to me, i got 3 options:

4x18L
4x11L
1x30L

I cannot grow a monster, i just want 50-60 cm plants :D

 

Hi again @LedCherryBerry, firstly, please be assured that you will not get me "angry?" in any way at all whatsoever. If you decide to start your grow in less than the optimal conditions you can achieve then expect to be in for likely disappointing grow. No need for me to get "angry?", it's your grow, your electric and your harvest...all your cost which makes difference to me. Sorry for being blunt but these are one of the many facts here.

 

Here are a few of the many other important facts that simply cannot be ignored and these facts combined make 4 x 18ltr pots in a 60cm x 60cm x 170cm tent impossible.

 

It does not matter if you have "squeeze easily", plastic pots, trays, buckets, jelly pots or any other "pot" on the market. 4 x 18ltr pots will not fit in a 60cm x 60cm area for growing our fruits. Simple as that so that option is out the window.

 

So, you now have 4 x 11ltr pots as the alternative. As a demonstration I have created my very own visual as I have a 60cm x 60cm seedling/early veg tent and I have many 11ltr pots too. See the image of 4 x 11ltr pot in my 60cm x 60cm tent (sorry for the mess but not being used at the moment).

 

Those 4 x 11ltr pots do not fit without a real squeeze and growing like this will allow you no side-wards growth...only vertical.

 

VERTICAL!

 

You have 170cm to play with including the height of those tall pots which are approx 30cm, then you Carbon Filter and extractor which is say another 30cm and then your LED lights which is, as have stated in a previous post, between 45cm (veg) and 30cm (bloom).

 

So vertical height is 170cm - 30cm pots - 30cm CF & Extraction - say 40cm for lights = 70cm max vertical height from pot tops to lights. 

 

 Seems there could be a real issue with even 4 x 11ltr pots in a 60cm x 60cm x 170cm tent and it would be something even the most experienced grower would run as fast and as far away from!

 

Lets be honest with ourselves, it is tipping far more to the "impossible" side just like your initial thought of 4 x 18ltr pots in the same area.

 

Whichever way you cut it up the only other options are.......a bigger tent if you really want 4 plants or you are going to have to decide on less plants by at least 50%.

 

Its not what you want to hear but is as plain and simple as day and night.

 

You simply do not have enough space, both floor area and vertical height, to have 4 x 18ltr or 11ltr pots in that size tent.

 

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Hey Sal,

Here's what i meant when i said it's possible.

I'm showing you in this picture my actual tent, which is 55x58.
I can fit perfectly 4x11Liters with space bewteen the bases.
I can also fit the 18L, but they're a bit squeezed.

You're using plastic round pots, and they're hard to fit.
I'm using cloth pots they take the form I TELL THEM TO.

Hope i was clear enough.

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I appreciate the tips and the full explanations man.
I know you come from more years of experience than i do.

Comunication is a big issue with human species. 
If we, say, comunicated through images, we could instantly understand eachother.
Words are fucking complicated when it comes to 200+ languages.

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2 hours ago, LedCherryBerry said:

Hey Sal,

Here's what i meant when i said it's possible.

I'm showing you in this picture my actual tent, which is 55x58.
I can fit perfectly 4x11Liters with space bewteen the bases.
I can also fit the 18L, but they're a bit squeezed.

You're using plastic round pots, and they're hard to fit.
I'm using cloth pots they take the form I TELL THEM TO.

Hope i was clear enough.

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If you are happy with the space, both floor area and vertical height, with 4 x "squeezable" 11ltr pots then away you go.

 

Much rather you than me, way overcrowded, humid and poor air circulation to name many. Seems such a waste of everything when there is so much more potential.

 

Less is more, much more but its your grow despite the obvious negative facts regarding both floor area as well as vertical height and plant numbers. 

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I agree with you, but i need to clear out a point:
I'm NOT happy with the space i've got. Let me explain.

I know that 11 Liters is a good medium when it comes to flowering.
I also know (and hate to do) that plants in close-quarters suffer a bit.
I've experienced this grow that a poor airflow can be a bad thing, especially when it comes to treating pests.

What i WANT to do is different from what i PLAN to do.
I want to grow as many plants as possible, so that i can decide who stays, and who leaves (if ya know what i mean).
But since i don't have that possibility, i plan to plant 4 of them, and grow them low on purpose.

Say, if i grow 1 plant, and fuck up with that, i've lost BOTH the contest, and my grow.
With 4 smaller plants, yes, i will have less yield, but if i fuck up 1 plant, i still have 3 as a backup.
Placing 2 rectangular pots could be a solution to both problems.

Do not worry about airflow: in the picture above there are no extractors as they've been ordered and are still coming.
I will place the filters outside the tent, so that i have much more space to work with.
I have a couple fans for air circulation.

Recap: i'm not happy with the space i've got, because i perfectly know that what i'm about to do is 80% wrong.
I'm not happy because it's illegal here, and no matter what my efforts are, i will still be limited to grow ninja-style.

I wish someday i will have 1500mq of space to work with, but for now i am limited to 60cm2, and have to deal with it.


Anyhoo, as you said, it's my grow, my fuck ups, and my experience.

In my place, we use to say that you need to hit a wall with your head to understand a concept.
Maybe it's because of that that we can't understand basic concepts..

Regards!


 

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Anyway, this is a inscription post.
To talk about our techniques and issues, we should move to private messages.

I wanted to say that i understand what you mean.
You want everything to be in place, with the correct feedings, light schedule, spacings, airflow, bug treatment etc etc.
I want this to be my case too, but i also like to experiment.
I don't really mind if my grow "sucks". If i manage to get some flowers, it is a success. If the flowers are smokeable, it is a far better success.
Of course, if i grow 1 plant, and care for that plant, and that plant manages to flower, in a 60x60 and finish the job, i will have so much weed i can stop growing for years.
As i said, i don't care about yield. 
What i care about is experience and knowledge. And i also need to test it out myself.
I will never learn if i don't do my own way. I need to see what i'm fucking up.

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Hi, 

 

I will use 10 pots of 20 litres each, and i will try 5 Outdoor and 5 Indoor, to see the difference about production and quality. 

 

Hope the best!

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