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#1 Mycol

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Posted 29 May 2021 - 12:38 PM

So I’ve been starting and stopping this for a decade but now I’m ready to put down roots lol

Mixed up a trash can full of soil mix with a lot of spent potting soil, black kow cmc, mushroom subs, alfalfa cubes, chicken manure and charcoal. I think the list should be in descending order from most to least . I let that sit for awhile before I started germinating some stuff .

I’ve got a couple blueberry milkshake that are regular and about ten blackberry that are auto fem.

Then I’ve got a few going from bag seed hat my friend has been saving for years . He was and Is an accomplished grower so those random ones could be fun .

I also sprinkled some coffee grounds and lavender scented epsom salt on top of the soil to deter slugs and Deer .

Yesterday a few hours before it rained I sprayed some compost tea on them that had been brewing for a few days .

I’ll bet some pics at some point but I’d like to open this up to comments and suggestions as I start this journey .

Thanks in advance
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Posted 29 May 2021 - 06:18 PM

OMG I truly hope you have a good grow this time.  Cannabis is an excellent teacher.

 

The seeds sort of like an ok level of nutes, but not very much.  Until they get some roots on the move, don't get the soil too rich.  Make sure the mix is airy.  Perlite at 20% or more?  Too much nitrogen is first seen as leaf tip burning.

 

I use Fox Farm Ocean Forest.  I like clear cups to see the roots but with a foiled outer cup to keep the light and heat out.  Slip the "jacket" off and you can see the roots build up around the walls of the clear cup.  Once the walls are well colonized(mycospeak) it is time for a transplant.

 

I do soil grows.  I don't know squat about hydro.

 

 


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Posted 30 May 2021 - 06:13 AM

Well I didn’t add much perlite to the mix :/ there was some in the posting soil I used and some verm from the subs I mixed in to it . Maybe I can figure out a way to add some to the pots the plants aren’t very big yet

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Posted 31 May 2021 - 03:33 PM

That's an interesting soil mix to start seeds in, I usually do straight coir and up-pot them in Fox Farm before the cotyledons fade off. One word of caution on spent potting soils, many commercial mixes (Miracle grow in particular) use urea, which I can tell you from experience will contribute a harsh flavor to otherwise fine bud. Hopefully, since you're using spent mix, that won't be the case for you. I'm glad to see a few of us growing outdoors, hopefully we can all share success stories later this year, along with lots of pictures!


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 04:06 PM

Hopefully a good flush at the end will help flush the urea out too

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 05:59 AM

Looks like the slider mites have started in on the plants . Going to mix up 2tsp Castile soap and 2tsp veg oil and a half gallon of water and start spraying them down. I don’t have any need oil or I’d use that .
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Posted 06 June 2021 - 09:33 PM

good luck with the buggers, that's a common problem in my neck of the woods!


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Posted 07 June 2021 - 01:14 PM

good luck with the buggers, that's a common problem in my neck of the woods!


They follow me wherever I go :(

I went out and got some fox farm nuts And a couple bags of the ocean forest (?) soil .

I mixed up two teaspoons each big bloom and grow big, per gallon and went around and gave the girls(fingers crossed) a drink . We are supposed to get storms all the rest of the week so it might wash those out after tomorrow . I tried to make it on the weaker side a tad since it was their first feeding .
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Posted 07 June 2021 - 01:36 PM

Blackberry autoE49E4879-01E0-4A60-A5D6-DB8C2A894655.jpeg

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I sprayed these guys yesterday with a Castillo soap, veg oil, coffee spray that looks like it knocked the spider mites back but I’ve got other tiny brown insect crawling over a few of them now :/

I’m trying to google it but I’m not seeing much yet . Any thoughts ? I’m going to try and get some BT soon as Skywatcher said that’s what’s he’s got going on .

Edited by Mycol, 07 June 2021 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2021 - 04:11 PM

Post a pic of the tiny brown insect if you have one.
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Posted 09 June 2021 - 12:47 PM

We’ve been getting inundated with rain lately And more to come . I gave them some hydrogen peroxide in an effort to stave off some root rot, I lost a blueberry milkshake to that already . I sprayed them again with the Castile, veg oil, coffee in between rains. They seem a little happier. But I’m sure what ever bugs were on there are probably nearby too and have eggs still on the plant . Hopefully we dry out this weekend and I can reapply.
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