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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

32783FBC-81C8-4456-A7AD-046C88778A04.jpeg blueberry milkshake

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 .

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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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Posted 21 July 2021 - 05:32 PM

How are the youngsters doing Mycol?

BT is only helpful against a caterpillar type bug, but I would not be able to grow outdoors without it as the bud worms are a guaranteed attacker. I do like the soaps and oils when I get other things that try to infest....

 

Hopefully your rain has given you a break?


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Posted 22 July 2021 - 07:58 AM

I Harvested some, of my autos because they were getting a little mildew or budrot on them . They came out a little larfy but I’m glad to have some bud at any rate . I’ve been seeing a an abundance of squash/stink bugs on some of my plants .

One of my sativa looked like something was nibbling on it . Not sure if it was a boring type of bug or if a deer came and nibbled a few leaves off .

It’s been pretty humid here lately at night and there’s virtually no wind . I’m looking at a few things to see if I can stave off mildew and mold on my other plants as they come into flowering
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:37 AM

Baby grasshoppers have been a bain here this year..........

munching at the leaves and virtually invisible with the green coloration. I have slaughtered appx. 20 so far.


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Posted 06 August 2021 - 10:10 PM

I had to leave for awhile while my plants were hanging came back to them DRY.

Still trimmed them up found more mildew or budrot but have a couple jars full either way .

I’m not 100% sure what i should do as far as burping the jars . If I should still do it daily even though the buds are brittle . Or if I should just leave the jars closed for a few weeks to let what little moisture is in there to redistribute?

Also have 8 plants in another location outside . Came back and 5 were male . Of the three females only one hasn’t had an entire sides worth of leaves nibbled away by deer .
The other two are recovering .
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Posted 06 August 2021 - 11:17 PM

The moisture will not take weeks to redistribute, couple of days tops. I personally don't burp jars, I take everything outta the jar, lay it in a single layer so the all of the buds are exposed to fresh air. I leave them like this for 8-24 hours depending on circumstance, then put them back in the jar and repeat 1-3 more times as needed. FYI the exterior of the buds should be dry and brittle every time you are about to put them into or back into a jar
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Posted 21 August 2021 - 10:19 PM

I’ve got 2 plants left and less than two months to grow if I’m lucky . Buds have a lot of white hairs . Giving them a couple feeding stuff of bloom every week . We’ve had a lot of rain but looks like we are going to fry out this week . I’ll try and get some pics up soon .

The autos I had turned out ok . Took me awhile to get stoned .
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Posted 12 September 2021 - 08:54 AM

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


Well I think I’m about to learn a big lesson :(

I put some green cleaner product on my plants as a preventative for mites And mildew . It’s made of soybean oil, sodium laurel sulfate I think and iso alcohol .

I’ve done quite a few application of this and I’ve got some decent sized buds going . But now that my hairs are starting to turn red I’m wondering what if I should be concerned with the oils and such from the product giving me a harsh smoke ?

The plants are outside and we’ve got some rain coming at the end of the week that could rinse it off perhaps but then I worry about bud mold and mildew .

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 12:23 PM



I put some green cleaner product on my plants as a preventative for mites 

 

 

 
 
 
For mites I would place a layer of twigs around the base of the plant, and then cover the twigs with medium sized rocks. Spiders now have shelter and should appear in a matter of days. Spiders eat mites and other pests. 

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 03:21 PM

Man at that age get some AVID and treat the hell out of them. Then when they are about ten inches tall or so uppot them and rinse most of the dirt off the roots and put them in fresh soil. AVID will kill those things dead, and believe me, after growing pot for 35+ years, you want them DEAD and gone in one fell swoop. If they follow your plants to finish, the webs will ruin your buds if you are lucky enough to have any. I was a mostly organic grower, so I hated to use anything like that. However, everything else will just knock them back and slow them down and won't really kill them off. I figure some people will flame me for saying to use AVID, but that is the only singular product that ever worked. 

   I tore down whole grows and started from scratch about ten times over the years trying to get rid of them, but they live here, and just walking through the grass and then coming back into the growroom can bring them right back again. Horrible little creatures. 

 

Oh and don't try ladybugs or other predator insects. You will just be vacuuming them out of there in time and they are just one more growroom mess after awhile. 

 

Just my 2cents worth. 

 

EDIT: Just saw you have buds now. There is not much you can treat any buds with that will not really mess up the smoke in the end. Oils and things like you describe will still be on the buds more than likely than not. Once the buds are bone dry, there really isn't going to be much of a cure and a lot of the terpines will have dissipated. I have seen and even tried introducing moisture back into them, but it's never really helped for me. Also I just saw I am commenting on an old post lol. Nevermind... :)


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