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#1 Freaky

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:15 PM

I'm starting this with the pan project first. Mycrotopia's pancakes :thumbup:

These were made up 6 days ago and are in a secret location :) I'll be going to check on them and will update with photos after I take a peek.

Soaked some straw.

Layered straw thinly in plastic containers that had holes punched in the bottoms for draining.

broke up pan cakes and crumbled over straw layer, no mixing.

threw some grass seed on top

cased with cactus soil (no photo)

lightly sprayed with hose

wrapped up the whole container in the weed barrier landscape cloth to keep pests out etc. Also to help with minimizing damage from rain.

They are residing under some hosta plants.

Likely these won't do anything and will be a failure, but its still fun to try :)

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#2 Freaky

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

Ohhh, strain is Pan Cyan Hawaaian's.

#3 CoyoteMesc

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

Cool freaky, are those gonna be shaded during the hot parts of the day?

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:24 PM

yes CM, they are on the north side under Hosta plants

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:38 PM

Cool..! no reason why that wouldn't work , as long as your temps are reaching near 80 at least..Night temps can be as low as 60 without any problem..The cloth should help hold the heat a bit..Gluk Freaky...

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:41 PM

Oooo I love outdoor grows. Havnt tried one myself, but am ever-so tempted this spring/summer. Good Luck:pirate:

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:50 PM

Now Freaky, don't be so pessimistic. This grow will be awesome! I'm excited for this grow. I can't wait to see how it all "pans" out. ;)

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:20 PM

:D okay, I'll view it as my "pan" being half full for now :D


Temps. were the main reason I waited on starting these outside until now. It was in the low 90's today and we've been lucky with humidity sitting at about 95% all week.

I'll try to get updated pics tonight or tomorrow. Its tough having a grow far away.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:23 PM

Best of luck...

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:50 PM

Because I'm contemplating a trip to check on my fungus I figured I'd show you the first of my cube projects for the season.

I apologize for being lazy and not taking pics of all the steps like with the pan cyans.

Basically, I had an old plastic trash can. I drilled holes in the bottom and sides. It didn't have a lid though so I had to fabricate one. I used the same black weed blocker mesh material that I used for the pan cyans.

I mixed horse poo, straw (left overs from the pans) and hydrated.

Mixed Mycrotopia premium substrate bags colonized with Argentina strain( I think its Argentina since the syringe was labled ARG?????) someone help me if I'm wrong.

Stuffed nylons.

Hooked wire coat hangers across the top of the trash can

Hooked the nylon logs to the wire hangers.

The purpose of this, to keep bugs, slugs, and others from finding my fungus. I have no idea what type of fruiting environment this will provide and sorry for lack of decent pictures of the whole set up for now. Maybe I'll get off my ass and go get some update pics tonight.


And yes, thats one damn filthy used trash can ;) They also got a good spray with the hose before covering with the weed blocker material. I'm hoping that is good stuff for outdoor growing.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:07 PM

:cool:

cool setup Freaky. your outdoor projects are always impressive
i hope you get some nice flushes :)

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:12 PM

*aumbrella pulls up a stool to this thread

#13 Freaky

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:13 PM

Thanks Mycobri....I hope so too!


Ohhh, and I forgot to include that it was 3 Mycrobags of spawn used. One for each nylon log.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:15 PM

*aumbrella pulls up a stool to this thread


Toadstool ?

This should be a marvelous year for outdoor beds here in north america especially. Its an El Nina , cool and wet year, especially this fall. Bad for outdoor buds, great for mushroom beds...

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#15 Freaky

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:23 PM

I have to agree with you Hyph....perfect season for outdoor fungus (especially my magikal fungus) :greenboun


Great heat and humidity and plenty of rain. Last couple seasons have been drought ridden.

:lol: umbrella and a toad stool.......chillin' with a smoke :rasta:

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:30 PM

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:23 PM

ARG is argentina :pirate:

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:27 PM

:cool: Thanks Hip. Haven't seen many photo's of the strain. I do like the South American strains though Gulf Coast strains are some of my favorites.


In the future Cambo's will be included, and some outdoor Ecuadors. Maybe some other Pans, depending on how these test cases go.

Testing ideas really to find out a perfect outdoor system for me. I hate the loss to weather and critters, etc. I'm trying to find a balance to fruiting outdoors with the longevity you can get indoors.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:46 AM

Awesome stuff! I cant wait to see how they do.:bow: You got some of the coolest outdoor stuff freaky! best of luck. Foster

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:57 PM

:( :flamer: Pan failure after 7 days :flamer: :(

I'm certainly glad these were just some test cases. The black mesh weed blocker material is no good for my set up. It doesn't allow moisture to come in. I figured rain could still soak my subs. I found out this isn't so.

I'll have some update pics later tonight.

Just sad about my pans :(




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