Outdoor pans (failed) and cubes
Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:15 PM
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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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:20 PM
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.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:50 PM
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.
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.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:07 PM
cool setup Freaky. your outdoor projects are always impressive
i hope you get some nice flushes :)
Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:13 PM
Ohhh, and I forgot to include that it was 3 Mycrobags of spawn used. One for each nylon log.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:15 PM
*aumbrella pulls up a stool to this thread
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...
Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:23 PM
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:
Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:27 PM
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 08 June 2008 - 06:57 PM
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 :(