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#1 carolo

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:42 PM

Just thought I'd share a pic of my first straight coir mono in a long time.

In the past I kept getting the mean green OR hundreds of tiny fruits no taller than 2 inches. I adjusted my holes, stopped using polyfill, and used a few cups less water to the coir.

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I'll update in a day or two. Gonna try to make some prints to donate.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

Lookin good! Congrats on the grow keep us updated with weight after run!

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

Thanks!
I'll try to take a pic each day for everyone.

Don't own a scale :( Thought it would be best not to have one around due to legal reasons.

I will borrow one from a friend to get you all some numbers though :)

Pretty sure the size of the container is your standard rubbermaid 18 gallon.
A brick of coir fits nicely inside them.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:36 PM

don't blame you on the scale. But if you decide to get on (I find mine essential for dosing etc.) Keep it in a kitchen drawer at all times. If any issues arise it is for weighing measurements, it's a whole lot more accurate when baking then getting out the cups and stuff. ;)
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:44 PM

Looking real good! What strain you growing there?

#6 carolo

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:52 PM

good idea mestoph!
I'll keep that in mind. thanks:)

dial8. im not sure of the strain :(
I'll have to check my notes when I get home.
im pretty sure its brazil or pfclassic.


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:02 PM

Ok cool. Well please keep us updated. That is a good looking grow you got there. :)

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:56 PM

excellent. also, if the water was building up the lids and dripping on the sub, this could have caused your mean green.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:02 PM

The instructions always said to use a gallon of hot water to a brick. I had massive water build up so I used 2 cups less each time and they seemed to get better.

A few times I had a worthless crop but as soon as I switched to a diff sub I did much better.

Straight coir does pretty well and its cheap. I like to use more expensive compost for my hpoo bags.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:01 PM

No time to take pics yesterday.

Here we are 2 days later from the last picture I posted.

happy valentines day:loveeyes:
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:04 PM

Downright beautiful! Well done! I always love the spore patterns on the top of caps! :headbang:

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:06 PM

should i pick them all?
or just the ones that are ready?

im afraid if i start grabbing the ones that are ready ill damage the others that arent.

i was going to just wait to harvest everything tomorrow.

any suggestions?

thanks everyone :bow:

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

:amazed: Wow! I'm speechless! Excellent job on your grow!:eusa_clap:loveeyes:

#14 carolo

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:18 PM

Thanks :)

I threw a brick of coir in a cooler and added 14 cups of boiling water.
Closed cooler and hours later mixed the coir with about 3-4 quarts of spawn in an 18 or 21 gallon rubbermaid. Think it was 18.

Put two 1inch holes next to each other on all 4 sides 8inches up from the bottom. Used tyvek because I seem to always have bad luck with pollyfill

I made this mono almost a week after I made some invitro poo bags and the bags are JUST now starting to pin and most havent.

Mono's ftw!

#15 carolo

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:10 PM

well I decided to harvest anyways... thank god I did.

my dehydrator is going to be working overtime

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:24 PM

duude carolo i am so jealous :) ...

i did a straight coir monotub as well and i ended up with a buttload of 1-2" fruits, when i was expecting a buttload of ginormous ones! i guess you could say mine is not really a monotub though. it has no holes in it, i merely open it up and fan and mist manually. i wonder, if i were to put the holes in my tub like you have done, would that correct my problem?

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

Nice harvest :eusa_clap

I love coir, I have had some really good yeild with straight coir . Im doing my first manure, straw, vermiculite and coir grow now and I'm going to compare with my straight coir grows.

Very nice Carolo !

#18 carolo

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:02 PM

duude carolo i am so jealous :) ...

i did a straight coir monotub as well and i ended up with a buttload of 1-2" fruits, when i was expecting a buttload of ginormous ones! i guess you could say mine is not really a monotub though. it has no holes in it, i merely open it up and fan and mist manually. i wonder, if i were to put the holes in my tub like you have done, would that correct my problem?


I have had that very same problem. Tons of tiny tiny fruits. It's happened to me quite a few times. With coir and with hpoo.

I've been having real good luck with coir lately. Mono's are set and forget. No need to open to fan or mist. You need to put a few holes for FAE. That is most likely your problem. I'd bet on it.

Cover the holes with tyvek (free at the post office) or stuff it with some pollyfill. Most use the poly but I like tyvek.


thanks all for the kind words.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:05 PM

very nice grow.

I have been using verm coir and composted manure only getting a few fruits at a time. I believe I will be doing the coir only with the same style set up you have here.

again very nice grow

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:20 PM

Nice job on the monotub :bow:
I have almost the same tub now only polyfill furnace vents stacked over the holes, seems like the tyvek works great and is a little simpler.

Ive had great results with straight coir spawned with whole grain in dub tubs

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