Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. Today
  3. Rob

    Organic grow with super soil

    Moon phases have been used for thousands for years to sow and harvest crops. October 7 and November 8 is the new moon here in Portland. The best time to harvest your crops is the new moon. Doubt I’ll make it until November. 🤞
  4. Rob

    Organic grow with super soil

    I almost harvested this time last year, but I battled and waited unit the 7th of October and the 15th. Let me tell you the extra 8 days on the last plant made a huge difference. Yield was double that if any other plants. This may have been Strain specific to the Jager strain but I don’t think so. They seemed to swell more everyday. This picture is the 7th of October 8 days before I harvested last year. Last year mold and catapillars forced me to harvest. This year I’m hoping to wait for amber tricombs.
  5. Rob

    Organic grow with super soil

    Popeyes the strain last year was Jager, this year its Jager x DJ short BB Less tea this year. I did two teas, I should get a fungal tea going this week. At this point in the game I barely water at all. My plants are in the ground and I am on a hill so My ground stays pretty moist. I’ll keep a close eye this week with the daytime temps rising, night still stays cool. One or two more teas left, only a light watering. Last year I did a lot more foliar feeds with tea and I top dressed my amendments every 1-2 weeks. This year I concentrated on preventing bugs and mold with my sprays, used supersoil, and just top dressed with some organic 5-5-5 granular, worm castings, and compost every couple weeks. I am going for lower maintenance. So far no mold but the rain is coming looks like Sunday so these girls will be covered by Friday.
  6. popeye!

    Are you interested in growing organically??

    Alright today we will cover Training your Plants! Alright so here's a topic I'd like to touch on because I have seen alot of improper topping and training techniques and hope to help correct some of these to help you guys get better yeilds! So primarily what I see people do wrong when it comes to topping is mainly two things topping to early and topping to often/ to many times! Both things can be detrimental to your yeilds. While some people think this may increase there yeilds by having as many tops as possible. This will ultimately make you have more tops but with smaller buds so you loose yeild in the end! What I recommend is Low Stress Training or LST for short! So if your gonna top your plants at all I'd only top them once and other then that I'd recommend training via several different ways you can use a trellis net, plant stakes and ties, tomatoe cages, or water training! There are other ways to accomplish this but what's most important is causing as little stress to the plants as possible and that's why it's called low stress training. This does a few things creates faster response time VS topping and you still help distribute auxins to help with new plant growth on lateral branching. Thus making more tops with less stress which leads to better plant expressions and higher yeilds! So generally speaking with low stress training you will be tying down your main branches or pulling them through a trellis netting. For the tying down method there's alot of ways to accomplish this you can either choose to top once or not top at all! Just pull the main top over and secure it in place so it will redirect how it's growing. This will help kick start your lateral branching as these side branches come up you will develop more tops and you can pull the new tops down as you see fit to structure out the plant the way you would like. The more you do this the more tops/main branches will develop just keep in mind you want this to be a low stress thing so don't over do it and constant be training your plants down! Give them time to respond to each training and establish new growth if you see your leaf count drop down on new growth that's a indicator of stress and you should probably hold off on training if you see that happening! If you do it right you should not see any reduction on leaf count! If you wanna go the trellis route which I prefer I really like a double trellis system. Start with one trellis when the plants are smaller and then use another trellis when they get bigger before flowering so I can train them through the upper trellis as well which helps create that full canopy your looking for to get the most yeild with the space you have! With the first layer of trellis I'll start all my basic training and again you can do this either with topping once or not at all and just use the net to train your branches down I like this method because it's very gental on the plant and eventually also helps support the plant throughout flower! Basically you will just train the tops down under the trellis as they come up above the trellis so you will be spreading it out and maximizing your tops with very little stress at all to the plants. Once you have filled out your first trellis layer let the plants come up about a foot or two above the first trellis and then put your second trellis right at the top of the plants and then you can continue to train in the second trellis to make sure you maximize your space and have tops wall to wall! In training this way you will see increased growth rates over bad topping/ training practices such as I mentioned at the beginning. You will also see better plant expressions generally better plant health, more resin, more flavor and bigger buds which come on guys who doesn't want that! Ill share some pictures soon of examples of low stress training or simply do a little digging on the topic also I would recommend the book Secrets of the West Coast Masters this book provides information about low stress training as well as maximizing your space and yeilds great book for people with smaller gardens to make the most out of the space you have available!
  7. popeye!

    Organic grow with super soil

    Looking good man are you doing any teas?
  8. popeye!

    Starting my grow again!

    It's supposed to be pretty nice thankfully
  9. EDDIEKIRK

    Organic grow with super soil

    It's a pretty close call, is it the same strain? How much longer do you think you have left?
  10. Rob

    Organic grow with super soil

    This last year same day, I think it was bigger last year
  11. welcome to PIF  Feel free to ask questions

  12. Welcome, do let us know if you need help posting or asking for a donation.

  13. tumbleweed

    TW lazy grow journal, lol multiple strains!

    Not looking bad...
  14. Yesterday
  15. Last week
  16. EDDIEKIRK

    Starting my grow again!

    Man those make me wanna be growing this year, What's your weather looking like in the next 10 days?
  17. Purple Power

    New chicks,...... and a frustrated cat

    Her foot is normal colored, just swollen. There isn't a rotten smell either. Keep in mind when the vet went into her foot, she had to go all the way to the ankle area (just below) to clear out the infection. That's a lot of healing Road Runner has to do. She acts normal with eating, laying eggs, foraging and pecking order. In fact Road Runner just ran across the yard chasing one of my young hens. It might have something to do withe sun flower head I just cut off. I do soak her foot in warm water and put neosporin on it. She gets her pills and I check her foot daily. I do this in late afternoon to just before she goes to bed at night
  18. EDDIEKIRK

    New chicks,...... and a frustrated cat

    That is worrying. Any chance you can add heat to her foot once or twice a day. Like, heat some water up and then use a cloth, dip it in the warm to hot water and wring it out real good (be sure, not hot to your touch) and place directly on the wound? Do this until your pot of water is cooled off. I use this soaking method on the kids or whenever I get a spider bite or bug bite and it takes the swelling down right after the treatment. Now it will swell up again, but after a few days, that heat can kill the poisons building up. Thoughts? It is a lot of extra work. Is it still really red? sorry to bother you. 🐔
  19. Purple Power

    New chicks,...... and a frustrated cat

    Her foot is still swollen, but healing. When feeling her foot there aren't any hard lumps. I have seen her run around and even do the hen football thing for treats.
  20. EDDIEKIRK

    New chicks,...... and a frustrated cat

    Roadrunner updates? 🐔
  21. zzzzzzzz

    Odd Duck

    Hi there eddie asked me to look.... but i m baffled.... never seen that!!! interesting cheers zzzzzzzz
  22. popeye!

    Starting my grow again!

    Then here's a pic of a nice cola forming on the Hell's Angel OG!
  23. popeye!

    Starting my grow again!

    Some more Oregon pines for your viewing pleasure! This is the one I'm calling the Jurassic pheno
  24. MarianGuzman

    Beneficial: Caterpillar Parasites

    Caterpillar Parasites are beneficial for the environment through the collective relationship they maintain with the plants they visit. But sometimes caterpillars are harmful to plants they eat your garden plants. When controlling a caterpillar is required, hand-picking is among the most effective solutions. Another method of controlling them is using insecticide sprays or powder. Using of insecticide you need to use it with proper amount, so hire or consult some exterminator in Long Island who will use an effective commercially available spray for caterpillars.
  25. All open topics are accessible to you. Help answer questions or ask new ones. 

     
  26. Welcome Marian, I'm in Portland Or.

  1. Load more activity
×