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  2. EDDIEKIRK

    TW lazy grow journal, lol multiple strains!

    These sure got big fast.
  3. Tentoes1962

    Indoor Growing of Species other than Cannabis....

    In general, what kind of effects are there when you switch a plant to a flowering photoperiod when it is still very young? I understand that you won't have as much end-product, but in general are there any other effects that people find desirable or undesirable?
  4. Yeah exactly if you can set up a small trellis net inside of there it will help alot with keeping the height low just keep weaving it through the trellis till you fill the space
  5. Tentoes1962

    Indoor Growing of Species other than Cannabis....

    Thank you for the advice, Popeye!. I plan to use the Costco tote I posted above, but as the plants mature, I planned to add another tote to the top of the first one (and inverted) to give it a little more room to flower and also to use LST (Low-Stress-Training) but even then I believe I will still have to switch them to a flowering photo-period very soon after they sprout (like no more than one foot tall). When I say low-stress-training, I mean NOT topping (or cutting the main sprout) but rather bending the main stalk and using a coarse net or mesh to support all of the flowering branches.....
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  7. Lots of factors play a role in this ultimately first is what genetics are you working with if your working with Indica or ruderalis type strains you will typically have shorter squat plants that wont stretch as much and are friendly for small spaces but if you are growing hybrids or sativa's especially from seed there can be alot of variance in size and stretch so those a bit more unpredictable. Another thing you wanna consider is how you are training your plants or if your not training your plants at all both approaches will work but they work differently if you are running them untopped/untrained then you wanna try to fit as many as you can in your space and create a sea of green however if you plan to top or train your plants then I recommend growing less plants in slightly bigger pots and low stress training. Them down and keep doing that until your canopy space is full this can keep your plants really low and help maximize your space to get the best yeilds! But if you are gonna be using small pots I'd really recommend using kelp and enzymes weekly
  8. Tentoes1962

    Indoor Growing of Species other than Cannabis....

    So what advice would you give to someone like me who doesn't have the grow-space to let my plants reach full-size after a "normal" veg period? In the one and only indoor grow I did, when I put the plants into flower (12 hours of darkness), they easily tripled in size. I guess it would work to switch the plants into flower after just a few weeks of veg........?
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  10. Tentoes1962

    Indoor Growing of Species other than Cannabis....

    So right now I am putting together some cannabilized Costco LEDs into some home-made grow lights that will fit on top of a Costco plastic tote....it will have a glass separator to keep the heat from the LEDs away from the plants....still in development stage. For this to work though, I will have to put the plants into flowering photoperiod (at least 12 hours of darkness) when they have not been in vegetative state for very long at all.....
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  12. You could also look into a cheap 4x4 grow tent there perfect for apartments and you can easily grow 4 plants in there
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  15. Tentoes1962

    Indoor Growing of Species other than Cannabis....

    Thanks Popeye! Great info......also the bit about emulsifying the neem and karanja oils is a cool benefit as well! My grow is on temporary hold until we get out of this damned apartment, although I suppose that I could do a micro-grow in a tote, but the plants would have to be put on a flowering photo-cycle only after a very short time in veg.....
  16. Tentoes1962

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  17. boxofrain

    TW lazy grow journal, lol multiple strains!

    It happens....and when it does I use raw honey to dress the wound. I also use the honey whenever I take cuttings or just shaping the plant. It helps prevent infection and other pathogens from forming at the damage site.
  18. popeye!

    Are you interested in growing organically??

    Lastly we have the Protists and I'll show you the 3 main forms of this first is the animal form and second is the plant form, and third is gonna be the soil Protists which I have two different pictures of how it can form it's very interesting Protists rely on water to survive so likely not something that you would find in dry soils! So soil moisture is key to maintaining a balance and helping the biodiversity
  19. popeye!

    Are you interested in growing organically??

    Here's the Predatory Nemotodes and some examples of how they eat as well as the different types of nemotodes and what they feed on! As I mentioned these are microscopic!
  20. popeye!

    Are you interested in growing organically??

    Here's a example of the Phytoseiulus persimilis you can see examples of them next to regular two spotted spider mites and obviously there is a difference and you can also see the difference in eggs, the second picture shows a Phytoseiulus persimilis attacking and killing a two spotted spider mite!
  21. popeye!

    Are you interested in growing organically??

    Here's a example of the Hypoaspis miles as you can see they look similar to the two spotted spider mites but there much different and obviously no spots on them! Very active predators!
  22. popeye!

    Are you interested in growing organically??

    Soil Organisms! Got a creepy crawly one for ya this time! Alright so we all know that there is bacteria life and fungal life in our soils If you have a healthy soil! However the other big component of that is the micro organisms in the soil. They are one of the most crucial and important roles in many ways and for many reasons to. So let's get into that Micro organisms or soil Organisms in general will vary in all shapes and all sizes as well as each having there own individual roles in the garden. Having a diverse population of Micro Organisms will kick start your garden towards success by warding off unwanted pests such as gnats, aphid and even spider mites! This will be the first micro Organisms we talk about The Predators! Just a couple of the common soil predators are Nematodes, Rove beetles, Predatory Mites (Phytoseiulus persimilis & Hypoapis miles) and Protists just to name a few! These are all drastically different then each other starting with Nematodes they are microscopic organisms in your soil that are constantly interacting with bacteria's and fungi in the soil as well as aid in some biological control but there are also Predatory Nematodes that feed on parasitic nemotodes and Protezoa! Rove beetles are very active little guys they crawl all over your soil and they will seek out and kill gnat and aphid larva in the soil very good guys to have around! Then moving on to predatory mites these guys quickly can multiply but man they can help in a number of ways they can also help fight against gnats and aphids but another thing they are like a spider mites but there a little bit bigger actually and they will eat spider mites so there's your mite control you use one mite to eat another mite and it works great! Lastly the Protists is a bacteria predator as far as my knowledge on it this particular type of micro organism its a predatory bacteria that primarily feeds on bacteria in the soil which can help in keeping a healthy balanced soil. Because you need something to also eat the bacteria so it can't over populate. It's all about keeping a nice balance! This is literally just touching the surface of soil predators but I hope you guys are excited about learning a little bit more on this topic! This is gonna conclude part 1 of this 3 part section on Micro organisms! Check back in for the next update where I'll be sharing a few pics of these predators we discussed in this section! Thanks for reading guys and have a dank day!
  23. EDDIEKIRK

    TW lazy grow journal, lol multiple strains!

    That could have been so much worse. Sorry you had to go through this. Grows babies grow,
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  25. tumbleweed

    TW lazy grow journal, lol multiple strains!

    OOPS, dropped a Dominator 2x on the plants today, didn't make sure it was locked in place as lowering it when I let go... Carnage
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