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  1. 2 points
    And if one wants to cough up a lung or two, then smoke some "bud rot" cannabis that's dusted with a generous sprinkling of aphid carcasses. IMO, life is too short to smoke shit weed. Lesson learned: inspect your crop at least 2x week and seek the least evasive/destructive solution. My first weapon of choice to attack leaf critters is "Bug Blaster BBN". It is a hose attachment that blasts aphids (under and on top of the leaf) with plain water (no poisons). Take your plant outside, connect to hose and spray under/over all leaves, then say good bye to aphids, spider mites, etc. For obvious reasons, I would use with great caution on flowering plants.
  2. 2 points
    Botrytis produces no known aflatoxins and its spores and filiments can be removed from a concentrate by filtering at 0.2 microns with a syringe filter, which removes the odor and flavor. Botrytis is the same mold that is used to produce Grand Cru wines, but some people can have a Type I allergic reaction to the spores and mycelium.
  3. 1 point
    Graywolf

    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    I usually throw away the seriously rotted buds and salvage the balance.,
  4. 1 point
    So you're wondering what you need to start a marijuana garden, well no worries we all had to start from ground zero. There are two ways for you to start up a garden the first way the way I began get a single light and a single pot and a timer then get the rest as needed. This method in my opinion is a mistake but you're welcome to try. The other method is to purchase all of your equipment and everything you need to get you through your first harvest. When I had to shut down and restart that's how I started with everything I needed before hand so this is what I recommend hope you learn from my mistake LOL so now that we have that straight let's take a look at what is needed to start a successful soil based garden. I will assume you have gardening space so without further ado the list: gardening pots with drain pans and to clone boxes, lights for veg-4 foot shop lights Two of them Also a workbench measuring 2' x 6' workbench for your cloning and juveniles Now either Use eyebolts on studs in the ceiling or make a 2" x 2" trellis to suspend the lights from. To actually hold and suspend the lights you will need light fixture cams this includes for all lights to Per light. Start 1 gallon pots juveniles I use 12 now onto the next page which we call teens you will need four : 2 to 3 gallon pot per plant you will Also need one 4' x 2' foot four bank T-5 Light fixture As well as one in 2' x 4' T-5 Now for your flower room if you don't have one you are going to need a grow tent I recommend a 4' x 6" 4' x 6" x 7' make sure to get mylar as the reflective material and avoid any tents using PVC. Now for what you need to flower you will need a light source I recommend a 600 W HPS with a Cool tube or Hood in a six-inch you will need a ballast to run the light this also must be 600 HPS. Also needed is a timer. Now that you've gotten all this stuff included in the Mix is two in-line fans Size 6 inch and to correspond with the rest of your equipment We are also going to need an adequate supply of 6 inch Ventilation tubes. Need a piece of plywood to fit in your window with an intake and an outlet and weatherization fome to seal the window. Oh yeah the tubing should come with callers if not you will need a supply them for should do. Bamboo gardening stakes, prooners Room thermometer with humidity reading the dehumidifier you can get away without I do air conditioner can also do without I do I did not in the beginning what kind of climate you are in will determine the need or not. Also if you can draw air from a source of shade Or not And other variables Not to concern yourself with in the beginning. Now for actual gardening you need Good soil ocean forest is good, a nutrient line to include grow micronutrients bloom or flour can be said both ways. Hydrazine sorry can't spell it nor can I say it well enough for my speech recognition hopefully someone will step in with the proper spelling and know what it is There are many other things people can get to garden it is endless as you will learn. Happy gardening to you I may have missed a few things but I assure you this is more than enough to get you going happy gardening any questions get back to me know someone starting up refer them to this if you have some input please do so thank you and good day either go with
  5. 1 point
    What if I was to say to you I can make all of your gardening problems go away as far as pest and fungus are concerned (well I can't) however the good news is I can teach you how to do it! When I began to grow I had very little money to speak of most people with my income who try to grow generally wind up not doing very well as they can't afford the treatments and other cost involved in gardening in doors. I have been in many Gardens And I noticed the problems These gardens were having To deal with. I looked at what they all had in common and the most common cause for gardening difficulties when it comes to bugs and fungus was and is these rooms were all filthy providing everything bugs and fungus need to set up home, my garden was no different. I also could not afford the pesticides. So I decided to make my grow room as clean as possible so neither bugs or fungus would like it . I cleaned my walls I cleaned my equipment from the ceiling right down to the floor if it wasn't grow related out it went. Picture your garden as an oasis in a sterile lab. I treated my garden for one final time and started to filter my air intake with a HEPA filter that can be cleaned and used over and over very inexpensive when you compare cost to preventative maintenance. The result was a grow that I did not need to treat for over 10 years. Right up till I shut down no problems. You will still encounter nats unfortunately they come with the soil fortunately you only need a fly strip. You can also save money on the number of fans you use. It is said that you should have enough airflow in your room that the leaves on your plant are moving. That requires use of numerous fans which all cost money to run. If I understand correctly the reason is to discourage bugs from taking up home. But if the bugs aren't there to begin with you don't need the fans. But you do need adequate airflow. I am currently running my room on just one six-inch in-line fan recycling it using it to heat my home saving even more money. What I am telling you is a secret!!! Don't say a word!! LOL. Also remember Gardening problems Are hitchhikers so always go into your room in fresh clean clothes anything that's been outside is contaminated when it comes to clothing. Also handling pets is a no no sorry to be a hard ass LOL it's all for the benefit of you and your garden give your dog a bone and tell him or her I said sorry Let me know how this works for you having problems after doing this I will take a look see help you put your finger on it if at all possible.
  6. 1 point
    Tentoes1962

    Fishing in 2020

    I caught two rainbows, an 8 1/2” and a 10 1/2”. Both were caught on a reddish-colored rooster tail.
  7. 1 point
    EDDIEKIRK

    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    I would not use a chemical at this point, Try using a spray bottle with ice water in it. to knock them off, then kill them?
  8. 1 point
    popeye!

    Fishing in 2020

    If there stocked rainbows powerbait, worms and mini marshmallows is my favorite way to catch em
  9. 1 point
    Theo

    where art meets science.

    We oftentimes hear that growing is an art and science, most often the science is spoken of but what about the art. This is where art meets science It all began for me when I started growing in a grow tent measuring 4'6"x 4'6"x 7'0". It was a limited amount of space that I had to work within flower. I was running three plants in flower. But as you already probably figured out it was choking themselves out. I needed a solution to the problem. So I learned how to grow my plants square with rounded edges of course. So I started cutting them back as soon as possible to produce 4 limbs done correctly you will have a plant with four limbs Starting Just about 2 inches above the roots. Then I had another problem I had a ceiling of 7'and I use a 6-inch cool tube so now I only have a 6'6" height limitation I wanted my plants to be big so I would take those four stocks and bend them out the word to the outside 15-gallon pot And Secured the limbs to bamboo stakes 4'0" now the plan has all the stock of a large plant and all the lower limbs are cut off as the plant grows maintaining a 16 to 18-inch canopy. The advantage you have now is that you can put the stocks anywhere you like. So that the colas get the best light. This requires you to bend and shift until you have a canopy and rows of tops to become colas. All done from yo-yos from the top of the tent Attached to 1 x 2 slats secured to the tent frame with zip ties. Coffee cup hooks will hold your yo-yo in place anywhere you like thereby allowing you to pull the plant into the desired position That you wish you wish. Just by pulling in the right direction from the top. This is the first step in learning how to bend and break. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to this post. In my next post, I will go more in-depth about bending breaking shaping, etc. etc. I will give you a list of items needed to accomplish this growth style. Before you know it you will be doing your own artistic expression in the stocks of your plans it really is a kind of living art and you have to experience it in order to fully appreciate the art form.
  10. 1 point
    By the way, I found that fungus gnats are apparently attracted to the “hardener” component of 2-part epoxy (the two-part mix where you mix equal parts of hardener and resin). I have attached a picture of the bottle of epoxy “hardener”, showing a bunch of dead fungus gnats that got stuck to the excess, spilled hardener. Note that this bottle of hardener was kept quite far away from the plants and they really seem to be attracted to it. This is just the hardener part of the 2-part mix NOT mixed with the resin.
  11. 1 point
    My little project, is looking up as I managed to put my order in for my canoe. With the high ticket item out of the way the rest should fall in place. I have decided to do some trips on the Columbia River first, that's a lot of fun island hoping on the Columbia. Doing the river trips on the Columbia Will give me a chance To field test all of my equipment. At that time I will be ready to start looking at possible journeys I can make. My dream of course is doing the Amazon but with C-19 might not be able to do that one for a while. I think I'm going to research it.
  12. 1 point
    raven13013

    Succulents, Photos

    These are a Trichocereus hybrid SS02xSS01 X Bertha
  13. 1 point
    raven13013

    Succulents, Photos

  14. 1 point
    raven13013

    Succulents, Photos

  15. 1 point
    Welcome, Be sure and let us know how we can help. EK
  16. 1 point
    Backdoor

    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Please experiment, but to help you compare apples to oranges, compare Luminous Efficiency (lumens per watt), CRI (sunlight = 100) and the PPF (umols per second) Philip 315w CMH lamps have a Luminous Efficiency of 109, PPF of 1.9, CRI of 90 and rated for 20,000 hours (at 80% lumens) HPS 1000w bulbs have a Luminous Efficiency between 100-140, PPF of 1.9, CRI mid 20s and rated for 9,000-12,000 hours CFL bulbs (70 watt equiv) have a Luminous Efficiency in the 60s, PPF of 0.9, CRI low 80s and rated for 8,000 hours As for light penetration, I have used CFLs, T5s, double end HPS, 1000w, 600w and 400w HPS/MH and now 315w CMH--I would say CMH exceed in the light penetration department. Probably because the bulb (when in vertical position) has nearly zero cold/hot spots, thus illuminating the plant canopy quite evenly. I place these about 2-3' above the canopy as well; 18" is too short.
  17. 1 point
    Hey guys I'm starting this thread as a place for those interested in learning about how they can start growing organically and get away from bottled nutrient! Increasing you health, potency flavor and reducing the amount of money on inputs for the garden. I have been thankful to be friends with some very knowledgeable people and have gained a good amount of knowledge from them as well as learned how to apply it myself! So my goal is to help others on the path to organics and towards better health for you! I believe in living organic soil and working with microorganisms to help break down organic matter and make it into plant available nutrients this way you are not measuring Nutrients and checking PH or PPMs! Utilizing the proper soil mix ratio as well as good quality soil ingredients will ensure you get started the right way. I do have a recipe I would like to share, this recipe is from a good friend of mine that taught me Alot of what I know about living organic soil and still helps me to this day! Even helped with my most recent batch of soil which came out great! So I'll get this started with this introduction post and then within the next day or two I will put up a soil mix recipe as well! And then we will get going from there! Here's my Hell's angel OG in the new soil mix I made up! Just a example of the health were looking for in our plants and this is just the start!
  18. 1 point
    Purple Power

    Succulents, Photos

    bump
  19. 0 points
    Tentoes1962

    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Hi so I was cleaning/trimming the last female, and I believe that maybe I have found the problem. The attached photo is of the bud I was trimming and isn’t that some kind of mold growing on the inside of the bud next to the main stem? Also I realize that having such a bad infestation of aphids indicates a severe lack of supervision, but I wrongly assumed that since I was growing indoors I didn’t have to worry about bugs as much and in such a relatively low humidity climate that I didn’t have to worry about mold as much either and I was a fool to think so. Thanks everyone!
  20. 0 points
    So I must admit that I have not been a very good steward of my last plant but I found the last female to be covered in aphids....all along the leaf stems, just packed in. Would a soak in pyrethrin hurt the buds of the plant? She is well into flower and I’m sure that this is the cause of all of the foxtailing....
  21. 0 points
    Theo

    Attention Adrenaline junkies!

    Don't you have a photo of me in the glider?

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