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Tentoes1962

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    Fishing in 2020

    Well it the two fish didn't exactly make enough for a real "fish fry", but enough to feed me and my wife. Poor guys were deep-fried with light breading and were delicious.
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    Fishing in 2020

    Hi so I am getting our gear ready to try some fishing for this year. Our favorite spot has been Henry Hagg lake, but it appears that a ruckus has started there between the Robinson Family Lake House (which is the establishment on the lake where folks can rent boats, kayaks and also get geedunk (snacks), etc) and the Superintendent of Washington County Parks. In short, the business has been shut down, and while there is a petition page (here:https://www.change.org/p/washington-county-parks-save-robinson-family-lake-house-3c768aa1-8ed3-4595-8f26-2377c914a51d ), it doesn’t look like they will be opening back up anytime soon and to very likely be losing their livelihood. My my wife and I were looking forward to fishing there during the bass spawn, but that probably won’t happen now. I encourage everyone to look at the linked URL and see if they would like to participate in the petition that supports the owner of the business.
  3. Hi everybody, So I plan to do a very small indoor grow with CFLs and probably not more than a 4 x 4 grow area. My wife and I are renting and we just want to keep it on the down loooowwww. I will be using FF Ocean Forest and my question is: Would it be okay to treat or drench the soil I plan to use with some Neem Oil and a little Broner’s soap? In other words is it okay to treat the soil BEFORE planting anything in it? My plan is to treat the soil while simultaneously starting (germinating) some seeds. After they germinate, I plan to put them in plastic cups with the treated FFOF. I appreciate your feedback!
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    The thought occurred to me that some people might collect and use rainwater to give to their plants and was wondering if anyone may have heard of this in the cannabis world...
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    Fishing in 2020

    My wife and I got back from two days at Ten Mile lakes (just north of Coos Bay). We managed two nice Bass, both caught on plastic worms. We fished the South Lake only, but plan to try the north lake next time. There are a lot of places to fresh-water fish down in that area, not just Tenmile lakes. My wife is trying to look like she can hardly hold her fish up!
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Oh here is a question that I have had about growing any arbitrary plant outside: My mom and I used to have conversations about how outdoor plants (in particular here I mean flowering ornamentals like Azaleas, which are everywhere and very easy to grow where I’m from), respond so much more vibrantly to a given amount of rain water, as compared to water from a well or Municipal source. An afternoon rain shower would typically produce MUCH more subsequent growth or flowering behavior than water from the hose. We knew this and would water manually (from a hose) to sustain the plants through dry spells. Does anyone know the reason for this?
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Okay so I culled the hermaphrodite. I just felt there were way too many male flowers to keep on top of by pinching the flowers...
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Wouldn’t the seeds from this plant (assuming it is fertilized by pollen from the same plant) all be “feminized” or mostly guaranteed to be female?
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    That would leave me with 4 females. ....maybe it’s a blessing in that I really only have room for 4 females in my grow area anyway.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Just the one.... In the one grow I did in another state, one plant (that had been pretty badly injured) developed occasional male parts that I removed by hand. Over time I got lazy and had a few seeds develop from the male parts that I was slow in removing, but they seemed to be localized to only those female flowers that were in the same bud area. I dont want want to take the chance of any seeds at all.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    .....but there are a LOT of them. And I’m worried that they would pollinate the other females...?
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Man! All of the options open to a cannabis grower are really humongous! I have enclosed a pic of the top of one of the females I’ve grown. It is two weeks into flower so would anyone care to chime-in on any apparent or potential problems they may see? Constructive criticism is appreciated! Oh and I also found a hermaphrodite in the bunch.... Or at least I’m pretty damn sure...the second pic is of the suspected herp..
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    So may I ask what kind of light do you use for vegging?
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Good stuff!...thank you man! SO many different ways to grow weed! In some ways I look at the grow I’m doing now as a kind of “control” in that I would like to show, after I’m done, what kind of quality can be expected by growing in a “Betty Crocker” methodology....just follow the instructions, add water and “voila!”, ...”...we are now entering orbit around Nebulon 5....it is advised to keep your seatbelts fastened....” I also understand that adding UV light (UV “A”, I believe, during flower) also increases THC as well as other desirable compounds as well. I am obviously not up to your level of expertise but believe me I appreciate your thoughts and recommendations. If I don’t immediately adopt your recommendations, don’t think that I am dismissing your ideas!
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Just so I understand, the saucer is used to catch the excess water or runoff? And you leave that runoff in the saucer to let it be absorbed back into the soil?
  16. Hi I just wanted to pass along a pic of some young plants I started recently from seed. Man they are so pretty....I got the seeds from the Cannabeizein Garden club. There are two strains here: 1) Tree of Life BX and 2) Pineapple Haze x Second Sight. Really I just want something to put me in a stable orbit around Nebulon 5....these look like Indicas or at least a big genetic component.
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    Just a noob’s picture of my ghetto-grow

    Hi so here is a pic of one of the girls after switching to flower photoperiod (12/12) for about a week. I really didn’t think they would kick-in to flower that quickly. Let me know if anyone sees anything worrisome, pls.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    If you have time, some of your findings on this subject would be appreciated as well. It seems to be standard practice to stop soil fertilization and even to “flush” the plant with excess water near harvest time.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Thank you for all of the details! I appreciate it and you have given me a lot of food for thought...
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Hey thank you very much for that detailed answer!! Those thorough explanations are appreciated because they allow a person to be able to apply the knowledge to different circumstances. Bravo man! To me it isn’t a trivial subject, and I have plans to incorporate soil-moisture sensors (as in burying multiple ones in the growing media) to be able to sense when the soil has been ideally watered. For me I still like using homer buckets because: 1) The hard plastic rims are good for providing a solid structure to attach wires for LST and; 2) If, after watering I see a lot of runoff, another unused homer bucket can be used to catch the runoff and allow some runoff water to “wick” back into the grow medium. If the water in the catch bucket doesn’t get sucked back into the grow medium after about an hour, then I get rid of the runoff and take the “grow” bucket out of the “catch” bucket. Oh and also.....do you water your plants on a daily basis, or do you water when the soil starts to dry, or the leaves begin to wilt slightly? It has been my habit to only water when the plant begins to show it’s thirsty, but that’s probably a whole ‘nother can of worms..... thanks for the shared wisdom!
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    So it has been a habit of mine (ever since I read an article in a “Grow Encyclopedia”, published by “High Times” magazine way back in, like, 1978) to be VERY vigilant about not watering to excess or runoff, for the purpose of not flushing out beneficial bacteria and nutrients. Believe me I am not disagreeing, just telling what I do and the reasons behind it and I am always looking for methods and improvements to the way I grow. For now I manually water the plants from the top with a manual sprayer and I slowly add water amongst the plants until I begin to see water coming from the holes in the bottom. That bucket immediately goes into another, identical bucket but with no holes in the bottom. The idea is to catch the runoff, and allow the runoff additional time to be absorbed back into the original bucket (to make sure there are no “dry spots” in the soil in the big bucket). After a while I take the bucket out to make sure that the excess water has been absorbed, and if not, then I discard the runoff. I have have been a big believer in this method but I am willing to change if there is a compelling reason. I appreciate your ideas and opinions, Backdoor!
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Hi there KarrMcDebt: Quoting you from a previous entry, ......”I was growing in buckets, so I top treated the soil with sand (or DE) and watered from the bottom”. So this sounds interesting to me. I use plastic “homer” buckets filled with Fox Farms Ocean Forest. At the bottom of the buckets I have drilled four (~1/8 inch) holes in the sides to allow excess water to escape. Typically I simply water from the top, very slowly to try and minimize any excess water running out of the bottom. So when I see your post about “watering from the bottom”, am I correct in assuming that you water your plants by letting the water enter the soil medium from the bottom, then allowing the water to saturate the soil before letting the excess be drained away?
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Hello again, I would like to ask a few more questions about my grow, which by the way is located in the garage of the duplex that we rent. It is my understanding that ANY stray light hitting the plants during night-time is very undesirable (can lead to things like hermaphrodites) 1) In an attempt to reduce any and all light that enters the garage (grow area), I have applied poster board with aluminum foil backing to the translucent windows of the garage door (on the inside). This does an excellent job of stopping almost ALL of the unwanted light, but a little light gets through the sides of the garage door. Should I do something about this light coming in from the sides of the garage door? 2) What is the best way to deal with hermaphrodite flowers, if they do develop? In my one stealth grow, I had an injured plants that would make bright green “bananas” (male flower parts I believe). Since I was worried that these small male parts could destroy my entire grow, I would regularly remove these male parts. From reading in this forum I gather that I have maybe been throwing away a good source of “feminized” seeds (I.e. these hermaphrodite seeds are always females). Is this true? I thank everyone here for the help!
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Thank you man! I owe ya a car wash!
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Hi all so I have caught my first few victims and I have uploaded one photo.....If it isn’t clear enough then let me know and I will try and get a closer, macro pic.
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