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Tentoes1962

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  1. 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!
  2. 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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    Comet Atlas

    Hi all: Just to let you know there is a comet visiting our part of the cosmos. It has been named Comet “Atlas” and because it will come VERY close to the sun, there is a chance that it could be VERY bright. There is no guarantee of this but I thought you should know as I feel it’s a shame that many people go through their whole lives without ever witnessing one of these ancient mariners. Here is the link for anyone interested: https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-bright-comet-c-2019-y4-atlas Oh and also, there is NO chance that this comet will strike the earth and is therefore NOT “the doomsday comet”! For me, Astronomy is just a source of wonder but after I posted this about the comet, I thought that some folks might have heard some gossip or other nonsense that the tabloids love to puke up!
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    Comet Atlas

    I am attaching a better picture that is a close-up of comet 67P/C - G. It was taken by the European Space Agency’s “Rosetta” spacecraft in 2014. I recommend that you visit the Wikipedia page if the picture whets your appetite. The object is about 2.5 by 1.6 miles in size and is made of dust and ices and while it may look bright in the photo, the comet is actually darker than a lump of coal.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    I didn’t even know you could feed/water your plants that way (via spraying the foliage). I always assumed if you are spraying the leaves then you are applying some kind of “treatment” (like Neem oil or ugh, a pesticide).
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Thank you, Backdoor! I am not hopeful that it will be me who is the one who discovers the “foie gras” equivalent of marijuana....who would have thought that by feeding a duck or goose nothing but milk (and corn(?)) would lead to a culinary delicacy of the animal’s liver?! Really I mostly just like to grow weed. When I was a kid in High School, I had a “science-fair project” of weed growing in my closet, and a few of my buddies would often like to go into that closet and sit and stare at the plants (generally while flying of course, but not always!) for long periods of time. Really I am still that kid and I like to hear of the grow stories and methodologies in the hope that I can find a strain and grow-method that might lead to some flower that tastes like hash, coupled with a nice high. I know it is mostly subjective, but it’s good to keep swinging at the ball.... I appreciate your ideas! I have attached a picture of “Ashley”....:) Yes I know I need to transplant them now.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Yes and thank you, Backdoor! In your post above, those features are typically visible BEFORE switching the plants’ light cycle to flower, am I correct? In my very limited experience (one grow), I was able to identify them as you described before shortening the “daylight” time. I have a small hand-held microscope (it has a battery and LED light) that lets me look at very fine (almost too fine) features of the plant....I will attach a pic of it.... ...and that is how I cheat!! But this one doesn’t have any way to transfer or upload the images it takes to anything. Nowadays I’m pretty sure you can buy a very similar one with a Bluetooth or WiFi connection for very little money. If I remember with my one grow, the first thing I remember noticing were white hairs......
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Hey also I was curious to know if there are other ways to determine the sex of a plant besides just closely watching the “v” very closely (where the leaf stem meets the main trunk) during veg? I would guess that if money is no object then there are probably companies that can tell you if you send them a leaf sample? Just curious...
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    Fishing in 2020

    Hi everyone! So the wife and I are going to try Freeway Lakes today (or is it Highway Lakes?), just south of Salem. Gonna show that girl how it’s done!
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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.
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    Just a noob’s picture of my ghetto-grow

    Thanks for the feedback, EK. I will post some more pictures in a bit..
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    Just a noob’s picture of my ghetto-grow

    Thank you EK! I can already see roots at the bottoms of the cups that they are planted in now, so you are right about needing to put them into bigger containers. I’m a little unsure about what size of container to put them in next. On the one hand, I like to minimize the number of times that they are re-potted, since whenever I do it, the plants seem to be injured and take about a week to start growing again. Conversely I don’t want to put them into ten-gallon buckets when they probably won’t be allowed to get very big anyway. Wow I think I just answered my own question! BTW in my last grow, the plants were flowered in individual 10 gallon buckets and an autopsy revealed that there was A LOT of root accumulation at the bottom of the bucket, but not so much throughout the rest of the soil volume. That says to me that I should try and find containers that are taller and less wide than the standard ten gallon bucket, although I don’t think I will be vegging them for that long, given the space restrictions where I am now. I like using the homer buckets however because the hard plastic of the buckets makes for good, strong tie-down points for doing LST (Low Stress Training) of the plants during the next phase of vegging. I appreciate and respect the opinions of everyone on here!
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    Just a noob’s picture of my ghetto-grow

    No they will be staying inside and I never realized that air circulation will work to thicken the trunks and stems.... thanks EK! I plan to move them under some cfls shortly and to transplant them into bigger pots...this was really a spur-of -the moment idea.
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    Just a noob’s picture of my ghetto-grow

    Sorry I forgot the attachment.....
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    Fishing in 2020

    Yes and during the quarantine as well (shhh, don’t tell anybody!!!)... No takers yet...
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    I appreciate the recommendations and I would very much like to implement a lot of the things you recommend but since we are in a small duplex I just don’t have the space. It’s too bad, because with some extra time on my hands now, that’s the kind of experimentation that I like to do.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    But I don’t necessarily “blame” FFOF as the cause of the black spots.....for all I know I could have introduced unwanted critters while watering, etc.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    In the indoor grow I did some years ago (using FFOF) all of the plants developed black spots on the leaves after they grew to about 1.5 feet in veg. My research led me to try Neem oil and after application (drenched the soil), all subsequent growth had NO spots at all, so it seemed to work.
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    Starting a small indoor grow.....

    Thank you, humble servant!
  20. Hi so here is a nice response to someone who admits that they have made some mistake and you are trying to console them....after they finish their admission (of whatever mistake, error or problem), simply state: ”Well we all spin a wheel off of our tri-cycles now and then!”
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    IKEA smoke light

    That is a hookah from the planet Nebulon 5!
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    Comet Atlas

    Hi so I thought I would show everyone a picture from a spacecraft that took a close-up picture of Halley’s Comet back, errrr, well I don’t remember exactly when, by the European “Giotto” probe. This picture shows what a comet is all about.....a comet is a “dirty snowball” and when it comes close to the sun, it starts to spew off gases and dust that we see as its tail... This picture is from Wikipedia, and it is a closeup image of Halley’s Comet... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Halley_Giotto.jpg The picture was taken in 1986.
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    1-750_1114.JPG

    I have an old, non-digital (uses the old emulsion-based film) Nikon FG camera that is essentially useless now, isn’t it? Or are there perhaps retro-fits where you can breathe new life into an old 35mm SLR camera?
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    1-750_1114.JPG

    No I am NOT jealous!!!
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    Comet Atlas

    Hi just an update on Comet Atlas... it appears that the comet recently broke apart into pieces and that (they say) does not bode well for the hopes of it becoming brighter (more impressive to watch). It will be closest to our Earth in May, but for now you have to have a telescope or binoculars to see it. I have attached a link (below) that shows where in the sky the comet will be in the upcoming months. https://skyandtelescope.org/wp-content/uploads/WEB_Comet_Atlas_Finder_BW.pdf
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