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  1. PencilHead

    What are you listening to?

    So I'm like a million years old and don't care for teknowlogy much but I dig new sounds much. Hammy, someone please help do decent posting of this. Aussie beach-gothy shite. Got more anybody wants it. Got Mystic Braves, Allah-Las, Growlers fresh stuff. Got vintage Brian Jonestown Massacre...
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    That's not mites, dad. The splotches are waaay big and mites are waaay tiny. If you didn't accidentally spray something caustic (bleach, etc.) or a solvent carrier, then the creature that attacked those unfortunate chillun is waaay bigger than a mite to chomp holes that big. Mites give you...
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    What are you listening to?

    Night Beats-Playing Dead just faded and The Growlers This Fruit Is For Everything. Peace and shit, y'all.
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    Old members re visiting, come and say hello again.

    Whut up, Hippie? Been a minute or two. Hope things are good with you and yours. And a hello to the rest of you old-schoolers. Hope things are good with all of you. Peace, love, tranquility, longevity and stuff...
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    What's Wrong with my plant

    And then again, some strains just don't like you or you method.
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    Be safe, Florida brothers. Riding it out in Orlando. No sweat.
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    something eating the leaves i think

    If it's a bug, it's leaf miners but they hit way harder than a spot or two here or there. Cut out the mined leaves and flush them. Don't know where you live, but where I live we can't even grow tomatoes anymore without pesticides because leaf miners. I wouldn't dream of growing outside here...
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    PM problems

    Thanks, guys. I think I got it covered. Electrical stuff scares me pretty badly. Did a sub-panel-50 amp/change over to 240v ballasts/going CO2. Trying to create an envelope here. Did double 2" rigid all around both rooms and the control/sink room. Closed Florida the hell out. Hope everyone is...
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    PM problems

    Thanks, Rosie. I'll try to muster up some patience--something I'm not ordinarily blessed with.
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    PM problems

    Hey, people. Been a while. I keep trying to PM Hammie but the message doesn't seem to be getting sent. Am I holding my mouth wrong or something? Hammie, drop me a PM if you will--relocating my dog and pony show and need a sparky. Take care and be well, everyone.
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    Love of grow, or love of dank?

    I got very sick for a while 9 or 10 years back--vomitting like every 30 or 45 minutes for days on end--and started researching the benifits of cannabis. A friend who was a dabbler steered me to MP and I stayed. Then I began deeper research for a crime novel I'd been looking at doing with...
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    Need a little help sexing plants please

    From my perspective, your friend isn't exactly correct on cloning tops. They're harder to clone successfully than nice young green ends from your mains. i suspect this is from too much greenery to support while rooting. JMO.
  13. PencilHead

    Rice Hulls/Husks

    Thanks, Duck. My shop guys couldn't find a decent source. Zem, my goal is a gentler source of silica. Hulls also do the same as perlite or coco in that they aerate.
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    Rice Hulls/Husks

    Hey, boys and girls. Hope everyone is doing well and reasonably happy. Question: Does anyone have a source for rice hulls? Or husks if you prefer that term. I can find a shipping container full from Thailand or a baggie full for making your own Miller Lite, but no reasonable amount. I'd go for...
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    Bud building tips

    Rice hull ash doesn't goof your pH up so bad.
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    Silica Blast?

    It hit me about 3 o'clock this morning: rice husk ash is a source of pure silica. Composted hulls have a good bit of silica as well. If organic's your passion, then get some rice hulls and organic on.
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    Critical strain - height issue

    You either need to get a tent or build an enclosure. You'll lose too much light in a room that big. How many 600s are you running? I run 3 in a 34 square foot (about 3 M2) room, and 6 big plants in 15 gallon (what's that, like 50-something liters?) pots is pushing it.
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    Silica Blast?

    Because the buds get big.;) I top and lollipop severely and the 4 top buds still get large. Home Depot has a break-away arbor thing outside on the end shelf with the green plastic-coated wire and the nice decorative stakes. Question for the old growers: shouldn't worm castings have a decent...
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    Mites & Mold

    Spider mites come in on you or outside stuff you bring in. If you have other vegetation outside, watch it. Reusing soil is a good way to get spider mites. Sorry reusers.
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    soil recipe?

    Uncle Pencil's easy, cheap mix. Beats Roots to hell. (1) 3.8 cf Pro-Mix BX (3) 5 kilo coco blocks (1/2) 30 lb bag of Wiggle Worm (1/2) 4 cf bag of perlite (15 gallons) (6) pounds Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus (18.5 cups) That should yield about 140 gallons/18.5 cf of prime media at about $9 per...