THG Gets Her Hands Dirty

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  1. Jun 29, 2012 #81

    Ruffy

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    how many weeks in flower are ya? teas this early with a s soil? im testing my nut hog to see how fast or badly they go yellow this round. last round they went yellow week4-5.
    the g d's are kinda small compared to the others, but the tricks & smells are great 4 more weeks maybe 3. cheers thg & best of luck
     
  2. Jun 30, 2012 #82

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    I am 2 weeks into flowering. I ran out of nutes early with the first batch, so I thought I would try some teas along the way. I am new to this organic stuff, so am kind of learning as I go.

    I have 3 Bourbon St, 2 Gravedigger, 1 Satori, 1 Satori/Dynamite,1 Safari Mix, 1 OG Kush (attitude freebie), 1 Fruity Chronic Juice (attitude freebie) in the flowering room. I have 5 Master Kush, 5 Satori, 5 Beyond the Brain, 4 Ganesh, and 1 OG13 (attitude freebie) vegging now. Taking care of the inside garden and the outside veggie and flower gardens is taking a lot of time right now.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2012 #83

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    I pulled all the girls out of the closet and gave them a shower--92 degrees and 27% RH today. I though I would snap some pics.

    The bags are labeled, but don't know if they will be legible:

    1. The Attitude Freebies Fruity Chronic Juice and OG Kush
    2. Three Bourbon Street-Leprechaun Seeds
    3. Two Gravedigger-Leprechaun Seeds
    4. A Safari Mix, a Satori, and A Dynamite/Satori cross

    I got more stretch than I like on some of these, but hey, it happens. I am quite happy with the fast bud development. I flipped these 6-15 to force sexing. I weeded out the males on the 24th. The yellow is the HPS light--they are looking a nice healthy green.

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  4. Aug 2, 2012 #84

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    These have stayed greener this run. I am about 2-3 weeks out on most of these. I have all the flowering plants in one closet--trying to concentrate the cooling power I have to one flowering space....it has just been so darned hot for so long.

    I have some Mandala strains in veg that I burned with too much ss on the initial transplant. The OG13 did fine though. I just need to remember that Mandala strains do not like as hot a soil as some other strains.

    I am having a real time getting things to root just now. I don't know if it is the 15% RH or the heat, but have been struggling to get things to root.....I think I may have to pop some more seeds.

    1. 3 Master Kush
    2. 2 Bourbon St.
    3. Bourbon St and OG Kush
    4. Satori cross and a Satori
    5. Same as pic 4???? (Duh)
    6. Grave Digger, Safari Mix, Bourbon St.

    I've got 2 more Gravediggers going that I apparently didn't snap any pics of or I deleted them....hate it when I'm stupid.

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  5. Aug 2, 2012 #85

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    :aok: look like it almost party time at THG
     
  6. Aug 2, 2012 #86

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    looking good thg! ill be mixing up a pile of n.c's mix this weekend for a month long cook actually 6 weeks since thats when ill need it next. im loving these mixes, so easy to grow. up next, white rhino & ubc chemo & more polllin chuckin, well next round
     
  7. Aug 2, 2012 #87

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    Lookin real good there, Goddess. Keep rockin it

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  8. Sep 24, 2012 #88

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    I just don't know what I am doing wrong. My veggies loved the supersoil and I had the best vegetable garden in the area. However, with my indoor grow, it is a different story. I am just not getting near the growth and yield off the soil plants as I have my hydro ones. I am not going to throw in the towel, but I am going to fall back and punt.

    This difference was really brought home to me last week. I had been gone for about 5 days. I had 15 soil plants in solo cups that were going to be transplanted when I got home. I had one plant in a hydro unit. Even though they are about the same age, the hydro plant was 2-3 times larger than the soil plants. So, Saturday, I took all the soil plants out of their Solo cups and put them into DWC units. This is always a gamble, but they are doing okay so far. I snapped this pic Saturday when I transplanted them. I thought the difference in growth was quite amazing. There are 6 plants on the left, the hydro plant in the center and and 9 on the right.

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  9. Sep 24, 2012 #89

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    THG don't despair. My first soil grow was not nearly at par with my DWC grows, but it has started to come around. I still believe that my DWC has faster growth in veg and hopefully will be reverting back once the temps of summer subside. I just cannot do DWC in Summer because of rez temps.
     
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    That is very strange. I wonder what in the world would make the soil so much smaller. This is very interesting but I am sorry the soil didn't come out better for you.

    Please don't give up on dirt or organics.
     
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    Simply put. You just will not see the growth rates and yield vs hydro. Or Chem nutes for that matter. I switched back to GH3 for last few crops in part because I am getting bored of soil and been wanting to dust off the old ebb and grow buckets anyhow. Clearly I can see a alot of differences. Growth rate, yield, etc. I still believe, maybe cause its in my head, but all the buds I have grown in organic soil, taste different. Better, idk. Would lean to yes. I do however like the burn quality of organic buds.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2012 #92

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    LOL--I really didn't think I would see that much difference. It is really easier for me to do hydro in the winter as soil is hard to store and deal with when you get a lot of snow, so probably a good time to switch back and I may be making a move in a month or 2. My outside veggies did sooooo well that I really expected the same from my indoor grows.

    It seems like I had some that maybe tasted better, but I had some with not much taste at all. I don't seem to have any trouble with burn quality, regardless. It can get hard to tell (remember) taste after 100s of plants.

    I'm not giving up, I just need to get a little better and know what does what and what to do when a plant looks off. This will be winter reading.

    Thanks for chiming in NV. I value your thoughts.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2012 #93

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    mojo for you godess...I know all too well of winter and stored soil:doh:..hard to plant in a frozen block:giggle:..Im all dirt though...I do have a few buckets bubbling with water...does that count?:p

    take care and be safe
     
  14. Sep 24, 2012 #94

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    It's just a learning curve, Goddess. Really a dramatic difference tho. I'm sure you will figure it out -- you are the Goddess...

    Peace
     
  15. Sep 25, 2012 #95

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    i have less experience than u in soil thg!
    from what ive heard it could take 2 days for te roots to hit the the soil, then te overall grow is like 2-3 weeks slower than other hydro style ways.
    i dont have a clue, but ill see what happens when i put my girls in n.c's s.s mix in a few weeks for a few good runs.
    i have found using vics s.s week 6 on they seem to loose alot of nuts, even with teas. or the cal im putting in my teas is killing them , lol.
    trial & error & ill see how things pan out
    best of luck thg. & dont give up
     
  16. Oct 5, 2012 #96

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    Although this is my dirt thread, I am updating the status of the hydro plant. I put the hydro girl into 12/12 today. This is the growth in 12 days...you just got to love it.

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    I am sure that soon you will be kickin some organic buttox. Leaving the little ones in the cups for a week must have had something to do with the difference shown, but heck, you may just be a hydro girl and have to face that fact :)

    Peace
     
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    Looking sweet THG, at least you can grow. I'm sitting here with nothing to smoke or grow. They all look pretty good to me. lol
     
  19. May 22, 2013 #99

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    It's the indoors/outdoors thing, I've noticed the same thing, using the same soil mix. IDK, I guess the micros just don't work as well indoors? The constant temp/humidity or ??? Might need those fluctuations that you get outside?

    But, you're not the Lone Ranger(ett) here.:D

    Did you ever get your Comfrey going?

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  20. May 22, 2013 #100

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    !2 days growth? It amazes me that hydro can do so much faster then soil. Are the harvest times different too?
     

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