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  1. 6 points
    Loving how this garden is developing, and tomorrow, I'm getting a water pump to pull water from a nearby river so will be helping set that up, plus a 1000 litre reservoir to hold said water for watering needs. Another thing I'm getting tomorrow is a tiller, to help get rid of unwanted weeds between rows of plants and then all that will need be done, is maybe to cover with straw.
  2. 6 points
    Way to set yourself up for success! I personally think the RO water should be reserved for your consumption. I use a zerowater filter. It's gravity fed, and takes 400 ppm water to 000 ppm. Filters are about $15 each In my opinion, water quality is far less important in an organic grow. This is based on a lot of years experience using my tap water which runs 205 - 230 ppm. I haven't experienced any issues. I think this is why: I consciously monitor the amount of Ca and Mg in nutritional supplements and aim to keep it low, the CEC of the grow medium is working well, and I follow a "less is more" nutritional philosophy using low NPK products. While the plant uses differing amounts of N, P, & K based on its point in the life cycle, I have found that ensuring all nutrients are readily available in small amounts at all times eliminates the need to have different products for veg and bloom stages. I've used "bloom" ferts from start to finish for years. I also suggest using the Jobe's as well as earth worm castings in the grow medium from start to finish because they contain a bunch of microbial life as well as nutrition. They make a little bit of nutrition go a very long way. Making worm tea will be great for a quickly available N meal. The tea doesn't have to be aerated either, fermented teas are SO easy and effective. I use a Jobe's Organic 2-5-3 formula in the grow medium, feed with a low NPK (3-3-3 or lower) tea once to twice a week, and apply a micro nutrient/trace mineral supplement at half strength every 2-3 weeks. It'll probably cost a bit more, but grocery stores usually have organic blackstrap.
  3. 5 points
    After much delay I humbly present a few shots of my garden. This is my second attempt at growing outdoors, and I must say I am a convert! Not to poop on anyone's indoor attempts (as I grew under CFLs for years....), there is nothing close to natural sunlight, unlimited room for root development, and quality organic media. Ok, enough preaching, let's see if I can upload these.
  4. 5 points
    Everything is coming up rosy, and I will post images soon, just happen to be in the middle of a kitchen reno, lol. Just curious, who's on Facebook, and can we connect?
  5. 4 points
    Hi Guys, just an update, thanx allot for the help with the sick little seedling, got past that now it's a large plant, and still growing, just over 8wks old, it's taken a gallon (uk) RO water everyday, placed it in flower on the 21st, I hope to thin the leaves a bit in the next couple of weeks, it amazes me how fast they grow. The extractor fan I am using has zero resistance, so I cannot add a carbon filter, and boy does this plant honk when it's a bit older, so I am thinking about buying a Gekko Fan it says (fingers crossed) it is ultra quiet, also I bought a carbon filter and a Phresh Silencer, silence is very important, so I hope it's what it says on the kan. Hi Shadey hope all is well........ Attached are some pic's
  6. 4 points
    Ok I thought I would take you through my process through the winter time and some of my preparation for next season's grow. The bigger the plant you start out with the bigger your overall plant and yield, at least that is my opinion..... In my 2010 grow you will notice I laid down some rather tall lanky plants. They had stretched a lot but were good size plants. These are the clones I took from last years grow. They are crosses of my T-Rex that I've been working with. TRC 1-4 and one of the last female standing.. Of these clones I had 3 that rooted and were re-potted. This is TRC 1 from the first cross I laid down last year. This is TRC 2 from the plants laid down last year. This is TRC 4 from the plants laid down last year. I've already taken a few clones off of each of these plants, I should have taken pictures before I took the clones. They were way bushier. These are the clones taken off of TRC 1 These are the clones taken off of TRC 2 These are the clones taken off of TRC 4 I will be taking more clones and most likely growing the original clones out this season. If you want to see what the plants look like in flower go to my 2017 grow and look at the plants there. I must put forward this disclaimer.... I'm an old skool grower, yes there are cloning machines that have 90% plus effective rate. I use my own methods.. No my percentages aren't near what those machines can do. But my plants live by the survival of the fittest principal. If it's strong enough to live and grow it will, if not it wasn't meant to be. No guarantee these cuttings will live. The ones that did are doing well for their conditions. Peace...
  7. 4 points
    Been a while but things are still going on. Got 5 Critical Mass cuttings from my buddy in the city and a 25 pack of neoprene inserts and built a DWC style cloner to root them in. Laid out all the inserts on the lid and used a 4" nail to poke down the centers to mark the spots to drill holes with a 5/8" wood drill. Then I used my alcohol lamp to slightly melt the edges of the holes so roots won't snag when pulling the clones out. Day 3 now and no roots yet but the cuttings still look fine. Temps got low because I forgot to close the window in the bedroom at light's out but I've rooted fine at 65F and it just takes longer. Water temp is 71F right now with the RH around 55. Only 5 cuts in there so I may have gone overboard with the 21 holes I put in the lid. Have a nice cover off a cake from the store that fits loosely on the little tub and makes a decent humidity dome. A thermometer down the center into the water lets me know it's temp. Got rid of the 30Something girl. Frigging mite magnet and just not worth the effort IMO. Being as how it's genetics are totally unknown I don't want to wast time or space with it. Now just have the OG#18 as a bigger plant and will take cuttings off it for DWC. The Blueberries are the fastest and strongest with both the AK and Original Skunk being slow. Most of my cuttings from the CBD girls are well rooted and waiting for a DWC tub. They're on the right and being fed lightly to keep them healthy until they get new homes. None of the OG or sativa cuts rooted. Still got some mites floating around so as soon as I can get some more bug spray I'll go hard on getting rid of them. No sign of thrips. The CBD GoldFish are looking almost done but the OttO#1 is still putting out lots of white hairs but very tiny buds compared to the GF. 40 days since the flip on DEC. 12. Just want them out of there so I can pup to 6 DWC tubs in there while I build the new room. Got rooted clones so can just do whatever I want once they're gone. Couple more weeks I guess. These are the Otto#1 budz. Just pathetic lol but didn't expect much in the way of yield. Good breeding stock to make my crosses with tho. Some of the GoldFish budz. Bigger but will be lucky to get an oz off each plant I figure. Rough ride for all of them and hope to get better results in DWC. We shall see.
  8. 4 points
    Groovy! Did you say in earlier post the LED lights are 32 inches above the canopy? For initial growth, 32 inches is reasonable, but as the plants get established and start to put out more leaves, you may want to move the lights closer. I have had very high powered LED COBs putting out +1000 PPFD as close as 18 inches and no issues. Also have had lower power systems as close as 10 inches and no problems. Maybe try moving them a few inches, then leave them for a few days. Regardless, keep up the great work!
  9. 4 points
    I looked into Mars Hydro lights when I started shopping. I went to the local hydro store here that sells them. He informed me that he had stopped carrying Mars as he was an official warranty provider for Mars. He said he had to spent many hours a month just doing warranty repairs for free. It took all his time away from his actual business. He cited times when he had to spend half a day to repair a $99 light under warranty and Mars only reimbursed him pennies for repairs. That steered me away from the cheap light. . I ended up with Advanced Platinum P450 for $539 from Amazon. I later ordered a second P450 and got it for $499. The 5 year warranty and 100,000 hour life was a big selling point to me. YMMV
  10. 4 points
    I think you need to give your plants more light for sure...for better growing:)) At all, good luck man in your farming)))
  11. 4 points
    Flowers should be mostly dry before going into the jars. If there is too much moisture in the flowers you can easily get mold. Should be a couple times a day until you are sure there is little moisture in the flowers. Then you can go to once a day then once every couple days then once a week then they should be cured...
  12. 4 points
    Over 4,000 now able to grow medical cannabis As of May 1 there were 4,480 Canadians with active registrations for personal or designated cannabis cultivation. 17 new employees hired to help process. By David Brown May 8, 2017 Enrolment in Health Canada’s personal cultivation program has nearly doubled in less than three months, according to new figures from the agency. To handle this, Health Canada’s Office of Medical cannabis recently hired 17 new employees to help with processing and responding to questions. As of May 1, there are now 4,480 Canadians with active registrations for personal or designated cultivation under the agency’s medical cannabis access program. The regulator says the average wait time is now ten weeks, although many patients still report waiting four months or more in some cases. Under the program, Health Canada authorizes registered patients to grow their own cannabis or choose a designated grower. Enrolment is up significantly from figures Health Canada provided to Lift earlier this year, showing 2,554 individuals allowed to grow their own cannabis or designate someone to do so, with average processing time being about seven weeks. In response to a request from Lift, Health Canada has provided an update on their personal and designated cultivation licensing program. Lift has been covering this issue since February, looking at wait times that have, according to several patients and physicians, been several months. Gary Scott Holub, Media Relations Officer for the Government of Canada, says the wait times are dependent on the amount of applications received, as well as if the applications are processed properly by the patient and physician. The agency says they have provided expanded instructions for patients on filling out the associated forms. Examples of commonly encountered issues include: medical documents that do not appear to be original; discrepancies between information in the medical document and the application form; documents that are not signed by the applicant, or are signed incorrectly; or the incorrect person is identified as the designated producer. Holub says Health Canada began accepting applications for personal or designated cultivation in August 2016 and had 15 full time employees working on processing applications for home growing and designated growers during the 2016-2017 fiscal year (ending March 31), out of 74 employees at the Office of Medical Cannabis. They have recently hired 11 new client service representatives to help process applications, and six new client service representatives to respond to questions from Canadians about how to apply, or the status of their application. Health Canada’s 2017–18 Departmental Plan says they intend to address gaps in regulatory programs like the medical cannabis program and “restore legislative and policy capacity.” Spending for Health Canada has been increasing. You can read the Q and A below. It has been edited for clarity. Q1: What are the most current figures for Licenses issued for personal cultivation and for designated production under the ACMPR? A1: As of May 1, 2017, there were 4,480 individuals with active Health Canada registrations under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. This includes 4,148 individuals authorized to produce limited amounts of cannabis for their own medical purposes and 332 individuals who have designated someone to produce it for them. Q2: How many staff are involved in the personal cultivation approval process? A2: The Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) in Health Canada is responsible for developing and implementing legislation, regulations, policies and operational programs that support access to cannabis for medical purposes. As part of these responsibilities, OMC issues registration certificates to Canadians who are authorized by their health care practitioner to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes or on behalf of another individual. During fiscal year 2016-17, OMC employed 74 individuals, 15 of whom worked full-time on the review of applications and issuance of registration certificates since the new program’s inception on August 24, 2017. Health Canada has recently added 11 new client service representatives to the registration team to increase the team’s capacity to process new and renewal applications from Canadians in a timely manner. Q3: Lift has been consistently hearing reports of patients waiting several months to get their paperwork approved by Health Canada. Are there specific reasons why such approvals could take several months? What does the approval process entail once a patient’s paperwork makes its way to Health Canada? A3: On average, the processing time is 10 weeks, depending on the complexity of the application. In some cases, the application is processed more quickly or, as you have noted, it can take longer. The time to review an application and issue a registration certificate is highly dependent upon the number of applications received, and the quality or the completeness of the applications. It also depends on the response time of applicants or health care practitioners, who may be contacted by our client service representatives to verify information or to request additional clarification. To ensure the requirements specified in the regulations are met, Health Canada must validate the information on the application and the medical document. For example, our client service representatives verify that an original medical document has been provided, that it has been signed by a healthcare practitioner who is authorized by, and in good standing with, a provincial regulatory authority, and that the medical document has not been altered or falsified in any way. For the benefit of your readers, who may also be applicants, examples of commonly encountered issues include: •medical documents that do not appear to be original; •discrepancies between information in the medical document and the application form; •documents that are not signed by the applicant, or are signed incorrectly; or •the incorrect person is identified as the designated producer. To assist patients, the Department has posted a guidance document that provides instructions on how to correctly complete the registration form. In response to patient feedback, Health Canada has also recently updated the sample medical document that individuals can take to their health care practitioner to be completed as an original medical document. Both documents can be found here: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/topics/production-cannabis-for-your-own-medical-purposes. As indicated above, Health Canada has recently added 11 new client service representatives to the registration team. An additional 6 client service representatives have also joined the call centre to help respond to questions from Canadians about how to apply or the status of their application. Health Canada will continue to work with patients and patient advocates to identify and act on opportunities to improve the processing of applications from individuals authorized to produce cannabis for their own medical purposes. We are committed to taking additional measures as necessary to ensure all applications are processed as expeditiously as possible. Q4: Once a patient has authorization to purchase starting materials from a licensed producer, how often may they purchase their limit in clones or seeds based on their grams-per-day authorization from their doctor? (assuming crop failure, etc.). A4: Only those individuals who have registered with Health Canada to produce a limited quantity of cannabis for their own medical purposes or to designate someone to produce it for them are permitted to purchase starting materials (plants and seeds) from licensed producers. A designated person is not permitted to register with a licensed producer to purchase starting materials. The registration certificate provided by Health Canada will indicate the number of cannabis plants that an individual or their designated person, if any, can produce, and this number will determine how much starting materials the registered individuals can purchase. For example, the total number of plants you order from a licensed producer cannot be more than the number authorized on your registration certificate. If you want to order seeds, you may order 3 marijuana seeds for each authorized plant. For example, if you are authorized to produce 5 plants, you may purchase a maximum of 15 seeds. Also, you can order plants and seeds more than once. If your crop is not successful, you can place another order with the same licensed producer for more plants or seeds, but you cannot have more plants at your site than the number identified on your registration certificate. In addition, the regulations enable individuals, once registered, to obtain an interim supply from a licensed producer while they wait for their plants to produce harvestable product. Individuals registered with Health Canada can become clients of a licensed producer by using a copy of their Health Canada registration certificate to register. Individuals may also continue to access cannabis from a licensed producer while producing their own plants as long as the possession limit of the lesser of 150 grams or 30 times the daily quantity of dried marijuana (or the equivalent in products) is not exceeded. Individuals can only use a Health Canada registration certificate to register with one licensed producer to access interim supply. lift
  13. 4 points
    Hi G_W, Everything is coming along, in both gardens. Here are some pics taken yesterday from the primary garden.
  14. 4 points
    Here is why you really don't want to do a grow like this... ...it doesn't get much floppier than this. The African Buzz which was hit with mold is carrying on... ...the flat-top buds are those which had the purple growths in an earlier post. The tip has died and they've started branching... All but a few branches have done that, mostly those stuck in the corner, less direct light is the only difference between them and the rest... I'm having some trouble getting good shots of the buds because my hair starts sizzling if I get right into the tent at that height - another reason not to grow so close to the lights. I did manage to get a decent one of a mid level branch's growing tip on the Thai Lights which I'm assuming is showing more of the Northern Lights heritage...
  15. 4 points
    Update.... T-Rex Cross 3 T-Rex Cross 2 T-Rex Cross 1 BB Kush These all just got watered before I took the pictures so if they look a little funny that is why. They all really liked being laid down, good growth and greening up nicely. I've had to pin the main stem and branches down quite a bit, they will root in soon and then they will start the stretch..... Stay tuned for more updates...
  16. 4 points
    The best way to protect yourself against such risks is not to buy phony drugs from spamming assholes like @Harry221.
  17. 4 points
    Hi G_W, Thank you, been real busy with life but have been working to keep plants healthy as I wait for the first week of June to get them outside. Took some pics the other day. The first four are of what's going on indoors, while the last two are of a new garden site close by that wee are getting ready by a hundred foot tall Fir tree ( holes are 4'x 4' x 3'deep ). New garden site being developed, 42 holes next to a hundred plus foot Fir tree. Clones and plants vegging. The variety is interesting. More young plants. The tallest of the plants in veg, all are doing well. Last of clones and seedlings coming along. Another look at the new garden site.
  18. 4 points
    ?1.5 cu. ft. bags (~ 42L)? Promix HP goes for $45 per 3.8 cu. ft. bale here. I switched to FF OF a while back, it goes for $18 per 1.5 cu. ft.bag, although the store owner gives me a $2 per bag break if I buy at least 3. The biggest difference between Promix HP and this Sohum soil is Promix provides an inert root substrate, and Sohum provides and living mixm teeming with microbial life to encourage and support healthy root growth. Using chemical ferts in Sohum soil will work, but it'd be a shame because the end result will be better if you work with your soil instead of against it. I've never used Sohum, but it's made of great stuff. Big shout out for rock dusts and paramagnetic sands. This mix will give you the basis for a really good organic grow, but as LabRat mentioned, you'll need some supplemental nutrition. I use Jobe's Organic Tomato and Vegetable Food granular formula as the base of my nutritional program. It's an organic 2 - 5 - 3 blend of meals, manures, minerals, and 16 species of beneficial microbes. An application lasts about 6-8 weeks, but I also keep a tea (1.5 - 2.2 - 1.5) on the shelf and apply it once a week. If you keep the microherd happy, they'll make your plants grow crazy!
  19. 4 points
    Hi weedmen, Yes, I will be super cropping them real soon in order to keep them short enough and yet filled with colas, this time, I aiming for keeping them below the six feet mark by end of outdoor growing cycle. As for the autos, I know and it's a gamble, but hoping all goes well. The landrace I received as a gift from a local breeder here, got them from a friend who was in the Kashmir region in Pakistan that's called Asad Jammu and also known as Asad Kashmir, it's an Hash plant and from what I hear, will make for great hash as well as oil. Apparently, those hash plants grow even on the sides of roads. Well, I'm outa here, got more transplanting to larger pots to do, and will also be getting a few clones of Royal Freezeland to complete my list of a dozen strains this year as I wanted to create more choice for patients, and myself.
  20. 3 points
    Follow the money. All the big players are trying to monopolize their corner of the green market. So many lobbied hard to get personal growing off the table but that was at least one thing that Justin got right IF it gets through the senate and the final vote for re-legalization isn't until sometime in April I believe. Harper set up all his cronies to run most of the Legal Producers so the Conservative faction of the senate may hold out on passing the bill unless personal grows are taken off the table. A lot more lobbied to prevent re-legalization as they were afraid of their perceived losses. Cops losing jobs and money for new toys. Has gone totally the other way now with lots of extra cops getting hired on and trained up to enforce the new, repressive laws that will go on the books the minute the bill passes. Even the black market growers tried to prevent it as they stand to lose a lot of money. Seed merchants have got so greedy these days too. Seeing F1 seeds going for up to $30 each is nuts. They just cross a couple of famous strains, slap a new name on the cross and sell the unstable mess to suckers for stable strain prices. Thinking of starting my own seed business doing that but only charge a couple bucks a seed. Could make a lot more money per plant doing that than selling the pot you'd get. With any luck the price of pot will be forced down to rock-bottom prices and the greedy LPs will fold up and disappear.
  21. 3 points
    It will only affect your plants if one or more transgender to produce male flowers and pollinate themselves or the other females. So when you put the plants into 12/12 keep a regular check on them to make sure non are producing male as well as female flowers. You should do this regardless anyway when you are flowering just to make sure, never assume everything is OK, because thats when problems happen.
  22. 3 points
    I appreciate all your responses fellows, thanks so much. I Googled “Licensed Cannabis Growers, Seed Production” and found reams of information. I have found very little scientific cannabis research available because of legality, but that is changing as we speak. The laws are changing and large pharmaceutical companies are interested now and investing in the future. Canada pharma is clearly at the tip of the spear, leading the pack today. It is shocking when you look and see the cutting edge of the world canna-industry in Canada. The Canucks do not dally when opportunity presents! Bravo eh!
  23. 3 points
    Hi all, was hoping to get some different perspectives on my no till super soil recipe. *Shout Out to Clackamas Coot who's recipe this is based on, Mike H, Tim Wilson, Tad Hussey, and Blacksmith Ben for the knowledge* Soil Base: 30% Sphagnum peat moss 30% Pumice (half large pumice, half small pumice) 30% High quality compost or worm castings 10% Biochar Amendments per cubic foot of base: 1/2 cup neem cake meal 1/2 cup alfalfa meal 1/2 cup crustacean meal 1/2 cup kelp meal 1 cup Wollastonite 1 cup Cypsum 1 cup basalt Cooking instructions: Lay out a tarp, use a plastic container, canvas soil bag, or just mix on the concrete Mix all ingredients thoroughly and add water until soil is at field capacity (when you can pick up a handful, squeeze it, and only a drop or two falls) Cover pile with a tarp. Turn the pile the next day and then every other day for the next week or two (when the soil stops cooking) Check soil daily and keep at field capacity. Once soil is cooked add 1 cup Mykos per cubic foot, mix thoroughly, put it in growing containers, and water with compost tea. Soil care: Water soil when needed 1-2 compost tea feedings a week 1 chitin tea every 2 weeks *Tip* I've found that adding a top layer of hay at 2 inches deep helps the soil retain moisture Top dressing recipe per cubic foot of soil *only needed every 6 months - 1 year 2 gallons of high quality compost or worm castings 1/4 cup neem cake meal 1/4 cup alfalfa meal 1/4 cup crustacean meal 1/2 cup Wollastonite 1/2 cup kelp meal 1/2 cup basalt 1/2 cup biochar Thanks for reading and as always, comments, critiques, and questions are welcomed.
  24. 3 points
    A friend of ours shops a lot at Wish.com and used some of her bonus points to buy this "spice" grinder. Thought the wife could use it to shred the leaf tobacco we have. Saw the wife struggling away trying it out and took a look. Too flimsy to handle thin leaves much less bits of center stem. We use a pasta maker to shred it and that works great. Wife wants a motor on it and her grain grinder for the chicken feed too. Anyway, I took a look at it and busted a gut laughing. Ain't a spice grinder either it's a g'damned bud grinder and it works great! Has a two level drawer under the grinder wheels with the top one being deeper with a kief screen on the bottom. LOL They sell them for $14 at the site. Need to crumble bud up a bit to get it to work well but work well it does. I never roll joints but got out the RAW papers and twisted one up with a filter and all. Ground up some Blue Heaven and some CBD dried up little bud I got off the plants downstairs after they re-vegged. Lots more of the CBD duff than the BH. Four good hits and I'm nicely buzzed and feel really loose. Beans ontoast for my dinner tonight. It's mine now!
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    Hi guys I appreciate all the comments I may be back next year as that plant was a bust but all a learning process glad I found this site.. still curing in a jar been about 2 weeks been opening jar for a hour or a two but not very nice and smells abit earthy but if I pick a bud out it smells okay lol I'm so bad at this but going to research for next year thank you guys x
  27. 3 points
    High resistance caused by a poor connection. Look for loose wires.
  28. 3 points
    Holy crap Bester she is drowning literally, the plant needs to breath oxygen through her roots, so she is slowly suffocating. You need to drill holes all around that pot to get the water out fast. I would even say take it out of that sloppy mud and re pot in some dry stuff, and hope she lives. You obviously didnt cover her over like Lab suggested in your other post. With what time you have left before the buds are fully ready it may be better to just harvest her now and put her out of her misery lol. You cant add any thing else wet to it food wise, until it drys out fully m8 she doesnt need bud booster she needs flippers, mask and a snorkel. If you get her dried out and decide to try and keep her longer, wrap some plastic around the top of the pot to stop the rain filling it up again and control the amount of water that can go in it. I hope she lives CPR will probably be needed.
  29. 3 points
    Here's the most recent way to fight this... https://interceptum.com/s/en/BCCannabisRegulation
  30. 3 points
    welcome to cc..i have a few sativas running now ..for some reason the last batch of beans i bought had some long winded thin leaf strains i wasnt exspecting ..lol..i do love the buzz from a good grown sativa ..nice heady high ..not my favorite to grow indoors . they tend to take a very long time to flower out .. and my outdoor season is to short to grow them ...i got some hash bombs and some lemon skunk that i just threw into flower today ..i already have a few in flowering of the lemon . which when i bought them i was told were like a 60 %indica and 40 % sativa..but they are mostly sative.. fast growing and very stretchy ..i think it was a weak cross or unstable strain ..anyhow i am forcing myself to finish them ..the buds are very stringy and thin ..next order may have to go for the heavy indicas .. but i do love a good grown sativa and the high is just better for a start to the day ..lol again , welcome to cc ..
  31. 3 points
    Wow, they have really grown since your last post, looking amazing you should get a great harvest if the stay good to the end.
  32. 3 points
    Hi DB, To be honest I haven't tried either one as of yet, last season, I tried growing some Deep Purple but one was a male that I just totally missed among the small " forest " of plants and it ended up pollinating all of the others, so never really got to taste it. To date, all my plants are 100% females and doing fine though I would say that there's about a 2-3 week's worth of tardiness in growth this season due to way too much rain and cooler temps. As things stand, I expect a good crop overall, but no monsters. I will certainly have plenty of medication and will be testing the Deep Purple, the Kryptonite x Cheese, and others that I've yet to experiment with. Good on you for the outdoor growing :). Here are a couple of images from a couple of days ago.
  33. 3 points
    Hey Sass, it's been a while (my fault, not yours). Love your grow, thanks for sharing with us. I'm doing a few outdoors for a change, will post some pics asap. Oh, I;ve tried DP but not Kryptonite, what's it like ? Hope your pain is under control, and looking forward to seeing how your garden turns out. Cheers DB
  34. 3 points
    Hey GW, how have you been ? Love your grow reports, big Props to you for your glorious garden grows I've been away for a bit.... had some demons to take care of, but now things are starting to look up. Been doing a little outdoor work myself last and this year: am not a 100% outdoor doob, no more scary electricity bills and (of course) MUCH larger plants/yields. I'll take a few pics in a day or two - depending on the weather here, to ask for your opinion and get a pointer or three. Cheers bro.
  35. 3 points
    Gottcha... nice. I've been keeping an eye out for lurkers but that kind wasn't even close to being on my radar. haha Here is a shot of the shorter African Buzz pulled out of the tent... ...soil to tip is 51". With it out you can get a little better view of the others... A closeup of the branch bottom, center in the pic above... ...that's about a 10" length of stem; the tip is ~31" from the lamp and the lowest bud ~36" away. Here are a couple pics of getting too close to the sun. The first is a branch whose tip flopped into the kill-zone 3-4 hours before lights out and wasn't noticed for 3 hours after lights on, so, 6-7 hours of ~6" from the lamp... ...and this one has been growing right at the edge of the kill-zone... ...the tip fried and I shifted things a bit, but it is still on the edge and the branch (foxtail if you like) growing away from you is showing some signs of slow frying. I'm thinking of it as a kill-zone because it appears to be just too much radiant energy.
  36. 3 points
    Well it's that time again, had to go out of town for a couple days, flooded the beds before I left. Had some chicken damage, they dug up some of the plant parts, so I had to do some chicken wire reinforcements. The plants are loving the 110 temps with enough water and feed. Won't be long now before they jump up with the stretch as the light fades off. Well enough BS.. on with the pics.... T-Rex Cross 4 found this growing by this plant.... T-Rex Cross 3 T-Rex Cross 2 T-Rex Cross1 The last plant standing...hahahah at least the last female planted... The male and an unknown... That's all for now.. hope you enjoy....
  37. 3 points
    Some pics of the second garden are taken yesterday, been so much rain and cooler temps, the plants need more sun and warmth. They are looking good though not as big as I would like to see them be at this point, hope that changes. I didn't tag each and every strain in that garden, but the list goes on from there with; G-13 x Cheese, God Candy x Bubba x Grape Kush, White Russian, Pineapple Chunk and Lemon Kush. Now pleeeease grow big, pretty please. 818 Headband Ace of Spades Afgooey AK 47 Asad ( landrace indica strain from the Kashmir region of Pakistan ) Deep Purple ( JOTI ) Deep Purple ( JOTI ) x AK 47 Gods Blue Cheese ( JOTI ) Kosher Kush Kryptonite x Durban Poison Moby Dick x Grape Kush UBC Chemo
  38. 3 points
    Regarding soggy plants: Can set the pots on a fluffy face cloth or towel to wick the moisture out of them. Regarding feeding seedlings: Two weeks or even more without feeding is fine for sprouts started in real soil that has some natural nutes in it but in rooters and/or rockwool there is no nutes at all so they need something or they are starving from the start. 1/4 strength is the most I would start with but it depends on how strong the nutes themselves are. A tsp/L of 5-5-5 would likely be OK but a tsp/L of 20-20-20 would probably fry them. Seaweed ferts are great stuff to start babies with and you'd have to OD the crap out them to burn the plants. Cool white should be more like 6500K Magician. Warm white are around 2700K for flowering but you can't really get great buds under fluoros. HID lights are best for that followed by LEDs especially the newer COB LEDs a lot of people are using now. Those little fluoros you have are good enough to start seedlings and clones with but you're going to need a lot more than that to get any decent smoke.
  39. 3 points
    This is part of a 30" cola off a 34" plant, that + 2 small branches got me 67g.
  40. 3 points
    This is one of those threads I wish was old, no waiting to see the results then. The white tubes are irrigation, and the stems just keep getting stuffed under the chicken wire until they start budding?
  41. 3 points
    This is a plan for garden number one ( 70' x 25' ), just to give a general idea of what's going on. If we can get some nice weather, I've got holes to dig pronto and would love to put plants out in it by end of coming weekend.
  42. 3 points
    Hi weedmen, Yep, going to certainly be an interesting season, and I do hope the plants will get nice and big. Can only plant outdoors by first week of June t be completely safe in terms of danger from frost. Will keep everyone posted.
  43. 3 points
    I'm still on the fence about applying but it looks like the medical regs are going to remain the same regardless what happens with the new recreational laws coming up. The idiots that made the application form filled all the boxes for birth-date etc with YYYY/MM/DD so there isn't room to write in the dates. Are you supposed to use a felt pen to write on top or squeeze it in so they can't read it and reject your application. I've heard that they will back-date your grow permit to the date you got your form signed by a doctor. So do you get a renewal from your doctor 10 or more weeks before applying for renewal to grow? I got my doctor's letter last August just after the latest regs came into effect so if I applied now I'll have only a couple months of grow time left before having to get a new doctor permit and then apply for a new grow permit. That would mean I'll likely have a month or more that I won't be legal while waiting the 10 or more weeks for a fresh permit. Catch-22 if I ever saw one. I think I'll just make sure I get a new doctor's permit and say fuggit to applying for a grow permit. On my 17th year of growing here without problems so might as well just keep going as before. Why is government shit so f'ed up?
  44. 3 points
    This looks like a great mix, TDDave! I'm not familiar with wollastonite, but it appears to be similar to an amendment I love - azomite. Happy to see basalt on the list, too; a living medium and paramagnetic rocks/sands go hand-in-hand. And neem in the root zone! Alfalfa meal is such an excellent soil conditioner!! Excellent post
  45. 3 points
    Highly anticipated pot plans will be made public on Thursday It could be legal to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana under bill to be tabled Thursday By Catherine Cullen, CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2017 Legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana is expected to be tabled on Thursday, with a goal of legalization on or before July 1, 2018. (Donald Weber/Getty Images) When marijuana becomes a legal recreational drug in Canada, the Liberal government wants Canadians to be able to hold up to 30 grams without fear of running afoul of the law, Radio-Canada and CBC News have learned. That is just one of several details about what will be included in the federal government's marijuana legislation, which is expected to be introduced on Thursday, according to a senior government source. Other elements that will be contained in the upcoming bill include: ■Introducing penalties for selling cannabis to minors and driving while under the influence of marijuana — both of which were contained in the Liberals' election platform. ■Rules that will set limits on how marijuana products are marketed, which are expected to be similar to the limitations on alcohol and tobacco. ■Funding for a public awareness campaign. ■The approval of roadside saliva tests to detect drug use. Drugged driving presents a particular challenge. The cannabis task force noted that roadside tests to determine whether a driver is impaired because of pot use are still in development. Public Safety Canada has been working with police in several cities to run pilot projects on different roadside detection tests. As CBC News has previously reported, the Trudeau government's goal is to make legalization a reality in Canada on or before July 1, 2018. Legalization was a Liberal campaign promise in the 2015 election campaign. Both as Liberal leader and later as prime minister, Justin Trudeau has pitched to Canadians that legalization will make it harder for young people to access pot and will take profits away from organized crime. It's expected the government will follow a lot of the advice provided by the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. According to recent reporting by CBC News, that will include: ■A minimum age of 18 to buy marijuana, though provinces and territories will have the option of setting a higher age limit. ■Allowing Canadians to grow four marijuana plants per household. ■Licensing of producers, as well as ensuring the safety and security of the marijuana supply, will be a federal concern. ■Provinces and territories will set the price for marijuana and decide how it is distributed and sold. Much to discuss Many of those suggestions will be hot topics of debate. The Canadian Medical Association has suggested the legal age to buy marijuana should be 21, arguing that would limit damage to developing brains. Home-growing is not a popular subject for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. That group says it will put added demand on police and make it harder to keep the drug away from children. Medical marijuana companies have seen their stocks surge and sometimes plunge along the path toward legalization in Canada. However, both the chair of the government's task force and the parliamentary budget officer have warned that legalization won't necessarily be a major cash cow for governments, particularly in the first few years. The prime minister has already suggested that any government revenues from marijuana sales won't go toward fattening the federal bank account. Instead, Trudeau has said the money could go toward addiction treatment, mental health support and education programs. cbc.ca
  46. 3 points
    It's just that he may be getting dealt another bum hand. It's hard to know how things could play out with so little detail. Like how did he get this 35g/day script through the dispensary and did he get it on the promise of growing pot for the dispensary? Is he supposed to do this on his own and does he have the chops to run a setup like that? Anytime you embark on what is basically a criminal activity that involves other people you open yourself to manipulation by those people who may not have your best interests at heart. These people may be involved in organized crime and ruthless in their dealings with underlings. Tell your buddy to be real careful.
  47. 3 points
    As an outsider looking on, I agree with LabRat. We don't have MMJ or recreational use laws in my home state, in fact we have pretty restrictive laws concerning cultivation. A single plant is a state felony with mandatory prison time. However, if I get caught downtown with a QP or less in my back pack, it's a ticket that carries a fine, rehab, and some community service....and loss of the QP, LOL. Given the risk assumed when I planted, I also dreamed of a day when I could be legal. Many years later, I'm fairly convinced that if it comes down to: file for a permit (and expose myself to gov't regulation and inspection), or continue what I've been doing, I'm thinkin why fix what ain't broke?
  48. 3 points
    High onewarrior and Welcome to CC! I don't have a smart phone and just use the Choose files... link at the bottom of this box to select the pic off my hard drive and it uploads to go into my post. If it's easier for you to post a pic at a hosting site then use a link to get the pic in then Postimage.org is a good place to do that. Copy the Direct Link and use it through the "Insert other media"/"Insert image from URL" link. Pretty sure how that works. Don't have to register to use their upload service. If it's a bunch of pics you can resize them at postimage or maybe do that on your phone. I have a slow connection and waiting for a page of 8mb pics to load is a real PITA. The ones I upload are pretty high rez and usually no bigger than 750kb and most around 500. Looking forward to some pics.
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  50. 3 points
    Social media like facebook, and lack of upkeep. IMO was a big factor. that and the total lack of owner interaction. just sayin'.