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  1. mjMikey

    Soil Moisture

    I’ll keep it short today. We gotta go into Bella Coola later today for a Toke Fest—its a private party for us local underground commercial growers—our special version of Oktoberfest! Not that this won’t be an important post for newbie growers... Most newbie growers I run into are hung up about lights and nutrients. Any good grow shop will sell decent lights and nutrients and recommend the best for your needs. And they’ll spend hours talking with you explaining and comparing everything they sell because that’s where all zee money is for them. What they won’t give you decent advice about is ironically zee most important thing you need to know about, and that’s AIR. Even these guys don’t know how important it is! Plus, there’s no big money in it for them unless they’ll selling big expensive vent systems in which case if you’re in zee market for one of these systems you already know what you’re doing. Zee reason AIR is so important to newbie growers and their plants is that most of you newbies are growing in tight confined spaces. Lights, no matter what kind, throw off a lot of heat and like zee sun outside, everything else is influenced by it—especially your *temperature *humidity and *ventilation. If you’re living in Canada, and a newbie grower, keep your in-door grows to zee 8 months from Nov-Apr and if you wanna grow in summer, grow outside because in-door grows are a lot easier to control when its cold outside. From grow tents to decent sized rooms like 10x10 feet, your lights are gonna heat up zee area. A simple vent system using cheap Walmart fans (including cheap bathroom exhaust fans) will control your temperature and humidity. An extra large bathroom vent fan mounted on zee ceiling of your grow can be your exhaust outside zee grow. Since your plants are pumping out oxygen as their waste gas, try to have your exhaust running into your regular living area. Another bathroom fan mounted on zee wall close to zee floor can suck cooler air with higher CO2 levels from your regular living area into your grow. Have it hitting your nute reservoir to keep your water 10 degrees cooler than your ambient grow temperatures which should be a steady 78-82°F If you keep zee temp to nice even 70°F outside your grow room, your bottom fan will bring in nice cooler air loaded with CO2 (your waste gas!) into your grow and it will rise naturally and touch zee bottom of your leaves which will breath in that nice fresh air and keep zee internal temperature of your plants cooler then zee ambient air. (Notice how this forum changed zee font? I didn't do it! Maybe its zee fucking government l0l) Since your plants breath out 80% of zee moisture they drink in from their roots, out into your grow room air, your grow room humidity levels will rise to 80-90% IF you don’t vent that air out through your ceiling exhaust fan. Using a top quality LED grow light like “Perfect Sun” or “Electric Sky” will burn cooler than standard MH and HPS lamps and help to keep your temps at a perfect 78-82°F whether you’re in Veg or Flower stage. And just as important, keep your relative grow room humidity perfect at 40 – 60% percent. Your ceiling exhaust fan should do zee trick! A large cheap oscillating fan on zee floor of your grow will allow zee bottom of your leaves to breath in zee perfect AIR you’ve created for them 24/7. How’s that for keeping zee most important part of your grow nice and SIMPLE? Now we’re off to TOKE FEST 2018! Have a great rest of your weekend!
  2. mjMikey

    Soil Moisture

    Hey Shadey! Hey LabRat! Yeah, you’re absolutely right about zee pool water Shadey! When I went to pools in my pre-teen years that was before zee era of dye piss alerts! If someone pisses in zee water now, the lifeguard will haul pissers out of zee pool and ban them for life! I always used to piss in zee bathroom. It was a great excuse to haul my ass out of zee pool and walk to zee change room for a piss so I could check out zee Chicks along zee way. Bird dog at 8! Never thought to go into zee girl’s change room. One boy did by mistake and you could hear zee little girls screaming halfway across zee pool! Everybody in zee water stopped playing to see what the fuck was going on. Zee little boy came out screaming too! So I never did piss in zee pool, but looking back now I remember one kid actually SHIT in zee pool for joke—he became a pool celebrity for zee whole month of July! They had to evacuate zee whole pool that day! What a mess! OK, enough of my foolishness laughing my ass off at my own memories. Very interesting point Lab Rat! about acidic water and town pipes. I should phone all those towns I lived in between Ontario and Alberta because they all happened to have “nice” neutral water. But I can’t be bothered. They should know that, and plus, its great for zee home growers who already live there! Don’t remember Flint though except that was where GM laid-off all those workers. Where we are now out in zee Boonies in BC we get our drinking water from zee mountain fresh river running out by zee big log cabin we built. We’re just thankful we’re not in the path of that fucking new oil pipeline the fucking govt has given a green light to. The Indians might still be able to block it and I hope they DO! Its not really zee actual pipeline I’m upset about, although that really pisses me off too, its what happens to all that fucking oil when it gets to zee coast. We’re looking at a FUCKING NIGHTMARE of oil spills. Our govt doesn’t give a fuck and like usual, all they care about is zee $$$$$$! But in zee meantime, you’re right Lab Rat, and our river water and zee spring in our mine shaft winter grow is very alkaline which is great drinking water for us but we bring it down with our fish shit nutrient water mixed in for our commercial grows. Our Koi gold fish do an awesome job of converting our Alkaline water to perfect 6 pH grow water! We feed em earthworms all year from our compost set up. I only use pH down in our basement experimental “lab” where we got a Current Culture hydro system we’re trying out. I love it, but it would too much hassle to change over for our commercial grows where we got everything down with dirt. And that reminds me... yesterday I said, while lights, water and nutes are ALL very important to get right, zee main thing that wrecks newbie grows is when they get their AIR wrong. That’s why I say AIR is THE most important factor for MJ plants. There’s just so many things newbies can fuck up because they don’t realize how important air is and just take it for granted. So zee 3 things you gotta dial-in to have perfect AIR is: *temperature *humidity and *ventilation. Most newbies just assume that if they can breath OK in their grows, then their plants should be OK too. Wrong! Tell you why tomorrow! Keep hav’n an awesome weekend you guys! P.S. One of my buddies just called me up from southern Manitoba where I used to live and said they just got they’re first 2cm snow fall of zee year! Christ! Sure glad we headed for zee hills in BC!
  3. mjMikey

    Soil Moisture

    Instead of calling me “Stranger”, they’re calling me “Newbie” which is a little nicer but implies I don’t know what zee fuck I’m talking about. Sorry about dropping that “F” bomb, but I’m half French Canadian and like to swear a lot! OOOPs! Now I’ve probably pissed off my French Canadian Friends! For implying they swear a lot. But they fucking do! Oh well. I like French Canadians so much because they’re so emotional like me. My girlfriend that looks like Jodie Emery is half French Canadian and half Chinese. She likes to swear a lot too and fucks like a race horse. If you want your plants to grow like a race horse just hang with me cause even though CC Forum calls me “Newbie” I’ve been growing for over 30 years. I’m just new to this forum. I’m glad I found it. I learned how to grow just by reading High Times and Cannabis Culture magazines. Then I applied everything I read. Some of it worked some of it didn’t but I kept growing! After reading so many bad articles I eventually only trusted zee old school dudes like Jorges Cervantes and Ed Rosenthal and even Mark Emery would write some cool shit about growing that worked for me. But then he got deeply into the politics of it because he wanted it to be legal for everyone. I myself started growing in secret and still do. Anything is just more fun when its secret and naughty! Canada is supposed to go legal next month. But I say, who cares? It won’t ever be truly legal as long as zee fucking governments mess with it. Now you’ll be in more deep shit for being caught selling and growing big without a license than you would have when it was totally illegal. But I’m not here to rag about retarded governments. Forget about ‘em! Here’s a question for you all, if you had to pick one thing that was the most important for growing good weed what would you pick? *Lights *Water/Nutrients *air temp and humidity *ventilation I’ll tell you what my choice would be later, but for now, just because I started here ranting about water, let me say one more thing about zee kind of water you use: pH, ppm and air. Well what does water have to do with air? Good question. Everything! Let me explain because people who think they’re over-watering probably have their understanding deficient about what it takes to have good water for their plants. In simple terms, “good water” means PURE water. If you live in a town or city, you probably have treated water pumped into your house or apartment. If your city says its safe to drink, fine, but it’s probably not so good for your plants. Its probably full of chemicals like chlorine and even fluoride. Ever go to a public pool when you were a kid? Spend zee whole afternoon playing and swimming in zee water and come home with burning eyes? That’s the chlorinated pool water! Treated tap water has zee same BURNING effect on your plants. Fill up a bucket and let it sit for 48hrs to let the chlorine evaporate. If you’ve just moved into that new town or city, check the pH after just for fun. Most town water in Canada has a pH of around 6.0-7.0. The ideal pH for your plant water is between 5.5-6.5, so if your water is 6 after the chlorine has evaporated out that’s a good start. Most newbie growers use a nutrient solution recommended to them by their friendly neighbourhood grow shop. Buy whatever you want cause its all basically the same, add the right amount to your watering bucket and check zee pH again. You should always check your pH after you add zee right amount of nutes. Use zee right amount according the company’s instructions per litre and you’ll have the correct ppm in you water—ppm stands for PARTS PER MILLION. Nutes always lower your pH. By the way, pH simply means the acidity or alkaline content of the water. Once you’ve added your nutes and checked your pH again and its within zee ideal range of between 5.5-6.5 you’re off to the races! If its lower or higher then get some pH UP and DOWN. Add zee appropriate type sparingly a tiny bit at a time and check your pH again until you’ve adjusted to zee perfect range. DOWN pH is for water that’s highly alkaline. Once I liv’d in an Alberta town and zee pH was 8. I had to add pH DOWN. Once I lived in a Manitoba town where zee pH was 4 and I had to add pH UP! Get zee picture? So now that your pH is perfect are you all set? No! This is where most newbies start to slowly suffocate their plants. You’ve got to aerate your water first. Just by getting your watering can and filling it and dumping it back into your water bucket a few times will put air into your water. Your roots need OXYGEN to breath for healthy growth. Healthy roots means healthy plants on top! If hand aeration is a pain in zee ass for you fat, lazy people, (stop eating so much sugar and flour and fast food Bitch!) go on a diet and start working out! Seriously though, all you need is an aquarium pump some air line and a nice long aquarium air stone. Hook them up and keep the pump pumping 24/7 with zee bucket covered, and your water/nute bucket will always be ready to go with nice fresh air water! Your plants will love you! OK, so what’s the one most important thing I would choose in the 4 elements in the list above? Don’t get me wrong, because you need... *Lights *Water/Nutrients *air temp and humidity *ventilation ...all dialed in for explosive plant growth. But the one most important factor will surprize you! It’s AIR and everything to do with air! Tell ya why tomorrow! Have a great weekend!
  4. mjMikey

    Soil Moisture

    Cool! I got a like from my last post so I’ll continue on about watering so I make it nice and clear and SIMPLE! I think zee whole thing about watering is so complicated to a lot of people, newbies and experienced growers alike is because for these people, growing is just a job and they really have no feel, no intuition and no real thrill, or enjoyment of just getting into plants and letting them GROW! To put it bluntly, they have no GREEN THUMB! They’re just growing for zee money or for zee end result of growing Buds so they can get HIGH! As a little kid I always saw my family –the adults in my family kill the house plants they bought just because they “FORGOT” to water. Then they’d piss and moan about how they could never get a plant to grow because they had “no green thumb”. My Mom was really bad for this and just to show her how to do it right, I spent my allowance money and bought my Mom a present. It was two plants. One was a cactus and one was some lush tropical plant. Right away she was like, “What are you wasting my hard-earned money I give you for allowance on plants for, when they’re only going to die anyway?!!!” For an 8 year old I could get really “precocious” sometimes and told her straight: “They’re not gonna die when I look after them! Here, this cactus is for you Mom! You guys will get along just fine because it can survive without you having to “remember” to water it. And this other plant is for me because I’ll put it in the kitchen window and look after it every day and show you how easy it is to look after a plant!” That plant got so big it touched zee ceiling and I moved it into zee livingroom window light and put it on zee floor. By the time I was going into highschool grade 9 my plant had hit the ceiling again from zee floor. My Mom was amazed. “How did you do that?” she asked. “I just watered it a little every day”, was all I said, but I was doing something else without realizing it... I was fertilizing it also because we had a Budgie and every day I’d give my Budgie “Mickey” fresh water and food because he’d poop in his water. It was that water I’d feed my plant with (and zee cactus too cause she totally ignored it!) and it was that little bit of bird poop with the tiny amount of water that made those plants grow like crazy! If you want your MJ plants to grow like crazy and you’re using dirt like me, just water them like I do and add something special: microbes. Microbes are awesome for your plants in soil because they’re like earthworms and keep your soil “clean”. Instead of eating dead plant matter like earthworms, Microbes are good bacteria that eat BAD bacteria that live in soil and can cause mold and root rot after eating the natural sugars in zee compost part of your soil. And its zee microbe poop that your plants will love! I get my Microbes shipped all zee way up here from Colorado from a company called “Mammoth Microbes”. You only need a little in your water reservoir mixed in with your nute solution. I like adding a little sugar to it as well just for zee microbes! Whatever you have lying around: table sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup. I don’t eat these sugars and I get Molasses special just for my microbes! Whatever kind of sugar you use, just use it sparingly. 1 tablespoon is fine for a 20 gallon nute reservoir. So it all comes down to watering my plants a little everyday so my plants always have something good to drink. This whole business about letting your plants dry out, is really overrated and confusing to newbies who interpret this simple sentence as literally letting the soil go bone dry. But think about it: what happens in a dry spell to your lawn? It starts to die and goes yellow cause it hasn’t had any rain for weeks. Just water your plants a little every day with enough water so a little always runs out zee drainage holes at zee bottom of your container. Its that simple. Going back to zee Green Thumb thing, if you love growing and enjoying watching your plants grow healthy, you can see when they need a drink and a feed. I tried letting my soil go dry when I was just a newbie and my plants always looked like shit. Water ‘em every day a little just to keep zee soil moist and you’re good to go. If you don’t think you have a Green Thumb, no problem! All you need to do is grow one! You do that by getting into your plants instead of ignoring them! When I just started to get big and had to trim my Buds to sell, I’d get a green thumb just from trimming! Actually my whole two hands would turn green. It took me many years to realize that trimming always strips a lot of the good stuff off my Buds. When we got really big and had to trim 5000 plants per harvest we were trimming with these big auto-trimmers. They had blades and were no better than hand-trimming, but what were we gonna do? To keep our operation secret we couldn’t hire hand-trimmers and we couldn’t hand trim it all ourselves so we got these big bladed trimming machines as a necessary evil. Then one day after years of trying every new auto-trimmer to come on zee market, we found this SIMPLE looking new auto-trimmer. It was recommended to us actually by our friends in Cali. 4 years ago we just grabbed one out of reflex, thinking it looked too simple to be any good. It turned out to be zee best trimmer I ever used. Everyone here loved it and now we got 5 big commercial models. They trim just as fast and just as much as all those big fancy look’n complicated machines but we realized one thing not even our grower friends saw: nothing stuck to them! I don’t even think the maker of these things realized it either how big a deal this was, and he just promoted them as being “maintenance free” cause nothing stuck to them cause they don’t use blades, just a goofy looking mesh drum to tumble the Buds. When they tumble they bump into each other and the dry leaves just get bumped off leaving a perfect hand-trimmed-looking Bud. That’s why he calls these things, “Tom’s Tumble Trimmer”. But what really got my attention and impressed zee hell out of me was that the mesh turned out to be a food/medical grade material that worked like Teflon without being toxic like Teflon. As our Buds tumbled, all their juicy stinky beautiful sticky resin didn’t stick to zee mesh at all! Zee first one we got 4-5 years ago has been going strong every 3 months harvest time, and still looks and works like its brand new and we’ve never even cleaned it once! All our valuable resin and trichomes stay on our medical Buds where it belongs! Our customers notice it too! Our patients won’t buy anybody else’s Bud but ours. Once when I was dropping off a load to our main Dispensary customer in Vancouver, I saw people all stressed out waiting in line for me to show up cause the manager had told me these people who came looking for my sold out Buds to wait if they wanted cause I was due to arrive any minute. He told me later he almost had fist fight break out on zee sidewalk outside from zee people waiting in line just for our product. He asked me why I don’t bring more. I told him, “You sell it too fast!” Oh, and all zee trim? We put it through a smaller mesh and make wicked hash from zee Kief. Cause all that “sugar” on zee sugar leaves don’t stick to zee mesh either and it bumps off pure and sweet for us to press! All this fuss over keeping things simple! So I hope I got every one straight on zee big “mystery” in how to water your girls. I tried to make it as simple as possible but if you still want me to explain it more, just ask. Like my friend here Grow_Wizzard told me, “The only bad questions are the ones that were never asked.”
  5. mjMikey

    Soil Moisture

    Before I share my next “watering” tip to newbies and experienced growers who want to experiment with a different watering and nutritional delivery concept I’d like to clear up a potential racial slur I might have dropped yesterday: When I said, “Don’t eat Chinese Food, its bad for you”, I WAS NOT trying to insult Chinese people and the oriental race in general. All I meant by that warning was that the North American version of Chinese food is loaded with toxic “food” substances such as... *Red Dye 2 *Canola Oil (a fake dangerous Trans Fat) *Flour *Refined sugars... to name a few. Just these 4 ingredients are known to directly cause cancers, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and OBESITY if eaten on a regular basis. “Real” traditional Chinese food on zee other hand is very GOOD for humans and can be eaten every day if it turns your crank! No one got back to me mad about that warning but I just thought it was important to make that distinction. And while I’m on about nutrition, lets get back to growing great weed: there is a common belief among growers private and commercial alike, that cannabis loves to dry out, that it thrives when you let zee growing medium “dry out”. I agree with this generalization, but since it is a generalization it can be very misleading to newbies. I never let my soil dry out. And I water my plants every day. But not a lot. Just enough so it comes out zee bottom drainage holes in my buckets. So newbies beware: LITERALLY drying out your grow medium can seriously damage your plants! By “drying out” I water sparingly every day and once a week let zee soil get wet... after which in zee next 6 days it progressively dries out even though I water every day so my soil never stays wet. Also I mix my water with my own nutrient solution. When I first started out, I used to buy bottled nutrients. Then I learned that all they were was VERY EXPENSIVE bottled water and smelly because of the little amount of nutes those companies add to it. You’re just paying for zee plastic (which is not a good idea to store water in and of itself). Most hobby growers have to use it and that’s fine but if you have zee room and zee time, get a big aquarium and your choice of fish. Once a week you’ll have to change their water by removing half the tank. When you do, you use a special siphon with a big end that you push into the gravel. It pulls out the fish shit from zee gravel and leaves your gravel looking nice and pretty at zee bottom of your tank. Its zee dirty fish-shit-water you add to your pure water that plants love! My own soil mix is very nutrient rich already but during watering time, my plants almost jump out of their pots for joy! So by week 3 you can go full strength with your nutrients (what ever type you use in your water) and if you’re using coco or those little fired clay balls in your hydro baskets you can water more heavily cause most of it runs out zee bottom. I wouldn’t use dirty fish water in your hydro cause it’ll quickly clog your feeding lines. There’s a lot of misconceptions in zee growing game like the big one of needing to hand-trim all your plants. Believe it or not, hand-trimming strips a lot of zee good stuff off your Buds because it sticks to your gloves and your scissors. Those big auto-trimmers with blades are even worse! So what do I use? Tomorrow I’ll explain what, why, and how we do it easy without stripping anything off our Buds except zee trim! and why its a great idea to use microbes in your soil mix!
  6. mjMikey

    Soil Moisture

    To summarize what you’ve said in your great post for newbies who might be overwhelmed with all this good info is to KISS--“Keep it Simple Stupid”: *Always make sure your soil is moist(damp) but never wet. Now, this being said, what’s always missed by advisors and “gurus” that newbies most need to learn is how to START watering your plants once your seed has sprouted and you’ve planted the sprout into your medium. To start off on zee right foot, or on zee “right root”, I like to recommend, “The 4 Inch Rule”. I don’t claim to be a guru “know it all”, but this is just what’s worked for me, day in and day out, year after year. But it wasn’t always this way! Way back in school when I first started growing because I was fed up with having to, “pay for it” and mess with creepy drug dealers, I eagerly but STUPIDLY tried every new piece of “advice” to come along and fucked up left right and centre. So, The Four (4) Inch Rule works like this: I’m an organic grower. My medium is basically a mix of peat moss, vermiculite, compost, worm casings and good “Virgin” (sorry girls!) BC ancient forest soil. But to get newbies started off on zee Right Root, I recommend coco and 1 (ONE) rock wool cube that’s 4” square per 10 gallon bucket with lots of drain holes drilled out zee bottom. While your seeds are soaking, workin’ on sproutin’, water your medium thoroughly without “soaking” it. In zee first 2-7 days it’ll take for your seed to sprout, your medium will start to dry out. Good. When your seed sprouts, plant its 1/8-1/4” tap root DOWN into a little 1/4” hole you’ve poked into zee rock wool with a chop stick (don’t eat “Chinese Food”--its bad for you). Screw your cube into your medium gently working into your medium until zee top surface of your wool cube is even with the top of your medium. Dig a little hole for your cube first if this sounds too confusing. WATER with one ounce of straight water around the outer edge of zee cube. This daily amount of water will keep your cube moist while the rest of your medium is drying. This will create a strong and eventually massive root system for massive plants with massive Buds! Why? Because just gently watering the cube will allow your new baby tap root to grow new main roots. They’ll GROW fast, but Air Prune by avoiding zee drying medium and grow inward and stay inside the nice warm moist cube. Zee second week change your straight water to a weak nutrient solution. In just two weeks your plant will have developed a nice strong baby root system within the cube. Once you’re at that point start gently watering just beyond zee outer edge of the cube. I don’t want to overwhelm you newbies so just let this soak in to your thirsty brains and I’ll be back tomorrow with zee next step!
  7. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Hey Grow_Wizzard! Nice pics. And those flowers still have 6-8 weeks to go—wow! Can’t wait to see them just before you harvest! Are those white tubes your watering lines? And if they are, do you mix your nutes into zee water and then run zee lines? Or do you nute separately? Thanks for straightening me out on zee notification thing. Got it all except for the, “down vote”. What does that mean? As for zee breeding idea, you said a lot to get me going. Like you said, I need to do more basic research on-line first before asking you any detailed questions. But all I wanna do is build a special greenhouse this fall for “seeding” so its ready to go for next spring. In spring, I don’t wanna try making new strains. I just wanna try getting some regular non-feminized seeds of OG-Kush, let them flower and hope some are males and some are females, let them pollinate and see what happens. Hopefully I’ll be able to start building our own seed bank. Normally we buy all feminized seeds in bulk so we know what to expect. Then we just pull the few babies who turn out to males and feed ‘em to our horses. All I’m worried about with that plan is the pollen from our new seeding greenhouse getting out through zee vents and somehow blowing BACK into our “all-girl” greenhouses through zee vents and screened walls and ruining a whole crop! I know anything’s possible but, really, have you ever heard of that happening? We screen all our greenhouse walls so our plants can breath and keep cool when its super hot in zee summer. What about rigging up a pollen filter on just the one seeding greenhouse so it catches all pollen venting out so it positively can’t go anywhere except getting trapped in zee filters? Oh, and I forgot to mention. What do we do with all our waste stems and stalks? That’s a lot of waste for 5000 plants with our multiple harvests! What we do, is FEED it our horses! They fucking LOVE it! They turn it into wicked shit for our compose! And they’re zee strongest, most sleek horses I’ve ever seen! We have big Heavy “War” Horses—like the ones they use to pull the Budweiser wagons in parades. We ride ‘em out to zee coast to go surfing when its not too muddy on zee trail. It’s only muddy in zee Fall like now and then we take our quads and let the ones who wanna come for fun walk free. In zee winter they come walking, while we cross-country ski. Its a real blast!
  8. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Can someone please tell me how to understand how the notification system works on CC Forums? When I first joined and started posting, I got notifications to my posts. Either I’d click on the top “Bell” with a red dot superimposed on the bell with a white number inside it showing how many notifications I got that day. Or, a black bar at the bottom of the screen would appear showing me I had a notification. Sometimes I would click on the black bar, and sometimes I’d click to the top bell. Either way, I’d be taken to the new notification. For the last couple of days however, today and yesterday, I got new notifications –like today I’d click on the black bar, and was taken to the bottom to what I’d already posted yesterday. I did notice today I got a symbol of a blue circle with white heart shape inside which means a, “Like”. When I went to it, and clicked on it nothing happened and I couldn’t see who gave me the “Like”. So I don’t know how to ask this to one of the administrators or moderators like Shadey, LabRat or Grow_Wizzard who I’ve been talking here with, but I’ll take a shot: Does a new notification tell you either that you got a response in the form of a text message or just one of the symbols that seem to show how a person felt about one of my posts? That was my question. Before I go I’ll make a comment for a lot of the members who may not know this: With legalization in Canada coming supposedly next month on either October 17 or 18, we (our “unlicensed” business) sell most of our Buds “under the table” to these licensed extraction companies. These extraction companies and our “illegal(unlicensed)” business are working outside of Canada’s strange laws doing what dispensary shops have been doing for years—buying Buds from unlicensed producers like us without any trouble. These shops and now the extraction companies who buy our medical Buds by the ton, could do serious jail time for buying from unlicensed producers like me –and me and my family included, but no one up here seems to give a damn! It’s great for us and this is the way its always been done up here in Canada! We sell our Buds In Bulk at a discount to these new extraction companies. We don’t have to trim nothing for these guys. We just snip all the fresh Buds off –leaves included—bag ‘em, freeze ‘em and take ‘em right into town. We’re making tons of cash doing it this way... OK! Grow_Wizzard just sent me a message while I was writing this and I was able to go right to it! So now I’m really confused how these notifications are supposed to work. But thanks for getting back to me Grow_Wizzard! Thanks for your friendly confirmation to my cloning plans (thanks to you) and thanks for zee tip on telling how zee clones are taking root—new leaves!--I didn’t know that, so it goes to show how much I know about cloning! We’ve always used fresh seeds for our big grow and now you’re telling me you produce your own seeds! Wild! That’s definitely going to be my next project: a new seed breeding Greenhouse! And thanks for also for telling me you’ll check out Tom’s Tumble Trimmers. They’re truly amazing like I said and he’s even got 2 little models—one with a motor and one you have crank by hand. He’s down in Cali where you are and I think, but don’t quote me on this, but his table top machines even cost around zee same price as your Spin Pro. They just do a whole lot more! Zee main incredible thing about them that’s perfect for us medical growers is nothing sticks to them so your patients will get zee total medical goodness of your Buds! We sell a few different strains but our star medical performer is our OG-Kush strain. Our medical customers AND our recreational customers love it because it’s REAL medicine as well as one of zee best “Fun Buds” around! Even though its a traditional “low-yielder”, Tom’s Tumble Trimmers make up for that by keeping ALL zee medicine on zee Bud! OH, and you just gave me a new idea Grow_Wizzard! Since you know how breed seeds I’d like to ask more how you do it so I can try it. But in zee meantime, you seem like you got lots of growing room, so why don’t you start you’re own seed business. You’d do really well for yourself selling low volume specialty high-quality seeds. Those big seed companies have got too big for their britches—lots of them, and sell lots of junk –seeds that won’t sprout, or are supposed to be feminized but aren’t, or seeds that sprout but die because the shell won’t come off. Is there a name for that? Fuck I hate it when that happens! It’s like getting a hard-on that won’t go away. I know there’s a name for that too. I heard that shit could kill a guy! Like last week my girlfriend –you know, the one who looks like Jodie Emery—she surprized me waking up one morning dressed up in something super horny. When we were done, got our rocks off, my dick was still hard even after a shower and I had to go all zee way into town to make a delivery and back and my boner still wouldn’t go away. One of my Bros had this problem too once and knew how to fix it. When I got out of zee truck he laughed when he saw my dick poking my pants out and looked up at zee sky and screamed, “POLICE CHOPPER!” I looked up, but there was nothing up there. Looking back down at my Bro to ask him what his problem was, I realized the sudden jolt finally dropped my boner! “Thanks Bro! I thought I was gonna have to hit it with a hammer when I got in!” Happy Sunday you guys!
  9. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Great advice, Grow_Wizzard! I never have to worry about things cooling down in zee winter in my experimental basement grow so I’ll keep the misters on zee clones 24/7. I’ll rig a little “plumbing line” from an old Little Giant (its like 20yrs old and still works great!) water pump I got and put it on a timer to give them a mist for a minute every hour on zee hour. If that frequency doesn’t sound good to you, please suggest a better one. I’ve been thinking that if I’m gonna mist zee clones on a regular basis, I won’t need to build them a clone tent. I’ll just set zee cuttings to zee side in my veg room with their Mommas until they take root. Or do they still need that clone tent within? I’m thinking no, because then I’d have to rig a little vent system in that clone tent and that would end up over-complicating everything. I always read you’re never supposed to let the clone temps drop below 78F, yet you clone in 50 degree night temps...and that really works for them(you)? If I keep zee veg room temps stable at 80F with my good vent system going do you think that would work for my clones trying to root inside it? I don’t think you’re full of shit about your great idea when to take zee cuttings either! I’ll definitely try it! (We sprout all our seeds and plant them on a Waxing Moon and that works for us—but its a crazy 3 weeks when we have to plant all those 5000 sprouts!) I just need you to specify exactly when in zee transition time. Like, are you suggesting I take zee cuttings in say, zee second week after their Mommas have gone into 12/12 flower cycle? And yeah, I’ve seen your little Spin Pro Bud Spinner and if that works for you, awesome, but...like I said earlier to Shadey, I got zee perfect auto-trimmer for you. It’s a small table-top version of zee big commercial ones we use. What I was telling Shadey yesterday, its zee only trimmer I found that doesn’t strip ANY tri’s or resin off your Buds and leaves them 100% intact. The reason is it doesn’t use blades but a medical/food grade mesh to tumble zee dried Buds and they trim themselves as they bump into each other while they tumble. Meanwhile all their potent tri’s and resin stays on zee Buds cause NOTHING sticks to that mesh they use! Zee only tri’s and resin we lose is on zee trim which falls through zee mesh and collects at zee bottom which we save and turn into wicked bubble hash! So when your Spin Pro conks out try a little Tom’s Tumble Trimmer table top model which accomplishes zee same amazing shit as our 5 large commercial versions. Your patients will love you for it! Like our patients love us!
  10. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Thanks for zee vote of confidence Shadey! Cause I really wanted to tell Grow_Wizzard what kinda trimmers we use here, they’re so fantastic, but I didn’t wanna get nailed for spamming! These things are so amazing, we’re thinking of expanding our farm cause our “patients” and even our big commercial buyers (who lab-test our Buds for potency before they go into extraction) are so wild about our potent Bud they actually tell us how we’ve helped them personally. I’ve thanked them over and over but I always say its just OG-Kush like anyother OG-Kush and they say NO! Its way fucking better than anyother OG-Kush we’ve ever tried cause it kills our pains but doesn’t knock us out like other “wheelchair” weed! See, we been selling this same strain for yearz and doing great business but we only started getting these personal compliments for zee last 4 years since we’ve been using these new auto-trimmers we found. Before, I bought every kinda automated trimmer out there and our maintenance shop is full of these bladed trimmers siting on shelves collecting dust cause we stopped using them since we found this new one and we got 5 five now. Grow_Wizzard said he raises medical Bud and has about 12 plants growing and he still uses a little auto-trimmer that he says looks like a hair drier. We harvest 5000 plants several times a year and started using auto-trimmers when we started getting big several years back for two reasons: One, we’ve never used hired hand-trimmers cause we’ve never trusted them for potentially ratting us and our location out to the Feds and Bikers. And Two, we obviously couldn’t hand-trim all of our product ourselves. We’ve bought zee first auto-trimmer, TrimPro since it first came out way back in zee early 2000’s and we’ve bought every other one that came out since. Like, we got GreenBroz, Centurian Pro, and every other one and they all did a great trim job, but we didn’t like the way they chopped up our Buds—not to zee eye but microscopically in the lab where we test our Buds for potency. All these bladed machines strip valuable trichomes OFF our Buds so our product was always coming in lab-tested below its potential max potency. One day I had Zee idea to bring a batch of our Bud to zee lab BEFORE they were trimmed by these fucking machines and they BLEW US AWAY cause they tested at 35-38% THC/CBD over max potency! That’s when we knew these machines were trimming away a lot of zee good stuff! We don’t even like touching out Buds with gloves even though we gotta, cause just that causes some of the nice sticky resin to come off on our hands. One job I had when I was putting myself through school was picking tobacco. By zee end of zee day our arms would be covered in nicotine tar. It would soak through our skin and we’d come home wired on tobacco juice! Fuck that—and I only did it for one summer~! But its the same thing with MJ –all that great resin sticks to everything! Especially zee blades on all these auto-trimmers! So that’s why I want Grow_Wizzard to try zee small version of the new trimmers we got cause they don’t have blades and have a patented mesh of medical/food grade material that tumbles our Buds and NOTHING and I mean NOTHING sticks to it! That’s why our Lab scores are going through the fucking roof now! We’re selling Bud that is 100% organically pure with all zee good shit still on zee Buds! So I gotta go now, but I’ll be back tomorrow to tell you more!
  11. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Hey Grow_Wizzard! You ROCK! Thank you so much for zee detailed answers to my questions! They were just what I was trying to understand! The reason I was fishing for so much detail is that my cloning attempts in zee distant past were 50/50—meaning half the time they were total failures and the other half amazing successes but that’s when I was still hobby growing and was careless not record all my attempts like a science experiment so I could go back and see what I did right or wrong. The details matter so much now because we’ve decided we want to start cloning our successful new strains so we can satisfy our local market down in Vancouver when there’s a sudden spike in demand in the new strains we’ve been trying in our basement lab before we start mass producing them in our main grow greenhouses and winter mine shaft operations. I’ve read many times now that Aloe plant juice/goop makes way better rooting stimulant than store bought gels and now you confirmed it! So we’ll start using Aloe from now on and in a few more weeks I’ll tell you how that goes. Same with all your help in how to keep the clones moist and watered while they’re rooting. One more question about the misters. All your detail was very helpful but there was one thing I’d like you to elaborate on. I gather you’re assuming I know that you use a little water pump to run zee misters because you say, “But you could even use a spray bottle...” That’s what I used to use, but with just one visit a day to my hobby grow using those little clone domes, it wasn’t keeping zee humidity up. So, do you use a little water pump on a timer to run the misters? And how much do you let them run for intermittently throughout the day and do you also run them during zee night cycle? As for the little trimmer machine you got going, that’s cool. I might have seen a few of these models on line but they were too small for our needs. Are you allowed to tell me the brand name of the one you use? If you can, and tell me, I’ll give you an even better one to try. It’s a small personal version of the big ones we use, but I don’t want to say zee brand name until I know its safe to talk about them so I don’t get busted for spamming. I NEVER what to do that. But our machines are so wild because they’re like, “BUILT” for us medical growers. Tell you why tomorrow!
  12. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Hey Grow_Wizzard, what kind of a mister do you use? And when you say you use Aloe Vera, is that a better replacement than Cloning Gel? Sounds like it! Do you use zee same soil for your cuttings as the soil from the plants you took zee cuttings from? Do you water/nute that soil before planting the cuttings and after that, do you ever water again before they’ve rooted? And do you trim your Buds? I hope these don’t sound like stupid questions, but I’d like to have all the info in place before I try cloning again. And as far as your Buds go, I should have asked Shadey this, cause he’s a commercial grower with more than 12 plants, but if you’re reading this Shadey, how do you trim zee Buds you sell? All zee licensed growers around here are mandated by zee Feds to create jobs and they use hand-trimmers. But I bet they don’t pay them like we used pay hand-trimmers before all this “legalization” nonsense 20 years ago!
  13. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Hi Shadey. What does ATM stand for? As far as stretching goes compared to indoor and outdoor growing, I’d say from my one experiment with outdoor guerrilla growing that the same strain of seed I planted once indoors and then planted outdoors on a beautiful river bank in Alberta around 20 years ago produced plants 12’ tall with big giant colas compared to the same strain indoors which grew 6ft with colas fat but half as long.
  14. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    I’ve tried your nute teas and they worked great in zee past but for zee strains we’re growing now, they prefer our rich soil/compose mix with our “fish shit solution”. I’m glad Momma Wiz and you use fish water on her house plants and in your plant nutes. Your nute recipe is actually WAY BETTER then my tea recipe was, so I’ll have to give yours a go when we focus on some new strains next. Thanks for sharing that! What strains do you focus on? We grow a variety of “big seller” strains out here and they change from year to year, but our two biggest stars right now are OG-Kush and Girl Scout Cookies. Actually, our temps even out at a perfect 80F. This is because of our lights and ventilation. Without them, and zee drift (tunnel) sitting empty, temps varied seasonally. We discovered the abandoned drift zee same day as zee clear-cut zone, but it took us a few years to develop zee drift. We set up our light dep greenhouses first and over zee first 5 years they grew in number from 1, 30’X60’ to 20. Multiple harvests with those between April and November made us a pretty penny so we were in no rush to do zee drift makeover until we were totally ready. Over those first 5 years we simply monitored the drift, first to check its stability from cave-ins and natural ambient air temps which were a steady 15 ° lower then zee outside seasonal air temp. This is because it was simply an undeveloped tunnel started, then abandoned like a natural bear cave. In zee “real” gold mine I worked in 10 years before we came out here, the main service “raise” (a huge tunnel going straight down to hell!) went 3000ft to level 20 and there, zee temp was in zee high 70s due to that level’s closeness to zee Earth’s lava core. On level ONE (100ft. Down) however, zee temps were always just above freezing even in summer! The first year it took us several months to explore zee drift completely and that’s when we found the spring water at zee back. In a real gold mine, they dig into lots of underground rivers and springs but because gold always comes with arsenic we though our spring would be contaminated. We did 3 large separate lab tests over those first 3 years and to our amazement they all came back rated 100% drinkable PURE spring mountain water! We really lucked out there! (That mining company must have went belly up when discovered after all their expensive core sample drilling there was no real main gold vein!) That’s when we decided to develop. With my mining skills I bought an old jack leg drill and installed rock bolts to hang our lights and vent system. Its those that kept our drift temps stable and our power came from the diesel generator before we got our solar and wind and storage batteries installed. Our greenhouses were set on the clear-cut by a small fresh water river so we were go to go there. Change gears into zee present...It sounds like you do your cloning outdoors but I’ll be cloning this winter in our basement. I used to set up the clone dome in my veg room years ago, but I’ll try using your misting method in our little “tester” 10’X10’ veg room. Instead of using a tiny clone dome however, I want to build a cloning tent 2’X2’X10’ (or even smaller if you suggest) out of clear poly to do my misting so zee main veg room humidity level stays even. (Whether its clones or regular plants, I find that correct temperature, humidity and ventilation are even more important then the kind of lights and nutes you use.) Do you think that would work?
  15. mjMikey

    clone to clone to full grown plant 2017-2018

    Hey Grow_Wizzard! This definitely helps! Thank you! For you warm toasty guys in the south Cali area just so you know, even though we’re in Canada’s “Great White North”, our neck of zee woods is A LOT warmer in winter than the rest of the country. It still snows in winter here but because we’re on zee “warm” side of zee Rockies close to zee Pacific its “snowball” snow and doesn’t get colder than around -15C which is a lot nicer than our mid-west where I used to live 20 years ago, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba on zee the other side of zee Rockies where it dumps huge amounts of snow and sits at -40 to -50C for weeks at a time. That’s where I learned cross-cuntry skiing which is a heck of a lot more fun on this side of zee Rockies and why that mine drift we converted is a real god-send so we can keep growing through zee winter. Some of our grower neighbours a little more south still use “winterized” greenhouses but I don’t think its worth the trouble and expense to heat and light because of all zee cloudy cool weather. After we got set up here we built a giant beautiful log house right on top of zee old logging road to help trick snoopers that it was “private” property. Those idiot logging companies left so much waste in the clear cut where our greenhouses and mine op is in zee back behind our log house, we didn’t even have to cut any trees down to build our house. We used the house in that old Brad Pit movie about the father and sons as a model. That’s where I want to test my cloning in zee basement. All zee soil we dug up to make zee basement is rich and deep and we only had to dig up a couple of feet of sand under zee thick layer of soil which grows our plants. That’s what I wanted to ask you next: Do you use the same soil mix you used for the mothers to plant your rooted clones in? I find this works great for me. But the cloning domes I find are a pain in zee ass and I love your tactic of NOT using them and using misters instead. Brilliant! I’ll be definitely trying this in our basement this winter! As an offer of thanks, here’s what we feed our plants all year long: we DON’T use store bought bottled nutes—they’re a waste of money as far as we’re concerned. Instead, we use five 100 gallon aquariums full of fish in our drift we raise. Our water comes from the spring in zee mine! We clean our tanks regularly and all the fish shit we suck up with the old water we change out for new is our Nutes! Yep, you read that right. We’re zee only medical organic cannabis provider around these parts that’s producing by way of our “Fish Shit Old Fish Water” nutrient system, and we consider it the most innovative and sustainable form of agriculture. Our “Fish Shit Old Fish Water” nutrient system combines the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics, without the bullshit plumbing hassle of hydroponics and the need to discard water or add chemical fertilizers. It produces 10 times the crop yield per acre and uses 90% less water than conventional farming. So what does that mean for you? It means if you try this out, you’ll get a product that’s even healthier than organic, in its most natural form possible! But maybe you already know this... The fish we use is local fresh water carp (wild gold fish which get as big as trout and just as tasty!) which we harvest and sell in the farmers market in Prince Rupert every summer. People buy them up like hot cakes cause everyone here is so used to wild salmon, our carp is like a delicacy! All the fish guts we use in our nute recipe as well. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
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