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  2. Thanks Farmer Brown! I'm having great fun with this. We are currently pheno hunting for something special. We will find it for sure. Once that is done, we will work the line and cross back to the mother. The F1 seeds I have will soon be made available as free seeds on the site. If I ever need new testers I will keep you in mind bud.
  3. If those are aphids, they're very small aphids. If we could zoom in, would be easier to tell for sure. @Totemic Quite suspicious actually.
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  5. quite wild that cannabis grow sites will list them as aphids lol
  6. If your plant got a high Brix% bugs will stay away natutally, but if you got a plant that's a bit compromised and there are bugs in your garden it's just a matter of time before they find the plant. In farming we used a lot of sacraficial plants, best example right now would be a rose bush amongst shrubs. growing different berry shrubs we would plant a rose bush at the end of the line. if there are insects present, they'll be on the rose buds and the roses would bud about a month before the berries flowered. giving us about 2 weeks to monitor and act accordingly. what we picked up is that you find a rose bush with bugs on it, it's not always just the plants closest to it that also got the bugs, but rather the more unhealthy looking shrubs in and around that line. after a while you can spot the infested plants from a distance. One year we where replacing the rose bushes as they where never maintained, we ripped them out and it was a good 6 months before planting new ones because of poor management. This prooved to be quite a interesting experiment, because what we found is the plants that year that you would spot in the distance looking like it's not doing well, you go over to the plant, no bugs!!! so the roses didn't act as a sacraficial plant as some of the Agriculture students where soooo religious about, instead it acted as an insect lure ensuring infestations each year and thus ensuring higher doses and more frequent IPM. they don't use "sacraficial" plants anymore. 😁 can't say for sure that this is the case, because again there are so many factors at play and obviously cannabis and bean plants differ from berries and roses. Personally I have just lost the idea of sacraficial plants. I moved over to sticky traps, their colours still attract bugs, that's what they made for, but at least bugs can't infest, live, breed and colonise on your sticky traps. with a "sacraficial" plant you basically inviting and farming insects.
  7. having recently experienced an aphid outbreak, i can confirm that those are not aphids...nor thrips, nor whitefly. might still be wrong about the spidermites... but defs not thrips or aphids - they are bigger than the bugs in the pic, even in the larvae stage so i am still leaning towards spidermites, not the red spider mites tho... it looks like those are the two spotted variety which are lighter in colour and fairly easy to control - the red fuckers on the other hand... drink pesticide for breakfast....without milk this stuff melts spidermites, and nothing else... quite handy to keep on your shelf http://www.kirchhoffs.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Ludwig-Rose-Spider-50ml-C.jpg
  8. Pretty much 100% germination hit rate on @Totemic seeds my side as well. Are you indoor or outdoor? I planted some outdoors ( not Totemic's) beginning of September and had a few not show their heads. I think the weather played a part as it was wet and icy cold. Indoors I have had 100% on everything. Sent from my S40 using Tapatalk
  9. Topic: "When to harvest autoflower cannabis plants" Discussion: "an Autoflowering marijuana plant can take anywhere from three to six weeks to mature" This guy came here to teach us all 😅 I got a question, but sadly it's not about autos. No funny business, but did you browse the forum at all before signing up? Why not shoot us a little introduction thread first before you want us all to indulge in your wealth of knowledge. Who is @SonomaSeeds and what exactly? Are you a breeder? You just starting out? You SA local? Western, Eastern, Northen Cape? We gotta know where that -3 to 6 weeks to mature a auto- information comes from. Who knows, maybe you're right and we don't know what we're doing, but if you want a whole community to take you serious coming up making some random bold statement is not the way. You're very welcome to be a part of this community, just don't assume you're what this community needed right off the bat. Chances are you still got a lot to learn yourself, why would you start off wanting to teach us? There is a litteral shit ton of collective wisdom on this forum, you gona have to be more carefull making those statements without listing all the variables. If I was a newcomer I would wana buy one of those 3 weeks to maturity auto seeds from you, because that sounds too good to be true, and if it didn't live up to your statement there is going to be a lot more questioning than you're getting right now. The more you get to know the more you will know how little you actually know.
  10. Funny enough, the beans that is near the plants have pests on them, but the ones away from the plants has none... 🤔🤔🤔 So I guess they do attract pests away from our ladies. Wil check again today to confirm on that statement
  11. same here man, thought it was just my area but seems everywhere is the same problem 🤦‍♂️
  12. If pappa spliff can recall if the seeds where still whole (not crushed or cracked) when dropping them in the soil I think it will be safe to say the seeds where not the problem if they where in good condition when you recieved them. Totemic is reputed through and through, 420sa is not going to take you for a ride either. One thing bout the fridge storage, I used to preach fridge storage that lead to many a arguement and a bunch of conclusions. You can test it for yourself. A fridge that gets opened and closed a lot, like a communal house fridge, fluctuates a lot in temperatures. If your seeds are not sealed and air gets trapped inside of where your seeds are kept, there is a minute chance of air condensing inside the container and forming droplets of water or high moisture. a Fridge is not the place you wana sprout seeds cause they likely wont do anything, so high RH and low temp might cause more kak than good. The key to fridge storing is to keep them bone dry and airtight sealed. even better if it's in a fridge that's not being opened all the time. It would be in pappa spliffs best interest to share more detail with us on his germing method, stuffing more seeds in someones hand who already lost 11 seeds is not going to solve anything.
  13. he also cropped the photo a little more? booooyy got some explaining to do
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  15. Yeah, saw this username pop up. Wonder what the association is to sunwest genetics dot Com..... The seedbank that apparently stocks my chocolate gelato
  16. Picture in OP is from potguide.com or 2fast4buds.com and it identifies aphids as the pest in both captions.
  17. There is so much going on there. The upcoming workshop is sold out and they are rolling more stones in tomorrow. Seriously cool prizes up for grabs.
  18. Excuse my short answer last night, and have been extremely busy of late. QBG has been nothing short of spectacular, and @Chris Jayis completely right and the owner is an exceptional person. From the beginning they have made me feel at home, and truly family. For the peeps in the EC, there is so much going on at that shop, workshops, giveaways, clone lessons and much more. Trooper 🙏
  19. Amazing crew of stoners , growers and cannabis cup winners headed up the sunshine coast several weeks ago. I met up with them half way and took them on a short tour ending up at my local for a lekker kaaier. Part 2 coming soon. On this Insiders Eco Tour we will embark on our first ever CannaCruise with a remarkable crew of 16 Garden Route Growers. We will head off to the Sunshine Coast of South Africa for a 2 day excursion where we will visit local Cannabis Clubs in the area, an experienced growers private grow space, and a licensed Aquaponic facility at an undisclosed location. Our first destination is the Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary where after we will proceed to Jeffrey's Bay.to pick up Oom Boom. Brace yourselves for an epic journey! Enjoy the episode & don't forget to smash that like & subscribe button 🙂
  20. Welcome. Enjoy.. What strains you got going?👌🌱
  21. @Golden-Goosethis a very cool project! I would be super interested in this particular line. If you ever need a tester or these become available on your website at a later stage at F2 or so I would for sure scoop some up. Keep it up!
  22. Eish... That looks like spidermites. 2 weeks remaining is very little.... Likely nothing you do will sort them out without damaging your buds. Give us a few more pics and an idea of your grow space and we can take it from there. You do need to start stocking your pest management shelf my guy!! Are you staying in the US or are you here in SA currently? Most of the things I can recommend might not be available in the US... But you should find something similar. More pics would be a winner
  23. Cannot quite make out what pests those might be from that picture. Is your grow outdoors or indoors? Any damage to the leaves and any bugs on the bud or just the leaves?
  24. I don't usually reply in breeders topics, but I will have to say this since the opportunity has presented itself, I was gifted 2 packs of 10 Tortoni F1s, gave 15 to my friend for his outdoor and kept 5 for myself, he went germinated his and I germinated mine... out of those 20..20 germinated. That's 100% germination, to add all the females had some of the most beautiful and frosty buds coming out of those plants and not to kiss ass here because anyone who has followed my grows will know which breeder I stand by but 1 has to say @Totemicthat's impressive
  25. What was your germination method , we had very good results with Totemic seeds and even the indoor competition went well ? Sent from my Hisense Infinity H50 using Tapatalk
  26. I am about to harvest my plants 2 weeks from now, but I found this bugs on it. Is the mixture of soap and water can get rid of them faster?
  27. Welcome and enjoy your stay! We're a South African forum but happy to have some members from overseas! 😄 If you have a grow going, why not start a grow diary?
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