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Budwizer last won the day on February 17

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  • Preferred growing medium or system
    Organic soil
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    Can’t tell yet, LED is looking good
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    Medium sized tent, aircon, 840w LED, custom environment controls
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  1. A pic of your winged adults and the root zone aphids would go a long way to our education Thanks dude
  2. 2 months to go boys Better get those soil mixes ready!
  3. That’s a Ca deficiency. Calmag could work, but it isn’t organic, and can mess with your pH. You’ll also be adding N, since “Calmag” is actually Calcium Magnesium Nitrate. You need a fast acting organic Ca.
  4. Don’t worry wont last long enough to attract anything. Trailblazer, you need to make another plan there dude.
  5. This is true for HPS. New lighting tech is changing the game. Controlling ambient temperature for the sake of it is misguided. You need to achieve the correct Leaf Surface Temperature, for optimum photosynthesis and transpiration. The correct ambient temperature for HPS, cannot be the correct ambient temperature for LED. Without the massive amounts of infrared wavelengths, HPS produce, LED lights need higher ambient temperature, to compensate for the cooling effect of evaporation, from transpiration. Point is, with new lighting technologies, you need to measure the LST ( cheap infrared laser thermometer) and adjust your ambient, to achieve an LST of 25/26 C. FYI: Set emissivity to 0.98 on your laser thermometer, for green foliage.
  6. Truth is, if you’re really growing organic, you shouldn’t even be “feeding “. Organics is about growing in a soil that has everything the plant needs, from the start, and relying on the soil microlife to make those things available to the plant, as the plant needs it. Your job in organics is to nurture the soil life. You can add things to help the soil life along, and increase the populations of those creatures by using teas. You add the feedstock for the plant when you first mix your soil.
  7. Bat Guano is a difficult one. High in P. Check Jamiesgardenshop.co.za
  8. I’m on a mission to find Greensand- Glauconite mineral. There is a large deposit off the west coast, but it’s apparently not financially viable to mine it.
  9. I’ve been growing in organic soil for a number of years now. My ingredient list is pretty stable, but I love trying new things. I finally got around to reading the Revs’ True Living Organics, and Teaming with Microbes, by another author. Problem is, you struggle to find quality inputs in JHB. Consistency is nowhere. The stuff just about everyone sells as compost is far from it. All the nursery brand names, except Talborne are pretty much useless. My last bag of Fertilis EWC was mostly sand. So, what ingredients do you struggle to get your hands on? What would you like to have access to, that you cannot find now? Ever wanted FAST Ca, without the pH swing, or the Mg? How bout not paying an arm or a leg for Kelp. Ever wanted to try blood meal? Let me know what would rock your boat, If it were available.
  10. There are two ways to determine the concentration of solutes in a solution: mass spectrometry, or EC. Any pen that gives you an indication of “how much stuff is in solution” is measuring EC. No pen or instrument measures PPM. PPM is an approximation, based on the conductivity of known salt concentrations of KCl or NaCl, as alemo said. In other words, pens scaled in PPM are measuring EC, and then applying a conversion factor to give an approximate PPM.
  11. Those are classic symptoms of some sort of root damage. Poor drainage, aeration, pests. Rotting/ damaged roots cannot transport nutrients. Leaf damage never recovers. Some yellowing can certainly recover, but necrosis is permanent. Try lifting the root ball out of the pot. See if the roots are white and healthy. If not, aeration or drainage or both. Check for fungus gnats, they can cause those symptoms. Fungus gnats are themselves a symptom of overwatering. Your harvest is near, so not much you can do to improve the situation now, but browse this forum for a better soil mix next time.
  12. I can’t see the pictures but just from your description I can congratulate @ydt on his diagnosis. Soil and worm castings make for a terrible substrate. Worm castings become sloppy anaerobic muck without aeration. You need to add lots of perlite to that mix. If you don’t transplant into a better substrate now, you might as well chuck those plants.
  13. No salvation necessary The plants were harvested, and the meds are good!
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