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  1. Day 33 of flower. 37 to go. I hope may push them to 77 days at this rate.
    13 points
  2. Just a little update... we have bloom!
    13 points
  3. 4 week mark, this competition is flying by. The girls got a hefty feed, 1 tsp molasses, fulvic extract, aminos, microbes & full dose kelpak, they starting to yellow out on the bottom growth, slightly on the smaller 2, quite a bit on the big girl. The plant in the back has been pulled apart for more penetration. Iโ€™ll be doing a fish 1ml per liter + 1/2 tsp Epsom, every Wednesday from today onwards, additional to my usual feed
    12 points
  4. They be flowering lekker
    12 points
  5. 12 points
  6. Got this epic shot just as I got home from work yesterday.
    11 points
  7. The One has stretched to the point where I feel I needed to get her under a net. I was thinking of using wire or even super cropping but since I've been harvesting I now have more space in the flower tent to focus on her more. I've spread the branches as much as I felt comfortable tonight but I'll try getting the net just a tiny bit lower to get a little bit more light to the lowest nodes, also maybe a minor defoliation needed in the middle ๐Ÿค” I have an extra LED available since harvesting that I have added to get her through flowering properly, seeing as she's so eager to grow.
    11 points
  8. 4 weeks into flower. 6 to go. Just water for now. Turned the blumats off. Want to feed something over the weekend. Thrips are taking over and the BioSF nematodes will only arrive next week. I have some extra fly traps going untill then.
    11 points
  9. Eish! Sorry capn!! Look at me slipping at the end!! Coe now Richard you're better than that๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜… Alright so full on flower pom poms now and so far so good. Must note they the cola leaves on most peeps flowering plants come out small and aren't really getting much bigger... Not sure if this is a fault of my own or what, but yea, just an observation.
    11 points
  10. They are cruising along beautifully now, just slowly feeding home made inputs that my friend @anotherzolkop (Instagram only atm) made for us. Finally figured out my camera settings as well, super crisp pictures to come from now on!
    10 points
  11. No real reason for doing a post except for being stoned..๐Ÿ˜ Im happy so far..
    10 points
  12. Mid week cabinet shot. I'm happy. Sent from my DRA-LX5 using Tapatalk
    10 points
  13. Week 3 1/2 of flower - Nothing to report, except some triches coming out to play.
    10 points
  14. Update: Thursday 29th July. 4 weeks into flower. I've seen a huge push from all the ladies. Main cola's have definitely overtaken their counterparts. I'm seeing a slight purple color on the pistils of T3. T1 T2 Full tent shot
    9 points
  15. As you guys read all the crap i post ^^ I grabbed the cam and sat in the dark for you ๐Ÿ˜ Picts standing 28 July 17.40, dark since 10.00. 20.3 degrees C and 52% humidity So far so good.. if nothing goes cold.. should be done in 5 weeks
    9 points
  16. #3 close up... things are happening ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    9 points
  17. As a late comer to this poll, am I allowed to suggest our own soil, Thrive Living Soil from www.thrivecentre.co.za ? We tend to find that a lot of soil producers try to throw the kitchen sink into a soil, without really understanding what elements do what. The whole "bullshit baffles brains" approach. So, for instance rock dust can stall your plants if you haven't also included indigenous microbes collected during the winter months. That is because indigenous soil microbes move deeper down in the soil layers during winter, in order to decompose the tougher mineral matter, versus more usual organic matter in summer months. Some of the key components to get right are obviously your base NPK ratio. We aim for around 6:3:2 with a strong and sustained Nitrogen boost for initial growth, and then a slower and more sustained release of Phosphorous and Potassium for fruiting and flowering. Getting the timing right is important and that's where the inoculated biochar comes into play. It's also important that the composting process introduces living, microbial matter into the soil food web, and that it finds a home in the biochar, establishing a symbiotic relationship with the plant roots. A good living soil should give you at least 2 full strong growths without refeeding with compost and/or organic fertilisers. Although you really want to be feeding and fertilising your soil, and not the plant i.e. the plant needs to talk to the soil for what it needs, and not let the human try and force feed the plant. We are exceptionally lucky in that our soils have excellent natural mycelium and perfect pH for cannabis, developed over thousands of years in Hogsback. That is something that no soil producer can ever reproduce on their own. We also produce most of our own amendments, such as our oak and bamboo biochar (Japanese style) which also gives us superb wood vinegar. This is not that well known in South Africa but wood vinegar is probably your number one all-round Natural insecticide and fungicide. As far as I know we are the only ones producing it in SA, as not that many have sustainable oak and bamboo resources. It is Nature's own plant immune booster, root growth stimulant and flavour enhancer. You can read more about it at www.woodvinegar.org
    9 points
  18. Day 4 Week 12 Update Got nothing Tarryn Sisa
    9 points
  19. I'd really like to thank @Thrive for the visit today, it was a blessing to meet with you. Cant wait to try the sample soil and give an honest side by side comparison. There wasnt a doubt in my mind that I needed the Wood Vinegar, and bought one myself to try out, and have got such faith already in this product, in what it can achieve, that I have asked to be an ambassador and supplier of it, in the EC. With safe application throughout flower... Wouldnt you want your harvest to Thrive?
    8 points
  20. Day 3 of Week 13 Update They got 2 Liters of 1/3/4 (Fish Mix, Bloom, Top Max) and 4ml per 10 liter Amino Boost Tarryn Sisa
    8 points
  21. First Day of Week 13 Update They got 2 liters of 1/3/4 (Grow/Bloom/Top Max) and 4ml per 10 liter Amino Boost Tarryn Sisa Forgot.. flower tent got a Serenade Spray
    8 points
  22. Late, Internet was down ^^ Fiber got cut somewhere.. Last day (7) of Week 12 Got nothing today Tarryn Sisa
    8 points
  23. Things moving along swiftly, and hoping to see gender in a week or so.
    8 points
  24. Closing off this thread. 8 weeks, 5 weeks since pollination, and the girls got the chop, hanging to dry. While #1 certainly is the frostiest, she has a dirty gassy tone to her terpene profile, I bet she will smoke well. It is #6 that has the ice-cream terpene profile I'm after. She is also a yielder, while #2 has a dominant sour lemon vibe. Let's see how they turn out when dry. Looking forward to working with the F2s as soon as the seeds are dry in what is going to be an extensive hunt. Didn't really take any pics... Seeded bud isn't really photogenic This is #6 And just for the hell of it, a clone taken from #1, day 22 of flower, and already pollinated.... Not only rooted, but is developing seeds and starting her reveg process That concludes my first project for the year.
    8 points
  25. Day 6 of Week 12 Update Got 2 liters of 1/3/4 (Grow/Bloom/Top Max ml per liter) and 4 ml per 10 liter Amino Boost Tarryn Sisa
    8 points
  26. Day 69 22 of 12/12 Just a quick update buds is starting to fatten up a little and is getting a bit more frosty My plan is to start with boost nuts(PK+) the next watering hope that helps to put on more weight
    8 points
  27. Day 2 of Week 13 Update They got nothing ^^ Tarryn Sisa
    7 points
  28. Week 10 Update / Flower Week 4 It has been a joy opening the tent every day to find something new. It also really cool to see that all 3 plants are very different. The hydro girls They love to eat and drink, they're loving their EC a little higher now during flower between 1.8-2 seems to be golden. Anything less and they go pale green, anything more and the tips burn a little. These plants grow like crazy, thick thick stems with older fans much bigger than my hand. Ms Organic Classic and dainty, she grows out perfectly with beautiful buds. If she were a person she'd be calm, collected and walk with class and grace. Some pics: Tent view: Bud close ups showing the different expressions: T1 - Back right: T2 - Back left T3 - Front left
    7 points
  29. Some close ups Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  30. July 23 - 30: They got freshly caught rain water this week. Nothing added. From this camera (above), left to right: #1, #3, #2. 31 July. 4 weeks into 12/12 Won't lie I get quite excited to peek into the tent when lights come on ๐Ÿ‘€ so frosty โ„ Purple shades continue to appear on the leaves across #2 however I'm not seeing any clear signs of distress and buds are developing so gonna let it play out and see what happens with that. From front on, left to right: #2, #3, #1 Look over here, no I mean over here: Last few days humidity has been spiking a bit high for my liking when lights go off. Going to setup the heater outside the tent but near the air intake to raise temps and lower humidity a bit but not risk proximity to the heater being as much of a threat as inside the tent. Thinking of transferring one of the Tortoni clones outdoor when sun comes round and target a 200L pot by end of the year... proper Chistmas tree... who wants to see it grow-diaried here on the forum? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I took clones from #1 and #3... I've never tried anything beyond 80L, nevermind a 200L pot before but keen to grow a monster or go grey trying.
    7 points
  31. I'm sure this has been covered but I want to further emphasize this issue. There's a lot of misinformation surrounding our hobby and one of those is that mycorrhizae can't not live in a synthetic environment. But what is mycorrhizae actually? Well in simple terms the associations between roots and fungi are called mycorrhizae. These symbiotic arrangements have been found in about 90% of all land plants, and have been around for approximately 400 million years. Plant roots are hospitable sites for the fungi to anchor and produce their threads (hyphae). The roots provide essential nutrients for the growth of the fungi. In return, the large mass of fungal hyphae acts as a virtual root system for the plants, increasing the amount of water and nutrients that the plant may obtain from the surrounding soil. A plant that forms an association benefiting both the fungus and the plant is a "host." Large numbers of native desert plants are hosts to these fungi and would not survive without them. Two general terms are used to describe virtually all mycorrhizae: In ectomycorrhizae (external), the fungus produces a sheath around the root. This sheath then produces hyphae that grow into the root and out into the soil Endomycorrhizae (internal) do not produce a sheath; the hyphae grow within the cells and out into the soil. These are far more common than the ectomycorrhizae. But without going into much what mycorrhizae is and what it does (not the purpose of this thread) We want to know if mycorrhizae can Infact live within a synthetic environment. According to Robert Pavlis (gardener & scientist with 45 years of experience) most organic books or blogs will tell you that synthetic chemical fertilizers are killing the bacteria and fungi, the microbes, in soil. Dr. Ingham and her Soil Food Web preach this same message. Stop using fertilizers because they kill the bacteria and fungi. Some people claim that the โ€˜saltsโ€™ in fertilizer do the damage, but anyone making such a claim does not understand what happens to salts in soil Fertilizer provides nutrients like nitrate, ammonium, phosphate, calcium, potassium, sulfur etc. These are all nutrients that plants need to grow A lot of organic followers believe that the nutrients from organic sources are some how different from the ones provided by fertilizer. They are NOT! There is no lab in the world that can tell the difference between a nitrate molecule from manure and one from a bag of synthetic fertilizer. Plants canโ€™t tell the difference either, because there is no difference. They donโ€™t care where the nitrate came from. A lot of people doubt science and in some advanced areas of investigation science may not be 100% correct. This is not one of these situations. All chemists agree on the above fact and have done so for a long time. Organic material releases the nutrients slowly over many years. Synthetic chemicals release the nutrients as soon as the fertilizer dissolves in water. Is it possible that the quick release of nutrients kills microbes? Keep in mind that the soil under your fingernail after a day in the garden contains millions if not billions of bacteria. Is it reasonable to think that fertilizer would kill all of them? I donโ€™t think so. Even if the fertilizer killed 99% there would still be billions and billions in every shovel full of soil. And bacteria grow very quickly โ€“ as fast as doubling in number every 20 minutes (at least in a lab). There have been many studies looking at the number of bacteria in soil after applying fertilizer One such study done by "impact of organic" looked at both bacteria and fungi populations, and compared untreated soil to (a) soil treated with organic material (manure, rock phosphate, neem cake) and (b) soil treated with synthetic fertilizer. Measurements were done at two different depths. Adding synthetic fertilizer resulted in no change in the number of bacteria and an increase in the number of fungi. Organic treatment increased both fungi and bacteria slightly. Synthetic fertilizer did not kill bacteria in soil and it increased the number of fungi. Agriculture Canada looked at the effect of ammonia and urea on the microbes in soil over a 10 year study, and concluded that โ€œnitrogen applied according to soil test recommendations had minimal long-term detrimental consequences for soil microbes, soil biochemical properties, or soil structure.โ€ The science is quite clear. Fertilizer, when used properly, does not kill microbes. BUT why do fertilizers not kill bacteria? The simple fact is that the nutrients in fertilizer, especially the nitrate, is a nutrient required by bacteria. They eat it! They actually absorb it since they have no mouth, but you get the idea. They also eat the other nutrients; phosphate, potassium, sulfate etc. Bacteria and fungi need these nutrients as much as plants do. Once you understand this, it becomes fairly obvious that adding these nutrients to soil will not kill the microbes, unless they are added in very large amounts that prove toxic. Think of composting. If you add too many browns the composting process goes slowly because there is not enough nitrogen available for the bacteria to eat. Since the bacteria are starving for nitrogen they donโ€™t multiply and composting is slow. Add some nitrogen, either as a fertilizer, or as โ€˜greensโ€™ which contain higher levels of nitrogen, and the compost pile suddenly heats up. The bacteria now have enough nitrogen to eat, they are active, and they multiply. All of this activity heats up the compost pile. BUT!!! It is true that fertilizers are salts. This is not sodium chloride or table salt. The term โ€˜saltโ€™ has a different meaning for a chemist. To them, a salt is a compound made up of two or more ions. Table salt is made up of sodium ions and chlorine ions. Ammonium nitrate fertilizer is made up of ammonium ions and nitrate ions, so it is also called a salt. In dry form the ions come together to form salts. When the salts dissolve in water, the molecules break apart and form ions. When fertilizer salts are spread on the ground the white and gray balls are salt. When it rains, the water dissolves the salt into ions and washes them into the soil. Once they are in the soil they are no longer salts. Salt will harm bacteria and plant roots if there is direct contact. Due to the large number of microbes in soil, and the small surface area of the fertilizer crystals, this has no significant effect on the microbe populations in soil. Once the salt is dissolved, the ions quickly become diluted as the water moves through the soil layer. Diluted ions in water do not harm microbes or plant roots. In fact both of their lives depend on the ions being in the water. It is the ions that they absorb โ€“ not the salts. What happens with organic fertilizers like compost and manure? They contain large molecules like protein and carbohydrates. As these are decomposed, they are converted into ions. These ions are the exact same ions that fertilizer produces. Once commercial fertilizer dissolves in water it is no different than organic fertilizer. Fertilizer does not kill bacteria or fungi
    7 points
  32. So finally, after 3 weeks they are flowering. The runt #1 Still just rainwater with the organisoilux Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  33. Although I am far behind the rest I am quite happy with how the gils are doing.. They received a microbe feeding this morning..
    7 points
  34. She has recovered nicely and is pushing out more growth, I might remove 2 lower stems because they are not catching up. Sent from my SM-A715F using Tapatalk
    7 points
  35. What's up growmies. I purchased a scrog a while back and never ended up using it. One of my biggest concerns was that the squares between the strings were too big for my liking. They were roughly about 25cm to 30cm big and wanted something smaller. So I went and collected a few things around the house and bought a couple things here and there. So firstly I cut 4x pieces of 1.2m pvc conduit piping (25mm). 4x corners for those pipes too. I built a big square that would fit into my 1.2m tent. Please note all measurements are rough estimates as my tent wasn't exactly 1.2m. The inner sides of the tent poles is what I used as my size which was slightly smaller than 1.2m. I drilled holes along the conduit piping and drilled them straight through. I decided to tie each string individually about 11cm apart. The reason I went with the individual string instead of one long string that gets weaved is simply because if one of my strings break, the whole rig doesn't come down. If one breaks, just that line will be broken and can then be repaired seperately. I decided to use string I bought at a hardware shop. The string is used for shade cloth, gardens etc. One packet of 30m cost R30. So was pretty cheap. I had some steel ferrels that I had left over from another project. I cut them in half with a steel saw (super cramps in the hands trying to hold with a pliers and saw. Use vice grip if you have). I only used about 18x ferrels. Made my squares about 11cm apart. I made a little knot the one side and then took it through the other side (making sure there's not too much tension) which I then used the ferrels to keep them taut (by squishing them with a side-cutter. Just not too hard that you cut through). The pvc pipe bends easily so check your previous lines as you go, not to make them too tight. Once you have finished one side of, let's say the vertical side, when stringing towards the other sides horizontally, make sure to go over and under the vertical strings. I ended up using some cable ties just to tie down my DIY scrog to the tent poles. I'll be using this scrog to keep 4 plants down. This is from inspiration purely from this forum. Some of the guys that have made their own scrogs have done some nice ones. As I mentioned, there are plenty of different kinds of material, methods and ideas that can be used to do this. This is just one of them.
    6 points
  36. Must be a very "gassy" strain... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Classic Hitler.
    6 points
  37. Ladies are looking stronger ๐Ÿ˜
    6 points
  38. Chin up, we're still looking good in here ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    6 points
  39. Morning growmies.. So I spotted some WPM when giving the girls a clean up and microbe and sea weed drench.. So I sprayed some sulpher mixed with water and Dish washing liquid. It seems to have stopped it in its spores..๐Ÿ˜‚ How far into flower is it safe to spray sulpher? Airflow and ventilation I am now learning is a very important part of indoor.. Far more than what I expected.. Stay safe and happy growing..๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฑ
    6 points
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  41. Standing here looking at the plants I think I may just have to flip this weekend. Possibility I might run out of height.
    6 points
  42. To be honest.....I wouldn't even flip yet. They're on a roll now.. let them grow. You have plenty more space to fill there. Top the one at the back and only worry about cleaning them when there are alot more leaves. Leave them for another week.....or two. Promise you won't regret it.
    6 points
  43. Feed the disease ๐Ÿ™„ Look at the algal blooms on many of the coastline where run-off is occurring, due to an unsustainable practice. If only all the microbes loved nitrates... Also how I understand them Greenhouse salts to work so bloody good. First you have vegging energy in the initial stages of plant growth, this is green growth. Green growth favors nitrates, chloride, calcium, and potassium... These elements when supplied to the plant in the right ratio stimulate the production of auxin, pushing to the seeds and the growing tips (this is masculine energy) While all this is happening the plant is sending exudates to the rhizosphere to ready the colonies that it would favour for the current stage and future stages (microbiome changes as the plant matures). We know microbes use nitrates as an energy source, that and carbon, in ratio of 26:1 (its a bit more complexed, but that's the bulk)... what is carbon? well that's much of the organic matter in the soil. So add more nitrogen, naturally add more carbon. In ratio. Other pitfall not mentioned. Now we need to understand how much of this nitrate is needed to grow plants. Science says really not nearly as much as we thought post the war effort. Now that there is a microbiome thriving on nitrates and supplementing its new carbon appetite with the necessary organic matter available, just know you'll be needing to PH your water now. The most important body in the soil that does everything, and I really do mean everything is in decline, and something else is taking its place. Okay now you done vegging, and your plant is going to flower, this is referred to as reproductive energy, supporting this stage requires a well ratio'd amount of the following Ammonia, Calcium, Mangenese and Phosphorus - These are the ones worth mentioning. Reproductive energy and Vegetative energy are highly antagonistic. The reason everybody cuts the nitrate in an inert system is because of the above - it does no good for flowers man. Would you consider an amended system with a high OM to hold onto nitrates better than an Inert system? Well I most certainly would. So Algae - Greenhouse seed company make their special sauce, cant remember the name but its a biostimulant product containing Humic, fulvic and Algae... And I always wondered, why algae??? Because if there is any excess nitrate lying around during flowering, they should surely tie them up safely and out of roots reach. Nitrates change the make-up of the microbes in the soil faster the exudates can.
    6 points
  44. Week 12 - Day81 (27/07/2021) HORTIMIX-DWC EC at 0.9 PH at 5.9 Topped up Res with 5L of water - PH'd to 6.0 EC 1.1 Current EC at 1.0-1.1 and PH at 6.0 Going to recalibrate PH sensor and EC meter today and re-measure the res EC and PH
    6 points
  45. Flower Day 26 Going pretty well thus far through flower. The plant in the middle has been quite a stretcher so I've been having a tough time taming her. Supercropped one of the branches too aggressively and caused it to collapse quite badly, to a point that it can't right itself properly. Will probably need to stake it later on but it's fine now. She's occupying quite a lot of lateral space which I suppose isn't such a bad thing. My favoured pheno right now is Tortoni #2, pictured far right in the below pic. She has the best looking bud development so far. Tortoni #2 (best pheno so far) Tortoni #3 (stretchy one) Tortoni #1 I watered with something a little different last night.... unfermented beer, known as wort. Beer brewing has 3 steps, the mash, the boil and then fermentation. The mash is where you extract all the starches from the malted grain and have the starch converted to sugar by keeping the grains steeped in water within a specific temp range. I had a little excess liquid leftover from the mash I did on the weekend so I thought it would be a good idea to throw this into the next watering. Plenty of good enzymes in there, plus a bit of sugar for the microlife, can only do good I reckon. Two hobbies working in harmony lol
    6 points
  46. Update: recovering nicely an pleasantly surprised. Did some cropping and a watering and will leave them there until Wednesday and give them a feeding of some nutrients and molasses. For now, just pleasedthey are pulling through. I did however lose a few branches here and there but better than the whole crop.
    5 points
  47. And the winner is Canna Pro Amino Boost Harvest difference was very slim, 1.5g ahead of the Bio Heaven Potency difference was also very small but both times Amino Boost won. One pair had 0.2% more potency and other pair 0.7% stronger then Bio Heaven Bio Heaven is not as good as Amino Boost... but a lot more expensive... A LOT!!! Get yourself a bottle of Canna Pro Amino Boost.... those 150 rand are very well invested!! Just replace the Bio Heaven with Amino Boost and use exactly the same way. I didnt do any Ph on the full grow with FF green bag soil.
    5 points
  48. Update: Week 5 of flower The plants are getting pretty big now. Flowers are starting to come along as well. I'll try get a few pics of these two outside in the sun tomorrow morning if possible. Hard to see the full plants like this
    5 points
  49. The reason our prices are good is because we keep our costs down and we believe in offering old-school value. No point ripping people off when you're trying to build a long-term business. Of course soil is not exactly the easiest thing to transport around the country. Ideally we would like to have agents around the country who can stock around R5 - R10k of product per delivery on consignment, and then make some extra cash marking it up for individual retail sales. But I don't want to hijack this thread further, so will place a classified advert for this.
    5 points
  50. Day 22 of flower , all 3 doing good and think the one I topped is going to be my favourite for now......... but things do change when girls become woman . Rain water and saterday they got a Fire Juice and Probiotic. So far the no real difference with the FF Green bag , 50/50 mix with Green bag and ammended soul and the one just ammended old soil. They share a room with plants coming down in a week or 2 , problem is I want to veg the next batch and can't wait 5 weeks , will see what plan I can make. [emoji323] Sent from my Hisense Infinity H50 using Tapatalk
    5 points
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