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  1. I agree on those points, but if you consume at home you're not "high" the next morning at work, but you'll have thc in your system. In a perfect world testing methodology/tech should be improved to discern between levels such as with alcohol. But I'm not holding my breath....
  2. Ironic how the law regarding cannabis consumption was written in this regard. You are allowed to use it in your private capacity but.... many/most companies have this zero tollerance policy, because cannabis is still regarded as a "physically addictive" and "fabric of society destroying" drug. But on the other hand she didn't do herself any favours as the judge stated. She should've approached the situation with more forethought. My company has the same zero tolerance policy. Played my cards right with the safety officer, get a heads-up 2-6weeks b4 any testing...mandatory tolerance break. Workaround sorted.
  3. Lekker man. Struggled to find decent ewc for my soil mix and AACT. Decided to sort the problem, plus I do enjoy a bit of guerilla diy engineering, you just make it work with what you have lying around. 4 old totes, some plastic fittings and silicon pipe... My worm farms operate on the same principle as yours I think. Original technique uses 3 stacked totes, but I found that 2 works just as well. Totes are placed at a slight angle (promotes tea drainage) using bricks, also elevates them away from the ants-pita.(they can kill a worm farm) Fill up the bottom tote with bits of cardboard, old soil, kitchen scraps and other compostable material. I give the worms about a month to do their thing, then place the 2nd tote inside the 1st tote(10mm holes drilled in bottom) The worms migrate up through the holes into the top tote chasing the new fresh food. Screwed in 2x small "garden sprinkler" fittings into the bottom tote with silicone pipe to collect tea. Works like a charm.
  4. My soil has compost, bonemeal, rockdust and ewc added. The plants respond well to bio ocean kelp pellets during veg (micro) for the potted plants, got our own wormfarms so always do castings for top dress and regular wormtea as well. Apply a sprinkling of woodash during flower and comfrey or banana FPJ's. Keep the bottles for defs.
  5. That plant seems to be trying to finish fading naturally, But also keep in mind that if you're giving a potted plant a N dominant feed during flower you would promote leafy growth. Have seen flowering plants with more leaves than bud due to this. As we get closer to the winter solstice you're going to start seeing funny things as they technically shouldn't be growing/flowering naturally now-limits being pushed and all that. Some of our outdoor girls also showing a bit of foxtailing, later on the plants will want to start revegging, so you'll have to decide how far you want to push them. Some plants might finish flowering, others will want to start revegging, it will be up to you as the grower to recognize the signs and decide if you want to harvest or let the plant reveg.
  6. Aweh @Darclinc Neem is effective, many growers on this forum use it with success, although it can't be used during flower. We've been growing outdoors for a while and I'd suggest not relying on only one. Insecticides organic or not, are more effective on certain bugs than others. Aphids and whitefly are probably the most common, but there are some next level buggers like spidermite and broad/russetmite that require stronger kung-fu. Be aware that repeated (3× apps as per interwebs) use of the same insecticide on the same pest may breed resistance and could create an even bigger problem. Mites are notorious for being tough and building resistantance. My list for example. 1.Insecticides sprays Neudosan Diy Soap/Oil emulsion (with citronella) Diy Habanero/onion/garlic Diy Tomato leaf alkaloid spray 2.Worm sprays Margaret Roberts 3. Fungicide sprays Biogrow coppersoap Potassium Bicarbonate 50/50 milk/water You'll have to adapt your approach depending on your area and weather conditions.
  7. Have heard a few stories of impossibly large cannabis plants and have personally seen a number of large cannabis "Trees" (3-4m tall and wide/25cm dia main stem) that seem to defy their standard cannabis genetics. Its difficult to think that they grew that large in 1x season, possibly the plant revegged naturally from the previous year?
  8. Evening Live Canna, is this item still available?
  9. Good evening Totemic, I'm interested in both items. Can arrange courierguy pickup. We can arrange details on prv msg.
  10. My experience with BnB has been good, ordered clones and one just slowly started dying. Sent them a pic and they were gracious enough to replace it. Which was real solid from them. Will do business with them again.
  11. Can't see anything indicating female, must agree with@Totemic, looks more like males. Wait a week or so for them to show proper, then you'll know for sure.
  12. Bos

    This early PM?

    Pm can be quite selective, depending on many factors. No point having airflow but the plants are dense and bushy, they need to be thinned out/defoliated proactively. Don't water from the top if you can help it, especially during flower. Being pro active with your IPM also helps a lot. I know from previous experience what issues are most likely to occur in my grow, so I prepped for those. (Worms, spidermite, aphids, PM) Sometimes PM infects less resistant strains or weak individual plants. We've got outdoor plants next to each other, the Future 1 has no PM, but the Blueberry right next to it had those same PM spots. I had Coppersoap on hand and sorted that out quick as they wern't in flower yet. In flower I'd go 50% mix full cream milk and water or as was mentioned sulphur spray or pot.bicarb depending on your situation.
  13. It depends on the effect you require, it is quite subjective. We do all of them. Clear to cloudy for gaming and social-energetic effect. Cloudy for movies and chilling around the braai- relaxing effect. Cloudy/Amber for sore muscles and a good sleep- couchlock You can tailor the effect depending on what you require. You could harvest the plant in stages a week or two apart to get multiple effects from the same plant.
  14. The actual "grass" doesn't even want to grow properly in that spot... many feet have compacted the soil around the braai Kudo's to that lil' lady for soldiering on. Does she recieve any nutes at all? Or you going 'au-natural'?
  15. Couple of lekker big outdoor girls you have there, they look healthy and strong. They gonna reward you handsomely with some fris flowers.
  16. Eishh... RH on the north coast is between 80-100%, especially with all the rain. Aircon can only reduce RH to 65%. Wet trim as always.
  17. Many moons ago...did the UK working holiday thing with my two brothers, we've always been best mates. Got introduced to hashish, had it every which way you could imagine, from straight joints to hot knives to japanese fontains and then this crazy aussie oke produces this frozen carved rock pipe from the deepfreeze. Later found out its called a chillum. Better be right with your stuff if you want puff on that thing. We traveled and worjed all over. Harvested hops in Canterbury, met up with some awesome ppl from canada, aus, poland and rsa, we were a lekker group. Did a lot of funky stuff together. Ever seen 8 peeps hotboxing a two man tent.... 20years later we still laugh at that one. Most brilliant time spent with awesome individuals. Remember parking on the hill in Edinburgh waiting for Elton John to open at the Edinburgh castle. We munched some bread with cheese and drank wine for dinner, after there was a friss cone going round before we went in. Music was beyond anything.... It was an epic, crazy ass time with some of my best memories.
  18. Must say we were quite critical on the strains that were prepared for our meander, for the exact reason you mentioned. Rather avoid the heavy indica's in this situation, sativa was our choice toke. Mr Dank's Vanilla Kush made for a very memorable experience.
  19. Walking/hiking in the Dlinza forest. The aerial boardwalk and lookout is something to experience. The trails have park benches every few 100m's for the unfit folk. We would just sit and enjoy the peace while having a puff. It was brilliant.
  20. The colours on the Beach Wedding....
  21. Chop him up and gooi him in the compost Then you can get your nutes back by feeding him to the replacement.
  22. You'd need to find out from the batt manufacturer what the specs are on safe discharge limits. 516w÷48v=10.75amps In a perfect world, hypothetically. 200amp/hr÷10.75amps=18.6hr There are losses in these systems so it will not work this perfectly. Resistance and heat loss in the batteries,inverter and cables hence the need for extra capacity. FYI.....With all due respect to ANY diy grower looking at this type of setup/idea.....Please dont mess with DC power unless you know EXACTLY what you are doing. Otherwise get a qualified installer. DC can and will kill you.
  23. Based on a hypothetical grow using 516watts per hour. Battery 100amp/hr available capacity. 516w÷48V = 10.75amps 100amp/hr ÷ 10.75amp= 9.3hr run time If you run the fans during lights off you need to factor that in. On 18/6 schedule you would need minimum 2x batteries and then still it will be touch and go reliability wise. But you need to build surplus into the system otherwise you cant upgrade or add anything to the grow as you'll affect the battery capacity. You'll need 3 or 4 batteries based on this example.
  24. The inverter and panels seem up to the job, but the battery capacity is a bit small. Lithium batteries are usually able to discharge to a lower SOC(state of charge) this is specific to the battery and you'll have to check with manufacturer. That setup can only be run for 2hrs, if you require 18hrs.. you'll need 8x more batteries. Then you'll have to check if your solar panel is able to put back what you take out. Solar panel efficiency is another lot of black magic.... direct sunlight at 90deg angle is most effecient, but the sun moves and panels don't, so not 100% efficient most of the time. Any cloudy or rainy weather and the system won't recharge as fast as needed. If you have no "reserve" built in (extra batteries and panels-above and beyond the 9xbatteries and 2.2kwh panel) on the first cloudy day you will run into problems.
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