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TY Member S A H has offered some packs of Flodica Seeds
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The contest is as follows...
Everyone has their own little tips and tricks for growing plants...which method of growing do you like to use and what is one of your unique tricks to get the best crop?
Contest runs from September 01, 2007 thru October 31, 2007
09-14-2007, 08:11 PM
Hi Im OJ and I have started growing in a ebb an flow set up for the last grow . I usually veg for 30 days then flower till there done . I use regular methods in fert ,dont top,and talk to my garden but none of this is my tip This tip is KEEP Your s--t to yourself -dont tell and dont show off cause it,ll bite ya in the BUTT Safety first YOURS Stay smart oj
Ihave read the rules.
:cool: This method is a keeper for those that grow in soil. It is quite simple really. It will require a little more patience then normal for the veg. stage. 1st. Put plants in a 5 gal. bucket. 2nd. Leave your plants in the veg. stage for 6-8 weeks! 3rd.Sduring the veg. stage about 3 wks. in start "super cropping" the stems down with green elastic string that you get at Home Depot so that all the branches get equal light.You can "super crop only once a week so you give your plant time to recover. (You can super crop1 to 8 times during veg. and up to three weeks into the flowering stage. I also drill holes in the bucket or drill screws in the outside of the bucket to tie down the branches(6-8 holes). 4th.Okay now after 6-8wks in veg. you want to flush the plants with cold water to get the excess nitro out before you put them into the flowering stage. 5th. Tie down once again so the HPS lights hit the tops evenly.Use whatever your favorite nutes are( I prefer AN products), but don,t start to fert. until the third week of flowering. You keep them in the flower room as long as the srain requires and then harvest.Don,t go by what the strain says for havesting time, but go by your eyes. If they look ready, then wait a week for sure and then harvest. It is easy to harvest 7oz. dry when cured.This recipe works well and is easy to follow with great resutls! Happy gardening!
09-19-2007, 07:32 PM
This contest is back up and running folks...get your entries in ... Be Well...and Good Luck Uni ;)
09-19-2007, 07:45 PM
those flodica beans are good ones! they are monsters outside! good luck
09-26-2007, 05:15 PM
I prefer the "Keep it Super Simple" method. You need light, medium, water and air.
Light - Any light with the right spectrum and intensity will do. Preferably 50 watts per square foot or more as a general rule. The better the spectrum and intensity (to a point) the more herb to harvest. 12/12 from the start works just fine. For Larger plants, provide a longer photoperiod until you are ready to flower. Outdoors a southern location with at least 5-6 hours of direct sun is best.
Medium - Although there are as many combinations of growing medium as there are light configurations, I find Plain organic potting soil mixed with enough perlite to ensure adequate drainage works well. K.I.S.S. 20-40 Percent is usually sufficient. I like to use liquid fish emulsion for Vegetative growth and liquid bat guano for blooming. Any foods that are high in nitrogen for Vegetative and high in phosphorus for blooming will work. I like organic as it is harder to burn the plants. The more root space the better.
Water - You can never water too much, only too often. Plants like to be thoroughly saturated, then given a drying period. The finger test rarely lies, if it is wet, don't water. If it is dry 2-3 inches below the surface you probably need to water. Use only non-tap if you can and add any nutrients necessary sparingly.
Air - With the exception of hurricane winds, the more air flow the better. Temperatures between 70-80 are best with too much above or below usually causing slowed growth. relative humidity at 40% is optimum. Too dry and you are prone to spider mites, too humid...bud rot.
Genetics, grow space, environment and security can change the optimum requirements for each plant, but I find the less things that can go wrong, the better. If you can provide all the appropriate elements, Air, water, light and medium, your plants will thrive.
The technique that I find works to increase harvest on ALL plants of all varieties is one of training the apex, of the plant to a 45 or even 90 degree angle. This allows the side shoots to get more light and develop stronger stems, and therefore more bud. This works exceptionally well in scenarios where the light source is fixed (indoors) and needs to be hung as close to the plants as possible. Plants outside tend to get a bit more light penetration and tend to develop inner shoots better.
Thank you for your time.
09-26-2007, 05:16 PM
420 words even. And I have read the rules.
09-28-2007, 11:54 PM
There are countless tips and tricks and they all work for different varities. The only way to tell what works for you is to know your plant. Spend time with it and pay attention to how it reacts to the changes you make.
10-02-2007, 06:10 AM
There are a few good things to think about when growing. Use HID lighting, have proper ventilation, and dont crowed your plants. It isnt a race so take your time(This even means after the chop). Use Very large pots, very airaeted soil, and high quality nutrients. Follow these few rules, and get killer buds everytime!
I have read the rules.
10-09-2007, 12:51 AM
Ive read the rules....
I can honestly say the best tip to give someone for growing is to put ur heart into it... If you really put everything you have into ur girls.. you will never ever be disappointed in the finshed product.... Theres nothing worse then getting the finished product and knowing someone did it half assed.. thats why we grow to start with..
10-09-2007, 03:12 AM
I read the rules a time or two
hydro was my preference. I had a great deal of trouble walking or standing so I needed a system that allowed me to use pumps and hoses to drain off the veg solution and switch to flower after a rinse period. soil was too hard for me to lug out the dirt and bring in fresh each time.
I found that a closet type setup with CFL's of two banks of 4 bulbs each bank and all bulbs were 28w(100w equivalent) so 800w shining down on the veggies. you could boost that with a 400w metal hylide. I ran two 4 inch pc type exhaust fans out the top of the closet.
after the veg period I would switch into the flower room under a 1000w hps with cool flow air exhaust out of the room and fresh air intake. I used a portable can of co2 and gave it a shot into the room for 2 sec once a week. I found advanced nutrients to be excellent and worth the price when the harvest comes in. I ran a small air filter to reduce the odour but didn't bother with charcoal. upon harvest I would lay them out on the two shelves of a miniture greenhouse. then I closed it in and ran a 4 inch fan exhaust while the air was drawn in from the floor at the rear of the greenhouse. this really sped up the initial drying process. then into paper bags for a couple of days and finally into mason jars.
10-09-2007, 11:53 PM
I have read the rules...
My 'trick' is to place a fence (2x4 spacing interlaced fence) over my plants about a week after veg stage. I tie down plant and create a 'terrace' like shelp where I try to keep bud producing nodes even to maximize light exposure. I found that my bud yield seems higher as I am maximizing all/or most of the nodes. This also reduces weight of plant and I theorize allows more energy to go ito bud production rather than plant strength. :D
Also, make sure you flush pots with water 1 week before harvest and to use plain water to remove any fertilizer build-up that might hinder your smoke potential. :)
10-15-2007, 11:42 PM
I have read the rules.
Well, let's see, I have only grown twice, and neither resulted in bud, so here's my tips on how NOT to grow... :D
- Don't put 8 40W CFL's 1/4" away from seedlings, they will hermie.
- Don't let your grow room temp exceed 90 degrees, or they will hermie.
- Don't paper-towel germ your seeds so hot you cook them
- Don't germ your seeds in too firm soil or they'll never pop
- Don't freak out about security and flush your seedlings down the toilet unless you have good reason.
But a real grow tip - read, read, read, and once you think you've figured it out, experiment, and read some more!
Here is my trick for the dreaded slugs in the great outdoors, you take an 8"-10" piece of solid copper wire (not the stranded one) and you wrap it around the base of your plant (in the form of a coil). Don't worry, the coil will open as the stem grows. What this does is when the slug starts to climb and touches the wire there is a quemical reaction produced which makes the slug to retreat (they hate it!). This is a nifty and guaranteed method I have been using for years.
I have read the rules.
I Have Read The Rules!
Well, I have read many, many books on the subject of growing medical grade marijuana and I have tried many, many methods, over the years, to increase the quality and quanity of my medicine.
I have found that it is very difficult to beat growing outside in Pro-Mix if you use a couple of seemingly simple but often missed techniques.
First start with good genetics! Why kill yourself all summer trying to bring in great plants when you started with poor seeds? Makes no sense to me!
If you want large plants make sure you allow for large root balls. I grow in 20 gallon plastic pails (the bright coloured ones they sell in hardware stores with the white plastic rope handles used often for storage). I aways drill 5 or 6 large holes in the bottom to allow for good drainage.
I use DNF two part nutes (Bloom and Grow) and I adjust PH using 85% phosphoric acid.
If the weather gets bad to-wards the end of the grow (frost or snow) I just pick up the potted plants, put them in the back of my 1/2 ton truck and drive them into my garage. When the weather gets better I drive them out again. Using this method I have been able to bring in Sativa's that would normally be too long in bloom to be grown in my geographical area (Zone 4B).
I use rain water, which I catch in a rain barrel, to water the marijuana. Rain water works great and saves you a lot of potential problems!
Here's a tip you might have missed; "don't use water that has gone through a water softener". Think about it, it's full of salt which is not a good thing for your ladies.
I have seen people using water which has gone though a water softener many times! If this mistake is not pointed out to them they often repeat their mistake over and over again.
Well, there you go, nothing fancy but heck I'm not a fancy guy!
I wish you all "Good Growing"!
:D :D :D
10-17-2007, 05:08 PM
The nutes I use are G.H. 3 part nutes and follow the bottle using 3/4 strength. If I go full it is too much in the aeroflo. I add a 1/4 of tsp of epsom salts per gal. I don't use any additives in the nute juice. I have tried and I think it creates more prob.
I have alot of fans in the rm, use cool tubes on the lamps and have a carbon scrubber for smell. I find that ventilation is key as I live in a climate that is almost always hot so even if my rm temps are up my plants do well.
I like the paper towel method. I use a papoer towel that is wet but not dripping, put the beans in and cover with the paer towel. I put it on a germ mat and usually within 2-3 days I get tails be enough to put them in a rockwool cube. (Never had luck with the rapid rooters.) I place it in the cube tail down, place a piece of rockwool to cover the holoe, and place the cube on a plate with saran wrap over it. Usually in 2-3 days @ most they pop out of the cube and go under flo's.
I water daily sometimes twice with d.i. water with some Bcuzz root stim. I just want the cube to be moist, not wet. Once the root comes out of the bottom, I place it in a 3 in net pot. Once the plant is 6 in I place it in the aeroflo, under 1800 watts in a 40 sq ft rm. It is not quite 50 watts per/sq ft, but close. At this time I also crop the tops. When they are 12-14 in I crop again and sex them. If I remember I use power bloom as it makes an increased internodal space and increase bushiness.
Once they are sexed. I add another 1000 watts and switch over to bloom nutes. I usually use the naked eye for ripeness judging by hair color, and buds being hard, but I also do a final check with the microscope to look @ the glands.
10-18-2007, 10:00 AM
I have read the rules.
Hello there !
My tip is: make it simple.
As I am poor and cant afford with sofisticated setups, lights, nuts...
I try to have a nice soil (outdoors), always put some organic material to enrich my soil.
And the big star on the sky... Our old fellow SUN. No paper towel method, nothing.
Let the nature do its part. The rain have its responsability too but sometime I use water, plain water.
My last crop was very good, 3 plants gave me about 800 g. of MMJ.
Hope you all have a nice harvest.
A big hug to my friend S_A_H
10-31-2007, 09:11 PM
Soil is the method I enjoy. There are tons of tips and tricks out there and it is easy to get confused. My tip is to not overanalyze your grow. It takes time to grow plants to full maturity and during that time far too many growers feel the need to do something in the garden every day. In an attempt to stay busy they read all the info they can on growing and start to see problems where they don't exist. The first few grows in soil I recommend people keep it as simple as possible. No need for fancy fertilizers or growth promoters. Just use a decent garden soil mixed 3 to 1 with perlite, water when the soil dries out to a depth of a couple inches. Allow the plants to go through a wet dry cycle, this is natural. Once you have grown a few plants using the simplest methods then you can work on improving your yields. Don't fall into the "have to grow the biggest and best" game, too often people lower their yields by doing this. Learn to grow plants first, and then work on improving things. Happy growing to you.
10-31-2007, 10:31 PM
I have read the rules.
I prefer to grow organically in the dirt under the sunshine. I have also grown indoors organically and am also experimenting with ebb and flow (not organic). Every method has its likes and dislikes but there is nothing like an outdoor monster. Excellent cannabis can only be achieved with the best genetics. Finding a genetic makeup that fits your growing style is important; for example an outdoor grower would not want a late finishing strain which is susceptible to bud mold, or an indoor grower flowering an equatorial variety for 180+ days. Think about your limitations and your goals. Get to know the plant, spend time watching a seed go to flower, see a male plant mature. And lastly use a secret ingredient *cough* molasses *cough* *cough*.:D RollAnother
11-01-2007, 12:25 AM
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