420 Magazine Background

AngryBird's Perpetual Organic Garden, T8 Lights, Homemade Food

AngryBird

Member of the Month: Dec 2016
Hi all
I have come to love my new virtual family and thank you all for answering my newbie questions.:thanks:
It is not a secret that I have never grown cannabis before and I only smoked pot 2 times in my life.
When I was growing up, people smoking joints were " drug addicts" and it took me many years to realize HOW WRONG THIS BRAIN WASHING way of thinking is.
Here I am 47 years old and have lost so many people to cancer and most of my life I was avoiding pain killers and other medicines trying to find relief in herbs.

Stupidly enough, I never considered the medical part of cannabis.. I say stupid, because it could have saved my 27 year old cousin that died in leukemia 4 years ago.
That is when I started reading about Rick Simpson's drops and I have been reading ever since.
Banging my head to the wall for being so stuck on old thinking....

Now getting past the ..ooo I am going to grow weed.. criminal- thinking took some time get out of my head..yes, I know how stupid it is.
I have read so many books and the latest, I have in my signature from the BIG man himself.


Now to the growing journal itself.. I am still waiting for seeds to come but I am starting so I don't mess anything up.

Two of the six seeds are autos, both from Sweet Seeds.

- Blow Mind Auto
- Cream Caramel Auto
-Carnival
- Pineapple Chunk
- Deep Cheese (Dinafem)
- Nordle (CBD Crew)



I :love: Sue for making this happen. She offered to send me some seeds to learn since I am worried to kill off seeds and then cry for money spent.
(Double love for Sue because I was expecting some money at the end of last week...which would have been the fund to buy seeds and soil to start..no money came and I was devastated. )

I am still building a tent of cardboard and it will be outside in my back yard ( grown in pots)

No wind or rain will ruin anything it is under cover and walls surrounding.

Lights.. at the moment some cfl 42W and a LED bulb... Figured it will be enough to start until getting some money by the end of the month to fix more lights.

Soil.. at the moment a 6.0-7.5 PH quality soil which I plan to change with Canna terra plus

So the soil PH needs to be:
Soil pH Chart (6.0 - 7.0 pH)
How to test the PH of soil... ( I haven'ttested it yet.. but will do):

soil + baking soda = bubbles soil is acidic
soil+ vinegar = bubble soil is alakine

How to do PH up and PH down:
0 -6.9 from acid to neutral add: lime ( looking for more things)
7 -10 from alkaline to neutral : ground coffee. lemon peels

Humidity 40-80 %
I need to buy a meter

Co2: plants in tent or closed space needs it and they love it so...:
Yeast, sugar and water in a bottle. shake every day and let it stay with the plants...

Nutrients in general:

thinking of bat guano

N (nitrogen)= Coffee Grounds ( dry and then scatter them lightly)
P (phosphorus)= bone meal
K(potassium)= Banana peel


N : Coffee grounds dried up and mixed in to soil before planting or top dress lightly dug in ( watch the roots)
P: is a bit of a problem still
K: Dry the peels, then grind them into a fertilizer or make spray fertilizer that also uses eggshells for a calcium boost and Epsom salt for magnesium.

4 Banana Peels
1 tablespoon Epsom Salt
3 Egg Shells
Empty Spray Bottle
Water
To create the fertilizer spray, you’ll need banana peels, egg shells, Epsom salt, and water.
Dry the banana peels (see tutorial at the end of this article for how) and egg shells, then once they’re dry, grind them together.
Add the peels and shells to a spray bottle, along with the Epsom salt, and fill the sprayer to the top.
Spray on your plants as needed.
Banana peel is good for many things.. big buds and also
a fly trap made from apple cider vinegar and banana peel..excellent..
and for pest control..aphids HATE banana!!!

-Cal Mag too is made as Emily showed in her thread Emmie's DIY CalMagPhos+ From Eggshells

Now to pests:

Aphids: banana peel, Cedar wood, hyssop, peppermint, spearmint, orange
Spider-mites: eucalyptus oil ( I made a lot of it !! Since it helps to send mosquitoes away too) cinnamon or rosemary oil does the trick too.
Items you will need: pure virgin olive oil, ½ cup ground cinnamon, cooking pan and gas stove or similar appliance.

Steps:
1 РHeat enough olive oil in a large saut̩ pan using medium-high heat.
2 – Add cinnamon and stir to mix with the olive oil.
3 – Simmer for about 3 minutes.
4 – Set aside and let it cool.
5 - After the liquid has cooled enough, strain the cinnamon oil using a fine-mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter.
6 – Pour the strained cinnamon oil into a sterilized airtight jar or bottle.
7 – Store the cinnamon oil in a cool, dry and dark place for at least one month.

If you don’t have virgin olive oil, you can substitute safflower oil.

Orange oil is good on many pests :
Orange oil – In a world full of biological pesticides which don’t work very well, orange oil stands out because it wipes out or repels entire colonies, and prevents re-infestations, instead of simply killing insects individually. D-limonene (the main constituent of orange oil) is harmless to humans, but deadly to most insects because it dissolves the waxy coating on the exoskeleton of insects, causing dehydration and asphyxiation. One application of orange oil will destroy a full colony of ants. Then, even more importantly, its powerful scent will eradicate the pheromone trail left behind by the ants. Re-infestation usually happens when “new” ants follow that trail back to the original ant nesting spot. But if they can’t find the pheromone trail, a new colony won’t be setting up shop in your home or business. This oil is so effective at killing bugs, that you should be aware of which bugs you are spraying, as this can also kill beneficial bugs and pollinators.
Orange peels (as many as you have available) with as little of the white pith as possible
Glass jar with a tight fitting lid
Vodka Coffee filter or cheese cloth/muslin
Paper towel or cheese cloth/muslin
How to make orange essential oil
Dry the orange peels on a paper towel somewhere warm and out of direct sunlight until they are hard. This usually takes about two days, depending on the humidity (it’s faster if you tear the orange peels into smaller one-inch pieces.)
the dried orange peels into smaller pieces with a sharp knife. Pop the diced peels into a glass jar. Warm the alcohol, by placing the bottle of vodka into a bowl filled with hot tap water. Pour the vodka into the jar until it covers the orange peel.

Screw on the lid and shake the jar. Shake it vigorously for a couple of minutes. Do this a few times a day for three or more days. The more you shake it and the longer you leave the peels in the vodka, the more oil will be extracted.
Strain the peels into a bowl using a coffee filter or cheese cloth. Squeeze all the liquid into the bowl. Cover the dish with a kitchen paper towel or cheese cloth. Be careful not to let the towel fall into the liquid. Let it sit for a few days and when the alcohol has evaporated, what remains will be orange oil.

Fungus gnats: a slice of potato peel in soil leave it there for a few days (4-5) throw it away and repeat until you can't see any more. also Patchouli, spearmint, orange, citronella, tagetes, cedarwood, peppermint, eucalyptus, rose geranium

and a little glass of white vinegar liquid soap in between plants or beside the stem in a big pot to trap mites.

Poi size.. solo cups and after terp shopping bags for now.

This is so far I have come in my so far virtual garden. Please feel free to chip in.
Just keep in mind...money is low but love will make it grow :love:
 
Last edited:

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
OH I am soooo here! :yahoo: I woke up this morning and the first thing across my mind (after my contented giggle over having tents in there again :4:) was that you needed to start a journal. :slide:

Morning guys,:ciao:

Look at that, three of my favorite members through the door ahead of me. :4: :love:

We called this species "Weed" for many reasons. It requires soil, light, water. The loving shadow of a dedicated cultivator helps to maximize the harvest potential, and I have every confidence we can assist your desire to do just that.
 

AngryBird

Member of the Month: Dec 2016

AngryBird

Member of the Month: Dec 2016
OH I am soooo here! :yahoo: I woke up this morning and the first thing across my mind (after my contented giggle over having tents in there again :4:) was that you needed to start a journal. :slide:

Morning guys,:ciao:

Look at that, three of my favorite members through the door ahead of me. :4: :love:
This would not have been possible without you so the biggest front row pillow is reserved with your name on it:love:
 

Kriaze

Well-Known Member
Loving the sound of that orange oil as we're situated between two massive warring colonies of ants, black on the front, red at the back with our house in the middle, sounds like this could be really useful. Good luck with your grow and I'll sit in if you don't mind :thumb:
 

AngryBird

Member of the Month: Dec 2016
Loving the sound of that orange oil as we're situated between two massive warring colonies of ants, black on the front, red at the back with our house in the middle, sounds like this could be really useful. Good luck with your grow and I'll sit in if you don't mind :thumb:
You are so welcome to join. Also for ants cinnamon is a repellent... Ants: Peppermint, spearmint, garlic, citronella, orange, cedarwood are other choices
 

Kriaze

Well-Known Member
Thanks for the info, all this time I've been using hot water, or building fires over their mounds when it sounds as though I already had everything available to do a proper job. I say 'all the time', I'm not too keen on killing them (they live too lol) but it's causing problems in the house again. I'll give this a try, but that guilty conscience will no doubt kick in and have me out there trying to save them ten minutes after application :19:
 

AngryBird

Member of the Month: Dec 2016
Thanks for the info, all this time I've been using hot water, or building fires over their mounds when it sounds as though I already had everything available to do a proper job. I say 'all the time', I'm not too keen on killing them (they live too lol) but it's causing problems in the house again. I'll give this a try, but that guilty conscience will no doubt kick in and have me out there trying to save them ten minutes after application :19:
I hear you. I have an agreement with mine,, if you invade MY home I do the same :19: So they stay out (read cinnamon sprinkled here and there) and I leave them alone in my back yard.
 

unforgiven

Plant of the Month: April 2016
i'll stand in the back row if'n ya don't mind another set of eyes.
 

AngryBird

Member of the Month: Dec 2016

Mr. Krip

Grow Journalist
420 Staff
Haven't gotten the multi quote figured out yet. But thank you for showing up, grab a BIG pillow relax and make yourself at home! :circle-of-love: feel free to comment on my ideas.
Use the icon to the right of the "Reply with Quote" button :2:
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
Use the icon to the right of the "Reply with Quote" button :2:
You hit that little icon that has the quote symbol in it for each post you want to include. The last one you also hit "Reply with quote" and they all come up. Watch how fast you catch on. It took me months. :laugh2:
 
Top Bottom