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Skybound

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Do I need to trim this bottom stuff out?
And can it be smoked?
That's not necessary, especially now being so close to harvest. I smoke mine so long as no nute water splashes on them. They might be a bit less mature, but still do the trick.
 

Skybound

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I'm interested in making shatter, but am not up to speed on what the latest cheap DIY methods are being used and wanted to ask for some leads to research. AFAIK, BHO is the widely accepted method, and there's plenty of info out there (YouTube etc) on how to do it, but maybe DIY extraction tech has advanced in the last 3 years, so I'm hoping to get some leads.

Edit - I'm looking to extract my trim, and maybe some of my bud too, and am looking for the method that will return the most extract, so I think Rosen pressing would probably not be the best for yields.
 

ZebSoames

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I'm interested in making shatter, but am not up to speed on what the latest cheap DIY methods are being used and wanted to ask for some leads to research. AFAIK, BHO is the widely accepted method, and there's plenty of info out there (YouTube etc) on how to do it, but maybe DIY extraction tech has advanced in the last 3 years, so I'm hoping to get some leads.

Edit - I'm looking to extract my trim, and maybe some of my bud too, and am looking for the method that will return the most extract, so I think Rosen pressing would probably not be the best for yields.
Try the extraction tube method.
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WeedMonkey

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Can anyone advise as to whether or not the removal of chloramine (not the same as chlorine) removed from water with a charcoal filter would improve or at least enhance the efficiency of the nutrient delivery and breakdown process? Off-gassing/boiling will only remove chlorine and not chloramine.
 

dr.h00k

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Jokidd48579

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I have a Full Indica And it is turning yellow from the inside of the plant out like the main cola coming up is yellow and it is turning yellow from the inside of the plant out like the main cola coming up is yellow The leaves are curling up length wise The outside of the whole plant looks fine Green as candy and healthy I have it in the ground outdoors it has been a little bit of a rainy season. I have it in the ground outdoors it has been a little bit of a rainy season but I have the plants on the side of a hill so the rain would not pool around it The only thing I have changed is i’ll put tiger bloom In one of the last waterings I did not even use the full strength it said to use It was like 1/4 I know you really can’t say much with pics but if you have any ideas go ahead and shoot Thanks
 

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WeedMonkey

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I was looking at a variety of cvault mechanisms and similar products. Is there no reason I could by a small net (think “tool bag” in a grow tent) and glue or duct tape the net to the lid allowing boveda pack to hang without touching herbs or am I just better off eating the cost of the (seemingly) overpriced canisters?
 
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Mr Ellis

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HI:
I have attached a pic of my first attempt. I have a harvest question. The plant is a WW auto grown in soil in our outside greenhouse. The pics are of the main cola's which I think indicate they are close. Trichomes under my loupe (10X)
appear cloudy and the pistols on the main cola are almost all brown. However the lower popcorn buds the trichomes are still clear and the Pistols are only half (or so) brown. Where do you take your clue to harvest from.
 

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Skybound

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I was looking at a variety of cvault mechanisms and similar products. Is there no reason I could by a small net (think “tool bag” in a grow tent) and glue or duct tape the net to the lid allowing boveda pack to hang without touching herbs or am I just better off eating the cost of the (seemingly) overpriced canisters?
Mechanically, your idea would work.
 

Skybound

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HI:
I have attached a pic of my first attempt. I have a harvest question. The plant is a WW auto grown in soil in our outside greenhouse. The pics are of the main cola's which I think indicate they are close. Trichomes under my loupe (10X)
appear cloudy and the pistols on the main cola are almost all brown. However the lower popcorn buds the trichomes are still clear and the Pistols are only half (or so) brown. Where do you take your clue to harvest from.
IMO, the pistils turning amber is just a visual queue of nearing the end of bloom, but is not a harvest marker itself. Also, be mindful that various forms of stress (anything that is not completely ideal) can cause fox tails to grow out, so by the time the original bud structure is nearing the end of maturity, the new growth will be just beginning the process and there is just now way to control how far apart those 2 sides of the spectrum are from one another. So, depending on how much foxtailing I see is what determines how much extra grow time I'll allow for.

From what I see in your picture, most of the pistils have ambered and laid down, but there are still a few stragglers that are very green which indicates a minor degree of new growth. You can harvest later to cater to this new growth, but you may end up sacrificing the quality of the older growth, but I would base my timing on the original older growth as there's a lot more of it. Generally speaking, I give an added 2-3 weeks after the lot of pistils have ambered. I also found that if I deduct transition time and flush time, the breeders finish time frames are pretty spot on. So don't count start of 12/12 till you first see pistils/stretching and also don't count a week of flush, the space in between is accurate.

I suggest investing in a stronger loupe, something 50x-60x is great. I find the 60x to be a tad too close, but 40x isn't close enough.
 

Skybound

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I'm looking for some strain experience. I just got a nice order from our pal Herbie and am still stuck on stupid trying to figure out which strain I want to run next as I only have enough space to focus on a single strain for a few months to a year. Right now I'm growing Dinafem OG Kush, and each is vegged for about 8-10 weeks before getting under their own 6 COB fixture, and prior to that 600w HPS. I aim for a pound from each harvest, but sadly the most I got off the OG thus far was 14.5 ounces, so I went on a shopping spree. I also found an alleged very high CBD/low THC strain in seed form, but am going to save those for another time. I also got some nice renowned strains in the freebies. Here's my stock;

Barney's Triple Cheese
Barney's Pineapple Chunk
Barney's Ayahuasca Purple
Dr. Krippling's Incredible Bulk
(CBD) Dinafem DinaMed Plus (20% CBD // 0.5-1.0% THC)

(freebies)
Herbie's Seeds Gorilla Glue
Herbie's Seeds Girl Scout Cookies
Seed Stockers BCN Critical XXL

There's definitely a heavy hitter, big yielder, great taster, highly aromatic strain with nice bag appeal in there, I just need your insight as to which would best serve me in this next round. Obviously I want to save the freebies for rainy days or friends etc, so which of my top 4 would you run next?

TYIA

Any feedback regarding these strains would be most helpful. TYIA
 

WeedMonkey

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If multiple tops are done on a plant couldn’t that in theory suggest that a temporary boost (even by a small amount) of nutrients be beneficial? If it’s growing new tops it seems like it would need an increased need of nutrients because the plant is working harder (a small amount for this scenario might infer even an 1/4 of a teaspoon)
 
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stoneotter

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I so wish my girlfriend would let me use the fridge. I’ve been eyeballing one of those little wine chiller fridges, but alas my budget is long spoken for.
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Hey Doc I see them on Craigs list "free" section sometimes. Depending where you're at I guess.
 
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